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Questions tagged [macbook-air]

The Macbook Air is a laptop in the Apple Macbook Family. Use this tag if you have trouble installing or using Ubuntu on the Macbook Air.

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Wifi stopped working after kernel update (Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBook Air 2014)

I have to run Ubuntu 14.04 on a MacBook Air 2014. After installing the OS years ago, I remember having to install a wifi driver manually using an ethernet connection. Wifi has worked flawlessly ever ...
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2012 11" MacBook Air automatically turns on when power cable attached

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a 2012 11" MacBook Air and enabled disk encryption. When I turn off the machine, I wait for the disk to encrypt and the machine to power off. Then I close the lid. In ...
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Ubuntu battery life on Macbook Air (6,2) - 14.04 (good) vs 16.04 and 18.04 (kinda bad)

14.04: When I initially installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my 6,2 MacBook Air, I was flabbergasted by the reported (and actual) battery life: OS X reported ~12 hours Ubuntu 14.04 reported ~14 hours (yes, my ...
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Dual boot Mac with Ubuntu

I have a macbook air with Mac OSX and Ubuntu installed on it. I have refind installed on the Mac partition. I am able to boot into the refind screen but my mac partition is not displayed. I am only ...
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Is there anyway to get OpenGL Core Profile support working for an onboard Intel HD Graphics 6000 card?

I'm trying to run Autodesk Maya 2017 in Ubuntu 18.04 on a 2015 MacBook Air with Intel HD Graphics 6000. When it launches, it complains that my graphics card is not compatible with the following error: ...
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Problem with installation Ubuntu on my old MacBook Air

This is the errors I'm seeing at boot: nouveu 0000:02:00.0: fb: trapped read at 0101078000 on channel -1 [ofedf000 unknown] engine 06 [BAR] client 08 [PFIFO_READ] subclient 01 [IN] reason 0000000b [...
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Super slow boot on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

On my MacBook Air, I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04. Everything is fine, but booting with Ubuntu takes approx. 6 minutes! Running $ systemd-analyze time outputs: Startup finished in 4....
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Battery showing charging when not plugged in on 2011 Macbook air Ubuntu 18.04

So I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my 2011 Macbook Air and it's saying it's charging when I'm running off battery and vise versa. I don't know if this is a driver issue or what. EDIT: Sometimes it ...
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Ubuntu slow to wake up from sleep

So, I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my 2014 Macbook Air 13inch (no dual boot). When I close the lid, the apple logo is still lit and the screen stays on. Because of this I usually press ...
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Will my laptop overheat and melt components?

I recently installed xubuntu 16.04 on an older Macbook Air, and I'm noticing that after 30 min or so the laptop gets really hot and the fan gets really loud. When I boot into the macOS partition this ...
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Laptop not compliant with package profiles through Landscape

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a MacBook Air for testing purposes, and linked it to my free Landscape license, running off AWS. I have installed the third-party drivers in the Ubuntu ISO, and Wi-Fi works ...
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How do I get the keyboard light to work in my MacBookAir7,2 (Ubuntu 16.04)?

I've already read a dozen forums regarding this, and tried them but none of them work. I've tried pommed, mactel, etc. Please show me a step-by-step guide. EDIT: Nevermind, I found a way! EDIT 2: ...
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Wakeup from suspend does not work in Kubuntu 17.10 on Macbook air 7,2

Recently I installed Kubuntu 17.10 on Macbook air7,2. Everything is working fine except wakeup after suspending laptop. Exact behaviour is: sometime wakeup work for after small duration of ...
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MacBook Air Broadcom Wifi [duplicate]

Seems like this has been a consistent issue. WiFi worked fine when I was running Ubuntu from a flash drive, but the drivers for the wireless card did not install with the Ubuntu installation. This ...
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Mac Webcam not working on skype for linux

I am trying to get skype for linux working, however it is not finding the built in webcam that my MacBook Air came with. I ran lsusb and received this as my output: Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 ...
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How to get internal wifi working on MacBook Air 1,1 on Ubuntu Mate 16.04?

I know this sounds like some other posts on here but I have tried the solutions suggested by them and nothing seems to work. I had previously used this MacBook Air with Ubuntu 15.04 a couple of years ...
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Cannot boot into recovery mode on Macbook Air with encrypted disk after upgrading to Ubuntu 17.10

I have a Macbook Air (2012 edition, I think) that I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on, successfully. I also have enabled encrypted LVM so that every time it boots, it asks for a password to decrypt the ...
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Microphone doesn't work on Apple Mac Book Air

My microphone doesn't show up in Ubuntu. I am using a Apple Mac Book Air with a Realtech ALC889A chip. The sound works fin, but I just can't get the microphone to work. I tried to modify the /etc/...
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Change keyboard Ubuntu 16.04 VM on Macbook air

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04, VM on macbook Air and I'd need to set the keyboard to Italian layout since now it's English US. I tried with System Settings and changed Text Entry, but any of the ...
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Creating a Mac-bootable USB stick (with Lubuntu installer) using Lubuntu

I want to use Ubuntu tools (preferable command line tools) to create a USB with the Lubuntu 16.04 installer, which is bootable on a MacBook Air. How do I do this? Background: I have a MacBookAir4,2 ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook: Power Usage

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Apple MacBook Air (2015). The two major problems I face issue with Battery Backup. The battery backup has been significantly reduced to 2-3 hours. The OsX was ...
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Make a bootable USB stick for MacBook Air, with wifi drivers? [duplicate]

I was able to make a bootable USB stick that I could use on a MacBook Air, except that it did not have the necessary driver for the wifi hardware, meaning I was unable to connect to the network. I ...
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aircrack no such device

I have a MacBook Air 2011 with Xubuntu installed. Previously on Xubuntu 14.04, I updated to 16.04. Before the update, aircrack was working fine with my wireless card, but now it's giving me this ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Macbook Air - Keyboad not working after mtrack install

I have installed 16.04 LTS on my macbook air using refind no problems and have run apt-get upgrade and update no problem. However the trackpad is very sketchy, so i did some reading on the web and ...
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2008 MacBook Air Wireless Card Issues with Xubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I am a relative newbie when it comes to Linux. To test my newly acquired knowledge, I've been trying to get an old, first gen, MacBook Air up and running with Xubuntu 16.04, but I can't seem to get ...
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Black screen after waking from suspend

After reinstalling Ubuntu 16.04 on my MacBook Air suspend doesn't work properly. I am able to suspend, and able to wake my laptop again, only the screen is entirely black. No matter what I do, it ...
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Wireless Issue Macbook Air [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu downloaded on a usb and when I start it up, I cannot get my wifi to turn on. I have already been to system settings to try to turn on the Broadcom but it just stays on do not use ...
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MacBook Air 1,1 Wireless Broadcom Driver Not Working

Good morning (8:45 am CST) Ubuntu family! A friend of mine gave me his old MacBook Air (1,1) to make faster. Since I wasn't getting anywhere with OS X, I decided to install Ubuntu. The only ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 on MacBook Air 2009 - WiFi, suspend and touch-pad

I have something that is wrong on my system : everything seems to work fine, but then I realized that I couldn't detect any WiFi networks. I installed everything I think I needed such as Broadcom 4321 ...
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Brightness controls act different after waking from suspend on dual-boot Macbook Air 6.1

This appears to be a variation on the venerable "why-don't-brightness-controls-work-after-resume?" issue, but with an interesting twist. The behaviour described below occurs on a Macbook Air 6.1 with ...
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Kubuntu wifi does not connect by default when I open my laptop

I am running the newest release of Kubuntu on my 2012 MacBook Air. When I close my laptop and then reopen it a few minute later, I am disconnected from WiFi, and the WiFi selection panel at the bottom-...
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How can I get Gparted to shrink NTFS partition?

I have been trying to dual boot my 2008 Macbook Air with Windows 10 and Ubuntu. The 16.04 live DVD boots but does not offer the option to install alongside Windows 10. When I try Gparted to shrink the ...
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Portuguese accent on macbook air keyboard

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Macbook air with english keyboard. My UI is setup for portuguese but the portuguese accent is not working. Any known solution for that?
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Ubuntu showing incorrect battery percentage on MacBook Air (2011). Is it a bug?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a 2011 MacBook Air (directly, not using virtualization), and the battery percentage seems off. I left the charger plugged in until the LED turned green, and yet the Ubuntu ...
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error: premature end of file /casper/vmlinux.efi alloc magic is broken at 0x7a2d93c0: 7a179da0 aborted. press any key to exit

Wish to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a MacBookAir6,2 (dual boot with macOS Sierra). I created USB stick with Ubuntu image. brew cask install unetbootin I pressed at boot ALT key and entered "Install ...
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ubuntu14 on macbook air but webcam not working

I installed ubuntu14 on mac book air. Everything works fine except web cam. I installed cheese and it displays "Device not found". I tried various methods like How to fix webcam on Macbook Pro 5,5 but ...
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Cant get the wifi to work on Macbook air early 2015 (Ubuntu 15.10) [duplicate]

As i have low internal memory only 128 GB. so i do not wish to install in my hard drive. Instead i wish to use it on my flash drive itself with persistence. My problem is i cant get the wifi to work.
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ubuntu compatible macbookpro11.5?

my macbook pro 11.5 el capitan is compatible ubuntu ? Informations matériel : Nom du modèle : MacBook Pro Identifiant du modèle : MacBookPro11,5 Nom du processeur : Intel Core i7 Vitesse du ...
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Updating OpenGL [duplicate]

I am using OpenGL to develop applications on Ubuntu, and I wanted to use "modern OpenGL" instead of using deprecated things like glBegin. So I ran some modern OpenGL code, and my linker couldn't find ...
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Ubuntu on Macbook Air 7.2

I am having a few problems with running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Air 7.2. Namely the webcam, WiFi and it doesn't wake up when I close the lid. Googling the 7.2 version with Ubuntu doesn't bring up ...
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Battery indicator on MacbookAir 4,2 incorrect

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed. My computer and it's battery is a tad old (2011) and typically doesn't last longer than an hour. The battery indicator % never seems representative of the actual status ...
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Why Ubuntu 15.04 with kernel 3.19.0-15 is using significantly more power?

I've recently upgraded to 15.04 and immediately noticed significantly faster battery depletion and warmer case. My MacBook Air 6,2 would easily hold 10-12 hours on battery power with Ubuntu 14.10 and ...
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MBA Mid 2011: Black screen on Boot (Installation)

ive been looking around for solutions but neither 'nomodeset'-option nor i915.modeset=0 helped me. I have a Macbook Air Mid 2011 (with Intel Graphics 3000). Im trying to boot it from my USB Stick - ...
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WiFi doesn't work on my Macbook Air 1.1

I just downloaded the newest Ubuntu 14.10 to my Macbook Air 1.1 (2008). Otherwise it is working perfectly but the WiFi is not working. I guess there is a problem with the driver? It has Broadcom ...
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setup pXE boot server and PXE booting for ubuntu server

I was trying to setup a pxe boot server on my macbook air (http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20130625164022823). MBA is connected to wifi while client machine is connected to wifi router ...
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efibootmgr doesn't match what's really used on MacBook Air

I'm on a MacBookAir5,2 (2012) and I've been running Ubuntu along side Mac OS X for some time. I used rEFIt when I first installed Ubuntu and that worked fine. As I started working with Docker, I ...
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Ubuntu brightness indicator stops working upon laptop open/close

So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2011 edition MacAir, and I had the common problem of being stuck with either full screen brightess or pure darkness, with no options in between. I installed ...
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Fix marvel ata bug on macbook air 6.2

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook air 6.2 for a while now and pretty much everything is working as it should. There is one major problem with the marvel ata chipset though. Every once in a ...
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No wifi networks detected

I just got an older macbook air from a friend and it was running a bit slow so I decided to use Ubuntu! I have used Ubuntu in the past but I'm sort of a newbie so please bear with me. When I ...
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GRUB boot options in Refind

I'm trying to lower the power consumption on my Macbook Air with the steps at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookAir6-2/Trusty#Finetuning_Powersave_functions but I can't seem to get tlp stat to ...