MacBook (2008) 5,1

Labby
  8 years ago
  Apple (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What works:

- Fan is working.
- Screen brightness buttons, volume buttons, and playback control buttons all work.
- It has two-finger scrolling and two-finger right click capability.
- Speakers, iSight camera, internal mic, and headphone jack are all up and running.

What doesn't work:

- It doesn't have three-finger and four-finger swipe capabilities like Mac OS X does.

What was done to make it work:

For most of the above to work, I had to follow/install some of the packages from the Mactel repository, found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MactelSupportTeam/PPA#Installation


UPDATE - By installing the packages from the link above, the fans will work, although it still tends to run hot. If you want to set the fan speeds manually, follow the instructions here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1754431