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How can I find Sixaxis bluetooth MAC address in 14.04?

I am trying to use use sixad to use the Sixaxis with my Ubuntu 14.04 setup. However, I am unsure how I can find the MAC address of the sixaxis device as sixad needs it to be paired manually before I ...
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rEFInd deleted after formatting Mac OS X partition

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro 9,2 , I installed it side by side with Mac OS X, and used rEFInd to boot into ubuntu, then I have decided to use the Mac OS X partition as my ...
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Bootloader fails to install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my mac. I partitioned the hard drive and whenever the installer reaches the part of installing the bootloader it tells me that it was unable to install it. I've ...
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Which ISO do I want for a VM on Mac OS X?

Wanting to install 14.04 on a VM inside OS X. There are two 64-bit versions of the ISO, the regular and the mac version. I've looked at What is different about the Mac ISO image?, but that seems to ...
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Should I install the bootloader on the internal hard drive?

I've got a mac and I want to install Ubuntu on an external hard drive. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu on the hard drive I get an error when the program tries to install the bootloader on the ...
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Where should I install the bootloader when I'm installing on external hard drive?

I'm on a mac on dual boot, I've got my hard drive partitioned so that it can run OS X and Windows. Now I've got an external hard drive that I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and use it on my mac. ...
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Ubuntu on Mac black screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a mid 2010 iMac. When I don't set the nomodeset kernel option I'm getting a black screen. It does actually boot because I can hear the login screen sound. The screen ...
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Rsync with special character files not working between Mac and Linux

I want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly, since every time I re-run the rsync operation after the initial time, the files with ...
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Rsync between Ubuntu and Mac: how to get the iconv option to work

I usually backup between two Ubuntu machines, but I now want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly. The first time all is well, ...
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Recover HFS+ Drive with Safecopy

So a friend of mine has a mac hard drive that she desparately needs the data off of. It will not boot in the macbook. And cannot be mounted in windows. I can make a copy with Safecopy, however when I ...
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Focus RT an ERP software on Ubuntu

I m using a mac and I would like to know if Ubuntu would help me run Focus RT on it. Focus RT is an ERP software which runs on windows. Kindly help me with this. Thanx Nik
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Hidden file visible

Okay. So on one of my friends computer, which runs Windows 8, I needed to password protect a folder. I did it using command prompt on windows by running: E: attrib +s +h I then made the batch file ...
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Ubuntu installation from usb

I have installed ubuntu on my flash drive usb. I am using a mac. Once I plug it in, it asks me to complete an installation. Do I have to do the installation to fully use ubuntu from usb? I can click ...
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Computer crashes when trying to boot ubuntu from cd on mac

I'm having a problem getting Ubuntu to start from a disc on my 2009 Macbook pro. When I boot up from the disc, I get to the initial menu with the options: "Try ubuntu without installing", "Install ...
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Can Ubuntu run on an iMac (white 2006-era with EFI32)

Can Ubuntu be installed as the only OS on an iMac white( Model A1207, 2006-era)? The EFI reports as EFI32, not EFI64. Also, is the main display needed for the install? I got this machine because ...
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How to get apps to scroll smoothly AND real-time? (don't drive me in the arms of Apple!)

On my Desktop I've been using Ubuntu for about 7 years now, and I love it. I now recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air alongside Mac OSX. I know my way around Ubunt very well, but there is one ...
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Is it possible to install Microsoft office 2011- Mac version - in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have Mac Version of office 2011. Can I install that in Ubuntu 14.04LTS?
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my android not detected by macmini which has installed ubuntu12.04

I have install ubuntu on my mac mini. But it can only detected only 3 to 4 devices, mac mini does not have usb2.0 ports. All 4 usb ports are usb3.0. I don't know how to solve this problem. Is there ...
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How to, finally, get Ubuntu to boot on a mac from external USB storage?

I wish to run Ubuntu on my iMac from external USB storage, either an external disk or a flash drive. I can easily create a bootable USB stick and use that to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a properly ...
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Temp readings on 08 Macbook

I just recently pulled out my old macbook, white from a long time ago to see if I can get it running just as a throw-a-round. It has a core duo, 2gb of ram (I may be putting 4 in -shrug-) and battery ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Linux of a Macbook and put OS X back on? [closed]

I bought a MacBook off ebay, thinking it would have OS X on it, but it didn't. It came with Ubuntu GNU/Linux. And I was wondering how to put OS X back on it as I don't like Ubuntu Linux. I think it is ...
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Itermittent Loss of Wireless 14.04 dual boot on Mac

I'm very new to Ubuntu, but very excited to start learning it. First, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 currently on a mid 2011 MacbookPro on a dual-boot. Most of the questions I'm finding on here are ...
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Recover data from crashed mac hard-drive from Ubuntu live CD

I've seen this question already posted but it didn't work for me. I have and old iMac from mid 2007 (iMac 7,1 if I'm not wrong). I made a backup of my iphone on itunes and then I made a complete ...
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Problem connecting my MAC OS X to my Xubuntu 14.04

I have trouble sharing screen with my new Xubuntu 14.04, a problem that didn't exist with my Xubuntu 12.10. Here was the steps I had to go to connect my MAC (10.8) to my Xubuntu 12.10: ssh to my ...
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Make the CTRL and Super/CMD keys behave like on OS X

I am a longtime OS X user who is using Ubuntu at work. While I like Ubuntu very much, something that I really miss is the behavior of the CTRL & CMD (i.e. Super) keys on OS X: CMD/Super is used ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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Wiping Mac OS completely and installing Ubuntu: Will the webcam work?

What I have: old MacBook (3,1), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 1 processor. OS: 10.5.8 The macbook is old and has a lot of problems (ignoring the fact that the OS cannot be updated without paying, the disk ...
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Ubuntu on Mac 3,1. Typical Trackpad and Wifi Trouble

I am new. 1.9GiB; Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2GHz; 64 bit; 155GB disk ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed! I don't quite understand the trackpad fix involving appletouch.ko a la here Other Suggestions welcome. ...
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Is Ubuntu still toxic to Macs with Fusion Drive?

Installing Ubuntu BROKE my (since-repaired) Fusion Drive. I burned ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso to a DVD, and booted it and I asked it to install beside my OSX install on my homemade* Fusion ...
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Trying to make bootable USB on OS X — the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ??

So I formatted the USB thing to FAT, I tried using a 4GB and then figured maybe it's the disk so then I used a 2GB and got the same errors. Followed the instructions just as they are on the page... ...
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Grub takes forever to show up

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my MacBook Pro 5,3. Everything works fine so far except for GRUB. It takes 5-8 minutes to just show up. The rest of the boot process goes as expected. I'm also ...
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Regaining access to old External HDD (exfat/Mac&Win, maybe), unallocated maybe toasted HDD

First off, I'm new to Ubuntu, and do not speak really comprehend too much of computer literacy. And English is not my main language. So... I have and old HDD from a friend, that she wants to regain ...
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Create bootable USB of Ubuntu on Mac for a failed partial ubuntu install

So I have 3 computers at my disposal, and would like to wipe my failed partial ubuntu update on COMP1 (which is also locked out from incorrect logins) (originally 12.04, failed partial of 14.04) and ...
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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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SFTP to local ubuntu server crashes network [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu server (named vader) running in my house that I would like to set up SFTP connections with my Mac (named MacbookBro). From vader, when I run: sftp mourkeer@MacbookBro.local It ...
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File Sharing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 & OSX Mavericks

Trying to set up file share between Ubuntu Desktop & OSX Mavericks - have had massive issues so far due to my naivete. The Ubuntu Desktop machine will act as a server to a Macbook Pro & ...
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MAC Hard Drive in Ubuntu

How to mount a MAC OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) Hard Drive in Ubuntu? I use this HD as Time machine for my mac book backup, also I have some other files in it. But when I connected to my Dell ...
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It is not possible to enable the Wifi

I just intalled Ubuntu in a Mac computer with both systems. In the Mac side, the wifi picks up correctly, but it doesn't in the Ubuntu side. For some reason it doesn't show the enable option.
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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Installation of Lubuntu 14.04 fails on PowerPC iMac G3 “mount: can't find /run in /etc/fstab”

I am trying to install Lubuntu on an iMac g3 because OS 9 stinks and that is about the only way to make one of these wastes of plastics useful. I burned a disk with the power pc version of Trusty ...
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How to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a raw hard drive by a bootable USB stick

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and I replaced the original hard drive with a new 3TB hard drive (just got, never initialized). I try to install ubuntu by a bootable USB stick which I crated on my Mac When I ...
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After mounting an exFAT drive under linux I am now unable to mount in on my Mac

I used sudo apt-get install exfat-utils exfat-fuse to be able to mount an exFAT drive under linux. This worked perfectly. However, the partition is now not visible on my Mac anymore! Did the ...
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Guides for installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a late 2012 iMac?

I'm having an awfully hard time getting Ubuntu to work on a late 2012 iMac. I partitioned, installed rEFInd, and was able to boot into Ubuntu, but the display is laggy, I get strange flickers, and I ...
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New Ubuntu Convert can't access external hard drive files / folders from iMac

I overwrote my iMac Mavericks OS with Ubuntu 14.04. Since then, I am having difficulties easily moving files and folders from the external hard drive (used with Mavericks). I am HOPING to be able to ...
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Uninstalled Plymouth Splash Changer. Now I have no splash

I installed Plymouth hoping it would change my boot splash, which it did with the default splash, but I couldn't change it so I uninstalled it but now I have no splash when I boot or power off my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 very slow on VirtualBox

Does anyone have an idea why Ubuntu runs so slow on Virtualbox? I have installed other distros which run fine. I am running it on a Mac 10.7. Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
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Mac External drive ejects itself

I have been given an external drive that was formatted for mac to copy some files onto. When I have freshly booted, it auto mounts and I can see the files, but when I try to copy files on or off the ...
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After boot from live CD, no usable desktop

I have an old iMac G4 which I am trying to get Ubuntu installed on. I have a live CD and can boot from that. Everything loads and is running but there is some sort of graphical error and there is just ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 live CD not booting on iMac G5 (Intel)

My iMac G5 isnt booting the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD (32 bit version). When I press the up key, the last line is "* Starting bluetooth daemon". It does not have the [OK] next to it. If I dont press the ...
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Install on VirtualBox seems stuck on “Running post install”

The install on VirtualBox 4.3.14 seems stuck on "Running post-install triggers software-center". It has been at this screen for over an hour. Can I skip this step? 7/19/14 9:07:20.973 AM ...