Ubuntu

Christopher Berner

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I did a fresh install of 16.04 on my Macbook Pro (rMBP). It seems quite stable so far, and brings a number of improvements over 14.04. Improved from 14.04 No more special ISO (works with the default amd64 image) EFI is setup by default now Nvidia driver is automatically configured Now for the directions! 1. Resize Partitions This step is pretty straight-forward. Just open Disk Utility in OSX, and resize your existing OSX partition, so that there’s some free space for Ubuntu.

Christopher Berner

3 minute read

I did an upgrade install of 13.10, so I skipped writing a blog post about it. However, I did a fresh install of 14.04 on my macbook pro (rMBP). It seems quite stable so far, and is mostly the same as 13.10 and 13.04. Improved from 13.04 Better nvidia support (no more need to set kernel options) Now for the directions! 1. Preparation Just follow steps 1 through 3 in my first guide, to get rEFIt installed and prepare to install Ubuntu.

Christopher Berner

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I’ve been using 13.04 (raring ringtail) daily build on my macbook pro (rMBP) for a couple days now, and things have been working great so far. Definitely a major improvement over 12.10, and for a daily build it’s been pretty stable too. Improved from 12.10 Better modesetting support in the kernel (no more need for nomodeset option) Proprietary Nvidia drivers finally work right New wifi drivers, that actually work!

Christopher Berner

3 minute read

I’ve been working on an autonomous hexacopter, which has a Pandaboard ES running Ubuntu on it, and I wanted it to setup its own wifi network in the field for easy ssh access. Turns out this is pretty simple to do, but you need to configure several different daemons to get it working right. 1. Check your wifi card You’ll need a wifi card that supports master mode, if you’re going to create an access point with it.

Christopher Berner

3 minute read

Well, 12.10 (quantal quetzal) is out and runs a lot better on a Macbook Pro retina (rMBP) than 12.04. Just installed it on my retina and I think I can finally use it as my day to day laptop! Improved from 12.04 Better APIC support in the kernel (previous you had to boot with noapic) Special keys on keyboard work (volume control…etc) Better touchpad support (two-finger scrolling works!) Got full resolution and external monitor (edit: ran into some issues after trying to boot between OSX and Ubuntu, that I haven’t figured out yet) working!