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This article is to provide information on how to get components of Apple's MacBook5,1 also know as the MacBook Aluminum, or the unibody Macbook, working in Arch.
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[[Category:Apple]]
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This article is to provide information on how to get components of Apple's MacBook5,1 and 5,2 also know as the MacBook Aluminum, or the unibody Macbook, working in Arch. Please first visit the [[MacBook]] page that should work for these models and provide more detailed information.
  
Discussion of this in in this thread http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=444664
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Discussion of this in in this thread https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=444664
  
=Installation=
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==Installation==
 
To install, follow the instruction on the [[MacBook]] page.
 
To install, follow the instruction on the [[MacBook]] page.
  
=Multi-Touch Trackpad=
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==Multi-Touch Trackpad==
 
Works partially with kernel 2.6.30. (follow [[MacBook]] instructions)
 
Works partially with kernel 2.6.30. (follow [[MacBook]] instructions)
  
=Sound=
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==Sound==
 
The Alsa section on Arch wiki covers the sound setup mostly. However to get speaker output working,  
 
The Alsa section on Arch wiki covers the sound setup mostly. However to get speaker output working,  
 
edit the following file:
 
edit the following file:
  
  /etc/modprobe.d/options
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  /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf
 
And put the following in:
 
And put the following in:
 
  options snd_hda_intel model=mbp3
 
  options snd_hda_intel model=mbp3
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or
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options snd_hda_intel model=mb5
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(yes, it is mb5, not mbp5).
  
 
It appears that alsa fails to correctly detect and setup the soundcard. This is typical behaviour
 
It appears that alsa fails to correctly detect and setup the soundcard. This is typical behaviour
 
on some older models aswell.
 
on some older models aswell.
  
To ensure that the correct modules get loaded by Arch's module autoloading system, "blacklist"
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NOTE: "LINE" is speakers and "PCM" and others control speakers.
the snd_pcspk module:
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MODULES=(everything_else !snd_pcsp)
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=== Gnome Support ===
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The system should automatically switch between headphone and speaker output depending on whether you have plugged anything in the 3.5 mm jack. Sometimes this is not the case, and the system may default to headphone output. I am unsure as to why this is the case.
  
It is necessary to reboot Arch to make these changes useful.
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By default Gnome 3 cannot tell the difference between the headphone and speaker channels. If you are not getting any sound through your speakers, check if the headphone jack is making sound.
  
NOTE: "LINE" is speakers and "PCM" and others control speakers.
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You can change between these channels by installing 'gnome-alsamixer', and adjusting the "Headphon" and "Front Sp" channels.
  
=Video=
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==Video==
Install the 'nvidia' package and run 'nvidia-xconfig' as root.
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Aluminium MacBooks usually have NVIDIA graphics, so you can choose to use the free & open [[Nouveau]] driver or the closed [[NVIDIA]] driver. Each have benefits and drawbacks, however Nouveau is substantially more straightforward to set up.
Be sure to have dbus and hal installed, and enabled in rc.conf (i.e. DAEMONS=(dbus hal other_stuff)).
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=Wireless=
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==Wireless==
 
Follow the instructions in the [[Broadcom_BCM4312]] article and install the broadcom-wl driver.
 
Follow the instructions in the [[Broadcom_BCM4312]] article and install the broadcom-wl driver.
  
=Bluetooth=
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==Suspend/Power Management==
Issue: Either I dont know how to do this or it takes more work...
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=Suspend/power management stuff=
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Suspend works (tested in GNOME)
 
Suspend works (tested in GNOME)
  
=iSight=
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==iSight==
 
Works.
 
Works.
  
 
Issue: When using it in Cheese, logs spill out "uvcvideo: unknown event type 79." (number changes).
 
Issue: When using it in Cheese, logs spill out "uvcvideo: unknown event type 79." (number changes).
  
=Sensors=
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==Sensors, temperature and fan settings==
 
motion sensor: Works out-of-the-box - tested with neverball
 
motion sensor: Works out-of-the-box - tested with neverball
  
 
an ambient light sensor: How do i test?
 
an ambient light sensor: How do i test?
  
fan sensors: How do I test?
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For reading temperature just install and configure lm_sensors. See [[Lm sensors]] page.
  
Temperature sensors: Could only get CPU core temps.... Need more!!!
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Controlling the fan speed could be done by installing the package cmp-daemon in [[AUR]].
  
=Pommed=
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Add cmp-daemon to the DAEMONS array in your /etc/rc.conf.
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For the daemon to work the applesmc (modprobe -v applesmc) module must be loaded.
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Output can be seen in /var/log/daemons.log
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==Pommed==
 
If you have a macbook pro 5,2 you will notice that pommed will give you an error when you run it(something about you are using a MBP 5,2 badboy!). To get this to not be the case you have to edit the pommed.c file and look for MACHINE_MACBOOKPRO (there is many instances) and sooner or later you will see where they have a if statement that says if it is a 5,1 or a 5,5 then run this, so there you should copy and paste 5,5 and replace with yep, you guessed it 5,2. I sent a email to the developers so that they can change that.
 
If you have a macbook pro 5,2 you will notice that pommed will give you an error when you run it(something about you are using a MBP 5,2 badboy!). To get this to not be the case you have to edit the pommed.c file and look for MACHINE_MACBOOKPRO (there is many instances) and sooner or later you will see where they have a if statement that says if it is a 5,1 or a 5,5 then run this, so there you should copy and paste 5,5 and replace with yep, you guessed it 5,2. I sent a email to the developers so that they can change that.
  
=Anything else?=
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A set of scripts which can be used as an alternative to Pommed can be found [http://systemj.net/pub/scripts/linux-macbook-scripts/ here] along with a sample Fluxbox keys configuration to use the scripts.
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==Anything else?==
 
If your box is freezing on reboot "restarting..." then just add "reboot=pci" at the end of your kernel line in menu.lst file.
 
If your box is freezing on reboot "restarting..." then just add "reboot=pci" at the end of your kernel line in menu.lst file.
???
 
  
[[Category:Apple (English)]] [[Category:HOWTOs (English)]]
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The SD card slot works automatically like any other removable device.

Revision as of 16:06, 4 December 2012

This article is to provide information on how to get components of Apple's MacBook5,1 and 5,2 also know as the MacBook Aluminum, or the unibody Macbook, working in Arch. Please first visit the MacBook page that should work for these models and provide more detailed information.

Discussion of this in in this thread https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=444664

Installation

To install, follow the instruction on the MacBook page.

Multi-Touch Trackpad

Works partially with kernel 2.6.30. (follow MacBook instructions)

Sound

The Alsa section on Arch wiki covers the sound setup mostly. However to get speaker output working, edit the following file:

/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf

And put the following in:

options snd_hda_intel model=mbp3

or

options snd_hda_intel model=mb5

(yes, it is mb5, not mbp5).

It appears that alsa fails to correctly detect and setup the soundcard. This is typical behaviour on some older models aswell.

NOTE: "LINE" is speakers and "PCM" and others control speakers.

Gnome Support

The system should automatically switch between headphone and speaker output depending on whether you have plugged anything in the 3.5 mm jack. Sometimes this is not the case, and the system may default to headphone output. I am unsure as to why this is the case.

By default Gnome 3 cannot tell the difference between the headphone and speaker channels. If you are not getting any sound through your speakers, check if the headphone jack is making sound.

You can change between these channels by installing 'gnome-alsamixer', and adjusting the "Headphon" and "Front Sp" channels.

Video

Aluminium MacBooks usually have NVIDIA graphics, so you can choose to use the free & open Nouveau driver or the closed NVIDIA driver. Each have benefits and drawbacks, however Nouveau is substantially more straightforward to set up.

Wireless

Follow the instructions in the Broadcom_BCM4312 article and install the broadcom-wl driver.

Suspend/Power Management

Suspend works (tested in GNOME)

iSight

Works.

Issue: When using it in Cheese, logs spill out "uvcvideo: unknown event type 79." (number changes).

Sensors, temperature and fan settings

motion sensor: Works out-of-the-box - tested with neverball

an ambient light sensor: How do i test?

For reading temperature just install and configure lm_sensors. See Lm sensors page.

Controlling the fan speed could be done by installing the package cmp-daemon in AUR.

Add cmp-daemon to the DAEMONS array in your /etc/rc.conf.

For the daemon to work the applesmc (modprobe -v applesmc) module must be loaded.

Output can be seen in /var/log/daemons.log

Pommed

If you have a macbook pro 5,2 you will notice that pommed will give you an error when you run it(something about you are using a MBP 5,2 badboy!). To get this to not be the case you have to edit the pommed.c file and look for MACHINE_MACBOOKPRO (there is many instances) and sooner or later you will see where they have a if statement that says if it is a 5,1 or a 5,5 then run this, so there you should copy and paste 5,5 and replace with yep, you guessed it 5,2. I sent a email to the developers so that they can change that.

A set of scripts which can be used as an alternative to Pommed can be found here along with a sample Fluxbox keys configuration to use the scripts.

Anything else?

If your box is freezing on reboot "restarting..." then just add "reboot=pci" at the end of your kernel line in menu.lst file.

The SD card slot works automatically like any other removable device.