So it’s already been a month ago when I got my new 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display. So everyone who knows me could already promise what would happen next: I’d install Linux on it. For this one I once again chose to use my favorite Linux distribution Fedora, which is currently available in version 20. Meanwhile I tried to install Ubuntu but this lead to problems with ACPI, the disk controller and last but not least the hi-res display featuring a pixel density from 227 ppi.
There are some things to have an eye on during the installation process but generally most things are working now so that the system is more or less ready for production usage.
Yesterday I recognized that the latter USB port doesn’t seems to be
broken. I tried to sync my iPad, but it got no connection the the MacBook.
dmesg log showed no activity after connecting any device to the
USB port. The front USB port worked without any issues. What first seemed to be
an hardware issues turned out to be a interesting foible of the MacBook family.
To cut a long story short, the port isn’t broken. I found the solution somewhere
on the internet but don’t know exactly where by now, so thanks to the original
author on this way.
There’s at least one case where I can’t confirm Apples motto “It just works!”. Since I’m using my AppleTV (2nd generation), I’m permanently experiencing problems while transmitting data between my Mac running iTunes Home Sharing and the AppleTV itself. Most of the time the Home Sharing resources are simply not visible in the AppleTV’s’ user interface. According to various Apple support items it seems I’m not the only one experiencing those problems, so here’s my solution…