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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Can't get Ubuntu to load on a mid 2009 macbook pro [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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Attempting to Install ath9k from compat-wireless broke networking and sudo (Ubuntu 13.10 Macbook Pro 4.1)

I'm having an issue with my system when I tried to install ath9k from the compat-wireless (downloaded 3x I believe). I rebooted after it installed and I cannot connect to wifi or Ethernet, and sudo in ...
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How to instal Ubuntu on a macbook after HD upgrade?

I recently upgraded my hard drive to 1TB in my macbook (Model no A1342), after the upgrade my macbook turned on to a flashing folder with a question mark on it. I did some research online on this ...
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Install an EFI from Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro

I'm going to describe my problem in full, and then ask the question for the solution that I think I've come up with. If someone has a better different way to do this, that would be much appreciated as ...
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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?