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The Mactel repository proposes some extra packages in order to run Ubuntu on Macbook computers. Mine is a Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009) running Ubuntu 13.04. The wiki page about the Mactel support seems to be quite old:

Is it a good idea to add the PPA to my sources or are these packages already integrated to the 13.04 version of Ubuntu? I have some troubles with 13.04 on my MBP, essentially with the power management (I must use ACPI=off in GRUB2 or else I have random freezes).

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It's a very old PPA. I don't recommend using it. Fixes to a lot of issues are incorporated into Ubuntu now. – Chan-Ho Suh Jul 21 '13 at 5:42

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