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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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 2013: Wireless driver problem [closed]

I've recently installed the 14.04 final beta on my mid-2013 Macbook air, triple boot with rEFInd. After doing some reading online, and using a USB wireless drive, I installed bcmwl-kernel-source, and ...
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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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Unable to press ALT + SUPER + Right Click

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Air 6,2. After installing gnome-panel and loading a Gnome Classic session, I began trying to remove the bottom panel. Suggestions of using ...
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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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Ubuntu on MacBook Air 6,1

I have a 2013 MacBook Air 11' with a Haswell i5 and I want to replace OS X on it with Ubuntu. I do not want to dual boot, as I only have a 128GB SSD. I've been waiting for a proper guide to do this ...
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Macbook Air: black screen on second (DVI->)HDMI display

My machine is an Apple Macbook Air 1,1 from Early 2008, and I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel Linux 3.2.0-58-generic-pae. When I connect it to an HD TV via the minidisplayport-DVI (Apple adapter) ...
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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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Ubuntu on MacBook Air Mid-2013 [duplicate]

I need to install Ubuntu on my new MBA for purposes of a CS class I will be taking soon. I have to use emacs for coding things we learn in my class. • How to I download Ubuntu? • Can I download ...
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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 4,1 camera and skype

I have a macbook air 4,1 running raring 13.04 I am trying to use skype to video chat, but when I do, the video seems to cut out after short amounts of time. It seems like the camera has just been ...
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Macbook Air WiFi problem

I have a MacBook Air with Ubuntu 13.04 and I have wifi problems. No devices show up. I don't have an Ethernet port on my computer. I tried most forms but none of them worked... Any help would be ...
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Macbook Air 4,1 fan control/temperature

My fans sometimes never seem to kick on, no matter how hot my computer gets. I am wondering if this could be tlp/acpid related? Perhaps not, but it happens mostly when I am plugged in to a power ...
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Removed EFI on MacBook during Ubunutu installation. How to access GRUB?

I removed the EFI menu on my MacBook during my Ubunutu installation. I'm trying to install rEFInd on my MacBook, but I can't seem to access the bootable disk. If I hold alt during the boot, there are ...
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constant buzzing noise in speaker and headphones on macbook air

I am running lubuntu 13.04 (using i3wm) on a macbook air (3,1). A few days ago while halfway through a podcast my computer suddenly started making a buzzing sound alternating between a low and a high ...
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Ubuntu shows fuzzy colors after upgrade in a Macbook Air

After updating my packages on Ubuntu 12.04 my monitor has started to act very weird. I've been trying to fix this issue for a few days now, without any luck. I don't even know what this is called so I ...
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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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Enable hibernation Macbook Air 4,2 with Ubuntu 13.04?

Has anyone been able to successfully enable hibernation on the Macbook Air on Ubuntu 13.04? I have the 4,2 model (late 2011), and despite having followed the instructions on the Ubuntu community page, ...
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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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How to make change to screen brightness effective, on mac hardware?

I have newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 on macbook air, but the change to screen brightness is not effective and the screen brightness remains at the highest all the time. How can I fix this bug? Any help ...
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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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No external display on MacBook Air Nov 2011 with Ubuntu 13.04

External display used to work perfectly on my Macbook Air (Nov 2011 model, I think 4.2). It stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04. External displays are no longer detected. xrandr always ...
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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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Running 12.04 from USB Drive or SDXC

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on to a USB thumb drive (8Gb) or a Micro SD card (64Gb). The Ubuntu installer is saying that it won't work, and I can't figure out why. I am using a 2011 MacBook ...
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Does Mac cinema display work with Lubuntu?

I have a Macbook Air that is running slow. I am considering changing the OS to Lubuntu. I am not sure if it would be the right thing to do on my computer and I am not sure if I would want to give up ...
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Boot from USB after Ubunutu installed on MacBook Air

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Air, first gen, removing Mac OS X. The OS has gotten really screwy since the battery died while installed OS updates. So I wanna format the laptop and install ...
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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 ...
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Blank Screen at boot Ubuntu 12.04 - nvidia-current - Macbook Air 3,2

I've installed nvidia-current using the Additional Drivers application in Ubuntu 12.04. I need those drivers so I can use accelerated WebGL. After installing the drivers, and rebooting X fails to ...
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Why do I have no WiFi on a MacBook Air 14,2?

Just installed Quantal on my MBA. Wireless worked fine until I ran the first software-update and now it cant find the wireless driver. Wired works fine but I dont have root privileges on network and ...
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isight camera on quantal is erratic (macbook air 4,2)

I have a macbook air 4,2 (13" - 2011). The isight camera has become rather erratic in quantal. If I just pull up something like skype and go into the settings, things look fine. The problem occurs ...
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Slow Internet / Can't change brightness on 2010 Macbook AIr running 12.10 Ubuntu

The title really says it all. I haven't been able to change the brightness of my monitor since putting Ubuntu on it. I started off with 12.04 and then decided to see if 12.10 would fix the issue. The ...
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Difference between Ubuntu 64 bit for Macs and just Ubuntu 64 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is different about the Mac ISO image? What specifically is the difference between Ubuntu 64 bit for Macs and just Ubuntu 64 bit? Edit: Is there any difference ...
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Restoring rEFIt on Macbook Air

My Macbook Air dual boots Mac OS X and Ubuntu Precise. Normally when you turn it on the first thing you see is the rEFIt menu which allows you to select which OS to boot. If you select Ubuntu then ...
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Uninstalling GRUB from MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air and I recently tried to install Ubuntu on my external HD. I booted Ubuntu from a flash drive and everything had gone fine. I turned off my computer and when I turned it on again I ...
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Unable to create EFI partition on Macbook Air 3,1

A couple of months ago, I was able to install Ubuntu on my wife's Macbook Air. At the time it was still running Lion when I wiped it. About a week later, we wiped Ubuntu and installed Mountain Lion. ...
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Grub won't install on Macbook Air 5,2 (13" 2012) [closed]

I've run into a brick wall trying to get 12.04.1 LTS running on my new MacBook Air 5,2 (2012 13" model). The problem I keep getting is GRUB failing to install; here's the output from virtual terminal ...
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Mac OS X won't boot from grub menu in Ubuntu Precise on Apple MBA(5,2)

I have set up Ubuntu Precise on the new 2012 edition of the Apple MBA(5,2) following the excellent guide over here. Now I want to uninstall rEFIt, in order to avoid going over the boot options twice. ...
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MacBook air 3.1 ubuntu 12.04 won't suspend when closing lid, after installing nvidia driver

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my macbook air i had a small graphic problem described here: Recent LCD trouble with 12.04 on 2010 Macbook Air 11 (3,1). So i followed the answer and installed the ...
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Super Key not opening launcher

Alright so I have 12.04 installed on my macbook air and somehow it is not recognizing any key as being the Super key both the Option key and the Command key are coming up as an Alt key. I have no idea ...
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any experience with MacBook Air 5.2?

Our company has purchased a MacBook Air 5.2 (13 inch screen) and we want to run Linux on it, with preference for Ubuntu. My first attempt failed. I prepared a USB stick as boot device following the ...
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Recent LCD trouble with 12.04 on 2010 Macbook Air 11 (3,1)

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Air 3,1 (11", late 2010 model) and it's been working well, after applying the post-installation patches found on the wiki. Yesterday (July 24, 2012), after ...