Questions relating to Apple's Macbook. Use this tag if you have trouble installing or using Ubuntu on the Apple Macbook. Please use the macbook-air or macbook-pro tag if the question is Macbook Air or Macbook Pro Specific.

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install ubuntu 14.04 on macbook without rEFIt laptop unable to boot [duplicate]

I have downloaded the and created a life usb for ubuntu 14.04. Now I know that I would normally install rEFit on the laptop however the operating system on the macbook is not currently functional. So ...
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MacBook: Nano keyboard shortcuts changed

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro. In the terminal, I typed: sudo apt-get install nano nano When the text editor opens in the terminal, the keyboard shortcuts, e.g. ^X, do not ...
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MacBook Pro Temperature Issues (tlp and cpufreq used)

I recently installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro, and I have noticed some overheating issues. Specifically, I used indicator-sensors and psensors to monitor the temperature, and the average ...
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Macbook Pro (11,2) mistakes one finger touch on trackpad for two

On my late-2013 Macbook Pro I've set up the touchpad on Ubuntu 14.04 to behave like it does on OSx, with multitouch gestures. A constant annoyance is that it often reads a single-finger click or drag ...
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Problems Dual Booting Mac OS Mavericks and Ubuntu 14.04

Recently I removed my Ubuntu Partition from my MacBook Pro Late 2011 because I made a mistake (that will NOT be made again) of deleting Python 2.7.6 because I thought: hey! If I have Python v3 then I ...
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Macbook 10.5.8 2ghz core 2 duo and 2gb RAM. Which ubuntu version? [duplicate]

I have an impossible to update macbook 10.5.8 2ghz core 2 duo and 2gb RAM. Which ubuntu version should I use?64 mac/32/64?
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Kubuntu 14.04 freezing on MacBook Pro 6,2, not booting ldm

I've reinstalled Kubuntu 14.04 multiple times to fix this, but it has not fixed this problem. I have a MacBook Pro 2010 15 inch with NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB GPU. Basically, this is what happens ...
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Bless doesn't fix white boot screen boot delay for single-boot Xubuntu 14.04 on Macbook 4,1

I still have a 30-second delay on the white boot-up screen before Xubuntu loads after trying various combinations of bless --device as recommended here: ...
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overheating and battery drain MacBook pro

I have just installed ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a Macbook Pro 13" mid 2012, and I have some problems with my laptop. I have already installed TLP and macfanctld, but my MacBook still have the problem, ...
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Make alsamixer changes permanent

I have installed ubuntu GNOME 14.04 in my macbook Pro 13" mid 2012, and something is wrong with the headphones jack, a red led is on and it just can be turned off with the alsamixer command and muting ...
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How to set automatic brightness in macbook pro?

I have just installes ubuntu 14.04 in my macbook pro, and I already configure all but the keyboard and screen brightness. In OS X, the brightness is controled automatically, I want to know if this is ...
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Cannot boot from SD card/flash drive on Macbook Pro 13" - boot fails after purple screen

It's my first time using Ubuntu and I have run into some problems. I have a 16GB USB Flash drive and 16GB SDHC Card. I would prefer to use the SD card but either will do just fine if it helps with ...
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Blank screen booting Ubuntu 14.04 iso on 2011 Macbook Pro 17"

Macbook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) I've tried booting from the official Ubuntu-14.04 desktop iso, and I can get to the grub menu, however choosing either "try ubuntu" or "install ubuntu" results in a ...
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fresh installation only shows a “dash”

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old macbook. Installation was succsessfull. There was an error befor booting: efi wasn't loadable. I fixed that. But Ubuntu doesn't start. I only see a dos ...
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Windows 8.1 Not Booting After Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade On A Triple Boot MacBook Pro 15" Late 2013

Problem: My machine is a Native Triple-Boot with: Windows 8.1, MacOS and Ubuntu Can't Boot Windows 8.1 After Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade. Can't access Shared Data Disk partition after Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade ...
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Ubuntu & Mac OSX (install Ubuntu Touch to tablet, from Mac platform)

I know this has probably been asked many times over but here goes: I have a MacBook Pro 15" and an Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. I want to install Ubuntu (Touch) onto the Nexus but I don't have Ubuntu on my ...
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Macbook Pro 13 inch (2013 Haswell Retina) - Unable to Install Ubuntu 14.04

I just tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro (2013 Haswell Retina) laptop and it doesn't work. I'm using the rEFInd bootloader and I've been able to load the live CD and run Ubuntu without ...
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Macbook starts with the screen on minimum brightness

I have a Macbook2,1 with Ubuntu 12.04. When I start the computer the back light is on and I can see all of the boot stuff. Once the GUI begins to start up the backlight is turned completely off and I ...
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EFI problem on Macbook install

I'm trying to put ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac on a MacBook5,2 model but right after booting into the USB, it gives the error: Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14 Any ideas? I'm replacing ...
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macbook air wireless NIC drivers installed, not finding networks [duplicate]

I will keep this intro short and mostly just post terminal output. Just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on original MacBook Air alongside OS X using rEFInd. Lubuntu boots properly, but I cannot connect to ...
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How can I enable macbook1,1 keyboard in 14.04 server?

After a fresh installation of 14.04 I cannot log in due to the keyboard not responding. The keyboard was fine during installation. EDIT: After this post I see, that its not a mac specific problem. I ...
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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after cleaning NVRAM on a mid-2009 Macbook Pro

I have a macbook Pro mid 2009, with three partitions : OSX 10.8.5, Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7. EFI and GRUB are here, first EFI boots with offering the choice of the three systems then, if Linux or ...
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Will the (non-Mac) Xubuntu installation DVDs boot on Intel Macs?

In the context of the Ubuntu (not Xubuntu) installation DVDs, it's been stated repeatedly that the developers couldn't create one DVD that would boot on both Intel Mac and non-Mac systems. On the ...
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Macbook Air - with Ubuntu 14.04 how can i take print screen, page up/down cause there is no keyboard button

MacBook Air - Running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Linux s 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux A) How to fix the keyboard keys which are not available ...
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MacBook Air - with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit wireless card is not recognized, mouse pad do not work properly

Bought brand new Macbook Air and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit successfully but major hardwares are not compatible such as WiFi card and mouse pad is not working smoothly like in OSX it does. How ...
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Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

On my Macbook Air 10.9.2 without crashing the current setup, how can i install as dual boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? (can anyone please advise some step by step please)
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Wireless Driver for Ubuntu 14.04 2012 macbook pro 13.3 (unibody)

Yesterday, I finally was able to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 macbook pro 13.3in (NON-retina). I'm very new to this and I'm not sure how to get the wireless driver. I've already gone through a ...
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Strange wifi issue (incorrectly maxed-out signal strength), Ubuntu 14.04, Macbook Pro Late 2013

OK, so currently I'm having some issues with my wifi -- it sporatically stops working and reports my wifi strength is 100% (-3dBm+, which is obviously incorrect). It worked just fine back in 13.10. I ...
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Mac air can't remember brightness after reboot

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 successfully on my mac book air. I was quite exiting until I reboot it. Both screen brightness and keyboard light are the maximum bright, not good for eye also. I tried ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook, two separate HDD, choose OS to boot by holidng Alt

Mid 2010 Macbook pro Swapped HDD for SSD Swapped DVD for HDD I don't want to install rEFIt or anything like that. So is there a way I can keep Mac Os X on my primary SSD and install Ubuntu 14.04 on ...
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How can I use two-finger swipe to switch windows?

I'd basically like the Alt+Tab combination to be performed whenever I swipe with two fingers left or right. I saw similar functionality in a Mac OS X and I think it might be useful =) TouchEgg wiki, ...
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Have to press Fn+Alt+Volume up/down keyboard shortcut after upgrade to 14.04

My Fn+Volume up/down key on a MacBook Pro late 2011 used to be functional as usual in Ubuntu 13.10. After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I have to press the Fn+Alt+Volume up/down keyboard combination to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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Ubuntu Gnome menu sizes on high res monitor

I just updated by macbook with Ubuntu gnome to 14.04. However after updating the gnome menu and button sizes seems to have adapted to the highest possible resolution on the system and I can't figure ...
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MacBook will not boot after Ubuntu Install

I have an old MacBook laying around not doing much, so I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 on it, and dual boot with OSX. From within OSX, I repartitioned the drive, reserving half of the 250gb HDD for ...
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Sound not working on new Macbook Pro retina running Ubuntu 13.10

I have a new Macbook Pro retina (late 2013 model) running Ubuntu 13.10. I can't get the sound to work. I have tried the solution here , but it's not changing anything. I also tried the following ...
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Audio on MacBook 2,1

How can I setup audio in Ubuntu on the Apple MacBook 2,1? The laptop has three speakers which don't appear correctly on 12.04.
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on new Macbook Pro. Installs then fails after restart

So i install Ubuntu from a live USB. No problems there. I get to the end of the the installation and am told to restart. I restart it them get a white screen with a blinking file icon with a question ...
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changed Graphic Driver on MacBook, cant boot now

So hello first, a few days I had the great idea to put ubuntu on my Macbook (Mid 2010, non-pro), because I needed a couple of programms for studying and the professor suggested using Ubuntu. I than ...
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I'm trying to save an old macbook. How can I create a bootable USB using my pc that will work on the macbook? [duplicate]

I have tried: Booting with .iso formatted usb Converting .iso to img, writing the .img to the usb The macbook does not recognize either of these during startup Any suggestions?
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Macbook 2,1 (no cd install problem)

I am very frustrated. I been trying for almost 2 weeks to put Ubuntu on my Macbook (2,1) mid-2007 13" laptop. My combo drive does not work anymore. I tried the USB stick install method where u make a ...
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Stop Screen Dimming After 60 Seconds (MacBook running 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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“this is not a bootable disc…” when installing on a Macbook Air 13 6,2 with usb

Goal: Single boot Ubuntu with no Mac Os X installed. For dual booting there is no problem - use refind. I tried the following iso's (all x64): 12. 10/13. 10/14. 04 and the corresponding Mac versions ...
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What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs?

What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs? I see for 13.10 that there are specialised images for macs, (e.g. ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso). These only support ...
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How to get MacBook Air 6.2 webcam to work in Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Air 6.2 and I am wondering if there is anyone that has got the new webcam in MacBook Air 6.2 to work? It seems like Apple has changed a lot since the last MacBook ...
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Installation of dual-boot 13.10 on MBP freezes

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Pro (15", Mid-2009, i.e. with dual graphics chips) via bootcamp. I can boot off the disk, select a language, and select "Install Ubuntu". Then a ...
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USB Mouse Stops Working After Resume - Ubuntu 13. Macbook Pro 8,2

If the laptop boots up for the first time my Xenta wireless mouse works great. After sleep / resume, it will continue to work for maybe a few minutes before stopping completely. lsusb Bus 001 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Macbook Pro 5.1

I'm dual-booting a 15" Macbook Pro 5.1 (with nVidia 9400M and 9600M dual graphics cards) with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Ubuntu 12.04 gives me a blank screen before I get to the desktop. I am ...
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How to get curly braces with Norwegian MacBook Pro keyboard?

Im having trouble with my keyboard layout. I have a MacBook Pro (June 2006) with 13.10 installed. I choose Norwegian Machintosh as keyboard layout, but I cant figure out how to create the third level ...
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Macbookpro Delayed boot into 13.10 Ubuntu

We have a 4.0gb Macbook pro Intel Core Duo cpu 8600 2.4hzx2 running ubuntu 13.10. When powering on it displays a white screen for approx 10 seconds, prior to booting ununtu 13.10. Please take note ...