MacBook Pro 7.1

mactuxman
  9 years ago
  Apple (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

The installation runs perfectly and goes easy.
I prepared the HD with an own partition for Linux under Mac OS X and use rEFit as a boot-manager.

Sound was there from beginning, which was not under Ubuntu.

What doesn't work:

The broadcom wifi driver must be loaded over the wired device first. This is amazing, because under Ubuntu the wifi driver was found and installed, after that it was announced that the proprietaire driver should be downloaded.

Sound and display illumination are lower than with MacOS, I had to turn it very high so I could see well and hear good sound.

What was done to make it work:

With Maya it works fine after the driver is downloaded and installed. But it means without wired connection you are off.

Additional notes:

Lisa had the "Ubuntu-11 problem" of using more energy than before, also the booting time is longer than with say Ubuntu 10.10 which is a pity, but acceptable.
I am about checking whether the problem remains with Maya. I use the Cinnamon-Edition.