Install report: MacBook

Fabio Massimo Di Nitto fabbione at
Sun Sep 23 11:20:50 BST 2007

Kieran Hogg wrote:
> Just my two cents:
> On 9/23/07, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto <fabbione at> wrote:
>> - audio: the control of the speakers is strange but i am no alsa expert and
>> would appreciate somebody to help me digging into it to prepare a sensible and
>> useful bug report (basically the master volume seems to control the high tones
>> and the pcm control the low/mid tones of the speakers).
> I agree, the sound quality is nowhere near the same as it is in Mac OS.

The quality of the sound is good. I am talking about the mixer controls. 2
different things.

>> - iSight web cam is now supported by the default gutsy kernel but a firmware is
>> still required to make it work out of the box. AFAIK it is not possible for us
>> to redistribute the firmware so users will have to install it manually (**).
> I can't even get it to work with the firmware, as of the lastest
> Gutsy, quite a few others can't either.

dunno. I have the latest MacBook (v2). I know v1 has been supported for a long
time (even feisty) but i can't verify it.

>> - wireless network: I was not able to get it working with mad wifi (I used a SVN
>> snapshot). The card is recognized, it can associate, but no traffic is going
>> (tho ifconfig counters are updated). The only workaround was to use ndiswrapper
>> (brrrrrrrr).
> madwifi svn has been working a charm for me for a while.

It depends from what version of the MacBook you have. v1 has been working for a
while. v2 seems not.


I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

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