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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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 ...
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Can't get 32 bit Ubuntu to boot on a macbook

I have tried 12.04 and 13.04 and neither one creates a bootable disk. I already have 64 bit Ubuntu but need 32 bit for a specific program that I need to run. I have tried Startup Disk Creator on ...
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How do I disable the touchpad while typing on Macbook?

I have a Macbook Pro 5.5 and I can't disable the touchpad while I'm typing. I have tried downloading gsynaptics manager or something like that, but still no dice! This is driving me up the wall, ...
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ACPI and Macbook Pro 5,3 Ubuntu 13.04

Found out that I can't use ACPI on my Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009) with Ubuntu 13.04. I tested it with the 3.6.x and 3.8.x kernels, and with nVidia drivers 310 ("tested" driver in "Additional driver") and ...
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How to invert Ctrl and Cmd on a Macbook Pro keyboard?

using Mac computers for few years, I got accustomed of using the Cmd key on the keyboard as a standard Ctrl key. With Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009), the Cmd is used for Unity controls, ...
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Dual boot MacBook with Ubuntu 13.04, 32-bit

Please how can I dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 on my MacBook running Mac OS X 10.5.8 with the following specs: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook5,2 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo ...
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Suspend doesn't work on dual boot ubuntu 13.04 and Mac OS X

I have dual booted by MacBook Pro Retina Display with Ubuntu 13.04, using EFI boot manager rEFInd. It works great, except for the suspend function which is broken in both Mac OS and Ubuntu. If I click ...
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How to get sound on macbook pro 4,1

I have just installed Xubuntu 12.04.2. My soundcard is detected: thomas@thomas-pc:~$ sudo aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** Home directory /home/thomas not ours. card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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693Mb listing of ubuntu 12.04 downloas to 726MB?

I just downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 for mac, the download said 693MB. Great, that will fit on a CD. Downloaded it, and it is 726MB? what? I have a macbook a1181 with no os, and only cds to work with. What ...
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MacBookPro9,1 overheats and sometimes hangs when suspended with Ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed Precise Pangolin on my MacBook Pro 9,1 provided by my work. Pretty much everything works great, except that when I close the lid and it suspends, the machine starts overheating. ...
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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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My computer runs slower now on Ubuntu

Recently I have been noticing that my laptop's speed has decreased after installing Ubuntu. I am on a MacBook Pro and I have 4.2GHz and 4GB of RAM. I used to play games like Minecraft before on it ...
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vgaswitcheroo on macbook 8,2: blank screen while switching from DIS to IGD

I followed this how-to to get vgaswitcheroo working on my macbook 8,2: How to switch between Gfx cards on Macbook Pro 15" 8.2 I can boot directly from refind (bypassing grub); and I get X ...
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Macbook Retina running Ubuntu 13.04 Problem

I install Ubuntu 13.04 using Refind. It works ok, but when I close the notebook, it shuts down. Does anybody have any solution to this? Thanks
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Backlight Fix in Ubuntu with MacBook 6,1?

I recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot on my MacBook. However, the brightness feature does not work! It only happened after I changed the display driver. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 lspci: 00:00.0 ...
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rEFInd breaks standby mode on MacBook Air 5.2

I am dual-booting MacBook Air 5.2 and Ubuntu 13.04 using rEFInd, so far things appears to work except when Macbook Air goes from sleep mode into standby mode (dump system state from RAM to SSD), it ...
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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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Burning a Ubuntu install disk on Mac

When I downloaded the latest Ubuntu .iso, I went to burn it on my Mac to be able to dual boot into Ubuntu using bootcamp, so the disk burned fine, but when it finished, it said my computer couldn't ...
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Keyboard layout identical to “US Extended” on Macbook Pro

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell machine and I want to have the exact same keyboard layout as I have on my other machine, which is a Macbook Pro with an International English keyboard. On the Mac I ...
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Macbook 3,1: Wireless not enabled on startup after upgrade to 13.04

After having upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 the wireless device has stopped working. It simply does not show up in the panel nor in the network settings. lspci gives: $ lspci -nn -d 14e4: ...
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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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How do I install the correct video drivers in a new install on a macbook pro 8.2 15"?

I have a macbook pro 8.2 15" (early 2011) and I have an issue installing Ubuntu. I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04. I have the same problems with all versions. I have tried both ...
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How can I access my Mac OSX home folder on my macbook?

First of all, I'm not under ubuntu, but Pear OS 7, (quantal based). I have a macbook pro 5,5 (late 2009) with an SSD where there are the OSX and Pear OS partitions, and an HDD where I store my OSX ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 12.10 on Macbook Pro [duplicate]

i converted the ISO file into a IMG image. Made the Bootable Drive, restart and choose to boot from drive. When it boots from the drive, I get secure boot not enabled. Then I get try Ubuntu and ...
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How to get windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 to boot on my macbook pro

I have a macbook pro retina and I have apple, refit, windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 installed. When I first installed Ubuntu I got the error missing operating system. But windows 7 and mac was ...
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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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WiFi not working on MacBook Pro running 12.10

I've seen many other posts like this and found one other where the problem was resolved, but the terminal commands given were for a different pcid than mine. I ran several commands including: sudo ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Macbook Pro 7.1 freezing after install [duplicate]

I've just gut a MacBook Pro 7.1 and wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 on it. The installation itself works flawlessly, although the menu bar is missing during installation?! Nevertheless, the install ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro without EFI interference?

I have a late 2011 macbook pro, that I bought in early 2012. Is it possible to cleanly install ubuntu without the irritating EFI mac 'shell' surrounding the install, making the mac boot sound and ...
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Extremely Slow And/or Unreliable Wifi on a 2009 Macbook Pro With BCM4322

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my late-2009 Macbook Pro (7,1), I was experiencing very slow wifi speeds, sometimes dropping below 1 kb/s and never reaching much higher than 45 kb/s. I tried ...
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macbook pro 7,1 won't shut down without holding power button - 12.10

Using the 64 bit desktop version of Ubuntu 12.10, macbook pro 7,1 won't shutdown or reboot, it will only go to a blank screen and then hang there forever until the power button is held down for 3 ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook Mid 2009 network not working

I've just finished my install of Ubuntu, but have no drivers what so ever. When I try to hook it to the internet by cable it keeps disconnecting, and wireless is no option. How can I get my internet ...
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MacBook install no wifi - how to install without a working NIC?

Fist up I apologise if this has been asked. A quick search did not seem to answer my query, so it's off to crowd support land with this question: I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 using a USB install on ...
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Pogoplug software installation and a startup error with ubuntu 12.04 on a macbook

First I've got to say that I am very new to ubuntu and linux but I would love to learn more about it. So this is my first setup. I'm using an Apple macbook from 2008 with Ubuntu 12.04. (120Gb apple os ...
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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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How do I install ubuntu 12.10 on my new macbook pro retina?

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my MBP retina, but it just will not work properly. I have tried a few different guides, but it seems that none of them have worked. I have tried setting the ...
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Downloading Ubuntu to USB for another computer?

I have an Asus F5VL that was running Vista but when I tried downloading Office 2010 the OS crashed. Now I need a recovery disk to get it back to life but I only have a macbook available to me to ...
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Command line not working?

So, I just installed Ubuntu on my Macbook pro (dual-boot) and I noticed that I couldn't see my other Hard Drive (I partitioned ~40gb just for Ubuntu, but I obviously don't want to install programs on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Grub on Macbook

Several months ago I installed Ubuntu in an external 500MB USB disk (and on an old MacBook4,1). with a GPT Partition table and partitioned as following: swap swap an unique ext4 partition for ...
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Driver trouble with my BCM4331 on my Macbook Pro 9 2

I've finally gotten my wifi working on my Macbook Pro 9 2 (Fully booted with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit) ,but it is only working on the Broadcom STA/WL driver that comes with this version of Ubuntu. I've ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from an external disk in a macbook?

I want to install Ubuntu to an external hard disc from my macbook pro 13.3 2012! I have try to and although the installation complete normal. Then when I go to boot from the external disc it doesn't ...
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dwarf fortress (34.11) does not run, no error message [duplicate]

When I try to run Dwarf Fortress, nothing happens. Ubutnu 12.10 running on Macbook 4,1. When I try to run df on Terminal, the Terminal window pops open for a fraction of a second and then disappears, ...
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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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Brightness controls don't work on Macbook - Stuck on high (Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

I am using a Macbook (Aluminum Late 2008 version) and dual booting ubuntu 12.10 After installation the keyboard controls for volume and brightness worked perfectly,but a few days later the brightness ...