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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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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

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 v15 on macbook imac CAN LIST FILE, OPEN FILE, BUT CANNOT COPY OR EDIT FILES [closed]

It is the same problem on the 2010 unibody macbook and 2010 imac so that means it is not my devices, but if someone can show me what I am doing wrong with ubuntu. I can boot up with ubuntu v15.04 64 ...
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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 ...
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No network devices available 2013 Macbook Pro

I have a 2013 Macbook. I am running Ubuntu on it (off a USB,) but I get the "No network devices available" error. Since I can connect with WiFi on MacOS, I assume that the problem is with the drivers ...
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Macbook Pro, Xubuntu - Fans running very loud and fast at all times

I've tried pretty much every solution that I can find on the internet for this problem, and nothing's worked, so I'm reaching out for help! I'm running Xubuntu on a Macbook Pro 9.2 and the fans are ...
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Browsers freeze when attempting any file upload action

I am running Ubuntu 1804 on a Macbook Pro 2011 model. Whenever I use Chrome (v67) and Firefox (60.01) and I want to do a "Attach File" type action (especially in Gmail), the browsers freeze - go dark. ...
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Optimize install on older MacBook (boot speed and desktop GUI)

Bodhi Linux doesn't cut it on a circa 2007 MacBook. Unfortunately, Ubuntu server doesn't install on MacBooks for reasons not entirely clear to me. How can I pare down the Desktop to something like ...
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Macbook keyboard and touchpad freeze

The keyboard and touchpad of my MacBook (early 2015) regularly get unresponsive. This happens with Ubuntu 16.04 as well as 18.04 (running 4.15.0-22-generic at the moment). The only key that still ...
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Grub doesn't boot by default

recently I installed Ubuntu as second OS on MacBook, As a Dual-Boot Manager I installed rEFInd, and I did installation on one partition. When I booted from this partition, I just get grub console. ...
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System won't suspend on a 2014 MacBook Pro on lid close

Googling around, the most common advice was to edit /etc/systemd/login.conf and change the relevant lines to say suspend; however, this still doesn't solve the problem. Closing the lid does ...
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Replacing OS X with Ubuntu on an old Mac

I have a MacBook 1,1 purchased in 2007, with the following specs: MacBook "Core Duo" 1.83 13" RAM: 512 MB Storage: 60 GB HDD Model: A1181 (EMC 2092) VRAM: 64 MB Optical drive: 8X "Combo Drive" ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 does not work on a MacBook [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 working very well on a MacBook (2010, CPE Intel Core Duo 2.4 GHz, graphic NVIDIA GeoForce 320 M), along MacOS Sierra. It is just a second computer I use, I thought I could ...
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New Install of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on MacBook Pro (2010) won't restart, black screen with “Oops”

I've recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my macbookpro (2010). I've managed to go through the installation and set up it. However after first restart, I get a black screen of code that eventually ...
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MacBook 2006 install failure

I have recently upgraded an old MacBook 2006, added RAM to the maximum allowed, and replaced the original HDD with an SSD. I want to boot any Linux system on it, as the only OS. I have tried ...
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Installation on Mac

Olá, Tinha a versão 16 instalada em um macbook, pelo motivo de não conseguir restaurar o OS porque meu drive de mídia não funciona. Ao atualizar o Ubuntu deu algum bug e então a máquina não liga mais,...
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Upgrade from 16.04.2 to 18.04 fails to boot

I've been trying to install the latest and greatest 18.04 on my Apple MacBook 7.1. I meet the system requirements but couldn't seem to get the live USB to boot correctly, it would just flash the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 on 2016 Macbook fails to boot after power failure, freezes at suspending console(s)

Issue is exactly like Ubuntu 16.4 can't boot, it runs into a blackscreen! , however after searching all over the Internet, I haven't found a working solution. I left the system on without power ...
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Is Ubuntu 18.04 compatible with the new MacBook Pro 13" (with Touch Bar)

I'd be glad to know if anyone tried installing the new Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro with touch bar. There were issues with older version (that got partily fixed with this https://gist.github.com/...
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How can keyboard “English (UK, Macintosh)” be set in GNOME 3?

I am trying to help someone who is new to Ubuntu and has it installed on a MacBook. I want to get the keyboard working in a familiar way for this person on Ubuntu. For example, he requests Alt + 3 ...
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Can't start ubuntu 16.04 after NVidia Driver install, Macbook 2010, encrypted

I have an old MacBook 2010 (Model A1342 (6,1) with a GeForce 9400M), on which I installed Ubuntu 16.04 a few months ago and abolished my MacOSX, so I'm still fairly new to Ubuntu, and unfortunately ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 /w Macbook Pro: Kworker keeps hogging up my CPU [SOLVED]

Just thought of dropping a question since this problem seems to have been around for quite some time. Just now I have installed the new Ubuntu 18.04 on my Macbook Pro, and I notice the kworker ...
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Macbook air early 2015 graphical error

When I am using my computer,the computer do some flikers in ubuntu 17.10 and I do not know what to do, and I read there that they are graphic errors, but I tried to install them but I can not, I ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 - Long delay after opening lid Macbook Pro (11,4)

I've had this problem for awhile, where when I close the lid on my Macbook Pro and then come back later to open it, it will take a good 30 seconds before the screen turns on. I usually have to click ...
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MacBook Pro 14,1 with Ubuntu 17.10 - Second display not working on dock

I installed Kubuntu 17.10 on my MacBook Pro 14,1 and made some adjustments (mostly enabling kernel modules) to make the basics work fine. Now I would like to be able to plug my second display in a ...