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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Cant get Wifi working on my Mid/Late 2010 Macbook

I installed a fresh Ubutnu 13.10 on my mid/late 2010 Macbook (bought in November 2010) When I search the web, it says that you should just install Additional Drivers. Well, I did that, and ubuntu ...
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Unable to remove/uninstall Ubuntu from a MacBook

I recently received an old MacBook from my brother. He had installed some version of Ubuntu on it. I haven't been able to use it since it's completely foreign to me. Therefore, I decided to uninstall ...
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I can run ubuntu from my USB thumbdrive but I'm not sure it's INSTALLED on my thumbdrive [duplicate]

I just followed directions on how to get ubuntu onto a USB thumbdrive using OSX. I can restart my macbook air and hold down the alt/option key and boot into Ubuntu fine.. BUT.. Ubuntu says it want's ...
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Broadcom 4331 card stop works with “Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED”

At startup, wireless card works perfectly, but after some time, it stops work and starts work again only after reboot: dmesg: [ 225.648978] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED [ ...
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MacBook Air: Blinking cursor after GRUB

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Air (6,2, mid-2013 13") and when the installation was complete I had to reboot my computer. I am using rEFIND and dual booting Ubuntu with OS X Mavericks. Then I ...
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Touchpad with minimum functionality on macbook (13.10)

I'm having issues on a retina macbook retina. This is a re-install, I've had better functionality before: only two finger scrolling works, no other additional features. I can't right click. I'd like ...
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Can't get Wifi working on MacBookAir 2,1

I found this page (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir2-1/Lucid) that says that the MacBook Air is supported, but the page is very outdated and the newest version listed is Lucid. I don't ...
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MacBook Air MID 2012 Fan Control on Ubuntu 13.10 and higher

On my MacBook Air MID 2012 I use Ubuntu since 12.04. After installing Ubuntu I had to install the "macfanctld" package (incl. configuration) to get the fan control of my MBA working. If not, the fan ...
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macbook pro retina refit problem after Mavericks update

I have a problem that others do seem to have had, but have had not success following their suggestions. Updating to the Mavericks added another partition which put refit/grub out of sync and dumps me ...
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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...
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Wiped out OSX (Mac Air), to install Ubuntu 13.10 which doesn't boot

What are my options? I tried to do a OSX recovery, but now the macbook air can't pick up my wireless (but wireless is definitely working). At this point, I'd be happy with either Ubuntu, OSX, or any ...
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Install ubuntu on macbook pro 11,2 with retina display

How can I install ubuntu on macbook pro 11,2 (late 2013) with retina display. Have searched on other forums but did not get answers. Preferred would be Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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install ubuntu from USB on macbook

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old macbook (2008 model) and have followed the instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx. This however when I insert this ...
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Half/quarter of the native resolution on a MacBook with Retina display

I have a MacBook Pro notebook with native resolution of 2560x1600 which makes all my desktop details unreadable. I tried increasing DPI, but icons remain small, so I decided to decrease display ...
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Single Boot Macbook 6,1 12.04.3 LTS Post Install Questions

I'm not quite sure how to check if my fans are running right. 2.I've installed the mactel ppa, but I'm not sure if I've installed everything right. My graphics card is not recognized under details ...
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No headphone sound in 13.10 macbook

I'm having a problem with my jack female, can't make my headphones work! I've been looking all over the internet and can't find a solution... I installed 13.10 on my 2008 macbook a week ago, so i'm ...
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Macbook Pro 11,2 - no sound with Ubuntu 13.10

The sound hardware works. I get the ding during boot up and if I boot to Mac OS, sound works. When I boot to Ubuntu 13.10, most everything works except there's no sound. The headphone jack-light ...
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Red LED & no sound out on headphone on Macbook 5.2 with Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I have Macbook white 5.2 Mid 2009 model and I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS and all works wonderfull but headphones has a red LED and don't works, the speakers works fine. All answers posted with ...
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Can't access Ubuntu or reinstall it on Macbook Pro

I have a problem with my Ubuntu installation on a Macbook Pro. I can't figure out how to solve this. The problem is that i've installed Ubuntu 13.04 and i can't access my Ubuntu OS because the disk is ...
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Make bootable USB/DVD from Mac for PC installation

i've downloaded the last 64 bit version of ubuntu on my macbook pro. Now i want to create a bootable usb/dvd for install ubuntu on my pc, but i'm on a mac. My pc is formatted, so i can't use it. ...
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how to view 4K video

I'm trying to view some 4K resolution MP4 videos generated by a Galaxy Note 3 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 7, 1 running Ubuntu 13.10. Using any of the standard major video players (VLC, Totem etc.), I'm ...
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Swap Fn an Ctrl keys on a MacBook

How to swap fn and ctrl keys in Kubuntu 13.10 on a MacBook Pro 2013?
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Desktop only shows from recovery mode in 13.10

I've been having problems getting the Ubuntu desktop to display on my Macbook (even the login screen). This periodically happens after updates -- when I load the newest kernel I just get a black ...
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How to disable IR receiver on MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2 and I need to disable the IR receiver because my kids use the Apple TV and its remote messes with my computer. I have Ubuntu 13.10 dual booted.
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Connecting to public library wireless

So this is odd. When I'm at home, I can connect and stay connected to the wireless router. When I'm at work at the library, Kubuntu won't connect to the public wifi. The only way I can get around this ...
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How boot to terminal Ubuntu 12.04 MacbookPro

I tried to boot into terminal with ctrl+alt+t in my ubuntu 12.04 mbp, but it always boot into GUI. How can I fix this ?
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Dual boot on mac with osx system drive encrypted by file vault?

I have macbook pro and the system drive is encrypted by filevault. I would like to cut a chunk from that system drive for Ubuntu. How should I proceed? Does encryption need to be removed first and ...
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Partition Not Recognized On Boot

I re-installed Ubuntu on my Macbook and now it won't boot correctly. In GParted, the partition (/dev/sda2) is recognized but unable to mount. How can I boot Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Trouble with UFI Boot on Macbook Pro Retina (late 2013)

I used the following tutorial to set up Ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot on the Macbook Pro Retina (late 2013): I did followed this article It sets up Ubuntu as dual boot with EFI Boot only (without Grub). ...
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How to boot live from a DVD when my Macbook's optical drive doesn't work?

I've successfully burned a Ubuntu boot DVD from OS X (Snow Leopard) on my Macbook Pro. The problem is, the built in optical drive kicked the bucket a few years ago and I've been using an external ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on Macbook Pro 5,1

I've read a lot of guides and tutorials. So far I have: rEFInd installed and working. Downloaded the Mac version of the iso. I used this to make a live flash drive ...
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pleeease can someone help me to fix my bootup?

ok i have a macbook pro with 3 partitions made using reFit. The guy i bought it from had installed windows 7 for me and left the middle partition free so i could later install unbuntu 13.10,oh and i ...
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Failed Startup after Install on MacBook Pro

A while back, my OS X Install became corrupt and so I used the OS X recovery partition to backup my vital data onto an external hard drive before reformatting the disk. I then downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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ubuntu 12.04 on macbook pro 9,1. Wireless internet disconnects intermittently

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my mac. The wireless driver is showing an erratic behavior and disconnects every now and then. Please help! lspci -nn; dmesg|tail 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ...
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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 ...
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Can't connect to or search Wi-Fi

I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu; I think it was 13 or something. Anyway, I got it running, and now I've been trying to connect to my Wi-Fi AP. No matter where I go I don't see an option ...
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ubuntu in virtual box in a macbook pro crashed during installation

I have a mac book pro and I need to test ubuntu under virtual machine. I have downloaded both xubuntu 13.10 64bit both ubuntu 12.04 64bit I have downloaded Virtual box, created a new machine (with ...
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All networks are hidden for me

I've been setting up my Ubuntu (on a Macbook Pro, 64 bit), and I've run into a bit of a snag with wireless. The first time I started up Ubuntu, the first thing I did was connect to my router via ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a macbook pro and am running into errors with internet

I recently installed Ubuntu (64 bit, 12.04) on a mid-2012 Macbook Pro, and I've been having some really annoying issues. Chief among them is that my wireless doesnt seem to function properly. I've ...
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Weird sound problems after upgrading to 13.10 (macbook)

I have been having a very weird problem with my sound lately: 1)My sound is extremely disorted with relativly loud noises, tested with several headphones. 2) After a while, wiered noises start ...
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How to remove gnu grub command line at start up of mac

i'm a noobie with Ubuntu.So i was trying to install Ubuntu in a partition of my HD in my macbook through a USB flash drive and something went wrong in the end of the installation(i got a black screen ...
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Mac OSX Mavericks update rEFIT broken

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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How to get my Macbook 2008 Trackpad working?

My Macbook 2008 Trackpad won't work under Ubuntu 12.04. It happened 2 min after I had logged in, the mouse stopped working. What can I do?
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Ubuntu on MacBook Air Mid-2013 [duplicate]

I need to install Ubuntu on my new MBA for purposes of a CS class I will be taking soon. I have to use emacs for coding things we learn in my class. • How to I download Ubuntu? • Can I download ...
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What keyboard layout does my MacBook 7.1 have?

I have a weird keyboard I guess What layout is it? I can't find it in Ubuntu's keyboard layout setings.
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How do I disable a Nvidia 9600GT on MacBookPro 5.1?

i finally put up a Dual Boot with Ubuntu and Lion on my old MacBookPro 5.1 As reported in many cases the discrete graphics card is turned on all the time consuming a lot of power and thus heating up ...
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network connection problem with wicd on macbook pro 7.1

I installed minimal ubuntu with xfce on macbook pro 7.1 . I installed wicd. When the computer boot, it asks for password, when I enter the password, it says: "Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus ...
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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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Black screen macbook pro 7.1 / Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 installed ok on my macbook pro 7.1. By default it was using the opensource video driver which just about worked (I could log into unity), but froze after about 5 minutes of use each ...
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How do I prevent being kicked back to the login screen every time?

Just finished upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. Everything works fine. After the installations, I restart to finish the installations. In the log in screen, I put my password and then it goes back ...