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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

10
votes
0answers
627 views

How to disable KDE's brightness OSD?

I am using lightum to automatically control the screen's brightness depending on the surrounding light (on a Retina MacBook Pro). The problem is, though, that KDE picks up the change and displays the ...
3
votes
0answers
279 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
364 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
128 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
148 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
149 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
673 views

B43 wireless ubuntu 12.10 retina Mac Pro

Can't access the USB wifi documentation. So because of that I can't download the drivers for wifi. I have no Ethernet connection and I need to get my wifi to work.
1
vote
0answers
353 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
226 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
458 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
266 views

How do I dual boot OS X and Ubuntu using an external DVD or USB?

I've installed rEFInd and it works. I've allocated free space on my internal harddrive. I've burned an Ubuntu 13.04 DVD and I'm using an external DVD drive. rEFInd recognizes the DVD but when I ...
1
vote
0answers
117 views

Can't boot Ubuntu after replacing OS X Tiger with Ubuntu in a MacBook Pro

After I installed Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro replacing OS X Tiger, when I try to boot Ubuntu I only get a folder with a question mark as if Ubuntu is not found. How do I fix this?
1
vote
0answers
142 views

How to get wireless working on MacBook Pro 8,1?

Are there any "new user friendly" ways to get wireless working with MacBook Pro 8,1? I tried: sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree and it went through a long terminal process that looked ...
1
vote
0answers
185 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
436 views

No WiFi with Ubuntu 12.10 Macbook Pro Retina (15" & 16Gb RAM)

I have tried to make the wifi work on the newest version of MacbookPro retina (15") for the last 2 days but couldn't make it work. Your help would be much appreciated. Here are the several ways I ...
1
vote
0answers
445 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
194 views

Neither keyboard nor mouse after boot, after recovery mode they work

I have installed Xubuntu 12.10 on a MacBook Pro 5,3. The problem is that after a normal boot the lightdm shows up but I cannot use the keyboard nor touchpad. However if I choose recovery mode: ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Resume from suspend doesn't work on macbookpro 4.1with Ubuntu 14.04 13.10

Finally I have something to ask and a problem which I cannot solve just googling. As I said in the title, resume from suspend doesn't work on my macbookpro 4.1 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Not even ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

problems resuming from suspend on macbookpro11,1

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new macbookpro (11,1), and I'm having power-management problems. The biggest one is that after suspending by closing the lid, when I open it, it either never wakes ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Help creating/adding new display resolution

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2011 MacBook Pro running Parallels (for the VM). However, when it installed, the only resolution available is 800x600. I would like to set the display to run ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

MacBookPro10,2 thunderbolt intel issue

I'm running (k)ubuntu 14.04 on a MacBookPro10,2. everything works great exceppt when attached to a thunderbolt screen I'm observing high fan naisle. probably caused by a kworker issue. powertop shows ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

HDMI issue with Macbook pro 8,1 on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Macbook pro (MBP) 8,1 OSX version 10.7.5, and I'm am running Ubuntu 14.04 I have been trying to connect my MBP to my TV with my HDMI cable but it seems like Ubuntu does not detect anything ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Ubuntu 14.04 not booting after OS X repair disk operation on MacBook Pro 9,1

After upgrade to Mavericks 10.9.2 I experienced problems with the camera: basically wasn´t detected at all in OS X. After google it, seems the problem would be solved by repairing the disk with OS X ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

How to install Ubuntu 14.04 using burnt CD on mid-2012 macbook pro (13")?

I have gotten as far as selecting the formatted partition. Then when I click install it says that is has failed. I don't know what I am doing wrong or where to go from here. I would greatly appreciate ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Boot from Ubuntu ISO on a hfsplus partition (macbook pro)

I would like to be able to boot from an ISO stored on an HFS+ partition (the main partition on my macbook pro). Here is what I've done so far: grub> insmod hfs, grub> insmod hfsplus grub> ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

Macbook Pro 7.1 Wireless (BCM4322) and Kubuntu 14.04 - No Firmware Works

I desperately need some help (maybe not desperately, but this is frustrating!). I have a Macbook Pro 7.1 with a Broadcom BCM4322 wireless card. I have tried, and tried, and tried to get it working but ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

Booting Ubuntu EFI on Macbook Pro Apple Bootmanager

Following: http://www.rodsbooks.com/ubuntu-efi/ and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting#Detect_.28U.29EFI_firmware_processor_architecture I have ubuntu booting on my macbook pro with both ...
0
votes
0answers
124 views

install ubuntu 14.04 on macbook 11,1

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on my MBP 11,1 using tutorial in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy at step 5 : I didn't restart as mentioned, and when I try to download & ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Macbook Pro 11,1 won't start after closed lid on UbuntuGnome 14.04

I have Gnome Ubuntu dual booted on my MacBook Pro 11,1. After closing the lid I can't get it to start up again. After 20 seconds sometimes it will turn back on but it doesn't seem to recognize the lid ...
0
votes
0answers
101 views

How do I un-dim my computer screen after I close the lid in xubuntu?

I have recently installed xubuntu on top of normal ubuntu on my computer. A problem that is really bugging me is that whenever I close the lid on my computer, it will go to sleep, as usual, but when I ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Typical Command / Super key usage on a Mac

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Macbook Pro 11,2. There are several key combinations which are standard on a Mac, and I'd like to utilize them. If someone could help me with one or a few of these, I'd ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Wifi Driving Me Crazy! Ubuntu 12.04 on Macbook Pro 9,2 (Mid-2012)

I'm very new to Ubuntu but familiar in general with Linux. I can't seem to get my WiFi issue sorted out. My first order of business was getting my driver to work which seemed to take more time than ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Why does MacBook freeze on disk unlock screen?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a MacBook5,5(MacBook Pro 2009). When the System boots, I get an "Unlocking the disk" message ...
0
votes
0answers
210 views

Installation Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Mavericks

After a first attempt to post I am trying again. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro running yet Mavericks. As my super drive is defaulting I use a bootable USB stick. At least I found 3 ...
0
votes
0answers
236 views

Can't get Working Drivers for Nvidia 330M - MacBook Pro 6.2 - 12.04 LTS

Yes… One more post about nvidia driver… Sorry! Usually I always found answers to my questions by reading through forums like ask ubuntu. This time, even after a week (almost 10 re-installations of ...
0
votes
0answers
135 views

Running Ubuntu from external usb 2.0 HDD on MacBookPro 6,2 with i5 processor

I believe this question has been asked but I didn't see any actual answers so I figure I'll ask again and maybe someone will have come up with something. I have installed a copy of ubuntu 10.04 (I ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
155 views

Graphical issues with 3.13.1 kernel on Ubuntu 13.10 on MBP 9,1

I recently added an Ubuntu 13.10 installation to my OSX 10.9.1 and Windows 8.1 dual-boot on a MacBook Pro 9,1. It was hard to find documentation for installation on this model, as everyone seems to ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

How do I make the screen size bigger in Ubuntu 13.10 in Live USB mode?

I'm trying to make secure files, by only EFI booting "Try Ubuntu" 13.10 on a MacBook pro through a live USB, however the screen size is SMALL every time I boot it up. This doesn't happen when I boot ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Wireless Driver Trouble

Ok so for certain reasons I don't want to install Ubuntu 13.10 I want 13.04. I am trying to install on a partition on a Mac Book Pro Retina 10.2. I am getting really frustrated because my wireless is ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

Display issues in Gnome Classic after upgrade

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10. I've noticed some graphical issues using Gnome classic that were not there before: Notifications no longer appear (for example when changing the volume). ...
0
votes
0answers
166 views

External monitor isn't recogized after waking up from sleep Ubuntu 13.10 MBP

After upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10, my external monitor isn't behaving the same. When I close the lid on my Macbook Pro, with the power cord plugged in, the computer goes to sleep (it should stay ...
0
votes
0answers
304 views

Is ubuntu able to run well on the 15" retina macbook pro yet?

I need to use GNU octave. It has stopped working since I upgraded to osx 10.9. I am prepared to reinstall ubuntu if it is working properly now. Last time I tried to install it, I was unable to change ...