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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Macbook Air camera is not working since I switched from macOS to Ubuntu

Ever since I moved to Ubuntu from macOS, Ubuntu can't find the camera in my computer I am using a 2015 macbook air and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. lsusb outputs this: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05ac:8406 Apple, Inc....
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Bootable USB Ubuntu Server

I have a MacBook Pro, I just ordered an Intel NUC and build components. Just want to tinker with Linux. Can I use my MacBook Pro to create a bootable USB in order to install on the NUC? I don't ...
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Ubuntu on old Macs - does it stop the “planned obsolescence” slowdown inherent on the software or is it a hardware issue?

Everytime I encounter an older Mac, it has a ton of problems with the software, most notably incompatibility with new Mac updates and major battery usage and slowdown problems. Would installing Ubuntu ...
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Simple way to connect Ubuntu Mate to Mac?

I have a new Apple Macintosh computer and I am trying to find a way to send files back and forth from my Ubuntu Mate laptop. I have no Windows machines in my network. I don't know much about modern ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 beta on Mac Mini won't boot after updates [closed]

I've been trying to set up an old Apple Mac Mini as an Ubuntu desktop machine for testing, etc. I was able to install the last LTS - Ubuntu 20.04 - and distros based upon that such as Mint, however ...
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Create Keyboard Macro to change modifier keys on Mac

I use parallels to run windows on my MacBook Pro for one of the application at work that requires hotkeys (such as Alt + C, Alt + X, Alt + Q etc). To ease my process while using this app, I tried ...
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Set custom shortcut keys for brightness on iMac 2011 Ubuntu 20.10

It works on the slider and it previously worked on a keyboard that had brightness keys. My new keyboard does not have dedicated keys. So I want to add a keybind in settings -> keyboard shortcuts -&...
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Can't reach gateway ubuntu 16.04.5

I got virtual machine with Ubuntu 16.04 there was performed command chmod -R 777 /. My task is to recover system and reach the internet. My steps where this: I entered recovery mode and did this Fix ...
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Vm and Ubuntu on mac

I have a problem with the very start of setting up ubuntu with a VM on mac Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: SessionMachine Interface: ISession {c0447716-ff5a-4795-b57a-...
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Want to create a bootable CD with Linux to run/install on an old Thinkpad iseries 1300-1171! I have to create the CD on my Mac (Catalina)

If somebody would help, I think this is a light version that could permit to get rid of windows 2000 on this very old Thinkpad and use it. I suppose I can't install latest version because of the ...
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Dual boot Opencore High Sierra and Ubuntu 20.04

I am a beginner with Ubuntu and most things pc. I just built a pc with the following: ryzen 7 3700x gtx 1070 two 250gb ssd 16gb ddr4 gigabyte x570 I installed macOS High Sierra with Opencore on one ...
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Chrome ctrl and command are swapped?

I use Mac along with this Ubuntu. On mac, command + is how Chrome shortcuts are. On ubuntu, it's ctrl + . However, other things like vscode or tmux are + key on both systems. Is there a way to setup ...
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Trying to connect to MacBook: Password etc. doesn't work (Files -> Other Locations -> “MacBook Pro” under Networks.)

On How to share files between Ubuntu and OSX? I found these apparently easy instructions on how to connect to my Mac from Ubuntu: In mac OS, go to System preferences > sharing and enable Personal ...
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Dual-Boot Ubuntu on Mac Book Air (2019)

I'm currently trying to dual boot my Mac Book Air (2019, macOS Catalina) with Ubuntu, but after some research I'm not sure if this is even possible, since 2018 Apple started to use this T2 protection. ...
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Convert MBR to GPT on macbook

There is a nice thread here describing how to convert from MBR to GPT partition scheme. Unfortunately it says not to use it on apple macs. I have one of these, how can I here convert from MBR to GPT?
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Python 3.x Running on Parallels VM (Ubuntu 20.x) in a MAC Pro M1 - PIP3 Install instructions not working well

When I install pip3 version the installation partially runs thorough. Toward the end I get the following: Screenshot of pip3 install error I estimate this may be due to my pc running ARM version of ...
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What password is the Other Locations window is asking for to connect to my Mac files?

I installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on VMWare Fusion Player Ver 12.1.0 that is on my iMac-Pro running Mac OS Big Sur version 11.2.3. I believe I'm to date on all software. I'm trying to access my Mac files ...
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No Sound in iMac after installing ubuntu

Yesterday I downloaded ubuntu 20.04 on my Imac. I am not able to hear anything. I even tried plugging in my headphones , but that doesn't seem to work either. My school starts from Monday and I will ...
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Make Ubuntu 20.04 Look like Mac OS Catalina

How can I make my Ubuntu 20.04 machine look exactly like Mac OS Catalina?
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Help with acessing recovery mode Ubuntu 16.04

So, i installed Ubuntu 16.04 on an old MacBook i have so i could use it normally again. But a blue screen keeps appearing when i boot and, the only solution i have is acessing recovery mode. I don't ...
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question to remap keys in Ubuntu terminal to Mac has not worked for me yet in Ubuntu VM under parallels

After looking here for answers I am still struggling. I am running Ubuntu 21.04 as a virtual machine on my M1 Mac mini under Parallels 16. I am also running Windows 10 as a VM and the keys there map ...
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Running / Porting Mac apps

I recently wanted to install some software, but couldn't, because it only had a windows and a mac version (no, wine doesn't work on it). My question now is: Can i port the mac version (i dont care if ...
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How to make a persistent USB/SD from Mac

I've been searching the internet for ages now and I haven't been able to find a way to make a persistent Ubuntu 20.04 USB from a Mac. All the articles seem to either be outdated or just say "now ...
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USB with Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS installed bootable in macbook pro 2014 and not macbook pro 2019

The difference with other questions of the sort is that I have the OS installed in this USB, it's not an installation media. I can boot into this USB perfectly with my macbook pro 2014, yet in my 2019'...
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Moving all files in a directory ignoring the file extension

I have a directory with multiple images in a different file types (svg, png, jpeg, jpg and gif), I also have a txt file which holds many names of images, but without the file extension, for ex: 1664 ...
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Mac mini Server Late 2009 cannot connect to network on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I cannot connect my computer to the network. The Wi-Fi does not appear to be recognized at all within Ubuntu. The ethernet jack shows up, and I can see the wired connection in Settings, but the ...
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Dual boot in macbook air

I am running a MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018). I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu 16.04LTS. I am getting ACPI error when I am booting up. I will upload a picture of the error so that all can ...
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Can a complete portable installation of ubuntu be done on a hard drive using a mac?

I want a completely portable ubuntu drive that won't change anything at all on my MacBook Air. I want it to only change the hard drive. And the install should be such that, when I unplug my hard drive,...
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Ubuntu 20.10 on mac: Mouse cursor disappears randomly

The mouse cursor disappears after a while. It happens randomly with any software (Chrome, Skype, terminal, LibreOffice etc...). The mouse still works though.It just the cursor which disappears. I ...
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How can I mount a MacOS fusion drive?

When viewing the partitions, obviously there are two physical disks, but virtually it's being treated as one disk on MacOS (Fusion drive). How can one mount this on ubuntu? The normal mounting ...
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Mac Pro Server 2008 Ubuntu conversion; besides the bootable USB the installer can not see storage devices

I am working with a 2008 Mac Pro Server w/ dual 3ghz Xeons 8gb RAM and 3x 1tb 7200rpm HDDs. The machine currently boots to the server version of Snow Leopard, and it's disks are not in a RAID set but ...
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Unable to mount internal drive iMac 2008 for Ubuntu install

Background (iMac 2008 El Capitan) Keychain in iMac needed to be reset, too many programs set to to open on start up needed sliming-down(father-in-laws iMac, he passed away, no idea as to passwords). ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an IMAC mid 2010 High Sierra

How can I install Ubuntu on my IMAC mid 2010 High Sierra?
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How can I increase display screen size and resolution?

I am a newbie learning Linux. I need a Linux install to work through an edx.org course. I have chosen Ubuntu 20.04 to install in a VM. All seems OK but screen display is quite small and does not ...
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Installation does not boot

I am a complete newbie to Linux systems, but I decided to resurrect by MacBook Pro 2017 "13 by installing Linux (this time, Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS) on it. I have tried various distros (Ubuntu, Mint,...
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Ubuntu 20.04 UI very slow after some time of inactivity

I updated an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to 20.04.2 LTS on a 27" Mac some time ago now. Basically all works fine so far. But when I do not touch the system for some time (> 10 to 15 minutes), it is ...
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Ubuntu on Macmini8,1 not booting

I am attempting to install 20.10 to a Mac mini that I have (Macmini8,1 aka "Late 2018"), and seem to be unable to. I'm installing what I would expect is the simplest scenario: I'm ...
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How do I fix my black screen after booting with nvidia drivers?

I have a Mac Pro 2008 (a.k.a MacPro3,1), with Ubuntu 20.04 installed in EFI mode on it's own unencrypted SSD. The graphics card is a Quadro K5000 which has been flashed with Mac EFI compatible ...
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Trying to install 20.14 LTS on a flash card onto a 2011 iMac 27" and have frozen Install page

Error checks done in both creating the flash card and during the booting of the iMac showed no errors. (The only thing I note is that there are two flash cards shown in the boot-up screen). The ...
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Access Ubuntu files from Mac without booting into Ubuntu

I lost my reFIND boot menu after Mac OS update from Yosemite to BigSur. I only want to get my files from the Ubuntu partition. Is there any way? disk0s6 is Ubuntu My disk partitions
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Macchanger does not work - Ubuntu 20.10

Everytime i try to change my mac address with macchanger, it displays "[ERROR] Could not change MAC: interface up or insufficient permissions: Too many open files in system" despite I have ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Intel Quick Sync Mac Mini 2011

i915 module loads and gets used ONLY with acpi=off: Kernel modules: i915 Kernel driver in use: i915 Unfortunately USB is no longer available. How do I get i915 to get used without acpi=off
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Can I clone the Ubuntu 18 HDD on a mac?

I have a SSD with Ubuntu 18.04 and I would like to clone it to a new SSD. Is there a way of doing so using some very easy software with graphic interface instead of having to use command line? On ...
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How do I bring this camera to life? 02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD Camera

This is the camera in my mac: 02:00.0 Multimedia controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD Camera The computer is a macbook air, running Ubuntu 20.04. The camera is apparently a pci ...
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searching for Broadcom camera

I have been searching, and searching how to search, and sometimes finding, but results are mixed and often accidental. I have a macbook air, and of course it has a Broadcom interface for wireless ...
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meaning of failure message upon startup

I managed to get my wireless connection to work on my macbook air (late 2015 vintage) and am pleased with that success. There are problems and questions, though. The wireless interface is a Broadcom ...
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Import Mac OLM to Ubuntu Tunderbird

I have exported my outlook from my mac to olm. How can I import it to Tunderbird Ubuntu without third parties involved?
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Can't open Windows anymore. Triple partition

I have a Mac and a while ago I made a partition for Windows with BOOTCAMP. Everything fine. Now I made another partition for Ubuntu using a USB, and now I can't open Windows anymore, the partition is ...
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Black screen at boot when using Thunderbolt output on Mac Mini

I have installed Ubuntu 20.10 on my Mac Mini 2011 (Mac Mini 5,2 A1347 from Mid 2011. Hardware: Intel i5, 4GB RAM, Samsung 250GB SSD EVO 840, AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics). I followed the HowToGeek ...
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Cannot open folders from wi-fi network [20.04.2 LTS]

I have a Ubuntu laptop in my wi-fi network and I have turned on Sharing of "Documents" and "Downloads" folders. When I go to the "Network" option in "Finder", ...

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