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Please correct me if I am wrong.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
-- frigaut, 30 dec 2009 14:50 UTC
--[[User:Frigaut|Frigaut]] 09:54, 30 December 2009 (EST)

Revision as of 14:54, 30 December 2009

Major Edit

Hi all, I'm working on a major edit for this page. It seems to me that a lot of this article can be made a little more clear, so I'm taking a go at it. I have already changed a few sections. It will probably take me a couple days to finish everything, so let me know what you think as time progresses.

--Arcanazar 20:37, 16 July 2009 (EDT)

I'm helping you

After this i test it .....

and fix, add, cancel bugged parts

--nTia89 13:21, 17 July 2009 (EDT)

Partition Section

This section is a mess. I think that we should just find the fastest way to partition the hard drive, with a preference to tools on the Arch Linux install disk (as long as the work). Having multiple ways of creating the partitions seems confusing. I recommend using parted as it is part of Arch and can handle GPT format hard drives. --Arcanazar 13:36, 17 July 2009 (EDT)


yes i think i think also that we can completely delete triple boot section and even the dual boot section redirecting users who wants dual boot to another guide like Ubuntu i think this because Archlinux users are experience users and precisely for this we can write a short partition section

--nTia89 15:00, 17 July 2009 (EDT)

on the dual boot section ew can only write what they must do but NOT how example

  1. install refit
  2. partition disk with .....
  3. install arch | and when you install grub select to install in the /boot NOT in /dev/sda

wiFi section

needs to be reworked

--nTia89 16:49, 17 July 2009 (EDT)

What is wrong with the Wifi section? I have a first-gen MacBook and wireless works out of the box for me. --Arcanazar 16:54, 17 July 2009 (EDT)

nothing is wrong, only needs a reorganization


--nTia89 06:33, 18 July 2009 (EDT)

new macbook note

needs to be putted in begin of the page , first of all

--nTia89 16:49, 17 July 2009 (EDT)

Why don't we move this page to one called "Apple" or something similar. It doesn't matter whether you're installing on a MacBook/Pro, Mac Mini, etc. except for drivers, which are easily listed on one page. At the very least, the new MacBook page should be merged with this one. We shouldn't have to make a new page each time a new model comes out.

--Arcanazar 16:54, 17 July 2009 (EDT)

IMHO we don't need it. first we must do very well, that all works for macbook. For me a Apple page OK but that contain less things

--nTia89 07:00, 26 July 2009 (EDT)

I'd like some new wiki for the 2009 MBP 5.5, but don't know where to start. On these pages? I agree we don't need a new wiki for every model coming out. As far as the "Apple" page, I don't have an opinion.

--Jryarch 19:11, 22 August 2009 (EDT)

Doesn't work !!!

home sharing and sound doesn't works for me !!!

--nTia89 16:48, 17 July 2009 (EDT)

I'll try home sharing later. I know that the old instructions for configuring ALSA worked for me.

--Arcanazar 16:54, 17 July 2009 (EDT)

I just checked the ALSA page, and those were the only instructions that I had to use to set up sound. It worked just fine for me. What generation is your MacBook?

--Arcanazar 17:03, 17 July 2009 (EDT)

i've a 2,1 macbook white

--nTia89 06:34, 18 July 2009 (EDT)

The iSight installation wouldn't work for me. I had to do it manually. It's easy: sudo ift-extract -a /media/MacOSX//System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBVideoSupport.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleUSBVideoSupport

--Apol 20:58, 25 July 2009 (EDT)

thanks Apol then edit it please

--nTia89 07:00, 26 July 2009 (EDT)

control file name in POMMED --nTia89 11:09, 16 September 2009 (EDT)


After (finally) getting my new MacBook Pro (5,3) to dual-boot OSX and Arch, I thought I'd share my findings. I added the reboot quirk and module tweaks to the Installation section, and I moved the note about using rEFIt to fix the partition table up in the article.

My experience with rEFIt was that if I adjusted the table after installing GRUB (i.e. after finishing the Arch install process), the Mac wouldn't correcly recognize the boot partition, and I'd get an "Operating system not found" or similar error. If I reinstalled GRUB on the partition, it would then work. However, when I used rEFIt between partitioning and installing, everything worked on the first go.

As for the modules, I was attempting to use LUKS for disk encryption, but when I got to the password prompt, the computer appeared to freeze. I discovered this was actually just because it wasn't accepting keyboard input, and I narrowed down which modules needed to be present for it to work. Since I rebooted a lot during this process, I found it nice when I could get the reboot command to work properly too.

Note: I don't know if adjusting MODULES is the "right" solution, or if there's a bug with the udev hook that needs to be filed. If someone more acquainted with mkinitcpio lore could fill me in, I'd appreciate it!

--DJPohly 17:01, 8 August 2009 (EDT)

Looks like my intuition about "there must be a better way" was right. Changed the article to use the usbinput hook rather than the extra modules. --DJPohly 18:31, 9 August 2009 (EDT)

hardware table & works table

add a hardware table & works table like in some Acer archwiki page

--nTia89 11:09, 14 September 2009 (EDT)

wireless broadcom

wireless card works out of the box in macbooks which have BROADCOM CARD ???? need answer --nTia89 09:53, 16 September 2009 (EDT)


move refit section on top

Change name?

Why is the article titled "Powebook (English)"?

Should I remove the (English) tag? manolo 16:52, 16 November 2009 (EST)


  • added some notes and comments here and there to clarify or give alternatives
  • added the whole power management section
  • This also works on macbook pros (at least the 5 serie), so I added a note in intro.
  • I had some trouble making lirc work, so I added some instructions. Note that I didn't need "appleir" and I can't find it in the repos, so I got rid of the reference to it.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

--Frigaut 09:54, 30 December 2009 (EST)