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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MacBook Air (3,2) odd Behavior when starting

So I partitioned my drive and installed ubuntu 14.04 on my mac. I went in ubuntu to install some proprietary drivers. Restarted my computer and this is what happened: Started normally Login ...
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Blank screen booting Ubuntu 14.04 iso on 2011 Macbook Pro 17"

Macbook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) I've tried booting from the official Ubuntu-14.04 desktop iso, and I can get to the grub menu, however choosing either "try ubuntu" or "install ubuntu" results in a ...
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Bless doesn't fix white boot screen boot delay for single-boot Xubuntu 14.04 on Macbook 4,1

I still have a 30-second delay on the white boot-up screen before Xubuntu loads after trying various combinations of bless --device as recommended here: ...
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14.04 - Can't connect to internet Macbook Pro Retina 2013

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition on my Macbook Pro (2013) and I can't figure out how to connect to the internet. I've read everything I can find and nothing is working. I have it wired ...
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Best Compatibility {ThinkPad Vs. MacBook} [closed]

I am a fun of Ubuntu and Lenovo. So far I have used Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS in many different machines including Lenovo G570 and Thinkpad T430. Now, I am about to buy a new laptop. My ...
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14.04 (installed in MacBook Air) doesn't detect second monitor

I have 14.04 installed in a Macbook Air 2011 OS X Mavericks. In Ubuntu the "Displays" window does not detect a second monitor Flatron L1953S (which otherwise works OK in the OS X). In that Ubuntu's ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Xubuntu on a Macbook 11,1

I have a 13" Retina Macbook Pro (11,1) and I'm trying to figure out a dual boot setup with Windows 8.1 and Xubuntu (OSX is the only OS I don't need lol). I have Windows 8.1 running, and when I go ...
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How to install Ubuntu as the single OS on a MacBook?

How do I install Ubuntu as the only OS on a MacBook? That is, I'd like to completely remove Mac OS X and install Ubuntu. I've tried dual-booting, but I've had so much trouble that I prefer to have ...
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New install of 14.04 LTS on Macbook Pro (triple boot) won't boot after install

I got my Macbook Pro 2009 to successfully dual boot to Windows 7 and Yosemite. I installed Mint and it wouldn't boot so then I tried Ubuntu LTS. When I boot up and select Ubuntu in Refind, it hangs ...
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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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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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Simple way to connect MacBook Pro laptop to an external display in Ubuntu 12.04

I would like to know a simple way to connect a MacBook Pro laptop to an external VGA LCD display in Ubuntu 12.04, using the machine's mini display-port and a mini display-port to VGA adapter. I've ...
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Brightness buttons on Macbook Pro 7.1

I'm following the steps here. The website says to set the driver to NVIDIA binary Xorg driver and nvidia-current (not nvidia-current-updates), but I don't see that option. I set the driver to ...
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Missing partitions MacBook (2006)

My friend came over recently, with a corrupted MacBook (2006). He doesn't have the Snow Leopard DVD. I've live booted Ubuntu 8.04 (None newer than that worked) and seems to be working OK. The only ...
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Downloading files from Ubuntu 1 to mac

I have tried to download my files from Ubuntu-one to my macbook but it doesn't work. I downloaded the u1-Downloader and called up directions for use on mac. Below is what comes up in my terminal ...
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Removing fallback efi from refind

I've installed the latest refind to manage a ssd partitioned with OSX and Ubuntu. This has been working great and has been set up exactly how I wanted it until a recent dist-upgrade. For some reason ...
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Strange wifi issue (incorrectly maxed-out signal strength), Ubuntu 14.04, Macbook Pro Late 2013

OK, so currently I'm having some issues with my wifi -- it sporatically stops working and reports my wifi strength is 100% (-3dBm+, which is obviously incorrect). It worked just fine back in 13.10. I ...
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Macbook Air 2013 won't wake after opening lid 14.04

I've got a 13" mid-2013 MacBook Air, and I'm dual booting OSx and Xubuntu. Everything seems to be working relatively well except waking the laptop by opening the lid. The screen lights up to the login ...
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Can't load GRUB menu on MacBook 1,1

I have a first-generation MacBook that I had turned into a single boot Ubuntu (13.04) machine sometime last year. I pulled it out for the first time in a while, and found I had forgotten the password. ...
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ubuntu in virtual box in a macbook pro crashed during installation

I have a mac book pro and I need to test ubuntu under virtual machine. I have downloaded both xubuntu 13.10 64bit both ubuntu 12.04 64bit I have downloaded Virtual box, created a new machine (with ...
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Cursor only moving horizontally on a macbook 6.2 with Ubuntu 12.04

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook pro 6.2, the touchpad and external USB mouse worked perfectly. After restarting the system, I can't get either touchpad or external USB mouse to work. ...
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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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Xmonad keyboard not working (Macbook pro)

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (11,1) and it all worked swimmingly. Then I tried installing Xmonad, selected it once from my lightdm manager and now it loads by default. (The ...
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Macbook 3.1 “@” sign would not work

Well i've been working on my keyboard, and have been able to fix the 'fn' key. But the '@' is a pain in the ... to set. I'm Belgium so i have a Azerty, and at the moment the '@' key gives me a ...
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Make a portable Ubuntu on a USB stick (bootable on Macbook/iMac)

I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (early 2011 model). My goal is to have Ubuntu installed onto a USB stick what I can plug into any Macbook / iMac (also potentially any pc) and use Ubuntu anywhere. Here is ...
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Make a USB in Ubuntu to boot a Macbook Air [duplicate]

The title pretty much covers it all, but I want to create a USB drive with Ubuntu on it to boot a Macbook Air. My computer has Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and that's it. How do I do it ?
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Kubuntu 14.04 freezing on MacBook Pro 6,2, not booting ldm

I've reinstalled Kubuntu 14.04 multiple times to fix this, but it has not fixed this problem. I have a MacBook Pro 2010 15 inch with NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB GPU. Basically, this is what happens ...
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Card reader draining power on MacBook running 14.04

I'm using 14.04 on a MacBook Air 5,2 (mid 2012, 13"). I just recently noticed powertop listing the built-in card reader to drain massive amounts of power: Power est. Usage Device name 6.68 W ...
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Will Ubuntu degrade my macbook pro battery?

I used Ubuntu on my previous laptops and it was very common that after I use Ubuntu on my laptop the battery almost always degraded. The batteries on my old laptops were LiON.
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Macbook 8.1 overheating

I have a macbook 8.1 with ubuntu 12.04 installed. But my cpu is getting very hot. On Mac my CPU is 50-60°C warm. But on ubuntu my mac is getting very hot and is by about 60°C but with min 3000rpm ...
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ubuntu-gnome on mac

I would like to install ubuntu-gnome 13.04 which was released today on my macbook pro. However, unfortunately this version of ubuntu does not have and amd64+mac image. Should I just install the ...
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MacBook Pro Temperature Issues (tlp and cpufreq used)

I recently installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro, and I have noticed some overheating issues. Specifically, I used indicator-sensors and psensors to monitor the temperature, and the average ...
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How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro?

I have scoured the web, and I can't seem to get Xmodmap / anything to work properly. I want to swap BOTH my Command keys with my Control key - in essence, inverting what they do currently. How would ...
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Make alsamixer changes permanent

I have installed ubuntu GNOME 14.04 in my macbook Pro 13" mid 2012, and something is wrong with the headphones jack, a red led is on and it just can be turned off with the alsamixer command and muting ...
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How to set automatic brightness in macbook pro?

I have just installes ubuntu 14.04 in my macbook pro, and I already configure all but the keyboard and screen brightness. In OS X, the brightness is controled automatically, I want to know if this is ...
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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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Cannot boot from SD card/flash drive on Macbook Pro 13" - boot fails after purple screen

It's my first time using Ubuntu and I have run into some problems. I have a 16GB USB Flash drive and 16GB SDHC Card. I would prefer to use the SD card but either will do just fine if it helps with ...
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Do Nvidia's drivers work in 12.10 on a MacBook Pro?

UPDATE: Since this question has got many views, I just want to add that from Ubuntu 13.04 onwards, proprietary drivers installed perfectly on my MacBook. Versions of Ubuntu prior to 13.04 will have ...
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Ubuntu & Mac OSX (install Ubuntu Touch to tablet, from Mac platform)

I know this has probably been asked many times over but here goes: I have a MacBook Pro 15" and an Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. I want to install Ubuntu (Touch) onto the Nexus but I don't have Ubuntu on my ...
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“this is not a bootable disc…” when installing on a Macbook Air 13 6,2 with usb

Goal: Single boot Ubuntu with no Mac Os X installed. For dual booting there is no problem - use refind. I tried the following iso's (all x64): 12. 10/13. 10/14. 04 and the corresponding Mac versions ...
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macbook air wireless NIC drivers installed, not finding networks [duplicate]

I will keep this intro short and mostly just post terminal output. Just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on original MacBook Air alongside OS X using rEFInd. Lubuntu boots properly, but I cannot connect to ...
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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after cleaning NVRAM on a mid-2009 Macbook Pro

I have a macbook Pro mid 2009, with three partitions : OSX 10.8.5, Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7. EFI and GRUB are here, first EFI boots with offering the choice of the three systems then, if Linux or ...
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Will the (non-Mac) Xubuntu installation DVDs boot on Intel Macs?

In the context of the Ubuntu (not Xubuntu) installation DVDs, it's been stated repeatedly that the developers couldn't create one DVD that would boot on both Intel Mac and non-Mac systems. On the ...
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MacBook Air - with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit wireless card is not recognized, mouse pad do not work properly

Bought brand new Macbook Air and then installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit successfully but major hardwares are not compatible such as WiFi card and mouse pad is not working smoothly like in OSX it does. How ...
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Macbook Air - with Ubuntu 14.04 how can i take print screen, page up/down cause there is no keyboard button

MacBook Air - Running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Linux s 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux A) How to fix the keyboard keys which are not available ...
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Wireless Driver for Ubuntu 14.04 2012 macbook pro 13.3 (unibody)

Yesterday, I finally was able to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 macbook pro 13.3in (NON-retina). I'm very new to this and I'm not sure how to get the wireless driver. I've already gone through a ...
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Trying to install 13.04 or 12.04 or 12.10 on macbook pro 2010 with 17" display

I had no problems with the installation, following the instructions on the wiki. Afterwards I got a huge problem though. I am currently seeking advice how to proceed. I get the background color of ...
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Have to press Fn+Alt+Volume up/down keyboard shortcut after upgrade to 14.04

My Fn+Volume up/down key on a MacBook Pro late 2011 used to be functional as usual in Ubuntu 13.10. After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I have to press the Fn+Alt+Volume up/down keyboard combination to ...
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How can I use two-finger swipe to switch windows?

I'd basically like the Alt+Tab combination to be performed whenever I swipe with two fingers left or right. I saw similar functionality in a Mac OS X and I think it might be useful =) TouchEgg wiki, ...
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How to get MacBook Air 6.2 webcam to work in Ubuntu 13.10

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Air 6.2 and I am wondering if there is anyone that has got the new webcam in MacBook Air 6.2 to work? It seems like Apple has changed a lot since the last MacBook ...