I just recieved the latest stunning MacBook Pro Retina 15" (ME665) released in Feb 2013, couldn't wait to install the Arch Linux 2013.02.01 on it, dual boot with Mac OSX.
I'm impressed by the performance of this device after working with the combo of Arch Linux and Xmonad for several days, everything works out of the box, including touchpad, audio, video, wireless network, bluetooth, etc. Even the apperance of most apps are compatible with the high resolution of Retina display.
Another important thing is the battery life, 5 hours! Program and compile, listen music, download AOSP through Wi-Fi, watch YouTube videos with Flash hardware accelaration on.
For the installtion details, see my long blog post at http://vec.io/posts/use-arch-linux-and- … na-display
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Last edited by vecio (2013-02-28 02:22:38)
Font rendering looks decent. Tilers are great for high resolution displays.
Can you tell me what your /sys/class/backlight/gmux_backlight/brightness and max_brightness values are? This has not worked out of the box for me.
The brightness control can't work anymore since recent kernel and nvidia updates.
That's a shame. Have you tried to get NVIDIA working on 3.10?