iMac 7,1 and Ubuntu 18.04.1 (Bionic Beaver)



This page aims to describe the steps needed to fully enable all features of the Mid-2007 iMac when using Ubuntu 18.04.1, Bionic Beaver.

IconsPage/terminal.png You can find out what model you have by typing the following command 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

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    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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    Mic

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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)
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

Suspend & Hibernate

Dramatic graphical corruption is exhibited when resuming from a suspend action. Avoid!

HFS+

Mounting the host OS's HFS+ partition (in this case from MacOS 10.11 El Capitan) works out of the box, however in read-only mode. There is experimental support for read/write access, but you are at risk of losing your data and/or breaking your MacOS installation.

Keyboard functions (Brightness,volume,...)

This could not be confirmed with any official Apple peripherals, however the function keys upon a Logitech wireless keyboard worked perfectly out of the box.

Wireless (AirPort)

If the alternative driver is installed from within the Software & Sources application, both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks function correctly.

iSight

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External Monitor

A mini-displayport adapter cable was not in possession in order for this function to be tested.

Microphone


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.



iMac7-1/Bionic (last edited 2018-08-22 17:46:54 by dbonham-gmail)