MacBook 3,1 and Ubuntu 16.04.1 (Xenial)



This page aims to describe the steps taken to fully enable all features of the 3rd Generation MacBook (release date: late 2007) when using Ubuntu 16.04.1, Xenial Xerus.

IconsPage/terminal.png You can find out which 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 not mentioned here probably already works out of the box. If not, please refer to the Ubuntu Apple Users forum.

  • Feature

    Support status

    Sound

    IconsPage/ok.png (works out-of-the-box)

    Suspend & Hibernate

    IconsPage/ok.png (works out-of-the-box)

    Desktop Effects (Compiz)

    IconsPage/ok.png (works out-of-the-box)

    HFS+

    IconsPage/ok.png (works out-of-the-box)

    Keyboard functions (Brightness,volume,...)

    IconsPage/ok.png (works out-of-the-box)

    CD/DVD Writing

    IconsPage/question.png (not yet documented)

    Bluetooth

    IconsPage/question.png (not yet documented)

    External Monitor

    IconsPage/question.png (not yet documented)

    Wireless (AirPort)

    IconsPage/warning.png (needs manual install)

    iSight

    IconsPage/question.png (not yet documented)

    Touchpad (appletouch)

    IconsPage/ok.png (works out-of-the-box)

    Mic

    IconsPage/question.png (not yet documented)

    Firewire

    IconsPage/question.png (not yet documented)

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

  1. - Resize OS X partition with Disk Utility

  2. - Boot Ubuntu Trusty installation media from USB flash drive

  3. - Run the installer and select to "install alongside OS X"

  4. - Boot into your fresh installation

  5. - Enable the Broadcom wireless drivers (STA) from the "Additional Drivers" dialogue

  6. - Enjoy Ubuntu!

Wireless (AirPort)

IconsPage/restricted.png This required manual installation of the Broadcom STA driver via the Additional Drivers program.

iSight

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CategoryMac




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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.



MacBook3-1/Xenial (last edited 2016-10-30 12:59:02 by dbonham-gmail)