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Installed Ubuntu Studio 15.04 (64 bit) on a 2009 MacBook 13 inch laptop on June 26, 2015. Later added applications from Ubuntu Software Center as needed.

First experiments were with Wi-Fi connection to Apple Time Capsule with 802.11 AC and 5 GHz.

Next added Yamaha AG03 USB audio mixer and sound card functionality.

Also added M-Audio MidiSport UNO USB Midi interface.

Installing Ubuntu Studio 15.04
on Apple MacBook (Early 2009) 13 inch laptop.

Last updated: July 27, 2015

General Hardware Specifications of MacBook:

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

Intel Core 2 Duo (P7350) 2 GHz

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

13.3-Inch Display

Works

Select Generic LCD Display in Installer

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

Works

Use additional Drivers in Settings

4 GB, DDR2, 2DIMMs

Works

No special procedure required during installation

120 GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Integrated 10/100/1000Base-T (RJ-45)

Works

No special procedure required during installation

8X SuperDrive Internal Slot Load

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Internal AirPort Extreme (802.11 a/b/g/n)

Drops when sleep

Reboot or use hardwire Ethernet

55 WHr A1185 Lithium-Ion Battery

Works

No special procedure required during installation

USB 3 Yamaha AG03

Works

No special procedure required

ALSA Sound drivers

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 3.19.0-23-lowlatency

Basic Installation of Ubuntu Studio 15.04:

Setting up additional features for Ubuntu Studio

Unresolved issues

Configuration Files

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