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MacBook Air 13" Mid 2008 AKA PeppermintBook Air
« on: March 26, 2020, 11:40:43 pm »
MacBook Air 13" Mid 2008

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System:    Host: PepermintBook Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Apple product: MacBookAir2 1 v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F42D88C8 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Apple v: MBA21.88Z.0075.B03.0811141325 date: 11/14/08
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo L9300 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1596 MHz 1: 1390 MHz 2: 1164 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C79 [GeForce 9400M]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.22hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NVAC version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8
Audio:     Card NVIDIA MCP79 High Def. Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-37-generic
Network:   Card: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n
           driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 121.3GB (5.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: APPLE_SSD_SM128 size: 121.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 109G used: 4.8G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-2: /boot size: 705M used: 93M (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 62.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 194 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 621.5/1735.1MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

bought it on eBay for $50, no battery, planning on buying battery. needed a cheap lightweight laptop for cloud computing, and like the look of Mac hardware, so I bought it, installed Peppermint, and I LOVE it

For install, i made an install flash drive, and installed as with any other computer, no additional steps needed.

Everything seems to work out of the box so far, except the volume up/down buttons, mute works fine, and WIFI is VERY finicky.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2020, 01:03:38 am by spence »

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Re: MacBook Air 13" Mid 2008
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 11:43:05 pm »
Welcome aboard, cmccarthy2002   :)








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Re: MacBook Air 13" Mid 2008
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 12:01:31 am »
It's nice reviving older hardware!  Welcome to the Pepp!

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Re: MacBook Air 13" Mid 2008 AKA PeppermintBook Air
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 02:37:47 am »
Ahoy! and welcome aboard @cmccarthy2002

There are several threads on the forums related to broadcom and wifi... you can turn them up via either the Search button in the title bar, or by typing
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!p broadcom
into the run/search box bar at the bottom of Peppermint's Menu dialog box...

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