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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error message not enough disk space

I have a older macbook, which is a 13 inch laptop. I was running OS X Lion and decided to erase my hard drive and start over with Ubuntu. Now when I try to download Ubuntu or other software, I get an ...
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Wifi connects but no internet in a 5 Ghz network, Ubuntu 15.10, Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 13' 2015 (12,2), and I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an external USB3.0 hard drive (I boot it with rEFInd). Everything is working fine, audio, etc. In my house, I have a ...
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MacBook Pro 15" won't wake up after suspending or closing the lid in Ubuntu 15.10

Whenever I close the lid of my Macbook Pro 15" (2015 model) or suspend it, my screen becomes black but all my keys stay lit up. I then cannot wake up the laptop or get to the login screen. The only ...
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Lubuntu MacBook no screen backlight after resume/wake

I'm running Lubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Intel Core2Duo. After suspending/hibernating and then resuming/waking the screen's backlight does not come on. With a bright enough light, one can see what the ...
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Will Ubuntu work on a MacBook Pro 9,2? [duplicate]

Does Ubuntu 15.10 or 15.04 work on a MacBook Pro 9,2, has anyone installed it successfully?
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Failed to boot mac os after installing the ubuntu as a dual boot in my macbook pro

I have my macbook pro with El Capitain running. I just want to install ubuntu as dual boot in it. So I created 70GB of 320GB partition. I installed rEfind software as boot manager. I have loaded my ...
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`drm: intel_pipe_config_compare .. mismatch in ips_enabled (expected 1, found 0)` Error on boot [15.10 on a Macbook Pro 11,1]

I just got Ubuntu 15.10 installed on my mac machine. Initially everything works well. Following the help.ubuntu.com tutorial on fixing the touchpad (for utopic), I installed a bunch of things and did ...
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linux install on single boot macbook pro 6,2

novice here: i am trying to reasonable wipe anything remaining of this macbook for a clean linux install again.. while installing python/eclipse things got flaky and froze up and i had to shut down ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 and macbook

I installed Ubuntu on my macbook 2009. The install is almost completely working. But I encountered an issue with my wifi, which does not work. All other things work well such as my NIC, display, ...
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EFI boot fix error

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro 5,5. I have been following this tutorial to make it work :: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-macbook-pro/ There is a section of ...
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Problems with trackpad+keyboard on latest Macbook 2015 when trying to install ubuntu

I've been trying to install the latest ubuntu on a macbook (laptop), the latest version from 2015. When i boot and i come into the ubuntu installer, the keyboard and mouse don't work, at all. Nothing ...
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Macbook: Lost boot options

I've followed the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation to do a single-boot install of ubuntu in my macbook (late 2008 aluminium), and now I can't ...
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I have linux installed on my macbook and i need to create a windows usb [duplicate]

I have linux installed as my only OS on my macbook pro retina version and i need to create a installation usb that will boot on the usb...this has been frustrating for me and i need some help with ...
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Wifi issue with Ubuntu 15.10 on Mid.2014 Macbook Pro [duplicate]

Its been a while since I was dreaming of making transition to Ubuntu. I am a first time user, and it took me great 8 hours to set up my first system. I've managed to find work arounds on every issue ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 installed on MacBook won't shut down properly

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my MacBook using rEFIt, and the problem is now it won't shut down properly. Every time it reaches the very last part where it's about to power off and then just hangs. ...
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Error at launching

I've bought a new macbook pro and when trying to install Ubuntu (via USB) this message shows when I (try to) boot Ubuntu: [ 4.73788] i8042: No controller found [ 4.816309] ACPI PCC ...
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Macbook pro early 2011

I'm trying to start (via live usb) Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 on my early 2011 Macbook pro. From a correctly burned USB (which I've used to successfully install on 2 other machines.) ...
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Original MacBook Air Running 14.04 Won't Turn on Backlight after waking

I have the original MacBook Air running Ubuntu 14.04 (Which is running really well, except for one thing.) I seem to have everything working, except waking the computer from a lid close. After I ...
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Notebook runs 15-20°C hotter after resume from suspend (Ubuntu GNOME 15.10)

My notebook (retina MacBook Pro late 2012) runs pretty well & stays cool after booting it, but after waking it back up after suspending it it will usually run a lot hotter than before. Attached ...
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Macbook Pro trackpad randomly stops working

So occasionally, the trackpad on my MacBook Pro 7,1 will just not work. No response whatsoever. From what I've gathered, it appears to happen when I put three fingers or more on it at the same time, ...
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Macbook Air overheating on firefox

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2014 Macbook air .. when opening up firefox it starts to heat up a little like from 49°c to 55-56°c .. and then when streaming video on youtube it just goes up to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 5,2

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air 5,2. I used a USB installer, which I used to successfully install Ubuntu on a PC (so, I know its a working installer.) I'm not trying to install a dual ...
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Keeping External Drive From Stopping

I recently managed to install Ubuntu 15.10 on my Macbook Air on a 499 GB partition with 1 GB swap space, all on my USB connected 1 TB Seagate Expansion External Drive. The problem is, whenever I close ...
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Every version Ubuntu on Mac 5.1 crashes, eventually fatally crashes

I am running only Ubuntu on an old Macbook 5.1 (system specs below). No matter the version of Ubuntu, the computer consistently locks up (unable to reach tty). It doesn't seem to be associated to any ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on MacBook Pro 1,1 without Grub?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on MacBook Pro 1,1 (very old), and I use rEFInd to boot. Everything works fine with Grub. In rEFInd there is a option to boot into Ubuntu skipping Grub. It works only ...
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How to make command + click work in GNOME on a Macbook?

I've just installed 14.04 on a Macbook 4,1 and I'm running GNOME. Is there a way I can map CMD + click to bring up the context menu? Thanks!
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Recovering data from a corrupted HFS+ partition

I have an old Macbook from the year 2006, (Intel CPU) The OS (Mac OS X 10.6.8) suddenly stoped working, not sure why... So I decided to use a Ubuntu Live Boot (USB), (The CD Reader is dead) to boot ...
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Tabbing between windows is slow on Ubuntu 14.04 installed in Parallels

I just installed Ubuntu (14.04) Parallels (11.0.2) on a brand-new Macbook Retina (10.10.4). Whenever I tab between windows in the virtual machine, it takes about 3/4 second for the appropriate one to ...
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using usb on ubuntu AND macBook

I need to use a usb drive on ubuntu machines at work and on a macBook at home. I only need to do plain textfiles. Everything I've tried fails: the drive is read-only on one or the other system. I have ...
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Can't shut down ubuntu on macbook pro

I have a macbook pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB I have a separate partition for mac and ubuntu. Ubuntu is the main ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no longer starting on Mac

I had successfully installed ubuntu 15.10 on my macbook. After installing several additional packages I restarted several times without problems. However after the most recent restart the laptop ...
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Why is /etc/X11/xorg.conf not effective after installing mtrack on Ubuntu on Macbook?

I am trying to install mtrack on Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Macbook Pro. The instructions I have followed to do that were from here: ...
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How do I burn a bootable install disk that my MacBook Pro can read?

I have an old MacBook Pro 2,2 which doesn't run recent OS X versons and I'd like to wipe it and install Ubuntu Studio (ie. not a dual boot situation). I downloaded the ISO and burned a DVD with ...
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Occasional Macbook pro suspend failure when closing the lid

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2012 Macbook Pro, and every now and then when I close the lid, instead of suspending like it usually does (and corresponding to what I have set in settings), the screen ...
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Macbook brightness using WRONG folder

I am running ubuntu 14.04 with macbook pro mid 2012 Brightness is not working using the function keys. I'm pretty new at Linux, but I know why it is not working, just not how to fix it. #Under ...
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sudo pdisk- testdisk HFS+ partition

yesterday i started macbook pro computer with live usb ubuntu and collapse macintosh os (yosemite). i dont wanna re install mac os couse of lose all of my data. i wanna fix hfs partition (macintosh hd ...
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Wi-Fi not working on Kubuntu 15.04 (Macbook Pro)

I have Kubuntu 15.04 on MacBook pro and the wireless internet won't work. I just installed the software, so I haven't installed anything else. I don't know what the problem is. MacBookPro:~$ lspci ...
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Overheating macbook pro on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a macbook pro retina late 2012. I have been trying a lot of efforts and suggestions to fix the issue. Idle temp is at 67 Celsius and rises to about 95 Celsius when in ...
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xubuntu high CPU usage

xubuntu boots into the desktop at 100% usage, which shows the two biggest contributors in task manager as xfce4-power-manager and xfwm4-replace (Which I have to start manually to get my window ...
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Can't connect dvi hdmi to LG tv

I have a 2009 macbook with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. somehow my LG tv doesn't recognize the DVI to HDMI. Is there some driver i need to install by the way I'm completely new to Linux thank you for your help. ...
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Install Ubuntu on a Macbook Air

I wanted to install Ubuntu on an external drive to be used in my college study. It is a MacBook Air Late 2013 with i7, 256 GB hard drive and 8Gb of RAM. Is that possible?
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Help on installing Ubuntu on a Mac

I cant seem to be able to install Ubuntu and replace my Mac OS X. I placed Ubuntu on a flash drive. When I restart my system (and pressing the Option key) it is only giving me the Mac's hard rive ...
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New iternal keyboard macbook4,1 not work

I have macbook4,1 and have new internal keyboard and flexcable(100% worked), but it see sudo dmesg | grep Keyboard show that it not visible to my system, but why that power button work. In diff with ...
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Ubuntu 14 display problem on Virtualbox [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14 on Virtualbox on my Macbook pro and I am facing some problems with its display. it seems that it is not properly scaled and i cant even access/change the display ...
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Macbook White / only Ubuntu / WiFi [duplicate]

I recently erased all the contents from macbook and installed Ubuntu 14.04. All seems to be working fine except wifi. Any help here? I am total newbie to linux and I am having internet access only ...
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how to fix “broken pipe” on 12.04 single boot macbook pro 6,2?

i believe i have tried most everything. problems started after loading openssh-server. i can only boot to a cd right now. have changed the grub default line to include nomodeset and modeset=0. no joy. ...
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MacBook pro Yosemite - unable to dualboot with Ubuntu 14.04

I have posted this question on the apple forums too but if anyone has any suggestions of potential fixes - please let me know! I have followed these steps in order to dual boot my MacBook (OS X ...
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Ubuntu - Macbook and OS X

How does Ubunto fits within a macbook? According to apple the OS X is tailored to function with the hardware such as turbo boosting, power sawing and also the drivers to the retina display. Could I ...
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mini display port / HDMI on Macbook with linux

I have a macbook air running ubuntu 14.04 and i want to connect it to an external monitor throught the only output that it has which is a mini display port. The adaptator worked with mac OS but with ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 2013 - Gets really hot and fans are going crazy?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my old MacBook Pro from 2013, but I experience that it gets really hot very fast, and the fans are trying to cool it down almost all the time its on. Is it possible to ...