The Macbook Pro is a laptop in the MacBook family. Use this tag if you have problems installing or using Ubuntu on the MacBook Pro.

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Dualbooting - lost Grub

I am dual booting OSX Yosemite and Xubuntu 15.04 on my macbook pro 11,2. Anyway, after the install, the macbook boots directly to xubuntu. if i want to boot to OSX, i have to press the ALT key. Is ...
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How do you force start ubuntu on Macbook Pro

My MacBook stopped running LION OS so i decided to install Ubuntu on it. I followed the steps set out (see below) and got Ubuntu working well for a few days. Then it would not boot past the famous ...
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After upgrading GRUB, cannot boot Windows from rEFInd

I'm triple booting Ubuntu, Windows 7, and Mountain Lion from a single hdd in my Macbook Pro 5,3. Somehow, when I got everything set up, I had two options to boot Windows from rEFInd: one that read ...
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MacBook Pro 12,1 Trackpad Issues

I am a little lost here. I have removed xserver-xorg-inputs-synaptics and installed xserver-xorg-inputs-mtrack for my MBP trackpad, however I can't get the driver to be loaded because for some reason ...
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Boot into new linux kernel 4.1.4 Ubuntu 15.04

I installed the a new linux kernel(4.1.4) in Ubuntu on my MacBookPro (Take not I am using rEFInd to dual boot ubuntu and OSX) but Ubuntu doesn't boot into the newer kernel. When selecting os to boot ...
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Tranfer files from Ubuntu phone to Mac OS

I connected my Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition to my MacBook Pro running OS X via USB cable. My Mac does not see the Ubuntu phone as an external drive. How can I transfer files between the 2?
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Ubuntu 14.04 i386.iso on a MacBook Pro 1,1 (Original Core Duo)

I have an old MacBook Pro 1,1 (Intel Core Duo) that I am trying to repurpose with Ubuntu 14.04, but I can't seem to get the image to boot. In reading, it seems like you can't mount the ISO in OS X ...
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Early 2006 macbook pro. Core duo

I have a early 06 macbook pro. My osx crashed on me a few days ago after installing firefox. Dnow it freezes right before login. So I figure it is time to make it a Linux machine. Any specific steps ...
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“i8042 no controller found” error while trying to install ubuntu on Mac Book Pro early 2011

Trying to install ubuntu with rEFInd on a mac book pro 15 early 2011 model. "i8042 no controller found" error comes up and prevents installation. I have read the other answers regarding the topic but ...
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ubuntu on mac keeps losing wifi (w/ CA certificate)

Currently I'm using a school wifi with CA certificate and for some reason my ubuntu 14.04 on mac keeps losing wifi connection every 10 minutes. When i use wifi at home, it works fine(with no CA ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on MacBook Pro 11.1 locks up on sleep

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 from a clean install on a MacBook Pro 11,1 alongside OS X. I followed instructions here. I have a problem that happens intermittently where, upon attempting to suspend, the OS ...
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Boot Ubuntu from external USB HDD on Retina MacBookPro 2015

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04/x86_64 on an external USB HDD, the disk has a GUID partition table, and the Ubuntu was installed with EFI boot manager. I can successfully boot the USB HDD on some Windows ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 15 not running system bar (with clocks), windows contrlos (minimize, close and the windows bars itselves) and dashboard

I use MacBook Pro 15" 2013th (Summer), Ubuntu 15, TWO monitors: 1st: built-in retina and the other - Dell 29". Everything was great a few months by today, after starting the system as usual, I did ...
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How to restore a Ubuntu USB stick?

I downloaded the ubuntu installation .iso from the web and burnt that onto a USB stick with Startup Disk Creator. And now this usb stick cannot be recognized by MAC and more. How could I restore it, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Mac gets too hot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my MacBook Pro. But whenever I use more than 20 minutes it gets scorching hot. I tried installing laptop mode but apparently it doesn't exist. I found ...
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Can't find monitor type on MacBook Pro - 14.04

Having some serious issues locating the name of my monitor for use in the command iw wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor. I have the Mid-2014 MacBook Pro, also known as version 11.1. I'm running ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I'm trying to install Ubuntu desktop on my MacBook Pro. I've created the USB installer but it freezes on the Ubuntu installer loading screen: Image At first the dots are blinking, showing that it's ...
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¨USB device: card reader¨ draining battery even if not used

Ive installed ubuntu on my macbook pro retina 13 and im triyng to get the best battery life possible. Im using powertop to manage what needs to be changed and pm-utils to save power. powertop says ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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Wifi Card not Identified

When I try sudo lshw -C network and look under "product" to find the specific model of wifi card I have, I see: product: Broadcom Corporation Does anyone know why I can't seem to get the actual ...
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Graphics issues with live boot USB on Macbook Pro Retina

I am exploring possibly dual booting Ubuntu alongside OSX. However, when I'm in the live USB mode, a lot of the dialogue options are missing and some icons will not open when clicked. Here is a ...
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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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Use boot-repair on live USB to fix ubuntu on Macbook Pro dual boot

I have been dual booting OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 Macbook Pro using rEFInd for a few weeks now. Today, when prompted by Ubuntu, I ran some updates. When they finished, I tried ...
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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers Macbook Pro 11,5 [duplicate]

I have a brand new Macbook Pro 11,5 running Ubuntu 14.04 Not surprisingly I cannot get the wireless to work. I have followed the instructions here - Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers Which ...
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wifi doesn't work on Macbook pro 15 of ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Searched around and still cannot solve the wifi issue. lspci -nn | grep 0280 shows 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43ba] (rev 01) I installed ...
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Macbook won't boot Ubuntu Live CD

I have downloaded the iso file, gone to Disk Utility, clicked 'Burn' to burn the iso to the blank DVD+R, but when I restart my Macbook and hold down the Option key, there is only my HDD shown as a ...
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Make f1-12 keys work as standard function keys on Macbook Pro 5,3

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. I'd like to have f1-12 work like f1-12 without holding fn, rather than volume and brightness. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't shutdown properly on MacBook Pro 5,3

After about 2 weeks of trial and error trying to get this lovely OS working on my Mac, I still have a few issues: I can't figure out how to make f1-f12 work as standard function keys w/o holding fn. ...
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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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Dual monitor not working for Ubuntu 14.04 installed on 17" Macbook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro 17", and connected an external monitor (27" external monitor Planar PXL2770MW) to it. I then set up in System Preferences > Display to use both monitors (not ...
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Launching i3lock when lid closed/power button pressed?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on a Mid-2010 13inch MacBook Pro and the i3 window manager (efficiency, woo). I have everything working just like I did on MATE, except I want the screen to lock using ...
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WIfi Issues with Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015 (12,2) on Ubuntu 15.04

Part 1 upgraded 2012 MBA to 2015 MBPr (I loved Mint 17.1 Rebecca on the MBA but graphics/kernel issues means I need to wait till 17.2 to use Mint again - First World Problems) I've managed to ...
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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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Macbook Pro Retina 2015 (12,1) Ubuntu 15.04 install from live CD to SD Card

I want to do a full install Linux on my MBP 2015 13-inch. I'm using an SD Card because I do not want to touch the SSD. I've used this ...
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usb boot controller not found

I have recently purchased a 2009 macbook pro with Yosemite...I want ubuntu and loaded a usb from third party (unetbootin). when I boot from the usb it tells me it can't open but then goes to the menu ...
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Mapping xbacklight to brightness keys?

The default method of changing the brightness doesn't work with the NVIDIA drivers, and xbacklight changes it. However, using the default mapper for keyboard shortcuts won't work for setting the F1 ...
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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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How do I install ubuntu on my macbook pro? [duplicate]

I want to wipe my computer and only have ubuntu as os, just like I have done in the past but want to make sure it all goes well as I have never had a mac before! please guide me as to what I can do to ...
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Microphone of MacBookPro8,1 running Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro. The internal microphone is not working now. When I connect an external headset with a microphone, the headphone(speakers) seem to work fine but the ...
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Unable to change brightness via nvidia-settings nor brightness keys

I'm using a MacBook Pro Mid-2010 13-inch. Sorry for the double post, but I didn't notice attention to the original and I need help with the issue badly :|
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Ubuntu MATE brightness keys not working on MacBookPro7,1 with NVIDIA driver, even after fix

I tried the fix detailed in the first answer for this question: Brightness not working after installing NVIDIA driver The second answer caused a failed boot and I had to fix it via Recovery. The ...
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Ubuntu gets stuck at boot screen (freeze, not black) after attempting brightness fix for NVIDIA card

I tried editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf as detailed here: Brightness not working after installing NVIDIA driver My Ubuntu MATE installation on my MacBook Pro Mid-2010 13" now gets stuck at the ...
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No Wi-Fi on MacBookPro7,1

So I managed to successfully install Ubuntu and get everything working except wireless. I do not have an Internet connection, but I can retrieve files from the Internet via use of my OS X partition. ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 15.04 on MacBookPro7,1 with proper NVIDIA drivers

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacBookPro7,1, and have a few questions. I successfully installed Ubuntu previously, but it failed to boot eventually; there was a purple screen with a black ...
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Mac only booting into Ubuntu and not rEFInd

I installed rEFInd on my Mid-2010 13-inch MBP and installed Ubuntu on another partition. The Mac does not boot into rEFInd to select OS X or Ubuntu, it only boots into Ubuntu. I can still access the ...
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Login screen never appears after resume

I just upgrade to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro, using the Nouveau driver instead of Nvidia, and after I resume from suspend, my desktop background and mouse cursor appear, but the login/unlock screen never ...
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Resume from suspend not working on Macbook Pro 5,5 with Nouveau

Resume from suspend used to work perfectly on my Macbook Pro 5,5. I was using the Nvidia graphics driver, which had really bad support for OpenGL, so I purged the Nvidia driver switched to the open ...
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Amd Hd6750 driver not working 14.04

Hi I have a Mac Book pro 17" with hd6750 m. I am running ubuntu 14.04 and have installed amd catalyst for linux (not ubuntu since i couldn't get it to work). How can i get my drivers working for my ...