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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Application resolution problems with Macbook Pro retina

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook pro retina mid 2014. Everything was smooth until this issue. Some applications resolution are too small to read including buttons, texts etc. Here are the ...
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My microphone is not working in Mac book pro 17 after ubuntu 16.04

My microphone is not working in Mac bookpro 17(2010) after ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. Sound settings Input shows microphone build-in Audio. but no input level signal. BTW, my Mac bookpro 13(2009)'s ...
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Reliability of Ubuntu 16.04 on Macbook Air >=2013-mid? [on hold]

I want to replace my OS X on Macbook Air 2013-mid with Ubuntu 16.04, so no boot-camp because limited SDD. I know the thread EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd and here old overview about ...
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SSD Compatibility MacBook Pro 2010 (6,2)

I just rebuilt this laptop (battery and HDD failure) and I went with a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on it and ideally, I would like Ubuntu to really be my main operating system. I ...
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How do I right-click to “open with” using a macbook with a touchpad?

Say I have a .mp4 file on my desktop, and I want to right click and select "open with..." using the touchpad on my Macbook--how do I do this? I can accidentally right-click in Chromium with two ...
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macbook pro 15 can't shutdown on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , still that screen

In My Macbook Pro 15 Dual-Boot OS X and Ubuntu everything is ok and when I exe shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 Boot0000* ubuntu ...
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Wireless keeps disconnecting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit installed on dual boot Macbook pro

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro. Wireless stops working in between. My Macbook pro has "Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n" network controller. I have tried many methods suggested ...
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Default wireless driver doesn't work on MacBook Pro 7,1

So I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I'm having a couple of problems. The biggest one so far is that, for some bizarre reason, the bcmwl-kernel-source driver does not work at all for it. When I ...
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Modprobe wl module missing - Getting Broadcom wireless card working on Macbook with Kali? [closed]

I persistently get Module wl not found when trying to install the Broadcom drivers and get wireless working on a Macbook. I ran these instructions from @chili555, which helped me install the ...
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jack: cannot get any sound (MacBook)

I've been trying to get sound out of Rosegarden, ChucK and FaustLive and Jack for hours, and I just can't. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. Here's what I've done: Add myself to audio group (and re-log ...
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macbook pro retina overheating

I've strange problem that I have tried to solve for long time Macbook Pro Retina overheating I've tried : laptop-mode-tools,indicator-cpu,thermald,powertop Distros tried to use but no fix : Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Mate on Macbook - Flickering Screen

So I installed Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my 2014 13" Macbook Pro with Retina as a single boot. I wiped OSX off of my Macbook but kept the recovery partition just in case. For the first two hours it was ...
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Dual Boot LUKS Encryption

I followed this guide: How can I install Ubuntu encrypted with LUKS with dual-boot? but at step 8, where you allow the graphical installer do its work, the grub-amd64-efi install fails. Here is the ...
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Can't boot up Ubuntu after installing xfce on macbook 2011

Recently I installed Ubuntu onto my late 2011 Macbook. It installed correctly and all the drivers worked with the laptop. However after installing xfce I started getting graphics errors. I attempted ...
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Wireless not working Macbook Pro

So I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop after have using for a while on my desktop and have run into some problems with the wireless. The output of lspci -nn | grep 0280 is: 02:00.0 Network ...
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Wireless not finding networks(Macbook Pro)

Hi so I recently Installed Ubuntu on my macbook after being a long time user on my desktop. I am having trouble connecting to wireless however. In the additional Drivers I am using the brodcom airport ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect Windows 10 on a Macbook Pro

This is my situation: I've a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and I've installed only Windows 10 on it (no OSX at all). I want to install Ubuntu in dual-boot so I've created an USB bootable device, but when it ...
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MacbookPro8,1 Trackpad only working vertically

When I boot into Ubuntu 14.04, often (but not always) moving the cursor with my trackpad does something weird. Moving left or right on the trackpad moves the cursor up or down, and moving up or down ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LST (64 bit) on Mid 2014 macbook pro

I follow the directions on the ubuntu website (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx) to create a bootable USB stick. I then restarted my mac and tried to boot up the ...
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“Random” operating powerbutton and shutdown process on macbook 2007

Since Apple doesn't provides any updates for Snow Leopard and a efficient OS for my "old" macbook intel core2duo t8300 (the black one), I finally got ubuntu installed on it. The main trouble I have ...
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Issues with Arandr with Multiple Monitors - MacBook Pro connected to Samsung Sync Master

Am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Virtual Box as a Guest OS on my MacBook Pro's El Capitan OS. Have correctly installed Guest Additions and the correct drivers. Am running LXDE as the desktop UI ...
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Macbook Pro Ubuntu install freezes after grub menu despite all suggestions

I've read almost all threads with this title still stuck. MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15" Early 2011. Windows 7 / mac X boot camp. I made USB boot of 14.04.4 first try install fails after one line. ...
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Very slow wifi on Ubuntu 15.10 and Macbook Pro

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time yesterday. I don't use the terminal very often so I have some issues installing programs. First of all : could you please help to speed up my wifi ? I'm ...
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How can I get the wifi to work on Ubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Pro Retina 10.2?

I recently decided to give Linux a try and after some research I decided on Ubuntu. I went ahead and installed it on a 16GB flash drive and moved all my schoolwork to another flash drive I had in case ...
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Backlight won't turn on after suspend on Macbook air (Early 2015)

After suspending my macbook by closing the lid the backlight will not turn back on however the rest of Ubuntu resumes normally. The screen brightness setting also has no effect on the screen ...
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Is any there real drawbacks for a python developer when running MAC book air off Live USB only? (Kernal panic at every attempt of installation)

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14 on a mac book air crica 2012. First attempt with Yosemite +refit --> Kernal Panic and lost the whole HDD and even the OSX installation that worked Second ...
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Ubuntu live USB can't see internal drive on Macbook Air (early 2015)

I created a bootable USB of 15.10 64 bit and booted my Macbook off it ok but when I tried to do an install the only install location was the USB. blkid and lsblk both show only /dev/sda (my USB) and ...
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Ubuntu for Macbook Pro

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 recently on macbook pro. As per the guidelines given on the website www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-macbook-pro/ I have installed and made the changes to GRUB. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on ancient MacBook. Wireless issues

So I decided to resurrect my old MacBook with the addition of ubuntu 14.04. The install went smoothly and I was happy to see that I had Wi-Fi drivers. However I cannot surf nor even ping my router. ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook won't boot

I want to run Ubuntu 14 from a USB flash drive as alternative system on my MacBook Mid 2007 computer... I installed Ubuntu from the LiveDVD 14.04 LTS, and it completed successfully into a 32GB USB 3.0 ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from USB Drive on Early 2008 black Macbook (Macbook 4,1)

Linux newbie here. I'm trying to breathe new life into my 8 year old Macbook by replacing OS X 10.6.8 with a Linux distro. While I'm trying to figure out which distro to choose, I ran into the ...
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Package errors on every install

SO I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina as a standalone partition. Everything works fine and every applications I installed are working too, but I still get a few errors ...
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Can I install Lubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on a iMac 2010?

Surprisingly, I found out that Lubuntu is offering images for Apple computers. I always thought that there was no support of macs. So, does anyone have actually experienced an installation of Lubuntu ...
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Wifi driver crused Kubuntu on MacBook pro

I have installed Kubuntu 14.04 as secondary system to OS X on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). I was using refit software and live usb with Kubuntu, created on different computer with ...
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ALSA Mixer settings won't save (Kubuntu)

Since I've been using Linux on my Macbook I've noticed that there's a red light constantly shining out of the headphone port on the left side of the machine. This doesn't happen on OS X, I've checked. ...
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How can I boot into a USB device on a MacBook when there's no boot menu?

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my white MacBook (circa 2007 or so) because I didn't have any use for it anymore. I chose to wipe everything and install Ubuntu over everything. I'm trying to ...
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Why I can't try ubuntu 14.10 from a .iso on a dvd on MacBook 1.83 Ghz?

I tried to do it but didn't work out. Had it burned down on a DVD, tried to try it using the C key. It offered me to try it, but I didn't succeed: kept telling me: Fast calibration failed, and then, ...
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Can't find wireless interface in ubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook 5,1

I've just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my 2008 MacBook 5,1 and I cannot get the system to connect to my wireless network. I ran "ifconfig -a" and all that comes up is "lo" and "enp0s10" which is my ...
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AHCI mode in Macbook Pro

I installed ubuntu 15.10 in a macbook pro 2010 using this guide and I'm stuck at the SSD part. I have a ADATA 128 GB SSD SP600 and wanted to make it boot with AHCI. Im particularly confused in this ...
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Red light in audio jack - Cirrus CS4208 Chip - Ubuntu 14.04.2 - Macbook 11,1

I’m using Ubuntu on a Macbook 11,1 (mid 2014) for a while now. The only problem I have not been able to fix is the red light in the audio jack. In many hours searching and testing I figured out that ...
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error message not enough disk space

I have a older macbook, which is a 13 inch laptop. I was running OS X Lion and decided to erase my hard drive and start over with Ubuntu. Now when I try to download Ubuntu or other software, I get an ...
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Wifi connects but no internet in a 5 Ghz network, Ubuntu 15.10, Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 13' 2015 (12,2), and I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an external USB3.0 hard drive (I boot it with rEFInd). Everything is working fine, audio, etc. In my house, I have a ...
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MacBook Pro 15" won't wake up after suspending or closing the lid in Ubuntu 15.10

Whenever I close the lid of my Macbook Pro 15" (2015 model) or suspend it, my screen becomes black but all my keys stay lit up. I then cannot wake up the laptop or get to the login screen. The only ...
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Lubuntu MacBook no screen backlight after resume/wake

I'm running Lubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Intel Core2Duo. After suspending/hibernating and then resuming/waking the screen's backlight does not come on. With a bright enough light, one can see what the ...
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Will Ubuntu work on a MacBook Pro 9,2? [duplicate]

Does Ubuntu 15.10 or 15.04 work on a MacBook Pro 9,2, has anyone installed it successfully?
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Failed to boot mac os after installing the ubuntu as a dual boot in my macbook pro

I have my macbook pro with El Capitain running. I just want to install ubuntu as dual boot in it. So I created 70GB of 320GB partition. I installed rEfind software as boot manager. I have loaded my ...
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`drm: intel_pipe_config_compare .. mismatch in ips_enabled (expected 1, found 0)` Error on boot [15.10 on a Macbook Pro 11,1]

I just got Ubuntu 15.10 installed on my mac machine. Initially everything works well. Following the help.ubuntu.com tutorial on fixing the touchpad (for utopic), I installed a bunch of things and did ...
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linux install on single boot macbook pro 6,2

novice here: i am trying to reasonable wipe anything remaining of this macbook for a clean linux install again.. while installing python/eclipse things got flaky and froze up and i had to shut down ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 and macbook

I installed Ubuntu on my macbook 2009. The install is almost completely working. But I encountered an issue with my wifi, which does not work. All other things work well such as my NIC, display, ...
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EFI boot fix error

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro 5,5. I have been following this tutorial to make it work :: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-macbook-pro/ There is a section of ...