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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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?

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 ...
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Macbook pro early 2011

I'm trying to start (via live usb) Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 on my early 2011 Macbook pro. From a correctly burned USB (which I've used to successfully install on 2 other machines.) ...
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Get Macbook Pro 11,2 webcam working on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to use my webcam on Skype but it doesn't recognize it. I looked online but keep finding instructions for iSight. I don't think I have that on my Macbook Pro 11,2. What can I do to get it ...
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How to enable AVX2 extensions on a Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox 5?

I am trying to compile a program that uses AVX2 instructions from the rather new Intel Haswell processors. I have checked that the Macbook Pro I am using has a Crystalwell processor, which should ...
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Ubuntu downloaded as .iso file on mac [duplicate]

Everytime I download Ubuntu onto my mac laptop, it is downloaded as an .iso file. I cannot open the file because it tells me in Launchpad: hdiutil: mount failed - No such file or directory
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Wifi keeps dropping on MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 15.10

For some reason the wifi drops periodically every 15 or so minutes. I have the Broadcom BCM4360 and using the driver installed from bcmwl-kernel source.
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Wifi not being detected on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro. Wifi is not being detected. Some details are given below about the wifi drivers. EDIT: I have already tried out the solution in the link referenced by ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on MacBook Pro

I'm looking to test (or, with luck, to install) Ubuntu 15.10 from live USB on a MacBook Pro 8,2 with Radeon HD 6770M. Currently, the machine has installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Radeon disabled in grub and ...
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Overheating macbook pro on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a macbook pro retina late 2012. I have been trying a lot of efforts and suggestions to fix the issue. Idle temp is at 67 Celsius and rises to about 95 Celsius when in ...
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Ubuntu 14 display problem on Virtualbox [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14 on Virtualbox on my Macbook pro and I am facing some problems with its display. it seems that it is not properly scaled and i cant even access/change the display ...
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macbook pro ubuntu install fail

Long story short is: I tried to install ubuntu on my macbook pro over and over and it doesn't work. In case it's indicative, I just shrunk my ubuntu partition. I tried with 14.04.03 and 15.04 , ...
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Kernel panic a priori solved, booting possible but still dirty grub so cumbersome booting

Following this question http://askubuntu.com/questions/676839/kernel-panic-under-ubuntu-15-04-64bits-kernel-panic-not-syncing-vfs-unable-to I finally managed to be able to boot, but I still have to ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a new model Mac Pro? [closed]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a new model Mac Pro? The one that looks like a toilet brush holder. If so is it done in the same manner as the older models? Does anyone know what the performance ...
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portable operating system on mac

I've a Macbook pro 11, 2. I want to use ubuntu as a portable operating system from pen drive. It means that I don't want to install it to disk instead i want to install it on a pen drive and be able ...
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Kernel panic under Ubuntu 15.04 64bits "kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)”

I had a kernel panic on my MacBook Pro, which led me to erase everything from it, and install Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) on it, from the mini iso, with the choice of erasing everything on the hard drive. ...
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Macbook Pro's (10.2) built-In microphone not detected on Ubuntu 15.04

While attempting to configure my Macbook Pro's built-in webcam microphone for Mumble, I noticed that the microphone was not detected. Opening VLC, I attempted to capture the built-in webcam in an ...
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wifi reconect /etc/pm/sleep.d/

I have now Installed ubuntu on my MacBook Pro. Everything was working OOTB, except one thing, the wlan0 won't reconnect after the system was asleep. the only solution to get reconnected since now was ...
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Install Ubuntu in MacBook Pro with Windows 7 Bootcamp already installed

I have a MacBook Pro(Intel core i5, mid 2012) running OS X Yosemite, and also have BootCamp with Windows 7 Ultimate, I want to install Ubuntu without damage the BootCamp Installation (I know the ...
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Standby and Shutdown Hang on Macbook Pro 11,5

I just managed to get Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 and Mac OS 10.10.4 (Yosemite) to dual boot on my mid 2015 (11,5) Macbook Pro a few weeks ago. For some reason, the machine hangs on shutdown and on standby. ...
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Macbook retina 13" Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. Does anybody test it?

Recently I bought a HDMI to VGA adaptor for my macbook but it doesn't work on ubuntu 14.04. Again I am going to connect my macbook to a projector with VGA input. I need to know if anybody test Mini ...
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WiFi Has Stopped Working on MacBook Pro 7,1 with Unbuntu 14.04

Okay, so I'm very confused about what is going on with my computer. Below is my initial query, followed by an update to the situation. Initial Query I have recently removed OS X on my MacBook Pro ...
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14.04 on Macbook Pro connecting to wireless

so I'm brand new to Linux and I just installed it as the single OS on my macbook pro. I'm having a problem where I can't connect to my home wifi network and I'm not sure what's wrong. Just to tell ...
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How to add CD/DVD to boot sequence

I have a macbook pro that dual boots Ubuntu and OS X. When I enter grub on ubuntu with a bootable CD inserted, I don't get an option to load from the CD drive. How can I allow Ubuntu to start to boot ...
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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 ...