- the nouveau graphics driver was not handling the graphics card very well (hangs when using the DRM after putting the computer to sleep once, garbage screen on various apps, slow 3D rendering), and I could never get the proprietary nvidia drivers to work (would give blank screen at boot time)
- very unstable wireless (at least with my box home, but not with all the ones I've tried)
- and the most painful was the need to recompile the kernel by hand, with the following modifications from stock debian kernel:
-CONFIG_X86_SYSFB=y +# CONFIG_X86_SYSFB is not set -CONFIG_FB_SIMPLE=y +# CONFIG_FB_SIMPLE is not setWithout these modifications, the screen would be garbled some 5-6 seconds after boot (but SSH would still work, as far as I remember).
Monday, January 26, 2015
Linux kernels for a macbook pro retina
I was unhappy about the recent Linux (3.14-3.16, and I think 3.17 too) kernels on my Macbook Pro Retina (15'), for a few reasons: