Macbook Pro 13.3" (5,5) Fedora 12 notes

Bastien Nocera bnocera at
Thu Apr 8 12:13:03 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-04-07 at 09:12 -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> Folks,
> In case this helps anyone else setting up a Macbook Pro 13.3 model 5,5.
> 2). The new install has no networking because the 432b reversion part is
> unsupported by the b43 Open Source driver (they are working on it).

Look for the n-phy patches at:

I'm hoping for a proper upstream driver as well.

> 3). Sound won't work out of the box, but it will (including the
> headphone detection) if you do the following:
> rpm -e alsa-plugins-pulseaudio

Urgh. Don't do that. Don't ever do that.

> Then alsamixer will show all of the channel options, which you should
> set to 100% volume for now.

alsamixer -c 0
would have done the same thing.

>  The GNOME volume controls will now work. Add
> "alsa-plugins-pulseaudio" to and exclude line /etc/yum.conf to prevent
> it ever getting installed again.

When you could have file a bug instead, against ALSA, so that the unmute
code can be fixed for your sound card.

> 6). The backlit keyboard and controls aren't showing up or working. I
> can live without these until I get chance to figure that out.

Only pommed knows how to handle that right now, and it's not in Fedora
(and shouldn't be). Instead the support for light sensors and keyboard
backlight should be added to upower.

It's on my very long TODO list.

> 7). The webcam isn't working out of the box and nor is bluetooth. There
> are instructions online covering these.

Why isn't bluetooth working out of the box? It certainly works fine on
my Macbook Air (1,1).

File bugs, file bugs, file bugs:


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