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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Proper touchpad thumb & palm detection with libinput

So libinput its nearing its first stable release with a release candidate Which adds proper support for thumb / palm detection on touch pads along with swipe & pinch gesture support something ...
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macbook pro 15 can't shutdown on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , still that screen

In My Macbook Pro 15, Dual-Boot OS X and Ubuntu: on Ubuntu everything is ok and when I execute shutdown -h now, still this screen: efibootmgr info: BootCurrent:0000 BootOrder:0000,0001,0081 ...
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How to Start Persistent Ubuntu 16.04 in Macbook?

I am trying to find a way to run my Macbook Air 2013-mid from the external media (usb) containing Persistent Ubuntu 16.06, see here for the creation of the stick: Fixing the EFI partition Update ...
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How can I fully remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro?

I want to remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro. It's a trial boot system, with MacOS in the first partition, Windows 7 in the second one, and Ubuntu in the last. Now, I want to format this last ...
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Issue installing Nvidia drivers on ElementaryOS [on hold]

I recently decided to dual-boot my MacBook Pro (mid 2013, 15 inch retina) with ElementaryOS (found here). However, I have been running into an issue with the nvidia drivers. When I try to follow the ...
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Can I make a bootable USB flash drive for Mac from Windows

The 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 ...
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No Wi-fi in Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I am experiencing trouble accesing my wifi network in Ubuntu on my macboook pro. I recently partitioned my disk, installed rEFIND, and installed Ubuntu version 16.04 through a USB. Unforunatley, it ...
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Installing mtrack driver broke Xserver / creates login loop [closed]

I'm trying to setup Linux Mint 17.3 on a Macbook. In the process, to get the trackpad working properly, I followed this guide which at one point tells me to install the mtrack driver from the package ...
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Macbook Pro 16.04 wifi driver Installed but not available

On both Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome, I have working wifi in the installer, but not after. There is no wireless device in the network settings, and I've tried the following with no luck: WIfi Issues with ...
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Backlight won't turn on after suspend on Macbook air (Early 2015)

After suspending my macbook by closing the lid the backlight will not turn back on however the rest of Ubuntu resumes normally. The screen brightness setting also has no effect on the screen ...
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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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After suspend mode, Wi-Fi won't reconnect to open network, but works fine on secure network. Any suggestions?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 on a 2007 MacBook. Wi-Fi works perfectly at home on my passworded Wi-Fi network, including after I suspend. But at a coffee shop which has two open Wi-Fi networks, the Wi-Fi won't ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on Macbook fails to boot after hibernation

I had installed Ubuntu 15.10 in a separate partition on my MBA(MacBook Air 2015 model). I had set it to hibernate on lid-close. It was working all fine, until today it was not able to come back from ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu on Mid 2010 MacBook Pro questions

I don't know if this is the best place to ask this, if not please point me in that direction and I will remove this clutter. Anyways, I installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro and it runs fantastic. Though ...
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Virtualise Linux Bootable partition on MacBookPro

I have setup rEFInd to dual boot MacOSX and Linux. Now I want to be able to make 1. Linux guest virtual box VM on El Cap. But the Linux guest is actually the same Linux installed on a separate ...
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No internet despite being able to connect to network / 16.04 LTS / 2008 Black Macbook (Blackbook)

I'm trying to breath some life into an old macbook of mine and I thought I'd do that with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 32bit. Everything seems to be running fine but I'm unable to connect to the internet via ...
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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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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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Washed out colors on a Macbook Pro; the usual answer doesn't work

Xubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 2012 version. r@r-MacBookPro:~$ xrandr --query Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1280 x 800, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS1 connected 1280x800+0+0 (normal left inverted ...
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My microphone is not working in Mac book pro 17 after ubuntu 16.04

My microphone is not working in Mac bookpro 17(2010) after ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. Sound settings Input shows microphone build-in Audio. but no input level signal. BTW, my Mac bookpro 13(2009)'s ...
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Problems trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on fresh hard drive 2009 MacBook Pro

Just recently got the tools to replace my damaged hard drive on my macbook pro and am trying to do a Ubuntu only OS. I have already downloaded the iso onto a dvd-r and tried to boot it up on the ...
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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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How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
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Application resolution problems with Macbook Pro retina

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook pro retina mid 2014. Everything was smooth until this issue. Some applications resolution are too small to read including buttons, texts etc. Here are the ...
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SSD Compatibility MacBook Pro 2010 (6,2)

I just rebuilt this laptop (battery and HDD failure) and I went with a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on it and ideally, I would like Ubuntu to really be my main operating system. I ...
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How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro?

I have scoured the web, and I can't seem to get Xmodmap / anything to work properly. I want to swap BOTH my Command keys with my Control key - in essence, inverting what they do currently. How would ...
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Reliability of Ubuntu 16.04 on Macbook Air >=2013-mid? [closed]

I want to replace my OS X on Macbook Air 2013-mid with Ubuntu 16.04, so no boot-camp because limited SDD. I know the thread EFI boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac without rEFInd and here old overview about ...
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How do I right-click to “open with” using a macbook with a touchpad?

Say I have a .mp4 file on my desktop, and I want to right click and select "open with..." using the touchpad on my Macbook--how do I do this? I can accidentally right-click in Chromium with two ...
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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 ...
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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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Wireless keeps disconnecting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit installed on dual boot Macbook pro

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro. Wireless stops working in between. My Macbook pro has "Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n" network controller. I have tried many methods suggested ...
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Default wireless driver doesn't work on MacBook Pro 7,1

So I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I'm having a couple of problems. The biggest one so far is that, for some bizarre reason, the bcmwl-kernel-source driver does not work at all for it. When I ...
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jack: cannot get any sound (MacBook)

I've been trying to get sound out of Rosegarden, ChucK and FaustLive and Jack for hours, and I just can't. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. Here's what I've done: Add myself to audio group (and re-log ...
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`drm: intel_pipe_config_compare .. mismatch in ips_enabled (expected 1, found 0)` Error on boot [15.10 on a Macbook Pro 11,1]

I just got Ubuntu 15.10 installed on my mac machine. Initially everything works well. Following the help.ubuntu.com tutorial on fixing the touchpad (for utopic), I installed a bunch of things and did ...
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macbook pro retina overheating

I've strange problem that I have tried to solve for long time Macbook Pro Retina overheating I've tried : laptop-mode-tools,indicator-cpu,thermald,powertop Distros tried to use but no fix : Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Mate on Macbook - Flickering Screen

So I installed Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my 2014 13" Macbook Pro with Retina as a single boot. I wiped OSX off of my Macbook but kept the recovery partition just in case. For the first two hours it was ...
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Dual Boot LUKS Encryption

I followed this guide: How can I install Ubuntu encrypted with LUKS with dual-boot? but at step 8, where you allow the graphical installer do its work, the grub-amd64-efi install fails. Here is the ...
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Can't boot up Ubuntu after installing xfce on macbook 2011

Recently I installed Ubuntu onto my late 2011 Macbook. It installed correctly and all the drivers worked with the laptop. However after installing xfce I started getting graphics errors. I attempted ...
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Wireless not working Macbook Pro

So I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop after have using for a while on my desktop and have run into some problems with the wireless. The output of lspci -nn | grep 0280 is: 02:00.0 Network ...
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Wireless not finding networks(Macbook Pro)

Hi so I recently Installed Ubuntu on my macbook after being a long time user on my desktop. I am having trouble connecting to wireless however. In the additional Drivers I am using the brodcom airport ...
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Ubuntu installer doesn't detect Windows 10 on a Macbook Pro

This is my situation: I've a Macbook Pro Mid 2012 and I've installed only Windows 10 on it (no OSX at all). I want to install Ubuntu in dual-boot so I've created an USB bootable device, but when it ...
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“Random” operating powerbutton and shutdown process on macbook 2007

Since Apple doesn't provides any updates for Snow Leopard and a efficient OS for my "old" macbook intel core2duo t8300 (the black one), I finally got ubuntu installed on it. The main trouble I have ...
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MacbookPro8,1 Trackpad only working vertically

When I boot into Ubuntu 14.04, often (but not always) moving the cursor with my trackpad does something weird. Moving left or right on the trackpad moves the cursor up or down, and moving up or down ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04.4 LST (64 bit) on Mid 2014 macbook pro

I follow the directions on the ubuntu website (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx) to create a bootable USB stick. I then restarted my mac and tried to boot up the ...
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Issues with Arandr with Multiple Monitors - MacBook Pro connected to Samsung Sync Master

Am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Virtual Box as a Guest OS on my MacBook Pro's El Capitan OS. Have correctly installed Guest Additions and the correct drivers. Am running LXDE as the desktop UI ...
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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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Macbook Pro Ubuntu install freezes after grub menu despite all suggestions

I've read almost all threads with this title still stuck. MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 15" Early 2011. Windows 7 / mac X boot camp. I made USB boot of 14.04.4 first try install fails after one line. ...
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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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Macbook Air SSD overheating

I have installed Ubuntu on my Macbook air. Everything is fine, but the SSD reach aroud 70°C. Yet on Yosemite the SSD is around 40-50°C. What is wrong ? (Macbook air early 2014, 6.2)
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Very slow wifi on Ubuntu 15.10 and Macbook Pro

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time yesterday. I don't use the terminal very often so I have some issues installing programs. First of all : could you please help to speed up my wifi ? I'm ...