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 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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Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)

The Issue I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, Mac alternate) on my 13" MacBook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). The MacBook Pro is running OSX 10.8.3 and I'm trying to make it dual-bootable (i.e., ...
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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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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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How to get bluetooth working on Macbook Pro 6.2

Has anyone figured out how to get bluetooth working on a Macbook Pro 6,2 under Ubuntu 10.10?
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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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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 install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro as Dual Boot?

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 in my MacBookPro. I am running Mountain Lion in my mac. I want to run both Mountain Lion and Ubuntu 13.10 in My mac. How to install Ubuntu in my macbook without ...
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Installing ubuntu 12.04 on macbook pro9,2

I seem to have tried all the various suggested methods for installing ubuntu on a mbp, but can't seem to get anything that works and was wondering if anyone has run into any new problems with the ...
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Latest kernel not working

Once while I was using Ubuntu everything locked up. I was no longer able to boot vmlinuz-3.8.0-31-generic. When I would try, it would not get past the boot phase. Fortunately, I am still able to ...
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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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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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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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Can't connect to wireless Macbook pro

I cannot connect wireless on the macbook pro running linux. So Linux is pretty much useless as my router is far away and in a spot that is annoying to work in, so, I need wireless. Any help would ...
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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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Macbook Pro wifi won't work

I opened xdiganose and it told me to go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware in order to download and install the wireless driver. I followed the instructions for Ubuntu ...
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Mac Book Pro 6,2 Nvidia graphics & suspend don't work

As soon as I suspend my mbp the led starts pulsing after a while but by opening the lid Xserver hangs, I get a black screen and am presented with the login screen after 2 minutes. Logging in results ...
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Disabling restricted graphics drivers not listed by jockey-text

I've got a Mid 2010 13" Macbook Pro (7.1) that's been running 12.04 happily for the past year or so. I recently upgraded to 12.10, and so reverted to Nouveau graphics drivers. This led to serious 3D ...
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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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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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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 ...