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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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 won'...
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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: https://medium.com/@PhilPlckthun/ubuntu-14-10-running-on-my-...
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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 Ubuntu fit 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 ...
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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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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 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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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 ...