MactelSupportTeam

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About Us

The mactel-support team is dedicated to providing the best support possible for running Ubuntu on Intel-based Macintosh Hardware. See MactelSupportTeam/AboutUs.

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If you are a new member of the Mactel Support Team, have a look at the welcome message for team members.

How to find documentation for your Mac

The entry point for running Ubuntu on Intel CPU-based Macintosh Computers is the Mactel Support Team Community Help Page.

If you are looking for support on PowerPC-based Macs, try these pages:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCKnownIssues

How to create a Mactel wiki

Overview Documentation Structure

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Please have a close look at the overview of the Mactel documentation to get an idea where to place new pages!

Overview of the Mactel documentation architecture and related group pages

Documentation Guidelines

Please have a look at our guidelines for writing documentation!

The guidelines contain a lot of DOs and DONTs. See it as recommendations.
All wikis for running Ubuntu on a Mac reside in the user community pages
and everybody is free to contribute to them.

The MactelSupportTeam tries to improve the overall comprehensibility of these documents.

Creating a new page

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Please note: A wiki about a certain Mac hardware belongs into the community help pages (help.ubuntu.com), not into the team wiki pages (wiki.ubuntu.com).
If you like to create such a wiki, do the following steps:

Thank you for using the Mactel documentation template!

Mactel-Support PPA

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MactelSupportTeam/PPA
https://edge.launchpad.net/~mactel-support/+archive

To contribute, checkout the Mactel-Support Team or the Mactel-Support-Community Team in launchpad.
https://launchpad.net/~mactel-support
https://launchpad.net/~mactel-support-community

Forum Support

A generic support forum for both Intel and PowerPc based Macs can be found here:
The Apple Users' Ubuntu Support Forum.

For an archive of the forum from 2008 and before, please go here:
Pre 4/21/2008 Archive of thee Apple User's Support Forum.

Since we don't have a mailing list, we use a dedicated thread, to coordinate our activities:
Mactel Documentation Planning

Todo List Mactel-Support Team

task

status

contributors

Create a list of out-dated links. Try to contact the writer and ask him to bring his pages up-to-date so we can link it, maybe to join us, or if we can delete the old stuff, to avoid confusion.

list created

-

Integrate our pages to the outside world, like asking for links at the Ubuntu start pages

to be started

not assigned

Collect picture material of every hardware to be included in the introduction of each wiki

started

everybody

Rewrite https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MactelSupportTeam/CommunityHelpPages, so it has a nice introduction, that welcomes new Mactel users, links to other introduction pages like https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwitchingToUbuntu/FromMacOSX and explains words like Mactel or PPA

to be started

not assigned

- an abstract of the installation

started

calebio, ...

- common things, things about the OS X side, basic installation instruction and booting

started

beauman, ...

- a table that links all Mactel hw to their corresponding product page

to be started

not assigned

- other stuff like ubuntu on PPC Macs or on virtual machines (VM)

to be started

not assigned

Available hardware in the team so far

MacBook 4,1
MacBook ?   ?
MacBook 2,1
MacBook Pro 3,1
MacBook Pro 4,1
MacBook Pro 5,1
MacBook Pro 5,2
MacBook Pro 5,4
MacBook Pro 6,2
MacBook Air 1,1
iMac 5,1
iMac 6,1

Similar/almost identical hardware

MacBook 1,1 - Mac mini 1,1 - MacBook Pro 1,1 (different Graphics Card: ATI instead of the Intel) [ ]
MacBook 2,1 - Mac mini 2,1 - MacBook Pro 2,1 (different Graphics Card: ATI instead of the Intel) [ ]
MacBook 3,1 - MacBook Pro 3,1 (different Graphics Card: nVidia instead of the Intel) [x]
MacBook 5,1 - MacBook Pro 5,1 (larger nVidia Graphics Card + Firewire, same trackpad) [x]

The MacBook 4,1 and MacBook Pro 4,1 differ substantially, in spite of the similar names. The Graphics Card, Trackpad and Systems Manager Controller (SMC) are completely different. The MacBook Pro 4,1 is more similar to the MacBook Air 1,1 (Trackpad, SMC).

Hardware/Software/Contributors Working Matrix (Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex")

  • Please sign in yourself to the hardware you have access to!

  • Please sign in also the best matching wiki/wikis you found at wiki.ubuntu.com or help.ubuntu.com/community for your hardware.

  • Read it/them.
  • Under Status of the wiki please write down what has do be done, to make it as good, as possible.

  • Communicate your wishes/goals/changes to others in the team and in the revision history of the wiki.
  • Link the wiki to this page, so people can join us and see our guidelines.
  • Then go for the changes!

Hardware/Software/Contributors Working Matrix (Ubuntu 8.04.1 "Hardy Heron")

  • Ubuntu 8.04.1 "Hardy Heron"

    product

    model-id

    release date

    wiki-link

    status of wiki

    contributors

    MacBook

    1,1

    early 2006

    MacBook1-1/Hardy

    2,1

    late 2006, mid 2007

    MacBook2-1/Hardy

    3,1

    late 2007

    4,1

    early 2008

    5,1

    late 2008

    MacBook Pro

    1,1 1,2

    early 2006

    2,1 2,2

    late 2006

    3,1

    mid 2007

    4,1

    early 2008

    5,1

    late 2008

    MacBook Air

    1,1

    early 2008

    MacBookAir1-1/Hardy

    2,1

    late 2008

    iMac

    4,1 4,2

    early/mid 2006

    5,1

    late 2006

    6,1

    late 2006

    7,1

    mid 2007

    8,1

    early 2008

    Mac Pro

    1,1

    early 2006

    2,1

    early 2007

    3,1

    early 2008

    Mac mini

    1,1

    early/late 2006

    2,1

    mid 2007

    Xserve

    1,1

    early 2006

    2,1

    early 2008

Hardware/Software/Contributors Working Matrix (Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope")

Release: April 23, 2009

  • Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope"

    product

    model-id

    release date

    wiki-link

    status of wiki

    contributors

    MacBook

    1,1

    early 2006

    waiting

    waiting

    2,1

    late 2006, mid 2007

    "

    "

    3,1

    late 2007

    "

    "

    4,1

    early 2008

    "

    "

    beauman

    5,1

    late 2008

    MacBook Pro

    1,1 1,2

    early 2006

    "

    "

    2,1 2,2

    late 2006

    "

    "

    3,1

    mid 2007

    "

    "

    4,1

    early 2008

    "

    "

    5,1 5,2

    late 2008/early 2009

    MacBookPro5-1_5-2/Jaunty

    In progress...

    MacBook Air

    1,1

    early 2008

    "

    "

    2,1

    late 2008

    "

    "

    iMac

    4,1 4,2

    early/mid 2006

    "

    "

    5,1

    late 2006

    "

    "

    6,1

    late 2006

    "

    "

    7,1

    mid 2007

    "

    "

    8,1

    early 2008

    "

    "

    Mac Pro

    1,1

    early 2006

    "

    "

    2,1

    early 2007

    "

    "

    3,1

    early 2008

    "

    "

    Mac mini

    1,1

    early/late 2006

    "

    "

    2,1

    mid 2007

    "

    "

    3,1

    mid 2009

    "

    "

    Xserve

    1,1

    early 2006

    "

    "

    2,1

    early 2008

    "

    "

Hardware/Software/Contributors Working Matrix (Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala")

Release: October 29, 2009

  • Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala"

    product

    model-id

    release date

    wiki-link

    status of wiki

    contributors

    MacBook

    1,1

    early 2006

    2,1

    late 2006, mid 2007

    3,1

    late 2007

    4,1

    early 2008

    5,1

    late 2008

    MacBook Pro

    1,1 1,2

    early 2006

    2,1 2,2

    late 2006

    3,1

    mid 2007

    4,1

    early 2008

    5,1

    late 2008

    MacBook Air

    1,1

    early 2008

    2,1

    late 2008

    iMac

    4,1 4,2

    early/mid 2006

    5,1

    late 2006

    6,1

    late 2006

    7,1

    mid 2007

    8,1

    early 2008

    Mac Pro

    1,1

    early 2006

    2,1

    early 2007

    3,1

    early 2008

    Mac mini

    1,1

    early/late 2006

    2,1

    mid 2007

    Xserve

    1,1

    early 2006

    2,1

    early 2008

Hardware/Software/Contributors Working Matrix (Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx")

Just for information, we will list some other ID's here that are for PowerPC machines: RackMac, PowerMac, PowerBook

List with pages to be deleted

The list of pages to be deleted will be filed with the administrators from wiki.ubuntu.com and help.ubuntu.com.

site to be deleted

official page that makes the page to be deleted redundant

comment

ok from the creator

help.ubuntu.com/community/mactel

this page

our team page is not support documentation

Deleted Wiki cprofitt

wiki.ubuntu.com/iMacIntel

help.ubuntu.com/community/iMac

out-dated

help.ubuntu.com/community/iMacCoreDuo

help.ubuntu.com/community/iMac

out-dated

help.ubuntu.com/community/Intel_iMac

help.ubuntu.com/community/iMac

out-dated

help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro 4,1 (Penryn) and Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid)

help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro4-1/Intrepid

old naming scheme

OK


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