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Questions tagged [macbook-pro]

The Macbook Pro is a laptop in the MacBook family. Use this tag if you have problems installing or using Ubuntu on the MacBook Pro.

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Ubuntu Hangs on Started update UTMP abount system changes

Running Ubuntu on MAC book pro in VMware Fusion 8.5 Ubuntu Hangs on Started update UTMP about system changes. I Have restarted system with same results Any suggestions?
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mac laptop late 2008

ubuntu 18.04 will not recover from laptop lid closed and reopened. Must switch laptop off and back on. Works fine if the lid is left open. It will go dark and recover to the password screen.
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YouTube random crash, audio keeps repeating a given sound. Unable to do anything except force shut down by pressing power button

Update 31/03/2019 : Unfortunately it happened again yesterday and today, even after I disabled hardware acceleration and installed the Nvidia graphic driver. For now, it happened only in Firefox, but ...
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Installing Ubuntu MacBook Pro Turns off

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my mid 2010 MacBook Pro via a bootable DVD, but when I start the installation, it brings up messages and one thing that I noticed says is G_UDEV_IS_DEVICE (device)' ...
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Verifying Ubuntu ISO on MacBook Pro

I'm planning on switching to Ubuntu 18.04.2 on my MacBook Pro and I want to verify my download. I followed the steps from the Ubuntu tutorial and completed obtaining keys and getting a good signature, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.02 won't boot to desktop just black screen

Running Ubuntu 18.04.02 LTS (Kubuntu) on a Macbook Pro (2013 or 2015 I think) and I am having an issue when I boot. It takes around 5 minutes to get to a black screen with only the mouse pointer ...
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Occasionally Ubuntu shuts down when lid is closed

I use a MacBook Pro late 12 with Ubuntu 18.04 with i3 wm. Most of the time when I close my lid it wakes up normally but sometimes my system just shuts down. This is really a pain - I think I don't ...
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Can't go fullscreen or make my Ubuntu VM larger

REFORMATING MY WHOLE POST FOR CLARITY. Cross posting from reddit; official post can be found here : https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/auyh71/cant_go_fullscreen_or_make_my_ubuntu_vm_larger/...
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Thunderbolt networking on Ubuntu

I have a Gigabyte Titan Ridge TB3 AIC running on Ubuntu Server 18.10. I have it configured so that if I plug a TB3 equipped computer into the card it negotiates a link-local IP address on ...
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Linux installation can't detect hard drive on Macbook Pro touch bar

I have been trying to install either Ubuntu 18.04 or Kali on my Macbook Pro 15 with touch bar purchased late 2018. During the installation, the installer can only see the USB drive where the ...
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How to remove NVIDIA driver on MacBook Pro w/ 18.04.1 LTS which blackscreens after splash

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro (aluminum) w/ i5 CPU, Intel HD Graphics with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory and Nvidia GeForce GT 330M. I installed the NVIDIA driver offered by Ubuntu 18....
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Trouble installing 18.04 on MacBookPro mid 2010 13"

I tried to install Ubuntu 18.04 on the MBP as a standalone OS. The LiveSession runs fine, the installer gets 75% of the way and then a fatal error occurred. 2nd and 3rd attempts the same result. ...
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Macbook pro retina fans running crazy after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04

I recently upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04. My fans are running constantly now. They were fine prior. I have exhausted all online advice on how to install tools, etc. Nothing works. Any suggestions on ...
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Installing OS X on Macbook Pro currently running only Ubuntu

I have a Macbook Pro that is exclusively running Ubuntu 18.10. I now want to resize my Ubuntu partition and install OS X in a new partition. Can someone give me the correct steps to achieve this? ...
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How to adjust screen backlight at full disk decryption step

I have a MacBook Pro 11,1 on which I dual-boot Ubuntu 18.04 with full-disk encryption. When prompted to enter my password at the decryption step the screen backlight is turned almost all the way down, ...
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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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Problem pairing Apple Wireless Keyboard A1016 (1st gen) with Ubuntu 18.04/18.10

I have a mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 18.10. I have successfully paired an Apple Wireless Keyboard A1255 (one of the previous generation before the Magic Keyboard). However, I have a ...
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How to get Mediatek MT 7601 USB Wifi working on Ubuntu 18.04?

The first thing to say is that I have explored and tried the solutions suggested in other similar questions but so far nothing has worked. I know the USB Wifi is not faulty as it just works fine in ...
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How do I get the MacBook Pro isight camera working 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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Macbookpro 11.3 freeze entering in suspend mode with Ubuntu 18.04

I’ve installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Apple macbook pro 11,3 kernel 4.15.0-39 gnome version 3.28.2 My problem is connected with the suspend mode: when I try to put pc on suspend mode (pressing alt and ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.10 and MacBook Pro (12,1) issues

After an upgrade to 18.10 (from 18.04) I have the following issues: The laptop will not wakeup by opening the lid. (power button only) The keyboard backlight buttons are not controlling the backlight....
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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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Macbook pro keyboard and track pad with Ubuntu 18.04

Can you please guide me how to use "Command" key instead of "control" key in Macbook pro with Ubuntu 18.04 ? Also I wanted to use multiple touch capability of macbook with ubuntu for pinch to zoom, ...
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Macbook pro heater

I came here to have some solution. I have a MacBook pro 2014 with Ubuntu 18.04.1 everything is fine except the heating of the pc. Can you give your opinion about that (found the solution). Thanks a ...
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Need right-click on MacBook (Intel mid-2010) w/ Xubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Command-Click on a newly installed Intel MacBook (Mid-2010) with Xubuntu 18.04.1 often fails; instead the Menu pops. I can't invoke a context menu to get to Properties and other functions. I have ...
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Wake-up freezes and black screen on Macbook (Iris Pro gpu)

Sometimes, I need to hard power off the Macbook as it refuses to show me any UI when opening the lid or even pressing the Power button. Other times, as I type the login password, the screen freezes ...
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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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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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Nouveau Error while installing Ubuntu on Macbook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a late 2010 Macbook pro. I deleted macOS to have Ubuntu as the primary OS. I was having trouble installing as it could not install the GRUB bootloader. I ended up ...
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Macbook running Ubuntu 18.04 won't go to sleep

I have a Macbook pro running Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME 3. I use my laptop in 2 setups: Closed lid with a monitor Open lid with no monitor I've been noticing that when I pull my laptop out of my bag, ...
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Ubuntu macOS dual boot on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I would like to use Ubuntu (18.04) and macOS(Mojave beta) in dual boot on a MacBook Pro (model 2017) but I don't want to mess up the existing OS. Could someone provide a detailed guide how can I do ...
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Install Kubuntu 18.04 on MacBook Pro 2018

So I ran into the same problems described here: Install Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 on MacBook Pro 2018? Just that I've got the 15''. Booting works (after I disabled Secure Boot and allowing to boot from any ...
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Installation steps for Xrdp on Ubuntu 18 enabling connection from Mac OS X Sierra to Ubuntu 18

What are the specific installation steps for Xrdp on Ubuntu 18 enabling connection from Mac OS X Sierra to Ubuntu 18? I have tried installing and hit problems - all help gratefully received. Problem ...
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Boot time on Macbook Pro 11,1 hangs excessively due to unaddressable internal USB Card Reader error -62

Running a Mac OS X / Ubuntu 16.04 Dual Boot with Refind Some time in December (roughly around the time Canonical went from the 4.10 to 4.13 kernel on 16.04) from taking 5 seconds to load the kernel ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 on macOS 10.13.6, MacBook Pro 2018 dual boot, not recognizing internal hard drive

I've purchased a MacBook Pro 2018 with High Sierra version 10.13.16, and want to dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 for work purposes. I partitioned my hard drive with 75GB of space, with format MS-DOS (FAT 32). ...
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Installing Bionic Beaver on a MacBookPro3,1

I have a 2007 13" MacBook Pro. It has 6 GB of RAM (all that model can hold) and a 320 GB drive. Currently, it's running OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan), which is due to go out of support in a couple of ...
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Installation shows no disk space available

The problem is that the installer doesn’t see enough space I have a 2017 MacBook Pro and I made a partition with 100 GB MS_DOS FAT GUID. Look at the pictures. Gparted:
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Apple TouchID on Ubuntu

Is there a way to make TouchID work on MacBook Pro with newest Ubuntu? I just got the hardware replaced (because of keyboard and not working touchid) and would love to use it. Cheers
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Install Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 on MacBook Pro 2018?

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro 13" with Touch Bar and would like to install Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic (or Kubuntu) on it. It boots fine from the USB stick (created per Ubuntu Tutorial "Create bootable USB ...
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16.04 Dual Boot on MBP: Second Monitor Disconnect

I just dual booted my 2017 MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 16.04, and connected to a AOC 27" monitor. Getting the signal through is a challenge, and I have to play with the display menu every time logging in. ...
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Can't change the screen brightness - Macbook a1342 - Ubuntu 18.04

I'm using Macbook a1342 with Ubuntu 18.04. I made the upgrade from 16.04 LTS. After the update, along other issues I'm trying to fix, I can't change the screen brightness. I could do it before. How ...
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Install Ubuntu on 2017 Macbook Pro 15', EFI boot doesn't work lead to grub

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15') with USB stick. I have created the USB drive and I have tested it for functionality on my old MacBook Pro (2014). ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Macbook Pro Won't Boot with Intel Integrated GPU?

I've got an old 2011 Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 18.04 that has integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000, as well discrete AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics. The discrete AMD card is basically dead (Google "...
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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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Image broken with 4 monitors, but everything works with 1,2 or 3

I have a macbook pro 2015 set up running linux natively. Through this I have 3 monitors plugged in. 2x Thunderbolt 1x HDMI 1x Laptop Monitor. If I have 3 monitors the image is as expected. However ...
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How do I access a console TTY on a MacBook?

I've got a MacBook that I was finally able to get Ubuntu running on and then I upgraded to 17.10 and it choked again. It's booting to a login screen, but when I log in I get a black screen. I'd like ...
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How to remove windows from MacBook pro and install ubuntu?

I have MacBook pro mid-2010 it's running Completely in windows. I want to remove windows completely and replace with ubuntu completely
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How to configure trackpad to use Macbook mouse gestures on Xubuntu? [duplicate]

I've installed Xubuntu on my Macbook and would like to keep Apple's mouse gestures. The scrolling and such as the moment is confusing. How can I achieve this?