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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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 gforce 750m resolution weird overscan on reboot problem

Ok so its 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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 recognize my Thunderbolt Ethernet only in start up

Ubuntu 14.04 recognize my Thunderbolt Ethernet only in start up and when Ethernet disconnect or unplug Thunderbolt Ethernet, i can not connect to Ethernet network any more and i have to restart. how ...
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Do Apple Thunderbolt displays work with Ubuntu 14.04 on 11,2 Macbook Pros with Iris graphics

Do Apple Thunderbolt displays work with Ubuntu 14.04 on 11,2 Macbook Pros with Iris (integrated Intel) graphics
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after installing it on macbook pro

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9.2 (mid-2012) but I could not boot it. I have before successfully installed Kubuntu 14.04 on this macbook following more or less this guide ...
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Nvidia drivers macbook pro retina (10,1) 14.04

So, I'm currently dual-booting 14.04 and OSX on my macbook pro retina (10,1). I am currently using the nouveau drivers and have had no luck what-so-ever getting the nvidia drivers to work. What ...
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UbuntuGnome 14.04 does not boot after install on MacBook Pro 13

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.01 by creating partitions on OS X and then installing from bootable USB disk. By Selecting Linux in rEFInd menu, I'll be taken to grub and selecting any options will end ...
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Macbook Pro 2010 Hybrid Graphics (NVIDIA GT 330M, Intel integrated)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Macbook Pro 2010 with hybrid graphics (NVIDIA GT 330M, Intel integrated). My issue is that none of the proprietary NVIDIA graphics work. I'm using switcheroo to keep my ...
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high-DPI scaling — 14.04 VM on OS 10.10 (PB 4), w/ Parallels 10.0.2

With this setup, the Ubuntu desktop still looks tiny on a 15" rMBP, just as it did with 12.04 and Parallels 8/9 on the same machine. I've tweaked the various Ubuntu settings, and enabled retina ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Failure on 2012 MBP - Missing Operating System

everyone. This is my first time posting on AskUbuntu, and I'm really hoping I can get some help. Background: I had a dual boot partition of OS X Mavericks and Windows 8 on my 2012 Macbook Pro. I've ...
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Ubuntu on rMBP, bootloader location

I'm getting ready to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro. My setup is as follows: Mac OSX and Windows-Bootcamp on the internal SSD Ubuntu 13.04 on an external SSD hooked up through ...
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Wifi stops working after I close laptop. Macbook Pro + Ubuntu 14.04

Without fail, I boot into Ubuntu and everything is working, but after closing the laptop the wifi stops working. When I restart everything works again. Running iwconfig, before restarting, gives me ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu LTS to a Version that supports MacBook retina

I have Ubuntu LTS 14.04 with Gnome 3 as GUI installed on my MacBook ( it's a persent ) and some things don not work very well. Like Chromium is eye hurting small and my thunderbold interfaces do not ...
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Is Ubuntu still toxic to Macs with Fusion Drive?

Installing Ubuntu BROKE my (since-repaired) Fusion Drive. I burned ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso to a DVD, and booted it and I asked it to install beside my OSX install on my homemade* Fusion ...
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Macbook Pro7,1 Ubuntu 14.04 external monitor

I have a macbook pro7,1 and I have just installed ubuntu 14.04. I try to connect it to an external Asus monitor, using a mini-display(thunderbolt) to HDMI wire. I get an error message saying: ...
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How do I disable suspend when my laptop is in the middle of shutting down?

I'm running 14.04 on a MacBookPro8,1. In general, suspend when I shut the lid works great (save for a bug where the keyboard stops working sometimes on resume). The problem that I have is that when I ...
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How do I bypass the OSX bootloader screen when booting ubuntu installed on macbook

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (no OSX partition) on a macbook pro, when I boot, I have to hold option and then select my ubuntu partition - which is labelled as windows. Is there a way to bypass this?
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Resume from suspend doesn't work on macbookpro 4.1with Ubuntu 14.04

Finally I have something to ask and a problem which I cannot solve just googling. As I said in the title, resume from suspend doesn't work on my macbookpro 4.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Not even ...
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problems resuming from suspend on macbookpro11,1

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new macbookpro (11,1), and I'm having power-management problems. The biggest one is that after suspending by closing the lid, when I open it, it either never wakes ...
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Invalid entry length (0). DMI table is broken! Stop. displayed when enquiring about system-product-name in the terminal.

When I type this command: sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name in my terminal on a dual boot system with Mac 0SX 10.9.4 and Ubuntu 14.04. I get the following output: MacBookPro11,1 Invalid ...
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Ubuntu boots to purple/black screen using rEFInd and live USB stick

I followed the instructions http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/ to add dual boot capabilities to my MacBook Pro (Mavericks 10.9.4) I used the the 64bit (not ...
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14.04 - Can't connect to internet Macbook Pro Retina 2013

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition on my Macbook Pro (2013) and I can't figure out how to connect to the internet. I've read everything I can find and nothing is working. I have it wired ...
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Suspend Issue on MacBook Pro 3.1 running ubuntu 12.04

I know there are a lot of question like this, but using the solution proposed I was not able to fix the problem. I tried: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodset acpi_sleep=nonvs" and sudo ...
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Help creating/adding new display resolution

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2011 MacBook Pro running Parallels (for the VM). However, when it installed, the only resolution available is 800x600. I would like to set the display to run ...
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MacBookPro10,2 thunderbolt intel issue

I'm running (k)ubuntu 14.04 on a MacBookPro10,2. everything works great exceppt when attached to a thunderbolt screen I'm observing high fan naisle. probably caused by a kworker issue. powertop shows ...
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Ubiquity appears to hang installing dual boot OSX

I am trying to dual-boot OSX (10.9 Mavericks) and Ubuntu 14.04, and the Ubiquity installer has apparently hung for the last 20 minutes. I resized my OSX partition using Disk Utility in OSX, and made ...
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Incorrect Magic Mouse battery status

I'm running 14.04 LTS on a MacBookPro1,1. I'm running blueman 1.23-git201403102151-1ubuntu1, and though my Magic Mouse is working fine, my system seems to think that its battery level is 0%. How can I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show when restarting MacBook Pro

I've had Ubuntu for a while now, almost two weeks. I used rEFIt as a tool to open Ubuntu when I restart. I decided to delete it. Now I can't open Ubuntu. When I restart my MacBook Pro and press ...
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HDMI issue with Macbook pro 8,1 on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Macbook pro (MBP) 8,1 OSX version 10.7.5, and I'm am running Ubuntu 14.04 I have been trying to connect my MBP to my TV with my HDMI cable but it seems like Ubuntu does not detect anything ...
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Low Level Issue- Battery issue

I have installed Xubunto instead of Machintosh on my MacBook Pro machine, when i close the screen the apple lamp on the back of my laptop doesn't goes off, and the laptop runs out of power. how can i ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Macbook Pro 10.8.5

I'm new to Ubuntu and need help downloading Ubuntu onto my Macbook Pro 10.8.5. I'll eventually need it to run ROS. I've looked through numerous documentations on what to install, but am still so ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after OS X repair disk operation on MacBook Pro 9,1

After upgrade to Mavericks 10.9.2 I experienced problems with the camera: basically wasn´t detected at all in OS X. After google it, seems the problem would be solved by repairing the disk with OS X ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 on macbook pro 4,1

I've been reading lots of posts about how to create a bootable usb and how to install but I haven't been successful. I've created the "bootable" usb following this guide from Ubuntu site. When I ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 using burnt CD on mid-2012 macbook pro (13")?

I have gotten as far as selecting the formatted partition. Then when I click install it says that is has failed. I don't know what I am doing wrong or where to go from here. I would greatly appreciate ...
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How to boot Ubuntu after installing Windows using BootCamp

I have had the need to create a working Ubuntu 64-bit and Windows 7 pro 64-bit dual booting system of late and decided my Macbook Pro 8.2 15". I had previously removed the Mac OS X from it as it was ...