[Tested with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS]

MacBookAir 1,1 and Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

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.


How to install Ubuntu on MacBook Air using live CD

Wireless (AirPort)


To enable wireless you need to install the restricted Broadcom STA driver. If you don't have wired internet access, download these packages using another computer:

  1. http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/patch

  2. http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/dkms

  3. http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/bcmwl-kernel-source

Install them in this order (by double clicking them). Then restart the computer.

Apple Keys

Display brightness and keyboard backlight work (incl. auto-adjust), but requires you to add the Mactel PPA and install pommed and additional packages from there. Reboot after installation/upgrade


Add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/options:

options snd_hda_intel model=mbp3


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

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.

MacBookAir1-1/Lucid (last edited 2013-12-14 10:07:27 by knome)