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Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse gets detected but no signal gets send

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Mac mini (mid 2011) as second boot option using rEFIt and it works ok with wired mouse and wired keyboard. However apple wireless keyboard and mouse does not work. ...
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I can't boot Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on Mac download

I've been trying to replace my MacOS in my iMac with Ubuntu 14.04. Initially, I downloaded the standard 64-bit and installed using a USB drive. Although the install says it's successful, I can't ...
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Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a boot-usb that can be used to install Ubuntu-12 onto an old macbook following the guide on the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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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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How to dual boot Mac OS X and Ubuntu without rEFIt

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac but I don't want have to use rEFIt. Can I do that? Can I just hold the option key on startup and use that to pick what I startup with? And if so would I install ...
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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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Dual booting Ubuntu on Mac, stuck in GRUB

I realise there are threads out there for this issue already, however I have tried those solutions to no avail. I am a Linux newbie trying to dual boot into Kubuntu/Ubuntu on my MacBook Air (Intel), ...
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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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how to eneter single user mode ubuntu 12.04 lts

I installed ubuntu 12.04lts precise pangolin without a hitch. Asked me to remove cd and restart which i did then I cannot get past Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.16 boot: I want to fix the issues ...
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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't change my wierless mac adress [duplicate]

i have network wifi adapter "802.11 WiFi (eth1)" of lenovo g560 the mac address of this adapter never changes i have tried every thing every method in windows but still the same mac address of that ...
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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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Accessing NFS Export on Mac

I am new to Umbuntu and my first attempt is to set up home server using Server 12.04.4. I have the server 'running' and I have been following this guide- http://linuxhomeserverguide.com. My first ...
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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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Share one FireWire connection over the other?

Here's my situation: I have an old video camera that exports over 4-pin FireWire. The problem is that all my cords in the house that have 4-pin FW go to FireWire 400 on the other end - and all the ...
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Replace Mac OS X boot loader with Ubuntu

Currently, I have my MacBook Pro's SSD filled with a Mavericks installation, and after some frustrating hours, an external HDD loaded with Ubuntu 13.04 (soon to be 13.10). As of now, the only way for ...
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Any chance of an amd64+mac iso for current LTS, MacPro(orginal 1,1 2,1: 32bit EFI, HW 64bit)

Back in the "old days" ubuntu had an installer that would work with the first Intel MacPro's (amd64+mac, I think 12.10 was the last version). Is there any chance someone could write a thunk to enable ...
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Can I access the 4 addresses provided in the mac header of wirless 802.11?

I am writing a module that hooks a function on OUTPUT hook of the kernel netfilter. I want to access the complete information inside the mac header of the packet esp all the 4 addresses or in some ...
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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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How can I extract the DSDT (Differentiated System Description Table) of my notebook? [closed]

I am planning to convert my T420s notebook to a hackintosh notebook. But I currently can't boot the hackintosh installer. Someone said I could save and extract the DSDT in Linux, which would help me ...
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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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Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X option only gives me a few 30 Gigs

I'm trying to install Ubuntu alongside Mac and I have 1 TB of memory. I inserted the install CD, selected a language, and did all that other stuff. When i clicked the "Install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS ...
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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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Preparing to install Ubuntu hangs on Mac

I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, the 5,5. I have one SSD and one hybrid drive, with 8GB of memory. I am installing the 64-bit Precise Pangolin from a DVD onto my hybrid drive, as OSX lives on my SSD. ...
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iMac won't boot Ubuntu [closed]

I have an iMac and I installed Ubuntu because Lion was crap and was causing my computer problems. But I still wanted a Mac OS so I brought it in to the genius bar at Apple and they plugged it in and ...
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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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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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Boot Ubuntu on USB flash drive in Mac OS X 10.4… and Ubuntu

I would like to create an OS-agnostic installation of Ubuntu on a flash drive, that boots under Ubuntu and under Mac OS X. Ideally the process would look like: Install Ubuntu 11.10 (or 12.04 if ...
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Where to install Ubuntu bootloader on a Mac?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Mac, but I can't get it to boot with default mac bootloader or rEFI. It shows up as "Windows" On the mac bootloader and shows up as "Linux" on rEFI. I'm not sure ...
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Differences between installer disc images? [duplicate]

Looking at the Quantal image download site I notice two different amd64 images. What's the technical difference between ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64+mac and ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64? Of course the ...
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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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Change location of system menu indicatior to left.

I want to change location of that system menu indicator which is on the extreme right side to extreme left side of status bar. Here is the sample: How can i do this ?
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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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Error While Installing Ubuntu on iBook G4 PowerPC (More info in post)

this is my first post. Here are my computer specs: iBook G4 PowerPC 512MB RAM 150 GB Harddrive blah blah blah Anyway, I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on this computer. I have the PowerPC ...
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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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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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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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Can't boot live usb or cd on 2006 macmini running xubuntu

I had to install Refit to boot a xubuntu 12.04.4 install cd originally. I chose to use the whole disk to install xubuntu. I need to reinstall due to some user errors, but now I can't boot any cd's or ...
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I can´t access the data from my external hard disc drive

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my new Laptop and I want to copy my data from my iMac to my new Laptpo using an external hard disc drive (Elements 500GB). I did a BackUp on my Mac and when I check ...
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Can't get to the GRUB menu on iMac G5

I have an iMac G5, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I've had an error that I've gotten the solution to, but the solution requires me to get to the GRUB menu, and I can't seem to do that. I ...
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Not working ubuntu-12.04.4-destkop-amd64.iso at mac os x 10.8.5 [on hold]

When i double click the .iso file it says that that the (drive copy?) can't be opened because there are no activatable filesystems. my mac is from late 2008. anyone knows how to fix this problem?
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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 ...