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Questions tagged [mac]

The Macintosh line of computers. Use this tag for questions regarding installing or using Ubuntu on Mac hardware. For questions about the hardware MAC address use the "networking" tag.

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Is this the end of Intel Macs using Ubuntu? [closed]

I tried to setup triple boot on my new iMac only to discover that Apple is blocking anything that is not "verified" by Apple. So I disabled that and tried again. Then I got blocked by Ubuntu'...
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I just installed UBUNTU on Mac Book air and getting the following error at re boot

I have attempted to install this and said to remove the bootable usb drive and when I did It shows this code I have no idea what is wrong or what to do. I tried to restart my mac book air and this is ...
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Freezing / poor performance of Ubuntu 20.04 on 2009 macbook

TL;DR: doing basically anything in web browser etc. causes window system to freeze; I can get to tty3 to kill stuff; memory isn't the problem. what try next? I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a mid-2009 13&...
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Macchanger set address resets to permanent MAC address after connected to a network

Every time I set the MAC address, whether to a custom or random one and connect to a network it automatically gets reverted back to the permanent MAC address. If I try adding a "Cloned MAC ...
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Ubuntu reboots instead of shutdown on iMac

I am running Ubuntu on iMac late 2015, 21.5 inch (the 1tb hdd version) and it’s running effortlessly with just one issue, It reboots on a shutdown. (Suspend doesn’t work too, it just hangs the system ...
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Remote Desktop 22.04 from Mac

I had to tinker for a while before realizing my mac was confused by the default setting for creating vnc connections on ubuntu. Here's a summary to enable vnc access to your ubuntu desktop Settings -&...
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Mac Keybindings on Windows Keyboard

Background I primarily use a MacBook Pro with an external keyboard and have its keybindings memorized. The bottom row of my MBP keyboard layout is fn Ctrl Opt Cmd Space Cmd Opt Left Down Right The ...
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Install Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 ARM64 on macOS Apple Silicon (M1/Pro/Max) in Parallels

There's no direct download of Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 for ARM64 yet, how do you install it?
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Make right-Super act like Control in Kubuntu on Macbook

I have just installed Kubuntu 22.04 on a Macbook Air and have noticed that the keyboard has two Super/Meta keys but just one (left) control. I am more familiar with PC keyboards: I don't need two ...
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Getting the error 0x80370102 when trying to run WSL on Windows 11 on Mac

I installed Windows 11 on my Mac (M1) using Parallels, and on the windows machine I tried installing the Ubuntu subsystem to run Docker, so I downloaded Ubuntu (Ubuntu2004-220404) and installed it. ...
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Esc key problem in a Mac keyboard

I'm using a Mac Bluetooth keyboard (model A1314) in my Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.3, and it is fine except for the Esc key. Sometimes it works properly, others it doesn't work and others I need to press 3-5 ...
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How do I install a new system so it will ONLY start in safe graphics mode?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 20.04.4 on a late 2009 iMac in a dual boot configuration. To do this I have Ubuntu on a USB stick which is used to start up the iMac, so that it boots into Ubuntu and ...
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Show properties of a file right in File Explorer like on Mac

I'm looking for a plugin for Nautilus, or how do I configure it, or maybe use another file manager, that shows the properties of a file, just like the Mac OS X Finder does (image below). Does anyone ...
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GNOME/OtherDE's Remove all screen top elements (menu/title bars, etc) above application window

I've been using Linux for 10+ years on servers, but only today started trying out the desktop environment on an old MacBook. On small screens of notebook pcs, I feel the "Top Bar / Title Bar / ...
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No sound on Macbook

I am planning to partially switch to Ubuntu, maybe completely in the future. Is that possible to add sound in future updates? It is very hesitating to me. To those who forgot I am talking about ...
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Updating/Upgrading Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Under Parallels 17 Mac M1 Chip Causes Crashes - Help?

I have about 600MB of updates to download and install - but, in a previous attempt, after seeming to upgrade correctly - the OS refused to boot. Again Mac M1 Chip Running Parallels 17 and Ubuntu 20.04....
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Changed boot order from HDD to USB, now it gets stuck on blackscreen and wont boot at all

SOME BACK STORY: I've had Ubuntu installed for a couple of weeks on my IMac and wanted to try out another distro. I made a USB with another distro, but I couldn't get to the grub menu by pressing ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 won't detect microphone on headset

I am attempting to connect the headset's microphone to my computer; however, the mic is not showing up in the settings. I'd show a picture, but it's not letting me take a screenshot of the window. I ...
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Keyboard Epomaker K870T recognizes Ubuntu as Mac

I have bought the epomaker k870T keyboard and used it successfully these previous weeks under Ubuntu 20.04. The special function of the F keys, such as volume up/down on F12 and the rest never worked, ...
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No Sound on Mac

I installed the latest Ubuntu on a 2017 Imac. Not a virtual machine - Ubuntu is the only operating system. Since install there has been no sound. The sound setting is set to speakers and when sound ...
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Cannot dual boot MacOS & Ubuntu

I encountered this issue quite often and tested a few solutions so I hope this will help. Initially, I was aiming at dual-booting MacOS and Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro, which worked after few attempts but ...
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How to edit rEFInd to make Ubuntu boot automatically in my Macbook Pro 15 2018?

I have been having quite a few rough days trying to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro 15 2018. With rEFInd and lots of help I've managed to install Ubuntu on the Mac. However, I'd like Ubuntu to start ...
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How to prevent real MAC address leakage

Normally you cannot change the MAC address through network manager until after you've connected to a network and exposed your wifi card/devices real MAC address. How can I ensure that every card or ...
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Ubuntu uninstall [closed]

Hi all I have a 2009 i7 iMac with abuntu I power on iMac ,then get 1st screen white no apple logo then I get purple screen Given me options for Ubuntu Advanced options for Ubuntu Ubuntu 21.10 (21.10) (...
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Ubuntu 21.10 on IMac 2009

I've try to get Ubuntu on my IMac working, but get some trouble with graphic cards. I'm using an late 2009 iMac 27". Has an i5 CPU, 16G Ram and Radeon 4850. Actual it's working with 'nomodeset' ...
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Ubuntu keyboard German Macintosh is not matching the real German Macintosh layout

I have noticed, that the Ubuntu keyboard German Macintosh does not match the real German Macintosh layout in the 3rd and 4th level. Specially the 3rd level - u code is a ¨ as a dead key, allowing ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 boot failure after editing system files on a iMac

I'm a life-long Windows PC guy (boo hiss) whose friend was getting rid of a 2010 27-inch iMac (as the hard drive had failed). I took it from him and I figured I could use it as way to learn Linux. I ...
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I am unable to upgrade my mac M1 multipass instance running Focal. Somehow it wants to install a kernel from Xenial

I am unable to upgrade my mac M1 multipass instance. Looks like it can no longer find the sources: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/ubuntu/dists/xenial/main/binary-arm64/by-hash/SHA256/...
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Ubuntu 21.10 won't suspend when lid closed

I have a mid-2012 13" Unibody MacBook Pro running Ubuntu Linux 21.10. I typically use this computer to play Minecraft. When I sign in, there are no performance problems, but it refuses to lock ...
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Stopping job because the scheduler could not execute a filter on mac Catalina Canon TS3300 series

I've tried to print, but in the printer app it just stopped automatically and can't resume. I've tried restarting, resetting the printing system but it just wouldn't work here's the last 2 line of ...
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Web Camera on Mac Book Air March/April 2014 Model Not Working

I have a web camera on Mac Book Air March/April 2014 model that is not working on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS. Could someone give me the step by step guide walk through to get the camera to work. Thank you.
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Ubuntu 20.04LTS installation black screen with white cursor in middle of screen

Installation from usb completes successfully and tells me to restart (I have an iMac 2010 model that I replaced the hard drive inside b/c it was a failing hard drive---new hard drive seems to boot and ...
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RAM in Ubuntu vs Other OS [closed]

My brother has a Thinkpad Lenovo X220s (Quad Core i5 and 8gb RAM) and it was super slow and laggy running windows 7. So I decided to put Ubuntu on it for him and ever since then it has been running ...
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JOptionPane.showMessageDialog does not work

I try to display a message dialog approving the success or otherwise of my Java program with the database. I used different ways to see if it is successfully connected or not. and yeah it the ...
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Real mode call failed on MacBook Pro when trying to turn screen off Ubuntu Server 20.04

I have Ubuntu Server 20.04 installed on an early 2011 MacBook Pro 8,1 and I want to close the lid and turn the screen off. I have succesfully prevented it from sleeping when closing the lid as ...
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Can't find Multipass Ubuntu files on Mac M1 Finder

I'm running macOS 11.2.1 on a Mini M1 with one internal and two external drives. Using multipass 1.8.1+mac to create an Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS instance in terminal. Once in terminal, I can find the 3rd ...
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How to get packages from a Mac with internet to a Ubuntu 18.04 with no internet and installed properly? [duplicate]

What am I trying to do? On the Mac with internet access, I would like to have packages such as nvm, node, npm, wine32, etc. to be installed on the Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) with no internet. The packages ...
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Loading unclaimed graphic card in Ubuntu 21.10 on iMac 2011

On an iMac 21'' Mid 2011 my AMD GPU seems to have gone bad and not able to boot macOS, I am now booted into an Ubuntu 21.10 usb with persistent filesystem and can see both the cards in terminal. The ...
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Ubuntu server integration in Mac Finder

I use netatalk to communicate via afp between an Ubuntu server 20.04 and Macbooks. In Finder on the Macs a WD nas, a Mac Mini server and other MacBooks (all using AFP) appear from the start as icons ...
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Keyboard and trackpad not working on Virtualbox Ubuntu VM - mac host

The keyboard and mouse/trackpad stop working on virtualbox ubuntu vm. Im running virtualbox on a macbook pro. When I go to USB Devices settings, the "Apple Inc internal keyboard / Trackpad" ...
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hello. what version is recommend for a iMac G5 2006 Intel (yes. a intel system) [duplicate]

what version is recommend for a iMac G5 2006 Intel (yes. a intel system) so that i can get some use out of it for the first time after sitting in a storage of a school. then next to my main system ...
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Installing package on Ubuntu linux virtual machine from Mac M1 computer

My computer is Mac M1 with MacOS Monterey 12.0.1, and I have installed linux through virtual machines UTM and Parallels. The Ubuntu version is 20.04.2 ARM 64. Now I need to install a software package ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu - Mac Os Issue

I installed Ubuntu in dual boot on my mac without using rEFInd. Initially everything worked fine, I could access both systems. Later, in an attempt to remove Ubuntu, I deleted a partition I had ...
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Noob question, Copying images from old Mac drive to a MyPassport so Windows can see it

I have a VirtualBox set up and Unbuntu installed on the VM. The host is Windows 10. Right now I have a few old Mac drives mounted to some USB ports through some dongles (threw out the Macs, boards ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - iMac late 2009. Nvidia Geforce 9400 freezes

I have been trying to run Ubuntu 20.04 on an old iMac (late 2009). With a fresh install, it randomly freezes once resizing windows, changing the background wallpaper, or while opening a browser. I ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I have to download Ubuntu for my Mac as part of my course. I am unable to do so. It downloads as a 'ISO disk image' and does not allow me to install it. Is anyone please able to help with regard to ...
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Now that Ubuntu 21.10 has Kernel 5.13, will 21.10 Server ARM work on Apple Silicon? [duplicate]

I have heard that Ubuntu 21.10 has Kernel 5.13, which supports Apple Silicon, so, does this mean Ubuntu Server 21.10 ARM supports Apple Silicon M1 Macs? And if so, how well?
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Audio Card Cirrus Logic CS8409 on Ubuntu 21.10 iMac19,2 not recognized

I've looked through some of the snd-hda-intel kernel module notes and it looks like patches have been added to the kernel to support CS8409. However, Ubuntu 21.10 doesn't even recognize the card now. ...
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Altgr problem for Mac Turkish keyboard

I use UTM on my M1 MacBook for using ubuntu and I use also sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration and I chose altgr for right control however it doesn't work. I chose MacBook(intl.)+Turkish+...
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ata5: COMRESET failed (errno=-32) old iMac broken disk

I have a 5,1 iMac with a broken internal disk. After many attempts I got a working installation of Ubuntu 20.04.03 on an external USB drive. The boot is very long due to a repeated message: COMRESET ...
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