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 15.10 on MacBook Pro

I'm looking to test (or, with luck, to install) Ubuntu 15.10 from live USB on a MacBook Pro 8,2 with Radeon HD 6770M. Currently, the machine has installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Radeon disabled in grub and ...
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Enable fan control on ubuntu gnome and macbook pro

I come here after spending 3 good hours trying to make fan control work on a macbook pro and ubuntu gnome. Some time before, I installed ubuntu unity on this same computer and fan control began ...
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How to enable AVX2 extensions on a Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox 5?

I am trying to compile a program that uses AVX2 instructions from the rather new Intel Haswell processors. I have checked that the Macbook Pro I am using has a Crystalwell processor, which should ...
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ubuntu compatibility macbook pro version 11.5 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my macbook pro there have many compatibility problems: Impossible to control the lighting of the screen retina menus and windows are bad, letters size settings, ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a 2006 macbook pro?

I foundna lot of help full information on running Ubuntu on a macbook pro from 2006. This is the 1.1 macbook pro, and I can't see any tutorials that use a macbook pro this old. I have installed ...
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Macbook not charging under Lubuntu

My newest problem child, a 2006 MBP is running a fresh Lubuntu install dual booted with OS X 10.5. The magsafe charger works fine if the laptop is off or in OS X, but in Lubuntu, it works, then once ...
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Radeon X1600 Idles at 70 Degrees

I recently acquired an early 2006 Macbook Pro (Core Duo) with a mobility Radeon X1600. I installed 32-bit Lubuntu on it. The GPU is detected and identified correctly, and seems to work okay. But it's ...
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ubuntu compatible macbookpro11.5?

my macbook pro 11.5 el capitan is compatible ubuntu ? Informations matériel : Nom du modèle : MacBook Pro Identifiant du modèle : MacBookPro11,5 Nom du processeur : Intel Core i7 Vitesse du ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Crashes on MacBook Pro 5,5

I have a MacBook Pro 5,5 which is from mid-2009 and has a 13-inch display. It has a 2.26 gHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 8GB RAM. I installed Ubuntu onto an external hard drive, and it boots ...
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Best Linux Distro For MacBook Pro 5,5? [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro 5,5 which is a mid-2009 13-inch MacBook Pro with 2.26 gHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and 2GB of RAM which I upgraded to 8GB. Just wondering, what Linux distro will work the best ...
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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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“i8042 no controller found” error while trying to install ubuntu on Mac Book Pro early 2011

Trying to install ubuntu with rEFInd on a mac book pro 15 early 2011 model. "i8042 no controller found" error comes up and prevents installation. I have read the other answers regarding the topic but ...
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How to install Ubuntu 15.10 LTS in text-mode and disable dedicated GPU?

I have an older (Early 2011) Macbook Pro 8,2 that has the documented GPU issue. Here's what I need: Install Ubuntu 14.04 15.10 in text-mode (which doesn't need the dedicated GPU) Disable the ...
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Can't type passphrase to decrypt disk

Just wiped out everything on my Macbook Pro Retina Early-2015 (Macbook12,1 or something) and installed Ubuntu. Had to use acpi=off and nodmraid just to get the USB stick to boot. I wanted to have ...
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Touchegg Setup issues on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - Macbookpro 11,1

The issue: Touchegg only works with terminal open. Hi, I'm trying to setup touchegg so I emulate Mac OSx multitouch gestures on Ubuntu. From what I've read on the internet, it does work with Ubunto ...
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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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Getting Issue with installing via. apt-get

sudo apt-get install swi-prolog Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The ...
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Backlight not turning on with Macbook Pro 13' retina after repair

I gave my macbook pro (2013, 13') into repair. They exchanged the screen. Now, when I start ubuntu, the primary screen (the screen of the laptop) stays black. If I input a secondary screen (via HDMI) ...
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MacBook Pro, EFI and Nvidia setpci IDs

I just installed Linux on my 2010 MacBookPro (triple boot using refind) and get the infamous black screen after installing the nvidia drivers. I tried applying the solution metioned ...
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Wi-Fi and Ethernet Issues on Mac

I know, I know. There are plenty of similar issues that had previously been resolved on this site. I am only asking this question because I truly believe I have tried everything that I've seen ...
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MacBook Pro Retina late-2013 WiFi BC4360 - “FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY” [duplicate]

I've just booted Ubuntu 15.10 from USB dongle on my MacBook Pro Retina late-2013 and WiFi networking doesn't work. I can see the following output in DMESG and LSPCI [ 19.556114] cfg80211: World ...
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Issue with Ubuntu installed on Mac, El Capitan

I'm not entirely sure if this is a serious issue but while installing Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro I was presented with the following string in the field for computer name: Invalid entry length (0). DMI ...
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How do I transfer a 32 bit installation from internal to external USB HDD and install a 64 bit system on internal

I had a 32 bit ubuntu (14.04) on my macbook pro (2010) along with the MacOsX using REFit as a boot loader. My hard drive began to be too small and some of the programs I would like to use now exists ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2015) Wifi [14e4:43ba] doesn't work on 15.10

I have a fairly new Macbook Pro and I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on it recently. Unfortunately, I can't seem to connect to WiFi. I determined the chipset through the terminal: $ lspci -nn | grep 0280 ...
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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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I have linux installed on my macbook and i need to create a windows usb [duplicate]

I have linux installed as my only OS on my macbook pro retina version and i need to create a installation usb that will boot on the usb...this has been frustrating for me and i need some help with ...
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Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 on MacBook Pro 11.1 locks up on sleep

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 (now upgraded to 15.10) from a clean install on a MacBook Pro 11,1 alongside OS X. I followed instructions here. I have a problem that happens intermittently where, upon ...
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How to change screen resolution in MAcBook Pro 2013 15" Retina SSD? It fails when trying

When trying to change to ANY different than maximum resolution built-in display of MacBook Pro Summer 2013th Retina 15" I get black screen and nothing more and every time I have to reboot the system ...
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Macbook pro early 2011

I'm trying to start (via live usb) Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 on my early 2011 Macbook pro. From a correctly burned USB (which I've used to successfully install on 2 other machines.) ...
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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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Get Macbook Pro 11,2 webcam working on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to use my webcam on Skype but it doesn't recognize it. I looked online but keep finding instructions for iSight. I don't think I have that on my Macbook Pro 11,2. What can I do to get it ...
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Ubuntu downloaded as .iso file on mac [duplicate]

Everytime I download Ubuntu onto my mac laptop, it is downloaded as an .iso file. I cannot open the file because it tells me in Launchpad: hdiutil: mount failed - No such file or directory
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Wifi keeps dropping on MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 15.10

For some reason the wifi drops periodically every 15 or so minutes. I have the Broadcom BCM4360 and using the driver installed from bcmwl-kernel source.
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Keyboard shortcut equivalent to right-clicking

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut to raise a context menu using Ubuntu on a MacBook pro. Pressing the keyboard shortcut should have the same effect as right-clicking at the cursor location. On ...
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Wifi not being detected on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro. Wifi is not being detected. Some details are given below about the wifi drivers. EDIT: I have already tried out the solution in the link referenced by ...
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Ubuntu can't detect wifi networks on macbookpro 13.3

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I'm not sure how to go about setting up my wifi. It doesn't detect any networks. I'm using a late-2013 13.3" macbookpro with retina display, so it doesn't ...
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Where can I find the refind.conf configuration file?

I'm in the process of installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS on macbook pro 13inch retina display with the end goal of having a dual boot setup with OS X. I'm using reFind as my boot manager, and since I have ...
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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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Overheating macbook pro on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a macbook pro retina late 2012. I have been trying a lot of efforts and suggestions to fix the issue. Idle temp is at 67 Celsius and rises to about 95 Celsius when in ...
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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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What is causing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro to have high CPU usage?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a MacBook Pro 10,1. However, after installing, the kworker process consumes over 90% of CPU usage. I tried the following: (Suggested in this answer) Execute grep . -r ...
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Ubuntu 14 display problem on Virtualbox [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14 on Virtualbox on my Macbook pro and I am facing some problems with its display. it seems that it is not properly scaled and i cant even access/change the display ...
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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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macbook pro ubuntu install fail

Long story short is: I tried to install ubuntu on my macbook pro over and over and it doesn't work. In case it's indicative, I just shrunk my ubuntu partition. I tried with 14.04.03 and 15.04 , ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a new model Mac Pro? [closed]

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a new model Mac Pro? The one that looks like a toilet brush holder. If so is it done in the same manner as the older models? Does anyone know what the performance ...
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Kernel panic a priori solved, booting possible but still dirty grub so cumbersome booting

Following this question http://askubuntu.com/questions/676839/kernel-panic-under-ubuntu-15-04-64bits-kernel-panic-not-syncing-vfs-unable-to I finally managed to be able to boot, but I still have to ...
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portable operating system on mac

I've a Macbook pro 11, 2. I want to use ubuntu as a portable operating system from pen drive. It means that I don't want to install it to disk instead i want to install it on a pen drive and be able ...
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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 ...
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Kernel panic under Ubuntu 15.04 64bits "kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)”

I had a kernel panic on my MacBook Pro, which led me to erase everything from it, and install Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) on it, from the mini iso, with the choice of erasing everything on the hard drive. ...
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Macbook Pro's (10.2) built-In microphone not detected on Ubuntu 15.04

While attempting to configure my Macbook Pro's built-in webcam microphone for Mumble, I noticed that the microphone was not detected. Opening VLC, I attempted to capture the built-in webcam in an ...