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How do I access my remote Ubuntu server via X-windows from my Mac?

I have an Ubuntu server (12.04 LTS) running remotely on a cloud hosting service. I have installed ubuntu-desktop via apt-get: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop It appears to have installed no ...
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Panel with apps from left to the bottom? [duplicate]

Is it possible to move the bar with the apps on the left corner to the bottom? Like Mac OS?
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After installing Ubuntu in a iMac, I cannot boot my system, why? [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu Desktop (latest version) onto my iMac (latest version) via CD and following its instruction to remove the CD and to reboot my machine won't boot. It gives me a blinking ...
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My Ubuntu install CD wrote over entire Mac OS X. How Can I get OS X back?

so I decided to try out Ubuntu and burned the install CD. I went through the menu process, and chose a 20gb partition to install Ubuntu on. Without warning or further confirmations, the Ubuntu ...
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Mounting a partition on both OS X and ubuntu

I'll be reinstalling OS X on my MacBook and I would like to use both ubuntu and OSX. can I make 3 partitions, one for each OS and the third for /home and mount the /home partition on both OS-es? Is ...
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White screen on mac mini on startup

I have no idea where to start with this problem. I dual booted my mac mini with Ubuntu 13.10 by installing rEFIt. It worked awesome. My only problem was not being able to reboot but it didn't bother ...
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Headphones not working in ubuntu 13.06 - mac laptop

I have a mac laptop with ubuntu installed on it. The version of the ubuntu os is 13.06. It is an old generation mac book. The mic and the speaker works fine but when I plug in the headphones, no sound ...
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leftover EFI files in hidden partition

So I have tried to install Linux (unsuccessfully) multiple times and when I run diskutil list, I get this: disk1 is my usb and disk0 is my hard drive (which is flash storage if that makes a ...
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Will the (non-Mac) Xubuntu installation DVDs boot on Intel Macs?

In the context of the Ubuntu (not Xubuntu) installation DVDs, it's been stated repeatedly that the developers couldn't create one DVD that would boot on both Intel Mac and non-Mac systems. On the ...
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Running graphical program on Ubuntu via Mac OSX Terminal - Keep program running?

I'm having problems knowing whether a program is running in the background. The program is run via command line, but the computer is just a server (apologies if terminology is incorrect), which we ...
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Creating USB with 3 partition fails

I followed this guide http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx to create a bootable USB Stick using OS X Mavericks. I created 3 partitions on the USB stick. I converted the ....
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Script to get mac and write in a file

My work needs to clone some Thin Clients and they use Ubuntu as base to the VMware Client, but the problem is we have to edit manually the line in the /etc/vmware/view-mandatory-config with the MAC of ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook pro fails to boot: timer doesn't work through interrupt-remapped io-apic

After I was installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro using Wubi in Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and restarted my PC to boot from Ubuntu, I got that message: Kernel panic not syncing : timer doesn't work ...
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“Not downloading file in useable form” error when trying to make a Live USB stick on a Mac

I have downloaded ubuntu onto my Mac but when I click on the file I get message that The Following Disk images couldn't be opened.. Image ubuntu-14.04 reason no mountable file systems. What do I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 single install not booting Mac Pro 4.1

So this is what has happened so far... I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 Mac version and now the Intel version on my Mac Pro 4.1. Installation succeeded each time yet when I restart the computer it ...
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SMP with iMac 27" (2013/14)

I'm a sysadmin for a University, and I was setting up a new iMac 27" triple booting Mac OS, Windows 8.1, and Ubuntu 14.04 x64. I have all of the operating systems working and booting procedures fine, ...
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“Missing Operating System” after installing Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD on a Macbook Pro

I followed this guide to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro 8,2 (late 2011): https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation I used a CD. I synced the partition table ...
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Installing Ubuntu in a mac [duplicate]

I have installed Mavericks on my PC, now I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm not sure which file should I download: 64-bit or 64-bit mac.
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Ubuntu on old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz /512/?

I'm totally new in this subject... Is there a possibility to install Ubuntu on an old MAC MINI 1.42 GHz | 512 | without INTEL processor? If not does anybody have an idea for another system/OS?
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Installing Lubuntu 12.04 on a Mac G4 Powerbook

I recently got 3 powerbooks from a friend of mine, only one of which I intend on using. I installed Lubuntu dual boot with OSX and restarted. When the Powerbook restarts, I hear the beep, and then I ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Mac and keep OSX?

Could anyone provide a concise step by step instruction on how to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Mac OS X Lion? I have read that Ubuntu corrupts the EFI file so I would like to hear from those who have ...
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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a Mac? (NO Dual Boot just Ubuntu)

I have googled for quite a while now and haven't found the answer. My question is, can I install Ubuntu on a mac and leaving out the Mac OS. I just want it to boot ubuntu and nothing else. Maybe a ...
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Mapping Mac OS X's Mission Control Key to Ubuntu's Workspaces, with Synergy

How can I map my Mission Control key ( which is alternatively F4 if fn is pressed ) to be my command under Ubuntu to show all active workspaces? When I press that key under Ubuntu, in the Keyboard -&...
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How to completely uninstall U1 client from OS X

I recently installed the U1 client for Mac (OS X 10.8.2). It's definitely got some rough edges, like occasionally taking forever to sync and the menubar helper doesn't quit when I select Quit. So I ...
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Create bootable USB drive on Mac for Windows [duplicate]

I need to create a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu for a Windows machine, but I got a Mac... How can I make a bootable USB on a Mac, for a Windows machine?
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external USB drive getting mounted as ro

mount displays: /dev/sdc2 on /media/My Book type hfsplus (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks) Is there a way to mount this as rw, and copy data. This was working with Mac OSX, and on Mac its no loger ...
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How do I permanently install rEFInd onto my mac from Ubuntu (without using mac os)

I deleted my mac os and I had trouble getting my mac to recognize the Ubuntu installer when i pressed the alt key on boot. I had to re-install mac os install refind and then install Ubuntu again when ...
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Restart issues with iMac and Ubuntu 12.04

When I select "restart" with 12.04 it begins the process, then stays forever stuck on the 3rd or 4th "dot" with the Ubuntu logo and never restarts so I don't have a choice but to force my iMac to ...
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rEFIt menu problem

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook retina (Mid 2012) with USB. On the installation type, I chose "Install Ubuntu along with MAC OS X" instead of "something else". However, after ...
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How can I prevent my cursor from moving when I am clicking the trackpad?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro. When I click the trackpad, it is always registered as a small mouse movement as well as a click, so it drags whatever I click on. has anybody else ...
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Bootable usb - mac still useable

There is this tutorial on how to create a bootable usb stick here Will it still start with osx if the usb stick is not plugged in? Because I don't want to destroy osx, and I want to choose. Or I have ...
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ubuntu power button? [duplicate]

i have a problem i want to change power button's location instead of right side i want it to be on left side is it possible i want to look it like mac please help me. please if it is possible to ...
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ubuntu can't detect wifi mac

I have installed ubuntu(12.04.1 LTS) on my mac air 6.1, but it can't detect any wifi. I was told that I should install a network card driver. but I have tried to search on google but i got nothing. ...
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Tri Boot on an iMac [closed]

I have a 2013 iMac (desktop) which is running OS X Mavericks, Windows 8 and Ubuntu Raring. I am using rEFInd to do the initial boot up but there are a few problems with this setup: it takes a long ...
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Can I disable the internal speakers while keeping the audio jack enabled?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my MacBook Pro 4,1 and it is working great. The only problem is that my broken speakers let out static all the time. I somehow broke the speakers while I was repasting ...
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Macchanger address change won't stay

I ran: sudo macchanger -r wlan0 sudo macchanger -m xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx wlan0 Both of these commands produce a change as confirmed with both ifconfig wlan0 and macchanger -s wlan0. But after I ...
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Firefox renders wrong colors

I've got the following problem: I'm developing an website, so while I was testing around I've noticed that firefox and chromium display an css bar in different colors. When I switched between several ...
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Install ubuntu as a dual boot system in mac air

http://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-in-macbook-air This is what I followed to install ubuntu as a dual system for my mac air. I have finished installing ubuntu in my mac and I can ...
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Computer missing firmware?

I have an iMac G5 that I'm looking to install Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc, and release of Ubuntu on to. Whenever I try to install any version (I've only tried 12.04 and above), I install the OS without ...
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Burn a CD on Mac on OSX [closed]

I followed the instructions and burnt a CD but when I booted with the the CD while holding C at startup on my mac nothing happens! When I want to see the content, it says "The Disk you inserted was ...
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Wireless not working on iMac G4

I have an iMac G4 running Ubuntu 12.4 PPC. When I try to connect to a wifi network, the computer doesn't seem to remember the SSID: # iwconfig wlan0 essid <SSID> # iwconfig ... wlan0 IEEE ...
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Where did /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf go?

On my Macbook I can only move the cursor while also pressing the touchpad after a default install. A per login session fix is to run "synclient FingerLow=10" and "synclient FingerHigh=20". In order ...
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How can I USB install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my Macbook using the 32-bit image?

I've downloaded both the 32 and 64-bit images of Ubuntu 12.04.4 and used the startup disk creator in Ubuntu to create a both a 32 and 64-bit Ubuntu install USB. However, I am only able to boot from ...
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How well is the HFS+ filesystem supported?

How well does Ubuntu support HFS+ (i.e. Mac formatted) filesystems? Can it read and write to them, and are there any potential problems to watch out for?
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How do I get out of purple boot screen while installing Ubuntu on an iMac Intel Core i7 Haswell 2013?

For the last couple of days I have been trying to install but most importantly run Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 on my Intel Core i7 Haswell iMac Model (late 2013). Unfortunately I haven't been able to boot ...
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Trying to create a bootable cd from a mac to boot from my windows pc [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable cd from a mac (running computer) to use to boot and install ubuntu to my pc (not running computer). Any 'how-tos' or tutorials that can help me?
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Xbox 360 gameplay recording

Hi I have a climax digital vcap 303, its a av recorder for my xbox 360. I currently have be using ArcSoft Showbiz to record (capture) my xbox's gameplay. this app is window/mac only. is there any ...
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How do I remove permissions on an external drive in 13.04?

I have two old hard drives from my MacBook that I would like to get usable files off of. The problem is I don't have permission to access the files unless I do gksudo nautilus, which means I can't ...
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How do I choose Ubuntu install size on Mac?

When I chose to install Ubuntu alongside my Mac OS I saw no option to choose how big I wanted my install to be. It installed it and booted from the installed Ubuntu, and It looks fine, but how can I ...