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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MacBook Pro 8,2 Ubuntu dual boot - why is the OpenGL profile low?

My GPU is AMD Radeon 6750M. I get up to OpenGL 4.1 in OS X. However I get this output from Terminal in Ubuntu: hdl@HDL-MacBookPro:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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MacBookPro6,2 touchpad click stopped working (14.04.2 LTS)

I've been running Ubuntu Studio (so my DE is Xfce) on my MBP smoothly for about a month but recently the touchpad click has stopped working. The touchpad still physically clicks (and the battery isn't ...
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Live Bootable Backup [duplicate]

I have a 500gb external hdd that I'm using to boot Ubuntu. I don't need 500gb it was just so I didn't mess up my internal drive running OS x. I just bought a 64gb usb that I would like to make ...
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Improving battery Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro

Hey guys so usually I look on here for answers on here but I can't find any other suggestions. I want to switch my os to Ubuntu permanently from Mac but I can't get close to the battery life I was ...
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Is it worth to buy a macbook and install ubuntu on it? [closed]

It is my childhood dream, actually i need say i am 20, and i think buying a macbook this year, i searched on internet and wachted some videos, reading experiences about it. desing and "name of ...
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How to get the { } on a macbook pro retina mid 2014 running Ubuntu?

As the title says, i can't find the combination to get these { }.My keyboard layout is Portuguese (Portugal). I'm using the macbook pro retina mid 2014. Thanks.
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How to change a read-only file System

My roommates 2011 Macbook Pro died today. I made a flashbootable version of ubuntu and booted from it on his mac. I can move around his drive's directories, and while trying to solve this problem I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 wireless not working on Macbook Pro9.2 from bootable USB

I need help on creating Bootable Ubuntu on Mac! I just created a bootable USB on Mac using ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. It works. But I have two issues with it: There are two partitions titled ...
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Randomize MAC address on MacBook Pro

So I am having issues randomizing my MAC address on my Macbook pro. I have tried using the network connections settings, ifconfig, and MACCHANGER. none of these have had any effect. When I use ...
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Ubuntu failed to start session on Mac Book Pro retina

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro retina and I was trying to set up gnome 3 as DE (Desktop Environment). But when I tried to log out and log in, it failed to start the session, a message ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.10 64bit on MacBook Pro 8,3

I skimmed through a bunch of other threads covering similar questions, but none had addressed my main questions; in particular, (1) whether Ubuntu Server 14.10 64bit works on a MacBook Pro 8,3 the ...
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I can't get my Broadcom BCM4331 wifi on 14.04 to work

I just installed 14.04 on my mid 2012 model macbook last night, and I love it. Except for the fact that I've spent the last 24 hours trying to get my wifi to work. Here's some info: 02:00.0 Network ...
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How to fix brightness on Ubuntu 14-04 LTS installed on macbook pro 2012 13"

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 as dual boot in a macbook pro 2012 13 I noticed that all function buttons works but except those that regulate the brightness of the screen.How do I fix this problem?
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14.04 Gnome problems after installing drivers (Macbook Pro)

I am installing Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my early 2013 Retina Macbook Pro 15. As far as installing and booting the first time, I have had no issues. Once I boot for the first time into the the ...
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Suspend doesn't work after cloning SSD with Ubuntu to the identical MacBook Pro Retina

I have cloned the whole SSD (using the dd command) with fresh Ubuntu 14.10 installation from one MacBook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2014 to the identical MacBook Pro model (the old MacBook's screen was ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 and Macbook pro 6,1 and the touchpad

I have an irritating bug where I seem to get the program selector popping up all the time with the touchpad. I think it is triggered with the 3 finger double tap, but appear somehow at random times. ...
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Mounting error at /. I have two partitions

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. Recently I paritioned my internal disk into 2. 1 for Yosemite and the other for Ubuntu. However, whenever I try to boot my laptop, all is well until it says that there was ...
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Macbook Pro 5,5 will only boot 14.10 through recovery mode

I've installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 on a 2009 13" Macbook Pro (5,5). I installed it from an SD card, to an external FireWire drive (single boot). The install went smoothly. Now when I try to boot, ...
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Installation Failure on MacBook Pro (2Ghz/Core i7)

I've downloaded the ISO of 14.04.1 and written it to a DVD successfully, using Disk Utility. The disc verifies successfully. I've also made a bootable .img USB drive using the instructions provided on ...
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Black screen w/ blinking cursor on MBP install of Ubuntu

I just received a new HDD for my MBP, but I can't install Yosemite or any OS X on it, so I decided to install Ubuntu. Everything went well until I had to restart. After restarting, my computer shows a ...
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How can I use a live USB for my Macbook Pro 1,1?

I have made a live USB version of both 10.04 and 13.10 using both Unetbooting, dd , and startupdiskcreator, but it cannot locate any of them. PLEASE HELP
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Macbook Pro - Reset Touchpad Settings

How do i reset my touchpad settings to complete defaults? I've made a bit of a mess of things and installed and uninstalled gpointing-device-settings and mtrack but now all of my settings are messed ...
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Problem with Right-Click on Macbook Pro 9,2 and Ubuntu 14.04

I set up a friend's Macbook to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with OSX. For the record, she has a Macbook Pro 9,2 (the 2012 model). Right click didn't work out of the box. A google search got me this post ...
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Fixing different cursor sizes in unity

I'm running ubuntu 14.10 on a macbook pro with retina display (2560x1600) I have set "Scale for menu and titlebars" in Sytem Settings --> Display to 1.75 which scales up fine. The cursor however ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on Macbook Pro 6,1 properly?

How to install Ubuntu 14 on Macbook Pro 6,1 properly? The official documentation does not give precise instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro6-1/Precise ...
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Problems after upgrading Macbook Pro to Ubuntu 14.10

So I was dual-booting Mac OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to begin with. Then, after upgrading Ubuntu to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, I started having all sorts of problems. The most annoying and ...
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Screen resolution issues on a MBP Retina 15 inch. Running off live USB

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a live usb stick. I have the mac booting up and such. The issue that I am having issues with the resolution. Now my question is does anyone have a fix to the resolution ...
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Kubuntu/Macbook: Monitor not detected. Mini display port to vga adapter

I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro to external Samsung VGA monitor via mini display port to VGA adapter. But the monitor is not being detected. It is working fine with OS X It is not detected in ...
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14.04 MacBookPro tty blank screen

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro late 2014 with a NVidia GPU (an using binary drivers), mainly following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy It works fine. But switching ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MBP 17" Late 2011

I'm following the directions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro8-2/Trusty And it says to follow these directions to set the boot order for display: ...
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MBP 6.1 compatibility with 14.04 LTS

I installed 14.04 LTS on my MBP 6.1 (early 2010) and everything works flawlessly except for when I let my laptop go to sleep. It wakes up, but when I try to log back in, it just crashed and reboots. ...
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Key/shortcut-remap Ubuntu 14.04, Macbook

I am dualbooting OS X and Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (5.1). I can not find out how to remap the at (@)-shortcut from alt+2 into alt+*. That is, the asterisk button also contains the @-symbol on my ...
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ubuntu live cd no detected operating system mac

I have installed refind on a 2012 MBP running OSX 10.10, made free space with Disk Utility, and created a live cd of Ubuntu 13.04. When I get to the choice of where to install it, it says there is not ...
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How do I remove kernel boot entries in refind?

I have the latest 13 inch macbook pro retina with 256gb solid state drive, I have triple booted OSX, Ubuntu and Windows. Every time I updated Ubuntu to a newer kernel it adds a new boot option in ...
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Dual boot mac/Linux on my dual HDD MBP late 2012

So I've got a SSD as my Primary and an empty HDD in the optical bay. I want to run linux on the second HDD. Ive made the HDD bootable with linux but for whatever reason I cannot get it to install, it ...
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Trackpad randomly dies

My Macbook's trackpad will randomly stop working (frequency seems to be every couple weeks) and the only way I've found to fix it is to reboot. I'd file a bug report, but I'm not sure what component ...
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Nvidia GeForce 750m resolution weird overscan on reboot problem

Ok, so it's not exactly overscanning, but thats the best way I can explain it. Here is whats happening. I start my computer the resolution is 2880x1800 and every thing is good. But I am not super ...
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MBP 9.2 lock screen brightness buttons

Normally my screen brightness buttons F1 F2 work. If my computer goes to login screen/ lock screen while the screen brightness is turned to minimum ( screen off), when I wake the computer these ...
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Booting Ubuntu On Live USB Gives Black Screen after GRUB

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 onto a 8GB USB stick using Universal USB installer just like it said on the website for windows. Once that had finished installing it onto the USB stick I rebooted my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't let me login

Yesterday I was updating some applications. I come back later and I see a red stop sign on top of my screen that stated there was an error. It said that some of my packages needed some dependencies. I ...
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How can I disable the LED on the MacBook Pro's audio connector without Unity?

On a current MacBook Pro (macbook11,1), there's a red LED in the audio connector so it can double as a TOSLINK port. When running Unity, sometimes I see it come on briefly (I guess to detect a ...
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What is responsible for handling the keyboard brighness keys on a MacBook Pro?

I've installed 14.10 on a new MBP (Macbook11,1), and the keyboard brightness keys (F5, F6) work in the default Unity environment. However, I'd like to use a different environment. What is responsible ...
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how to get b43 wifi to work reliably on MacBookPro8,2? [duplicate]

I have a MacBookPro8,2 (15-inch, Early 2011) and have installed Ubuntu using wubi on the windows partition. I could never get the b43 wifi chip to work reliably and I ended up buying a belkin usb wifi ...
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Circumventing MacBook Pro's motion sensor using /dev/input/js0 as a joystick

I'm on a MacBook Pro 8,1 running 14.04 and I've never plugged in any device with a joystick to my laptop. When I was trying to fix an input problem I was having, I checked /dev/input/js0 thinking that ...
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MacBook Pro Retina: where to install Grub?

This guide explains how to install Ubuntu Saucy/Trusty on a MacBook Pro (11,1). However it doesn't say where one should install grub: should it be in /dev/sda (the hard disk) or in /dev/sdaN (for ...
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MacBook Pro 1,1 Not Detecting Grub?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my MacBookPro 1,1. The installation went okay, however GRUB does not work. It's not even detected. I can not bless the Linux disc due to a wiping of OSX. I do not ...
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Cannot boot into Refit (to choose Ubuntu) on Mac after Yosemite Upgrade

I do yosemite upgrade on MacBook Pro (13 inchi, mid 2012 model). After upgrade it, I cannot boot into refit, no OS option available, just boot into Mac OSX yosemite directly. I tried to reinstal ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBookPro4,1 nVidia 8600m - cannot load binary drivers

I am switching from MacOS to Xubuntu after endless issues trying to extend the useful life of my treasured A1260 MacBook Pro (issues including USB3.0, NTFS, iTunes, App Store, quite a few). The ...
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Macbook Pro Ubuntu install freezes after grub menu

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 (also tried 14.04.1 LTS) on my 2009 Macbook Pro 5,2. I have installed rEFInd, I have made a bootable USB as instructed on the Ubuntu site. I can get to the grub ...