Questions tagged [macbook]

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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Windows 10 won't boot in my MacBook after installing ubuntu

Well I installed windows 10 on my Macbook via boot camp assistant. After that I tried to install ubuntu 20.4 by making a partition in my disk utility. Right before the installation I noticed that ...
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Late 2008 Macbook can't find wifi. No ethernet just bluetooth / USB. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my late 2008 Macbook Aluminum Unibody-design with a BCM 4322. I do not have Ethernet or WiFi since I don't have the right drivers exactly like this. I do have ...
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20.04 Display bug on Macbook 2008; system freezes on change

I have a Macbook from 2008 (Intel Core2 duo) running Ubuntu 20.04. The primary display (on the laptop screen) is fine, and I'm plugging the external monitor in through a DVI-mini display adapter. The ...
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Cannot install macbook webcam driver on Ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a Macbook 12" (early 2016, 1.1GHz), and the camera is not working. I tried to follow the steps: sudo apt-get install git sudo apt-get install curl xzcat cpio git clone ...
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-[20.04, 2008 White Unibody Macbook] Battery charges to 55%, then declares it is full until it is unplugged showing it at 55%

The battery on my laptop is basically brand new, we bought it new from a non-apple brand around a year ago. The laptop charges properly, however, when it reaches 55% it believes it's full and quits ...
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Camera not working on Macbook Pro. Previous solutions don't work for 20.04

This is the error message on 20.04 when trying to follow the instructions: These instructions on Camera not working on Macbook Pro /etc/local/src/bcwc_pcie/firmware/facetimehd-firmware/facetimehd-...
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MacBook Air issues on ubuntu 20.04 (overheat, battery, trackpad, sound and screen color)

EDITED: below is the output for lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 6000 (rev 09) Subsystem: Apple Inc. HD Graphics 6000 Kernel ...
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18.04 GUI freeze - MacBook Pro 2009

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on my older MBP (8gb ram, 500gb hdd, c2d 2.53ghz, nvidia integrated graphics) and the system keeps freezing after some usage. I’m not doing anything too intense as ...
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iSight not working on Kubuntu 20.04

My cam has not been working since I've installed Kubuntu 20.04 on my Macbook White 2009... Unfortunately I installed it upon a new SSD and don't have the original Mac to extract the iSight firmware ...
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Unable to adjust screen brightness on dual-booted Macbook Pro (Mid-2010 13'')

I've recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my old Macbook Pro (mid-2010, 13'', Intel Core Duo) running a dual-boot with macOS as per these instructions. Everything appears to be running smoothly, but I ...
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resume from suspend not working on a macbook 5.3 (2009) and fresh installed 20.04

I'm getting crazy. Neither lightdm, nor gdm3, not in any combination (nouveau/nvidia-340) is providing a working suspend on my macbook pro (5,3) from 2009. best I can get is nvidia with gdm, where at ...
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(Solved) Purple Screen of Death 18.04.4 on login

I have Ubuntu 18.04.4 installed on my 2007 MacBook, and I've been using it for a couple days now with little to no issue, and suddenly as I'm trying to boot it up, it boots to the usual purple screen ...
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Trying to install iSight webcam; following instructions but “module bcd_pci” not found - Google doesn't help

I'm a recently convert to Linux. Running Ubuntu 19.04 on an older Macbook 4.1 or 4.4, white model, September 2008. It has an iSight camera which is the only thing that didn't work out of the box. I'...
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Upgrading from 18.04 Nvidia drivers MacBook

I'm a total noob but I really want to experience Linux and see what it feels like coming from a totally Mac environment . I made a multi boot on an old MacBook with a Nvidia 320M graphics card.Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on MacbookAir 2019/EFIBoot live not launching_Rebooting

I am trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 as the only OS on a MacbookAir released on 2019 (MacbookAir8,1) with MacOS Mojave (10.14) preinstalled and it seems that I have a graphic issue during live session ...
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I set `/sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode` to 2 and it gets overwritten to 1 on each reboot

I echo 2 > /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode both as root and with sudo chmod, but after restart it's back to 1 How can I prevent this? I'm running Ubuntu alone on a Macbook, with no dual ...
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No Audio Ubuntu 20.04 Macbook Pro

I just recently upgraded to 20.04 from 19.10 doing a complete reinstall and now my sound is not working. I've already tried to force reload alsa and also to modify the grup boot options to include "...
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Ubuntu on Macbook Pro trackpad not smooth

This probably has been answered somewhere but I didn't find the exactly solution. Most seem to point to how to get mac gesture working. I installed Ubuntu on my late 2015 Macbook Pro 13in. After I ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 | wifi keeps asking for password but doesn't connect | installed on MacBook Pro 2015

as mentioned in the title, I wiped my MacBook Pro 13 inches 2015 and installed ubuntu 19.10. However, I can't connect to any wifi, I tried 3 different ones. It keeps asking me for the password and ...
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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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2 finger right click Macbook 4.1 with Ubuntu 18.04

I've installed 18.04 on an Old MacBook 4.1 All working fine except for two finger right click. I can 2 finger scroll and can left click. Right click is possible with ctrl and Click, but i'd really ...
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Help~ Mac Catalina Cannot Bootcamp to win10 after failed installing Ubuntu 18.04

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu/Linux. I have recently tried to install the Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on a MacBook Pro with the most up to date macOS Catalina and Win10 (via Bootcamp). My goal was to install Ubuntu ...
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Macbook5,2 — Can't connect to WiFi (18.04.4)

I just installed Ubuntu on my old Macbook, and I'm not able to connect to WiFi. Nearby networks do appear, but when I try to connect to any network, I receive the error message "Connection failed -- ...
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Hybrid Graphics on Ubuntu 19.10 Early 2011 17" Macbook Pro

Last update: Ubuntu 20.04 fixed everything. Default is intel, and it automatically uses the dedicated one when needed (so far!) And if it does not work, there is now an option in the applications menu ...
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External TRRS Microphone is not working on macbook (16.04)

I have boya by-m1 microphone (with a four pole TRRS type plug) plugged to MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 16.04. It works on Lenovo G580, but it didn't work on Macbook. Any proposed solution? I already ...
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I am not able to install ubuntu on macOs

When I boot the pendrive and choose the first option, the screen goes black, but on already I left it for hours and nothing appears! P.S.: I already left separate space for the system and storage of ...
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MacBook Pro gets hot and slow when using Ubuntu 18.04

I recently bought a MacBook pro 2012. I have also installed Ubuntu 18.04 but it is overheating when I'm using ubuntu. I have installed macfanctld and mbpfan and I have set the min fan speed to 6000 ...
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Macbook pro 2015 with ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu on my 2015 macbook retina pro, but after I did the interal keyboard and touchpad stopped working for the MAC OS system. They work fine for Ubuntu. Has anyone come across this ...
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Ubuntu allocated VRAM question macbook pro

I've installed bootcamp (windows 10) on my macbook pro 13, mid 2012, 2,9 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB in order to play a windows game through steam (Mount &...
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Ubuntu Live on MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 16inch new out of the box, tried the LTS 18.4.4 live on usb thumb, boots fine but keyboard and track pad don’t work.. nor do external mouse or KB, I’ve heard of this issue with ...
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Macbook Wifi Problem with Ubuntu

I installed Linux on a 2009 Macbook. It says "No Wi-Fi Adapter Found." The computer has the following processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz × 2 None of the solutions I have seen have ...
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How to gnu grub version 2.02 on MacBook

i have MacBook but when wanna go to my linux see the gnu grub version 2.02 How can I fixed,please help me And I don't install my Linux on the Hard or flashy installed on my MacBook Thanks.
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Persistent USB / Macbook / Wifi missing on reboot

I made a bootable SSD with Mac Linux USB Loader. Persistence has also been created. On first boot everything goes well. There is no wifi available but choosing additional (Broadcom) drivers solves the ...
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No sound on Ubuntu 19.10 dual boot on Macbook pro 2017

No sound output from Ubuntu dual boot on Macbook.I had done a couple of changes like reinstalling the alsamixer and selecting the sound card,selecting the correct output device,increasing the volume ...
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after live booting to Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2019 keyboard and touchpad doesn't work

after booting to Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2019 keyboard and touchpad don't work. So I can not install ubuntu on MacBook Pro-2019 Configuration Intel Core i9 9300H AMD 5500M 4GB 2666MHz DDR4 Thanks,
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MacBook Pro cannot install Ubuntu, ACPI

I am desperately trying to find help because I need Ubuntu to finish my thesis and I cannot work this out. I have tried my own things for a week, formatted my mac for a clean install etc. Also bought ...
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How do I get the grub menu to show on a MacBook?

I've installed Ubuntu 19.10 on my MacBook (Mid-2010 a.k.a. Macbook7,1) as the only OS. Right now my system is working but it has a few issues. One of those issues is that I can't seem to get GRUB to ...
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Can Reinstall macOS delete partitions?

I made an Ubuntu partition on Mac (rEFInd). I installed something that made me loose connection to Ubuntu, cannot login. Ubuntu cannot be fixed because I cannot get into recovery mood by holding down ...
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Cannot login to Ubuntu 18.04 after nvidia

My Mac started to heat up fast after installing Ubuntu. I looked at this thread Ubuntu 14.04 on Mac gets too hot and used this line in the terminal. sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-prime. ...
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I want to remap my keyboard to work like my Macbook Air, but I have tried and can't seem to - how do i do it?

Hi so I recently got rid of my MacOS since it was a bit broken and switched to Ubuntu. Love Ubuntu so far but I've struggled to figure out how to make my keyboard act like my old keyboard, my keyboard ...
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Random screen freeze on new Ubuntu 18.04LTS install on old MacBook Pro

I have (like many) installed Ubuntu to try and squeeze more life out of my old Macbook Pro. After installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I now have a couple of problems (I'm not sure if they are related or not):...
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Dual-booted 2016 MacBook Pro suddenly shows seemingly random color for 30 seconds before crashing

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Late 2016 15in MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. I tried running the installer a few times, but it would have this strange issue where the screen would turn a random color, ...
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Ubuntu installer won't recognize my SSD on Macbook Air

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 19.10 on my laptop: Model: Macbook Air 11" (early 2015) SSD: APPLE SSD AP0128H (128 GB; PCI-Express) Current SO: MacOS 10.15.3 (Catalina) At the step of selecting the ...
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19.10 MacBook Air '11 Brightness Control not working

I have updated my Ubuntu since Dec 2019. I am running it on MacBook Air 2011, but when I tried to change my brightness to lower. It isn't a working function. I tried to update on my grub /etc/default/...
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Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 15,1 (2018) Grub error

How can I install it? What's going on there? The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into / target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot. [OK]
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Installing LTS 18.04.3 on MacBook Pro 2012

I am having some issues installing Ubuntu 18.04.3 on my 2012 MacBook Pro. My hard drive failed recently while using Mac OS and I would like to switch to using Ubuntu. I have bought a new SSD and am ...
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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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I cant get wifi on my Mac

WiFi fails on my Mac. I did lspci -nn -d 14e4: and got 14e4:43a0 which tells me I have a BCM4360 WiFi module. Every body direct me too this link but i tried. Its not working?? Installing Broadcom ...
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Bluetooth not working on MacBook Pro Early '15 with Ubuntu 19.10

I installed Ubuntu 19.10 on this Mac a couple of weeks ago. Bluetooth used to work the first days, but now the bluetooth device is not found anymore: > hcitool dev Devices: Output of lspci -knn | ...
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re: Wifi connection issues

I am running Ubuntu 18 and it seems the only way I can connect to the wifi is by using the usb tethering on my cell phone. However, I have a router that I am trying to setup on the device, but it ...

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