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[Bug 546393] Re: MacBook Pro 5, 1 / 5, 2 / 5, 3 / 5, 5 fails to boot into 12.04 desktop


Christopher "cv", this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't
been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an
issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development
release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in
the development release from a Terminal
(Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather
and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available (not the daily folder) following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

As well, please remove the tag:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's
Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your

** Tags removed: 10.04 b43 beta beta1 broken cd error install lynx mac macbookpro mbp nouveau phy pipe terminated unable unreadahead unsupported usb wireless
** Tags added: needs-upstream-testing

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
    Milestone: ubuntu-10.10 => None

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: Andy Whitcroft (apw) => (unassigned)

** Summary changed:

- MacBook Pro 5,1 / 5,2 / 5,3 / 5,5 fails to boot into 12.04 desktop
+ 10de:0647 [MacBookPro5,2] Fails to boot into 12.04 desktop

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  10de:0647 [MacBookPro5,2] Fails to boot into 12.04 desktop

Status in Accelerated Xorg driver for nVidia cards:
Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “linux” source package in Lucid:
  Fix Released
Status in “linux” package in Fedora:

Bug description:
  Unable to boot into the Ubuntu 10.04 beta1 Live-CD. Therefore also
  unable to install the OS

  1. When nothing is set in the modes menu and no button is pressed then
  one can't even see the new Ubuntu Plymouth theme. The only thing one
  sees is a blinking cursor and it doesn't boot at all.

  2. If one presses F6 in the options menu and choose "nomodeset" then
  one does see the Ubuntu Plymouth theme but the laptop fails to boot
  and stops at the point there the b43 Wireless module gets loaded. The
  Wireless module seem not to be suppoted nativley. This would not be
  such a Critical issue HOWEVER only in this case the boot process
  HALTS. There is at this moment no know way to resume the boot to
  contine with the install. The option noload=b43 does not give any
  different solace.

  We repeated this procedure and the point where it stops is always the

  "b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY (Analog 8, Type 4, Revision4)"

  Also using various boot options like: acpi=off noapic nolapic gave no
  different behaviour.

  Attached are two 2 screenshots and a movie (post #3 and post #12)
  demonstrating the problem.

  Hardware used:

  MacBook Pro 5,2 (that's the current model from mid-2009)
  I use the 17-inch version, specs can be found here: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs-17inch.html
  -128GB SSD
  -4GB RAM
  -9400M + 9600M GT graphics card
  -Intel Core 2 Duo T9900@3.06GHz


  MacBook Pro 5,2 (that's the current model from mid-2009)
  17-inch version
  -500GB Harddisk
  -8GB RAM
  -9400M + 9600M GT graphics card
  -Intel Core 2 Duo T9900@3.06GHz
  -Installed rEFIt 0.14 http://refit.sourceforge.net/

  and 5,5 and 5,1 MacBookPro, details unknown.

  Ubuntu Karmic Koala CAN be installed and after tweaking the OS runs flawlessly on the SAME hardware
  rEFIt works flawless
  OSX 1.6.3 runs perfect
  Win7 Ultimate 64Bit runs flawless

  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  cv         1513 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0xdf480000 irq 20'
     Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC889A'
     Components	: 'HDA:10ec0885,106b4600,00100103'
     Controls      : 36
     Simple ctrls  : 20
  CheckboxSubmission: 57388072f927f9d98d4a0d5e9bab5d7c
  CheckboxSystem: 7e42599bda39ea7ff8b528272b6ef52b
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=05fb757e-479a-45d9-96ee-ef89a9eec76c
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta amd64 (20100318)
  MachineType: Apple Inc. MacBookPro5,2
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-19-generic root=UUID=df469aef-e891-4ddc-9fea-456eea1cfa74 ro splash quiet splash
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-19.28-generic
  Regression: No
  RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.33
  Reproducible: Yes
   0: hci0: Bluetooth
   	Soft blocked: no
   	Hard blocked: no
  Tags: lucid graphics needs-upstream-testing
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-19-generic x86_64
  UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
  dmi.bios.date: 05/04/09
  dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: MBP52.88Z.008E.B05.0905042202
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag#
  dmi.board.name: Mac-F2268EC8
  dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag#
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
  dmi.chassis.version: Mac-F2268EC8
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBP52.88Z.008E.B05.0905042202:bd05/04/09:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookPro5,2:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-F2268EC8:rvr:cvnAppleInc.:ct8:cvrMac-F2268EC8:
  dmi.product.name: MacBookPro5,2
  dmi.product.version: 1.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.

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