Mint on Macbook - Amazing success!

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Mint on Macbook - Amazing success!

Postby glitchathon » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:33 pm

I just joined and wanted to share my immensely positive experience with Linux Mint 10 on a Macbook 4.1 dual boot. I tried Kubuntu first and had a few issues. I am happy to report that everything works out of the box, including:
- sleep/suspend upon closing the macbook.
- wifi works great and reconnects fast after resuming from sleep.
- brightness buttons work
- volume buttons work
- right click using two finger + click works
- right click by holding down primary click and then releasing also works
- runs smoothly (just as good as OSX)
- webcam does NOT work but I do not need it (i hear there is a fix for it)

The standard apps are fantastic, and I just added Chromium and Qbittorrent.

Thanks to the Mint team and this community for a great distribution!

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Re: Mint on Macbook - Amazing success!

Postby tatsujin79 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:44 pm

glitchathon wrote:- webcam does NOT work but I do not need it (i hear there is a fix for it)

In the world of linux there is almost always a fix lol

Welcome to the forums, its great to hear you have had such a positive experience with linux mint. Enjoy your stay here and be sure to follow the rules, stay active, there are alot of great people here that will help you if you ever have an issue.

My Machine:
IBM T41 ~ Pentium M 1.6 Ghz ~ 1 GB Ram ~ 40 GB Hard drive ~ Radeon Mobility 7500 32MB

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Re: Mint on Macbook - Amazing success!

Postby Oscar799 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:29 am

Hello glitchathon,
Welcome to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
We have a Community site
For real-time help and discussion there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
Have fun with Mint

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Re: Mint on Macbook - Amazing success!

Postby anarkii » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:44 am


just started running Mint 10 on an old Macbook as well. Only problems i ran into are:

No sound from headphones
having to login twice sometimes after sceen-lockout

really enjoying it so far!

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