MacBook Pro 8,3 Linux Success… Kinda

By | 23 January 2012

In my previous post about my frustration getting Linux installed on my 8,3 MacBook Pro I mentioned that I could not get an installer to boot. Well, with Open SuSE 12.1 I was able to finally get the installer to load and got Linux installed! Most things are working and the system is usable under most conditions. I have been unable to get the touchpad configured for right clicking and tap clicking although two finger scrolling does work fine. I am also unable to remove an external monitor without locking X. Just about everything else worked out of the box. I have bluetooth, great graphics performance, wired and wireless network, iSight cam, etc. I am thinking of trying a Fedora install as well… I’ll let you know how it goes.

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