Macbook and Debian Wheezy: Fix Wifi issues

gnome-network-managerIf you install Debian Wheezy on macbook you will probably face the problem that the wifi connection works but sometimes it simply drops. I didn’t investigate too much on causes because it turned out I was using a old driver: b43, b44 which have been replaced by the newer module “wl”.

This because the Macbook pro uses a BCM4322 s you can see from the output of lspcs

04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

So what to do is to remove the unwanted driver and load the new one with the following command: Continue reading “Macbook and Debian Wheezy: Fix Wifi issues”

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Debian Wheezy on my Macbook, cool.

Another one bites the dust

Picture of my macbook running Debian
Mac running Deb.
Sorry for image ugliness, but i wanted to show both screen content and the macbook.

I couldn’t resist and at the end I managed to get Debian running on my macbook.

I kept myself the chance to reboot on OsX using refit (which now is discontinued in favor of refind) and grub, but the truth is that since then i never rebooted on Os X again. Not even once.


Well, first of all let me say that the more packages you install, the more you realize that this distro has nothing less (apart the price) than the commercial OSs.

Some info about my Mac:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory : 4Gb @ 1067Mhz


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[SOLVED] Macbook SD Card Read only solution.

And how to get read / write access to the macbook pro sd card

This workaround will explain how to solve the Macbook sd card read only

I can’t believe I’m going to write this stuff, but it is real, you believe it or not. I don’t have the category “Acrobatic Hardware Usage”, but if I had, that’s where this post should go. Continue reading “[SOLVED] Macbook SD Card Read only solution.”

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Lipo charger resuscitated apparently dead white intel macbook battery

If you left your macbook with no power for a long time, its battery will probably refuse both to boot or to charge. For those of you a little experienced in batteries, there will be probably a good hope to bring your batteey back to life using a good balance charger and discharger for lipo, li-fe,li-ion,pb battery and so. You have to open the battery case, use the force but wisely. And you will get to this:

The internals of the white 13 macbook

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