better intel mac support out of the box

Asked by Timothy Stebbing

I own an intel macbook pro, I've been using ubuntu since first beta until I bought this machine, now I'd like to run ubuntu on it. From trawling the forums and wiki it seems the song and dance to get a functional system is quite a bit of work. Can I expect this to get any better? is decent 'out of the box' support for intel macs a development target for gusty? or can we expect the day-of-manual-tweaking to be our lot into the future?

stuff that would really help:

EFI booting (elilo?) out of the box
detecting a mac and installing/modprobing the right modules by default for isight, touchpad etc
loading a sane keymapping by default


reading the forum threads for macbook/pros should give a good idea of what is still missing

thanks for the great OS :)


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Dennis Dirdjaja (dcd-ditsch) said :

With the growing number of Macs using Ubuntu out there it is more likely to get a good release and default settings for Macs. If you want to participate, just join in and help with doing it. Bug reporting is also a good way to give developers a hint what could be improved. I know that many developers are using Macs, so getting things to work is in their own interest.

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