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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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.
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Macbook pro 5,5 dvd drive is busted, lubuntu bootable USB key doesn't show in alt boot menu

I followed this http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx using a lubuntu 13.04 image amd64-mac (there are 3 versions, ppc, 64bit pc, 64bit mac). I'm not sure wether my ...
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“Starting Restore Sound Card State” fails and live USB boot hangs on MacBookPro4,1

My MBP doesn't have a working DVD drive, so I'm unable to do a live CD. I'm trying to install Ubuntu and–after removing the quiet and splash options and adding nomodeset–I can get Ubuntu almost ...
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Invalid ROM Contents preventing boot on MacBook

I'm booting Ubuntu from rEFInd on a 15" MacBook Pro. For a long time I haven't had a problem, but just now booting has been hanging on the error Invalid ROM Contents This seems to happen when ...
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Is it possible to control minimum finger distance to trigger touchpad events?

I'm using touchegg and synaptics, and I'm trying to configure synaptics 3-finger gesture sensitivity. Currently, 3-finger dragging is being triggered by accident, and I think if I could configure a ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB stick on Mac - black screen

I am trying to install Ubuntu again on a Macbook Pro (5.2) on which I had Ubuntu running about a year and a half or so ago. Since then I have removed my DVD drive and replaced it with a second ...
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My ubuntu macbook pro feels warm, can I solve this?

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a partition on my MacBook Pro (MC724LL/A), it runs well, I've also installed Jupiter, mbpfan, Intel Linux Graphics Installer and updated the drivers. I'm booting with ...
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Macbook Pro 8,2 - Wireless Works without the N

Using Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro 8,2 2011 I've almost fully switched to Linux from OS X and there is one last thing I can't figure out. I installed my wireless driver and it works fine, however ...
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Mac Book Pro 6,2 Nvidia graphics & suspend don't work

As soon as I suspend my mbp the led starts pulsing after a while but by opening the lid Xserver hangs, I get a black screen and am presented with the login screen after 2 minutes. Logging in results ...
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Multitouch Gestures on 15" retina macbookpro and ubuntu 13

How do i enable multitouch gestures like pinch & zoom, three fingers drag, 4 fingers swipe (basically what osx has) in ubuntu 13 on 15" retina macbookpro? The basic 1 tap for clicking and 2 ...
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B43 wireless ubuntu 12.10 retina Mac Pro

Can't access the USB wifi documentation. So because of that I can't download the drivers for wifi. I have no Ethernet connection and I need to get my wifi to work.
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Can't connect to wireless Macbook pro

I cannot connect wireless on the macbook pro running linux. So Linux is pretty much useless as my router is far away and in a spot that is annoying to work in, so, I need wireless. Any help would ...
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very slow boot for 12.04, strange broadcom error in dmesg log

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a 7,1 Macbook Pro (4GB , Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz × 2) and my system has suddenly started to take a very long time to boot after I log in. If I restart or ...
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Switch alt-tab to ctrl-tab on 12.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro, and I am trying to switch the "Switch Applications" shortcut from Alt-Tab to Ctrl-Tab. Changing the shortcut via the Keyboard application does ...
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Black Screen on Macbook Pro 6,2 After Installing 12.04LTS - Tried Everything Already

I am tri-booting Mac OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), Windows 8, and Ubuntu. I installed via a USB drive. The install and the LiveCD trial went flawlessly, and I can boot into GRUB. However, as soon as I ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 12.04.2 (desktop-amd64+mac) on Macbookpro 17" mid 2010

I tried everything I could on my Macbook Pro Model: MacBookPro6, Intel Core i5, Boot ROM MBP61.0057.B0F SMC 1.57f18. First I installed rEFit then I downloaded 'ubuntu-12.04.2-desktop-amd64+mac.iso', ...
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Which version to install on macbook pro

I'm new to Ubuntu, I really want to check it out but i'm having a bit of trouble, hopefully y'all can help me out. I have a Macbook Pro mid-2010 version. I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit version, and ...
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How to set screen contrast using Ubuntu 12.04 on Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It works fine with all the required packages. The only thing I see which is weird is colors are way too light. I think this is contrast ratio which I ...
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Ubuntu Broken after Interrupted Software Update

I was working while the Ubuntu Software Update prompt popped up, yet again. I was very annoyed by its constant appearance, so I decided to authorize the update. It started, and after a few minutes, ...
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Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)

The Issue I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, Mac alternate) on my 13" MacBook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). The MacBook Pro is running OSX 10.8.3 and I'm trying to make it dual-bootable (i.e., ...
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Disabling restricted graphics drivers not listed by jockey-text

I've got a Mid 2010 13" Macbook Pro (7.1) that's been running 12.04 happily for the past year or so. I recently upgraded to 12.10, and so reverted to Nouveau graphics drivers. This led to serious 3D ...
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Ubuntu One saved after hard drive wiped?

I am pretty sure the answer is "yes" to this question, but I felt I had to ask anyway. If I am using Ubuntu One for Mac, and my hard drive might be wiped, will Ubuntu One keep the files I synced most ...
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How do I bundle several units of 3G modems to improve bandwidth?

How do I bundle let's say five to ten units of 3G modems in order to improve the download speed? I'd like to do this on Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS. In the end, I would like to use the Ubuntu server as ...
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Lubuntu 13.04 works, except for unpredictable blank screens

I just installed Lubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook Pro 6,2. It seems to work fine. However, once in a while, when I am logged in and using the computer, the screen will suddenly become blank. (Sound still ...
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Does installing Ubuntu from itself on a flash drive install it on my hard drive?

I apologize for the horribly worded title, but it's all I could think of. Anyway, I have a MacBook Pro and I've followed the instructions here: ...
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External microphone doesn't work on a Macbook Pro 8,2 even though recording via Internal microphone works fine

On my Macbook Pro 8,2 running Kubuntu 12.10, the internal microphone is doing just fine, but when I plug an external mic into Line-In, nothing can be recorded, no matter what stream I put to maximum ...
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Ubuntu on Macbookpro 9,2 install issues

Is it not possible at all to install Ubuntu just with a live CD? Do I need to install it with a live USB? At first hand I installed rEFIt which enables to see the ubuntu live CD but when chosen to ...
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Should I choose 32-bit or 64-bit to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro Laptop?

Which installation do I choose for Apple Macbook Pro Laptop, 32-bit or 64-bit? My computer specs: 15-inch - Mid/Late 2007 - 2.4/2.2GHz
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How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1 (MAC OSX 10.6.8), but I don't understand how to do so ... Boot Camp (v3.0.4) gives me a message «impossible de continuer le téléchargement. Le logiciel ...
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Macbook Retina running Ubuntu 13.04 Problem

I install Ubuntu 13.04 using Refind. It works ok, but when I close the notebook, it shuts down. Does anybody have any solution to this? Thanks
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Mac OSX, Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro with Max OSX und Windows 7 (BootCamp) already installed. Now there is a tutorial for installing Ubuntu on recent Mac OSX editions. However it does not ...
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How to decide on the right Nvidia driver based on the Linux Kernel version?

After trying to install the Nvidia drivers and got them working and then got them broken, I would like to check one important thing: One of the main problems I run into was "Kernel version and Nvidia ...
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“sudo service lightdm stop” will go into a blank screen

I am trying to stop X Server so I can install some new NVidia drivers. However, the moment I type "sudo service lightdm stop", the computer goes into a blank screen, and nothing happens. Any ideas? ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity black and white pixilated screen after suspend resume

Whenever I suspend and resume my laptop I get the following screen (see link to image below). I can do Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to TTY and I can kill and restart Unity but it seems to have no effect when I ...
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How to disable KDE's brightness OSD?

I am using lightum to automatically control the screen's brightness depending on the surrounding light (on a Retina MacBook Pro). The problem is, though, that KDE picks up the change and displays the ...
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Running native ubuntu installation from fusion or parallels

my intention is to buy a macbook (retina) and triple boot it, with osX, w7 and ubuntu (>= 12.04, i still have to see which one offers the best compatibility). I found guides that explain how to do it ...
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How do I install Ubuntu onto a Macbook running OSX without a CD or USB of Ubuntu?

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Mountain Lion presently. I downloaded the Desktop version of Ubuntu (12.04.2) which is a .iso application. I'm not amazing with computers, and am having extreme ...
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Different uses of term “EFI partition”

I installed Kubuntu on a Macbook Pro 8,2 and am trying to get it from legacy to EFI boot. Kubuntu forced me to create an "efiboot partition of at least 1 MiB" (fs id 'ee'). Thats just the successor ...
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How do I dual boot OS X and Ubuntu using an external DVD or USB?

I've installed rEFInd and it works. I've allocated free space on my internal harddrive. I've burned an Ubuntu 13.04 DVD and I'm using an external DVD drive. rEFInd recognizes the DVD but when I ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu after replacing OS X Tiger with Ubuntu in a MacBook Pro

After I installed Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro replacing OS X Tiger, when I try to boot Ubuntu I only get a folder with a question mark as if Ubuntu is not found. How do I fix this?
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How to get wireless working on MacBook Pro 8,1?

Are there any "new user friendly" ways to get wireless working with MacBook Pro 8,1? I tried: sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree and it went through a long terminal process that looked ...
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Suspend resume Macbook pro

I'd like to start with sincere congratulations to the Ubuntu team : got a macbook pro 6,2, and I confirm everything - including smooth install with rEfind- working very well on this machine. Keep on ...
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MacBook Pro 9,2, Ubuntu 12.10, Wifi works after suspend but not after reboot

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a MacBook Pro 9,2 (Mid-2012). I was able to successfully install and configure wifi using these instructions. Great! However, when I reboot, the wireless card is ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - TTYs not working on MacBook Pro 9,1

On my Ubuntu install on my MacBook Pro 9,1 (late or early 2012, IIRC), the graphical mode works fine. However, when I switch to a tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1-through-F6), the screen seems to completely turn off ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not reading wifi connections on macbook pro

I installed Ubuntu onto my Mac (not dual-boot) so Mountain Lion is gone. Everything is working except for one thing, the WiFi. I tried all of the commands suggested but they don't work. I added the ...