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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Why does Ubuntu Gnome has no support for macbook keyboard backlight like Ubuntu Unity?

On regular Ubuntu (with Unity) the macbook keyboard backlight works fine and also the hotkeys to increase/decrease brightness of the keyboard backlight. On Ubuntu Gnome this doesn't work at all. Do ...
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How to prevent the catastrophic loss of ubuntu lvm drive encryption key?

In a previous install of ubuntu, my lvm encryption pw was no longer recognized and I lost it all! This occurred on a dual boot setup on a macbook pro 2010, from when I did a drive repair from within ...
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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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Ubuntu Server 15.04 installation on MacBook — Issues with keyboard layout and installation from DVD

I'd like to install Ubuntu Server 15.04 on my MacBook (from May 2008) to set up a server for my home network. I run into two major problems though: 1. When I burn the ISO to a DVD (using OSX Disk ...
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How to get ubuntu only on my mac

I have a macbook pro (15 inch, mid 2009) with OSX Yosemite 10.10.3. At first I wanted a dual boot... I have tried: -live disc boot with ubutnu 14.10 -Newly burned 14.10 & 15.04 as well -ubuntu ...
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How to change the ubuntu screen resolution in ubuntu 15.04 installed over parallel in mac pro

I have installed ubuntu 15.04 in mac pro over parallel, and when i am trying to change the resolution i'm getting built in display which is not allowing me to change the resolution. I tried to search ...
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How to disable cpu frequency scaling on MacBook Air

I am having problems disabling CPU frequency scaling on a MacBook Air 6,1 (dual core 1.4 GHz i5-4260U with hyperthreading) laptop with ubuntu 14.04. I need to disable the frequency scaling to install ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on new Macbook Pro. Installs then fails after restart

So I installed Ubuntu from a Live USB. No problems there. I get to the end of the the installation and am told to restart. I restart it then get a white screen with a blinking file icon with a ...
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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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How is it possible to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on a Macbook Pro from a microSD Card, or minimal install from CD (not a DVD)?

I see tutorials on the internet seeming to do so - including from Ubuntu's site - and people in the comments saying the terrible directions work, but I've tried it all and after a handful of ...
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Ubuntu Alongside Mac OS X - MacBook Pro 8,1

Has anybody installed Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro? I would install the 15.04 64 bit version on a MBP 8.1.I've seen in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWb2JeGI6zQ) that during the installation ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 boots, then freezes after 1-2 mins. Mouse pointer still moves

Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed on MacBook runnig OS X Mavericks. The Ubuntu installation will boot and seems to behave fine but then after 1-2 minutes it freezes. Note that I can still move the mouse ...
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Is it possible to get dragging working on a Macbook multi-touch touch pad?

I have a Macbook 5,1. That is to say that it is the only 13 inch aluminium Macbook as the later revisions were renamed Macbook Pro. Two-finger scrolling seems to work fine but dragging doesn't work. ...
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Problem With Wifi After Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my macbookpro retina 13.I follow a lot of solution for wifi(we have so many post in this subject) but still I cant success to have wifi! Please help step by step which ...
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update ubuntu 10.10 - 32bit on macbook [duplicate]

help, it keeps saying "failed to fetch" fetching the upgrade failed. There may be a network problem" but i am connected to the internet with lan.
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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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my macbook pro will not let me have ubuntu…please help!

I have acquired a 2009 macbook pro 15 at a great price, but I can't seem to figure it out in order to get ubuntu as my only os. I first placed my boot disc I have always used and it would not run. ...
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Installed ubuntu 14.04 on mac now I want to go back to osx [closed]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 to my MacBook Pro and now I want to return to OS X but I deleted it while I was Installing ubuntu. And I am not a great tech guru either so can someone help me in the easiest ...
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Help on Installing Ubuntu on a Late 2008 MacBook with No Operating System and a Broken Disk Drive?

I have a MacBook 4,1 (Late 2008) that I accidently formatted and now has no OS; whenever I boot after a period of time I get a flashing folder icon with a question mark. The Mac also has a broken disk ...
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macbook pro will not boot ubuntu for install!

I am desparate...I want ubuntu and have tried multiple times in different ways to boot ubuntu to install and each time have failed...usb download from unetbootin, ubuntu 14.04 dvd, and a new download ...
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Creating a wifi hotspot from a wired connection on Macbook for iPhones

I am trying to configure my own hotspot. I've tried following the instructions in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/180734/297819 with no use. I don't have 'AP' appear in "Supported Interface ...
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How to fix 3 min. dalay and suspend problem after instaling ubuntu 15.04 on macbook pro 5.1?

I installed ubuntu 15.04 on my macbook 5.1 (late 2008) and on every reboot I have to wait about 3 minutes to get to the login screen. Also suspend doesn't work when I close lid. Does someone have a ...
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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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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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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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Halo Combat Evolved Rendering Issue

I'm trying to run Halo Combat Evolved on my macbook pro running ubuntu using playon linux. It's successfully installed and it plays but the screen is rendered unusably with the a mirror image running ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook 10,1 graphics issue, cannot change resolution

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Retina (10,1) and I just got the WiFi working, but I can't get the resolution to change. As of now it is at 2880x1800 which makes everything way too small, ...
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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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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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Fresh Kubuntu 15.04 installation hangs on boot

I've just done a fresh installation of Kubuntu 15.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (june 2014) and it seems to get stuck somewhere during booting. I suspect it has troubles with the wireless adapter in my ...
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Cannot get wifi working on macbook pro retina

I just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro Retina, but am having trouble getting the wifi working. I followed the steps posted at Setup problems ubuntu 14.04 wifi on macbookpro 13.3 w/ retina (dual ...
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No WiFi on Macbook Retina, also having graphics issues

I have a Macbook retina (MacBookPro10,1) and I just installed Ubuntu 15 on an external hard drive and can boot to it with rEFInd. I'm having two annoying issues though: Ubuntu wont recognize any ...
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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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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 I get Ubuntu installation to recognize my Mac OS?

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.13. I installed 14.04.2 LTS on a USB and am able to boot into Ubuntu. I left 100 Gb of free space on my 1Tb Apple SSD for Ubuntu. When I go thru ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Pro 2,2

I currently have an old Macbook Pro 2,2. I'm typically a PC user (so I'm VERY new to Mac computers), but was given the Mac laptop to convert into a Linux computer. I wanted to know if it's possible to ...
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Macbook Pro 13 inch (2013 Haswell Retina) - Unable to Install Ubuntu 14.04

I just tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro (2013 Haswell Retina) laptop and it doesn't work. I'm using the rEFInd bootloader and I've been able to load the live CD and run Ubuntu without ...
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Login screen never appears after resume

I just upgrade to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro, using the Nouveau driver instead of Nvidia, and after I resume from suspend, my desktop background and mouse cursor appear, but the login/unlock screen never ...
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Awful beep on boot after installing Ubuntu in a Macbook

I formated the entire hard drive and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a Macbook 5.2. Ubuntu boots decently fast, however there is a disconcerning garbled image on screen: After that Ubuntu runs fairly ...
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overheating and battery drain MacBook pro

I have just installed ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a Macbook Pro 13" mid 2012, and I have some problems with my laptop. I have already installed TLP and macfanctld, but my MacBook still have the problem, ...
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How can I use three fingers to drag on the touchpad of a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04, with Unity on it. By default, Unity has a three-finger gesture that invokes the Alt-Tab launcher. But I really like the OS X-style three-finger drag gesture. ...
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Failed install - Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Macbook Pro 9,2 via USB

This is my second time trying to install Ubuntu on my Mac. I don't have any CDs, so created a bootable USB, following the instructions, changing the iso to an img through the Terminal etc. Leaving ...
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Unsecure boot on macbook pro

first i would like to mention i'm not using dualboot. I own a macbook pro 15", retina display with intel iris pro. model 11,2. Just booted ubuntu 15.04 from usb pen, and installed using full disk. ...
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MacBook 5,1 trackpad continuous dragging

I've found a lot of things online about trackpads with Linux but can't find an answer to this (though maybe I'm using the wrong keywords?) My only issue with the trackpad occurs when I click and ...
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Black Screen Macbook 10.1

I have a lot of issues with my MBP10.1 and NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 14.04.02LTS. When I install them, i get a black screen after reboot. I tried nomodeset (didn't work) and gfxCardStatus to force use ...
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Utopic Unicorn .. Login screen looks different and unity is slow all of a sudden wireless card no longer working

I'm not sure why, but after a reboot I have an ugly boot up screen and the other problems listed in the title. I think this may have happened during a sudo apt-get upgrade Where I got a seg fault. ...
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Clicking sound when playing audio

Before flagging this question as duplicate, this is not a random or periodic clicking sound. It only happens once a sound is played on the speakers for the "first time". "First time" being after a ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 fails to boot in Macbok [closed]

After installing Ubuntu 11.4 in a Macbook 5,2 I get a blinking folder with a question mark at boot. The installation was successful erasing the entire drive, but the computer fails to boot Ubuntu, I ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 - cannot load desktop with fglrx

I'm trying to maximize my OpenGL usage and fix a weird display issue. No solutions I've read about work, including this one and this one. I thought perhaps the open source driver was related, so I ...