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Digital Audio Output light on on MacBook Pro

I don't know if this problem happened when I installed Ubuntu before. Recently I noticed that when I boot Ubuntu, the Digital Audio Output light automatically switches on. Digital Audio Output light ...
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What do I do when Ubuntu 12.10 freezes while starting up? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu to dual boot on my mac with Mountain Lion, but whenever I decide to boot Ubuntu I can make it all the way to the log in menu but when I log in it will freeze up. I am not sure ...
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How can I enable brightness control on my iMac 11,3?

I have Apple iMac 11,3 (27" LED, purchased in 2011) with a Radeon HD 5750 graphics card. When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, everything works fine except brightness control. I want to mention that I ...
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Change GRUB2 boot device

I have a MacBook Pro, and I use rEFIned to dual-boot Ubuntu and Mac OS X. In case I ever messed anything up, I installed Ubuntu on an external hard drive. However, I messed up the setup so I installed ...
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Filemaker pro on Ubuntu

I am seriously considering migrating to an Ubuntu OS for my small business. I currently use Filemaker Pro for my invoices and reports, and I was wondering if I could use that in an Ubuntu environment. ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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Stuck partition on Mac.

After I used rEFIt to put Linux on my mac, it tried installing windows, but I stopped it. The partition doesn't show up in terminal or disk utility. It's like a 'ghost' partition and it shows up when ...
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Mac OS VirtualBox Appliance for Ubuntu 12.04 for purchase?

Is there a Mac OS VirtualBox Appliance for Ubuntu that one can purchase? Specifically, I have the 64 bit 12.04 version that would act as a host.
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My unity pannel on cairo dock doesnt work

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.04 and installed mac theme from Noobslab and installed Cairo Dock. The problem is when I log in I only find Cairo Gnome and I need Cairo Unity Pannel. Please Respond, ...
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apparent low color depth on EFI Boot

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and Mint 14 on a Mac Mini 6,2 (Late 2012) - Intel HD4000. When I boot from the legacy BIOS, I see good colour as it should appear. However, when I boot from the EFI ...
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Hard drive doesn't go to sleep when is not in use

is there a way to stop the hard drive when its not in use? Like an energy saver feature? I have a Mackbook black series. Thanks in advance. l.
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How do I remap command key to be the control key on a Macbook 4,1?

How I can switch the left command key on the keyboard of my macbook, with the left ctrl key? and if it is possible that the command right, continue acting like the super key / windows
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Macbook Pro 5.5 brightness settings work, are remembered, but are not used on startup

This question's similar to various others in the forum where users' brightness settings either don't work or are not remembered: Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 (ubuntu ...
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How can I access my Mac OSX home folder on my macbook?

First of all, I'm not under ubuntu, but Pear OS 7, (quantal based). I have a macbook pro 5,5 (late 2009) with an SSD where there are the OSX and Pear OS partitions, and an HDD where I store my OSX ...
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Is there a supported Mac Theme available? [duplicate]

The default themes in ubuntu like ambiance, radiance are good but old. So I want a mac theme for my ubuntu 12.10. I tried some mac themes but they were either not full supported or not good. ...
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Mac Icons on Ubuntu 13.04! [duplicate]

I have already asked question like that. It was marked for duplicate. I want to not I AM NOT ASKING FOR 12.10 or 12.04!! I am asking for 13.04! I use Gnome Cupertino theme etc. but not everywhere ...
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Getting Wifi to work on Ubuntu 12.10 for MacBookPro

So I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBookPro and I've tried installing various drivers such as Broadcom STA wireless, however when I install them or at least I think I've installed them, they ...
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Dynamic resizing of screen doesn't work in Parallels

I was already running the latest Parallels 7 build when I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. Dynamic resizing of the screen was working in prior versions of Ubuntu. In the process of trying to fix this I ...
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Accessing Mac filesystem from xUbuntu

I have a macbook pro with 2 OS's... Mac OSx and Xubuntu (newest release.) I have followed a lifehacker guide on allowing access of my OSx partition when booted into my linux OS which included ...
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Dual Boot Mac / Ubuntu Mac Single User Mode?

I have a MacBook Air running Mac Mountain Lion on one partition, and Ubuntu 12.10 on the other. Whenever it takes me to the ubuntu startup option of: Ubuntu More Ubuntu Details Mac 32-bit Mac ...
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I ran 11.04 on a Mac and I loved it. Why does it look different on a PC?

I booted a Ubuntu 11.04 live CD on a Mac and I fell in love with the interface. So I decided to install it on my PC. Imagine my dismay when the interface was just the blah standard Windows style ...
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Can I install a PC-MAC DVD Rom application on Ubuntu 12.04LTS?

I bought by mistake a collection of sceneries for XPlane (Fligh Sim) but I didn't realise these DVDs are for PC and Mac only. Is there a way to install them on Ubuntu anyway? Thanks for your patience, ...
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MacBook Pro 6,2 12.04 running hot? AHCI

I've finally managed to get 12.04 running on my MacBook Pro with a 240GB SSD, I've heard that running an SSD in IDE on Ubuntu can make it run very hot, which I suspsect is what I'm experiencing. Is ...
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HELP! need admin password or how to reset!

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my macbook. i tried to do an update but it asked for an admin password that i dont have and never created. so i tried changing it through recovery mode, the only ...
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Replace ubuntu boot menu (iMac)

I have a 21.5" iMac (Intel based), and I recently installed Ubuntu on a 90GB partition. After I installed Ubuntu, I noticed that whenever i boot my machine I get GRUB where I can select my OS (Mac or ...
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Make a Linux install CD on a Mac but Use it to Install Linux on a Windows Machine

I've tried a couple of times to install Linux on my Windows machine using a CD created with Mac OS X... Have not been sucessful. Any idea why? Perhaps I'm downloading the wrong version of Linux?s
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Personal file sharing error, can't find webdav package

I want to share files from my ubuntu laptop to my mac pro (mac os x), my question is, what do I have to install to be able to use this program? I tried to install "WebDAV" but I couldn't find it. ...
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Choose the right step-by-step guide, based on your current operating system

I am confused... So I am trying to install ubuntu on a netbook that has been plagued by viruses. The confusion I have is... I currently have an Imac that I am using to download ubuntu. I then want ...
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Live USB Instructions for Mac don't work for 12.10

The are several guides online (including a few on the ubuntu website) that follow the general pattern of instructions found in this one. I assume that at some point, this worked. However, on an ...
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CPU/GPU fan not working properly on Intel Macbook 4,1 under Ubuntu 11.10

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Intel MacBook 4,1 and I have noticed that the cpu temperature is getting very high and the fan, although working, is not increasing its speed to cope with the ...
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Mac OS X formatted Partitions says “Permission Denied”

So I have a 500GB External Drive split into 4 Partitions (Which I did in Mac OS X 10.5.8) in Disk Utility which are as followed. Mac External Drive: 155.00GB (Mac Extended) Ubuntu External: 155.00GB ...
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Mac boot from Ubuntu installed on a USB drive

I have a USB drive with Ubuntu installed on it (on a Live USB, it actually has Ubuntu installed on it), and it works seamlessly when I try to boot my PC from it. When I try to boot my mac (Mac Book ...
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How do I change the backlight brightness on an iMac 12,2? [closed]

Problem: I can't adjust the brightness of my iMac and it's killing me. (My eyes! The goggles do nothing!). Has anyone gotten this to work? -Booting with rEFIt 0.14 -Product Name: iMac12,2 ...
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How do I get nVidia drivers working on new 2012 iMac?

I can't get nVidia drivers working on my new iMac. It has the GeForce GTX 680MX card and I believe it's currently using the nouveau drivers. Whenever I install the nVidia drivers (I've tried ...
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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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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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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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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 ...