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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My ubuntu macbook pro feels warm, can I solve this?

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a partition on my MacBook Pro (MC724LL/A), it runs well, I've also installed Jupiter, mbpfan, Intel Linux Graphics Installer and updated the drivers. I'm booting with ...
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How would Ubuntu work on an Apple retina display?

Apple has announced a laptop with "retina display" = 2880x1800 pixels resolution on 15 inches. If one were to load Ubuntu on such a machine, it would probably be unreadably micro-texted as long as ...
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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 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 ...
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Ubuntu will suspend but won't wake up

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an Apple MacBook Pro 9,1 Mid 2012 15inch non retina. Suspend suspends it but when I open the lid, it doesn't wake up. I tried pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1 but nothing works. ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 compatibility

I'm planning to a buy a new 13" Macbook Pro, the one that was just released this week with the Thunderbolt port. The question is, has anyone given it a shot with Ubuntu (10.10 or 11.04 alpha)? I'd ...
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How to disable three finger gestures on touchpad? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable the multitouch gestures in Ubuntu? I am using 12.04 on a macbook pro. Everything works really well,except... I want to disable 3 finger gestures. It is ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 wireless trouble macbook pro

I recently installed ubuntu 12.10 on my Macbook Pro mid 2012 alongside Mountain Lion using rEFIt boot. I am having trouble connecting to wireless network. When I click the internet icon at the top of ...
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“sudo service lightdm stop” will go into a blank screen

I am trying to stop X Server so I can install some new NVidia drivers. However, the moment I type "sudo service lightdm stop", the computer goes into a blank screen, and nothing happens. Any ideas? ...
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How can I continue having two fingers on the trackpad?

I'm quite new to ubuntu (with GUI) - just got over from OS X. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook Pro 9.2, and I have the habit of leaving one finger at the bottom of the trackpad ready to ...
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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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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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Can't adjust screen brightness on Macbook Pro 10,1 Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu on my retina Macbook Pro (following this great guide). Everything works fine so far however the screen brightness / backlight cannot be adjusted neither by using the ...
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What is the difference between ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso?

My current assumption is that the mac version has drivers particular to the mac ecosystem? Does that mean that I can't create a live system with the non mac iso to boot my mac over USB?
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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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Has anyone tried putting Ubuntu on the new macbook pro retina?

Has anyone tried putting Ubuntu on the new macbook pro retina? If so, were there driver issues? I really want to do this seeing that I am starting my computer science curriculum very soon.
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Ubuntu doesn't recognize Intel HD graphics 3000 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Intel HD Graphics card not recognized in System Info I have ubuntu installed on a MacBook Pro 8.1 and it doesn't recognize my graphics card (Intel HD Graphics 3000) and ...
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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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Multitouch Gestures on 15" retina macbookpro and ubuntu 13

How do i enable multitouch gestures like pinch & zoom, three fingers drag, 4 fingers swipe (basically what osx has) in ubuntu 13 on 15" retina macbookpro? The basic 1 tap for clicking and 2 ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 wireless does not detect networks

I installed Ubuntu on a partition of my MacBook Pro. Wireless connections work fine when I switch to OSX, but the wireless networks are not even detected when I boot Ubuntu. I installed Wicd as a new ...
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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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Ubuntu on Macbook pro fails to boot: timer doesn't work through interrupt-remapped io-apic

After I was installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro using Wubi in Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and restarted my PC to boot from Ubuntu, I got that message: Kernel panic not syncing : timer doesn't work ...
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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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Setup problems ubuntu 14.04 wifi on macbookpro 13.3 w/ retina (dual boot) [duplicate]

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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external monitor has very washed out colors, blacks look almost gray

I have a macbookpro (late 2013 retina model - 11,1) running xubuntu 13.10. I have the main laptop monitor and two Asus VS238H monitors. One connected by DVI and another by HDMI. Currently, one ...
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Banding with intel HD 4000

I just installed 12.10 on a mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro and I've noticed that gradients on-screen exhibit slight banding problems. The system says it's running 24-bit colour but it seems more like ...
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Can I remove the OS X partition from a dual-boot MacBook Pro?

I am wondering if you can remove the Mac OS X partition to give the whole HDD to Ubuntu. Will it stop my computer from booting up? or will it work flawlessly?
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Read errors when installing on a 2009 Macbook Pro from CD

I tried to install 12.04 (32 Bit) on my 2009 MBP from CD. Partitioning, setting the timezone and entering the user name and password for the first user worked just fine, but just a few seconds after ...
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Keyboard shortcut equivalent to right-clicking

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut to raise a context menu using Ubuntu on a MacBook pro. Pressing the keyboard shortcut should have the same effect as right-clicking at the cursor location. On ...
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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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WPA2 Wi-Fi connecting but not working on MacBook Pro 4.1

I have a MacBook Pro 4.1 with Ubuntu 13.10 installed, as well as the Broadcom drivers installed (in Software & Updates/Additional Drivers) Connecting to an unsecured network or WEP seems to work, ...
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Can't ping any websites, but can access websites through browser

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 running on the newest version of Macbook Pro (dual boot). I'm using wireless connection to access websites through the Chrome browser and it works. But ping doesn't work. For ...
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Should I choose 32-bit or 64-bit to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro Laptop?

Which installation do I choose for Apple Macbook Pro Laptop, 32-bit or 64-bit? My computer specs: 15-inch - Mid/Late 2007 - 2.4/2.2GHz
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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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can't resize lvm-p2 boot partition, even from live cd

I've got a MacBook Pro (late 2011). I just bought a 1TB HDD to replace the original 500GB. My plan was to partition the 1TB in half and let one side be Ubuntu and the other OS X (until I can ...
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BCM4331 wireless causes graphics corruption on MacBook Pro 10,2

I have a MacBook Pro 10,2 and just installed 14.04. Everything seems okay except when I enable the wireless driver for the BCM4331 I get intermittent graphics corruption. It looks like the screen ...
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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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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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How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1 (MAC OSX 10.6.8), but I don't understand how to do so ... Boot Camp (v3.0.4) gives me a message «impossible de continuer le téléchargement. Le logiciel ...
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Help getting wireless working on MacBookPro8,1

I have practically no idea of what I'm doing, but I've installed Ubuntu on my MacBookPro8,1 primarily because I needed to use Octave and I figured I might as well try out the whole thing here. Anyway, ...
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Mouse Flickering/Disappearing

When I move my mouse around in Ubuntu 12.10 it flickers. When it's not moving it disappears. Any ideas? Info Macbook Pro 7.1 Nvidia 320m Ubuntu 12.10
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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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Installer crash when i tried to install 12.04 on my macbook Pro 7.1

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 several times on my macbookpro 7.1 but each times it crashed. I burned a liveCD - desktop 64bits, and launched it. It works well I can use the LiveCD as normal but when ...
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Macbook Pro touchpad [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro 7.1 model. It's working great, but I can't get used to the reduced functionality of the touchpad. I've read that mtrack works pretty well at bringing ...
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Ubuntu won't connect to my Bell router!

I am new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to figure out how to connect to the wireless through my Bell Router. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox on a Macbook Pro Retina, and do not have the adapter to ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show when restarting MacBook Pro

I've had Ubuntu for a while now, almost two weeks. I used rEFIt as a tool to open Ubuntu when I restart. I decided to delete it. Now I can't open Ubuntu. When I restart my MacBook Pro and press ...
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Macbook Pro Retina with ubuntu 13.10 having trouble waking up from suspend

Computer: Macbook pro retina 2012 Ubuntu 13.10 The screen becomes black with lit keyboards when I try waking up my computer after closing the lid or suspending from terminal. Attempt at solution: I ...