Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Installing ubutun on old intel macbookpro

After gettting a new last of the intel macbook air, I decided to install ubuntu on my older mac. The setup was fairly simple after downloading the lastest iso from ubuntu and using a windows machine to create the bootable USB drive. On rebooting, hold down on the option button and select the USB icon partition. Oddly, mine said "windows". After a few clicks and ubuntu was installed. I realised that wireless wasn't available because it's a proprietary driver and you need internet to enable it. kinda like a catch 22. But bluetooth works, so I paired my android phone and used my android phone as a bluetooth modem which gets it's internet from the wireless network. It was a bit confusing to keep trying to use mac shortcut keys and the right click didn't work. apt install server-xorg-input-synaptics Go to startup applications and add
add the command synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=1 To update the graphics driver apt search nvidia-driver sudo apt install [driver_name]

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Installing ubutun on old intel macbookpro

After gettting a new last of the intel macbook air, I decided to install ubuntu on my older mac. The setup was fairly simple after download...