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 view 4K videos?

I'm trying to view some 4K resolution MP4 videos generated by a Galaxy Note 3 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 7, 1 running Ubuntu 13.10. Using any of the standard major video players (VLC, Totem, etc.), ...
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Is any there real drawbacks for a python developer when running MAC book air off Live USB only? (Kernal panic at every attempt of installation)

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14 on a mac book air crica 2012. First attempt with Yosemite +refit --> Kernal Panic and lost the whole HDD and even the OSX installation that worked Second ...
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Ubuntu live USB can't see internal drive on Macbook Air (early 2015)

I created a bootable USB of 15.10 64 bit and booted my Macbook off it ok but when I tried to do an install the only install location was the USB. blkid and lsblk both show only /dev/sda (my USB) and ...
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Ubuntu for Macbook Pro

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 recently on macbook pro. As per the guidelines given on the website www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-macbook-pro/ I have installed and made the changes to GRUB. ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 on ancient MacBook. Wireless issues

So I decided to resurrect my old MacBook with the addition of ubuntu 14.04. The install went smoothly and I was happy to see that I had Wi-Fi drivers. However I cannot surf nor even ping my router. ...
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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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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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Ubuntu on MacBook won't boot

I want to run Ubuntu 14 from a USB flash drive as alternative system on my MacBook Mid 2007 computer... I installed Ubuntu from the LiveDVD 14.04 LTS, and it completed successfully into a 32GB USB 3.0 ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14.04 from USB Drive on Early 2008 black Macbook (Macbook 4,1)

Linux newbie here. I'm trying to breathe new life into my 8 year old Macbook by replacing OS X 10.6.8 with a Linux distro. While I'm trying to figure out which distro to choose, I ran into the ...
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Package errors on every install

SO I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina as a standalone partition. Everything works fine and every applications I installed are working too, but I still get a few errors ...
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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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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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How to make touchpad settings stick on Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Trusty)

We've installed Trusty on a 2008 MacBook 4,1 as the sole OS for the machine. The install went off without a hitch; however the touchpad was frustrating to use. We were able to correct for this by ...
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Can I install Lubuntu 14.04 or 15.04 on a iMac 2010?

Surprisingly, I found out that Lubuntu is offering images for Apple computers. I always thought that there was no support of macs. So, does anyone have actually experienced an installation of Lubuntu ...
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Wifi driver crused Kubuntu on MacBook pro

I have installed Kubuntu 14.04 as secondary system to OS X on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). I was using refit software and live usb with Kubuntu, created on different computer with ...
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ALSA Mixer settings won't save (Kubuntu)

Since I've been using Linux on my Macbook I've noticed that there's a red light constantly shining out of the headphone port on the left side of the machine. This doesn't happen on OS X, I've checked. ...
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How can I boot into a USB device on a MacBook when there's no boot menu?

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my white MacBook (circa 2007 or so) because I didn't have any use for it anymore. I chose to wipe everything and install Ubuntu over everything. I'm trying to ...
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Why I can't try ubuntu 14.10 from a .iso on a dvd on MacBook 1.83 Ghz?

I tried to do it but didn't work out. Had it burned down on a DVD, tried to try it using the C key. It offered me to try it, but I didn't succeed: kept telling me: Fast calibration failed, and then, ...
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Can't find wireless interface in ubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook 5,1

I've just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my 2008 MacBook 5,1 and I cannot get the system to connect to my wireless network. I ran "ifconfig -a" and all that comes up is "lo" and "enp0s10" which is my ...
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error message not enough disk space

I have a older macbook, which is a 13 inch laptop. I was running OS X Lion and decided to erase my hard drive and start over with Ubuntu. Now when I try to download Ubuntu or other software, I get an ...
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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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AHCI mode in Macbook Pro

I installed ubuntu 15.10 in a macbook pro 2010 using this guide and I'm stuck at the SSD part. I have a ADATA 128 GB SSD SP600 and wanted to make it boot with AHCI. Im particularly confused in this ...
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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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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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Why there is no 32bit EFI boot available on current ISOs?

I have an old Macbook 3.1 with a broken disk drive. I was going to throw it to the trash when I found EFIs boot great solution which works from USB pendrive. I was able to install Ubuntu 64bits on ...
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Red light in audio jack - Cirrus CS4208 Chip - Ubuntu 14.04.2 - Macbook 11,1

I’m using Ubuntu on a Macbook 11,1 (mid 2014) for a while now. The only problem I have not been able to fix is the red light in the audio jack. In many hours searching and testing I figured out that ...
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Recovering data from a corrupted HFS+ partition

I have an old Macbook from the year 2006, (Intel CPU) The OS (Mac OS X 10.6.8) suddenly stoped working, not sure why... So I decided to use a Ubuntu Live Boot (USB), (The CD Reader is dead) to boot ...
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MacBook Pro 15" won't wake up after suspending or closing the lid in Ubuntu 15.10

Whenever I close the lid of my Macbook Pro 15" (2015 model) or suspend it, my screen becomes black but all my keys stay lit up. I then cannot wake up the laptop or get to the login screen. The only ...
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Wifi connects but no internet in a 5 Ghz network, Ubuntu 15.10, Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 13' 2015 (12,2), and I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on an external USB3.0 hard drive (I boot it with rEFInd). Everything is working fine, audio, etc. In my house, I have a ...
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Lubuntu MacBook no screen backlight after resume/wake

I'm running Lubuntu 15.10 on a MacBook Intel Core2Duo. After suspending/hibernating and then resuming/waking the screen's backlight does not come on. With a bright enough light, one can see what the ...
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Will Ubuntu work on a MacBook Pro 9,2? [duplicate]

Does Ubuntu 15.10 or 15.04 work on a MacBook Pro 9,2, has anyone installed it successfully?
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Failed to boot mac os after installing the ubuntu as a dual boot in my macbook pro

I have my macbook pro with El Capitain running. I just want to install ubuntu as dual boot in it. So I created 70GB of 320GB partition. I installed rEfind software as boot manager. I have loaded my ...
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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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linux install on single boot macbook pro 6,2

novice here: i am trying to reasonable wipe anything remaining of this macbook for a clean linux install again.. while installing python/eclipse things got flaky and froze up and i had to shut down ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 and macbook

I installed Ubuntu on my macbook 2009. The install is almost completely working. But I encountered an issue with my wifi, which does not work. All other things work well such as my NIC, display, ...
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EFI boot fix error

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro 5,5. I have been following this tutorial to make it work :: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-macbook-pro/ There is a section of ...
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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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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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No Text Displayed for the Installer while Attempting to Install to MacBook Pro 13" Retina

I'm having issues trying to install Ubuntu side by side with OS X on a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" model with Retina. I have the MacBook12,1 model. When I attempt to run the installer, I see the usual GUI ...
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Problems with trackpad+keyboard on latest Macbook 2015 when trying to install ubuntu

I've been trying to install the latest ubuntu on a macbook (laptop), the latest version from 2015. When i boot and i come into the ubuntu installer, the keyboard and mouse don't work, at all. Nothing ...
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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: Lost boot options

I've followed the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation to do a single-boot install of ubuntu in my macbook (late 2008 aluminium), and now I can't ...
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I have linux installed on my macbook and i need to create a windows usb [duplicate]

I have linux installed as my only OS on my macbook pro retina version and i need to create a installation usb that will boot on the usb...this has been frustrating for me and i need some help with ...
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Wifi issue with Ubuntu 15.10 on Mid.2014 Macbook Pro [duplicate]

Its been a while since I was dreaming of making transition to Ubuntu. I am a first time user, and it took me great 8 hours to set up my first system. I've managed to find work arounds on every issue ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 installed on MacBook won't shut down properly

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my MacBook using rEFIt, and the problem is now it won't shut down properly. Every time it reaches the very last part where it's about to power off and then just hangs. ...
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Notebook runs 15-20°C hotter after resume from suspend (Ubuntu GNOME 15.10)

My notebook (retina MacBook Pro late 2012) runs pretty well & stays cool after booting it, but after waking it back up after suspending it it will usually run a lot hotter than before. Attached ...
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How to change screen resolution in MAcBook Pro 2013 15" Retina SSD? It fails when trying

When trying to change to ANY different than maximum resolution built-in display of MacBook Pro Summer 2013th Retina 15" I get black screen and nothing more and every time I have to reboot the system ...
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Error at launching

I've bought a new macbook pro and when trying to install Ubuntu (via USB) this message shows when I (try to) boot Ubuntu: [ 4.73788] i8042: No controller found [ 4.816309] ACPI PCC ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 5,2

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air 5,2. I used a USB installer, which I used to successfully install Ubuntu on a PC (so, I know its a working installer.) I'm not trying to install a dual ...