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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
93 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
224 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views

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 ...
5
votes
5answers
17k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
335 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
7k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
728 views

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
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
104 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
211 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
421 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
422 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
595 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
465 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
645 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
118 views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

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?
1
vote
3answers
381 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
543 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
242 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
163 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
148 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
839 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
166 views

BCM4331 causes graphics to fail on MacBook Pro 10,1

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 TLS installation on my Mac using rEFInd since my last installation did not work. When I install Ubuntu, the wireless does not work. But installing the bcm43xx ...
2
votes
2answers
434 views

How to set automatic brightness in macbook pro?

I have just installes ubuntu 14.04 in my macbook pro, and I already configure all but the keyboard and screen brightness. In OS X, the brightness is controled automatically, I want to know if this is ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Broadcom Wi-Fi Drivers won't activate on retina macbook pro

I'm on a rMBP (Macbook Pro) and have the exact same issue as this post except I'm using 14.04 . It looks like his problem was solved when he connected via ethernet however....I don't have an ethernet ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

NVIDIA graphics driver on Macbook Pro 10,1 [duplicate]

I just installed 14.04 over my old 12.04 partition on my Macbook Pro 10,1 (which is dual-booting with OS X) by following the instructions here. The only difference is that I'm using rEFInd instead of ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on macbook pro EFI

Macbook pro: mavericks, 5.2, graphics: nvidia geforce 9600M I followed the guides from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting#Detect_.28U.29EFI_firmware_processor_architecture and ...
2
votes
1answer
280 views

BCM4331 wireless causes graphics corruption on MacBook Pro 10,2

I have a MacBook Pro 10,2 and just installed 14.04. Everything seems okay except when I enable the wireless driver for the BCM4331 I get intermittent graphics corruption. It looks like the screen ...
3
votes
2answers
32k views

No Wireless When Install 14.04 on Macbook Pro

So I'm attempting to dual-boot OS X 10.8.5 (native OS) and Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Ubuntu (hooray!) but upon booting into Ubuntu I discovered I have no network connection from the OS. I'm very new ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
772 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
38k views

Ubuntu can't detect wifi networks on macbookpro 13.3

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
459 views

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 ...
3
votes
6answers
7k views

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 ...
12
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
466 views

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 ...