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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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¨ is draining the battery even if it is not used

I`ve installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro Retina 13 and I am trying to get the best battery life possible. I'm using PowerTop to manage what needs to be changed and pm-utils to save power. PowerTop ...
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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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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 bcmwl-kernel-...
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Make f1-12 keys work as standard function keys on Macbook Pro 5,3

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. I'd like to have f1-12 work like f1-12 without holding fn, rather than volume and brightness. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't shutdown properly on MacBook Pro 5,3

After about 2 weeks of trial and error trying to get this lovely OS working on my Mac, I still have a few issues: I can't figure out how to make f1-f12 work as standard function keys w/o holding fn. ...
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Launching i3lock when lid closed/power button pressed?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on a Mid-2010 13inch MacBook Pro and the i3 window manager (efficiency, woo). I have everything working just like I did on MATE, except I want the screen to lock using ...
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WIfi Issues with Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015 (12,2) on Ubuntu 15.04

Part 1 upgraded 2012 MBA to 2015 MBPr (I loved Mint 17.1 Rebecca on the MBA but graphics/kernel issues means I need to wait till 17.2 to use Mint again - First World Problems) I've managed to ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on mac now I want to go back to osx [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 to my MacBook Pro and now I want to return to OS X but I deleted it while I was Installing ubuntu. And I am not a great tech guru either so can someone help me in the easiest ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 2015 (12,1) Ubuntu 15.04 install from live CD to SD Card

I want to do a full install Linux on my MBP 2015 13-inch. I'm using an SD Card because I do not want to touch the SSD. I've used this tutorial:http://www.michaelevans.org/blog/2013/01/15/boot-ubuntu-...
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usb boot controller not found

I have recently purchased a 2009 macbook pro with Yosemite...I want ubuntu and loaded a usb from third party (unetbootin). when I boot from the usb it tells me it can't open but then goes to the menu (...
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Mapping xbacklight to brightness keys?

The default method of changing the brightness doesn't work with the NVIDIA drivers, and xbacklight changes it. However, using the default mapper for keyboard shortcuts won't work for setting the F1 ...
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How do I install ubuntu on my macbook pro? [duplicate]

I want to wipe my computer and only have ubuntu as os, just like I have done in the past but want to make sure it all goes well as I have never had a mac before! please guide me as to what I can do to ...
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Unable to change brightness via nvidia-settings nor brightness keys

I'm using a MacBook Pro Mid-2010 13-inch. Sorry for the double post, but I didn't notice attention to the original and I need help with the issue badly :|
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Ubuntu MATE brightness keys not working on MacBookPro7,1 with NVIDIA driver, even after fix

I tried the fix detailed in the first answer for this question: Brightness not working after installing NVIDIA driver The second answer caused a failed boot and I had to fix it via Recovery. The ...
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Ubuntu gets stuck at boot screen (freeze, not black) after attempting brightness fix for NVIDIA card

I tried editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf as detailed here: Brightness not working after installing NVIDIA driver My Ubuntu MATE installation on my MacBook Pro Mid-2010 13" now gets stuck at the "UbuntuMATE"...
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No Wi-Fi on MacBookPro7,1

So I managed to successfully install Ubuntu and get everything working except wireless. I do not have an Internet connection, but I can retrieve files from the Internet via use of my OS X partition. ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 15.04 on MacBookPro7,1 with proper NVIDIA drivers

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacBookPro7,1, and have a few questions. I successfully installed Ubuntu previously, but it failed to boot eventually; there was a purple screen with a black ...
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Mac only booting into Ubuntu and not rEFInd

I installed rEFInd on my Mid-2010 13-inch MBP and installed Ubuntu on another partition. The Mac does not boot into rEFInd to select OS X or Ubuntu, it only boots into Ubuntu. I can still access the ...
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Resume from suspend not working on Macbook Pro 5,5 with Nouveau

Resume from suspend used to work perfectly on my Macbook Pro 5,5. I was using the Nvidia graphics driver, which had really bad support for OpenGL, so I purged the Nvidia driver switched to the open ...
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Using Media Controls From Headphone Jack

I have a brand new Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 15.04-beta2. In OSX, I was able to use my iPhone headphones into the "headphone" jack and use the media keys on the headphones to control my system volume....
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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Live Bootable Backup [duplicate]

I have a 500gb external hdd that I'm using to boot Ubuntu. I don't need 500gb it was just so I didn't mess up my internal drive running OS x. I just bought a 64gb usb that I would like to make ...
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Is it worth to buy a macbook and install ubuntu on it? [closed]

It is my childhood dream, actually i need say i am 20, and i think buying a macbook this year, i searched on internet and wachted some videos, reading experiences about it. desing and "name of ...
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How to get the { } on a macbook pro retina mid 2014 running Ubuntu?

As the title says, i can't find the combination to get these { }.My keyboard layout is Portuguese (Portugal). I'm using the macbook pro retina mid 2014. Thanks.
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 wireless not working on Macbook Pro9.2 from bootable USB

I need help on creating Bootable Ubuntu on Mac! I just created a bootable USB on Mac using ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. It works. But I have two issues with it: There are two partitions titled "...
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I can't get my Broadcom BCM4331 wifi on 14.04 to work

I just installed 14.04 on my mid 2012 model macbook last night, and I love it. Except for the fact that I've spent the last 24 hours trying to get my wifi to work. Here's some info: 02:00.0 Network ...
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How to fix brightness on Ubuntu 14-04 LTS installed on macbook pro 2012 13"

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 as dual boot in a macbook pro 2012 13 I noticed that all function buttons works but except those that regulate the brightness of the screen.How do I fix this problem?
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Ubuntu 14.10 and Macbook pro 6,1 and the touchpad

I have an irritating bug where I seem to get the program selector popping up all the time with the touchpad. I think it is triggered with the 3 finger double tap, but appear somehow at random times. ...
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Installation Failure on MacBook Pro (2Ghz/Core i7)

I've downloaded the ISO of 14.04.1 and written it to a DVD successfully, using Disk Utility. The disc verifies successfully. I've also made a bootable .img USB drive using the instructions provided on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Macbook Pro - Reset Touchpad Settings

How do i reset my touchpad settings to complete defaults? I've made a bit of a mess of things and installed and uninstalled gpointing-device-settings and mtrack but now all of my settings are messed ...
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Problem with Right-Click on Macbook Pro 9,2 and Ubuntu 14.04

I set up a friend's Macbook to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with OSX. For the record, she has a Macbook Pro 9,2 (the 2012 model). Right click didn't work out of the box. A google search got me this post (...
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Fixing different cursor sizes in unity

I'm running ubuntu 14.10 on a macbook pro with retina display (2560x1600) I have set "Scale for menu and titlebars" in Sytem Settings --> Display to 1.75 which scales up fine. The cursor however ...
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Kubuntu/Macbook: Monitor not detected. Mini display port to vga adapter

I am trying to connect my Macbook Pro to external Samsung VGA monitor via mini display port to VGA adapter. But the monitor is not being detected. It is working fine with OS X It is not detected in ...
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14.04 MacBookPro tty blank screen

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro late 2014 with a NVidia GPU (an using binary drivers), mainly following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy It works fine. But switching ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MBP 17" Late 2011

I'm following the directions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro8-2/Trusty And it says to follow these directions to set the boot order for display: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/...
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MBP 6.1 compatibility with 14.04 LTS

I installed 14.04 LTS on my MBP 6.1 (early 2010) and everything works flawlessly except for when I let my laptop go to sleep. It wakes up, but when I try to log back in, it just crashed and reboots. ...
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ubuntu live cd no detected operating system mac

I have installed refind on a 2012 MBP running OSX 10.10, made free space with Disk Utility, and created a live cd of Ubuntu 13.04. When I get to the choice of where to install it, it says there is not ...
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How do I remove kernel boot entries in refind?

I have the latest 13 inch macbook pro retina with 256gb solid state drive, I have triple booted OSX, Ubuntu and Windows. Every time I updated Ubuntu to a newer kernel it adds a new boot option in ...
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Trackpad randomly dies

My Macbook's trackpad will randomly stop working (frequency seems to be every couple weeks) and the only way I've found to fix it is to reboot. I'd file a bug report, but I'm not sure what component I'...
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Nvidia GeForce 750m resolution weird overscan on reboot problem

Ok, so it's not exactly overscanning, but thats the best way I can explain it. Here is whats happening. I start my computer the resolution is 2880x1800 and every thing is good. But I am not super ...
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Booting Ubuntu On Live USB Gives Black Screen after GRUB

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 onto a 8GB USB stick using Universal USB installer just like it said on the website for windows. Once that had finished installing it onto the USB stick I rebooted my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't let me login

Yesterday I was updating some applications. I come back later and I see a red stop sign on top of my screen that stated there was an error. It said that some of my packages needed some dependencies. I ...
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how to get b43 wifi to work reliably on MacBookPro8,2? [duplicate]

I have a MacBookPro8,2 (15-inch, Early 2011) and have installed Ubuntu using wubi on the windows partition. I could never get the b43 wifi chip to work reliably and I ended up buying a belkin usb wifi ...