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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Fresh Kubuntu 15.04 installation hangs on boot

I've just done a fresh installation of Kubuntu 15.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (june 2014) and it seems to get stuck somewhere during booting. I suspect it has troubles with the wireless adapter in my ...
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No WiFi on Macbook Retina, also having graphics issues

I have a Macbook retina (MacBookPro10,1) and I just installed Ubuntu 15 on an external hard drive and can boot to it with rEFInd. I'm having two annoying issues though: Ubuntu wont recognize any ...
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How to I get Ubuntu installation to recognize my Mac OS?

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.13. I installed 14.04.2 LTS on a USB and am able to boot into Ubuntu. I left 100 Gb of free space on my 1Tb Apple SSD for Ubuntu. When I go thru ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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No Text Displayed for the Installer while Attempting to Install to MacBook Pro 13" Retina

I'm having issues trying to install Ubuntu side by side with OS X on a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" model with Retina. I have the MacBook12,1 model. When I attempt to run the installer, I see the usual GUI ...
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Black Screen Macbook 10.1

I have a lot of issues with my MBP10.1 and NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 14.04.02LTS. When I install them, i get a black screen after reboot. I tried nomodeset (didn't work) and gfxCardStatus to force use ...
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Clicking sound when playing audio

Before flagging this question as duplicate, this is not a random or periodic clicking sound. It only happens once a sound is played on the speakers for the "first time". "First time" being after a ...
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Awful beep on boot after installing Ubuntu in a Macbook

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 fails to boot in Macbok [closed]

After installing Ubuntu 11.4 in a Macbook 5,2 I get a blinking folder with a question mark at boot. The installation was successful erasing the entire drive, but the computer fails to boot Ubuntu, I ...
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I am missing the 32 bits librarires: libc.so.6

I'm new to linux. I installed ubuntu 14.04 64bit yesterday on my macbook pro 11,3. I don't know what i did wrong but i always get this libc.so.6 error when I try to open steam. I've tried many ...
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i8042 error on MacBook 7,1

I am so new to ubuntu that I haven't even been able to get it to install. I downloaded ubuntu from the main page, burned it to a disk, have it pop up with rEFIt,and get three options: Book ...
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Drivers / setup for Macbook Pro 11,3 webcam and Ubuntu 14.10?

I've not been able to find any documentation on whether or not I should expect to be able to make the webcam work on my Macbook Pro 11,3 with Ubuntu 14.10. Would appreciate guidance.
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 boots, then freezes after 1-2 mins. Mouse pointer still moves

Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on MacBook runnig OS X Mavericks. The Ubuntu installation will boot and seems to behave fine but then after 1-2 minutes it freezes. Note that I can still move the mouse ...
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Why there is no 32bit EFI boot available on current ISOs?

I have an old Macbook 3.1 with a broken disk drive. I was going to throw it to the trash when I found EFIs boot great solution which works from USB pendrive. I was able to install Ubuntu 64bits on ...
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OS X and Ubuntu on a USB-stick

what do you end op with if you follow How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X? will it delete OS X or can i use my Mac (OS X) normally when the usb-stick is not connected?
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi drops MacBook Pro 9,2

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro 9,2 (dual boot with rEFInd) and I'm experiencing constant drops of my WiFi signal. I followed the instructions listed here Installing Broadcom Wireless ...
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Macbook Retina Display Scalling- Web Browsers

I've done the regular scaling from the display settings and the icons and desktop are adequately scaled but the text in the web browsers are still not on the adjusted scale, making everything in the ...
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MacBook Pro 9.2 Ubuntu 14.04 Full Link Quality Wireless Error

Hey guys I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my mac, After being on the wifi for around 5 to 10 mins it randomly shows the signal as being maxed but the internet stops working all together. Here is what it ...
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Install Ubuntu (and windows) to Macbook 2.1 (late 2006)

I have a Macbook 2.1 "late 2006" and for a couple of years I've been using the next (rare) setup of Operating Systems: Partition 1: MAC OS X (Snow Leopard) Partition 2: Windows Vista and Ubuntu by ...
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Macbook 5,1 with Ubuntu 14.04 goes black after waking from Suspend

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook 5,1 and when I close the lid to suspend it for any amount of time my computer just goes black or freezes at the login screen. On the few occasions this hasn't ...
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Download on a MacBook [duplicate]

Currently, I'm taking Introduction to Linux from the Linux Foundation via edX. I need to do my course Labs using a distribution of Linux. I have a 2008 MacBook, which is upgraded to 4GB RAM and a new ...
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Making ubuntu take over windows space on mac

I have a macbook with triple boot OSX, Windows 7,and Ubuntu, which took me 2 weeks to make it work. I boot with the rEFInd and Grub2 boot menus and have now discovered I don't need Windows anymore. ...
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Can I install 8gb of memory to full Macbook 5,1 Ubuntu install?

Seems that 8gb of memory is not stable in original Macbook 5,1 if I'm not running "Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher and have Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03" ...
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Cannot join wireless networks on Ubuntu 14.10. Macbook pro 7.1

I've got an Ubuntu 14.10 live usb I'm fiddling with. At some point in the 12.xx cycle my wifi started getting funky in Ubuntu, and it's never recovered. I've got a mid-2010 Macbook pro (7.1) using ...
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My Macbook has two “Built-In Displays”

I just installed 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 8,2 and I noticed that I have two "Built-In displays". Some applications open on the second display with no way to get to them. If I disable either display, I ...
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How to boot from USB containing full ubuntu installation on a MacBook

I know this question has been answered earlier, but none of the answers were clear enough for a newbie in Ubuntu. So the problem is I have installed Ubuntu on a flash drive, using another flash drive, ...
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Having trouble booting into Ubuntu on macbook air (mid-2012)

so I am extremely new to all this, so please excuse my ignorance:) I have a macbook air (mid 2012) and I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 via usb and I'm having trouble with it all. I've installed ...
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Converting back to Mac OSX [closed]

My friend recently took my early 2007 MacBook and replaced OS X with Ubuntu. I need OS X back. I have the .iso for OS X Lion, now what? Please help, as my knowledge of computers is limited.
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How to boot into Ubuntu from Macbook 3.1

I am trying to install Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a macbook 3.1 and have been unable to get it to boot from either a dvd or a USB stick. It always boots from the HDD into OS X. I have tried holding down the ...
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How to make touchpad settings stick on Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Trusty)

We've installed Trusty on a 2008 MacBook 4,1 as the sole OS for the machine. The install went off without a hitch; however the touchpad was frustrating to use. We were able to correct for this by ...
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Delete Key on Macbook AIr

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on my macbook air 2013 (6,2) and I want to know if it's possible for me to change the behavior of the 'delete' key to that of the backspace key as there is no backspace ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Retina Trusty: suspend and resume doesn't work correctly

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook 13'' (with retina display) successfully. The only problem is that sometimes, when I close and then open the lid on my laptop (I have it set to suspend when ...
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Fix marvel ata bug on macbook air 6.2

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook air 6.2 for a while now and pretty much everything is working as it should. There is one major problem with the marvel ata chipset though. Every once in a ...
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MBP 6.1 compatibility with 14.04 LTS

I installed 14.04 LTS on my MBP 6.1 (early 2010) and everything works flawlessly except for when I let my laptop go to sleep. It wakes up, but when I try to log back in, it just crashed and reboots. ...
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USB Boot Error--Mac

When booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a 16GB USB on a Macbook Pro 13", early 2011, a black screen shows up suggesting that a version 2.x beta is the version running on my machine. I performed a flawless ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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Enabling high-dpi on ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu in a VM (Parallels) on a Macbook Pro here. One of the major issues I still have is to have Ubuntu running properly in high-dpi mode. I have already fiddled with unity-tweak-tool ...
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iLife installation help

I am a 7th grade student doing a documentary for school. My friend recently converted my Early 2007 Macbook with OSX Lion to Ubuntu 14.04. However, I was not aware that I would lose iLife '11. I need ...
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removing grub from old macbook

I got an old macbook from a relative asnd looked at it. It has a no longer supported mac os version and a discontinued windows xp. i installed lubuntu 14.04 to see if it would run faster which it did. ...
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Running ubuntu from USB hard drive in Macosx?

I have a macbook pro, just bought western digital externall 500gb hard drive connects through usb. i want to run ubuntu linux from my usb hard drive, as i have no disk space in my Macbook. Is this ...
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Disk image difficulties for old macbook

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a single boot on a pretty old macbook (circa late 2006). I downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and DD'd it to a flash drive, but my old macbook wouldn't ...
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Reformat/Erase and Install Ubuntu on Old Computer

Okay! I'm completely new to Linux and here's what I want to do. I have MacBook that I use for my daily use that I don't want to change. I also have an old desktop that just sits there. It has windows ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with Ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my Mac and I ...
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Apple macbook air model 1.1 - Lubuntu 14.04 64 bit - wifi Broadcom BCM4321 doesnt work

I was searching on the internet but I didnt find any answer. I have mabook air with wifi card BCM4321. 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev ...
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What is the latest, tested, Ubuntu version which works on a MacBook 1,1 (early 2006)

Which version of Lubuntu can I install on a MacBook 1,1 (early 2006, Intel Dual Core with 2 GB of RAM)? Or should I go for an earlier Ubuntu, or Kubuntu? I would prefer an older version than the ...
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how to partition totally to 14.04 after breaking original OSX

I have a MacBook 2,1 and must have messed up somewhere in the partitioning, because now I can't run the original OSX 10.6, which just gives me an error when I try to boot OSX from rEFIt. I can run ...
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Trackpad randomly dies

My Macbook's trackpad will randomly stop working (frequency seems to be every couple weeks) and the only way I've found to fix it is to reboot. I'd file a bug report, but I'm not sure what component ...
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Remove Mac OS X entirely and install Ubuntu

I already formatted my hard drive in my Macbook Air and installed Ubuntu. However, after installing it doesn't seem to boot. What am I missing? I created two partitions, 250GB each.
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Create Yosemite usb/dvd installer on ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu on my Macbook and I did a mistake while installing so my hard drive is formatted. Now the OSX is gone. I just downloaded Yosemite.dmg and I want to create a usb/dvd installer ...