Snow Leopard Question - Whitebook 2009

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by andalusia, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. andalusia macrumors 68030

    andalusia

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    Has anybody used the Snow Leopard 10a354 version, who also uses a Macbook White early 2009 with the multi touch trackpad? I have been unable to find out how to set up the multi touch gestures that are said to come with Snow Leopard to work on machines with Multi Touch trackpads that aren't the unibodies... If anybody can help, I'd appreciate it. Thanks :)
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    10A354 is old. If you're legal you should have a new version.
     
  3. andalusia thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So they hadn't included it in that version? Fair enough, I suspected this. Thanks anyway :)
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Why am I thinking that this doesn't work, anyway? I thought the MacBooks CANNOT have multitouch; it's a hardware restriction.
     
  5. andalusia thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well since the Macbook I have can do two finger scrolling, which doesn't work if there is a third finger on the trackpad, I suspect it means it supports multi-touch.
     
  6. H$R macrumors 6502

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    Not completely right. There are other thread discussing it, and one guy already made a working Linux driver as a proof of concept and is actually working on a Mac OS X one. That could be the hope for all non unibody book owners.
     
  7. tekio macrumors regular

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    It's a software restriction, multitouch works in linux on the older macbooks.
     
  8. andalusia thread starter macrumors 68030

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    From the Snow Leopard page:-

    "Multi-Touch gestures in
    older Mac models.


    All Mac notebooks with Multi-Touch trackpads now support three- and four-finger gestures. "
     
  9. okatidubi macrumors regular

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    You just answered your own question. Read carefully. Let's quote the special phrase out:

    "All Mac notebooks with Multi-Touch trackpads".

    Although it does support multi-touch in Linux, although it can detect more than 2 fingers in Linux; however, according to Apple, it isn't a multi-touch trackpad. Hence, it does not have the 3- and 4- finger gestures.
     

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