Running linux on niche hardware can always prove troublesome…and since I have my own website and don’t want to forget how I resolved some of these random issues, I’m just going to plug this here for later use and also…It might help someone else down the road.
Trying to install Fedora 37 on my Macbook Pro 2019 15″
First, to install, I found this specific release here: https://github.com/mikeeq/mbp-fedora
This helps with the trackpad and keyboard working out of the box. BUT….wifi was my biggest issue. In the meantime, after you’ve installed Fedora, you’ll need a USB wifi adapter to complete the broadcom chipset install.
To complete the wifi fix, I finally found this: https://j3ffyang.medium.com/install-fedora-on-macbook-pro-16-2-with-broadcom-4364-chipset-1d8f90c50798 – Took me a few days before I finally stumbled upon this. The key thing here is that when you run
lspci -vnn | grep Network you need to take note of what device you have. Mine specifically was the
14e:4464 so just take note of that. Yours may be different and in turn, you may need to copy different files from that github link that the j3ffyang site mentions. I just cloned the whole repo locally and then did
sudo cp 4364 /lib/firmware/brcm but make sure you are in the directory where all those lib files are.
That’s it! If this helped, let me know!