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

drago01 drago01 at
Thu Apr 8 17:44:30 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Jon Masters <jonathan at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-04-08 at 13:13 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
>> 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.
>> <snip>
>> > 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.
> I will take a look, thanks for 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.
> It would? Doesn't the ALSA plugin always end up hiding things PA doesn't
> think you need? I'm happy if that does work, and will re-install that
> package since PA is otherwise more or less working for me on this box.

No when doing alsamixer -c 0 you get directly to the controls offered by ALSA.

> [...]
> Again, this mail wasn't meant as a criticism. It was intended for Google
> to index so that someone else who is hitting their head against a wall
> trying to get an F12 system that works today on that hardware can do so.
> I'm all about not having hacky kludges in the longer term, but I am
> personally willing to make a hacky kludge if it works today. For
> example, if my mouse doesn't support drag and drop I am inclined to get
> so frustrated with it that I won't run Fedora on the laptop at all - or
> throw the laptop out of the window, which was the other option :)

Well but filling bugs and get the issues fixed will result into people
not having to google for solutions at all ;)

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