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Taking screenshots with Mac keyboard

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP notebook for more than two years, and I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Mac Pro. The problem of taking screenshots on a Mac is that there is no PrintScreen ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on G4 Mac?

I will be getting a Mac G4 laptop, will post the exact specs when I get it, and I was wondering if it would be safe to install Ubuntu alongside OSX (probably tiger) and would the hardware (graphics, ...
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Gnome shell: how do I map super-tab to app switcher?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 under Parallels on a macbook8,1. I have a Norwegian keyboard, so I have set the alt key to choose 3rd level, so I can acces square and curly brackets (like on the mac). ...
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WiFi and sound not working and trackpad acting strange on Macbook 5,2 with Ubuntu 12.10

I'm pretty much completely new to Ubuntu but felt like I wanted to explore it to see what all the fuzz was about so I went through the hassle on installing it on a 32gb partition on my mid 2009 ...
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Mount hfs+ partion

I want to mount a hfs+ partion on an external drive. I have installed hfsprogs and created a folder to mount at /media/hfs. Nevertheless this # sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdb2 /media/hfs mount: ...
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Problem Installing Ubuntu- hangs at preparation

I have read that this problem usually is in result of my partition not being clean? I believe I have a failed installation that may be causing trouble but not sure. Here is what my partitions look ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 stuck at logo with 5 dots on Macbook Pro

I have an old Macbook Pro 4,1, which I had loaded with 12.04 when it was released. Yesterday I took out the laptop and applied some 480mb of updates and rebooted. Since then it is stuck at the Ubuntu ...
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How do i get wireless working on my very new macbook pro 9.2 using Ubuntu 12.10?

I have been trying to figure out how to get my wireless working. I am new with linux but I do consider myself computer savy. I have tried using the official Ubuntu help for this problem but I get to a ...
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Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 don't work on my Mac Mini

I have a 2009 Mac Mini with a Core 2 Duo processor. I got fed up of MacOS so I installed Ubuntu 12.10 hoping to get some welcome relief. The "standard" (I'm not a Linux expert) drivers gave me ...
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Trying to install ubuntu on mac. Black SCreen of DEATH

There is no purple screen. Straight to black screen with endless blinking cursor. All of the solutions to this black screen suggest that I see a purple screen before this black one. Is there a way ...
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Problem regarding Installation of Cairo Dock [duplicate]

Whenever I install Cairo-dock on my Ubuntu 12.04 , it gets installed with Rainbow appearance. As soon as i try to configure it, the mouse stops working. So i have to uninstall it. What to do? I ...
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Help installing Ubuntu alongside Mac in an external drive (using rEFIt)

I want to install Ubuntu on an external USB hard drive (in a blank partition already made in mac) and then use rEFIt to alternate between operating systems. The problem is that, when running the ...
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Bootable Ubuntu USB Stick just not possible on Macbook

In case someone else attempts this they should not try any of the following routes when attempting to make a bootable installation or live ubuntu CD. Basically, nothing works and Ubuntu should ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on iMac

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my iMac 17", but when it asks what I want to do, I can't install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X 10.6.8; all it says is just to replace OSX with Ubuntu. What can I do?
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Can't get Mac to detect installation media

Note: I am following these instructions: Dual Boot OS Ubuntu -OMG Ubuntu. So, for the past few days I've been trying to install Ubuntu on my Mac OSX because I would really like that extra option of ...
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Booting Linux from external HD connected to USB port on a Mac Mini

I have an external disk (usb) with Ubuntu Linux 12.04. I connect it to any of my Windows pcs to run Linux when necessary (modifying the BIOS to boot from the usb drive). I recently acquired a Mac ...
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Another black screen with blinking cursor trying to install ubuntu on mac, but I never see this purple screen. [duplicate]

Trying to download 12.04.2 ubuntu on mac via cd and stuck at this blinking cursor. There is nothing inbetween boot and this screen. Any suggestions? Also my mac has intel hd graphics 4000. (if it ...
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Making bootable usb in Mac OS 9?

So I have an old G3 imac with mac os 9.2 and mac os 10.1.5 installed on it. I would like to use this computer to make a bootable ubuntu usb stick. However when I followed the instructions for using ...
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I installed Ubuntu alongside OSX and now OSX will not start.

I installed Ubuntu "alongside OSX Lion," but now OSX refuses to start. I originally intended to use rEFIt to dual boot Linux, but that process failed when I downloaded "alongside" Ubuntu. Ubuntu ...
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“unable to find a medium containing a live filesystem” while trying to install

Yes, I have read questions and answers with similar titles for this issue, which prevented me from installing Ubuntu for several MONTHS now, trying to figure it out. I have a MacBookPro with triple ...
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How do you connect to wifi on Mac OS X

When I installed ran Ubuntu 12.10 by live CD on my iMac, it could not connect to a WiFi network. When I click on the wiFi network button on the top bar it does not display any networks at all but I ...
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I'm trying to install ubuntu on my mac on a USB drive and dont know how to do the weird terminal thing

I get messed up on step #3, how do I turn it into a .img file? Also would like help with rest of instructions pls
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Problems with ubuntu on mac

I just finished downloading Ubuntu on my mac and I tried to open it but it says it can't be opened because "it has no mountable file systems". I have no idea what this means, can anyone help?
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Picking a Partition in installer

I was installing Ubuntu and I had no idea which partition was the one I created for Linux. I called it Linux and its a "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". I think thats what it's supposed to be but I can't ...
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Installing Ubuntu with a DVD on a Mac

I tried burning a dvd with Ubuntu on it and every time I put it in my computer it says it cant read it. I don't think it's downloading a version for Mac but I just got it from ubuntu.com. I think it ...
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Unable to burn iso to disk on OSX DVD +R

I keep getting an error when trying to burn the ISO to a 4.7 Gig memorex DVD +R I have downloaded the iso several times, not the case. I am using disk utility. Any suggestions?
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USB becomes unreadable after putting the .img on it-Mac

I am trying to put Ubuntu on my USB to install it on my MacBook Pro, but after following step 8 of this Ubuntu guide it becomes unreadable and it doesn't show up while rebooting my computer and ...
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Why can't I get Ubuntu to work on my G5 Powermac?

I've been trying to get Ubuntu to work for literally days now on my new G5 Powermac. I've read up on some things but I'm new to Macs. I've downloaded the ISO file and burned it to a CD using ...
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How do I change what filetypes Ubuntu One Ignores on a Mac (OSX)?

I understand how to add files to the syncdaemon.conf file in my Ubuntu system going to /etc/xdg/ubuntuone/syncdaemon.conf and adding python strings to the ignore.default list. It worked great. I use ...
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Share folder with mac guest on a linux ubuntu host

I am trying to share a folder on virtualbox with a guest mac, I tried to share the folder through virtualbox but it doesn't show up in mac, Also I tried sharing a folder on mac and access it from ...
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I am stuck on step 8 of Creating A USB boot Disk Mac Style

I coverted the file from ISO to dmg. I tried to step 8 I get this message. dd: /Desktop/2ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.dmgof=/dev/rdisk1s1: No such file or directory Over and over again. I try to ...
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Uninstalling GRUB from MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air and I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my external HD. I booted Ubuntu from a flash drive and everything had gone fine. I turned off my computer and when I turned it on again I ...
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How do I troubleshoot “no medium found” error on installation on Mac?

Specifically, it says /init: line 7: can't open /dev/sdb: no medium found I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on my intel iMac. I have 1 Mac partition, 1 FAT32 partition with Windows installed on ...
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Unreadable disk error macbook pro [closed]

I have a macbook pro and I burn the dvd and it is verified I insert the dvd and it says: "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" what am I doing wrong?
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Why can't we just use Diskutil app for step 8 bootable USB Mac Style [closed]

After converting the file from iso to dmg why can't we use diskutil app to transfer the file to the USB. because I am having problems. It is saying that my file does not exist but i see it right there ...
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The latest kernel update broke my Macbook Air; how can I fix it?

I installed 12.10 on my 11-inch mid-'11 Air without a hitch. I removed Unity and installed Cinnamon in its place. I purged every Unity-related package from the system. Today, the kernel updated and ...
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Mac won't boot into OS X after update

I run an update today on my Mac and it updated GRUB. I select it to leave it and not update it however when I reboot, rEFIt didn't appear and went straight to GRUB. I can boot into ubuntu but not into ...
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Extracting data from Mac OS resource forks

I have some data in old Mac OS resource forks/files that I would like to resurrect. What tools exist on Linux that would allow me to peruse and extract individual resources from the resource forks of ...
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Boot my Mac into External USB Ubuntu Server 12.10

I recently downloaded ubuntu server 12.10 and created an install disk. I then proceeded to boot into the disk and install the server onto an external usb flash drive. After the installation was ...
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GParted is stuck on “shrink file system” (hfs+)

I'm trying to install ubuntu 12.10 on am mac book pro 8.2 as a dual boot. After disabling journaling on the mac hfs+ partition, I booted from the ubuntu mac cd and started gparted. There, I resized ...
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Bootable Ubuntu Studio USB flash drive is reported to be not readable on Mac OS X

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and I'm trying to set up my computer to dual boot with Ubuntu Studio. In order to create a bootable USB flash drive with the installer, I followed the steps from this ...
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Is there an iMac brightness gadget/widget?

So I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 on an iMac G5 with PowerPC architecture. I know there's this thing called fblevel that can adjust screen brightness, but I don't really know how to use it, and I really ...
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Trouble with booting from DVD on a Mac

So I just downloaded the latest edition of Ubuntu 32 bit onto a blank DVD. I went through the whole disk terminal and set it up the way the website showed. However when I inserted the disk it said it ...
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How to mount writable samba shares?

I'd like to mount a folder from my Mac on my Ubuntu machine. So far I've enabled file sharing on my Mac and enabled Samba. On Ubuntu I am able to connect to the share by simply navigating to ...
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Which line of Apple Mac hardware is traditionally the most compatible with Ubuntu/Linux? [closed]

I need a new Mac for some specific OSX requirements that I need 1% of the time but for the rest of the time I need Ubuntu, I usually I stick to the LTS releases. I am open to the Mac mini, Macbook ...
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Unable to access folder on LAN since upgrade and switch to KDE

I am running Lucid and after installing some upgrades and switching from Gnome to KDE, I found I can no longer connect to the server on my office LAN. I can see it on the network, but clicking on it ...
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Ubuntu One for Mac OS X proxy detection?

Since new version of U1 (4.0), it's been claimed that it can read OS proxy settings. But in my case it didn't. I have my network settings set to "Auto Proxy Discovery". And browsers, mail and other ...
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MacBook Pro: should I virtualize Ubuntu or use Boot Camp?

I'm looking to run Ubuntu on a 2008 MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz C2D, 2GB GDDR3. Will it be okay performance wise through virtualization such as VMWARE or should I use BootCamp? Thanks.
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Move Grub Boot loader into another partition

I am dual booting mac OS X with Ubuntu 64-bit and using the alternative install, when I got to the Grub boot loader I acidently selected the wrong partition to install, I installed the GRUB on the MAC ...
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How to install Ubuntu on mac powerbook g4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac G4 with no OS: can Ubuntu be used? How do i install Ubuntu on a mac power book g4 running snowleapard step by step instructions would be great.