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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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 ...
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How could I go about binding a three finger gesture to a keystroke on a MacBook Pro with 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2013 Macbook Pro, and really want to bind a three finger swipe up to Control+W, to emulate mission control to an extent. How could I go about doing this?
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Meizu ubuntu / Connect to macbook per USB / Filetransfer

I have a new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu and it is not possible to mount the device on an macbook or imac. How I can transfer my music, photos etc. from/to the Ubuntu phone? I think this I quite very important ...
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mid 2010 macbook and nvidia drivers [duplicate]

Having problems with Nvidia's proprietary drivers (any) on a Ubuntu MATE based flavour on a mid 2010 macbook, set to boot with rEFInd. When the display manager starts, the X server dies, leaving me ...
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Help needed recovering erased boot disk label

I dun goof'd. Up until about an hour a I had a working installation of 14.0 on my 2013 Macbook Air, with full disk encryption as set up in the standard installation process. But tonight, in the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook (8,2 early 2015) - No keyboard or touchpad

I received a brand new MacBook this afternoon that my company purchased for me against my will. I have no intention to use OSX, though I'm dual-booting it with Ubuntu rather than single booting it so ...
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Updating OpenGL [duplicate]

I am using OpenGL to develop applications on Ubuntu, and I wanted to use "modern OpenGL" instead of using deprecated things like glBegin. So I ran some modern OpenGL code, and my linker couldn't find ...
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Ubuntu wants localhost login, won't accept any input

After trying a thousand things over countless hours to get Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server installed on my Macbook 2,1 (loosely following these instructions), I finally got something that seems like a ...
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Resolution Issue on Retina Macbook Pro

I've tried so many solutions, I'm officially out of ideas to resolve the display issues on my mac. Everything is very tiny. I'm running out of Parallels. I have the retina option enabled and ...
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Repair Windows Boot Loader after installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on MacBookPro11,5 (Retina) with Mac OS X Yosemite following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy The thing is that I already have Windows ...
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How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
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How to change screen resolution in MAcBook Pro 2013 15" Retina SSD? It fails when trying

When trying to change to ANY different than maximum resolution built-in display of MacBook Pro Summer 2013th Retina 15" I get black screen and nothing more and every time I have to reboot the system ...
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Proper touchpad thumb & palm detection with libinput

So libinput its nearing its first stable release with a release candidate Which adds proper support for thumb / palm detection on touch pads along with swipe & pinch gesture support something ...
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Macbook Air SSD overheating

I have installed Ubuntu on my Macbook air. Everything is fine, but the SSD reach aroud 70°C. Yet on Yosemite the SSD is around 40-50°C. What is wrong ? (Macbook air early 2014, 6.2)
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Red light from headphone jack Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04

I'm getting a red light from the audio jack on a 2012 Macbook Pro. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Sound works fine, headphones or speakers, but whenever the sound is on the light comes on. It usually turns ...
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Battery life for MacBook running Ubuntu

I've noticed running Ubuntu 14.04 on my 2012 Macbook makes for a much shorter battery life on the machine, compared to OS X. I understand OS X is probably optimized for my hardware and this leads to a ...
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Ctrl+click on link in a browser doesn't open page in a new tab

I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and for the most part it went off without a hitch; however, my browser isn't acting right. I often use the CTRL+click shortcut to open links in a new tab. At first I ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after installing on MacBook Pro 6,2?

I installed Ubuntu Trusty Tahr(14.04) on my MacBook Pro 6,2. But, after installing all the updates, and restarting, I can't boot anymore. I installed The rEFInd Boot Manager, on my MacBook. At boot ...
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Enabling Touchpad Multitouch Gestures via Touchegg on Macbook7,1 Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

Touchegg gestures don't work. I've tried using to the UI to create them. Either I'm doing it wrong or something is not setup right. Maybe something to do with drivers (evdev or synaptic). That and, ...
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touchpad configuration not working (disable or change 2 tap right click) macbook air

I recently installed linux on a macbook air (early 2014) and am trying to tweak the touchpad so that its actually usable. I have noticed the following: 1) I frequently get accidental right click ...
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WiFi Drivers disabled on restart

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro with Broadcomm BCM4331 as wifi device. Every time I restart Ubuntu, my Wifi drivers get automatically checked to "Do not use". Can anyone help with that.
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How to remove the network icon from the menu bar?

I clicked on the WiFi Network symbol in Applications to many times and I now have 8 Network connection icons in my menu bar. I didn't realize till to late that it was adding them to the menu bar. I ...
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Unable to see wireless networks Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 GNOME on a Mid 2010 13-inch Macbook Pro. When I installed the OS, I had to connect via ethernet, launch the additional drivers utility, and install the ...
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macbook pro pop noise speaker on shutdown

Hardware: Macbook pro 5,3 with Cirrus Logic CS4206A Software: Ubuntu 12.04.4 amd64+mac every single time that I turn off ubuntu, my speakers make a pop noise, I think that the soundcard have a problem ...
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Extremely slow wifi

I'm having an issue with my wireless network connected to my home wifi. It's wpa2 protected and after 1-10 minutes of wifi usage my connection speed with go from 12mbps to 500kbps. If i stop and start ...
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Can't install ubuntu or lubuntu on macbook 1.1

I have a macbook 1.1 (core2duo and 2gb ram) and its not detecting the dvd or a usb. I had ubuntu running a while back but then the hard drive died, so theres a empty drive in it right now. I'm using ...
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Boot ubuntu in my macbook pro

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed in my macbook pro. It was working normally for a week. Then I got this problem saying 'efi is not ready yet'. I tried to run boot-repair, but it does not help. Here is ...
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Macbook Pro 11,1 strange suspend

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 11,1 and updated the kernel to version 3.19.8. In my opinion everything works fine except Also I have a problem with suspend. Sometimes very strange ...
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Indicator-Power-Message: exiting: service couldn't acquire or lost ownership of busname

Sometimes I see my battery indicator and sometimes I don't. I've attempted every fix in this thread with no results. I might have found the source of the problem, though. When I run ...
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Keyboard not mapping properly, upon removal of external keyboard

I know that there has to be some kind of simple solution, and I have searched for it, but have come up with nothing. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Macbook 3,1. The keyboard has worked perfectly ...
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Macbook8,1 Macbook Early 2015 keyboard and trackpad don't work at all

Tried it in 15.04 and 15.10 with no success (aren't recognized by the system). How should I proceed?
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Step by step process to setup up touch gestures in Ubuntu 15.04 on Macbook Pro 2012 (9,2)

I tried many tutorials on web as well as many posts in the forum. But I could not get the trackpad to work. Also I am a newbie to linux, so I may have performed some steps wrong. I need a step by step ...
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problem after dual booting macbook air

I installed ubuntu on macbook air using these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir6-2/Trusty Now whenever I put my mac on sleep (closing the lid) while using os x, the screen ...
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Tata Photon +(plus) not detected on Ubuntu 15.04, on macbook pro 13"(late 2012)

The dongle connects and stars working instantly on my Dell Vostro 14, which is also running ubuntu, but version 14.04. But on my macbook pro, which is running ubuntu version 15.04, it doesn't detect ...
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Why does Ubuntu Gnome has no support for macbook keyboard backlight like Ubuntu Unity?

On regular Ubuntu (with Unity) the macbook keyboard backlight works fine and also the hotkeys to increase/decrease brightness of the keyboard backlight. On Ubuntu Gnome this doesn't work at all. Do ...
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How to prevent the catastrophic loss of ubuntu lvm drive encryption key?

In a previous install of ubuntu, my lvm encryption pw was no longer recognized and I lost it all! This occurred on a dual boot setup on a macbook pro 2010, from when I did a drive repair from within ...
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How is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a Macbook Pro from a microSD Card, or minimal install from CD (not a DVD)?

I see tutorials on the internet seeming to do so - including from Ubuntu's site - and people in the comments saying the terrible directions work, but I've tried it all and after a handful of ...