Linux on the Apple MacBook Pro 5,5 (Summer 2009)

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    Yes that little thingy but that page is old (2006) and the download link is dead. I think that it may refer to a deprecated module.

    It should simply work with lirc (according to debian wiki and my experience on ubuntu) but it crashes on debian. I guess I'll just wait, it will eventually work, and it's not so useful (well that's cool to be able to change your music and volume with it, but no more).

    By the way, if you update your guide, you can say that it worked using nvidia-bl-dkms_0.16.9~lucid_all.deb and nvidia NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-195.36.15-pkg2.run
     
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    Yeah I can't see it in the kernel config, so it's gotta be pretty obsolete. the Ubuntu wiki has a report I guess you've seen, there is a thread here on ubuntuforums, but there is some n00bish stuff going on there, like blacklisting applesmc, a bit silly. From there there's a ubuntu bug report that then links to a fedora kernel patch that was updated for at least 2.6.34. There's another patch linked from the debian wiki that's only a few lines, so it could be easily applied manually.

    Hopefully one of those roads brings you to the right place.

    Thanks for confirming the versions that work.
     
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    Yes I have seen those, and I was in this thread, you can see how hard to make it work on ubuntu (and lirc worked, here it doesn't). Blacklisting applesmc and usbhid was meant to prevent them to load before other modules I think, strange but it worked.

    I may try the patch later.
     
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    lulz, my bad. If you'd posted what you'd tried I might have realized earlier that I have no ideas for you that you haven't beaten into the ground.. ;) If you find a solid solution with a patch I'd be happy to put it in the guide. Good luck!
     
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    In fact I installed ubuntu first. I prefer debian, but I can't deny that more things would work out of the box with ubuntu, especially on a brand new computer. I did make nearly everything work, and now that this computer begins to be supported (and that ubuntu began to bug) I decided to switch back to Debian.

    I think I did the right choice, except the remote, everything work (I supposed it would not have been as easy in last september), and I got rid of all those things that I hate in ubuntu (frozen packages (I was stuck with the sound problem of kernel 2.6.31 for 8 months), sudo (if you remove the sudo, you never know if you need to type the root or user pass, that's really annoying), useless help everywhere...). Well but let's not start an ubuntu vs debian thread.

    If I manage to make it work I'll post the method here.
     
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    I updated the guide with the newer versions of the nvidia driver, nvidia-bl-dkms, 2.6.31.13 and a dump of system information. This will be my last update to the guide, unless someone contributes some new info. I don't own the machine anymore so I am doubtful about my ability to maintain it and not have it turn into an unusable mess of confusion for new users.
     
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