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 specific to MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.

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Installing macbook wifi driver without ethernet

I'm installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my trashbook 15-inch 2014 but wifi network doesn't show up. I don't have ethernet connector for LAN and trashbook doesn't have a LAN port(I think I lost my connector)...
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Ubuntu 20.04 cannot find any drivers for my MacBook

I recently wiped my hard drive and installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my MacBook from early 2009, however my wifi and graphics drivers were not preinstalled (even though I clicked on the install 3rd party ...
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MacBook unable to power on after installing Ubuntu

I set up a dual boot of Ubuntu today (following this tutorial) and now my MacBook won’t power on. I hold the power button for as long as possible and nothing happens. However, I’m able to get some ...
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Please help, no back light anymore. MacBook pro won't boot

Okay, a newbie here with a big problem. I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my 2009 MacBook Pro. I am completely new to the world of Linux and have yet to discover everything. However, I could not dim the ...
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ubuntu 20.10 on Macbook Pro late 2011 freezing at boot

I try to install ubuntu 20.10 on a Macbook Pro late 2011. In this process, the default install option "Ubuntu" does not work: I have to select "Ubuntu (Safe graphics)" from the ...
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Xubuntu Locking Up

Xfce (on Xubuntu) seems to have developed a problem on two different computers of mine where if it is left alone for a short period of time it freezes. To elaborate a bit, any background processes ...
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Ubuntu won't read SD cards on a 2012 MacBook Air

I've installed Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) on a 2012 MacBook Air, and having my second Ubuntu computer, I was happy. But then, suddenly I found, that the card reader on the right side, is not working. ...
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Macbook Pro 14,1 (2017) Slow Wifi Ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu today and wifi worked out of the box, but it is inconsistent. I get speeds of ~5 Mbps up and down, as opposed to ~80Mbps in Mac OS. If anyone knows a solution to this issue, please ...
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Hot corner stopped working?

I have a 2010 white Macbook with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed and the hot corner seems to have stopped working in the vanilla GNOME session. Flicking the various options in GNOME Tweaks, installing a ...
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No audio output on my computer [Mac book pro 2017] [Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS]

Hi i have installed Ubuntu on my pc (macbook pro) and i can not make the audio system work. I'm searching since 2-3 days but none of the answers on forums really helped me. Any idea of what could be ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 + Macbook 12 + BCM4350 [14e4:43a3] (rev 05) = slow wifi 5Ghz?

Ubuntu Wifi 5GHz speed 6 MB/s Macbook Wifi 5Ghz speed 37 MB/s Ubuntu ssh asus 'dd if=/dev/zero bs=1048576 count=1024 2>/dev/null' | dd of=/dev/null 2033542+65124 records in 2097152+0 records out ...
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How can i install Ubuntu on a macbo0k a1181?

Hi just wondering if i could get any help at all. I've never used linux before but wanted to install it on an old white macbook a1181 i've had sitting around for years, its only got a 1GB RAM, i can ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook M1

So I tried to follow Corellium tutorial on how to install Ubuntu on MacBook M1 https://corellium.com/blog/linux-m1. As soon as I run this command sudo dd if=ubuntu-20.10-preinstalled-desktop-arm64+...
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Would the kernel change in 20.10 (from 20.04) adversely affect the cureent Broadcom wireless broadband driver on my Macbook Air, now running on 20.0?4

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on my MacBook Air (late 2015 vintage), having found the information needed to do so. I am quite content with my setup, but would like to update to 20.10, just because. There ...
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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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Installing Direct X 11 on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to play Dragon Quest 11 on Ubuntu using Proton DB 5.13.6. The game keeps coming up saying Direct X 11 is required. I'm playing it on a Macbook Pro 2012 with the following specs: Intel ...
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Keyboard: How can I change the Sterling sign to Euro sign on 3, having Ubuntu installed on a MacBook?

My system is: OS: Ubuntu 20.10 x86_64 Host: MacBook5,1 1.0 Kernel: 5.8.0-44-generic On terminal I have: $ cat /etc/default/keyboard XKBLAYOUT=pt XKBVARIANT=mac_sundeadkeys BACKSPACE=guess $ ...
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Unable to save or open with Macbook pro and ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on Macbook pro (2010) and sadly I have not found any solutions to the problem. Whenever I try to open or save a file in any application it locks down that application ...
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Macbook Pro freezes after trying to disable and reinable wifi after it has stopped working

After watching about 3 minutes of a YouTube video (or doing any bandwidth intensive task) my computer wifi stops, I then try to disable the wifi, so I can re-enable, but everything immediately freezes ...
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The screen is black using latest VNCview 6.21.118 X64(Jan 14 2021) to connect build server Ubuntu

The screen is black with only "trash" and "documents" using latest VNCview 6.21.118 X64(Jan 14 2021) to connect build server Ubuntu 16 Dev Server on MacBook Pro. I used the line ...
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MacBook 4,1 disc drive doesn't load with Kubuntu

not sure I'm in the right place, but I installed Kubuntu on my early 2008 MacBook (4,1) and on inserting CD in the built-in drive it is not drawn in. I am dual-booting and the drive works fine with ...
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Right click on 2007 macbook?

I have Ubuntu Studio 20.04 running on a 2007 macbook (macbook 3,1). It has a touchpad with a button. In OSX, clicking the button while I have two fingers on the trackpad produces the secondary, or &...
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Problem with MacBook Air running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and wakeup after closing lid

I'm new to Ubuntu and I started with my old MacBook Air installing Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS as only operating system. Everything works fine by now but when I close the lid of the MBAir the system will not ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on macbook1,1 2006 “This kernel requires x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU”

I really need Linux for school but all I have is this old macbook. Its a 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo (T2500). 945 chips. Memory: 1 GB RAM Hard drive: 80 GB Operating system: OS x 10.6 Snow Leopard. ...
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Need MacBook keyboard command to restart computer [duplicate]

Need MacBook keyboard command to restart computer MacBook Model A1342 (got it around 2012) I do not see a print screen button, link to keyboard layout: https://www.diskdepot.co.uk/images/detailed/14/...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot encrypted drive after a suspend from low battery

Problem This happened to me a few times: after Ubuntu (installed on a MacBook Pro) suspends because the laptop's battery is discharged I restart the charged laptop and enter the password for the ...
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Macbook Air with 20.10 connects to WLAN but no internet with router tplink

Complete noob here. My macbook air is from 2015. When using my isp modem no problem, but with a tplink TL-WR841HP it connects to the wlan but has no internet. All other devices work fine with the new ...
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Macbook 2007 UK - Enter/Return Key Not working

I've been trying to install Ubuntu onto a Macbook 2007. I've managed to get it to install, using a custom boot disk from mattgadient, which seems to allow it to install (I struggled with lack of ESD ...
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Ubuntu stuck on splash screen when booting after USB install on Macbook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my MacBook Pro today with a USB and went through the installation process during which I chose to remove OSX and just have Ubuntu on the machine. After this it all worked ...
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Switch to the discrete Geforce 9600M GT from the 9400M in the 15" 2009 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro 5,3) for better performance

I am using the Nvidia-340 driver and I can't seem to find a way to use the faster 9600M GT. Graphics performance isn't bad but playing light games like Minecraft was a much better experience in MacOS. ...
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Accessing a Macbook Air using Ubunu

So my ancient Macbook air (2013) is non-functional after a failed OS update. I'd like to use a live distro to backup files from the harddrive (and in an ideal world perhaps even repair the ...
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20.04 - How to debug frequent freezes

I recently converted my old Macbook pro to 20.04 and the performance is not what I expected. Granted it's on older hardware, it'll still hang on simple tasks for ~15 minutes until it figures itself ...
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2009 macbook pro not waking after suspend (Ubuntu 18.04)

When i close the lid or suspend my 2009 Macbook pro it doesn't wake up again, keybord not lighting up screen is black and nothing works until i hard reboot it, if you need some info from the terminal ...
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how can i install ubuntu on my MacBook (15-inch, 2017)?

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) This is my MacBook ,i can't use keyboard when i install ubuntu In fact , i can't use wifi either Only Ubuntu Live USB can boot normally, but the keyboard and touchpad are ...
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What is “Exec format error”?

I'm running Ubuntu Budgie 20.10 on a MacBook Pro 12.1 and while trying to get the built-in camera working (using this and this) I got this error message: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'facetimehd':...
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Dual Boot on an old MacBook Pro 2012

I am trying to install both Windows and Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro mid-2012. While I succeed in installing Ubuntu, I am not able to consequently install Windows 10 on a partition. What I have: MacBook ...
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Running a persistent live Ubuntu USB on Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019

I downloaded Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, created a persistent live USB using mkusb. The boot-up process works fine, no issue with keyboard and mouse.... only the WiFi adapter wasn't working .. so i tethered on ...
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Will installing Ubuntu on an USB via a VM in a Mac work for booting?

I'm planning on making a Lubuntu USB installation for a friend of mine. His device is a MacBook Pro 13 inch late 2011. My plan is to get a USB stick, passthrough it to virtualbox with EFI enabled, ...
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Ubuntu installation stuck at fb0: switching to interldrmfb from EFI VGA

I'm trying to install ubuntu from a bootable USB. Inside gnu grub I choose the option "Ubuntu" and, after a while, it got stuck at fb0: switching to interldrmfb from EFI VGA. What can I do? ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on MacBook Pro with failed discrete graphics

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro with a Radeon GPU that no longer works. I am looking to run the MacBook using only the Intel 3000 onboard video and I was wondering if this was possible. I am able to install ...
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Broadcom 4360 and Ubuntu 20.04 on Macbook Air 2015

I am trying different solutions for this machine but nothing seems to work. Hardware details: lspci -nn -d 14e4: 02:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries 720p FaceTime HD ...
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Wifi connected but no internet on MacBook Air 1,1 2008 (or working but unstable) - stable fix [closed]

There is a recurrent and very much difficult to solve instability of the wifi connection on the 2008 MacBook Air due to the chipset, causing various trouble on Ubuntu ranging from connection to Wifi ...
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Microphone is nor recognized on macbook pro 11,3 running Ubuntu 20.04

I'm using an Apple headset on my macbook pro 11,3 running Ubuntu 20.04. The same headset is running properly on osx: when I insert the jack the microphone on the headset is recognized and start ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a MacBook 2,1 with 32 bit EFI?

I have a MacBook 2,1 (2007) and it has a 64 bit CPU, but 32 bit EFI. I have seen all sorts of things on the internet, but my DVD drive is broken and I can't seem to find anything that allows me to ...
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Getting Wi-Fi to work on on late 2011 MacBook Pro

Recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my MacBook Pro late 2011. It isn't detecting any Wi-Fi, and I've tried the bcm43xx route, except my chip is BCM5701. Any idea how to fix this?
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Macbook slow boot/no switch off - boot-info enclosed

Just installed Ubuntu 20.10 on a 2007 Macbook3,1 (4GB memory, 80 GB HDD) No install issues, all works fine, except : very slow boot manual switch off (Mac freezes) I corrected a MOKLIST message at ...
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if I install Ubuntu on my Macbook will the apple logo still light up?

I have a Macbook and would like to know if and when I install ubuntu on it will the apple logo on the back of the screen still turn on?
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WiFi connected, but no Internet - MacBookPro

Since I'm inexperienced with Linux I could only so much based on what I looked for on the Internet. Basically my Mac connects to the home's WiFi, gets IP and everything it needs and... No internet as ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 20.04 on my Macbook Pro mid-2012

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my old macbook pro mid-2012. I created a usb stick with the Ubuntu iso both via balenaEtcher (on Macos) and via Rufus (on Windows on the same computer, using the dd ...
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efibootmgr & The rEFInd Boot Manager: unknown boot sequence w/ chinese letters

$ efibootmgr BootCurrent: 0001 Timeout: 2 seconds BootOrder: 0001,0002,0080 Boot0000* Windows Boot Manager Boot0001* ubuntu Boot0002* 綋瑰污萏«¸ Boot0080* Mac OS X Boot0081* Mac OS X Boot0082* BootFFFF* ...

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