On my new mac book pro 13inch, I decided to install Fedora 12 for my daily use (I like Mac OSX but not for work) and as GNU/Linux consultant I need my dear lovely Linux laptop 🙂
But out of the box 3D support for the video card is not supported nouveau (open source nvidia driver) and the WIFI is also not working.
Using rpmfusion I’ve installed kmod-nvidia and kmod-wl and it works fine. (YOU STILL NEED TO INSTALL THEM, even with the packages bellow, the current packages are : kmod-nvidia-190.42-1.fc12.9.x86_64.rpm and kmod-wl-126.96.36.199.3-3.fc12.11.x86_64.rpm)
But (there is always a but it seems) the nothing comes out of my speakers or headphones… (Whhhyyyyyyy!!!?).
Due to a lack of time and a reasonable level of frustration, I stayed several weeks with my new brand silent laptop.
00:08.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1)
This is the ouput of the sound preferences :
and in alsamixer :
I finally decided to have a deeper look to my problem (frustration level reached the limit 😛 )
I installed the kernel from rawhide (kernel-188.8.131.52-18.fc13.x86_64) but of course no driver for nvidia video card and wifi available for that kernel :’-( (I told you there is always a but)
UPDATE: that kernel is not more available (seems to be updated while writing this post), new packages are now attached at the end of this post for kernel-184.108.40.206-21.fc13.x86_64
So I recreated the rpms to support them.
You just need to install them
and add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/sound :
options snd_hda_intel model=intel-alc889a
Reboot, check sound preferences:
Increase the volume and unmute in alsamixer, save it and enjoy (no more but !) 🙂
For those looking how to turn on the lights of the keyboard, just try this :
echo X > /sys/devices/platform/applesmc.768/leds/smc::kbd_backlight/brightness X is a value from 0 to 255