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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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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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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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 /usr/lib/x86_64-...
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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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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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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 now-...
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update ubuntu 10.10 - 32bit on macbook [duplicate]

help, it keeps saying "failed to fetch" fetching the upgrade failed. There may be a network problem" but i am connected to the internet with lan.
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my macbook pro will not let me have ubuntu…please help!

I have acquired a 2009 macbook pro 15 at a great price, but I can't seem to figure it out in order to get ubuntu as my only os. I first placed my boot disc I have always used and it would not run. ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on mac now I want to go back to osx [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 to my MacBook Pro and now I want to return to OS X but I deleted it while I was Installing ubuntu. And I am not a great tech guru either so can someone help me in the easiest ...
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Help on Installing Ubuntu on a Late 2008 MacBook with No Operating System and a Broken Disk Drive?

I have a MacBook 4,1 (Late 2008) that I accidently formatted and now has no OS; whenever I boot after a period of time I get a flashing folder icon with a question mark. The Mac also has a broken disk ...
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Halo Combat Evolved Rendering Issue

I'm trying to run Halo Combat Evolved on my macbook pro running ubuntu using playon linux. It's successfully installed and it plays but the screen is rendered unusably with the a mirror image running ...
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Cannot get wifi working on macbook pro retina

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro Retina, but am having trouble getting the wifi working. I followed the steps posted at Setup problems ubuntu 14.04 wifi on macbookpro 13.3 w/ retina (dual ...
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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 EFI\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" (http://www.everymac.com/systems/...
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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 ...