Ubuntu on Mac Laptops
Scott J. Henson
scotth at csee.wvu.edu
Wed Jan 4 23:23:20 UTC 2006
Al Gordon wrote:
>>>I'm considering buying a Mac laptop, either an iBook or a PowerBook
>>>(depending on how much money I think I can afford to part with). I
>>>plan on dual-booting it with OS X and Ubuntu Breezy.
>>Thats a nice thing but remember that intel based apple laptops will
>>be out soon. You should consider waiting.
>>>1. Video: Is the video hardware in Apple's new *Book line fully
>>>supported, with hardware acceleration, etc.?
>>Only if it's ATI based (= >12") and even then sometimes not fully
>>(I'm not sure since I own an nvidia based powerbook. Thats *very*
>That's good to know. That's the model I was considering. Hrm...
I have an iBook and its ATI Radeon is fully supported as its a radeon
9200. This is the last chip supported by the open source drivers. You
get decent hardware acceleration(its as good as it can currently be
afaict). You also get full sleep support.
The problem with Nvidia based apple notebooks is that they don't support
sleep currently(last time I checked), so stay away from them if you want
Also, with current kernels(2.6.15) you can get the airport extreme to
work, but it is kinda hard and not for the faint of heart.
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