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I have an old macbook. I got it sometime between October and December 2007 so I recon it must be a 3.1. Long story short it got broken and now I've fixed the hardware issues but don't have OS disks. Apple want a stupid amount for them so I'm trying to install linux.
I've tried two versions of ubuntu- most recent and a randomly selected older one. Both times it installed fine but I get pretty much no working drivers. I started with not being able to get wifi then realised it can't do connected by ethernet. So I went to packages.ubuntu.com and started working my way backwards through what is missing by looking at what other files are required to install/work what I need. The list got silly long and beyond worth trying to fix.
I can only assume there's a serious mismatch between hardware and software- that sound about right?
If it is about right then any ideas on what to install that would work better with an older macbook? Or educated guess to save me picking one at random
I don't really care what OS ends up on it, I just want it to work. I can figure things out fairly well but I don't really know what I'm doing so nothing too hard to install. Ideally I'd like to be able to keep my current laptop and give the macbook to my mum who wouldn't cope well with anything too different from windows but if that's not possible I'll keep the macbook and give her my current one.