Updated MacBook Air Drivers for RHEL 7.3

Posted by Alexander Todorov on Tue 18 October 2016

Today I have re-build the wifi and backlight drivers for MacBook Air against the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 kernel. wl-kmod again needed a small patch before it can be compiled. mba6x_bl has been updated to the latest upstream and compiled without errors. The current RPM versions are

akmod-wl-6.30.223.248-9.el7.x86_64.rpm
kmod-wl-3.10.0-513.el7.x86_64-6.30.223.248-9.el7.x86_64.rpm
kmod-wl-6.30.223.248-9.el7.x86_64.rpm
wl-kmod-debuginfo-6.30.223.248-9.el7.x86_64.rpm
kmod-mba6x_bl-20161018.d05c125-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
kmod-mba6x_bl-3.10.0-513.el7.x86_64-20161018.d05c125-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
mba6x_bl-common-20161018.d05c125-1.el7.x86_64.rpm

and they seem to work fine for me. Let me know if you have any issues after RHEL 7.3 comes out officially.

PS: The bcwc_pcie driver for the video camera appears to be ready for general use, regardless of some issues. No promises here but I'll try to compile that one as well and provide it in my Macbook Air RHEL 7 repository.

PS2: Sometime after Sept 14th I have probably upgraded my system and now it can't detect external displays if the display is not plugged in during boot. I'm seeing the following

# cat /sys/class/drm/card0-DP-1/enabled
disabled

which appears to be the same issue reported on the ArchLinux forum. I'm in a hurry to resolve this and any help is welcome.

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