Monthly Archives: July 2006

Macbook Pro sound hardware

A few weeks ago, I wrote that sound didn’t work on the new Macbook Pro. A helpful reader sent me in the remarkably simple solution: just show and unmute the “surround” channel in gnome-volume-control (and then file a bug). I … Continue reading

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iSight @ Linux #3

As previously stated, I’ve been working on a Linux driver for the iSight built-in in the Macbook Pro. Today, at the DDC in Ottawa (Canada), I got it working in a good enough state to call it useful. I’ll test … Continue reading

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iSight @ Linux #2

(See this blogpost for history.) After some trying out, some hangs (“do not write into NULL pointers in the kernel, Ronald, do not write into NULL pointers in the kernel *argh* too late“), some fixing and some more stuff, I … Continue reading

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Macbook Pro Built-in iSight

Previously, I write about my Macbook Pro and Linux installation. Most of this works fine now, so time to get the hardware working. I decided to start with the iSight. Apparently, this is a USB device which shows up in … Continue reading

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A Mac

Recently, I decided to buy a new laptop. After some thinking, I figured: why not a Mac? Makes the OS (commonly referred to as MS tax) that they shove in your ass with new laptops actually useful. And still allows … Continue reading

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