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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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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Right Click on Macbook 7.1 (Ubuntu 12.10)?

There's two things I love: Ubuntu and my Macbook. Unfortunately the right click (= click with two fingers) is just a real pain. Is there a way to have my right click in the right bottom corner of my ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Macbook Air 1,1 - no sound (speakers + microphone) - headphone OK

I ran lspci | grep Audio and got: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03) I've searched the forums and added the following line to alsa.conf # ...
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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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NOUVEAU on 2013 15" macbook 14.04 crashes on resume

I have a 2013 Macbook Pro 15" (Macbook 11,3). My laptop works perfectly fine except awaking from suspend. I can see the screen, the keyboard does not work after waking up and my laptop (at least my ...
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Wireless Driver for Ubuntu 14.04 2012 macbook pro 13.3 (unibody)

Yesterday, I finally was able to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my mid-2012 macbook pro 13.3in (NON-retina). I'm very new to this and I'm not sure how to get the wireless driver. I've already gone through a ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, odd whining/humming coming from left side of MBP (2,2)

I have been searching for a similar issue to mine, but unfortunately haven't found anything. Anyhow, this week I installed 12.04 on my 2006 MBP (2,2). Pretty much everything seems to work OK, but ...
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Is Mactel PPA good stuff for Macbook Pro 5,3 with Ubuntu 13.04?

The Mactel repository proposes some extra packages in order to run Ubuntu on Macbook computers. Mine is a Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009) running Ubuntu 13.04. The wiki page about the Mactel support seems to ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Ubuntu Does Not Boot

Just a little info on my computer: I have the early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" with Intel HD 3000 graphics. On my internal HDD, I have OSX and a small partition of Windows 7 that I dual boot with. I have an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook pro. Now my screen randomly goes black during use

Just installed Ubuntu on my MacBook pro (15 inch Mid 2010) today and I am running into an issue where my screen will just go black and it almost seems like the computer shuts down suddenly. The ...
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Missing partitions MacBook (2006)

My friend came over recently, with a corrupted MacBook (2006). He doesn't have the Snow Leopard DVD. I've live booted Ubuntu 8.04 (None newer than that worked) and seems to be working OK. The only ...
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Macbook Air 2013 won't wake after opening lid 14.04

I've got a 13" mid-2013 MacBook Air, and I'm dual booting OSx and Xubuntu. Everything seems to be working relatively well except waking the laptop by opening the lid. The screen lights up to the login ...
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Xmonad keyboard not working (Macbook pro)

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (11,1) and it all worked swimmingly. Then I tried installing Xmonad, selected it once from my lightdm manager and now it loads by default. (The ...
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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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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after cleaning NVRAM on a mid-2009 Macbook Pro

I have a macbook Pro mid 2009, with three partitions : OSX 10.8.5, Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7. EFI and GRUB are here, first EFI boots with offering the choice of the three systems then, if Linux or ...
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Problems installing on Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro in which I created a Ubuntu live CD on an external Hard-drive. I completely removed MAC OSX from the hard-drive and just installed Ubuntu. Later realising that I had installed a ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC ...
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Touchpad issues with 13.10 macpro retina

I've had ubuntu on my mac retina for a while now. Initially I installed it back in a 12.x release which came with quite sophisticated touch support. It had 2 and 3 button gestures, however these were ...
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How to disable IR receiver on MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro 9.2 and I need to disable the IR receiver because my kids use the Apple TV and its remote messes with my computer. I have Ubuntu 13.10 dual booted.
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ubuntu in virtual box in a macbook pro crashed during installation

I have a mac book pro and I need to test ubuntu under virtual machine. I have downloaded both xubuntu 13.10 64bit both ubuntu 12.04 64bit I have downloaded Virtual box, created a new machine (with ...
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All networks are hidden for me

I've been setting up my Ubuntu (on a Macbook Pro, 64 bit), and I've run into a bit of a snag with wireless. The first time I started up Ubuntu, the first thing I did was connect to my router via ...
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Weird sound problems after upgrading to 13.10 (macbook)

I have been having a very weird problem with my sound lately: 1)My sound is extremely disorted with relativly loud noises, tested with several headphones. 2) After a while, wiered noises start ...
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How to remove gnu grub command line at start up of mac

i'm a noobie with Ubuntu.So i was trying to install Ubuntu in a partition of my HD in my macbook through a USB flash drive and something went wrong in the end of the installation(i got a black screen ...
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How do I disable a Nvidia 9600GT on MacBookPro 5.1?

i finally put up a Dual Boot with Ubuntu and Lion on my old MacBookPro 5.1 As reported in many cases the discrete graphics card is turned on all the time consuming a lot of power and thus heating up ...
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Apple Keyboard / Trackpad using too much power?

If I open powertop my keyboard / trackpad seems to be using 10+ watts of power at 100% usage at all times. I feel like this may be a bit excessive. Is it normal for the keyboard / trackpad on my ...
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Trying to Triple Boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on my MBP 7,1!

I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to triple boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 13.04 with little to no avail. I used a DVD I've burned to install Ubuntu and a genuine Windows 7 CD. I've ...
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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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Suspend doesn't work on dual boot ubuntu 13.04 and Mac OS X

I have dual booted by MacBook Pro Retina Display with Ubuntu 13.04, using EFI boot manager rEFInd. It works great, except for the suspend function which is broken in both Mac OS and Ubuntu. If I click ...
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How to get windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 to boot on my macbook pro

I have a macbook pro retina and I have apple, refit, windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 installed. When I first installed Ubuntu I got the error missing operating system. But windows 7 and mac was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...