Which Linux works with mbp2012 "13 ?

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  1. MacFrag macrumors member

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    Are there any Linux distributions that work out of the box with a MBP 2012 "13?

    I mean stuff like sleep/fan/network(LAN/WiFi)/audio working out of the box.
     
  2. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    Almost all of them will. Certainly any of the big ones like Ubuntu, Mint, etc. Fedora will support all of it except wifi which is a pretty simple process to get working.
     
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    I ran Linux Mint on a mid 2012 13" and everything worked out of the box including the iSight camera which was surprising.
     
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    Thanks the both of you.

    A couple of months back I was reading about Linux and my mbp and people where saying that the network did not work and the power options etc.

    This gives me hope, thanks :)
     
  5. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    The problem they might be referring to is the fact that firmware for the Broadcom wireless NICs found in Macs must often be obtained separately from the distro. I believe Ubuntu and Mint don't have this problem anymore, though Fedora did last time I used it. In any case, the steps are documented here: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43/__v183.html
     
  6. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    In Mint (I'd imagine Ubuntu is the same) you go to the additional drivers setting and enable the Broadcom wifi driver. It is not enabled by default.
     

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