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Linux freezes on reboot

I've been installing Ubuntu 12.04.03 with Virtual Box on a macbook air that is recently updated to Mavericks. After the whole process of installation, Virtual Box asks me to restart the computer, but ...
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Macbook pro black screen on install 13.10

I've tried booting via bios emulation and efi with the anti card turned off but either way I end up with a black screen. Efi hangs after the kububtu splash creeen and bios hangs shortly after Grub. ...
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iTunes for Ubuntu Studio

I have finally gotten my old Mac HDD sorted out, and now I would like to know if anybody has either: a) a way to run iTunes without wine, as it did not work out well for me the last time I tried it, ...
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Should I put Ubuntu, Kubuntu, or Lubuntu on my PowerPC Mac?

I own an iMac G4 computer, and I was wondering which form of Ubuntu would work best? I was going to go with Ubuntu for PPC, but I heard that there wasn't going to be any more OS's ported to PPC and ...
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Change super keyboard for mac [duplicate]

I am using 13.10 and I cant seem to figure how to change the super from option/alt to command. I've tried autokey and this, both to no avail. I'd really like to switch the copy/paste and alt tab to ...
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how to create a bootable usb on mac to install ubuntu into a formatted PC?

hi I have a working MacBook Pro and a crashed Windows 7 PC. I was running Ubuntu on my PC but after a recurrent issue now I can't boot either OS. I would like to install only ubuntu to my PC and will ...
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Set up nvidia drivers on iMac 21.5 (Ubuntu 13.10)

I am new to iMacs. I have set up dual boot on my new machine, Ubuntu 13.10 loads fine. Though, I clearly see that there are problems with graphics drivers. I have tried to follow some instructions ...
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Mac OSX Mavericks update rEFIT broken

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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How to get my Macbook 2008 Trackpad working?

My Macbook 2008 Trackpad won't work under Ubuntu 12.04. It happened 2 min after I had logged in, the mouse stopped working. What can I do?
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Mac mini ubuntu 13.10 wifi not working

10 on late 2012 Mac mini from USB drive can't get wifi card working. So many solutions on here but can't seem it get them working, why does it work in LiveUsb 'try ubuntu' mode but not when installed? ...
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external wifi card that supports monitor mode

Does anyone know of an external wifi card that works with Ubuntu (preferably out-of-the-box) and supports monitor mode? I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a retina Macbook Pro (64-bit) and the built in card ...
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Purple screen on boot, iMac

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.10 (special iMac iso found here) on the new iMac (dual boot). Installation of rEFIt was completed successfully, as well as the installation of Ubuntu itself. After the ...
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after suspend, screen milky, misty

I installed a dual boot with 'ReFIT' on my very early intel imac ('7,1')... Ubuntu 13.10 works very well - except, if I let the machine go to suspend, then when I come back from suspend the screen ...
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Need help to sort out partitions with Mac OS X + Ubuntu Dual Boot

I have a MacbookPro8,1 with a 500GB HDD, running OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. I used the Disk Utility app on Mac OS to create a new 50GB free space partition to install Ubuntu on. I installed rEFIt ...
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What is the difference between ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso?

My current assumption is that the mac version has drivers particular to the mac ecosystem? Does that mean that I can't create a live system with the non mac iso to boot my mac over USB?
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select text with double click

I'm a former mac user and I was used to select a word in a text just by double clicking on it, and selecting the whole paragraph by triple-clicking any word of the paragraph. This feature works on any ...
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How to Install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 using Mac OS X?

Will this work on a Mac? I want to install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4 but I'm pretty sure apt-get isn't compliant with the fruit shell. Is it possible to install using Mac OS X?
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How to create a Mac bootable live Linux USB on Windows?

Right, I'll get right to it. How can I make a Linux Live USB on Windows, that I can use on a Mac. In front of me, I have a Windows laptop, and a dropped Mac Book Pro that won't properly boot. I need ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on an iMac

This is my second time to try to install Ubuntu on my iMac. Currently, I'm downloading the AMD64 Mac version of Ubuntu 13.04 because months ago, my iMac just lost all it's data and I don't have a Lion ...
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Initial: Ubuntu 13.10 Installation on a MAC Stationay machine

System installation from iso and dmg (MAC) - files. Is it possible to install MAC OS 10.8.3 alongside Ubuntu 13.10 when ubuntu is initially installed on the machine? The main question is therefore: ...
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Where can I download the latest version of Ubuntu for a PowerPC?

Where do we download the most current Ubuntu version for PowerPC Mac?
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“missing operating system” error from bootloader on a Mac

I used a usb image, and followed all the instructions on ubuntu.com. When I try restart it does not have a linux or ubuntu option. It has a windows option but I don't have windows installed, if i ...
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How to control screen Brightness Ubuntu 12.04 64bit in iMac 2011

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a 2011 iMac computer. Everything is working properly, but I'm struggling with the control of screen brightness. I have tried several solutions and none of them work. ...
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How to I repair ubuntu? It suddenly stopped booting!

I am running ubuntu 13.10. It has been working really well for a couple of weeks. all of a sudden it wont boot. I get the Grub or what ever its called menu to select the operating system to boot, ...
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Not recognizing USB key board

I am trying to load ubuntu server from a disk to an older Mac mini. I have a dell key board that connects by USB and it is not being recognized to type in any commands. Any advice would be great. ...
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how can i rewrite url to a specific ip or another domain in dnsmasq? [duplicate]

i added two lines: address=/dev/127.0.0.1 address=/g.cn/127.0.0.1 to /etc/dnsmasq.conf file, and i have nginx listened 80 port. open urls like http://xxx.dev/, i can see nginx's default site. ...
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Name of the lubuntu screen brightness programme

I have lubuntu 13.04 on a couple of year old iMac and using the screen brightness keyboard buttons works great out of the box. However, I tend to use i3wm as my primary windows manager and the buttons ...
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install Ubuntu on a Mac book single boot

I have a Mac Book (2006) 2 gb ram 2.2 GHz processor core 2 duo (intel-based processor) 80 GB hdd loaded with Windows 7 x86 only (single boot) - I've deleted the Mac X OS completely before and I ...
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Is there a Mac 68k emulator for Ubuntu 12.04?

I have a oldie but goodie program for the 68k macintosh series that I would like to run on Ubuntu 12.04. How can that be done? I have used Basilisk on Win XP but that PC now has, well of course, ...
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How to transfer large amount of data from Mac to Ubuntu computer?

I've got a mac laptop from which I want to take all data, and put it on my Ubuntu computer. Since I don't have an external drive, I want to do it directly somehow. I've got the two on the same wifi ...
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How do I install .pkg files?

A private bank has its net-banking facility provided with a software. Only when I install the software I will be able to use the facility. Now they have different versions of the software for Windows ...
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Stuck at a Grub2 screen on iMac with ubuntu 13.04

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my old iMac and today when loading it quite normally, I got prompted for the first time the grub menu asking me to choose which partition to boot. It normally does ...
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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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“Starting Restore Sound Card State” fails and live USB boot hangs on MacBookPro4,1

My MBP doesn't have a working DVD drive, so I'm unable to do a live CD. I'm trying to install Ubuntu and–after removing the quiet and splash options and adding nomodeset–I can get Ubuntu almost ...
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Removed EFI on MacBook during Ubunutu installation. How to access GRUB?

I removed the EFI menu on my MacBook during my Ubunutu installation. I'm trying to install rEFInd on my MacBook, but I can't seem to access the bootable disk. If I hold alt during the boot, there are ...
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ubuntu install on Power Mac G5 using Firewire drive

Just wondering if anyone could help me out. I installed Ubuntu to an external firewire HD. It added a partition for the OS and a partition for bootstrap. I can not for the life of me figure out how ...
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Trouble restarting ubuntu after installation on Mac

After I complete the installation and click "restart now" ubuntu freezes and doesn't restart or anything. Any ideas?
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Boot Mac partition as a virtual machine?

I was wondering if it was possible to use my Mac partition inside Ubuntu by running it as a virtual machine? I still use Mac for work because of compatibility issues. I find myself constantly ...
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Sharing between ubuntu and mac - argh, help!

I have setup a ubuntu server on an old HP computer. I am trying to use it as a file and print server for two mac books. The print server I have work (HURRAY!), but the file server is giving me a ...
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Intel iMac HD with no image… how do I get Ubuntu to work?

I just replaced My 27" Intel iMac (Late 2009) HD. It has no OS on it (WD Blue 1TB) . Do I need to download a certain version of Ubuntu onto my Pendrive? Do I need a windows or mac OS to install ...
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Format Flashdrive (Mac)

I followed the instructions to create a bootable USB on mac, but it didn't work, it said "can not read the flash drive". It was formatted as Mac OS Extented, in the tutorial, you don't say what format ...
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Installing Lubuntu on a PPC Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro (PPC Model, G3 Quicksilver) that I would like to run Lubuntu on. It has two internal HDDS: one is 41GB and the other is 20GB. Mac OS X is already on the 41GB drive, but I would like ...
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USB icon set script

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction. I am learning scripting and would like to know where ubuntu based distros get their default icons for things like USB drives. What I would like ...
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Setting up an Ubuntu partition on a Mac

Look, I'm trying to set up a Linux partition on my Macbook Pro. I did exactly like what everybody says: I partitioned the hard drive, Downloaded rEFit, and installed that. Then, I burned Ubuntu to ...
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Offline fix for ubuntu 12.10 WiFi?

I have absolutely no way of connecting ethernet to my computer or any other device like a dongle to my computer. I've tried multiple things to get the WiFi to work with ubuntu 12.10 Is there an ...
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Can you 'mount' an Ubuntu Touch (nexus 4/7) device as a disk?

Is it possible to mount a Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 which is running the latest Ubuntu Touch dev preview as a disk via USB with MTP or similar? I can adb and/or ssh into these devices, no problem, but I ...
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“Next Song” function key (Mac) on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my iMac 2011. I want to use the function keys on the keyboard to skip to the next song, but I get this splash when I press the key: Can you help me?
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Java Oracle Installation /usr/bin/java: cannot execute binary file

Hi I've been trying for 1 day to get Oracle Java running on Ubuntu. I have a powermac g5 with Ubuntu 12.04 ppc64. uname -a : Linux LK37 3.2.0-53-powerpc64-smp #81-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 22 21:17:14 UTC ...
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Connecting Ubuntu Server 12.04 to iMac

I've got a Dell machine running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS with samba and I want to be able to transfer files to and from my iMac. I have it hooked up with a static IP address. I can see the server in ...
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Macbook Air Touchpad

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my macbook air. Everything is working great except for one thing. The touchpad behaves slightly different than what it does on the Macbook. In OSX I can move the ...