I have a Macbook Pro 9,1 (non-Retina but identical hardware to Retina; I got it because it is the last MacBook Pro that can can be upgraded, but that's another story!).
I've tried for a while to install the nvidia drivers; but without success, If I search on these forums for 'retina nvidia' or 'macbookpro nvidia' 'macbook pro nvidia' i find my
last two threads where I tried to get Mint to boot on the macbook (and fixed that) and where I tried to recover from a ruined xorg install (am an expert in this area now and
can do it with a few commands, and without trashing my install). The first 'hit' on the forum index for my searches is viewtopic.php?f=42&t=121225&p=666445&hilit=macbook+nvidia#p666445 ... and this thread states that they got Mint running but trying to install the nvidia drivers messed it up.
Has anyone got a working install?
So far I have tried.... Standard 3.5 kernel with all available options - drivers install, kernel module builds, and I get a system with some nvidia software but
running an unknown driver (probably nouveau) and no 3D acceleration.
The 3.7.1 final kernel from Ubuntu - kernels installs fine but the nvidia drivers fail due to the kernel module failing to build.
My install method was via a standard Linux Mint DVD booted via the 'refind / refit' bootloader, if that makes any difference.
If anyone can help I would be very grateful. I am not a great fan of Mac OS X and have shrunk the partition to 100MB, with 650MB for Linux Mint. It is annoying to
have a system with 2D acceleration only when I prefer to develop on Mint and move to Mac OS X only when I need to use XCode for various things. I could set up a
Hackintosh on my old laptop (5 years old and only slightly slower than this MacBook with the faster CPU available and only 3 weeks old...) but want to use a genuine
Mac for software developent!!!!!
Thanks for your help; will go back to googling but have done so far days!