The Macbook Air is a laptop in the Apple Macbook Family. Use this tag if you have trouble installing or using Ubuntu on the Macbook Air.

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Updating OpenGL [duplicate]

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 on Macbook Air 7.2

I am having a few problems with running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Air 7.2. Namely the webcam, WiFi and it doesn't wake up when I close the lid. Googling the 7.2 version with Ubuntu doesn't bring up ...
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Battery indicator on MacbookAir 4,2 incorrect

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed. My computer and it's battery is a tad old (2011) and typically doesn't last longer than an hour. The battery indicator % never seems representative of the actual status ...
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Wifi does not automatically reconnect after sleep on macbook air

I am currently running a pretty much stock Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacbookAir 4,2. Every time my computer goes to sleep and wakes up, I need to manually uncheck and check "Enable Wi-Fi" to ensure that it ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 suspending long after lid is closed

My MacBook Air has Ubuntu 15.04 installed. Ubuntu 15.04 only suspends after about 10-30seconds after lid is closed. This worked totally fine in ububntu 14.04 and 14.10. I hav attached the code in: ...
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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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Webcam on MacBookAir6.1 does not work

I installed 14.04 on a MacBookAir 6.1 but the webcam does not work. All other issues I was able to resolve thanks to the community, this is the only left. The result of lspci -nnk is as follows: ...
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Why Ubuntu 15.04 with kernel 3.19.0-15 is using significantly more power?

I've recently upgraded to 15.04 and immediately noticed significantly faster battery depletion and warmer case. My MacBook Air 6,2 would easily hold 10-12 hours on battery power with Ubuntu 14.10 and ...
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MBA Mid 2011: Black screen on Boot (Installation)

ive been looking around for solutions but neither 'nomodeset'-option nor i915.modeset=0 helped me. I have a Macbook Air Mid 2011 (with Intel Graphics 3000). Im trying to boot it from my USB Stick - ...
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Ubuntu Vivid uses 10-30 seconds to suspend after closing the lid

I have a MacBookAir 6,2 with Ubuntu 15.04 running on it. All the graphics drivers are updated, but when I close the lid it takes about 10-30 seconds before it suspends. This did not happen with ...
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WiFi doesn't work on my Macbook Air 1.1

I just downloaded the newest Ubuntu 14.10 to my Macbook Air 1.1 (2008). Otherwise it is working perfectly but the WiFi is not working. I guess there is a problem with the driver? It has Broadcom ...
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Keyboard/Trackpad Unresponsive on Macbook Air 4,1 (14.10) after install script

I was reading the WIKI page on the Macbook air with Ubuntu when I came across this auto-setup script: post-install-precise.sh which I decided to run because it seemed to automate installing all of the ...
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setup pXE boot server and PXE booting for ubuntu server

I was trying to setup a pxe boot server on my macbook air (http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20130625164022823). MBA is connected to wifi while client machine is connected to wifi router ...
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Grub not responding

I ran into a problem after installing Ubuntu without rEFInd on my Macbook Air 2013 11". I used my macbook's own bootloader to install it, and everything worked fine (I could use the USB drive to boot ...
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14.04 battery status not recognized correctly on MacBook Air

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Air 2011. When starting Ubuntu, sometimes the battery state is shown to be empty, although it is not. Hence, automatic shut down takes place. After one or ...
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How to have 'delete' key simulate 'fn+delete'

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook Air(6,2) and I need to edit the xmodmap so that my keyboard will simulate a 'fn+delete' everytime I press the delete key. Could someone show me how to use this in order to ...
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efibootmgr doesn't match what's really used on MacBook Air

I'm on a MacBookAir5,2 (2012) and I've been running Ubuntu along side Mac OS X for some time. I used rEFIt when I first installed Ubuntu and that worked fine. As I started working with Docker, I ...
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Ubuntu brightness indicator stops working upon laptop open/close

So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2011 edition MacAir, and I had the common problem of being stuck with either full screen brightess or pure darkness, with no options in between. I installed ...
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Fix marvel ata bug on macbook air 6.2

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook air 6.2 for a while now and pretty much everything is working as it should. There is one major problem with the marvel ata chipset though. Every once in a ...
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No wifi networks detected

I just got an older macbook air from a friend and it was running a bit slow so I decided to use Ubuntu! I have used Ubuntu in the past but I'm sort of a newbie so please bear with me. When I ...
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GRUB boot options in Refind

I'm trying to lower the power consumption on my Macbook Air with the steps at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir6-2/Trusty#Finetuning_Powersave_functions but I can't seem to get tlp stat to ...
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Black screen on ubuntu VMware fusion 7 and Yosemite

Sorry for the first one.. Macbook Air (11-inch, mid 2012). OSX Yosemite version 10.10.1. 2GHz intel Core i7, ubuntu-64 14.04, wmware fusion 7.1. Restarted mac and launched vmware fusion to run ...
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Macbook air 2014 13" wireless driver

just installed ubuntu on a macbook air, but cant seem to find bcmwl that actually finishes the installation. I can't connect via ethernet so that's not an option. can someone give me a source or ...
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WiFi is not detecting in Ubuntu 14.10 - Mac

I tried everything to setting up my wifi, because is not detecting anything. After read and done a lot of things I found this page http://pavelmanushin.blogspot.ru/2014/04/ubuntu-12.html which i think ...
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Macbook Air 6'2 installation issues (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm trying to install 14.04 through a USB stick. I plugged the usb stick in and got all the way through the installation process but after I rebooted and tried to load in through Grub I got just a ...
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Tilde key on Mac Air with Ubuntu

By default, no layout on my Macbook Air allows me to print backtick (`) and tilde (~) symbols. Instead, I get backslash, pipe or whatever, depending from the layout. I changed the behavior of the key ...
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Automatic Screenlock keeping screen on, ignoring timeout setting

I'm on a Macbook Air 4,1 running 14.04, with surprisingly minimal trouble so far. However there is an issue with the screen - when I set the 'Lock' on, in 'Brightness and Lock', when I close the lid, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 6,1 nr_cpus=1

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side OSX with refind, selecting Ubuntu (or previously Xubuntu), then Ubuntu from the Grub menu just gives a purple screen. I changed the Grub config from "quiet ...
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MacBook Air (3,2) odd Behavior when starting

So I partitioned my drive and installed ubuntu 14.04 on my mac. I went in ubuntu to install some proprietary drivers. Restarted my computer and this is what happened: Started normally Login ...
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Can I install ubuntu in Macbook Air early 2014 [closed]

Can someone help me with the steps for installing Ubuntu on my Macbook Air Early 2014. Appreciate your help.
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How to use Wifi on Ubuntu with a dual boot (macbook air)?

I'm new on Ubuntu system and i do not manage to run the Wifi, I am using Ubuntu with a dual boot on a Macbook Air 6,2, Type of card : AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x117) Version of internal program : ...
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“this is not a bootable disc…” when installing on a Macbook Air 13 6,2 with usb

Goal: Single boot Ubuntu with no Mac Os X installed. For dual booting there is no problem - use refind. I tried the following iso's (all x64): 12. 10/13. 10/14. 04 and the corresponding Mac versions ...
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Can't install Ubuntu from USB stick on Macbok Air

yesterday I tried to download Ubuntu with these steps on a Macbook Air (6,2). I got to the GRUB loader and selected to Install Ubuntu. I assumed that this would work, so I (impulsively) removed the OS ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with the MacBook Air 1,1?

I have failed countless times to install this OS and I have no other means of installing it. I have tried to boot from a USB and it displayed an error saying "isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" and I ...
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MacBook Air MID 2012 Fan Control on Ubuntu 13.10 and higher

On my MacBook Air MID 2012 I use Ubuntu since 12.04. After installing Ubuntu I had to install the "macfanctld" package (incl. configuration) to get the fan control of my MBA working. If not, the fan ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on MBA 6.2 performance is worse than on MBA 5.2

Running sysbench on the 6.2 compared to the 5.1 Macbook Air is a whole lot slower. Here is the command I'm running: sysbench --test=cpu --cpu-max-prime=20000 run On the 6.2 it runs in around 48 ...
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Set Macbook Air to boot to rfind instead of Grub?

I was following the instructions to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Air and went I to install refit there was a note that refit was no longer maintained so I followed the link to refind ...
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Macbook Air freezes while running Ubuntu 13.10

Ok folks I'm trying to setup my Macbook Air to run Ubuntu 13.10 (note: I normally using Kubuntu but currently running Ubuntu). I have run all of the updates for the system as of this posting. This ...
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After update to 13.10: 2nd standby after opening lid

Updated the Lubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10 on my MacBook Air. Ever since, when I open up the lid after standby, the system wakes from standby but after a few seconds it goes into standby again. There ...
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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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Will Ubuntu be fully supported for Macbook air 2013 Haswell [closed]

I am thinking of getting a Macbook Air 2013 with the new Haswell chip and broadcom chip. I am not in a rush to install ubuntu so i can wait. Just curious if ubuntu will be fully suported for this ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook Air 6,2

I have tried to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Air 6,2 without any success. I installed refit and from within macos deceased the mac partition. In order to create a boot medium, I followed the section ...
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Install ubuntu 12.04 on macbook air 6.2: refit resync partitions

I'm trying to set up a MacBook Air 6,2 to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu 12.04. I've been following these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation I'm ...
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Issues during install

After I boot onto my USB disk, ubuntu seems to start up okay, but after selecting a language, and then choosing to install 3rd party software, it seems to hang for a moment, and then goes to a ...
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How can I avoid maximum brightness settings upon every boot?

Whenever I boot Ubuntu the display and keyboard brightness are reset to maximum. Since I almost never need such high brightness settings, every boot includes an aftermath of excessive key pressing. ...
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13.04 sluggish after installation, live-cd was fast

I just installed a fresh 13.04 on my macbook, but after the installation it's a bit sluggish. Several problems occur: In chromium and firefox, on google.com, the autocomplete search bar lags. ...
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Strange behaviour when close the lid of my MBA

I have an MBA and I'm used to close the lid without any problem in OSX. I've installed ubuntu 13.04 in dual boot with rEFit. The problem is that sometimes something strange happens when I close the ...
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Mac won't boot into OS X after update

I run an update today on my Mac and it updated GRUB. I select it to leave it and not update it however when I reboot, rEFIt didn't appear and went straight to GRUB. I can boot into ubuntu but not into ...
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Choppy and pixelated video on Macbook Air 5,1. Unable to run/view HD videos at all

I'm currently running 13.04 (I try to extend the little help I can by submitting bug reports) and the video is extremely choppy and pix-elated on any video program I run (vlc, mplayer, totem etc.), ...
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Which line of Apple Mac hardware is traditionally the most compatible with Ubuntu/Linux? [closed]

I need a new Mac for some specific OSX requirements that I need 1% of the time but for the rest of the time I need Ubuntu, I usually I stick to the LTS releases. I am open to the Mac mini, Macbook ...