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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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 install ubuntu on my macbook air? [duplicate]

hi I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 or the latest version in my MacBook air. I had formatted my hard drive and there is no other os's installed, so how I can install Ubuntu on mac directly. I also ...
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Mac air can't remember brightness after reboot

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 successfully on my mac book air. I was quite exiting until I reboot it. Both screen brightness and keyboard light are the maximum bright, not good for eye also. I tried ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 ...