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 12.10 no wifi access [duplicate]

I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 in my mac, but there are no wifi access in my ubuntu. my chip id is BCM4331, and my PCI-ID is 14e4:4331 I tried to download firmware-b43-installer, but it said found ...
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Macbook Pro 9,2 Grub Rescue Prompt rEFIt Ubuntu 12.04

I have dual-booted Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro 9,2 without any problems after I have managed to boot into Ubuntu. However, to do that I must use super grub disk. I have a dual boot system, so I ...
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How can I continue having two fingers on the trackpad?

I'm quite new to ubuntu (with GUI) - just got over from OS X. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro 9.2, and I have the habit of leaving one finger at the bottom of the trackpad ready to ...
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Mac dual boot fail to read ubuntu12.10 usb stick

I have a late 2011 macbook pro. Partitioned off 40 gigs using the disk utility app. I have the rEFInd Boot manager correctly installed. Followed ubuntu's usb stick disk image instructions. ...
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Mac Keyboard Backlight ubuntu 12.04

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I can't get the keyboard backlight on a Macbook Pro (mid 2012) to turn on. When I press the brightness button, the display shows up on full but the lights do not turn on. It ...
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Unreadable disk error macbook pro [closed]

I have a macbook pro and I burn the dvd and it is verified I insert the dvd and it says: "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" what am I doing wrong?
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Ubuntu 12.10 wireless trouble macbook pro

I recently installed ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro mid 2012 alongside Mountain Lion using rEFIt boot. I am having trouble connecting to wireless network. When I click the internet icon at the top of ...
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For the backlight to work I have to type in sudo modprobe -r apple_gmux everytime

On my macbook pro the screen brightness key doesn't work. For it to work I have to type in sudo modprobe -r apple_gmux sudo modprobe apple_gmux Everytime I start up ubuntu. Is there anyway to fix this ...
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My MacBook Pro does not show Ubuntu USB while holding Alt/Option Key

I'm unable to see my newly created 12.04 in the list after holding alt/option when restarting my MacBook Pro
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Which line of Apple Mac hardware is traditionally the most compatible with Ubuntu/Linux? [closed]

I need a new Mac for some specific OSX requirements that I need 1% of the time but for the rest of the time I need Ubuntu, I usually I stick to the LTS releases. I am open to the Mac mini, Macbook ...
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Help getting wireless working on MacBookPro8,1

I have practically no idea of what I'm doing, but I've installed Ubuntu on my MacBookPro8,1 primarily because I needed to use Octave and I figured I might as well try out the whole thing here. Anyway, ...
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I get a black screen trying to boot Live CD on MacBook Pro

I've been trying to boot into Ubuntu using both a DVD and a USB Stick. They both work on my desktop computer, but not on my MacBook Pro (8,2). I can get them to show up in the boot menu, and I get to ...
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Touchpad: how can I keep my palms touching the top corners from registering as a two-finger scroll?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, and when I'm typing my palms cover the upper corners of the touchpad, and frequently touch at the same time. It seems palm detection isn't working, or possibly a small ...
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can't resize lvm-p2 boot partition, even from live cd

I've got a MacBook Pro (late 2011). I just bought a 1TB HDD to replace the original 500GB. My plan was to partition the 1TB in half and let one side be Ubuntu and the other OS X (until I can ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 on Macbook Pro 9,1

I am attempting an install of Ubuntu 12,10 on a non retina MacBook Pro 9,1. This is an Ubuntu only install without the use of refit or refind. The install disc boots and the installation proceeds ...
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Ubuntu on MacbookPro: how to get a support for 802.11a/n (5GHz) with chip broadcom 4331?

I have been having problems with N mode. When I execute iwconfig get wlan0 IEEE 802.11b/g and when I boot in Mac os my wireless card info is : Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 ...
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Installing wifi driver on late macbook 2011 with ubuntu 12.10

I followed the directions on Installing Ubuntu 12.10 on Macbook Pro Retina (10,1) sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter wget ...
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Laptop boots at low color depth, close lid and reopen and voila--normal?

I boot the computer and the color depth is low in the sense that gradients don't look impressive as you can see banding in them. That is they don't appear to be dithered. I know this is a sign of low ...
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Wireless Very weak and slow on Ubuntu Macbook pro 8.3?

The question says it all. I have ubuntu running on a macbook pro 8.3. It connects but the signal is very weak. When I boot using the Mac, the wireless is very fast and reliable. The relevant output ...
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Brightness control not working- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Macbook pro 5,5

I am new to Ubuntu and recently installed it on my Mac. I have ran all of the update i.e.: (apt-get update), and have as well installed the proprietary nVidia driver (nvidia-current-updates). After ...
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Slow graphics on external monitor with Ubuntu 12.10 on Macbook Pro 8,3?

I have a 17-in Macbook Pro, running Snowleopard and Ubuntu 12.10. Ubuntu runs fine, except when I connect it to and external monitor. It exhibits a considerable lag in graphics acceleration. i.e. when ...
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Mouse Flickering/Disappearing

When I move my mouse around in Ubuntu 12.10 it flickers. When it's not moving it disappears. Any ideas? Info Macbook Pro 7.1 Nvidia 320m Ubuntu 12.10
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Ubuntu 12.04 on MBPro, Early 2011, options

I have a 2.2 GHz i7, 4GB MacBook Pro 8.3, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB, Early 2011. As far as I see I have two options, running Ubuntu on this hardware: VMWare/Virtualbox and Ubuntu in a VM, I ...
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Random freezes on MBP9,2 + Ubuntu 12.04

I have a MBP9,2 (mid-2012) at work. I put Ubuntu 12.04 on it after some efforts. Everything works more or less now, except I get random freezing every now and then. I have to power off the machine to ...
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Neither keyboard nor mouse after boot, after recovery mode they work

I have installed Xubuntu 12.10 on a MacBook Pro 5,3. The problem is that after a normal boot the lightdm shows up but I cannot use the keyboard nor touchpad. However if I choose recovery mode: ...
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How can I change the frequency of the RAM, and also know its value from Ubuntu?

I am using two modules of RAM and I would like to know their frequency because at simple sight, I can't see any sign of it in the modules. When I ran memtest one time, it showed me the test settings' ...
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Banding with intel HD 4000

I just installed 12.10 on a mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro and I've noticed that gradients on-screen exhibit slight banding problems. The system says it's running 24-bit colour but it seems more like ...
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Ubuntu will suspend but won't wake up

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an Apple MacBook Pro 9,1 Mid 2012 15inch non retina. Suspend suspends it but when I open the lid, it doesn't wake up. I tried pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1 but nothing works. ...
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Triple Boot Windows, Ubuntu, and Mac OS X ML on Macbook Pro (9,1)

Ubuntu 12.10 came out today, and ever since I got my Macbook, I haven't really been able to try Ubuntu again (I got it in September and have been using Ubuntu since 8.04). I have Mac OS X Mountain ...
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Network connection between two laptops communication problem?

I have two laptops (both wifi enabled) and a wireless router. I want to use one of the laptop on a robot and other laptop to SSH into the first one. Is it possible to connect the two PCs even if I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wireless does not detect networks

I installed Ubuntu on a partition of my MacBook Pro. Wireless connections work fine when I switch to OSX, but the wireless networks are not even detected when I boot Ubuntu. I installed Wicd as a new ...
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MacBook install: no mountable file systems

I own a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. I would like to dual-boot my Mac OS with Ubuntu. When I download the file and try to open it, it reads "No mountable file systems". I have downloaded both ...
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Bluetooth doesn't work on MacBook Pro 9.1. Magic Mouse strangely does kind of work (picture + hardware provided!)

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Mid-2012 15" (non-Retina) MacBook Pro. At first the Wi-Fi wasn't working but I found a quick fix for that. The problem I'm now having is that I can't enable ...
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How to disable three finger gestures on touchpad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable the multitouch gestures in Ubuntu? I am using 12.04 on a macbook pro. Everything works really well,except... I want to disable 3 finger gestures. It is ...
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MacBookPro 5,4, brightness problem

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my macbookPro 5,4 and it seems like everything is working well expect the brightness control. The functions keys are working and when pressing it I see the brightness bar ...
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Installing drivers for Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook Pro 9,1 Mid 2012 15 inch

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Pro 9,1 Mid 2012 non retina 15 inch. I installed the 4 drivers from this link https://launchpad.net/~mactel-support/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=precise ...
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Has anyone tried putting Ubuntu on the new macbook pro retina?

Has anyone tried putting Ubuntu on the new macbook pro retina? If so, were there driver issues? I really want to do this seeing that I am starting my computer science curriculum very soon.
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Wifi problem in ubuntu using macbook pro when it restart

I was read that subject : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2011756 and i follow it step by step in the page n 1 , then i was connect but after i restart my macbook again , i was lost the wifi ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 beta on Macbook Pro [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade to the development release (aka. Ubuntu+1)? I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 installation to 12.10 on my Macbook Pro. Is there anything I have to take ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook pro fails to boot: timer doesn't work through interrupt-remapped io-apic

After I was installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro using Wubi in Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and restarted my PC to boot from Ubuntu, I got that message: Kernel panic not syncing : timer doesn't work ...
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Can I remove the OS X partition from a dual-boot MacBook Pro?

I am wondering if you can remove the Mac OS X partition to give the whole HDD to Ubuntu. Will it stop my computer from booting up? or will it work flawlessly?
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How to switch between Gfx cards on Macbook Pro 15" 8.2

I have a Macbook 15" Pro 8.2 Which apparently is supposed to be switchable between the GFX cards with vgaswitcheroo. But /sys/kernel/debug/ contains no switcheroo folder. syslog gives me this. [ ...
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How to make Suspend and Hibernate work on MacBookPro 5,4?

A several months ago I got a MacBokPro and was glad to find out a clear documentation for installing Ubuntu on it. Installing ubuntu was easy, but the Suspend and Hibernate options are not working ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook Pro?

How to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro? I just bought one and I want to install Ubuntu alongside Mac OS X. I have tried the same way as with Windows, but it seems the Mac cannot recognize the ...
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Can I install 32-bit Ubuntu alongside OS X 10.7/10.8 in MacBook Pro?

I have Samsung R430/P430 and MacBook Pro. The Samsung R430/P430 have Ubuntu and Windows 7 Ultimate. But in MacBook Pro is running Mac OS X 10.7/10.8. It has 100GB+ internal hard drive. Can i run ...
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errno=-32 is showing up on installation of ubuntu 12

I get Errno=-32 when trying to instal ubuntu 12 on a macbook pro. Is there some one that can tell me what errno=-32 means?
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Installing ubuntu on MacBook Pro 9,1

I bought a MacBook Pro 9,1 (Mid 2012, 15inch, NOT retina). Can anyone tell me how to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it? I already have Windows installed via BootCamp. Also, where to install drivers for ...
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How to add partition for UBUNTU 12.04 in my MacBook Pro 7.1 that already have Windows XP and OS X 10.6.8 (bootcamp)?

I have Windows XP and OSX 10.6.8 in my mac via bootcamp. Now that I want to install Ubuntu, I want to add 2 extra partitions (for LINUX and LINUX swap). Previously only Macintosh HD and BOOTCAMP for ...
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Macbook pro 8,1 ubuntu 12.04 sd card reader doesnt work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get my laptop to detect SD cards inserted into its built-in card reader? THe built in sd card reader on the macbook pro 8,1 (2011, early or mid i think) doesnt ...
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Macbook 8.2 wifi drivers- No internet connection

I have a 17inch late 2011 macbook pro and am trying to get the wifi drivers installed but I am trying to do so without an ethernet cable connected. My only access to the internet is wireless, so I ...