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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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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Blank Screen after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 on a Macbook Pro 8,2 (early 2011)

Previously I run a Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro 8,2(Early 2011). I've decided to upgrade to 12.10. Installation was succesful but when I restart my computer using reFINd(just downloaded), GRUB ...
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Manual UI scaling for non Unity environments

14.04 and Unity now offer UI Scaling. But what if I am not running Unity? In this case I am running Awesome Window Manager. How can I get my applications to scale the way they do when I am running ...
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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 ...
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Can't get Ubuntu to load on a mid 2009 macbook pro

Hey amazing Ubuntu people. I'm sure you've seen many messages like this, but I'd really like to join your community and I'd appreciate help to get past the initial hurdle. I've managed to install ...
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Multi monitor on a Macbook Pro Retina 11,3 (Late 2013) with NVIDIA

Does this Mac have something like Optimus for switching between the Intel and NVIDIA card? Do you know if multimonitor works, connecting two monitors to each Thunderbolt port (two external monitors + ...
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issue booting 14.04 on macbook air [closed]

Filed as bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1284085 tracking there. I'm attempting to install and run 14.04 trusty on a macbook air in a dual boot configuration. I have a Mac ...
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Update grub-efi-amd64 on 14.04 [closed]

Can't update grub-efi-amd64 package on MacBook Pro Retina 13 early 2013. Got the next output: Setting up grub-efi-amd64 (2.02~beta2-6) ... Installing for x86_64-efi platform. grub-install: error: ...
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I can't get my MacBook Pro to boot Ubuntu 13.10 from the USB stick I just installed

I'm trying to make a bootable USB stick on my MacBook Pro Retina 10,1 that I hope will also boot a wide range of other computers. I followed the instructions here: ...
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MacBook Pro boots from 8GB start-up USB, but not from external drive

I have what seems to be an odd anomaly on my hands. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my 2010 MacBook Pro. I'd like to run it externally. I used my desktop installation of 12.04 and my 12.04 LTS ...
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Ubuntu splash screen not showing at boot

When I boot my MBP 2010 15 inch i go to the purple screen to choose the OS to load (in my case windows, Mac, Ubuntu). When I click Ubuntu it goes to a terminal like screen and says some technical ...
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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 ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on macbook pro 5,3

I can't seem to properly install Ubuntu on my older macbook pro 15" as a singleboot and, when I load the grub in refind and press on either try or install I get a blackscreen that doesn't go anywhere ...
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DNS fails intermittently in 13.10 after update

After update of the following packages: https://gist.github.com/xgdgsc/d52ab6a05adafb152221 I get intermittent DNS failure for less than 1 min every a few minutes. At the same time, other devices ...
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Problems installing on Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro in which I created a Ubuntu live CD on an external Hard-drive. I completely removed MAC OSX from the hard-drive and just installed Ubuntu. Later realising that I had installed a ...
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Dualboot Ubuntu on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

Hi I've been using Ubuntu for years now on Windows, but recently I've gotten a MacBook so I could use XCode and I would like to know if their is a way to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu without any extra ...
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Ubuntu server installation in a MacBook

I have a relatively old MacBook that I would like to recycle as a Ubuntu Linux Server. However the laptop has only a partially working keyboard (not all the keys, and notably, but not only, the left ...
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MacBook Mid 2008 use both CPU cores/Deactivate nolapic

I'm quite new to this community so bare with me if I happen to do anything wrong. I've got a problem with my MacBook 5,2 (mid 2008) running Ubuntu 13.10. It detects only one core, though the System ...
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External USB 3 HDD not recognized after new install

I have a MacBook Pro (2013) with lots of Ram and used an install DVD to perform a clean install on a Toshiba 1 TB USB 3 portable HDD (hereafter called THDD) The install of Ubuntu 12, downloaded just ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work on my mac, what can I do?

i need some help with a macbook. Well, some months ago I have installed ubuntu and kali linux, on a HD external, and it works good on my macbook thanks to refit. Today I have installed refit, in my ...
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Disable Touchpad While Click Held Down

I am having a specific issue with my MacBook Trackpad. I have configured my settings almost perfect, except for one issue: I would like to disable my touchpad WHILE I am clicking. When it is not ...
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How to install wifi drivers on Mac book air?

I have a new Mac book air that I (because of the tiny amount of storage on it) booted it from an HHD. It is the latest version of Ubuntu and it is working great on the laptop. The only problem is ...
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Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a boot-usb that can be used to install Ubuntu-12 onto an old macbook following the guide on the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). I'm ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC ...
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GUI will not boot without recovery mode

I've run into this problem several times before. It seems to happen after an update. I'm using rEFInd on a MacBook pro to start ubuntu. If I boot Ubuntu, it seems to go through all of the normal ...
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Are there others methods to uninstall linux on mac?

So I am trying to delete my ubuntu linux partition on my macbook because I dont want it there anymore. Yes, I know i can do it using my LIVE USB/CD but I am tired of trying to do that because my ...
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Suspend/Hibernate broken on Macbook Pro 10.1 retina with Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro 10.1 with Retina display using this tutorial. Then I upgraded to 13.10. Everything works great and I really enjoy Ubuntu except for one issue. Whenever I ...
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Create Access Point on Ubuntu 13.10 (Macbook Pro 5,5)

I was wondering how to create a Wireless network with my Macbook (5,5, 2009) using Ubuntu (13.10). I got that tutorial, that use ap-hotspot: ...
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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Bootable USB for MacBook, bs numerical error

been trying a few ways to create a bootable Live USB thumb drive, all ok until final step. I get this error "dd: bs: illegal numeric value" I tried adding an upper case "M" as directed, this made no ...