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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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How can I run a Linux Distro on my MacBook Pro 13 Inch Mid 2017?

1) I tried making a persistent USB drive with Linux Mint and Ubuntu but when i boot into the usb, I cannot use my touchpad or my keyboard. I tried everything online and did everything i read from ...
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Ubuntu startup is missing from macbook

I have a macbook that I had 3 OS installed and all was good. I have macUS!, Win10 and had ubuntu 16.04. If I did nothing at startup...the macbook would boot into ubutnu 16.04 without any problems! ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 stuck on purple screen at startup on Macbook 2006

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 32bit on a Macbook 2.1 of 2006. After the fresh install at first reboot/startup the macbook freezes at purple screen. The interesting fact is that, after the freeze, if i ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 WiFi found an error

This is MacBook Air (2017) 13” and went through the system information so I couldn’t get this WiFi to work and been struggling all day. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Boot from disc using Ubuntu on 2009 MacBook Pro?

I'm using a mid-2009 MacBook Pro which I decided to install Ubuntu on without dual boot. I thought I'd just give it a try and see if I liked it, but I don't. I'd like to install another OS, but I can ...
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External monitor not working with MacBook Pro 2011 and defect graphic card

I have a MacBook Pro 2011 (8,2) which suffers from the infamous graphic card problems. I've successfully installed Xubuntu 18.10 by disabling the Radeon graphic card via Grub and EFI partion. I am ...
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I can't login to Ubuntu 18.04 from my Macbook (macos). Am I missing something?

My desktop is running Ubuntu 18.04, on which I can easily access files on my Macbook on a local network, but I can't seem to login from my Macbook. Works fine if I share things from Ubuntu to a Guest ...
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Black screen booting ubuntu linux 4.15.042-generic. Not able to boot in recovery mode either

I was working with Comsol and the simulations were big so Ubuntu (18 LTS) was stopping in the middle of the simulation with the cursor locked and I had to turn the laptop off with the power button. ...
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Ubuntu Installation Frozen on Language Select Screen MacBook Pro

I am unable to install Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro. I have it written to a USB drive, and I get up to the language select screen before everything just freezes. Cursor won't move as I use the touchpad, ...
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unable to power off macbook display w/ ubuntu server

I have two macbooks, one running 16.04 server, another running 18.04 server. I'm trying to disable the monitors to save power It seems setterm is the command I should be using based on this power ...
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ifconfig shows I do not have WiFi on 18.04 [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a late 2015 Macbook Pro. I'm posting this through WiFi. My Gnome3 shell recognizes WiFi is on. However, I cannot get my WiFi MAC address because there does not seem to be a ...
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Is it good practice to remove my mac's hard drive before installing ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu on an external drive, but I dont want to risk damaging the contents of my mac hard drive, so I am planning on taking it out of the computer before installing. Is this good to ...
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Macbook pro camera on 18.04

I have referenced the thread at: MacBook Pro camera not working on Ubuntu 18.04 It lists the following steps: $ cd /etc/local/src $ git clone https://github.com/patjak/bcwc_pcie.git $ cd bcwc_pcie/...
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MacBook trackpad and keyboard won't work

I have a MacBook (early 2016 model) trackpad and keyboard. I am trying to install Ubuntu on my MacBook. My keyboard works in GRUB (with arrow keys and stuff) but not when Ubuntu boots. This has ...
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Macbook 6,2 webcam

I had an issue with my Air, the integrated webcam could not be found. I fixed the issue with this package https://github.com/patjak/bcwc_pcie and it all was fine and flowers, but it once I restart my ...
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MacBook 2015 8,1 - Sound not working

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on my 12" Retina MacBook 2015 8,1 and can't get the sound to work. I tried several workarounds with alsa however none of them worked. The soundcard gets recognized ...
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MacBook 2015 8,1 - macbook12-spi-driver not working after reboot, suspend-resume Ubuntu 18.04.1

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a MacBook8,1 2015 and also followed the instructions here with outlining instructions here. Everything seemed to work fine first, however sometimes when I'm ...
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NVMe SSD not visible in disk utilities when install Ubuntu 18.10 on macbook 2018

As the title says I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a MacBook 2018. I installed reFind. Ubuntu boots properly when I set nomodeset in the kernel options. Once the desktop loaded I do lspci -k but no ...
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Have to run modprobe every time I want to use my webcam on MacBook Air

Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBook Air. Using the following method to install webcam on MacBook air: cd /etc/local/src git clone https://github.com/patjak/bcwc_pcie.git cd bcwc_pcie/firmware sudo make sudo ...
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Touchpad, touch bar and keyboard in MacBook Pro 13’’ with Ubuntu 18.04.1 lts

Just double booted MacBook Pro 13’’ with Ubuntu 18.04.1 lets. Not able to get touchbar, touchpad and keyboard to work following this link: https://gist.github.com/roadrunner2/...
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early 2015 macbook pro with 18.04 powering off randomly when not plugged in

Good day, the issue I"m having is that when my early 2015 macbook pro with Ubuntu 18.04 installed on it is unplugged, even when the batter is >90% full, it randomly and suddenly will power off. It ...
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Problems saving documents in Ubuntu 18.04 on MacBook Pro 5,1

N00b starting his venture into Linux by building a dual-boot on a MacBook Pro 5,1 (OSX 10.9.5) with Linux 18.04 LTS. Formatted partitions, Installation from bootable EFI installation flash drive (...
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MacBook Air 6,2 wakes slowly (suspends when I tell it to resume)

I've been dual booting my MBA with Ubuntu (first 17.10, now 18.04) and have a fairly stable system. One problem I've had for some time is a slow wake/recovery from sleep. This is unpredictable and ...
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Hard reset an iPhone 4s on iTunes on WINE [closed]

I tried to hard reset an iPhone 4s by holding the home button and power button to make it go in DFU mode and reset it with iTunes on a Windows 7 system, it came to the reset page but nothing happened. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 on MacBook 3,1 install and run errors

Installed a single boot Ubuntu18.04 on 2010 MacBook Intel Core2Duo identified as MacBook3,1/Mac-F22788C8. Two issues: starting up takes minutes no network connection (wired nor wireless) Tried the ...
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MacBook can’t find WiFi for Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my mid-2009 MacBook Pro, however, I am unable to even search for a wireless internet connection. I have searched past question from this site and askubuntu re; no wi-...
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Disable haptic feedback on Apple trackpad

I've just installed Ubuntu on my 2015 MacBook Pro. The haptic feedback (the noise made by vibration when clicking) was optional in macOS, but I don't see a way to disable it in Linux. How can I do ...
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Macbook 2015, 8,1 — how to get the keyboard and trackpad working with Ubuntu 18.04?

Are there any instructions how to install the keyboard and trackpad when using Ubuntu 18.04 on a Macbook? I've tried searching and I get a lot of Macbook Pro or other strange answers. The ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 MacBook Pro: GPU as possible cause of overheating?

recently I revived my old MacBook Pro 5,5 by installing Ubuntu 18.04. It runs nicely, but as expected (because everybody seems to have this problem) it generates a lot more heat than when running Mac ...
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Failing installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on MacBookPro 17-inch early 2011

I want to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a MacBookPro 17 inch early 2011. I tried to run the install from a USB drive. The installation and also "try before installing" both stopped with 3 lines in the ...
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Losing wifi on restart [BCM4360 - 18.04 LTS]

I have a macbook air (2015, Model A1465). The chipset is BCM4360: *-network description: Wireless interface product: BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Broadcom ...
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Installing Debian on Ubuntu 18.04 on a MacBook [duplicate]

I have an old MacBook (model A1342, year 2009) with Ubuntu 18.04 on it. NO MacOSx. I want to install Debian (8 or 9) for which said computer comfortably fulfills the minimum tech specs (barely so with ...
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Why does my grub2 shows failure reading sector 0x0 from hd0

I had made some power settings before this happened. My MacBook air is not booting up. It chimes and flashes for 3 secs and then blacks out. If I do ls on grub2 it shows me this error : failure ...
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My MacBook boots only at second try

I have a MacBook from 2017, first with Xubuntu 16.04 and since yesterday with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It's the only OS in my Mac and it worked fine until now. Even when it had Xubuntu 16.04, since a week ...
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Mic not working on MBP 12,1 (mid 2015) on Ubuntu 18.04

I recently erased mac os on my macbook pro 12,1 (mid 2015 retina) in favor of ubuntu 18.04 . My main remaining issue is the audio system. There is no input registering from the internal mic (only ...
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Bootable USB stick works in newer MacBook Pro but not older one

Followed the instructions to create a bootable USB stick for MacBook Pro. It works on my 2015 (16GB High Sierra) but not on my 2008 (4GB El Capitan). On the older machine: Two different "EFI Boot" ...
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Integrated GPU on 2015 15" Macbook Pro

I have a 2015 MacBook pro with integrated Intel graphics and a dedicated AMD card. I installed Ubuntu on it before, but the issue I run into is that the OS never detects the Intel iGPU. I followed ...
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18.04 LTS USB Ports Not Working - MacBook Pro 2017

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my 2017 Kaby-Lake MacBook Pro (13 inch 256GB 8Gb) The keyboard and mouse weren't working with the iso downloaded from ubunutu.com, but I found an ISO on a forum that had ...
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Mac OS X keymap location files, and usage in Ubuntu

I've used Ubuntu on my Mac for quite a while now, and I find it really annoying that the the keys don't work like expected. I've tried googling all of the internet to find this. I even called Apple ...
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Problem with 14.04 on Mid-2011 Macbook Pro 17

I am trying to install Trusty on a 2011 Macbook Pro 17 with a broken Nvidia card. I have booted it successfully and installed the OS from a USB stick using nomodeset, but now I cannot get the ...
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Getting macbook (2017) keyboard and trackpad working on Ubuntu 14.04.5

I am working on a project based on Ubuntu 14.04.5 which is using a back ported Xenial kernel (4.4.0). There have been issues on the 2017 macbook, and I have been unable to get the keyboard or track ...
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Purple screen on MacBook Pro Mid 2010 - Not a ----> [duplicate]

--EDIT 1-- This is not a duplicate. My screen was a locked purple screen. Granted it had to be repaired using the 'nomodeset', but with a MacBook Pro, all the key combinations the other questions ...
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18.04 Touchpad accuracy - Apple MacBook Air

I try read as many forums as possible when I have an issue or question in an attempt to avoid creating duplicate threads. But after reading a few I realise that I need to be specific with my question. ...
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Ubuntu Full on 2014 Macbook Pro

I just want to know if it is possible to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a Mac-book. I don't want to dual boot or run a virtual machine, I want to completely install Ubuntu. I tried looking around and all I ...
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32-bit UEFI 'sudo grub-install /dev/sda' fails

Hoping someone here will be able to help. I'm installing 17.10 on a old MacBook (Mid-2007 13-inch White) using this guide. I've managed to get nearly all of the way through, done an install to the ...
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I cannot use MacBook Pro 2017's built-in keyboard and touchpad on Ubuntu 18.04

I am a MacBook user and I tried to run Ubuntu 18.04 on a MacBook Pro 2017 15-inch yesterday. Ubuntu Live USB can boot normally, but the keyboard and touchpad are completely unusable, so nothing can be ...
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Stuck on black screen with text after installation on Macbook Pro 2010 [duplicate]

An install of just Ubuntu 18.04 LTS fails. I used "nomodeset", for I get no visuals otherwise. Installation is smooth for most of the time, but when it restarts, it just loops on this black screen ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 persistant live - no wifi adapter (macbook air 2014)

I'm a first-time Linux/Ubuntu user, so bear with me please if any of the below is stupid ... :-) Using mkusb, I've created a persistant live USB stick with Ubuntu 18.04 that I am using on my Macbook ...
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Ubuntu live freezes (MacBook Pro)

When I run ubuntu live, if it works correctly for a few minutes, but then it freezes, and checking the log, I found this error, I'm running on a MacBook Pro (13-inch) 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 memory 8 ...
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Monitor sleep on MacBook with Ubuntu Server w/o X

My old MacBook should be used as a home server. How can i activate a display sleep on the console. There is no X installed. It's the first time I'm using a cli only installation. At the moment there ...