MacBook Pro Wifi/Wireless Drivers for Ubuntu 12.04

By Umair Thursday, June 21, 2012




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The BCM4331 wireless card that comes with Macbook Por 8,1(late 2011) is supported by Linux kernel since 3.2-rc3 released. This tutorial will explain how to install wireless driver on Macbook Pro 8.1/8.2/8.3 running Ubuntu 12.04.

1. First install b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer from ppa:mpodroid/mactel
Open up terminal from the dash home(or press Ctrl+Alt+T), execute following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpodroid/mactel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

2. Install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.3-precise-generic:
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.3-precise-generic

if you have the pae kernel installed, install:
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.3-precise-generic-pae

3. Edit the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf with your favorite editor, here use gedit:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

add this line and save it.
blacklist ndiswrapper

4. Create or edit the file /etc/pm/config.d/modules:
sudo gedit /etc/pm/config.d/modules

make sure the wireless modules (b43 and bcma) are blacklisted:
SUSPEND_MODULES="b43 bcma"
Now reboot and the wireless should work.
Enjoy
Umair

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5 comments to ''MacBook Pro Wifi/Wireless Drivers for Ubuntu 12.04"

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  1. thanks alot! worked perfectly on my MacbookPro8,1

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  2. Thank you! Got it to work with my MacbookPro9,1 !

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  3. i get the following error:

    E: Unable to locate package linux-backports-modules-cw-3.3-precise-generic

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  4. Fernando CordovaMay 31, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    My Macbook Pro dont start the X´s also i cant control it it dont recognize my keybord, neither and external USB keyboard

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  5. Thank you! WORKED LIKE A CHARM FOR MY MACBOOK pRO MID 2012 (NON-RETINA)!!

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