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Does Fedora 24 Support or Work on the MacbookPro12,1

asked 2016-09-24 18:50:49 -0500

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The title pretty much sums it up. I'm looking to see whether Fedora 24 would work on one. I can see on the Arch Wiki that they have some solutions to a couple problems but they involve using the AUR so I was wondering whether they can be solved in Fedora without too much manual configuration.

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you might find this helpful https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/ques...

TWTOoth gravatar imageTWTOoth ( 2016-09-26 10:04:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-16 00:50:06 -0500

updated 2017-06-18 22:34:07 -0500

If it's Mac hardware, chances are you'll need to do at least some manual tweaking, but it'll probably work. I don't have that specific model to test on, but it's worth a try to just boot from a live USB or DVD to see if things work. The big thing to look out for is probably a Broadcom WiFi card, because those are a pain in the butt to set up on some distros (including Fedora). What are the problems being solved on the Arch Wiki?

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Yes. I have a much older version Macbook Pro, 2011, but it's still Broadcom wireless which a.) requires a proprietary firmware blob to be extracted and installed using b43-fwcutter (kernel messages has a URL to go to to learn about all this), and b.) it's limited to 802.11bg. For me 802.11n does not work. Whereas the proprietary driver available in RPM Fusion does enable 802.11n and presumably ac as well on 12,1 model.

cmurf gravatar imagecmurf ( 2017-06-18 22:47:59 -0500 )edit

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