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Bug 847899 - Macbook Pro 2012 video unreadable
Macbook Pro 2012 video unreadable
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveau (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
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Assigned To: Ben Skeggs
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-13 19:35 EDT by joshua
Modified: 2013-07-31 17:53 EDT (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 17:53:19 EDT
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lspci -v output (9.71 KB, text/plain)
2012-08-13 19:35 EDT, joshua
no flags Details
horrible looking video output (2.72 MB, image/jpeg)
2012-08-13 19:41 EDT, joshua
no flags Details

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Description joshua 2012-08-13 19:35:50 EDT
Created attachment 604105 [details]
lspci -v output

Description of problem:

My Macbook Pro 2012 video is unreadable.  Installation worked fine with "noapic", machine boots fine with noapic, but video is terrible and essentially unreadable.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

F17 x86_64
Comment 1 joshua 2012-08-13 19:36:44 EDT
See for the smolt profile
Comment 2 joshua 2012-08-13 19:41:31 EDT
Created attachment 604106 [details]
horrible looking video output
Comment 3 Ben Skeggs 2012-08-21 01:57:13 EDT
Is this the Retina model?  I'll have access to one shortly, and hope to solve the numerous issues that have been reported with it.
Comment 4 joshua 2012-08-21 10:43:35 EDT
Yes, it is the Retina model.
Comment 5 joshua 2012-10-08 11:52:46 EDT
Any luck on making video work?  Having to plug in an external monitor seems to defeat the purpose of my having a laptop :-(
Comment 6 joshua 2012-10-29 20:18:52 EDT
Update:  as of the 3.6.2-4 kernel update, video works

Is this a Fedora fix, or an upstream change?
Comment 7 joshua 2012-10-29 22:12:56 EDT
The laptop screen works just fine, but when connecting an external display via thunderbolt, Linux doesn't recognize it as a separate monitor... all output is mirrored, at the external monitor's resolution.
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