Questions relating to Apple's Macbook. Use this tag if you have trouble installing or using Ubuntu on the Apple Macbook. Please use the macbook-air or macbook-pro tag if the question is Macbook Air or Macbook Pro Specific.

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Ubuntu Server 15.04 installation on MacBook — Issues with keyboard layout and installation from DVD

I'd like to install Ubuntu Server 15.04 on my MacBook (from May 2008) to set up a server for my home network. I run into two major problems though: 1. When I burn the ISO to a DVD (using OSX Disk ...
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How to get ubuntu only on my mac

I have a macbook pro (15 inch, mid 2009) with OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. At first I wanted a dual boot... I have tried: -live disc boot with ubutnu 14.10 -Newly burned 14.10 & 15.04 as well -ubuntu ...
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How to change the ubuntu screen resolution in ubuntu 15.04 installed over parallel in mac pro

I have installed ubuntu 15.04 in mac pro over parallel, and when i am trying to change the resolution i'm getting built in display which is not allowing me to change the resolution. I tried to search ...
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How to disable cpu frequency scaling on MacBook Air

I am having problems disabling CPU frequency scaling on a MacBook Air 6,1 (dual core 1.4 GHz i5-4260U with hyperthreading) laptop with ubuntu 14.04. I need to disable the frequency scaling to install ...
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How is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a Macbook Pro from a microSD Card, or minimal install from CD (not a DVD)?

I see tutorials on the internet seeming to do so - including from Ubuntu's site - and people in the comments saying the terrible directions work, but I've tried it all and after a handful of ...
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Ubuntu Alongside Mac OS X - MacBook Pro 8,1

Has anybody installed Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro? I would install the 15.04 64 bit version on a MBP 8.1.I've seen in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWb2JeGI6zQ) that during the installation ...
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Problem With Wifi After Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my macbookpro retina 13.I follow a lot of solution for wifi(we have so many post in this subject) but still I cant success to have wifi! Please help step by step which ...
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update ubuntu 10.10 - 32bit on macbook [duplicate]

help, it keeps saying "failed to fetch" fetching the upgrade failed. There may be a network problem" but i am connected to the internet with lan.
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my macbook pro will not let me have ubuntu…please help!

I have acquired a 2009 macbook pro 15 at a great price, but I can't seem to figure it out in order to get ubuntu as my only os. I first placed my boot disc I have always used and it would not run. ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on mac now I want to go back to osx [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 to my MacBook Pro and now I want to return to OS X but I deleted it while I was Installing ubuntu. And I am not a great tech guru either so can someone help me in the easiest ...
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Help on Installing Ubuntu on a Late 2008 MacBook with No Operating System and a Broken Disk Drive?

I have a MacBook 4,1 (Late 2008) that I accidently formatted and now has no OS; whenever I boot after a period of time I get a flashing folder icon with a question mark. The Mac also has a broken disk ...
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macbook pro will not boot ubuntu for install!

I am desparate...I want ubuntu and have tried multiple times in different ways to boot ubuntu to install and each time have failed...usb download from unetbootin, ubuntu 14.04 dvd, and a new download ...
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How to fix 3 min. dalay and suspend problem after instaling ubuntu 15.04 on macbook pro 5.1?

I installed ubuntu 15.04 on my macbook 5.1 (late 2008) and on every reboot I have to wait about 3 minutes to get to the login screen. Also suspend doesn't work when I close lid. Does someone have a ...
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Halo Combat Evolved Rendering Issue

I'm trying to run Halo Combat Evolved on my macbook pro running ubuntu using playon linux. It's successfully installed and it plays but the screen is rendered unusably with the a mirror image running ...
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Cannot get wifi working on macbook pro retina

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro Retina, but am having trouble getting the wifi working. I followed the steps posted at Setup problems ubuntu 14.04 wifi on macbookpro 13.3 w/ retina (dual ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook 10,1 graphics issue, cannot change resolution

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Retina (10,1) and I just got the WiFi working, but I can't get the resolution to change. As of now it is at 2880x1800 which makes everything way too small, ...
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Fresh Kubuntu 15.04 installation hangs on boot

I've just done a fresh installation of Kubuntu 15.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (june 2014) and it seems to get stuck somewhere during booting. I suspect it has troubles with the wireless adapter in my ...
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No WiFi on Macbook Retina, also having graphics issues

I have a Macbook retina (MacBookPro10,1) and I just installed Ubuntu 15 on an external hard drive and can boot to it with rEFInd. I'm having two annoying issues though: Ubuntu wont recognize any ...
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How to I get Ubuntu installation to recognize my Mac OS?

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.13. I installed 14.04.2 LTS on a USB and am able to boot into Ubuntu. I left 100 Gb of free space on my 1Tb Apple SSD for Ubuntu. When I go thru ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro 2,2

I currently have an old Macbook Pro 2,2. I'm typically a PC user (so I'm VERY new to Mac computers), but was given the Mac laptop to convert into a Linux computer. I wanted to know if it's possible to ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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No Text Displayed for the Installer while Attempting to Install to MacBook Pro 13" Retina

I'm having issues trying to install Ubuntu side by side with OS X on a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" model with Retina. I have the MacBook12,1 model. When I attempt to run the installer, I see the usual GUI ...
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Login screen never appears after resume

I just upgrade to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro, using the Nouveau driver instead of Nvidia, and after I resume from suspend, my desktop background and mouse cursor appear, but the login/unlock screen never ...
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Failed install - Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Macbook Pro 9,2 via USB

This is my second time trying to install Ubuntu on my Mac. I don't have any CDs, so created a bootable USB, following the instructions, changing the iso to an img through the Terminal etc. Leaving ...
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Unsecure boot on macbook pro

first i would like to mention i'm not using dualboot. I own a macbook pro 15", retina display with intel iris pro. model 11,2. Just booted ubuntu 15.04 from usb pen, and installed using full disk. ...
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MacBook 5,1 trackpad continuous dragging

I've found a lot of things online about trackpads with Linux but can't find an answer to this (though maybe I'm using the wrong keywords?) My only issue with the trackpad occurs when I click and ...
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Black Screen Macbook 10.1

I have a lot of issues with my MBP10.1 and NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 14.04.02LTS. When I install them, i get a black screen after reboot. I tried nomodeset (didn't work) and gfxCardStatus to force use ...
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Utopic Unicorn .. Login screen looks different and unity is slow all of a sudden wireless card no longer working

I'm not sure why, but after a reboot I have an ugly boot up screen and the other problems listed in the title. I think this may have happened during a sudo apt-get upgrade Where I got a seg fault. ...
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Clicking sound when playing audio

Before flagging this question as duplicate, this is not a random or periodic clicking sound. It only happens once a sound is played on the speakers for the "first time". "First time" being after a ...
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Awful beep on boot after installing Ubuntu in a Macbook

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 fails to boot in Macbok [closed]

After installing Ubuntu 11.4 in a Macbook 5,2 I get a blinking folder with a question mark at boot. The installation was successful erasing the entire drive, but the computer fails to boot Ubuntu, I ...
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I am missing the 32 bits librarires: libc.so.6

I'm new to linux. I installed ubuntu 14.04 64bit yesterday on my macbook pro 11,3. I don't know what i did wrong but i always get this libc.so.6 error when I try to open steam. I've tried many ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 - cannot load desktop with fglrx

I'm trying to maximize my OpenGL usage and fix a weird display issue. No solutions I've read about work, including this one and this one. I thought perhaps the open source driver was related, so I ...
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i8042 error on MacBook 7,1

I am so new to ubuntu that I haven't even been able to get it to install. I downloaded ubuntu from the main page, burned it to a disk, have it pop up with rEFIt,and get three options: Book ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 dual boot with Ubuntu - why is there a 2nd monitor?

After installing 14.10 on a separate partition, Ubuntu is detecting a 2nd display that doesn't exist. I can move my mouse and windows to it just as if I did have another monitor connected. If I ...
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Drivers / setup for Macbook Pro 11,3 webcam and Ubuntu 14.10?

I've not been able to find any documentation on whether or not I should expect to be able to make the webcam work on my Macbook Pro 11,3 with Ubuntu 14.10. Would appreciate guidance.
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Why do 3 different browsers “crash” ubuntu 14.04 when I go to http://google.com/chrome?

So, I have black macbook that I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on. Totally clean install. I used Mozilla to go to google.com/chrome. It appears to try to load the page, but then the screen goes dark ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 boots, then freezes after 1-2 mins. Mouse pointer still moves

Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on MacBook runnig OS X Mavericks. The Ubuntu installation will boot and seems to behave fine but then after 1-2 minutes it freezes. Note that I can still move the mouse ...
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Why there is no 32bit EFI boot available on current ISOs?

I have an old Macbook 3.1 with a broken disk drive. I was going to throw it to the trash when I found EFIs boot great solution which works from USB pendrive. I was able to install Ubuntu 64bits on ...
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OS X and Ubuntu on a USB-stick

what do you end op with if you follow How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X? will it delete OS X or can i use my Mac (OS X) normally when the usb-stick is not connected?
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Broadcom WiFi driver install on MacBook Air, no ethernet connection

Here's what I'm working with... MacBook Air, no ethernet ports BCM4360 - 14e4:43a0 rev 03 I tried running sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source and got an error message unable to locate package ...
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How to make xorg aware of screen size

I have a Macbook Pro 15" with Retina display. Unfortunately, this means that text and everything else is painfully small on the built-in display by default. Adapting my interface to the resolution can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi drops MacBook Pro 9,2

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro 9,2 (dual boot with rEFInd) and I'm experiencing constant drops of my WiFi signal. I followed the instructions listed here Installing Broadcom Wireless ...
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How do I keep Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 11,2 from resetting my display's resolution when I add an external display?

I've scaled down my retina display to half resolution. When I add any external display (HDMI or DisplayPort/DVI), the main display always reverts to native resolution. Unplugging the external ...
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Mac Air Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Yosemite (10.10)

I've successfully installed Ubuntu following these steps. After installing updates and the driver for Nvidia 320M, every time I try to boot Ubuntu I get stuck in a black screen for infinity and ...
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Macbook Retina Display Scalling- Web Browsers

I've done the regular scaling from the display settings and the icons and desktop are adequately scaled but the text in the web browsers are still not on the adjusted scale, making everything in the ...
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MacBook Pro 9.2 Ubuntu 14.04 Full Link Quality Wireless Error

Hey guys I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my mac, After being on the wifi for around 5 to 10 mins it randomly shows the signal as being maxed but the internet stops working all together. Here is what it ...
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Ubuntu loses network connection and dpms becomes re-enabled after unplugging AC adapter on Macbook Pro

On Ubuntu 14.01, when I unplug my AC adapter, the network connection is lost (even with connected to wired via eth0). Also, the dpms settings are lost. So even though I run "xset -dpms", that setting ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...