New device in MacBook Pro, yet unsupported?

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at
Thu Apr 7 06:32:22 EDT 2011

W dniu 7 kwietnia 2011 12:09 użytkownik Christian Schaefer
<schaefer at> napisał:
> On 04/06/2011 01:54 AM, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>>>> I've got here a recent 13" MacBook Pro (8,1), running Ubuntu on it
>>>> (natty).
>>>> The wireless device seems to be currently unsupported by the b43 driver
>>>> (as
>>>> of kernel 2.6.38). It seems to be a bcm4331, lspci -vn gives the
>>>> following:
>>>> 03:00.0 0280: 14e4:4331 (rev 02)
>>> Any chance you can see how it's labeled? Is that possible to open
>>> MacBook's slot to see this wifi card?
>>> I mean something like BCM943....
>>> I could not find you card on ebay.
>> Ping?
> I fear I cannot be of any help with this. The MacBook is from my employer
> and has a warranty seal on its back, which I'm not willing to break.
> Perhaps remote access to my machine could help you? Let me know.

Not right now, but in future, I think I could support it this way. We
need to introduce support for AI first. Maybe before that 4331 cards
will appear on ebays? I'll ping you when support for AI is done :)


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