Install report: MacBook

Kieran Hogg kieran.hogg at
Sun Sep 23 11:34:18 BST 2007

On 9/23/07, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto <fabbione at> wrote:
> 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.

I meant more to say "I agree, and the quality is bad for me as well"

> >
> >> - 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.

Am using v2, people are having the same problem  at the end of:

> >
> >> - 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.

Am using v2 as I said above, I am using WEP though, it might not be
too great with WPA?

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

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