The Mac Mini (marketed as Mac mini) is a small form factor desktop computer manufactured by Apple Inc.

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Mac Mini, upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10.. got purple screen [duplicate]

After updating from 12.04 to 12.10 on converted mac mini, I clicked restart as requested. Reboot stayed on purple screen with the dots and never loaded. I was able to get into grub but I do not know ...
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Ubuntu-Mac Dual-Boot - after deleting Ubuntu GRUB blocks my way

A few months ago I installed Ubuntu (I think 12.0.8) on my MacMini (it was 10.6.8 than and is now 10.9). Since then I have reshaped my partitions about two times - including overwriting them with ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 crashing on MacMini2013

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64 on my MacMini and it worked great (graphic performance was way better than under OSX). After upgrading to 13.10, I have on average, one crash per day. The syslog ...
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How do I fix corrupt background in LightDM?

After a fresh installation of Lubuntu 13.10 the default background image is distorted (the provided image shows a part of it). All GUI elements are displayed correctly. If I then select a different ...
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Kernel 3.11.2-12-generic not booting on mac mini (late 2009) [closed]

after upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 my Mac Mini (late 2009) won't boot the new kernel 3.11. After selcting the kernel in Grub the screen stays blank. There is no output. No messages show up in ...
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Black screen on macmini 4,1 with mini Display to VGA adaptre

I've read all the related topics...to no avail. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit on a macmini 4,1 with rEFInd. Everything works fine except when I connect my VGA monitor to the mac through an ...
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Garbled graphics and/or black screen after 12.04 install

I am having issues with either garbled graphics or a black screen following the install of 12.04 on my 2009 Mac Mini, connected to a Philips 42" LCD TV via HDMI. During install I first encountered ...
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No sound 12.04 Mac Mini 4,1

I have a Mac Mini 4,1. I get no sound at all except when I play through the internal speaker. Currently sound is supposed to go through the HDMI cable to the TV. I can see the HDMI output in the sound ...
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Install 13.04 on Mac Mini (End 2012)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 (the 64-bit Mac variant) onto my Mac Mini. Thus I shrunk the main MacOSX partition and installed refind. Now I can boot into rEFInd and then select the usb stick, ...
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Installing ubuntu onto mac mini

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 and 13.10 onto my mac mini using every tutorial I could find using dd or even a program similar to UNetbootin for mac, and nothing seems to be working. ...
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Cannot get Apple remote to work on Mac Mini (mid-2011) running Ubuntu 13.04

I installed LIRC and followed the instructions from the website: http://pinel.cc/en/2011/03/11/setting-up-the-apple-remote-control-on-ubuntu/ That didn't work, so I also tried the instructions from ...
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No network interfaces detected when installing Ubuntu Server on Mac Mini

I have a new Mac Mini (MacMini6,1 late 2012) that I would like to install Ubuntu Server 13.04 (ubuntu-13.04-server-amd64+mac.iso) on. But it seems like Ubuntu Server isn't able to detect my network ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac Mini 6,2 ethernet port Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57766 not detected

The said network adapter is not recognized in 13.04. In 12.04 and 12.10 I had used the driver proposed from broadcom download site, configured as dkms package it was always updated. On the 3.8.x ...
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How do I get a StarTech USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter working?

I bought a Startech USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter and looking for linux drivers. I did google search and did not come up with anything. Startech.com has only windows drivers. Any help on ...
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Cannot connect to ethernet with wired connection Ubuntu 12.10

I am new to Ubuntu (installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop on my Mac Mini today from Ubuntu iso – mac mini had blank SSD on it i.e. no OS X at all). First drama is that Ubuntu installer seems to be setup for ...
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Ubuntu on Mac mini (late 2012)

I installed Ubuntu on my late 2012 Mac mini, but now I can't find/install the correct WiFi/Ethernet driver. Does anyone have a link to the correct driver and how to install it? Thanks! The network ...
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My Mac Mini (late 2012) will not show any wireless networks. Ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new to ubuntu so a step by step answer would be appreciated. My wireless card is Broadcom BCM4331. Thank You. I also have no way to connect to the Internet on it except my original osx ...
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Mac mini 6,1 Ubuntu Server

I'm having some issues installing Ubuntu Server on my mac mini 6,1. It does boot on the USB stick, install run smoothly but then after I have a 'No Operating System Found' message when i try to boot. ...
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Ubuntu on Mac mini and refit

I have successfully installed Ubuntu pangolin 64 bit on a mac mini 2011 5,3 ( server version ). I have used the Ubuntu iso which I then converted to .dmg and dd'ed into an usb stick. I didn't want to ...
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Problems with 12.10 and Mac Mini 2012

When installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (2012 model), it doesn't detect any network interface. How can I fix this?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 on Mac Mini (End 2009)

I am trying to installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my Mac Mini (End 2009). This sounds like a often asked question and I all ready read lots of stuff about it, but now I am confused. While some people say, ...
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Ubuntu won't install on a Mac Mini G4 due to an error trying to install the `linux-powerpc-smp` kernel [closed]

Trying to install the Alternate Install 12.04 [ubuntu-12.04-alternate-powerpc (MD5 c57149dc4f31372912aab2856c08107b).iso] on a Mac Mini G4 meant to be a home server, I am getting this error message: ...
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Broadcom BCM4331 not working on new Mac Mini 5,1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Broadcom BCM4331: “device not ready firmware missing” error I can't seem to get my wireless card working on my Mac Mini 5,1. Lspci returns: 03:00.0 Network controller: ...
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HD 3000 graphical artefacts 12.04 [closed]

I installed 12.04 on a brand spanking new Mac Mini 5.1 yesterday and earlier today I noticed a couple of artefacts that appeared on random. It is like parts of the screen gets scrambled. And a couple ...
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12.04 on Mac Mini 4,1?

Is Ubuntu 12.04 usable on Mac Mini 4,1 machines? The Ubuntu Mactel support pages seems to be rather out of date (they list 10.04 as the latest supported, but 11.10 runs just fine).
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Ubuntu 10 or 11 installation on MacMini Server 5,3

I have the latest MacMini Server with the i7 Quad core running OSX lion server. Has anyone had any luck getting Ubuntu 10 or 11 to run on the latest MacMini's? (5,3)
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Choppy sound via HDMI on Mac Mini 4,1

I get choppy sound output over hdmi with the command. aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav My current configuration can can be found here: alsa-info.sh output Sound worked after some ...
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Trouble getting Ubuntu 11.10 working on new mac mini [closed]

I have a Mac mini (Mid 2011) - and while the live cd works great - once ubuntu is installed, it will either freeze during bootup - or as soon as the gui is ALMOST all loaded up. (the icons appear on ...
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New Mac Mini 5,1 wireless & Bluetooth not working

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name Macmini5,1 I have the newest available Mac Mini at time of this writing. Installation of Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 goes ok only bluetooth and wireless is not ...
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How can I install Ubuntu Server on an PowerPC Mac?

I have an original mac mini (pre-late 2005 model) that I bought at an auction. The computer was completely wiped clean. There were no disks given with the computer. I turn the computer on and it loads ...
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Install Ubuntu without a CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? How can I install Ubuntu without CD? So here is the situation. I own a older Mac Mini (Intel core duo, 1.66 GHz) ...
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Does Ubuntu 10.10 work well on mac mini?

Does Ubuntu 10.10 work well on mac mini? Are there any known issues?
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Turn a mac mini g4 - 1.4 ghz, 2 gb ram - into a home server

I'd like to build a small home server (backups, download station and media server with dlna). Anybody knows if this spare mac I have is worth for the specified jobs using Ubuntu Server (I've already ...
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Virtual Terminals messed up with proprietary NVidia graphics driver

At the current moment if I press ctrl + alt + F1 I get a blank screen for a few seconds then the bottom is filled with a mess of pixels (mainly white and a bit of brown). When I put in the open source ...
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Black screen when booting on a Mac mini 4,1

I have a Macmini4,1 (most recent variant) with a Mini DisplayPort connected to a DVI monitor, and HDMI connected directly to a projector. Both monitors are on but black when booting of the ‘Natty ...
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How can I make my Mac Mini start headless?

My Mac mini doesn't boot without a monitor connected to it. As I've read in various forums on the internet, Mac OS X lets the Mac Mini boot without an attached monitor if SSH is turned on. Obviously, ...