Debian on recent MacBooks
I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,2), one with two
graphics chips in it (intel and radeon). Installation went
absolutely fine (using EFI and grub-efi). However, when it
comes to booting it, it's a world of pain.
By default, it gets confused trying to enable the radeon,
and shuts the display off entirely, which does not result
in a very usable system.
some of the nastiness, but given that this is bit old, is it
still necessary to rebuild stuff to get a working system?
Some pages gave instructions for physically disabling one
of the chips with grub using outb commands. This allowed
boot with efifb only, but then X refused to start. Also
tried building a 3.8 kernel, which apparently fixes KMS
issues, but still no joy--probably not using exactly the
right options here.
If anyone has got this working, using either the intel or
radeon driver (I'll settle for anything which gives a
usable display!) I'd be very grateful for any advice here.
.''`. Roger Leigh
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