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 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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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 ...
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Can' t connect to wireless networks on my macbook

I am new to this "Ubuntu" software (just downloaded it). I have Ubuntu 12.10. I am trying to connect to my wireless network. I have tried everything on the "Ubuntu Help" page but still nothing. I'm ...
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Tried to make USB stick from OSX

When trying to make a USB stick for Mac I got this error: MacBookPro-UserName:~ UserName$ hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/ubuntu/USB-Overdrive-302.img ~/ubuntu/ubuntu.iso hdiutil: convert failed - ...
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Wireless disabled on 12.10 Macbook pro 7.1

I have a Mac book pro 7,1 and triple booted it by (OSX10.6,Windows7,Ubuntu12.10) every 3 OS boots normally and everything is ok. Just Ubuntu does not recognize my Wireless According to this I should ...
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Use vga switcheroo on MacBook Pro 8,2?

I have used the instructions provided by tomodachi here to get EFI kernel stub booting working properly. The Radeon card is now properly initialized and lspci is showing both graphics cards, which is ...
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Will Ubuntu 12.10 64bit recognize 6gb ram on 2007 macbook pro

I have a 2007 Macbook pro running 12.10 64bit. I have read that it would support 6gb of ram even though apple only recommended 4gb at the time. I was wondering if Ubuntu would recognize it as well.
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What are my graphics option on a AMD hybrid graphics MacBook Pro (8,2)?

Currently I'm running the AMD chip full time with fglrx drivers, and I get OK battery life. I would like to get another hour or two though, which I feel is quite possible by switching to the Intel ...
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ATI Radeon Mobility X1600 drivers installation

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my old Macbook Pro 2006. It has a ATI Radeon Mobility X1600 256MB and I would grateful if you could tell me how to install the graphic card drivers. So far the ...
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How To Use Intel Graphics on MacBook Pro w/12.10?

I've installed 12.10 on a MacBook Pro 8,2 using the Mac install image. The install was successful, but I don't see the /boot/efi partition I expected to see. Therefore, I assume it was not an EFI ...
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rMBP 10,1 Bluetooth not working [closed]

I got my 13" macbook pro retina laptop pretty much all working on Ubuntu apart from bluetooth. I can pair a device no problem. I pair it as a Headset Service. But I cannot see any audio device in the ...
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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 ...