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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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). ...
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How to install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro as Dual Boot?

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 in my MacBookPro. I am running Mountain Lion in my mac. I want to run both Mountain Lion and Ubuntu 13.10 in My mac. How to install Ubuntu in my macbook without ...
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External monitor isn't recogized after waking up from sleep Ubuntu 13.10 MBP

After upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10, my external monitor isn't behaving the same. When I close the lid on my Macbook Pro, with the power cord plugged in, the computer goes to sleep (it should stay ...
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Can't adjust screen brightness on Macbook Pro 10,1 Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu on my retina Macbook Pro (following this great guide). Everything works fine so far however the screen brightness / backlight cannot be adjusted neither by using the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 11.2/11.3

Has anyone successfully installed Ubuntu on the new MacBook Pro (late-2013)? If not, what issues have you had? If so, did you use a tutorial, which one?
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Full screen in virtualbox

I have a Macbok Pro 13" and I'm using virtualbox to run ubuntu 12.04. My problem is I can't resize ubuntu for occupy the 13" of my screen when I use full-screen mode. Ubuntu only allows me to use two ...
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Get rid of Mac OS X partition on Dual boot

First time posting on AskUbuntu. I am new to Ubuntu/Linux and I have a MacBook Pro. I have finally got the dual boot to work. My laptop is a little older so it only has a 250Gb hard drive. I am ...
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Is ubuntu able to run well on the 15" retina macbook pro yet?

I need to use GNU octave. It has stopped working since I upgraded to osx 10.9. I am prepared to reinstall ubuntu if it is working properly now. Last time I tried to install it, I was unable to change ...
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Wireless networking on MacBook Pro Early 2011 (8,2)

This link tells me to connect the ethernet and then install linux=firmware-nonfree for the wireless to work. However I do not have an ethernet cable. How to download this package manually as a file ...
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What is the difference between ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso?

My current assumption is that the mac version has drivers particular to the mac ecosystem? Does that mean that I can't create a live system with the non mac iso to boot my mac over USB?
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Latest kernel not working

Once while I was using Ubuntu everything locked up. I was no longer able to boot vmlinuz-3.8.0-31-generic. When I would try, it would not get past the boot phase. Fortunately, I am still able to ...
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After installing Ubuntu “no operating system installed”

Today I decided to install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012). As soon as the install process finishes after rebooting the system, I have this screen which tells me that there is no operating system ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 and Macbook Pro 8.2

I've just recently installed Xubuntu 13.04 on my early MacBook Pro and some things don't work while others do. I looked around and I can't find any good fixes for these problems. I have the 2010 ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu 13.04 on Mac

Today I decided to erase OS X and install Ubuntu - unfortunately something went wrong and now I am asking this question on live mode on Ubuntu. So basically all I did was create a bootable USB stick ...
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Use F keys instead of media keys on macbook pro on Xubuntu?

Is it possible to have the function keys be the F key by default on a Macbook Pro with xubuntu? I.E., I'd need to hold fn to use the media functions. Can't seem to find anything googling, thanks.