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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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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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
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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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high-DPI scaling — 14.04 VM on OS 10.10 (PB 4), w/ Parallels 10.0.2

With this setup, the Ubuntu desktop still looks tiny on a 15" rMBP, just as it did with 12.04 and Parallels 8/9 on the same machine. I've tweaked the various Ubuntu settings, and enabled retina ...
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Dual Display on Macbook Pro 9,1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9,1. Everything is now working correctly. Except I am unable to plug in a second screen. If I plug in another screen : At system Boot: I get ...
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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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How can I use a live USB for my Macbook Pro 1,1?

I have made a live USB version of both 10.04 and 13.10 using both Unetbooting, dd , and startupdiskcreator, but it cannot locate any of them. PLEASE HELP
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Fixing different cursor sizes in unity

I'm running ubuntu 14.10 on a macbook pro with retina display (2560x1600) I have set "Scale for menu and titlebars" in Sytem Settings --> Display to 1.75 which scales up fine. The cursor however ...
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ubuntu live cd no detected operating system mac

I have installed refind on a 2012 MBP running OSX 10.10, made free space with Disk Utility, and created a live cd of Ubuntu 13.04. When I get to the choice of where to install it, it says there is not ...
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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 1,1 Not Detecting Grub?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my MacBookPro 1,1. The installation went okay, however GRUB does not work. It's not even detected. I can not bless the Linux disc due to a wiping of OSX. I do not ...
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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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Macbook Pro7,1 Ubuntu 14.04 external monitor

I have a macbook pro7,1 and I have just installed ubuntu 14.04. I try to connect it to an external Asus monitor, using a mini-display(thunderbolt) to HDMI wire. I get an error message saying: ...
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How do I bypass the OSX bootloader screen when booting ubuntu installed on macbook

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (no OSX partition) on a macbook pro, when I boot, I have to hold option and then select my ubuntu partition - which is labelled as windows. Is there a way to bypass this?
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Incorrect Magic Mouse battery status

I'm running 14.04 LTS on a MacBookPro1,1. I'm running blueman 1.23-git201403102151-1ubuntu1, and though my Magic Mouse is working fine, my system seems to think that its battery level is 0%. How can I ...
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How do I create curly brackets using Shift + Alt

I'm used to writing curly brackets using Left Shift + Left Alt + 7 or 0. As of right now I can only do them using the Right Alt + 7 or 0. How do I configure my Left Alt + Left Shift to behave as ...
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Macbook Pro 5,3 - Install Problems - 12.04.4

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my MBP 5,3, however I have run into some issues regarding the process. Attempting to fix the second is made more difficult by my fix for the first, so ...
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Creating an Ubuntu partition on a MacBookPro 9,1

I have a MacBookPro 9,1 and I'd like to create a bootable Ubuntu partition (virtual machines are too hardware-limited); however, the Mactel Support Matrix doesn't list anything for my model. Which of ...
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Macbook Pro 8,2 - Wireless Works without the N

Using Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro 8,2 2011 I've almost fully switched to Linux from OS X and there is one last thing I can't figure out. I installed my wireless driver and it works fine, however ...
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very slow boot for 12.04, strange broadcom error in dmesg log

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a 7,1 Macbook Pro (4GB , Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz × 2) and my system has suddenly started to take a very long time to boot after I log in. If I restart or ...
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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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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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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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Randomize MAC address on MacBook Pro

So I am having issues randomizing my MAC address on my Macbook pro. I have tried using the network connections settings, ifconfig, and MACCHANGER. none of these have had any effect. When I use ...
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Ubuntu failed to start session on Mac Book Pro retina

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro retina and I was trying to set up gnome 3 as DE (Desktop Environment). But when I tried to log out and log in, it failed to start the session, a message ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.10 64bit on MacBook Pro 8,3

I skimmed through a bunch of other threads covering similar questions, but none had addressed my main questions; in particular, (1) whether Ubuntu Server 14.10 64bit works on a MacBook Pro 8,3 the ...
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How to fix brightness on Ubuntu 14-04 LTS installed on macbook pro 2012 13"

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 as dual boot in a macbook pro 2012 13 I noticed that all function buttons works but except those that regulate the brightness of the screen.How do I fix this problem?
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14.04 Gnome problems after installing drivers (Macbook Pro)

I am installing Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my early 2013 Retina Macbook Pro 15. As far as installing and booting the first time, I have had no issues. Once I boot for the first time into the the ...
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Suspend doesn't work after cloning SSD with Ubuntu to the identical MacBook Pro Retina

I have cloned the whole SSD (using the dd command) with fresh Ubuntu 14.10 installation from one MacBook Pro 15" Retina Mid 2014 to the identical MacBook Pro model (the old MacBook's screen was ...
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Mounting error at /. I have two partitions

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. Recently I paritioned my internal disk into 2. 1 for Yosemite and the other for Ubuntu. However, whenever I try to boot my laptop, all is well until it says that there was ...
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Macbook Pro 5,5 will only boot 14.10 through recovery mode

I've installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 on a 2009 13" Macbook Pro (5,5). I installed it from an SD card, to an external FireWire drive (single boot). The install went smoothly. Now when I try to boot, ...
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Black screen w/ blinking cursor on MBP install of Ubuntu

I just received a new HDD for my MBP, but I can't install Yosemite or any OS X on it, so I decided to install Ubuntu. Everything went well until I had to restart. After restarting, my computer shows a ...
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Problem with Right-Click on Macbook Pro 9,2 and Ubuntu 14.04

I set up a friend's Macbook to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with OSX. For the record, she has a Macbook Pro 9,2 (the 2012 model). Right click didn't work out of the box. A google search got me this post ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on Macbook Pro 6,1 properly?

How to install Ubuntu 14 on Macbook Pro 6,1 properly? The official documentation does not give precise instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro6-1/Precise ...
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Problems after upgrading Macbook Pro to Ubuntu 14.10

So I was dual-booting Mac OS X Yosemite and Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to begin with. Then, after upgrading Ubuntu to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, I started having all sorts of problems. The most annoying and ...
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Screen resolution issues on a MBP Retina 15 inch. Running off live USB

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a live usb stick. I have the mac booting up and such. The issue that I am having issues with the resolution. Now my question is does anyone have a fix to the resolution ...
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Key/shortcut-remap Ubuntu 14.04, Macbook

I am dualbooting OS X and Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (5.1). I can not find out how to remap the at (@)-shortcut from alt+2 into alt+*. That is, the asterisk button also contains the @-symbol on my ...
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Dual boot mac/Linux on my dual HDD MBP late 2012

So I've got a SSD as my Primary and an empty HDD in the optical bay. I want to run linux on the second HDD. Ive made the HDD bootable with linux but for whatever reason I cannot get it to install, it ...
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MBP 9.2 lock screen brightness buttons

Normally my screen brightness buttons F1 F2 work. If my computer goes to login screen/ lock screen while the screen brightness is turned to minimum ( screen off), when I wake the computer these ...
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How can I disable the LED on the MacBook Pro's audio connector without Unity?

On a current MacBook Pro (macbook11,1), there's a red LED in the audio connector so it can double as a TOSLINK port. When running Unity, sometimes I see it come on briefly (I guess to detect a ...
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What is responsible for handling the keyboard brighness keys on a MacBook Pro?

I've installed 14.10 on a new MBP (Macbook11,1), and the keyboard brightness keys (F5, F6) work in the default Unity environment. However, I'd like to use a different environment. What is responsible ...
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Circumventing MacBook Pro's motion sensor using /dev/input/js0 as a joystick

I'm on a MacBook Pro 8,1 running 14.04 and I've never plugged in any device with a joystick to my laptop. When I was trying to fix an input problem I was having, I checked /dev/input/js0 thinking that ...
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MacBook Pro Retina: where to install Grub?

This guide explains how to install Ubuntu Saucy/Trusty on a MacBook Pro (11,1). However it doesn't say where one should install grub: should it be in /dev/sda (the hard disk) or in /dev/sdaN (for ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after installing it on macbook pro

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9.2 (mid-2012) but I could not boot it. I have before successfully installed Kubuntu 14.04 on this macbook following more or less this guide ...
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UbuntuGnome 14.04 does not boot after install on MacBook Pro 13

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.01 by creating partitions on OS X and then installing from bootable USB disk. By Selecting Linux in rEFInd menu, I'll be taken to grub and selecting any options will end ...
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Macbook Pro 2010 Hybrid Graphics (NVIDIA GT 330M, Intel integrated)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Macbook Pro 2010 with hybrid graphics (NVIDIA GT 330M, Intel integrated). My issue is that none of the proprietary NVIDIA graphics work. I'm using switcheroo to keep my ...
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How do I disable suspend when my laptop is in the middle of shutting down?

I'm running 14.04 on a MacBookPro8,1. In general, suspend when I shut the lid works great (save for a bug where the keyboard stops working sometimes on resume). The problem that I have is that when I ...
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Invalid entry length (0). DMI table is broken! Stop. displayed when enquiring about system-product-name in the terminal.

When I type this command: sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name in my terminal on a dual boot system with Mac 0SX 10.9.4 and Ubuntu 14.04. I get the following output: MacBookPro11,1 Invalid ...
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14.04 - Can't connect to internet Macbook Pro Retina 2013

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition on my Macbook Pro (2013) and I can't figure out how to connect to the internet. I've read everything I can find and nothing is working. I have it wired ...
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Suspend Issue on MacBook Pro 3.1 running ubuntu 12.04

I know there are a lot of question like this, but using the solution proposed I was not able to fix the problem. I tried: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodset acpi_sleep=nonvs" and sudo ...