Published on 24 April 2020 Tweet
Ubuntu 20.04 just released and I can’t wait to try it out and install on my MacBook Pro 14.1 model. I am going to tell you what works and what doesn’t work, as well as any workaround to fix those issues.
The install steps are simple:
Once you start to boot up from USB drive, you would notice something doesn’t work already: the track-pad. It doesn’t respond, but never mind, we can either use an external mouse or continue the installation via keyboard. (And we can fix the driver issue later as per the steps below). Follow the instructions and you may boot to ubuntu operating system now. One thing I like for this version is the boot screen is black install purple in the previous version.
Out of the box, here are what’s working:
What doesn’t work out of the box:
make -C /lib/modules/5.4.0-26-generic/build M=/home/Workspace/bcwc_pcie modules_install make: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-5.4.0-26-generic' INSTALL /home/Workspace/bcwc_pcie/facetimehd.ko At main.c:160: SSL error:02001002:system library:fopen:No such file or directory: ../crypto/bio/bss_file.c:69 SSL error:2006D080:BIO routines:BIO_new_file:no such file: ../crypto/bio/bss_file.c:76 sign-file: certs/signing_key.pem: No such file or directory DEPMOD 5.4.0-26-generic Warning: modules_install: missing 'System.map' file. Skipping depmod. make: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-5.4.0-26-generic'
You could get rid of that error by not using modules_install in your Makefile.
install: $(MAKE) -C $(KDIR) M=$(PWD) modules_install
install: cp facetimehd.ko /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/extra depmod -a
Other customization I like after installation are:
$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface show-battery-percentage true
$ sudo apt install gnome-tweaks.
$ sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras
$ wget -qO - https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/gpgkey | sudo apt-key add - $ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://packagecloud.io/AtomEditor/atom/any/ any main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/atom.list' $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install atom
$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad disable-while-typing true
So now everything works. And you have a secure and high performance operating system. It’s painful but fun with Linux since it’s open-source and allow you to do all kinds of customization. You can create all the bugs and crash your operating system if you don’t know what you are doing, not just frustrating but also rewarding experience to learn something new through troubleshooting the issues. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to get in touch.