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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Black screen after installing rEFInd in Ubuntu on Mac Mini

I created a partition on my Mac Mini and installed Ubuntu to it. The installation worked, but it would automatically boot into Ubuntu whenever I turn on the computer, so I installed rEFInd using the ...
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how to get ubuntu wifi working on mac [closed]

just installed ubuntu on the mac mini
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Nvidia quadro 4800/ubuntu 20.04 will not detect second monitor on MacPro 3,1

Nvidia quadro 4800/ubuntu 20.04 will not detect second monitor on MacPro 3,1. The monitor was working just fine in mac os x. But after installing Ubuntu 20.04 the nvidia driver only sees one monitor. ...
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No sound on imac 27 2017

I am a noob in linux but am starting to understand a little bit after all the times I have tried. I have an old MacBook where I have totally installed Kubuntu and all is working fine and I really ...
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Installation of 20.04 on late-2011 macbook pro - installer fails to recognize existing OS

My question is probably implicit in the title, but here's additional details: installation target is macbook pro is a late-2011 17" model the macbook has a 2TB SSD the 2TB SSD has a 750 GB APFS ...
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Ubuntu on iMac 2019 not working Sound, WiFi, Bluetooth

Ubuntu: 16.04 iMac: 27" 2019 (currently latest) $ uname -a Linux iMac 4.15.0-99-generic #100~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 22 23:56:30 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lspci -knn | grep Net -...
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ssh connection problem: unusual behaviour

I'm perplex about this problem with my ssh connection to my ubuntu server (perplex = not an expert, of course): try to connect my iMac this morning as usual (through LAN): not working. times out ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 on iMac & keyboard

I now have a new iMac 27" and can boot and run Ubuntu 18.04 from an external drive, but seem to have to use a USB keyboard and mouse. Is there anyway to use the Apple keyboard and mouse. How about if ...
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trying to make bash alias on mac

I am trying to follow this explanation of how to make an alias and made the following .bashrc file in my home directory. Here it is: # .bashrc # User specific aliases and functions alias py='python3'...
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Ubuntu for an Intel Core Duo on an iMac?

I'am trying to put Ubuntu into my 19" iMac (mac OS 10.6.8) Intel core duo 2Mgh. Created a USB flash startup with Ubuntu 20.04; received that this kernel needs x86-64 and only found i686. Which is the ...
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Imac with Ubuntu (Lubuntu 20.04) - Controlling fan speed

The situation I switched an old Imac (2008) to Lubuntu. While it runs smoothly for all I need to do, 20 minutes after starting the CPU fan starts to get super loud. Here is a screenshot of psensor: ...
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2008 iMac, Ubuntu Stuck on Purple Screen

I've been struggling to get Ubuntu 18.04 to work on my 2008 iMac. Grub loads. But system gets stuck on blank purple screen. I have "nomodeset" enabled. Ubuntu LiveCD works on same iMac. So the iMac ...
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Unable to see in Snap applications

I have installed Ubuntu on my Mac Air and the applications are not showing up when I click on it. How can I do this so I can download some programs
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Mac - Holding Option at Start Up and Choosing EFI Boot - “System BootOrder not found. Initializing defaults.”

I set up my old 2012 Macbook Pro to have dual boot with MacOS and Ubuntu 20.04. I installed Grub Customizer so that when I turn the laptop on, it always defaults to boot Ubuntu. However, when I hold ...
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Audio not working in iMac dual boot [closed]

I just installed Pop!_OS on a 2017 iMac 21.5". The installation worked pretty much no problem, except I can't get the internal audio to work at all. Neither headphones nor the speakers on the Mac work....
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How to connect a qemu / kvm mac os x guest os to internet inside WSL2

I've installed ubuntu 20.04 on WSL2 and I started a VM with qemu and kvm,running mac os x as guest os. It works great,except for the configuration of the net. Infact it is not able to connect to ...
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Mic not working on Ubuntu 20.04 in Mac Mini (late 2014)

Just got the new Ubuntu 20.04 installed on my mac mini, and everything is working smoothly, except for the mic. Even when I connect my bluetooth headsets, it doesn't send any sound. It doesn't have an ...
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Grub failed to install during intalling on mac book pro

I created a 800gb partition for my new MacBook Pro, and put Ubuntu 20 LTS on a flash drive using UNetBootin, and also installed Refind to boot the flash drive. The problem is, every single time I try ...
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2011 Mac Pro with Dual VIdeo Card

I can get the Operating system to boot in Safe Graphics mode of the USB. System will not boot off the Hard Drive Install. Help is greatly appreciated Using Version 20.4
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ssh session very slow when connecting from a MAC

I'm connecting to my Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 from my Mac (10.15.4 Catalina) and even though the login is quick, the session is extremely laggy. The only relevant question I could find was this: SSH very ...
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Ubuntu doesn’t work when I start my Mac

I have this iussue. I have a dual boot installed on my iMac (MacOs-Ubuntu 18.0.4) yesterday I shut down my computer from the plug for an error. Today when I try to start my Mac from Ubuntu it doesn’t ...
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Wacom Penabled Ubuntu as “Graphic tablet” for Mac

I recently installed last Ubuntu Studio (20lts) on a Fujitsu T730 and i figured how good would be to use this Penabled screen as some type of second screen from a MacBook for example, use the Pen on ...
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Failed to connect to Headless Virtualbox using rdesktop in Mac

I run a Linux server which is running Ubuntu-16. Now I installed Headless-VirtualBox to have Windows-10 as Guest OS within it. Everything went fine, I see the it is up as with below code - # ...
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MacBook Air doesn't boot Ubuntu

i want to use Ubuntu live on my MacBook Air Model A1932. After selecting the right USB Medium at the boot selection is grub displayed. After selecting try Ubuntu the problem begins. The only output ...
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Blank screen booting Xubuntu on iMac 5,1 (X1600 ATI graphics)

I have after pulling teeth and hair installed Xubuntu 18.04 LTS on 2006 iMac 5,1 (ATI X1600 graphics). I had to insert "nomodeset" in the installer to get graphics and complete installation. I have ...
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No sound on iMac

My front speaker and headphone jack don't work. I tried all the similar questions and it didn't work. I checked with alsamixer if it's mute ~ $inxi -SMA System: Host: iMac-feat-Linux Kernel: 5.3....
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iMac freezes on a white screen when trying to start 64-bit install from a live DVD

The quarantine has got me trying new things, so I am a total noob here. Construction is much more my game. I have an old (circa 2009) iMac with the Intel T7600 Core 2 Duo CPU at 2.33 GHz. I ...
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Can I install Ubuntu/Debian in USB and use it in both PC and Mac?

I am very new to this Linux or even Dual Boot systems. I currently I own two systems: PC with Windows 10 (AMD Ryzen 3700X CPU with Nvidia RTX GPU), and second is my Macbook Pro (Intel 4870Q with ...
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19.10: MacPro 5.1 and multiple NVIDIA cards

I want to get MacPro 5.1 working with my two NVIDIA 1080 Ti cards. I have the original 9500GT installed as well, so i was able to install Ubuntu and NVIDIA drivers. I get a picture out from 9500GT but ...
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How do I remap my Mac keyboard over VNC?

I've been using RealVNC to connect from my Macbook Pro to an Acer Aspire Desktop with Ubuntu 18.04.4. I'd like to swap the Left Command key with Control. When I set up shortcuts in settings, Command ...
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Ubuntu on iMac (2019 - 18,3) Crashes on Suspend

It looks like (sadly) almost no one uses newer iMacs for Ubuntu or Linux generally. But I'm posting this question anyway, just in case someone out there is. The problem is that on any Suspend ...
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Android Studio Error - zsh

I'm receiving this error on android studio. How do I fix it? The default interactive shell is now zsh. To update your account to use zsh, please run `chsh -s /bin/zsh`. For more details, please visit ...
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Install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2006 running OS X 10.4.11

I have a early 2006 MacBook Pro core duo 2.0 ghz with 2GB Ram running OS X Tiger 10.4.11 I have tried both the Usb and DVD boot up with Ubunto 16.4 and 18 and the machine never recognises the USB or ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 via USB on MacBookPro

I'm new to the forum (and Ubuntu) and not an IT pro by any means, so bear with me... I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my MBP currently "running" High Sierra 10.13.6. I've followed the tutorial ...
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Mac: Compressed Image Error

Attempting to install Ubuntu on my mac, using Etcher with the Ubuntu provided ISO file by following this Canonical tutorial but i get the error: Something went wrong. If it is a compressed image, ...
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18.04 - Using the function keys on a mac keyboard

I have seen a couple questions like this, but all of the answers worked only on older systems, not on 18.04 LTS. I come from macOS, and I love it. I recently had to sell my laptop, and so was left ...
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Ubuntu DVD Boot Menu - Not registering keystrokes

I burned a dvd of the latest version of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS from my older iMac. When I boot the computer from the DVD I get a boot menu Showing Options 1 & 2 but without any text. It asks me to ...
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Using a dual input sound card with skype

I am a singing and piano teacher and I need to use Ubuntu to do online lessons. I have my Focusrite Scarlett 18i18 USB multichannel mixer-preamp and 2 inputs, one for the vocal microphone and the ...
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How to transfer file from MacOS to Ubuntu Server?

I tried the following command using my Mac Terminal scp -rp /path/file user@SERVER_IP:/path/destination/folder It gives me following error: user@SERVER_IP: Permission denied (public key). lost ...
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Can i format my SSD to boot from both Windows 10 and MacOS?

Would I be able to format an external SSD to boot Ubuntu from both Windows 10 and MacOSX if I made partitions for both boot loaders?
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nvidia driver not loading. 18.04

I'm trying to install CUDA through the .deb on Mac Pro Late 2013 running Ubuntu 18.04 to do some ML. The mac is with a dual boot OSX/Ubuntu with reFind. I have a RTX 2080 Ti in a Razer Core X which ...
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18.04: Install FULL Ubuntu onto 2nd USB from Live USB on Mac?

I have a bootable persistent live USB running 18.04.4 on my macbook pro. From this session I want to create a FULL 18.04 installation on a different USB so that I can install and update software, etc. ...
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Recover GRUB-EFI after installing Ubuntu on a Mac

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on an iMac (I deleted the MacOS, as I have no interested in dual boot in this case), but now I can't recover the GRUB. I've tried every approach after searching for ways ...
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I am stuck with GNU GRUB on my MacOS after removing Ubuntu

I installed ubuntu 19 on my mac os sometime ago. However, I decided to remove it using gparted after live booting ubuntu using a flash drive. Thereafter, I loaded in MacOS and download the latest "...
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Cannot make Ubuntu install on USB drive bootable on Mac

I installed Ubuntu on a large and fast USB drive from a USB thumbdrive on a Mac. The point was to boot the drive by keeping "option" pressed down when starting the Mac, just like I did for the ...
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What's the best way to create an image of an old Mac floppy disk with an eye to further analysis?

I have an old Mac formatted 1.44 MB floppy disk that I want to read in Ubuntu 18.04. When I tried to read it under Windows with the MacDisk app it says that the Mac volume header can't be found. I'm ...
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Using MacBook Air camera on Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Air and Cheese app and any other application doesn't find the Mac camera
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Ubuntu installer doesn't show my internal SSD when booted from usb

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 onto an early 2015 Macbook air running macOS Mojave. I've created a bootable usb with Ubuntu on it and can boot from the usb stick but can't install it. When I'm ...
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What does it mean to have 0x00 partition type?

I created a bootable pen-drive some time ago and recently I tried to mount it on Mac. It gave device not readable error. It was mounting perfectly on linux (ubuntu). I started to investigate why that ...
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Use transformed iMac 27' to external display

I converted my old iMac 27' to ubuntu 18.04 it works fine. Previously I used the iMac as an external display to my MacBook Pro 15' using the combination of cmd+F2 and it worked. Now I want to use the ...

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