MacBookPro 3,1 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)



This page aims to describe the steps needed, to fully enable all features of the 3rd Generation MacBookPro (release date: late 2007) Model number: A1229, when using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

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 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

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    Desktop Effects (Compiz)

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    HFS+

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    Keyboard functions (Brightness,volume,...)

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    CD/DVD Writing

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    Bluetooth

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    External Monitor

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    Wireless (AirPort)

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    iSight

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    Touchpad (appletouch)

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    Mic

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    Apple Remote Control

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    Firewire

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IconsPage/ok.png IconsPage/info.png (works, with remarks)
IconsPage/warning.png (needs manual install)
IconsPage/dont.png (won't work)
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Basic Installation Instructions

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

Basically everything installed, and configured automatically.

Function Keys

The function keys require you to hit 'fn + F1' to get the F1 key. If not you will get the brightness decrease.

Suspend

So far, I haven't found a way to suspend using the nouveau driver Sad :( You must open Software & Updates and go to the Additional Drivers tab I use nvidia-331 (version 331.38) which works well for suspend and resume. The left Panel in Unity is garbled upon resume, but is fixed immediately after you open the Dash or use a Launcher. Suspend uses virtually no battery, and wakes up very quickly!

External Monitor

You need either a DVI to VGA adapter, or a monitor that uses DVI.

Microphone

You have to go to the Sound Settings in the Sound Menu and choose Input and select Microphone from the list to turn on the internal Mic. Getting Jack to recognize the Mic port instead of the internal mic doesn't work out of the box. I will post how to do this when I have time to find out Smile :)


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.



MacBookPro3-1/Trusty (last edited 2014-04-18 02:43:02 by israeldahl)