MBP and Snow Leopard issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BasilFawlty, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502

    BasilFawlty

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    I bought a new MBP with Lion, but have SL installed on a external disk because I have some apps that won't run on Lion. However, when I boot to SL, my track pad doesn't work completely. For example, on a web page in Safari, it won't scroll using the finger motions on the track pad. When I look in Preferences while running SL, and select track pad, it says it's "searching for bluetooth trackpad" and doesn't seem to recognize the built in track pad.
    Is the MBP made to only work with Lion, or is there some setting somewhere that will address this issue. Has anyone else had this problem running SL on a newer MBP?
     
  2. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    and why would you run a OS on an external drive?
     
  3. BasilFawlty thread starter macrumors 6502

    BasilFawlty

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    I have my reasons. Still hoping someone can help.
     
  4. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    If the MBP isn't compatible with Snow Lion it won't even boot. I suspect a driver problem. Try a Google search and see if you get any forum hits about similar problems.

    I don't see any problem with booting from an external Firewire drive. I've done it plenty of times. It's a simple way to be able to use legacy programs with a newer Mac.
     

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