MacBook 2,1 and Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily)



This page aims to describe the steps needed, to fully enable all features of the 2nd Generation MacBook (release date: late 2006, mid 2007) when using Ubuntu 15.10, Wily Werewolf.

IconsPage/terminal.png You can find out, what model you have by typing at the terminal:

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name


  • If you have a different model, please go here and find the right wiki.

Overview

Anything that worked in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) probably still works in Ubuntu 15.10. For the sake of thoroughness, however, only those features which have been tested in 15.10 will have a checkmark below. Anything not mentioned here probably already works out of the box. If not, please refer to the Ubuntu Apple Users forum.

  • Feature

    Support status

    Sound

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/DocTemplate#Wireless%20(AirPort)

    Suspend & Hibernate

    IconsPage/ok.png IconsPage/info.png

    Desktop Effects (Compiz)

    IconsPage/question.png

    HFS+

    IconsPage/question.png

    Keyboard functions (Brightness,volume,...)

    IconsPage/ok.png

    CD/DVD Writing

    IconsPage/question.png

    Bluetooth

    IconsPage/question.png

    External Monitor

    IconsPage/question.png

    Wireless (AirPort)

    IconsPage/ok.png

    iSight

    IconsPage/ok.png IconsPage/info.png

    Touchpad (appletouch)

    IconsPage/ok.png

    Mic

    IconsPage/ok.png

    Apple USB 56K Modem

    IconsPage/question.png

    Apple Remote Control

    IconsPage/question.png

    Firewire

    IconsPage/question.png

IconsPage/ok.png (works out-of-the-box)
IconsPage/ok.png IconsPage/info.png (works, with remarks)
IconsPage/warning.png (needs manual install)
IconsPage/dont.png (won't work)
IconsPage/question.png (not yet documented)

Basic Installation Instructions

Common things about installing and maintaining Ubuntu on Intel-based Macs: Intel CPU-based Macintosh Generic Installation Instructions

Wireless (AirPort)

IconsPage/restricted.png Works great out of the box. Connects to WPA2/PSK without problems.

Suspend & Hibernate

Works, wireless stopped working after resuming from suspend.

iSight

IconsPage/webcam.png Just extract the proprietary driver using the isight-firmware-tools package. For more detailed instructions, see AppleiSight.

Touchpad (appletouch)

Works great out of the box. Including two-finger scrolling.

External Monitor

Function Keys

Work perfectly. No extra setup required.

Microphone


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Please update this page, if you have figured out anything, that is not mentioned here!



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The MactelSupportTeam is about to restructure and reorganize the documentation for Intel-based Macs. If you are interested in helping, please visit our team page for information. For all Mactel wikis, there is a starting place here. There is also a thread about planning the Mactel docummentation going on.



MacBook2-1/Wily (last edited 2015-11-21 05:50:35 by kasberg-mike)