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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Can Ubuntu be installed on an Apple laptop?

Quite simply, can one replace the default operating system on an Apple laptop (i.e. Apple Mac OS) with Ubuntu, just like you could on a PC? Or are they locked-down, so that this is not possible? I ...
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Setting up wifi / Installing b43 driver

I'm on a 2009 macbook pro dual boot. When booting linux, I get a message saying I don't have the wireless driver I need. I tried following the instructions from the website shown, but after I execute ...
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accidentally upgraded to ubuntu 14.04, LiveCD and USB not working to reinstall 10.04 - macbook 4.1

I have a macbook 4.1. Accidentally upgraded to 14.04. Lots of bugs (no wifi, trackpad is stiff, DVD/CD doesn't work, etc). None of the terminal sudo codes are working for me... I think i need to ...
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I had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Macbook

So I've actually had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Unfortunately, I have a mac with no buttons. I'd like to get the right click to initiate when I press F3 which is keycode 128. ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a Mac with a broken disk drive?

The drive spits out any disk I insert, and I can't use Unetbootin drives. How can I install Ubuntu without using a disk/drive on a Mac?
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Cannot connect to some wifis after upgrade

I'm facing a weird situation. I upgraded Ubuntu from Lucid to Trusty (on a Macbook 4,1). I can connect to wifi at home, or when I use my phone as a hotspot, but I cannot connect to the wifi at my ...
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Trying to download and install Ubuntu on my Mac

I clicked the link to download. I tried to click this "ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso" from my Downloads folder and received the message: "No mountable file systems". What can I do?
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Where is appletouch.c stored in lubuntu?

I upgraded my lubuntu 14.04 32 bit to a 64 bit version, so needed to reinstall the drivers. When trying to make the touchpad work, I changed the synaptic's file as answered here and wanted to change ...
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How does Lubuntu manage a full battery?

I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my white MacBook 13''. Originally when running Mac OS X on a fully powered battery, while plugged to the AC, it would completely bypass the battery and run on the AC only. ...
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Tilde key on Mac Air with Ubuntu

By default, no layout on my Macbook Air allows me to print backtick (`) and tilde (~) symbols. Instead, I get backslash, pipe or whatever, depending from the layout. I changed the behavior of the key ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a Mac with USB stick made on Windows/Ubuntu

I've been searching all over the internet with absolutely no luck, just how to triple boot, which doesn't help me at all. I have a MacBook Pro (2007) and I attempted to upgrade the OS. It fails every ...
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How to boot from a usb-drive with ubuntu installed on it?

I'm using a macbook and am trying to use one usb-drive to install ubuntu onto another usb-drive and boot from that other usb-drive. I created an installationdisk for ubuntu 14.04, and then installed ...
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Temp readings on 08 Macbook

I just recently pulled out my old macbook, white from a long time ago to see if I can get it running just as a throw-a-round. It has a core duo, 2gb of ram (I may be putting 4 in -shrug-) and battery ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - BUG? SSH login failing [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 - installed apt-get install openssh-server, username is sun and password is 1234 and root also has password 1234. Remotely connecting and failing to allow me. suns-MacBook-Air:js sun$ ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Linux of a Macbook and put OS X back on? [closed]

I bought a MacBook off ebay, thinking it would have OS X on it, but it didn't. It came with Ubuntu GNU/Linux. And I was wondering how to put OS X back on it as I don't like Ubuntu Linux. I think it is ...
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Why is the Ubuntu installation not working on a Macbook Air, while I can boot the live CD?

I've got a Macbook Air mid 11 (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 2GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Ram). I've downloaded ubuntu 14.04.1 version and I've followed these instructions to make a dual boot on my Air, with Ubuntu ...
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Macintosh HD will only mount ro, because it is journaled

A little history first, I've installed 14.04 on another partition of a MacBook 5.1 because of a completely botched Mavericks upgrade which has left OS X unusable. I had to use rEFInd to get it to ...
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Wiping Mac OS completely and installing Ubuntu: Will the webcam work?

What I have: old MacBook (3,1), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHz, 1 processor. OS: 10.5.8 The macbook is old and has a lot of problems (ignoring the fact that the OS cannot be updated without paying, the disk ...
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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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Just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook pro. Now my screen randomly goes black during use

Just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook pro (15 inch Mid 2010) today and I am running into an issue where my screen will just go black and it almost seems like the computer shuts down suddenly. The ...
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Chrome/Chromium causes laggy touchpad on lubuntu 14.04 at MacBook

I'm running Lubuntu at quite an old MacBook (6.1). Trying to keep it up-to-date so for the moment it's 14.04. Several months ago (after one of the updates) a strange problem arose: at a random moment ...
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Macbook keyboard problem

I'm running Ubuntu Studio 14.04 on my Macbook 3,1. It worked well until today. The internal keyboard doesn't work properly anymore. Most keys don't work at all, while a few produce the wrong ...
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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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How to get Wifi working on Ubuntu 14.04 (Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch - 2014)

I just downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch 2014 version using usb. My problem is I can't get the Wifi working. No wifi connections would display on the wifi menu. I've tried ...
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File Sharing Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 & OSX Mavericks

Trying to set up file share between Ubuntu Desktop & OSX Mavericks - have had massive issues so far due to my naivete. The Ubuntu Desktop machine will act as a server to a Macbook Pro & ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trouble Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBook

So I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Lenovo laptop. It worked perfectly but screen resolution was terrible so I wanted to use it on my old 2009 unibody MacBook. I transferred the SSD hard drive ...
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NOUVEAU on 2013 15" macbook 14.04 crashes on resume

I have a 2013 Macbook Pro 15" (Macbook 11,3). My laptop works perfectly fine except awaking from suspend. I can see the screen, the keyboard does not work after waking up and my laptop (at least my ...
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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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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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Creating a wifi hotspot from a wired connection on Macbook for iPhones

I am trying to configure my own hotspot. I've tried following the instructions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/180734/297819 with no use. I don't have 'AP' appear in "Supported Interface ...
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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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Thunderbolt display on Macbook Pro Retina 11,1 (13'') w Ubuntu 14.04

I've just successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Linux 3.13.0-30) on my Macbook pro retina (11,1) (this model has only an Intel GPU); following this ...
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How can I use three fingers to drag on the touchpad of a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04, with Unity on it. By default, Unity has a three-finger gesture that invokes the Alt-Tab launcher. But I really like the OS X-style three-finger drag gesture. ...
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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 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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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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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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overheating and battery drain MacBook pro

I have just installed ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a Macbook Pro 13" mid 2012, and I have some problems with my laptop. I have already installed TLP and macfanctld, but my MacBook still have the problem, ...
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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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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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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 ...