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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Weird sound problems after upgrading to 13.10 (macbook)

I have been having a very weird problem with my sound lately: 1)My sound is extremely disorted with relativly loud noises, tested with several headphones. 2) After a while, wiered noises start ...
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How to remove gnu grub command line at start up of mac

i'm a noobie with Ubuntu.So i was trying to install Ubuntu in a partition of my HD in my macbook through a USB flash drive and something went wrong in the end of the installation(i got a black screen ...
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Mac OSX update broke booting Ubuntu

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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How to get my Macbook 2008 Trackpad working?

My Macbook 2008 Trackpad won't work under Ubuntu 12.04. It happened 2 min after I had logged in, the mouse stopped working. What can I do?
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Ubuntu on MacBook Air Mid-2013 [duplicate]

I need to install Ubuntu on my new MBA for purposes of a CS class I will be taking soon. I have to use emacs for coding things we learn in my class. • How to I download Ubuntu? • Can I download ...
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What keyboard layout does my MacBook 7.1 have?

I have a weird keyboard I guess What layout is it? I can't find it in Ubuntu's keyboard layout setings.
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How do I disable a Nvidia 9600GT on MacBookPro 5.1?

i finally put up a Dual Boot with Ubuntu and Lion on my old MacBookPro 5.1 As reported in many cases the discrete graphics card is turned on all the time consuming a lot of power and thus heating up ...
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network connection problem with wicd on macbook pro 7.1

I installed minimal ubuntu with xfce on macbook pro 7.1 . I installed wicd. When the computer boot, it asks for password, when I enter the password, it says: "Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus ...
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What is the difference between ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso?

My current assumption is that the mac version has drivers particular to the mac ecosystem? Does that mean that I can't create a live system with the non mac iso to boot my mac over USB?
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Black screen macbook pro 7.1 / Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 installed ok on my macbook pro 7.1. By default it was using the opensource video driver which just about worked (I could log into unity), but froze after about 5 minutes of use each ...
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How do I prevent being kicked back to the login screen every time?

Just finished upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. Everything works fine. After the installations, I restart to finish the installations. In the log in screen, I put my password and then it goes back ...
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Boot to USB HD with Linux on a Macbook

So I have a Macbook, and it's dual-booted....I almost never use MacOS, and I like Windows, but Rails is close to impossible to install on it, and so far my experience with it on OSX hasn't been that ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can't open software & updates / software sources

I am using MacBook Air Mid 2012 running Single OS which is Ubuntu (Raring Ringtail). Its been a month I'm using Ubuntu and everything works fine, recently i can't open software & updates, when i ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and MacBook 4,1 wireless problem; NO wired connection

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 to dual boot with OS X Lion on my MacBook 4,1 (early 2008). Wireless doesn't work. Ubuntu knows--get the Broadcom driver, right? Sure, but the problem is I'm tethered to ...
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What ubuntu should I download for a macbook air 2011? [closed]

I found out that I need to download the 64bit. But what version should I download. 12.04 or 13.04. Thanks!
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swapped an xubuntu hard drive into a macbook. Works fine aside from no wireless?

(backstory, may or may not be helpful) So I'm trying to get at least one of my laptops to work correctly. My current hard drive was having issues in my cf-29 toughbook, I believe due to heat ...
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Touchpad and parts of keyboard frozen after boot on Macbook

I'm experiencing an issue where, after booting a MacBookAir4-2 (Ubuntu 13.04), the touchpad won't work. Furthermore, the better part of the keyboard doesn't work either. External USB keyboards and ...
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Might anybody have some advice on installing the proprietary NVIDIA Drivers on a Macbook 4,1 with a Geforce 8600M GT?

I've been tearing my hair out trying to get the proprietary NVIDIA drivers to work with my Macbook Pro 4,1. I've installed 12.04, upgraded to 12.10 and 13.04. I've tried using the GUI installer, ...
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What version of Ubuntu for MacBook Pro (Intel)?

first-time poster, fairly long-time Ubuntu user, zero Mac experience. Trying to help a friend select a version of Ubuntu for her MacBook Pro (Intel Core2 Duo 2.53GHz chip). Having a tough time ...
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Installing 13.4 on macbook dualboot: grub bootloader installation failed

Previously I had Ubuntu 12.4 running as second OS on a second boot partition, installed with bootcamp (no rEFIt). Now I tried to install Ubuntu 13.4 (amd64) from USB but it failed to install Grub ...
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Macbook pro 5,5 dvd drive is busted, lubuntu bootable USB key doesn't show in alt boot menu

I followed this http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx using a lubuntu 13.04 image amd64-mac (there are 3 versions, ppc, 64bit pc, 64bit mac). I'm not sure wether my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Macbook pro 8,2 bcm4331. Cannot detect wireless networks

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my macbook pro 8,2 and my wireless card is bcm4331. I tried many things and it worked for a while actually. However, now it is not working again. It is enabled, but no ...
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Installing nVidia driver on 13.04 64bit Macbook pro 7,1

I've just installed 13.04 64bit on my Macbook pro 7,1 (using the whole disk instead of dual boot). But after installing the nVidia driver my notebook just failed to boot. Is there any workaround for ...
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Ubuntu showing multiple batteries on MacbookPro

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on Macbook Pro and got that problem. It show 2 battery icons, one charged and other with 25% (it doesn't change). I think isn't a big deal, but one day I just suspend the PC ...
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Connecting 2006 Macbook to external display using displayport to HDMI cable

Doesn't do anything. Anyone knows which codecs to download to get things working ? Would be enormously appreciated ! Running Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook (bought august 2006) Is it at all possible ?
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How can I install Ubuntu on an old MacBook without a CD or USB drive?

I have an old MacBook 1,1 here and want to install Ubuntu on it. However the disk reader is broken. This leaves me with a bootable USB, however this is not recognized when I boot with EFI (if that ...
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How to set up WiFi connection on a MacBook (early 2008)/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The system works OK but I can't get a wireless Internet connection. So far, I can only get a wired connection (about 50 cm from the modem). I went through various ...
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Unable to connect to wifi, 12.04 macbook pro

Just intalled ubuntu 12.04 on my macbook pro. Tried installing additional drivers to be able to use my wifi card. It says the activation failed and to check /var/log/jockey.log I went here to try and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wifi issues Macbook 7,1

Ok, so I have a Macbook Pro 7,1 (mid 2010) installed. I installed it a few months back and had A LOT of problems trying to get the wireless to work. After much searching I found a solution, I believe ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on MacBook Air (Mid 2012) [HELP]

Yesterday I've decided to try Ubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook Air, within a day i really love and enjoy it! So, I followed every step by step instructions on the Internet. Installation process run just ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, odd whining/humming coming from left side of MBP (2,2)

I have been searching for a similar issue to mine, but unfortunately haven't found anything. Anyhow, this week I installed 12.04 on my 2006 MBP (2,2). Pretty much everything seems to work OK, but ...
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Macbook Flashing Folder

I tried to instal Ubuntu on an external drive using my macbook. I didn't follow any guides or anything. Now not only does my computer not recognize the external drive to boot from it, it won't ...
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Is there a better alternative to bcmwl-kernel-source for Macbook Airs?

I am running 13.04 on an 11-inch mid-2011 Air, and I'm having problems with my wireless card (a Broadcom BCM43224). The driver from bcmwl-kernel-source is selected in Additional Drivers, and, while my ...
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Looking for an Ubuntu laptop with awesome trackpad

I've been using a macbook air for the last few years, but have always held a soft spot in my heart for Ubuntu. I have installed 13.04 on my mac but it just doesn't feel right. Ive wanted to buy a ...
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Apple Keyboard / Trackpad using too much power?

If I open powertop my keyboard / trackpad seems to be using 10+ watts of power at 100% usage at all times. I feel like this may be a bit excessive. Is it normal for the keyboard / trackpad on my ...
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Is my ISP throttling Ubuntu?

today I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook Air. I noticed that the internet speed (as well as torrent, direct download and wget speed) is no more than 50kb/s... I have another PC in the house ...
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Lubuntu Dual-Boot on a MacBook?

Is it possible to Dual-Boot Lubuntu on a MacBook? If so how would I do it? I have not tried as yet as I wanted to know the proper way to do such thing.
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Why is the wireless on my 2008 Macbook no longer working after upgrading to 12.04?

I know this question has been raised a number of times in this forum, but after searching for a solution for nearly 3 hours, I am at my limit. I own a Macbook from 2008 (not a Macbook pro). I was on ...
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HELP! Install Ubuntu on late 2006 Macbook Without CD

I have been trying for 14+ hours to install ubuntu linux on my late 2006 macbook. My macbook has functional usb drives, but the optical drive is bad. I have tried all kinds of "how-to" guides ...
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2008 MacBook WiFi doesn't work with Ubuntu 13.04

I had Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard installed on my MacBook. It was getting slow, so I backed it up and installed Ubuntu 13.04. But now my WiFi doesn't work.
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Install Ubuntu on Mac

I did look around (including other websites) and couldn't find any solutions to my issue installing ubuntu 12.04 on my macbook pro (mid 2010). Basically I had my macbook and decided it was getting ...
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Which Ubuntu version should I install in a Macbook mid 2009, is going up to the latest version okay?

I have a Macbook mid 2009 and I wish to install Ubuntu in it, just want to make sure which version is good to go in it.
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rEFInd showing multiple ubuntu after update

I use rEFInd to boot ubuntu from a Macbook Pro. Ubuntu asked me to update (not upgrade), and I did. When I restarted, rEFInd was showing two entries for ubuntu (Boot boot\vmlinuz-0.2.7 vs. 0.1.9 for ...
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Trying to Triple Boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my MBP 7,1!

I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to triple boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 13.04 with little to no avail. I used a DVD I've burned to install Ubuntu and a genuine Windows 7 CD. I've ...
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13.04 on Macbook Air 2011 - Ran update and now boots into osx recovery

Recently I wiped OS X completely from my Macbook Air and installed Ubuntu 13.04 alone. This worked great because it even booted automatically into Ubuntu without needing to hold any keys. Today, I ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.04 on Macbook 17"

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 13.04 on a 17" macbook pro and running into some issues that I believe are related to the video card (Radeon HD 6700M). The steps took are: I download the 13.04 ...
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Help: Stuck at the installation loading screen (MAC)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my mbp (late 2009 model). I have followed the instructions from this link. It went smooth until I got stuck at this screen.
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two finger scroll issues: erratic selecting and app switching -Macbook pro 8,1

I've got ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook pro 8,1 I'm having issues with two fingered scrolling, 1: I can't select multiple items from a long list, because when I touch my fingers on the pad to scroll ...
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Pointing Devices, syndaemon, touchpad sensibility (Macbook Pro)

I have troubles understanding how my Ubuntu 13.04 is handling the touchpad of my Macbook Pro. Very annoying because I really can't work with the unit as the touchpad keeps being very "touchy", a ...
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Is Mactel PPA good stuff for Macbook Pro 5,3 with Ubuntu 13.04?

The Mactel repository proposes some extra packages in order to run Ubuntu on Macbook computers. Mine is a Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009) running Ubuntu 13.04. The wiki page about the Mactel support seems to ...