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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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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How to change a read-only file System

My roommates 2011 Macbook Pro died today. I made a flashbootable version of ubuntu and booted from it on his mac. I can move around his drive's directories, and while trying to solve this problem I ...
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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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Randomize MAC address on MacBook Pro

So I am having issues randomizing my MAC address on my Macbook pro. I have tried using the network connections settings, ifconfig, and MACCHANGER. none of these have had any effect. When I use ...
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Ubuntu failed to start session on Mac Book Pro retina

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro retina and I was trying to set up gnome 3 as DE (Desktop Environment). But when I tried to log out and log in, it failed to start the session, a message ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.10 64bit on MacBook Pro 8,3

I skimmed through a bunch of other threads covering similar questions, but none had addressed my main questions; in particular, (1) whether Ubuntu Server 14.10 64bit works on a MacBook Pro 8,3 the ...
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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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14.04 Gnome problems after installing drivers (Macbook Pro)

I am installing Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my early 2013 Retina Macbook Pro 15. As far as installing and booting the first time, I have had no issues. Once I boot for the first time into the the ...
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Suspend doesn't work after cloning SSD with Ubuntu to the identical MacBook Pro Retina

I have cloned the whole SSD (using the dd command) with fresh Ubuntu 14.10 installation from one MacBook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2014 to the identical MacBook Pro model (the old MacBook's screen was ...
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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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Mounting error at /. I have two partitions

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. Recently I paritioned my internal disk into 2. 1 for Yosemite and the other for Ubuntu. However, whenever I try to boot my laptop, all is well until it says that there was ...
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Macbook Pro 5,5 will only boot 14.10 through recovery mode

I've installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 on a 2009 13" Macbook Pro (5,5). I installed it from an SD card, to an external FireWire drive (single boot). The install went smoothly. Now when I try to boot, ...
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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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Black screen w/ blinking cursor on MBP install of Ubuntu

I just received a new HDD for my MBP, but I can't install Yosemite or any OS X on it, so I decided to install Ubuntu. Everything went well until I had to restart. After restarting, my computer shows a ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...