I installed openSUSE KDE 13.1 on my late 2011 MacBook Pro 13in screen (this has the Intel i7, and Intel 3000 graphics). Just about everything worked minus the Alt key and the keyboard backlight. After googling around I found out about pommed. Pommed helped the backlight issue (meaning the backlight came on but I could not adjust it, like I could the volume and display brightness with the fn + function keys), but still couldn’t use the Alt button.
My test for the Alt button was I map Ctrl+Alt and the arrow keys to switch workspaces.
I saw in the repos pommed has some GUI controllers but I could not get them to load (I could see one of them was gtk).
For now I am running openSUSE 13.1 Gnome (which works out of the box perfectly, minus installing the proper wifi driver, even the apple remote works on Gnome).
Any ideas on fixing the Alt key issue?
P.S. Upon adding tags to this post I see that macbook keyboard is a popular tag, so I will continue searching the form, any links and /or help is appreciated