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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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 ...
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How to turn off NVIDIA graphics on Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro from 2010 that has NVIDIA graphics and Intel integrated agraphics: $ lspci|grep -i vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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portable operating system on mac

I've a Macbook pro 11, 2. I want to use ubuntu as a portable operating system from pen drive. It means that I don't want to install it to disk instead i want to install it on a pen drive and be able ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a hard drive connected to my MacBook Pro by firewire, not USB?

Can I install Ubuntu on a hard drive connected to my MacBook Pro by firewire, not USB? MacBook Pro 5,3 with OSX 10.10.5 and Windows 10 installed with Bootcamp.
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14.04 on Macbook Pro always boots to GRUB prompt

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro. I've also already tried reinstallting that Ubuntu another time. It's a single-boot system, i.e. I have no other operating systems ...
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rEFInd possiblities, on MacBook Pro?

I've installed Ubuntu on my MacBook and it is running fine, but when I boot into rEFInd, I got a possiblity called boot/vmlinuz-3.19.0-28-generic.efi.signed from Apple_HFS_Untitled_2 Is this needed? ...
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Macbook Pro - Wifi connectivity

I have installed 14.04 on a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). It is equipped with the Broadcom BCM4360 (id [14e4:43a0]) Like many others, I had issues with the wireless driver. I found, and ...
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14.04 on Macbook Pro connecting to wireless

so I'm brand new to Linux and I just installed it as the single OS on my macbook pro. I'm having a problem where I can't connect to my home wifi network and I'm not sure what's wrong. Just to tell ...
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Continuous WiFI issues on a MacBook Pro with Kubuntu 15.04 installed

I recently installed Kubuntu 15.04 on a MacBook Pro, and I've had various issues wi which includes WiFi disconnecting, reporting "Configuring Interface," and then reconnecting, or forcing me to ...
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rEFInd cannot be found after resetting smc on MacBook Pro

I had rEFInd 0.9.0 on my Macbook Pro retina 13(mid 2014) and after resetting the smc the computer no longer booted into rEFInd and went directly into OSX. I checked the partions which it is installed ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook 4,1 (pre-October 2008) Backlight Laptop Screen Issue

I cannot get Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based systems to wake from sleep properly on a Macbook 4,1 pre-October 2008. The backlight for the laptop screen does not turn back on after waking and signal does not ...
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Triple boot Macbook into OS X, Windows or Ubuntu - is it possible in a stable manner? They seem to corrupt each other

I have a Macbook Pro (mid 2014) and want to run OS X, Windows and Ubuntu. I installed Win 8.1 using Bootcamp in the standard way recommended by Apple. I set Windows as the default in Bootcamp, but ...
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Boot into new linux kernel 4.1.4 Ubuntu 15.04

I installed the a new linux kernel(4.1.4) in Ubuntu on my MacBookPro (Take not I am using rEFInd to dual boot ubuntu and OSX) but Ubuntu doesn't boot into the newer kernel. When selecting os to boot ...