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 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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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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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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iLife installation help

I am a 7th grade student doing a documentary for school. My friend recently converted my Early 2007 Macbook with OSX Lion to Ubuntu 14.04. However, I was not aware that I would lose iLife '11. I need ...
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What is the latest, tested, Ubuntu version which works on a MacBook 1,1 (early 2006)

Which version of Lubuntu can I install on a MacBook 1,1 (early 2006, Intel Dual Core with 2 GB of RAM)? Or should I go for an earlier Ubuntu, or Kubuntu? I would prefer an older version than the ...
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Trackpad randomly dies

My Macbook's trackpad will randomly stop working (frequency seems to be every couple weeks) and the only way I've found to fix it is to reboot. I'd file a bug report, but I'm not sure what component ...
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How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)

I have that problem which seemingly afflicts many using the proprietary Nvidia driver: Video tearing: fine horizontal lines (usually near the top of my display) when there is a lot of panning or ...
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removing grub from old macbook

I got an old macbook from a relative asnd looked at it. It has a no longer supported mac os version and a discontinued windows xp. i installed lubuntu 14.04 to see if it would run faster which it did. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't start up

Ubuntu won't start up after I've installed it alongside my OS X installation with the help of rEFInd. When the computer starts and I chose Ubuntu I get a start up menu where I can select Ubuntu or ...
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Running ubuntu from USB hard drive in Macosx?

I have a macbook pro, just bought western digital externall 500gb hard drive connects through usb. i want to run ubuntu linux from my usb hard drive, as i have no disk space in my Macbook. Is this ...
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Disk image difficulties for old macbook

So I'm trying to install Ubuntu as a single boot on a pretty old macbook (circa late 2006). I downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso and DD'd it to a flash drive, but my old macbook wouldn't ...
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Reformat/Erase and Install Ubuntu on Old Computer

Okay! I'm completely new to Linux and here's what I want to do. I have MacBook that I use for my daily use that I don't want to change. I also have an old desktop that just sits there. It has windows ...
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Install UBUNTU into MacBook 13" of 2009

I want a little help to consult some of the requirements to install Ubuntu into my Mac the model of my Mac are MacBook Late 2009, Memory of 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3 , 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo if i can ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook pro Yosemite

I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook pro running Yosemite. I installed "refind" and it works, I created a bootable pendrive with ubuntu using unetbootin, but when I turn on my mac and I ...
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Triple booting on a MacBook Pro

I am trying to triple-boot a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion, Windows 7, and Ubuntu. However, after attempting to install rEFit (the boot screen never appears), I booted directly onto my Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Apple macbook air model 1.1 - Lubuntu 14.04 64 bit - wifi Broadcom BCM4321 doesnt work

I was searching on the internet but I didnt find any answer. I have mabook air with wifi card BCM4321. 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev ...
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Battery indicator displays same percentage, gets stuck on charging/discharging

I'm having a problem with my battery indicator on my MacBook running Ubuntu 14.04. It consistently shows the same percentage until I either restart the computer or resume from suspend. Additionally, ...
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How to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Air 2013

I have tried referring to the steps given at Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but once it finishes writing the ISO into the USB, I get the following message instantly: ...
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System Issue(s) with my Trusty Tahr MacBook

I'm having a very odd issue (or possibly issues) with my Trusty MacBook. Let me give you as much info as I can: I am running 32bit 14.04 Ubuntu on an older Intel MacBook (if an exact model is needed ...
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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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I get a black screen trying to boot Live CD on MacBook Pro

I've been trying to boot into Ubuntu using both a DVD and a USB Stick. They both work on my desktop computer, but not on my MacBook Pro (8,2). I can get them to show up in the boot menu, and I get to ...
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Use new 3.16 kernel alsa firewire with qjackctl

I just upgraded Ubuntu studio to 14.10 with 3.16 kernel on a 2008 MacBook because it should support a lot of new firewire audio devices natively in alsa. I plugged in my Behringer ufx1204 with its ...
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how to partition totally to 14.04 after breaking original OSX

I have a MacBook 2,1 and must have messed up somewhere in the partitioning, because now I can't run the original OSX 10.6, which just gives me an error when I try to boot OSX from rEFIt. I can run ...
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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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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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Dual boot mac/Linux on my dual HDD MBP late 2012

So I've got a SSD as my Primary and an empty HDD in the optical bay. I want to run linux on the second HDD. Ive made the HDD bootable with linux but for whatever reason I cannot get it to install, it ...
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2008 MacBook WiFi doesn't work with Ubuntu 13.04

I had Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard installed on my MacBook. It was getting slow, so I backed it up and installed Ubuntu 13.04. But now my WiFi doesn't work.
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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 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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Remove Mac OS X entirely and install Ubuntu

I already formatted my hard drive in my Macbook Air and installed Ubuntu. However, after installing it doesn't seem to boot. What am I missing? I created two partitions, 250GB each.
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Create Yosemite usb/dvd installer on ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu on my Macbook and I did a mistake while installing so my hard drive is formatted. Now the OSX is gone. I just downloaded Yosemite.dmg and I want to create a usb/dvd installer ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook 5,5, can't boot from USB flash drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: ...
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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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How to add a temperature indicator to the panel?

I have installed the sensors-applet using the terminal line: sudo apt-get install sensors-applet. but there is no applet in the list of applets when I right-click on the gnome-panel. I am using ...
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Burning a Ubuntu install disk on Mac

When I downloaded the latest Ubuntu .iso, I went to burn it on my Mac to be able to dual boot into Ubuntu using bootcamp, so the disk burned fine, but when it finished, it said my computer couldn't ...
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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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Can't get Wifi working on MacBookAir 2,1

I found this page (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir2-1/Lucid) that says that the MacBook Air is supported, but the page is very outdated and the newest version listed is Lucid. I don't ...
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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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Ubuntu refuses to recognize my external monitors

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 as a guest OS using VMWare Fusion 6. My machine is a MacBook Pro with and Intel Iris Pro graphics chipset, running OSX Yosemite. I have two external monitors plugged in to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 on Macbook 6-1 hangs after resuming from suspend

I recently installed Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn, I am a new user to Linux. Everything went smooth the only problem being that when I close my lapot or after some time it automatically suspends, when waking ...
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Wireless card not detected MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 7,1 running Ubuntu 14.10 (64 bit). I am having problems with the WiFi -- specifically, the card does not appear to be detected. A proprietary driver is not listed for it in the ...
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Mid 2011 MacBook Pro. Replaced HD and I have no OSX discs

So I have just replaced the HD and I do not have OSX install disks. Is there anyway I can put ubuntu on it? I dont particularly fancy having to buy the OSX install disks again and always wanted to ...
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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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Ubuntu Studio installer hangs at setting the partition size

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Studio alongside OSX 10.8.5 on a 2013 Macbook Pro from a flash drive using a thunderbolt adapter for internet connection. When I run the installation everything seems to ...
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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 ...