On 06/05/13 02:10, ph145h . wrote:
> Qubes release 2 (R2)
> Model Name: Apple_Inc. MacBookPro10,2
> Chipset: 00:00.0 Host Bridge : Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core
> processor DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09)
> VGA: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation 3rd Gen
> Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
> CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.5Ghz
> BIOS: MBP102.88Z.0106.B03.1211161133
> VT-x: Active
> VT-d: Active
> I've been following Qubes-related developments for a while now, but this is
> my first post to the mailing list. I'm not a developer, but sharing my
> experience with Qubes may be valuable to someone.
> *Installation:* For many reasons, I decided to use a PC to run an
> installation DVD. I installed Qubes to an external USB drive, restarted the
> system, let it configure the default VMs, and I updated dom0. Once it was
> plugged in to the Mac, holding the option key during power-on allowed me to
> select the "Windows" installation, and then Qubes started perfectly.
> *The Good:* VT-d appears to be functioning. Assigning PCI devices to VMs is
> straightforward, including devices connected via Thunderbolt, such as my
> ethernet adapter. Running all VMs simultaneously is no problem. Inter-vm
> networking and the clipboard both work as well.
> *The Bad:* As expected, the built-in wireless adapter does not work. The
> only audio output device detected is the HDMI port, which works for audio
> and video, but the built-in speakers are completely non-functional. Also,
> closing the lid does not put the machine to sleep.
> *The Ugly:* The display resolution resets to the default (2560 x 1600)
> after the system is restarted.
So, why this is a problem?
> The only other available resolutions have
> different aspect ratios, making everything look "squished". The keyboard
> backlight does not turn on, and the trackpad has no multi-touch
> functionality. If two fingers are detected in the slightest, no cursor
> movement is possible. I understand that sensitivity is configurable, but
> even clicking straight down can move the cursor a surprising distance away
> from the intended location, especially with the high resolution making
> everything so small.
> *The Unknown:* I have yet to customize any VMs, nor have I installed an
> HVM. I'd also like to eventually test my USB ALFA wireless adapter, but
> both external USB ports are on the same controller, so I can't assign the
> adapter to netvm without also assigning my external system drive. This will
> have to wait until I buy a Thunderbolt drive or free up enough space on my
> internal SSD for dual-booting with OS X.
> Hopefully, my post will add value to the project or help in some way. I'll
> be looking for more opportunities for non-developers like myself to
And have you tried if, say, baremetal Fedora 18 also exhibits the same
problems (S3, touchpad, wifi, etc)?