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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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook (8,2 early 2015) - No keyboard or touchpad

I received a brand new MacBook this afternoon that my company purchased for me against my will. I have no intention to use OSX, though I'm dual-booting it with Ubuntu rather than single booting it so ...
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Getting past Firmware Password on Macbook Air [migrated]

This question really isnt about putting linux on this mac, because i already know how to do that. This particular macbook has a firmware password on it. It belongs to a friend of mine, and his son ...
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Updating OpenGL

I am using OpenGL to develop applications on Ubuntu, and I wanted to use "modern OpenGL" instead of using deprecated things like glBegin. So I ran some modern OpenGL code, and my linker couldn't find ...
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Ubuntu wants localhost login, won't accept any input

After trying a thousand things over countless hours to get Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server installed on my Macbook 2,1 (loosely following these instructions), I finally got something that seems like a ...
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Resolution Issue on Retina Macbook Pro

I've tried so many solutions, I'm officially out of ideas to resolve the display issues on my mac. Everything is very tiny. I'm running out of Parallels. I have the retina option enabled and ...
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White Macbook 5.2 can't find how to make keyboard work like a mac instead of a pc [closed]

I am getting very frustrated trying to find a solid answer for this. I have a white Macbook actually three of them that will end up in the the dum if I can't get Ubuntu to work propperly with them ...
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Repair Windows Boot Loader after installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on MacBookPro11,5 (Retina) with Mac OS X Yosemite following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy The thing is that I already have Windows ...
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How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
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How to change screen resolution in MAcBook Pro 2013 15" Retina SSD? It fails when trying

When trying to change to ANY different than maximum resolution built-in display of MacBook Pro Summer 2013th Retina 15" I get black screen and nothing more and every time I have to reboot the system ...
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Proper touch pad thumb & palm detection with libinput

So its finally been released libinput (0.20.0) Which adds proper support for thumb / palm detection on touch pads along with swipe & pinch gesture support. Can anyone provide a good instruction ...
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Macbook Air SSD overheating

I have installed Ubuntu on my Macbook air. Everything is fine, but the SSD reach aroud 70°C. Yet on Yosemite the SSD is around 40-50°C. What is wrong ? (Macbook air early 2014, 6.2)
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Red light from headphone jack Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04

I'm getting a red light from the audio jack on a 2012 Macbook Pro. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Sound works fine, headphones or speakers, but whenever the sound is on the light comes on. It usually turns ...
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Battery life for MacBook running Ubuntu

I've noticed running Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2012 Macbook makes for a much shorter battery life on the machine, compared to OS X. I understand OS X is probably optimized for my hardware and this leads to a ...
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Ctrl+click on link in a browser doesn't open page in a new tab

I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and for the most part it went off without a hitch; however, my browser isn't acting right. I often use the CTRL+click shortcut to open links in a new tab. At first I ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing on MacBook Pro 6,2?

I installed Ubuntu Trusty Tahr(14.04) on my MacBook Pro 6,2. But, after installing all the updates, and restarting, I can't boot anymore. I installed The rEFInd Boot Manager, on my MacBook. At boot ...
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Enabling Touchpad Multitouch Gestures via Touchegg on Macbook7,1 Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

Touchegg gestures don't work. I've tried using to the UI to create them. Either I'm doing it wrong or something is not setup right. Maybe something to do with drivers (evdev or synaptic). That and, ...
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touchpad configuration not working (disable or change 2 tap right click) macbook air

I recently installed linux on a macbook air (early 2014) and am trying to tweak the touchpad so that its actually usable. I have noticed the following: 1) I frequently get accidental right click ...
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WiFi Drivers disabled on restart

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro with Broadcomm BCM4331 as wifi device. Every time I restart Ubuntu, my Wifi drivers get automatically checked to "Do not use". Can anyone help with that.
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How to remove the network icon from the menu bar?

I clicked on the WiFi Network symbol in Applications to many times and I now have 8 Network connection icons in my menu bar. I didn't realize till to late that it was adding them to the menu bar. I ...
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Unable to see wireless networks Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME on a Mid 2010 13-inch Macbook Pro. When I installed the OS, I had to connect via ethernet, launch the additional drivers utility, and install the ...
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macbook pro pop noise speaker on shutdown

Hardware: Macbook pro 5,3 with Cirrus Logic CS4206A Software: Ubuntu 12.04.4 amd64+mac every single time that I turn off ubuntu, my speakers make a pop noise, I think that the soundcard have a problem ...
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Extremely slow wifi

I'm having an issue with my wireless network connected to my home wifi. It's wpa2 protected and after 1-10 minutes of wifi usage my connection speed with go from 12mbps to 500kbps. If i stop and start ...
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Can't install ubuntu or lubuntu on macbook 1.1

I have a macbook 1.1 (core2duo and 2gb ram) and its not detecting the dvd or a usb. I had ubuntu running a while back but then the hard drive died, so theres a empty drive in it right now. I'm using ...
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Boot ubuntu in my macbook pro

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my macbook pro. It was working normally for a week. Then I got this problem saying 'efi is not ready yet'. I tried to run boot-repair, but it does not help. Here is ...
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Macbook Pro 11,1 strange suspend

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 11,1 and updated the kernel to version 3.19.8. In my opinion everything works fine except Also I have a problem with suspend. Sometimes very strange ...
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Indicator-Power-Message: exiting: service couldn't acquire or lost ownership of busname

Sometimes I see my battery indicator and sometimes I don't. I've attempted every fix in this thread with no results. I might have found the source of the problem, though. When I run ...
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Keyboard not mapping properly, upon removal of external keyboard

I know that there has to be some kind of simple solution, and I have searched for it, but have come up with nothing. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Macbook 3,1. The keyboard has worked perfectly ...
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Macbook8,1 Macbook Early 2015 keyboard and trackpad don't work at all

Tried it in 15.04 and 15.10 with no success (aren't recognized by the system). How should I proceed?
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Step by step process to setup up touch gestures in Ubuntu 15.04 on Macbook Pro 2012 (9,2)

I tried many tutorials on web as well as many posts in the forum. But I could not get the trackpad to work. Also I am a newbie to linux, so I may have performed some steps wrong. I need a step by step ...
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problem after dual booting macbook air

I installed ubuntu on macbook air using these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir6-2/Trusty Now whenever I put my mac on sleep (closing the lid) while using os x, the screen ...
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Tata Photon +(plus) not detected on Ubuntu 15.04, on macbook pro 13"(late 2012)

The dongle connects and stars working instantly on my Dell Vostro 14, which is also running ubuntu, but version 14.04. But on my macbook pro, which is running ubuntu version 15.04, it doesn't detect ...
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Why does Ubuntu Gnome has no support for macbook keyboard backlight like Ubuntu Unity?

On regular Ubuntu (with Unity) the macbook keyboard backlight works fine and also the hotkeys to increase/decrease brightness of the keyboard backlight. On Ubuntu Gnome this doesn't work at all. Do ...
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How to prevent the catastrophic loss of ubuntu lvm drive encryption key?

In a previous install of ubuntu, my lvm encryption pw was no longer recognized and I lost it all! This occurred on a dual boot setup on a macbook pro 2010, from when I did a drive repair from within ...
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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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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 ...