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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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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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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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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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Newbie question on what the various cool names like Utopic Unicorn

What do these cool names of releases tell me about the release? Which release is appropriate to install on VirtualBox on Mac (10.9.4)
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels on Mac

last week I´ve tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels as a Vm it works well but I didnt could install the Parallels Tool. For test I have tried 12.04 too and the Parallels Tools are working ...
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Setting permanent MAC address in Ubuntu 14.04

Due to the unusual way my ISP set up Internet, I need to manually set up MAC address to go online. So far I've been using: sudo ifconfig eth0 down sudo ifconfig eth0 hw ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx sudo ...
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Mac server.app equivalent for Ubuntu server?

In Mac OS X there is the server.app which makes all server related things simple and easy. Is there something like this for Ubuntu server, or at least something that easily sets up a domain name?
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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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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 ...
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Run Ubuntu on an iMac G5

I have an old iMac G5 (without a webcam) that I would like to get running Ubuntu. The iMac has no hard drive in it, and I would like to get a live CD running so I can test out Ubuntu before I buy a ...
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IPTABLES > MAC Filtering

I am newbie. I tried DHCP Mac filtering is not enough to secure our networks and I think iptables will... This is my concept: I set a new laboratory (LAB) network. My other network is connected to a ...
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Is there way to check if users use Ubuntu Desktop amd64 or amd64+mac?

I believe uname -a on installation from both regular 64-bit and mac iso outputs the same info string. Is there way to tell apart their architectures?
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can't detect my wifi network ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed ubuntu 13.04 32bit on my iMac (21 inch). I can see some networks, both wep and wpa, but not mine and some others. mine is on channel 13, I think is that the problem. I've tried ...
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how to properly install ubuntu on imac? (bootcamp)

I installed bootcamp on iMac few years ago. Two systems (Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.4) work just fine... I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04, burned it to the DVD and it works perfectly (I didn't install it ...
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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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Files are locked on ubuntu when copied from my mac or pc

I have installed ubuntu on my old computer, fresh install etc. etc. hope to use it as a central store for media, backups as well as use xbmc on it to play stuff on my TV. Problem i am getting at the ...
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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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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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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.
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Safari style animations

Anybody know if it's possible to get mac book style animations on ubuntu? Specifically the back, forward, and exit tab animations.
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My ubuntu installation directory is not bootable on my intel mac

I have a intel mac, I previously had linux mint, I wanted to switch to ubuntu I made a usb install disk using UNetBootin and it boots fine, but I install it to my hard drive, but when I go to the boot ...
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How can I change the two figure behavior with my MacBook Pro (6,2)'s trackpad?

By default on mac os, with two fingers I can do this: -leave a finger on the mouse pad, and move another finger, and still be able to move the mouse -two finger scrolling requires both fingers be ...
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why can't the iso be verified?

I have a MacBook Pro running on Mountain Lion. I am trying to install the newest version of Ubuntu for power pc, and after trying to burn the ISO onto the dvd, it says it could not verify the ISO. ...
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How can I tell ubuntu to ignore mouse movements while clicking?

I've got a Macbook Air and am trying out ubuntu on it. One thing that is really annoying is the behavior of the trackpad. Macs have those click-pads, where you have to press down the whole trackpad ...
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How can I make a bootable USB ubuntu live disk for a Mac using Ubuntu?

I've found guides that explain how to make a bootable disk for macs using macs, but I want to use ubuntu to make this mac-bootable disk. Is there a way to do that? In other words, I have: a ...
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After uploading, how can I reorganize my files on Ubuntu One cloud storage using a Mac?

For example, I uploaded 13 files, now I want to put them in a folder for better organization. Right now I cannot see a way to move files around once uploaded. I would hate to have to reupload all my ...
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OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu

I want to use ALL of the mac keyboard shortcuts for everything in Unity. Example: Copy (CMD+C), Paste (CMD+P), etc. I have not found a way to do this where CMD is the modifier key instead of CTRL, ...
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Using synergy between mac os x and ubuntu 12.04

I tried to get synergy working, here is the step that I have done: Installing quick synergy in Ubuntu Installing synergykm in mac os x Using IP address instead of hostname Using synergyc / synergys ...
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Help editing GRUB on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm thinking about making a partition to test out Mac OS X on my own computer hard drive and don't think it would suffice if I used it through VM. So, how would I go about returning to single boot ...
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Install Ubuntu on external disk ,Mac OS

The Problem I have is how to install Ubuntu in a very tricky environment: My computer is a Macbook Pro (bought in 2013). My current OS is Mac OS and Windows 7 in bootcamp. Since my Mac Pro only has a ...
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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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Can't convert iso to img on mac

I followed the instructions here and I got a dmg instead. This is what I entered: cd Desktop hdiutil convert ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso -format UDRW -o ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.img Then it ...
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How to share folders and how to mount flash drives on Mac OS X virtual machine using Virtualbox

I have searched literally the whole Internet.I found pretty much ..... nothing! The problem with details : VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.04. I created a virtual machine to run Mac OS X Lion. I ...
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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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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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installing ubuntu 12.04 on mac w/ unbootable mac os x

I read that installing ubuntu on macs does something bad with some efi (?) Thing so it get unusable but my mac cant boot of mac os x so i cant fix it and install ubuntu, what do i do?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on iMac 21.5 using wireless keyboard!

Good evening everyone. I am planning to dual boot Ubuntu and Mac OS on my iMac however I faced an issue. Mostly everyone seggest to use wired keyboard while installing Ubuntu on Mac however I don't ...
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I erased osx when i installed ubuntu, how do i set up dual boot [closed]

I have a macbook pro 8,1 running ubuntu 11.10 on it. Before I wiped osx clean off it, i was running osx lion. This computer was shipped with snow leopard on it so i know it will work on it, but ...
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Creating Bootable Ubuntu USB from Mac

I downloaded the iso file of Ubuntu 11.04 (32 Bit) from Ubuntu download page and followed the instruction of creating Bootable USB Memory Card. from the same download page ...
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Make Fn key from mac keyboard work on 11.10

I am using a mac keyboard slim aluminium with Ubuntu 11.10, the keyboard has F11 and F12 as controls for increasing and decreasing the volume. On boot the keys work as F keys but I would like them to ...
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Ubuntu Apps to match Apple's OS X Lion?

I'm writing a post about how the software updates Apple sent out have been on Ubuntu (and other Linux distros) for ages (like the app store and the new "Mission Control" feature) from here: ...
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Trouble Accessing Mac OS X Partition from Ubuntu 14.04

I have a 1 TB hard drive in a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010) partitioned with 900 GB for Mac OS X and 100 GB for Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to be able to read the files off the HFS+ partition with OS X ...
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combining or renaming files

I have a list of files in directory They are named: 2.pdb 3.pdb 14.pdb ... 200.pdb ... 1240.pdb I'd like to combine all of these in this specific order. When I use cat *pdb > pdb_all.txt it ...
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How do I create a LiveUSB for mac without os x?

I have a white macbook (2007) which doesn't have os x installed on it, it only boots up using the recovery drive. Is there a way to create a bootable usb which I can use to install Ubuntu on my mac. I ...
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Is there any command line equivalent for “Edit Connection” GUI?

I found that there are at least three methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Method (1): Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or ...
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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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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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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 ...