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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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 ...
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“i8042 no controller found” error while trying to install ubuntu on Mac Book Pro early 2011

Trying to install ubuntu with rEFInd on a mac book pro 15 early 2011 model. "i8042 no controller found" error comes up and prevents installation. I have read the other answers regarding the topic but ...
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ubuntu on mac keeps losing wifi (w/ CA certificate)

Currently I'm using a school wifi with CA certificate and for some reason my ubuntu 14.04 on mac keeps losing wifi connection every 10 minutes. When i use wifi at home, it works fine(with no CA ...
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Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 on MacBook Pro 11.1 locks up on sleep

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 (now upgraded to 15.10) from a clean install on a MacBook Pro 11,1 alongside OS X. I followed instructions here. I have a problem that happens intermittently where, upon ...
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Boot Ubuntu from external USB HDD on Retina MacBookPro 2015

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04/x86_64 on an external USB HDD, the disk has a GUID partition table, and the Ubuntu was installed with EFI boot manager. I can successfully boot the USB HDD on some Windows ...
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Resolution Issue on Retina Macbook Pro

I've tried so many solutions, I'm officially out of ideas to resolve the display issues on my mac. Everything is very tiny. I'm running out of Parallels. I have the retina option enabled and ...
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How to change screen resolution in MAcBook Pro 2013 15" Retina SSD? It fails when trying

When trying to change to ANY different than maximum resolution built-in display of MacBook Pro Summer 2013th Retina 15" I get black screen and nothing more and every time I have to reboot the system ...
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Ubuntu 15 not running system bar (with clocks), windows contrlos (minimize, close and the windows bars itselves) and dashboard

I use MacBook Pro 15" 2013th (Summer), Ubuntu 15, TWO monitors: 1st: built-in retina and the other - Dell 29". Everything was great a few months by today, after starting the system as usual, I did ...
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How to restore a Ubuntu USB stick?

I downloaded the ubuntu installation .iso from the web and burnt that onto a USB stick with Startup Disk Creator. And now this usb stick cannot be recognized by MAC and more. How could I restore it, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Mac gets too hot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my MacBook Pro. But whenever I use more than 20 minutes it gets scorching hot. I tried installing laptop mode but apparently it doesn't exist. I found ...
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Can't find monitor type on MacBook Pro - 14.04

Having some serious issues locating the name of my monitor for use in the command iw wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor. I have the Mid-2014 MacBook Pro, also known as version 11.1. I'm running ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I'm trying to install Ubuntu desktop on my MacBook Pro. I've created the USB installer but it freezes on the Ubuntu installer loading screen: Image At first the dots are blinking, showing that it's ...
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¨USB device: card reader¨ draining battery even if not used

Ive installed ubuntu on my macbook pro retina 13 and im triyng to get the best battery life possible. Im using powertop to manage what needs to be changed and pm-utils to save power. powertop says ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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Wifi Card not Identified

When I try sudo lshw -C network and look under "product" to find the specific model of wifi card I have, I see: product: Broadcom Corporation Does anyone know why I can't seem to get the actual ...
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Graphics issues with live boot USB on Macbook Pro Retina

I am exploring possibly dual booting Ubuntu alongside OSX. However, when I'm in the live USB mode, a lot of the dialogue options are missing and some icons will not open when clicked. Here is a ...
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Unable to see wireless networks Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME on a Mid 2010 13-inch Macbook Pro. When I installed the OS, I had to connect via ethernet, launch the additional drivers utility, and install the ...
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Use boot-repair on live USB to fix ubuntu on Macbook Pro dual boot

I have been dual booting OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 Macbook Pro using rEFInd for a few weeks now. Today, when prompted by Ubuntu, I ran some updates. When they finished, I tried ...
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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers Macbook Pro 11,5 [duplicate]

I have a brand new Macbook Pro 11,5 running Ubuntu 14.04 Not surprisingly I cannot get the wireless to work. I have followed the instructions here - Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers Which ...
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wifi doesn't work on Macbook pro 15 of ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Searched around and still cannot solve the wifi issue. lspci -nn | grep 0280 shows 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43ba] (rev 01) I installed ...
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Macbook won't boot Ubuntu Live CD

I have downloaded the iso file, gone to Disk Utility, clicked 'Burn' to burn the iso to the blank DVD+R, but when I restart my Macbook and hold down the Option key, there is only my HDD shown as a ...