This page is about macbook core 2 duo and ubuntu


install refit, then launch ubuntu live cd at boot: F6 then lpj=7330000 (avoid kernel panic) (for 6.10, not for next version)


choose a standard fr keymap, then:

sudo sed -i~ '/xkb_symbols "ralt_switch" {/a\  include "level3(rwin_switch)"' /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/level3

to get the left apple key mapped to altgr

then switch fn keys, to work without pressing fn when you press the key it send f1 and fn + the key send reduce backlight

echo 2 > /sys/module/hid/parameters/pb_fnmode
Keyboard 2

gnome kbd:

  • alt/win key behavior: Let alt is swapped with left win-key
  • third level choosers: pres rght win-key to choose 3rd level

invert fn and function key (f1, f2, etc..) cat /etc/init.d/ [07-10-05

echo 2 >/sys/module/hid/parameters/pb_fnmode 
TouchPad macbook 2,1 ubuntu 9.10

install gpointing-device-settings.

Fan Speed
sudo modprobe applesmc
echo applesmc | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

in /etc/init.d/acpid at the end:

echo 3000 > /sys/devices/platform/applesmc.768/fan1_min

Mac OS X


software to make you mac os x, more geek friendly:

  1. pathfinder : a real file browser
  2. fink : apt-get like
  3. zooom/mondomouse/windowdragon/geekbind : move window with alt+mouse
  4. adium : im
  5. fugu : sftp/scp gui client
  6. textmate : a real text editor

Keyboard Shortcut


  1. shift+opt+l = |
  2. shift+opt+( = [
  3. opt+( = {
  4. opt+n then space = ~
  5. Cmd-Period[.] = Stop process
  6. Cmd-Option-Escape = Open Force Quit
  7. Power Key = Turn off
  8. Cmd-Option-Shift-Power Key = Force shut down
  9. Cmd-Control-Power Key = Force restart

at startup

  1. cmd+S : single mode
macbook.txt · Last modified: 2009/11/07 21:13 by ctaf
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