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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Creating Bootable USB from Mac

I am Macbook user and I am on current Yosemite OS X. I followed the directions provided on this http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx ... however I get errors. ...
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Intel GPU error on 2008 macbooks

After writing this all out I realize that its long as hell, so I've gone through and split everything into sections. BACKGROUND: A few years into owning my macbook I decided Mac OS was beginning not ...
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fresh installation only shows a “dash”

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old macbook. Installation was succsessfull. There was an error befor booting: efi wasn't loadable. I fixed that. But Ubuntu doesn't start. I only see a dos ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on White Clamshell Macbook 7,1

I installed the latest version of Ubuntu desktop 14.04.1 on to my white mid-2010 macbook 7,1 and am getting some weird graphics issues (missing characters on strings and generally glitchy windows), ...
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Grub not responding

I ran into a problem after installing Ubuntu without rEFInd on my Macbook Air 2013 11". I used my macbook's own bootloader to install it, and everything worked fine (I could use the USB drive to boot ...
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How to boot into Ubuntu from Macbook 3.1

I am trying to install Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a macbook 3.1 and have been unable to get it to boot from either a dvd or a USB stick. It always boots from the HDD into OS X. I have tried holding down the ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 on Apple Macbook Air late 2010, 3-2 - installation not possible

Starting from a live usb stick, according to: create a usb stick on mac osx is not possible. I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64+mac.iso The same behaviour appears with rEFIt installed. Can ...
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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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First boot fail -Dual boot Xubuntu 14.04 / MacBook Pro Late 2011 / rEFInd

I have followed The recommended online instructions to the letter. Everything with my dual-boot set up on my MacBook Pro has gone according to plan. When I am finally ready to launch the OS, it hangs ...
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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 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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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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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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Delete Key on Macbook AIr

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on my macbook air 2013 (6,2) and I want to know if it's possible for me to change the behavior of the 'delete' key to that of the backspace key as there is no backspace ...
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How can I personalize my MacBook Pro Touchpad?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 5.5. I'm just wondering if there is something that takes all the kinks out of the touch-pad. It works good, but it feels sluggish, double tap works about ...
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Fix marvel ata bug on macbook air 6.2

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook air 6.2 for a while now and pretty much everything is working as it should. There is one major problem with the marvel ata chipset though. Every once in a ...
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Key arrangement for Macbook with Right Command?

I installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air 5,1 a few weeks back, and it's been great, except that I couldn't figure out how to remap keys the way I want them. Most guides suggest swapping the command and ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Retina Trusty: suspend and resume doesn't work correctly

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook 13'' (with retina display) successfully. The only problem is that sometimes, when I close and then open the lid on my laptop (I have it set to suspend when ...
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Grive deletes files from Google Drive server

I am probably going to sound like a complete moron but, after installing Grive-Tools (Version 1.12 beta) on a second laptop containing Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit), when I went to sync files that I had ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBook

So I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Lenovo laptop. It worked perfectly but screen resolution was terrible so I wanted to use it on my old 2009 unibody MacBook. I transferred the SSD hard drive ...
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Install Ubuntu on Macbook, two separate HDD, choose OS to boot by holidng Alt

Mid 2010 Macbook pro Swapped HDD for SSD Swapped DVD for HDD I don't want to install rEFIt or anything like that. So is there a way I can keep Mac Os X on my primary SSD and install Ubuntu 14.04 on ...
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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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Can't connect to encrypted network with late 2012 macbook pro

I recently dual booted my late 2012 macbook pro with Ubuntu 14.10 and initially upon installation my macbook couldn't detect any networks. I did some googling and found this previously asked question ...
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MBP 6.1 compatibility with 14.04 LTS

I installed 14.04 LTS on my MBP 6.1 (early 2010) and everything works flawlessly except for when I let my laptop go to sleep. It wakes up, but when I try to log back in, it just crashed and reboots. ...
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USB Boot Error--Mac

When booting Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a 16GB USB on a Macbook Pro 13", early 2011, a black screen shows up suggesting that a version 2.x beta is the version running on my machine. I performed a flawless ...
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Install 12.10 on Macbook 6,1

I want to install Ubuntu 12.10 besides MacOSX 10.6 on my Macbook 6,1. I found some instructions like here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook/TripleBoot But these are pretty old and I'm not ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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Can't boot into Mac after Ubuntu install

After installing Ubuntu, unable to boot into mac partition. Holding option at boot displays a mouse but nothing else. Letting go automatically boots into Ubuntu.
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Enabling high-dpi on ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu in a VM (Parallels) on a Macbook Pro here. One of the major issues I still have is to have Ubuntu running properly in high-dpi mode. I have already fiddled with unity-tweak-tool ...
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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...