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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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 ...
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fresh installation only shows a “dash”

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old macbook. Installation was succsessfull. There was an error befor booting: efi wasn't loadable. I fixed that. But Ubuntu doesn't start. I only see a dos ...
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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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Macbook Pro 13 inch (2013 Haswell Retina) - Unable to Install Ubuntu 14.04

I just tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro (2013 Haswell Retina) laptop and it doesn't work. I'm using the rEFInd bootloader and I've been able to load the live CD and run Ubuntu without ...
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Macbook starts with the screen on minimum brightness

I have a Macbook2,1 with Ubuntu 12.04. When I start the computer the back light is on and I can see all of the boot stuff. Once the GUI begins to start up the backlight is turned completely off and I ...
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EFI problem on Macbook install

I'm trying to put ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac on a MacBook5,2 model but right after booting into the USB, it gives the error: Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14 Any ideas? I'm replacing ...
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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 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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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 - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

On my Macbook Air 10.9.2 without crashing the current setup, how can i install as dual boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? (can anyone please advise some step by step please)
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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Ubuntu Gnome menu sizes on high res monitor

I just updated by macbook with Ubuntu gnome to 14.04. However after updating the gnome menu and button sizes seems to have adapted to the highest possible resolution on the system and I can't figure ...
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Audio on MacBook 2,1

How can I setup audio in Ubuntu on the Apple MacBook 2,1? The laptop has three speakers which don't appear correctly on 12.04.
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on new Macbook Pro. Installs then fails after restart

So I installed Ubuntu from a Live USB. No problems there. I get to the end of the the installation and am told to restart. I restart it then get a white screen with a blinking file icon with a ...
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Stop Screen Dimming After 60 Seconds (MacBook running 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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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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What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs?

What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs? I see for 13.10 that there are specialised images for macs, (e.g. ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso). These only support ...
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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 ...
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Installation of dual-boot 13.10 on MBP freezes

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Pro (15", Mid-2009, i.e. with dual graphics chips) via bootcamp. I can boot off the disk, select a language, and select "Install Ubuntu". Then a ...
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How to get curly braces with Norwegian MacBook Pro keyboard?

Im having trouble with my keyboard layout. I have a MacBook Pro (June 2006) with 13.10 installed. I choose Norwegian Machintosh as keyboard layout, but I cant figure out how to create the third level ...
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Multi monitor on a Macbook Pro Retina 11,3 (Late 2013) with NVIDIA

Does this Mac have something like Optimus for switching between the Intel and NVIDIA card? Do you know if multimonitor works, connecting two monitors to each Thunderbolt port (two external monitors + ...
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issue booting 14.04 on macbook air [closed]

Filed as bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1284085 tracking there. I'm attempting to install and run 14.04 trusty on a macbook air in a dual boot configuration. I have a Mac ...
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Update grub-efi-amd64 on 14.04 [closed]

Can't update grub-efi-amd64 package on MacBook Pro Retina 13 early 2013. Got the next output: Setting up grub-efi-amd64 (2.02~beta2-6) ... Installing for x86_64-efi platform. grub-install: error: ...
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MacBook Pro boots from 8GB start-up USB, but not from external drive

I have what seems to be an odd anomaly on my hands. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my 2010 MacBook Pro. I'd like to run it externally. I used my desktop installation of 12.04 and my 12.04 LTS ...
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Ubuntu splash screen not showing at boot

When I boot my MBP 2010 15 inch i go to the purple screen to choose the OS to load (in my case windows, Mac, Ubuntu). When I click Ubuntu it goes to a terminal like screen and says some technical ...
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DNS fails intermittently in 13.10 after update

After update of the following packages: https://gist.github.com/xgdgsc/d52ab6a05adafb152221 I get intermittent DNS failure for less than 1 min every a few minutes. At the same time, other devices ...
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Problems installing on Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro in which I created a Ubuntu live CD on an external Hard-drive. I completely removed MAC OSX from the hard-drive and just installed Ubuntu. Later realising that I had installed a ...
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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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How to install wifi drivers on Mac book air?

I have a new Mac book air that I (because of the tiny amount of storage on it) booted it from an HHD. It is the latest version of Ubuntu and it is working great on the laptop. The only problem is ...
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Making Boot USB on Macbook Pro, OSX Mavericks [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a boot-usb that can be used to install Ubuntu-12 onto an old macbook following the guide on the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx). I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MacBook Air MID 2012 Fan Control on Ubuntu 13.10 and higher

On my MacBook Air MID 2012 I use Ubuntu since 12.04. After installing Ubuntu I had to install the "macfanctld" package (incl. configuration) to get the fan control of my MBA working. If not, the fan ...
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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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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...