Install report: MacBook

Kieran Hogg kieran.hogg at
Sun Sep 23 10:11:22 BST 2007

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.

> - 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.

> - 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.

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