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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Help me kill this red light coming from headphone jack?

Problem: Red light won't go away; keeps shining out of 3.5mm port after reboot. Troubleshooting: Muted it on alsamixer; light successfully turns off from via alsamixer. Tested: ran sudo alsactl ...
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Broadcom 432b on MacBook Pro (7,1) works on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with a caveat

After installing a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my MacBook Pro I've noticed that the bcmwl-kernel-source drivers for my wireless adapter work, but they will only do so after I startup, then suspend (or ...
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Wireless not finding networks Macbook Pro [duplicate]

I have been having lots of trouble getting the wireless in my macbook to work. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with GNOME installed. My macbook is mid 2011 13". It just wont detect any networks, and i ...
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Wifi signal strength jumping to full, speed to near 0

Frequently when using Ubuntu on my computer (a MacBook Pro 9,1), I will see the Wi-Fi signal strength indicator suddenly jump to full strength (it's usually less than that from where I work). At the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 16.04 on MacBook Pro. Error Message: “Core temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled”

I'm having this problem on my MacBook Pro (MacBookPro3,1). I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 from a USB. I can't buy any DVD/CD's, so thats out of the question. I can barely use my MacBook at the ...
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Macbook Pro 16.04 wifi driver Installed but not available

On both Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome, I have working wifi in the installer, but not after. There is no wireless device in the network settings, and I've tried the following with no luck: WIfi Issues with ...
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MacBook Pro 7,1 + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS + nVidia drivers

After following the guide I found here I found that although my hardware is the same as its author I could not reproduce the same results. After creating the GRUB script to register the PCI registers ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04/15.10/16.04 not working on MacBookPro 3,1 (Boot freezes on Purple Screen)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my old Macbook Pro 3,1. I have tried to install the following versions: 16.04, 14.04 and as last 15.10. (this one is still installed) On my work I used 'Startup Disk ...
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iSight camera doesn't work in uBuntu 16.04

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook Pro retina late 2014. My mac also runs Mac OS X 10.11 but Ubuntu is primary OS. iSight camera doesn't work in ubuntu which caused me frustrated. I tried with ...
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Microphone not working on MacBookpro 15 (version 8.2) and Xubuntu 16.04

I have a Macbook pro 15 (version 8.2) with Xubuntu 14.04 the mic worked out of the box, with xubuntu 16.04 * upgraded from 14.04 * fresh install The mic does'nt get any signal, i have tried these: ...
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“[Firmware Bug]: ioapic 2 has no mapping iomm” after kernel update

I'm on a macbook pro and I installed ubuntu alongside osx, it works really well except the handling of lid closure, so I upgraded the kernel to 4.4.8 in order to see if it can fix the problem. In ...
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SSD Compatibility MacBook Pro 2010 (6,2)

I just rebuilt this laptop (battery and HDD failure) and I went with a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on it and ideally, I would like Ubuntu to really be my main operating system. I ...
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Debian-based distros dont work on my Mid-2009 MBP

I have a Mid-2009 15" MBP (MacBookPro5,3). It has always not been able to boot Ubuntu 12 and 14 (LTS), but Ubuntu 10 (LTS) works fine. I've also tried Debian and Linux Mint and they have the same ...
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Black Screen using MAC parallels Ubuntu 14.04

Just loaded Ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac using Parallels 9.... OS X 10.95. I loaded the VM via the iso file through parallels wizard. I get the black screen that a lot of people have commented about. I have ...
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“Missing operating system” on 2009 MacBook Pro after installing Ubuntu 15.10 from USB

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit on my 2009 MBP and it was working fine for a few days. Then, upon one random reboot, it would not let me log in. I got the error "could not start session". I started ...
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Why is minecraft running so slow?

I'm using a MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. According to Ubuntu's "about this computer" the configuration is: 3.8Gig of RAM Intel Core i5--2435M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 Processor Intel® Sandybridge ...
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Broadwell wireless card no longer recognized after trying to install driver. MacBook Pro 12,1/Trusty

I had been using my MacBook with Ubuntu for a while and the wireless was working intermittently, so I tried fixing it by following suggestions I saw elsewhere. I first tried using the proprietary ...
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How get 14.04 LTS to recognise camera on a Macbook Pro

I've completely removed OS-X and installed 14.04. Everything else works fine but the camera is not recognized and does not appear anywhere in the System Settings menus. Is there a switch to be thrown? ...
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Birghtness control not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBook Pro

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBook Pro and I cant alter the brightness from System Settings (no option there). My graphics card details are as follows. $ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC 128GB Won't Mount

Macbook Pro early 2013, Ubuntu 14.04 (latest updates as of March 30th 2016). Everything works in OSX. A regular 2GB SD card worked in Ubuntu. When I plug it in it shows up in /dev as mmcblk0. When ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server on MacBook Pro (without Network Interface)

I'm trying to install U14.04.3 Server onto my MacBook Pro Mid 2014 (11.3). I already have U14.04.3 Desktop dual booting with OSX using the internal drive and rEFInd, but I am unable to install the ...
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Dual Thunderbolt Monitors [closed]

I have 16.04 (with kernel 4.4.0-15-generic) running on a MacBook Pro (MacBookPro12,1) and two 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Displays. The MacBook has two thunderbolt ports. The same issue happened in ...
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How to recover boot ubuntu 14.04 on macbook-pro?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro. I was trying to make a usb stick for a customize boot from terminal when i stop the process. I lost the boot. I cant boot anymore. I enter in the grub menu, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 macbookpro11,5 install problem

I'm relatively new to Linux/Ubuntu (i.e. I mightn't understand overly detailed tech terms etc) and have come across the following problem: I tried to install Ubuntu on a new (Jan 2016) MBP 11,5 with ...
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Select All doesn't work

I recently switched the command key and control key (I follow this topic : How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro? ) But my "Select All" shortcut doesn't work... How can I ...
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Ubuntu to Mac: Ctrl+Click ---> Right Click

I finally convinced my wife to put Ubuntu on her Macbook. Unfortunately, she strongly prefers the Mac approach to right clicking: Ctrl+Button1. I have the trackpad set up to do a two finger touch = ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook Pro shows black screen after booting

I installed Ubuntu as dual boot in my MacBook Pro 13' a few weeks ago. It worked fine except two problems. First, hitting POWER directly boots Ubuntu while hitting power with OPTION pressed will only ...
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Installing Ubuntu on blank hard drive for 2013 Macbook Pro

I got a Macbook Pro from a friend of mine, no hard drive. So I thought, I'll just toss an old hard drive into it and install Ubuntu from a flash drive. Unfortunately, when I try to boot with an ...
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How should I install Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro from 2014?

A friend of mine has a MacBook Pro from 2014 that has a completely screwed-up, non-running Mac OS system. She is tired of it and wants me to install Ubuntu instead of it. I've got the image of Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.05 Apple Bluetooth “No Such Adapter”

I have a mid 2015 macbook pro. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.05 on it and am booting up with rEFInd. Oddly enough my bluetooth mouse / keyboard work but the mouse isn't allowing scrolling. Looking around ...
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mbp Ubuntu 14.04.3 mouse/trackpad scrolling

I installed Ubuntu on my mbp (dual boot w el capitan via rEFind) and I'm not getting scrolling by default nor do I see it in Mouse & Trackpad How can I get mouse scrolling working again? Notes: ...
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How to install Ubuntu dual boot with MacBook Pro refind? [closed]

I need help installing Ubuntu 15.10 on a Macbook pro. I would like it as a dual boot. Please help!
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Enable fan control on ubuntu gnome and macbook pro

I come here after spending 3 good hours trying to make fan control work on a macbook pro and ubuntu gnome. Some time before, I installed ubuntu unity on this same computer and fan control began ...
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Macbook not charging under Lubuntu

My newest problem child, a 2006 MBP is running a fresh Lubuntu install dual booted with OS X 10.5. The magsafe charger works fine if the laptop is off or in OS X, but in Lubuntu, it works, then once ...
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Radeon X1600 Idles at 70 Degrees

I recently acquired an early 2006 Macbook Pro (Core Duo) with a mobility Radeon X1600. I installed 32-bit Lubuntu on it. The GPU is detected and identified correctly, and seems to work okay. But it's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Crashes on MacBook Pro 5,5

I have a MacBook Pro 5,5 which is from mid-2009 and has a 13-inch display. It has a 2.26 gHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 8GB RAM. I installed Ubuntu onto an external hard drive, and it boots ...
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Best Linux Distro For MacBook Pro 5,5? [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro 5,5 which is a mid-2009 13-inch MacBook Pro with 2.26 gHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and 2GB of RAM which I upgraded to 8GB. Just wondering, what Linux distro will work the best ...
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How to install Ubuntu 15.10 LTS in text-mode and disable dedicated GPU?

I have an older (Early 2011) Macbook Pro 8,2 that has the documented GPU issue. Here's what I need: Install Ubuntu 14.04 15.10 in text-mode (which doesn't need the dedicated GPU) Disable the ...
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Can't type passphrase to decrypt disk

Just wiped out everything on my Macbook Pro Retina Early-2015 (Macbook12,1 or something) and installed Ubuntu. Had to use acpi=off and nodmraid just to get the USB stick to boot. I wanted to have ...
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Getting Issue with installing via. apt-get

sudo apt-get install swi-prolog Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a 2006 macbook pro?

I foundna lot of help full information on running Ubuntu on a macbook pro from 2006. This is the 1.1 macbook pro, and I can't see any tutorials that use a macbook pro this old. I have installed ...
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Backlight not turning on with Macbook Pro 13' retina after repair

I gave my macbook pro (2013, 13') into repair. They exchanged the screen. Now, when I start ubuntu, the primary screen (the screen of the laptop) stays black. If I input a secondary screen (via HDMI) ...
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MacBook Pro, EFI and Nvidia setpci IDs

I just installed Linux on my 2010 MacBookPro (triple boot using refind) and get the infamous black screen after installing the nvidia drivers. I tried applying the solution metioned ...
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Wi-Fi and Ethernet Issues on Mac

I know, I know. There are plenty of similar issues that had previously been resolved on this site. I am only asking this question because I truly believe I have tried everything that I've seen ...
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ubuntu compatible macbookpro11.5?

my macbook pro 11.5 el capitan is compatible ubuntu ? Informations matériel : Nom du modèle : MacBook Pro Identifiant du modèle : MacBookPro11,5 Nom du processeur : Intel Core i7 Vitesse du ...
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MacBook Pro Retina late-2013 WiFi BC4360 - “FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY” [duplicate]

I've just booted Ubuntu 15.10 from USB dongle on my MacBook Pro Retina late-2013 and WiFi networking doesn't work. I can see the following output in DMESG and LSPCI [ 19.556114] cfg80211: World ...
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Issue with Ubuntu installed on Mac, El Capitan

I'm not entirely sure if this is a serious issue but while installing Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro I was presented with the following string in the field for computer name: Invalid entry length (0). DMI ...
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How do I transfer a 32 bit installation from internal to external USB HDD and install a 64 bit system on internal

I had a 32 bit ubuntu (14.04) on my macbook pro (2010) along with the MacOsX using REFit as a boot loader. My hard drive began to be too small and some of the programs I would like to use now exists ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2015) Wifi [14e4:43ba] doesn't work on 15.10

I have a fairly new Macbook Pro and I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it recently. Unfortunately, I can't seem to connect to WiFi. I determined the chipset through the terminal: $ lspci -nn | grep 0280 ...
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I have linux installed on my macbook and i need to create a windows usb [duplicate]

I have linux installed as my only OS on my macbook pro retina version and i need to create a installation usb that will boot on the usb...this has been frustrating for me and i need some help with ...