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 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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Connecting Via Mac Shared Works but Direct Connection to Server Does not

When I try to connect to my Ubuntu server from my macbook pro I have not problem doing so if I wait until the shared drive shows up under my shared drives section in finder. I can go in and edit ...
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How do I install dual-boot Windows 7, Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro?

I currently need triple boot on my mac for work purposes, or at least Windows 7 and Ubuntu. When I try to install them natively on my machine, the disk partitions that are shown on "something else" ...
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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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WiFi not working on 4,1 Macbok pro

The computer gods are against me, as it took me 3 weeks to install Ubuntu in the first place, and now I'm having trouble with my internet connections. I have a Macbook Pro (4,1) running Ubuntu 14.04, ...
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Can I make a bootable USB flash drive for Mac from Windows

Problem: MacBook hard drive crashed and is ruined. I need to work on a music assignment on a program only available for Mac OS X and Ubuntu, and will not be able to get a new hard drive for the Mac ...
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Ubuntu for Macbook Pro (mid 2007) 13"

I have a Macbook Pro (13 " mid 2007) designated Macbook 2,1. It has Intel Core 2 Duo, with 64 bit support , but Ubuntu website recommends amd64 download. Which version of Trusty Tahr shouldI use?
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How can I create a live USB with persistant storage that will run on a Macbook Air without using rEFIt?

Sometimes I have to use a MacBook Air (2,1) at work. I'd like to be able to have an Ubuntu USB stick with persistent storage space for it, that does not require any modification of the machine's ...
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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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How to fix webcam on Macbook Pro 5,5

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Macbook Pro 5.5. When I initially installed, the webcam worked perfectly, and I could use Cheese to take photos or video without any problems. However, now when I open ...
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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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Fans running very fast on MacBook Pro 8.1

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on Macbook Pro 8.1 and one of the first things I noticed was that the fans were starting to spin very fast every few minutes for 10-30 sec and then going back to normal. That ...
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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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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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How do I install 64-bit Ubuntu Server on MacBook?

Apparently, Macs have trouble booting the standard Ubuntu iso images (see ref). [Macs] apparently can't cope with multi-catalog CDs, and simply refuse to boot them... [Colin Watson] therefore ...
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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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How to use integrated Intel graphics instead of Nvidia graphics on MacBook Pro?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on MacBook Pro 15" 2010 (MacBookPro6,2) and I would like to use the integrated Intel graphics instead of the dedicated Nvidia graphics Ubuntu boots with on this ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 6,1 nr_cpus=1

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side OSX with refind, selecting Ubuntu (or previously Xubuntu), then Ubuntu from the Grub menu just gives a purple screen. I changed the Grub config from "quiet ...
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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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/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found in grub rescue [duplicate]

I dun goofed. So I have an old macbook pro and I wanted to wipe it clean and install Linux on it. In the process of doing so, I completely removed Mac OS X which I was okay with, but the Linux ...
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Black screen after resuming from suspend on dual boot 14.04/OSX 10.9.4

I am yet to successfully resume from suspend since installing ubuntu - this is the case when selecting suspend from the menu or when closing the lid. The backlit keyboard does start but the screen is ...
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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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Why doesn't the Ubuntu ISO burned to a CD or copied to a USB work on my Mac?

I just installed a new hard drive and for the life of me, I cannot get the .iso file on my USB stick or burned CD to begin the installation process. I keep getting a picture of a folder with a ...
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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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14.04 - Can't connect to internet Macbook Pro Retina 2013

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition on my Macbook Pro (2013) and I can't figure out how to connect to the internet. I've read everything I can find and nothing is working. I have it wired ...
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Best Compatibility {ThinkPad Vs. MacBook} [closed]

I am a fun of Ubuntu and Lenovo. So far I have used Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS in many different machines including Lenovo G570 and Thinkpad T430. Now, I am about to buy a new laptop. My ...
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14.04 (installed in MacBook Air) doesn't detect second monitor

I have 14.04 installed in a Macbook Air 2011 OS X Mavericks. In Ubuntu the "Displays" window does not detect a second monitor Flatron L1953S (which otherwise works OK in the OS X). In that Ubuntu's ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 and Xubuntu on a Macbook 11,1

I have a 13" Retina Macbook Pro (11,1) and I'm trying to figure out a dual boot setup with Windows 8.1 and Xubuntu (OSX is the only OS I don't need lol). I have Windows 8.1 running, and when I go ...
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How to install Ubuntu as the single OS on a MacBook?

How do I install Ubuntu as the only OS on a MacBook? That is, I'd like to completely remove Mac OS X and install Ubuntu. I've tried dual-booting, but I've had so much trouble that I prefer to have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I make my Macbook Pro's trackpad feel right?

I tried for several hours to make my Macbook Pro's trackpad feel "right" in ubuntu. I tried a number of synclient settings recommended by various blog articles and forum posts, and also tried playing ...