Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook Pro 4.1 Don't Have Any Wireless Networks
May 22, 2010
I just installed 10.04 lucid lynx and I don't have any wireless networks.My broadcom card is not being detected.I have tried to go to Administration -> hardware drivers and nothing shows up. It says I have no proprietary drivers.Do I need to connect to the internet before I can download these?It seems circular?Is there a driver that I can download and install the old-fashioned way?I have a macbook pro 4.1, the early 2008 Penryn model.
My wireless was working perfectly until I accidentally let the battery run flat with the machine prevented from hibernating. Upon recovery, there was no wireless available. Checking the Hardware Drivers, I can see the Broadcomm driver as "Activated but not currently in use". Following the copious advice elsewhere I have disabled the driver, rebooted the machine, enabled it again - many times. Still the same message. What is stopping me from activating it? Bit of a noob so........
Basically I'm triple booting Mac SL, Ubuntu 10.10, and Windows 7. Theres reasons for it. So I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 latest release everything works except the Wireless Internet! Wired works. The strange thing is there is a driver for my macbook 13inch 4th gen, but when I try an activate it I get some wired errors I've got a screenshot to make it easier to explain.
Aluminum Unibody macbook, the only aluminum macbook to date. It has a Broadcom chip in it and I installed the STA drivers. The first day it seemed to work fine. Then I noticed pages stopped loading. The max throughput I get is like 30KiB/s once in a while. Sometimes I see consistent speeds of 600B/S...this really sucks. Is there a fix or anything?
I was going to make the switch slowly to 10.10 full-time, but the wireless issue is bothering me. The keyboard brightness keys don't work natively, but there's a fix I saw but didn't have time to implement earlier. I like ubuntu but I don't like my wireless not working!
I recently used BootCamp on my MacBook (2.1) to partition my hdd and install Ubuntu (karmic), and I am having trouble with the wireless connection. On the mac partition it works fine, but on Ubuntu there are no wireless networks shown in the network-dialog. Previously I had only a Linux-partition on the same machine, and this was not a problem. Also the trackpad does not work at all. Does anyone know what to do about the network connection? Also I should mention that I first installed the AMD64-version of Ubuntu, which worked fine even though my macbook uses intel. Im tempted to just go back to the amd-version, any views on that?
I've got a Macbook Air and a verified 9.10 liveCD in the external superdrive. I can successfully boot to the CD, but when I choose "try ubuntu without installing", all I get is a blinking cursor in the upper-left of the screen forever. Any idea why it won't start? CD works fine on my Dell, that's why I say it's verified.
Today i went ahead and installed ubuntu on my windows desktop pc. I tryed the live cd and tested it out and everything was fine i then installed it using wubi. I then wanted to install it to my macbook ( bought in june 2009 ) and i booted the live cd and chose try ubuntu without any change to your computer. It booted a black screen with a white _ at the top then the screen went white and did nothing. I tryed it several times and nothing happend. I then said ok il maybe just try install it through wubi on my bootcamp partition and it all went fine until i got to the windows bootloader and chose ubuntu, it camp up finishing linux installation and where its meant to change and show the ubuntu symbol after ( i know because i've installed ubuntu on the pc) the screen went white. Nothing.
I have a first generation Macbook that shipped with Tiger. I don't often use the os x partition anymore, as I installed Windows XP on a 15 gig partition back when bootcamp was still in beta and I normally use that when I'm on my laptop. Since Tiger is rather old and the only reason I would want to upgrade to leopard is to have access to bootcamp again (they disabled access to the bootcamp application in os x, but I can still boot into windows), I have been thinking about wiping out my os x installation and using ubuntu instead. Does anyone have any thoughts on the pros and cons of totally removing os x?
The main reason I hesitate to just jump in and do it is because if I decide to install os x again I won't be able to install bootcamp again, unless I buy leopard. If I wipe out os x and install ubuntu, will I still be able to access windows in the same way? Windows uses bootcamp drivers to run properly, so I have never quite been sure if it is pulling something off of the os x partition or if it is totally standalone.
I have just installed the latest Ubuntu 10.4 LTS on my Macbook Pro and the one thing I cannot get to work no matter how much i try the fixes and suggestions they do not work. I have the volume controls, even the ones on the keyboard work but there is just no audio what so ever.
I get through the install just fine till the end Iv tryed twice. When i get to the "Who Am I" screen i fill out all the info the "Forward" Button doesn't light up, it keeps on installing till "Ready when you are" and then i'm kinda stuck.. I can go back to past screens and edit the info and stuff but thats it can't move on.
When I installed I noticed no sound was emanating from my computer and a red light coming out the headphone jack. s there any reason why there wouldn't be any working sound? Everything else seems to be working fine. I installed the additional drivers but the only ones listed were graphics and wireless.
Introduction: I wrote a very extensive and quantified tutorial and informational guide aiming to upgrade the latent information from the wiki's on MacBook Pro 5,2. An accidental toe tap ended with me bumping my head and pressing the X button on firefox. What happen had to be 1 out of a billionth of a chance. So this version will be simple and to the point, until I can muster enough patience to detail it all out again. Please correct any errors.
sudo apt-get install pommed - To get backlight keyboard working. sudo apt-get install cheese - To get iSight working. sudo apt-get install lirc - to get remote working (tested in XBMC) sudo apt-get install bluemon - Pairs Mighty Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (optional)
I have installed it on my Macbook Pro 5.5 via rEFIt+ and the install works well except for the lack of sound. I've seen this issue posted about on the forums and I've followed the advice posted here as best I can with my limited knowledge. Terminal didn't recognise the aptitude (command not found). I guess that may be due to an older build of Ubuntu being used in the example?
I have downloaded the 64 bit iso and burned the CD-ROM per the instructions. The CD is verified. When I boot the mac, holding down the C key, I get a menu of options relating to Ubuntu. If I choose the trial run from CD then the CD drive starts up but the screen goes blank and I end up with just a blinking underline cursor in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Does anyone known if one can, and if so how, to boot the live CD on a Macbook Pro 5,2?
The wiki says there is a way to install from usb but I can't get it to work on my Macbook Air 3,2 (the Nov 2010 revision, not the one from last week).
My goal is to dual-boot OS X and Ubuntu, but I can't get the Ubuntu installer to boot. I've tried a lot of variations on the instructions I've found, so I get the feeling I'm probably missing something fundamental.
I installed refit and used BootCamp to partition the drive. I downloaded desktop/alternate and i386/amd64 isos. I tried to follow the instructions to use unetbootin on OS X to install the ISOs to my USB drive, but neither drive that I connect appears in the "Drive:" selector when on OS X. I used usb-creator-gtk and unetbootin on an Unbuntu machine to try each of the four ISOs.
When I try to boot the Air from the USB drive, I got a few different types of failure:
gpt, single fat partition, unetbootin -> alternate amd64 result: "Non-system disk" "Press any key to reboot" mbr, single fat, unetbootin -> alternate amd64 result: black screen, fan runs at 100% after a minute or two
I tried dd'ing a disk image to my new partition as described here and here with the desktop amd64 and i386 images, got a few different errors - once syslinux complaining "Error: No configuration file found" when the drive I dd'd from wasn't properly unmounted before bringing it to the Air, once I chose the drive in refit, refit displayed the single logo, and it never booted, and once I got an error I didn't copy down about needing a boot floppy.
Has anyone successfully booted Ubuntu from USB key on the Air? Exactly how did you prepare which image?
I've been trying to install 11.04 on my MacBook Pro for the past couple weeks, and I'm getting pretty frustrated with it. When I try to boot from a DVD, I either get a blank screen with just a flashing cursor, or it will ask me if I want to try, install, or verify the disc, after which I will get a bunch of different-colored blocks all around the screen.
I have installed past versions of Ubuntu on this computer with no problems, so I'm pretty stumped now on why I'm having this problem. Also, I've tried the Ubuntu Wiki and sticky thread on this forum, but nothing in either seems to help. Additionally, I have installed Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. I don't think it'd effect anything, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
I recently bought a macbook pro 5,5 (unibody) and I'm running both OSX and Ubuntu 9.10. I love the laptop, but I've been having some issues with the touchpad in karmic.
In OSX, I can keep my thumb on the bottom of the touchpad as if it were a button and operate the rest of the touchpad as normal. With my thumb on the bottom of the pad, I can still click and drag and use two finger scrolling.
In ubuntu, I've used the instructions from[url]
If I have a thumb on the touchpad, it always assumes I'm two-finger scrolling. I've tried synclient BottomEdge=600, but it doesn't make any difference.
I have a Macbook Pro with a b0rked DVD drive, and want to install Ubuntu on it.
I have followed the instructions here: [URL]
But when rebooting and holding ALT, I don't get the option of booting from USB.
Possibly related, when I view the USB drive in Disk Utility it's marked as "Bootable: no" :
I've tried this with two different USB sticks.
I've also burned a Ubuntu install disk from the original ISO, loaded it into another mac and started that mac in Target Disk Mode. Then I connected them with Firewire, rebooted the mac *without* the disc drive, held ALT and chose the shared disc as the boot device. Though weirdly it was named "Windows". Sadly, I then got a message on a black background saying it was not a bootable device.
As described here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir2-1/Karmic) I've got Ubuntu 9.10 running on my Macbook Air 2,1 but the only things that don't work are the speaker and the built-in microphone. I can get sound using the line out though. I am mainly looking for a way to get my microphone working (I can live with sound only via line-out).
I have created a partition through Boot Camp, downloaded the 64 bit Intel installer for PC and Mac, verified the checksum, burned a CD from its image (on the second try), but when I try to boot up from that CD, rEFIt refuses because of a "legacy" problem. I assumed it would be a live CD, from which I could do the installation; am I wrong, is there another way to install from it? My MacBook Pro 5,3 is the one exception to having its own installation page.
First macbook. I've managed to get everything I really need running except sound. I'm 5-year ubuntu user so if anyone asks for any system info I'll probably be able to manage it. This is the only sound-related entry I could find in lspci. 01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
I downloaded and burned the 32-bit desktop edition of Lucid Lynx (ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso) but can't boot it on my MacBook model 5,2. I've installed rEFIt. When I boot from the CD holding down the C key on hearing the boot chime, Ubuntu doesn't boot. A purple background with a keyboard and the accessibility icon shows up, then the screen goes black with a blinking underscore at the top left corner. After a little while, the marker disappears and the screen goes black. After that, nothing happens. I left my MacBook that way for a couple of minutes, but still nothing happened. Any clues about what the problem may be? Should I wait longer at the black screen? I burned the CD at low speed (16x) and verified the disc after burning.
I've recently wiped by hard drive of mac osx and installed ubuntu. My problem is that i have no proprietary drivers and i cant get internet (wired and wireless) to work. I was wondering if this problem could be due to the fact that i dont have drivers for my ethernet.
I also had a slight problem when installed ubuntu. The install itself when through fine, but after completion, i received a prompt saying that I needed to restart. after clicking ok to restart, i received a string of error, and my cd ejected. when i retstarted after that, ubuntu loaded fine, but no wired or wireless internet for me.
I've reinstalled a few times and i have the same problem. Everyone i talk to says its strange that ethernet doesnt work.
I have installed 10.04 on my macbook air. As I can't physically connect a macbook air to the internet there is no way to download the necessary drivers and the 'hardware packages' doesn't have the nvidea or broadcom packages which were present when I booted off the livecd. I presume therefore that, like gparted, these are only present on the livecd & aren't installed by default. When I installed karmic I downloaded the drivers from my mac partition then transferred them over. I've tried doing the same with the lucid equivalents,[URL].. but when I try to unpack them (32-bit versions as is the version of Lucid I have) in the correct order each returns an error saying the drivers are either damaged or I don't have permission. I definately have the necessary read/write permissions so assume they must be damaged somehow.
If I can't connect to the internet Ubuntu is useless. Has anyone got any idea as to how I can enable wifi please?