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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Where can I find the refind.conf configuration file?

I'm in the process of installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS on macbook pro 13inch retina display with the end goal of having a dual boot setup with OS X. I'm using reFind as my boot manager, and since I have ...
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Where can I get a Mac image of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro, but when I attempt to download the Mac desktop image (as opposed to the regular 32bit or 64bit edition) from the normal Ubuntu websire, I am given ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu with Refind from an external hdd on a MacBook Pro

I'm dual-booting a late-2013 Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 14.04 x64 (vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic) and OSX 10.9.2 with Refind. This worked well after I installed Refind's ext4 driver. I also have the ...
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Dual Display on Macbook Pro 9,1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9,1. Everything is now working correctly. Except I am unable to plug in a second screen. If I plug in another screen : At system Boot: I get ...
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Touchegg Setup issues on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - Macbookpro 11,1

The issue: Touchegg only works with terminal open. Hi, I'm trying to setup touchegg so I emulate Mac OSx multitouch gestures on Ubuntu. From what I've read on the internet, it does work with Ubunto ...
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Macbook Pro 11,1 won't start after closed lid on UbuntuGnome 14.04

I have Gnome Ubuntu dual booted on my MacBook Pro 11,1. After closing the lid I can't get it to start up again. After 20 seconds sometimes it will turn back on but it doesn't seem to recognize the lid ...
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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)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install Ubuntu on external disk ,Mac OS

The Problem I have is how to install Ubuntu in a very tricky environment: My computer is a Macbook Pro (bought in 2013). My current OS is Mac OS and Windows 7 in bootcamp. Since my Mac Pro only has a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso? [duplicate]

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?