Intel HDA initialised (but no sound due to mixer)
BIOS and VESA cannot agree about video resolution (limited to 1152x852 or similar)
Broadcom Wifi not working
D/A mixer not initialised properly
MBP specific keys (screen brightness/audio volume/backlit keyboard etc) are unknown to Haiku.
I’ve been testing Haiku on this box for over a year now, and on the plus side functionality is improving (at a slow and steady pace). Eventually the laptop will be 100% supported …
I got to try out Haiku on 3 different white Macbooks and a white iMac today. Results:
White Macbook (model 2,1)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz
Intel GMA 950 graphics
This one boots, trackpad and keyboard don’t work but I could use a USB mouse with it. No sound, no network wired or wireless.
White Macbook (model 4,1)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
Intel GMA X3100 graphics
Boot screen comes up and stalls before the first icon lights up. I couldn’t get into the boot options with the built-in keyboard or a USB keyboard.
White Macbook (model 5,2)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics
Same as above.
White iMac (model 5,2)
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz
Intel GMA 950 graphics
Best compatibility so far. Network connected instantly. No sound from the speakers or headphones but the media player actually acted like it was playing with the progress bar advancing and the output meters working.
and it works! those instructions were very good, but I had a lot of trouble creating a case-sensitive disk image in Disk Utility. the instructions say ‘Click “New Image”’, but they should say ‘Click “File->New->Blank Disk Image”’, because there’s a “New Image” icon that seems to be what the instructions want you to click, but it is not the right thing.
I created a new partition using Boot Camp (Disk Utility hung while trying), and followed the instructions to compile and install to it. then I used rEFIt (I had to run its enable.sh manually even though I used their .mpkg, which is something their instructions did not make clear) to give me a choice of OS on boot.
so it was harder than it had to be, but haiku works great. the touchpad does not seem to be recognized - I think haiku thinks it’s a mouse, which makes it pretty frustrating to use (no tapping, no multitouch).
I’m not sure if the sound works either. I don’t have a way to get sound files to that partition until the wireless stuff is ready, but I tried to use the sound recorder to record something and it just blinked at me.
anybody know anything about the touchpad or sound thing? great work on haiku.
As a progress-followup to my earlier post, I just tried installing alpha 2 on the same macbook last night. This time it went a lot smoother and I was able to install straight from the CD. I used refit to boot into Haiku and pretty much the same deal. The trackpad is still recognized as a mouse as far as I can tell but maybe that is a known issue. Networking is great with an ethernet cable but I couldn’t get the wireless working because the wifi card (a BCM-4322) doesn’t seem to be recognized - it doesn’t show up in the network preferences or /dev. Sound also doesn’t work; media player pretends to play mp3s but no sound actually happens. Anyway, Haiku seems to be coming along which makes me happy.
Macbook 2,1. I also have to use external mouse and keyboard, but they have to both use the USB port nearer the front (mouse piggybacking off the keyboard). If either of them is plugged into the other USB port on the machine, the action is jerky and slow.
Anyone else have trouble ejecting CDs? I have “eject when unmounting” checked on but I have found no way short of rebooting to shift a CD once it’s in. The keyboard eject button has no effect.
Runs native resolution with Intel Extreme driver.
Wired network good; haven’t investigated wireless.
Just thought I’d restart this thread, because there probably are still some of us (other than myself) who try to run Haiku on older Intel Mac hardware…
I just installed Haiku nightly (hrev52796) on my MacBook (black, Late 2007, Santa Rosa chipset, MacBook3,1) and am dual-booting it with Mac OS X v10.7.5; every essential component works, except the AirPort Extreme wireless card (Broadcom BCM4321, Vendor: 0x14e4, Device: 0x4328). Tried to get it working by installing the bwi driver firmware; that was a no-go. In the FreeBSD 11.1 manual pages, neither the bwi driver nor the bwn driver have that device-ID in their “supported chipsets” list, though they do both list other types of AirPort Extreme cards as being supported. Is there a solution for this, other than swapping in a different MiniPCI-e WiFi card?
Thanks for any response that might shed some light on a solution to this issue.