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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Ubuntu - MacBook and OS X

How does Ubuntu fit within a MacBook? According to Apple the OS X is tailored to function with the hardware such as turbo boosting, power sawing and also the drivers to the retina display. Could I ...
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install ubuntu on macbook 9,1 (released 2016)

I just got a new Macbook 9,1 (released in 2016, and not Macbook Pro 9,1!!) and am new to Ubuntu. Does Macbook 9,1 support the latest verison of Ubuntu?
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on macbook 12 retina 2015

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook 12' retina 2015. I have been able to install it but the keyboard, the touchpad and WiFi actually does not work... I am trying to find informations but I ...
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Dual boot on Macbook Pro retina with REFInd

I recently tried to dual boot my 2013 Macbook Pro Retina with Ubuntu. I was able to install Ubuntu and REFInd without a problem but now my computer boots to Ubuntu by default. When REFInd starts it ...
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Mac to Linux formatting

Hey all I'm trying to convert a mac to a Ubuntu Linux system and am having trouble erasing all the software off the Mac. The command function for the Mac formatting is not functioning. Any ideas no ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu on a mid 2014 retina Macbook Pro?

I am currently interested in installing ubuntu on my Macbook Pro. I wish to know if it is safe to install Ubuntu as a full replacement of Mac OS X or if I should install with dual-boot first. This ...
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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 machine....
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Keyboard and touchpad not working during 2016 12" MacBook install

I recently got a 2016 12" MacBook and am attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I created a live USB using Mac Linux USB Loader as recommended by UNetbootin's website. With the boot options noacpi ...
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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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Mac Air won't resume from suspend when lid is closed for a long time! Ubuntu 16.04

I have tried using the recommended command: sudo gedit /etc/systemd/logind.conf to activate suspend mode by removing the comment sign from the relevant line in this file. However, it seems that ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS lost Wifi on Macbook Pro 2013 after some updates [duplicate]

I do not know how exactly I lose my Wifi connectivity but I know I have Wifi out of the box with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Log file: #### wireless info START Report from: 03 Jul 2016 14:03 SGT +0800 ...
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Lubuntu on mac retina display

Lubuntu desktop looks so small. Fonts, window panels and the mouse are all small in size because of the mac retina display. What can I do to adjust Lubuntu perfectly on retina display.
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Apply patch to Macbook Pro 11,4 to fix Power/Suspend

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my 15" Macbook Pro mid-2015. Currently, shutting down and suspending does not work, but I found this patch here that applies a patch to the kernel. I ...
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How to enable wifi in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS using a Macbook with Parallels 11.2.0

I have Ubuntu as a Virtual Machine in Parallel I am using a Macbook. I've tried to search for the drivers in the Software & Updates but it does not find the WiFi drivers. I also tried several ...
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Ubuntu screen goes black after brightness is turned down

So my brightness hot keys work great on Ubuntu 16.04, but only when I go between 100% down to 83%. Once I hit 82% my entire screen goes black. If i turn the brightness back up it works fine, but I ...
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How to convert multi-catalog Ubuntu ISO image to boot it on Macbook 2,1? [closed]

I was struggling for a long time with installing Linux on my Macbook 2,1 from mid 2007 with no luck. Finally I've managed to install Xubuntu i386 and have tried also Ubuntu 14.10 +mac ISO. Both ...
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Ubuntu ultrabook

I have a question considering ubuntu & ultrabooks. The problem is, a need a new computer. I'm looking for an ultrabook-like laptop which runs with long battery life (even under ubuntu) but I don't ...
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Macbook: boot into GNU Grub after Ubuntu Installation

I am installing Ubuntu (latest version 64 bits) on Macbook Pro 2015. Before Ubuntu, I have already installed Win 10 using bootcamp, and I am installing Ubuntu on an external hard-drive. At the 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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How To Have Record of Factors Affecting Parameters of Powertop?

The application powertop can show about power consumption. However, I would like to have a record about processes which affect those parameters because they change without my wish, most probably ...
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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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Wireless card finding

I need to find out what wifi card my computers running while using Ubuntu and not my original OS, how can I do that? Brand new Linux user I just installed it
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How to Control Backlight and Set Max Limit Brightness in Display of Ubuntu 16.04?

My Macbook Air 2013 power lasts 1.5 hours with just too bright light. More than 7 hours with normal light (that is 30-40% of the current max) corresponding to my default brightness in OS X where the ...
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How to Install Linux Kernel 4.6 in Ubuntu 16.04?

I do but get dependency errors which I do not understand wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.0-040600_4.6.0-040600.201605151930_all.deb sudo dpkg -i *....
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How to Enable Wifi N-only in Ubuntu 14.04 on Broadcom BCM4360?

I want to get Wifi N-only work with my Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 2013-mid which has BCM4360 802.11ac so it should work well with Wifi N-only also in Ubuntu 14.04. In Ubuntu In Software and Updates ...
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How to enable wl option of broadcom-sta-dkms?

Package https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=broadcom-sta-dkms and its option wl are proposed as the fix for Macbook Air 2013-mid (6.2) here, also in Ubuntu, since they work in the upstream. I ...
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How do I type [ and \ with a Mac keyboard?

I am using a Mac with an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French. I have installed Ubuntu as virtual machine by VMware Fusion. The keyboard setting of Ubuntu is as follows: And the preview is not exactly ...
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What is Suitable pageUp Key in Ubuntu 16.04 of Macbook Air?

There are some configs which use the button. I have replaced them now but I think pageUp can be necessary key in some applications. System: Macbook Air 2013-mid. What is suitable pageUp key in ...
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How to Have Better Intel Graphics Drivers on Macbook?

I see many graphical artifacts in using Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 2013-mid. Doing CTRL-Super-[key] causes often a time-lag and sluttering of the graphics (bad sign of the drivers). There are also ...
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Trying to dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 on Macbook 2016 - getting black screen

New to Linux and I wanted to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a new Macbook 2016. Getting a black screen when I try any commands from the GRUB. I have edited the install Ubuntu line to contain nomodeset but ...
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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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Microphone problems Ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. My microphone is not working. My speakers are working though. I got a Macbook Pro from late 2011. Someone got any tips how to fix this? I played with the audio settings but ...
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SOLO installed Ubuntu on Macbook Pro, now I have flashing folder with question mark

SOLO installed Ubuntu on Macbook Pro and erased Mac osx. It was working sluggishly so I wanted to try re-installing ubuntu, for some reason it would not detect the USB drive I tried multiple times. I ...
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How do I disable the touchpad while typing on Macbook?

I have a Macbook Pro 5.5 and I can't disable the touchpad while I'm typing. I have tried downloading gsynaptics manager or something like that, but still no dice! This is driving me up the wall, ...
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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 one,...
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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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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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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 wifi....
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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 ...