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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WiFi Has Stopped Working on MacBook Pro 7,1 with Unbuntu 14.04

Okay, so I'm very confused about what is going on with my computer. Below is my initial query, followed by an update to the situation. Initial Query I have recently removed OS X on my MacBook Pro ...
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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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14.04 on Macbook Pro connecting to wireless

so I'm brand new to Linux and I just installed it as the single OS on my macbook pro. I'm having a problem where I can't connect to my home wifi network and I'm not sure what's wrong. Just to tell ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 i386.iso on a MacBook Pro 1,1 (Original Core Duo)

I have an old MacBook Pro 1,1 (Intel Core Duo) that I am trying to repurpose with Ubuntu 14.04, but I can't seem to get the image to boot. In reading, it seems like you can't mount the ISO in OS X ...
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How to add CD/DVD to boot sequence

I have a macbook pro that dual boots Ubuntu and OS X. When I enter grub on ubuntu with a bootable CD inserted, I don't get an option to load from the CD drive. How can I allow Ubuntu to start to boot ...
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After upgrading GRUB, cannot boot Windows from rEFInd

I'm triple booting Ubuntu, Windows 7, and Mountain Lion from a single hdd in my Macbook Pro 5,3. Somehow, when I got everything set up, I had two options to boot Windows from rEFInd: one that read ...
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Dualbooting - lost Grub

I am dual booting OSX Yosemite and Xubuntu 15.04 on my macbook pro 11,2. Anyway, after the install, the macbook boots directly to xubuntu. if i want to boot to OSX, i have to press the ALT key. Is ...
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How do you force start ubuntu on Macbook Pro

My MacBook stopped running LION OS so i decided to install Ubuntu on it. I followed the steps set out (see below) and got Ubuntu working well for a few days. Then it would not boot past the famous ...
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Where can I get a Mac image of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro, but when I attempt to download the Mac desktop image (as opposed to the regular 32bit or 64bit edition) from the normal Ubuntu websire, I am given ...
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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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Boot into new linux kernel 4.1.4 Ubuntu 15.04

I installed the a new linux kernel(4.1.4) in Ubuntu on my MacBookPro (Take not I am using rEFInd to dual boot ubuntu and OSX) but Ubuntu doesn't boot into the newer kernel. When selecting os to boot ...
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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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MacBook Pro 12,1 Trackpad Issues

I am a little lost here. I have removed xserver-xorg-inputs-synaptics and installed xserver-xorg-inputs-mtrack for my MBP trackpad, however I can't get the driver to be loaded because for some reason ...
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Tranfer files from Ubuntu phone to Mac OS

I connected my Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition to my MacBook Pro running OS X via USB cable. My Mac does not see the Ubuntu phone as an external drive. How can I transfer files between the 2?
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Ubuntu 14.04 on mid-2009 macbook pro not booting

I have a 15-inch 2.53ghz mid-2009 macbook pro (in some places known as "macbookpro 5.4"). I wanted to dual boot mac os x with ubuntu 14.04 desktop 64-bit, so I set up a secondary partition using disk ...
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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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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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Early 2006 macbook pro. Core duo

I have a early 06 macbook pro. My osx crashed on me a few days ago after installing firefox. Dnow it freezes right before login. So I figure it is time to make it a Linux machine. Any specific steps ...
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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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ubuntu on mac keeps losing wifi (w/ CA certificate)

Currently I'm using a school wifi with CA certificate and for some reason my ubuntu 14.04 on mac keeps losing wifi connection every 10 minutes. When i use wifi at home, it works fine(with no CA ...
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Resolution Issue on Retina Macbook Pro

I've tried so many solutions, I'm officially out of ideas to resolve the display issues on my mac. Everything is very tiny. I'm running out of Parallels. I have the retina option enabled and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 on MacBook Pro 11.1 locks up on sleep

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 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 attempting to suspend, the OS ...
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Boot Ubuntu from external USB HDD on Retina MacBookPro 2015

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04/x86_64 on an external USB HDD, the disk has a GUID partition table, and the Ubuntu was installed with EFI boot manager. I can successfully boot the USB HDD on some Windows ...
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Launching i3lock when lid closed/power button pressed?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 15.04 on a Mid-2010 13inch MacBook Pro and the i3 window manager (efficiency, woo). I have everything working just like I did on MATE, except I want the screen to lock using ...
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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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Ubuntu 15 not running system bar (with clocks), windows contrlos (minimize, close and the windows bars itselves) and dashboard

I use MacBook Pro 15" 2013th (Summer), Ubuntu 15, TWO monitors: 1st: built-in retina and the other - Dell 29". Everything was great a few months by today, after starting the system as usual, I did ...
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How to set automatic brightness in macbook pro?

I have just installes ubuntu 14.04 in my macbook pro, and I already configure all but the keyboard and screen brightness. In OS X, the brightness is controled automatically, I want to know if this is ...
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How to restore a Ubuntu USB stick?

I downloaded the ubuntu installation .iso from the web and burnt that onto a USB stick with Startup Disk Creator. And now this usb stick cannot be recognized by MAC and more. How could I restore it, ...
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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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Screen brightness not changing Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed Ubuntu on my mac and when I press the brightness keys the meter shows that it it decreases but the screen brightness remains the same. How do you fix this issue?
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Mac gets too hot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my MacBook Pro. But whenever I use more than 20 minutes it gets scorching hot. I tried installing laptop mode but apparently it doesn't exist. I found ...
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Can't find monitor type on MacBook Pro - 14.04

Having some serious issues locating the name of my monitor for use in the command iw wlan0 interface add mon0 type monitor. I have the Mid-2014 MacBook Pro, also known as version 11.1. I'm running ...
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¨USB device: card reader¨ draining battery even if not used

Ive installed ubuntu on my macbook pro retina 13 and im triyng to get the best battery life possible. Im using powertop to manage what needs to be changed and pm-utils to save power. powertop says ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I'm trying to install Ubuntu desktop on my MacBook Pro. I've created the USB installer but it freezes on the Ubuntu installer loading screen: Image At first the dots are blinking, showing that it's ...
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Hard drive space question

So i've recently installed ubuntu 15.04 alongside my mac osx on my macbook pro. When i wanted to install, i chose to install it alongside my osx. And then i could devide the partition. So i did 88GB ...
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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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Graphics issues with live boot USB on Macbook Pro Retina

I am exploring possibly dual booting Ubuntu alongside OSX. However, when I'm in the live USB mode, a lot of the dialogue options are missing and some icons will not open when clicked. Here is a ...
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Wifi Card not Identified

When I try sudo lshw -C network and look under "product" to find the specific model of wifi card I have, I see: product: Broadcom Corporation Does anyone know why I can't seem to get the actual ...
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Unable to see wireless networks Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME on a Mid 2010 13-inch Macbook Pro. When I installed the OS, I had to connect via ethernet, launch the additional drivers utility, and install the ...
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No Wireless When Install 14.04 on Macbook Pro

So I'm attempting to dual-boot OS X 10.8.5 (native OS) and Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Ubuntu (hooray!) but upon booting into Ubuntu I discovered I have no network connection from the OS. I'm very new ...
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Use boot-repair on live USB to fix ubuntu on Macbook Pro dual boot

I have been dual booting OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 Macbook Pro using rEFInd for a few weeks now. Today, when prompted by Ubuntu, I ran some updates. When they finished, I tried ...
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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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Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers Macbook Pro 11,5 [duplicate]

I have a brand new Macbook Pro 11,5 running Ubuntu 14.04 Not surprisingly I cannot get the wireless to work. I have followed the instructions here - Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers Which ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 doesn't shutdown properly on MacBook Pro 5,3

After about 2 weeks of trial and error trying to get this lovely OS working on my Mac, I still have a few issues: I can't figure out how to make f1-f12 work as standard function keys w/o holding fn. ...
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wifi doesn't work on Macbook pro 15 of ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Searched around and still cannot solve the wifi issue. lspci -nn | grep 0280 shows 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43ba] (rev 01) I installed ...
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Macbook won't boot Ubuntu Live CD

I have downloaded the iso file, gone to Disk Utility, clicked 'Burn' to burn the iso to the blank DVD+R, but when I restart my Macbook and hold down the Option key, there is only my HDD shown as a ...
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Make f1-12 keys work as standard function keys on Macbook Pro 5,3

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04. I'd like to have f1-12 work like f1-12 without holding fn, rather than volume and brightness. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Step by step process to setup up touch gestures in Ubuntu 15.04 on Macbook Pro 2012 (9,2)

I tried many tutorials on web as well as many posts in the forum. But I could not get the trackpad to work. Also I am a newbie to linux, so I may have performed some steps wrong. I need a step by step ...
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Dual monitor not working for Ubuntu 14.04 installed on 17" Macbook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro 17", and connected an external monitor (27" external monitor Planar PXL2770MW) to it. I then set up in System Preferences > Display to use both monitors (not ...
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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