[ubuntu-us-mo] Anyone alive out there.

Matthew Copple mcopple at kcopensource.org
Tue Mar 18 03:18:03 GMT 2008

I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend, then. :)

We'll see how badly I can screw up a good Mac.

I love the hardware -- just like my first Macbook (G3 Macbook in 2001,  
running the first version of Mac OS X), it is rock solid, fast, and  
runs cool. I ended up ditching OSX entirely on that little guy and  
running YDL on it. But I am still having trouble getting used to  
Darwin (the Unix under the hood) and after using the Dock and such for  
several weeks, I think I like Gnome better, believe it or not, and  
Evolution beats Apple Mail hands down, IMNSHO.

I know, I'm a contrarian, and any true Mac user who sees the heresy I  
type will probably report me to the Mac Inquisition. :)

Matt Copple
mcopple at kcopensource.org

On Mar 17, 2008, at 10:02 PM, Erich Jansen wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 21:29 -0500, Matthew Copple wrote:
>> I've been itching to dual-boot Hardy with my shiny new Macbook.
>> Unfortunately, it appears that networking requires ndiswrapper, from
>> the blog posts I've seen.
>> Matt
> My macbook has a broadcom 4318 in it. I use the restricted drivers
> because ndis uses extra processing power when running. I don't mind
> being limited to 24Mbits for my connection. That being said,
> installation of the firmware is slightly broken under Hardy.
> B43-fwcutter is the new utility for extracting the FW for that card,
> bcm43xx-fwcutter has been deprecated but is still available if your  
> card
> is a legacy card. Yours isn't, because broadcom cards in mac's all
> support WPA-PSK/AES/TKS etc etc. The problem most people are having is
> that unlike in previous versions of ubuntu, the wireless module  
> doesn't
> seem to poll the firmware directory on a set schedule. So even after  
> you
> install the firmware it can take an hour before your card activates.
> Most of the time 'sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart' is all you need
> to get your card up and running.
> I usually keep the deb for fwcutter and the firmware stored on my  
> ipod,
> just in case I have to do a reinstall I don't have to drag an ethernet
> cable over to my laptop.
> -- 
> Erich Jansen <erich at stoptouchingmethere.com>
> http://stoptouchingmethere.com/
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