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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Ubuntu server installation in a MacBook

I have a relatively old MacBook that I would like to recycle as a Ubuntu Linux Server. However the laptop has only a partially working keyboard (not all the keys, and notably, but not only, the left ...
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MacBook Mid 2008 use both CPU cores/Deactivate nolapic

I'm quite new to this community so bare with me if I happen to do anything wrong. I've got a problem with my MacBook 5,2 (mid 2008) running Ubuntu 13.10. It detects only one core, though the System ...
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External USB 3 HDD not recognized after new install

I have a MacBook Pro (2013) with lots of Ram and used an install DVD to perform a clean install on a Toshiba 1 TB USB 3 portable HDD (hereafter called THDD) The install of Ubuntu 12, downloaded just ...
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GUI will not boot without recovery mode

I've run into this problem several times before. It seems to happen after an update. I'm using rEFInd on a MacBook pro to start ubuntu. If I boot Ubuntu, it seems to go through all of the normal ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work on my mac, what can I do?

i need some help with a macbook. Well, some months ago I have installed ubuntu and kali linux, on a HD external, and it works good on my macbook thanks to refit. Today I have installed refit, in my ...
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Suspend/Hibernate broken on Macbook Pro 10.1 retina with Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro 10.1 with Retina display using this tutorial. Then I upgraded to 13.10. Everything works great and I really enjoy Ubuntu except for one issue. Whenever I ...
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Install an EFI from Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro

I'm going to describe my problem in full, and then ask the question for the solution that I think I've come up with. If someone has a better different way to do this, that would be much appreciated as ...
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Disable Touchpad While Click Held Down

I am having a specific issue with my MacBook Trackpad. I have configured my settings almost perfect, except for one issue: I would like to disable my touchpad WHILE I am clicking. When it is not ...
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Install ubuntu on macbook pro 11,2 with retina display

How can I install ubuntu on macbook pro 11,2 (late 2013) with retina display. Have searched on other forums but did not get answers. Preferred would be Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC ...
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How to instal Ubuntu on a macbook after HD upgrade?

I recently upgraded my hard drive to 1TB in my macbook (Model no A1342), after the upgrade my macbook turned on to a flashing folder with a question mark on it. I did some research online on this ...
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Are there others methods to uninstall linux on mac?

So I am trying to delete my ubuntu linux partition on my macbook because I dont want it there anymore. Yes, I know i can do it using my LIVE USB/CD but I am tired of trying to do that because my ...
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Create Access Point on Ubuntu 13.10 (Macbook Pro 5,5)

I was wondering how to create a Wireless network with my Macbook (5,5, 2009) using Ubuntu (13.10). I got that tutorial, that use ap-hotspot: ...
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I want to uninstall ubuntu but my mac reads my Live USB as if it was the linux partition not the installer?

So I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu Linux from my mac. I am trying to use the Live USB to go into the gparted app to delete the linux partitions. Although, something strange is happening. When my ...
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Bootable USB for MacBook, bs numerical error

been trying a few ways to create a bootable Live USB thumb drive, all ok until final step. I get this error "dd: bs: illegal numeric value" I tried adding an upper case "M" as directed, this made no ...
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Attempting to Install ath9k from compat-wireless broke networking and sudo (Ubuntu 13.10 Macbook Pro 4.1)

I'm having an issue with my system when I tried to install ath9k from the compat-wireless (downloaded 3x I believe). I rebooted after it installed and I cannot connect to wifi or Ethernet, and sudo in ...
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Macbook Pro 11,2 - no sound with Ubuntu 13.10

The sound hardware works. I get the ding during boot up and if I boot to Mac OS, sound works. When I boot to Ubuntu 13.10, most everything works except there's no sound. The headphone jack-light ...
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I can run ubuntu from my USB thumbdrive but I'm not sure it's INSTALLED on my thumbdrive [duplicate]

I just followed directions on how to get ubuntu onto a USB thumbdrive using OSX. I can restart my macbook air and hold down the alt/option key and boot into Ubuntu fine.. BUT.. Ubuntu says it want's ...
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Cant get Wifi working on my Mid/Late 2010 Macbook

I installed a fresh Ubutnu 13.10 on my mid/late 2010 Macbook (bought in November 2010) When I search the web, it says that you should just install Additional Drivers. Well, I did that, and ubuntu ...
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Unable to remove/uninstall Ubuntu from a MacBook

I recently received an old MacBook from my brother. He had installed some version of Ubuntu on it. I haven't been able to use it since it's completely foreign to me. Therefore, I decided to uninstall ...
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Broadcom 4331 card stop works with “Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED”

At startup, wireless card works perfectly, but after some time, it stops work and starts work again only after reboot: dmesg: [ 225.648978] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED [ ...
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Touchpad with minimum functionality on macbook (13.10)

I'm having issues on a retina macbook retina. This is a re-install, I've had better functionality before: only two finger scrolling works, no other additional features. I can't right click. I'd like ...
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macbook pro retina refit problem after Mavericks update

I have a problem that others do seem to have had, but have had not success following their suggestions. Updating to the Mavericks added another partition which put refit/grub out of sync and dumps me ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu boot screen

I recently download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto my Macbook Pro 5-5. Everything worked seamlessly, save for the brightness control. I couldn't change the screen brightness from the hardware buttons, nor from ...
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Wiped out OSX (Mac Air), to install Ubuntu 13.10 which doesn't boot

What are my options? I tried to do a OSX recovery, but now the macbook air can't pick up my wireless (but wireless is definitely working). At this point, I'd be happy with either Ubuntu, OSX, or any ...
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Enable wifi firmware on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro 8,1, but my wireless driver says that the firmware is missing, I've tried with many methods on the internet but I haven't found anything, so, what do I have to ...
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Single Boot Macbook 6,1 12.04.3 LTS Post Install Questions

I'm not quite sure how to check if my fans are running right. 2.I've installed the mactel ppa, but I'm not sure if I've installed everything right. My graphics card is not recognized under details ...
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install ubuntu from USB on macbook

I'm trying to install ubuntu on an old macbook (2008 model) and have followed the instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx. This however when I insert this ...
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How do I enable OSX-like three-finger swipes in 11.10 and 12.04?

In MacOSX the default settings is to move back/forward a page in Firefox when I do a three-finger swipe left/right. In Unity, three-finger-swipes invokes window movement. How can I configure ...
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Make bootable Win8 USB on and for Ubuntu MacBook

(Some time ago, I bought a new HDD for my MacBook 2,1. I put it in and installed Ubuntu on it, using a CD. Everything went fine, didn't have to setup any special Apple stuff, didn't need to bless my ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Retina (10,2): Keyboard and Touchpad don't work correcltly

I'm dealing with Ubuntu since about 5 years and installed it on several laptops. Now I'm stuck when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 on a brand new Macbook Pro 13" Retina (10,2). I sucessfully can ...
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How do I maximize the sound volume on a Macbook Pro in GNOME Shell? [closed]

How do you maximize sound volume in Gnome Shell under Ubuntu 11.10? I have a Macbook, and my sound and volume keys generally work, but even if I use the volume keys to set volume to 100%, the sound ...
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How do I use multi-touch gestures on a MacBook Air? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Air (13" mid 2011) and it works lovely! Are there any news or possibilites to use multi-touch gestures? But to now I am using the system out of the box. One and ...
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Make bootable USB/DVD from Mac for PC installation

i've downloaded the last 64 bit version of ubuntu on my macbook pro. Now i want to create a bootable usb/dvd for install ubuntu on my pc, but i'm on a mac. My pc is formatted, so i can't use it. ...
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“Try Ubuntu without installing” results in graphical artifacts on MacBook

I am trying to bless my MacBookPro 5,3 (Unibody/Core2Duo/Nvidia 9400M+Nvidia 9600M GT) with Ubuntu 12.04 (already got rEFIt running), but every time I select Try Ubuntu without installing, it will ...
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How to disable IR receiver on MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2 and I need to disable the IR receiver because my kids use the Apple TV and its remote messes with my computer. I have Ubuntu 13.10 dual booted.
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Trouble with UFI Boot on Macbook Pro Retina (late 2013)

I used the following tutorial to set up Ubuntu 12.04 as dual boot on the Macbook Pro Retina (late 2013): I did followed this article It sets up Ubuntu as dual boot with EFI Boot only (without Grub). ...
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Macbook Pro late 2011 screen brightness issue

The keys to set the screen brightness work properly but everytime I reboot, the screen brightness is reverted to 100%, which is very annoying. I've already tried to add the following lines to ...
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Dual boot on mac with osx system drive encrypted by file vault?

I have macbook pro and the system drive is encrypted by filevault. I would like to cut a chunk from that system drive for Ubuntu. How should I proceed? Does encryption need to be removed first and ...
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Right Click on Macbook 7.1 (Ubuntu 12.10)?

There's two things I love: Ubuntu and my Macbook. Unfortunately the right click (= click with two fingers) is just a real pain. Is there a way to have my right click in the right bottom corner of my ...
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How boot to terminal Ubuntu 12.04 MacbookPro

I tried to boot into terminal with ctrl+alt+t in my ubuntu 12.04 mbp, but it always boot into GUI. How can I fix this ?
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Most current version of Ubuntu I can run on a Core 2 Duo Macbook pro 7,1?

Sorry if this has been asked a million times. I've tried searching but am not having any luck. I just installed 10.10 on my MBP 7,1 without issue. However I would like to run a current and ...
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How to boot live from a DVD when my Macbook's optical drive doesn't work?

I've successfully burned a Ubuntu boot DVD from OS X (Snow Leopard) on my Macbook Pro. The problem is, the built in optical drive kicked the bucket a few years ago and I've been using an external ...
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ubuntu 12.04 on macbook pro 9,1. Wireless internet disconnects intermittently

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my mac. The wireless driver is showing an erratic behavior and disconnects every now and then. Please help! lspci -nn; dmesg|tail 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ...
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Fan speed and heating problem on macbook pro 9,2 running Ubuntu 13.04

I used to run Ubuntu 12.04 with Vmware on my macbook pro 13 inch (9,2). Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.04 with dual boot with rEFit. I started facing over heating problem while running Ubuntu even on ...
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Should I download the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a 13" Macbook Pro 2010. Should I download the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of Ubuntu?
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Can't connect to or search Wi-Fi

I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu; I think it was 13 or something. Anyway, I got it running, and now I've been trying to connect to my Wi-Fi AP. No matter where I go I don't see an option ...
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All networks are hidden for me

I've been setting up my Ubuntu (on a Macbook Pro, 64 bit), and I've run into a bit of a snag with wireless. The first time I started up Ubuntu, the first thing I did was connect to my router via ...
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Proprietary NVidia drivers with EFI on Mac, to prevent overheating

I have a dual-boot Mac OS X 10.8 and Kubuntu 12.10 64x on my white MacBook from mid-2010 installed. (Model identifier: MacBook7,1 . I have upgraded my RAM from 2GB to 8GB, if that matters.) I have ...
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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 ...