For details about installing go here: MacBookAir2-1/Precise (link to MacBookAir2-1/Karmic is dead)


  • Lucid LiveCD boots fine without any specific boot parameters.
  • Lucid runs much faster out of the box than Karmic
  • Touchpad seems to work better


  • Resolution is incorrect (not 1280x800) with default binary hardware drivers.
  • Download the latest binary driver from the nvidia website and
  • External displays work with Nvidia's 'x server settings' tool (under the system/administration menu).


  • Speaker works with Alsa version 1.0.22 (the version you get when you update Lucid), by adding the following line at the end of /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:
    • options snd-hda-intel model=mb5
  • Speaker works with Alsa version 1.0.23. The instructions to install are found there: Line-out works after adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:

    • options snd-hda-intel model=mba21
  • Be sure to set the volume in the alsamixer
    • Start 'alsamixer' on a commandline and make sure no channel is muted (press 'M') and navigate with the keys. Set the volume with the keys as well.
  • Microphone (still) doesn't work


  • Works without modification

Apple keys

  • Volume works
  • 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.


  • Works (both wifi-G and wifi-N)

MacBookAir2-1/Lucid (last edited 2013-04-10 16:48:07 by localhost)