Following my personal tradition of spending the Christmas in front of the computer, I decided to do something useful and give a try on a personal project: install Garuda on an old Macbook Pro 11,x.
I followed the steps on the Arch Wiki (MacBookPro11,x - ArchWiki) and had no trouble, so I decided to leave this feedback here to let you know that it does work, in case any one else decides to try.
A few observations:
- I created a separate linux boot partition instead of trying to boot from the already existing Apple EFI (felt more secure this way and it worked)
- Wifi worked on the very first boot, then it died when I updated the system, but was easily restored with the known AUR broadcom package (MacBookPro11,x - ArchWiki)
- The webcam needed a driver also available in the wiki. It's old and outdated but did work perfectly.
- No problems at all with resolution, keyboard functions, audio, temperature or touchpad (yet). I will keep this topic updated if I find any.
Cheers and stay safe!