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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso and ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso? [duplicate]

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Suspend not working properly on MacBook Pro Retina (10.1)

I am admittedly a newbie user. I have recently got an Ubuntu 13.04 install working on my rMBP (as you can infer from the title) and noticed that suspend doesn't work. The system shuts down properly, ...
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How to install Mac OS theme on Ubuntu 12.10?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. As I was inspired by mac OS theme, I want to install that theme in my PC. Can you suggest me the way to install it in my PC?
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 with only one partition: can I add a /home partition now?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro (5,3 edition, 2009, SATA hard drive, 320 Gbytes). I used the automatic partition. Now I'd like to put my /HOME on a new partition so that, if I ever ...
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Macbook iSight not working

I've tried to get my iSight camera working but for some reason don't know what's wrong. I've followed the instructions on both: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleiSight and ...
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Triple booting on a MacBook Pro

I am trying to triple-boot a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. However, after attempting to install rEFit (the boot screen never appears), I booted directly onto my Ubuntu ...
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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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Operating system not found after live DVD instalation

I Tried to install 13.04 from a live DVD after failing repeatedly to create a bootable usb. It says it installs and tells me to reboot but when I do refind can't find any bootable partitions. I ...