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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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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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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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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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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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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Mapping xbacklight to brightness keys?

The default method of changing the brightness doesn't work with the NVIDIA drivers, and xbacklight changes it. However, using the default mapper for keyboard shortcuts won't work for setting the F1 ...
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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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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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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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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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Unable to install 15.04 on MacBook Pro (late 2008) - no bio dp data

Installing Ubuntu 15.04 on my MacBook Pro (late 2008) fails saying ACPI PCC probe failed. Starting version 219 no bios dp data (Then it just stops and hangs right there) I have no idea what that ...
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How to fix 3 min. dalay and suspend problem after instaling ubuntu 15.04 on macbook pro 5.1?

I installed ubuntu 15.04 on my macbook 5.1 (late 2008) and on every reboot I have to wait about 3 minutes to get to the login screen. Also suspend doesn't work when I close lid. Does someone have a ...
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Microphone of MacBookPro8,1 running Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro. The internal microphone is not working now. When I connect an external headset with a microphone, the headphone(speakers) seem to work fine but the ...
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Ubuntu MATE brightness keys not working on MacBookPro7,1 with NVIDIA driver, even after fix

I tried the fix detailed in the first answer for this question: Brightness not working after installing NVIDIA driver The second answer caused a failed boot and I had to fix it via Recovery. The ...
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Login screen never appears after resume

I just upgrade to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro, using the Nouveau driver instead of Nvidia, and after I resume from suspend, my desktop background and mouse cursor appear, but the login/unlock screen never ...
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Amd Hd6750 driver not working 14.04

Hi I have a Mac Book pro 17" with hd6750 m. I am running ubuntu 14.04 and have installed amd catalyst for linux (not ubuntu since i couldn't get it to work). How can i get my drivers working for my ...
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Installing hd6750m driver ubuntu 14.04

Hi I have a Mac Book pro 17" with hd6750 m. I am running ubuntu 14.04 and have installed amd catalyst for linux (not ubuntu since i couldn't get it to work). How can i get my drivers working for my ...
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Brightness buttons not working Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed ubuntu on this mac and when I press the brightness keys them meter shows that it it decreases but the screen remains at the same. How do you fix this issue?
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MacBook Pro 8,2 Ubuntu dual boot - why is the OpenGL profile low?

My GPU is AMD Radeon 6750M. I get up to OpenGL 4.1 in OS X. However I get this output from Terminal in Ubuntu: hdl@HDL-MacBookPro:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL ...
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MacBookPro6,2 touchpad click stopped working (14.04.2 LTS)

I've been running Ubuntu Studio (so my DE is Xfce) on my MBP smoothly for about a month but recently the touchpad click has stopped working. The touchpad still physically clicks (and the battery isn't ...
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Improving battery Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro

Hey guys so usually I look on here for answers on here but I can't find any other suggestions. I want to switch my os to Ubuntu permanently from Mac but I can't get close to the battery life I was ...
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How to change a read-only file System

My roommates 2011 Macbook Pro died today. I made a flashbootable version of ubuntu and booted from it on his mac. I can move around his drive's directories, and while trying to solve this problem I ...
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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 ...