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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Installing 14.04 (Mac-version) to MacBook Pro (9,1)

I have tried different methods to do this, but almost always same point fails. Normally when i boot into USB (or DVD, via USB) the install starts, but nothing happens for an hour. This is the most ...
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Setup problems ubuntu 14.04 wifi on macbookpro 13.3 w/ retina (dual boot) [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I'm not sure how to go about setting up my wifi. It doesn't detect any networks. I'm using a late-2013 13.3" macbookpro with retina display, so it doesn't ...
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Changing Font Size in Applications

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 11-1. Because of the Retina display, the resolution absolutely needs to be 2560x1600 (I have a 13 inch). However, that obviously doesn't work too well with an ...
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How do I un-dim my computer screen after I close the lid in xubuntu?

I have recently installed xubuntu on top of normal ubuntu on my computer. A problem that is really bugging me is that whenever I close the lid on my computer, it will go to sleep, as usual, but when I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on mid-2009 macbook pro not booting

I have a 15-inch 2.53ghz mid-2009 macbook pro (in some places known as "macbookpro 5.4"). I wanted to dual boot mac os x with ubuntu 14.04 desktop 64-bit, so I set up a secondary partition using disk ...
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What is causing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro to have high CPU usage?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a MacBook Pro 10,1. However, after installing, the kworker process consumes over 90% of CPU usage. I tried the following: (Suggested in this answer) Execute grep . -r ...
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Ubuntu don't recognize windows7 partitions [duplicate]

I have a MacBookPro9,2 and I have installed windows7 64bits: "C" partition: Windows7 64bits; "D" partition: NTFS for Data; Free space to install Ubuntu 14.04; The problem is when I try to install ...
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Installing Windows 7 after Ubuntu on MacbookPro 8,2

I have an extremely long troubleshooting narrative, but here are what I believe to be the most crucial features. I own a MacbookPro 8,2. Currently running Ubuntu exclusively. I attempted to ...
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Compatibility between ubuntu and new MacBook Pro 15' with retina

I've a problem with my new MacBook Pro 15' with retina,I need to install in a partition Linux to work. I had try to install ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04, anytime the installation was concluded ...
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How do I reinstall ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro 11,3 to avoid problems

I do a lot of scientific programming and data visualization. My intention is to have a Mac partition, an ubuntu partition, and a free partition should I choose to install Windows 7 later. It would ...
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PROBLEM(13.10) : external monitor not working [- nouveau-driver on macbook pro]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on a macbook pro. Would like to install external monitor VGA with the mini-port. no success. Trying: Settings→displays - nothing recognised. Trying xrandr --auto - ...
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Can I disable the internal speakers while keeping the audio jack enabled?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my MacBook Pro 4,1 and it is working great. The only problem is that my broken speakers let out static all the time. I somehow broke the speakers while I was repasting ...
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Is there a way to force Ubuntu to install in BIOS mode?

I'm currently trying to triple boot OSX, WIndows 8.1, and Ubuntu on my macbook pro 5,3. I have 2 hard drives. One only has OSX on it and the other has Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. That hard drive uses an ...
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How do I create curly brackets using Shift + Alt

I'm used to writing curly brackets using Left Shift + Left Alt + 7 or 0. As of right now I can only do them using the Right Alt + 7 or 0. How do I configure my Left Alt + Left Shift to behave as ...
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Graphical problems with 13.10 / GNOME on MacBook Pro 9.1 (13'', Mid 2012)

I have a fresh Saucy installation on my MacBook Pro with a 'little' problem: When I open gnome-terminal, I only see the borders of the window but no window content. Purging the package gnome-terminal ...
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MacBookPro display issue when booting via USB stick to live mode

Greetings Ubuntu community. I'm currently trying to set up Ubuntu 13.10 on my MacBookPro11,2. I'm trying to follow the instructions outlined on the MacBookPro11-1/Saucy page. I downloaded the NON-MAC ...
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Typical Command / Super key usage on a Mac

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Macbook Pro 11,2. There are several key combinations which are standard on a Mac, and I'd like to utilize them. If someone could help me with one or a few of these, I'd ...
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Suspend not working correctly on MacBook Pro 5,5

I've tried some answers from other questions similar, but no success. I have a MacBook Pro 5,5 with Ubuntu 13.10 freshly installed from DVD. Almost everything works straight out of the box but one ...
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MacbookPro 10.9.1 Installing linux wirless drivers

I've just installed Linux on my Mac 10.9.1 and I have no Internet connection or any Wi-Fi signal. I've installed Linux by creating a partition and I really need help on this. None of the tutorials ...
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Can't get Ubuntu to load on a mid 2009 macbook pro [duplicate]

Hey amazing Ubuntu people. I'm sure you've seen many messages like this, but I'd really like to join your community and I'd appreciate help to get past the initial hurdle. I've managed to install ...
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Nvidia driver for Macbook Pro 9,1

I am current using the default nouveau driver on my Macbook Pro 9,1. I tried installing nvidia-current, then Ubuntu just went blank after restart. Is there any safe way to install nvidia proprietary ...
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Wifi Driving Me Crazy! Ubuntu 12.04 on Macbook Pro 9,2 (Mid-2012)

I'm very new to Ubuntu but familiar in general with Linux. I can't seem to get my WiFi issue sorted out. My first order of business was getting my driver to work which seemed to take more time than ...
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Why does MacBook freeze on disk unlock screen?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a MacBook5,5(MacBook Pro 2009). When the System boots, I get an "Unlocking the disk" message ...
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Macbook Pro 5,3 - Install Problems - 12.04.4

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my MBP 5,3, however I have run into some issues regarding the process. Attempting to fix the second is made more difficult by my fix for the first, so ...
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Ubuntu won't connect to my Bell router!

I am new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to figure out how to connect to the wireless through my Bell Router. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox on a Macbook Pro Retina, and do not have the adapter to ...
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Installation Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Mavericks

After a first attempt to post I am trying again. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro running yet Mavericks. As my super drive is defaulting I use a bootable USB stick. At least I found 3 ...
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Can't get Working Drivers for Nvidia 330M - MacBook Pro 6.2 - 12.04 LTS

Yes… One more post about nvidia driver… Sorry! Usually I always found answers to my questions by reading through forums like ask ubuntu. This time, even after a week (almost 10 re-installations of ...
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Running Ubuntu from external usb 2.0 HDD on MacBookPro 6,2 with i5 processor

I believe this question has been asked but I didn't see any actual answers so I figure I'll ask again and maybe someone will have come up with something. I have installed a copy of ubuntu 10.04 (I ...
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Creating an Ubuntu partition on a MacBookPro 9,1

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 and I'd like to create a bootable Ubuntu partition (virtual machines are too hardware-limited); however, the Mactel Support Matrix doesn't list anything for my model. Which of ...
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Graphical issues with 3.13.1 kernel on Ubuntu 13.10 on MBP 9,1

I recently added an Ubuntu 13.10 installation to my OSX 10.9.1 and Windows 8.1 dual-boot on a MacBook Pro 9,1. It was hard to find documentation for installation on this model, as everyone seems to ...
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Boot Wubi in another bootloader

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2, with 2 partitions (3, considering Mac OS Recovery), one with MacOS X and another with Windows 8. I have installed Ubuntu through Wubi in Windows and I'd like to, if possible, ...
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external monitor has very washed out colors, blacks look almost gray

I have a macbookpro (late 2013 retina model - 11,1) running xubuntu 13.10. I have the main laptop monitor and two Asus VS238H monitors. One connected by DVI and another by HDMI. Currently, one ...
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Wireless internet problems with Macbook Pro 11,1

I have xubuntu 13.10 installed on a late 2013 macbook pro. It has a broadcom wireless card: lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 02:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:1570] ...
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MacBookPro5,5 Broadcom STA Wireless Driver fails to install (ubuntu 12.04)

It says "Sorry, installation of this driver failed" Here's the log: 2014-01-09 12:50:31,831 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: ...
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WPA2 Wi-Fi connecting but not working on MacBook Pro 4.1

I have a MacBook Pro 4.1 with Ubuntu 13.10 installed, as well as the Broadcom drivers installed (in Software & Updates/Additional Drivers) Connecting to an unsecured network or WEP seems to work, ...
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Macbook Pro Retina with ubuntu 13.10 having trouble waking up from suspend

Computer: Macbook pro retina 2012 Ubuntu 13.10 The screen becomes black with lit keyboards when I try waking up my computer after closing the lid or suspending from terminal. Attempt at solution: I ...
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Half/quarter of the native resolution on a MacBook with Retina display

I have a MacBook Pro notebook with native resolution of 2560x1600 which makes all my desktop details unreadable. I tried increasing DPI, but icons remain small, so I decided to decrease display ...
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rEFInd no longer running on dual boot macbook pro

dual boot on macbook pro 9,2 osx 10,9,1 and ubuntu 13,10 after an unrelated upgrade (to iMovie on osx) rEFInd no longer opens on re boot and i have no options on which os to boot? i tried to boot from ...
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MacBook Pro 9.2, trying to single install Ubuntu. Encountering problems after restart

Just in case you are wondering, I am asking this from "try Ubuntu without installing". This is where I'm at: I have a MacBook Pro 9.2 (according to terminal). I have completely got rid of Mac OS X ...
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Can't ping any websites, but can access websites through browser

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 running on the newest version of Macbook Pro (dual boot). I'm using wireless connection to access websites through the Chrome browser and it works. But ping doesn't work. For ...
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Splash screen with rEFInd on a MacBook Pro 8.1

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 on my MacBook Pro with rEFIind. The dual boot with OS X works perfectly, Ubuntu works perfectly too but the ubuntu splash screen never displays, only the text startup. ...
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How do I make the screen size bigger in Ubuntu 13.10 in Live USB mode?

I'm trying to make secure files, by only EFI booting "Try Ubuntu" 13.10 on a MacBook pro through a live USB, however the screen size is SMALL every time I boot it up. This doesn't happen when I boot ...
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Which version of Ubuntu is safer? [duplicate]

Is Ubuntu 13.10 safer then Ubuntu 12.04? What's the difference? And why doesn't Ubuntu 12.04 boot on the new MacBook retinas?
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Does data save while trying Ubuntu 13.10 Booted through EFI on Macbook pro retina (late 2013)

Im trying to make safe and secure bitcoin paper wallets and the only Ubuntu live cd that will work is the 13.10 version ( Ubuntu 12.04 wont boot at all matter what on my new MacBook Retina that has ...
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How do I boot to console with Refind?

I am using Refind to boot into Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro (8,2). However, I seem to have messed up my install to the point where Ubuntu no longer boots (I get a flashing underscore but no text ...
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Wireless Driver Trouble

Ok so for certain reasons I don't want to install Ubuntu 13.10 I want 13.04. I am trying to install on a partition on a Mac Book Pro Retina 10.2. I am getting really frustrated because my wireless is ...
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Resume from suspend - all programs are closed 12.04

I'm using a Macbook Pro 6,1 and have jumped through a few hoops to get to where I am. I finally have a working system, but there's one thing I haven't been able to find a solution on. When I close ...
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Specific install instructions for a retina macbook pro

I'd like to install Ubuntu as my primary OS on a Retina Macbook Pro. As I'm unaware of the issues I'll face I've been trying to find instructions before starting. I've been searching for a while and ...
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Microphone does not work on skype

I have a macbook pro Mid 2012 model (9,1) I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and fairly new to linux. Everything works but the microphone I tried to do a test call on skype and it doesnt work. I am ...
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Display issues in Gnome Classic after upgrade

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10. I've noticed some graphical issues using Gnome classic that were not there before: Notifications no longer appear (for example when changing the volume). ...