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 read-only errors writing to Macbook pro in target disk mode

I have a Macbook pro 8,1 running Ubuntu 20.10 or Mac OS X El Capitan. I have another Macbook pro 5,5 containing an SSD (Crucial MX500 1TB new) with GUID partitions: FAT, HFS+, Ext4. I use it in ...
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How do I install wireless adapter for ubuntu 21.04 on Macbook pro 2019

I'm new to these forums and am a super noob to linux/ubuntu (I'm not sure how to do most things yet) and I'm having trouble finding help for this problem I'm having. In the settings it's showing "...
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Nvidia Drivers on Macbook Pro 2010, GeForce GT 330M, Ubuntu 20.04

I'm an...intermediate Linux user and enthusiast. I've been working on this issue for weeks, now, and cannot get it resolved. I've loaded Ubuntu 20.04 on my Macbook Pro 2010 which has both an Intel ...
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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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Boot error on MacBookPro ubuntu 21.04

I've zeroed my MacBookPro 13" (late-2012) and I've installed Ubuntu 21.04 (single OS on the machine). The installation went well, but when rebooting, I keep getting stuck on the grub prompt. I've ...
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Im trying to run mbpfan on an older macbook pro - Ubuntu 20.04. I am getting an error and need some help fixing it

I got a similar error as mentioned in the comments on this other ASK: Having trouble turning mbpfan into a system service Job for mbpfancs.service failed because the control process exited with error ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 freezes when changing the background image

what is the best way to deal with a frozen GUI? I'm not able to change the bg image without freezing and am wondering if there is another option aside from reboot and try again.
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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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2006 MacBook Pro no longer booting into Ubuntu after recent update

I've been running 20.04 LTS on a dual boot (with rEFInd) 2006 MacBook Pro 2,2 for months with no issues. I ran a recent update and, since then, when I select to boot into Ubuntu in rEFInd, I get a ...
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ACPI wakeup script to keep LID0 enabled on Ubuntu 20.10

I'm on Ubuntu 20.10. It runs on a macbook pro mid 2012. It is running very well, but I still have a small issue with power management. When I close the lid, the macbook suspends. But when I open it, ...
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WiFi drops out Macbook Pro 2013 Retina on Ubuntu 20.04

Warning Linux newbie! Absolutely love Linux Ubuntu 20.04 but I'm experiencing internet dropouts at random times. Could be 1 every 10 mins or 1 or 2 every 30 mins or 5 mins. There's no common theme to ...
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cannot access terminal during failed bare metal install from bootable drive using recovery mode on MacBook Pro

Was looking to dual boot Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2006, Intel Core Duo. Opted for bare metal install since I was encountering the MoKListRT failed parameter bug. Assumed it would fix the issue and that ...
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New issue encountered installing ubuntu. same bug different problem

was attempting to dual boot Ubuntu on an 2006 macbook pro intel core-duo. opted instead for full metal install and completely erased Mac OS. assuming it might clear the bug. i was wrong. i was ...
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Issues on Macbook Pro 12,1 (ubuntu 20.10)

I recently installed ubuntu 20.10 on my Macbook pro 12,1 but I have some problems with: fan: run strong even at low temperatures battery percentage changes continuously Thanks in advance for helping ...
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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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USB with Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS installed bootable in macbook pro 2014 and not macbook pro 2019

The difference with other questions of the sort is that I have the OS installed in this USB, it's not an installation media. I can boot into this USB perfectly with my macbook pro 2014, yet in my 2019'...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS next to MacOS on a Macbook Pro 2019

I have been trying to install (i.e. dual boot) Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Macbook Pro 2019. I disabled the T2 chip and disabled the security system by > csrutil disable in recovery mode. I followed the ...
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Linux on damaged 2011 Macbook Pro

I have a 2011 17 inch Macbook pro with an Nvidia GPU. The original motherboard failed back in 2016, and I managed to get it replaced with another one in 2016. (Apple replaced it with a 2016 one, which ...
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Problem with sound on Bluetooth headset when running Ubuntu on Mac computer

Have a MacBook Pro 15-Inch running Ubuntu 20.04 I am able to connect to my Bluetooth headphones, but the sound and microphone is all off. The sound is jerky and keeps cutting out entirely at other ...
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“Unable to find a medium container a live file system”

I created a bootable USB Ubuntu installer (I used Etcher) but after disabling T2 chip security and selecting the appropriate EFI Boot, selecting Ubuntu on the GRUB boot menu, I receive this error: “...
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My external hard drive doesn't show up for boot loader installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my external hard drive, but in the partition phase my drive doesn't show up. I am using an s-link brand USB port. The model of it is SW-U517-Type-C Multi-port Adapter. ...
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Installation does not boot

I am a complete newbie to Linux systems, but I decided to resurrect by MacBook Pro 2017 "13 by installing Linux (this time, Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS) on it. I have tried various distros (Ubuntu, Mint,...
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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 keyboard does not work before entering into the account, macbook pro 2010

on the macbook are intsalled lubuntu, Windows 7 and macOs. Yesterday, the keyboard was working on ubuntu. Today I open my laptop, I hear that it works, but the screen is black. I decided that it ...
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Configure Danish keyboard on MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a MacBook Pro with a Danish keyboard. Is there a way to remap the keys to the standard configuration? I am now using the Danish (Machintosh, no dead keys) layout and it's a ...
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stuck on boot - macbook pro 2011 - faulty AMD gpu

I followed this post: Ubuntu 20.04 Failed to Set MokListRT: Invalid Parameter I managed to replace the shimx64. Efi with grubx64. Efi, through LIVE Ubuntu. Now only appears a " _ " on the ...
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MacbookPro with Ubuntu 20.04 sleep mode issue

I have a 2009 MacbookPro 13". Since it no longer could get Apple OS updates I decided to make it a linux laptop and replace MacOS with Ubuntu 20.04. There was good help on several forums and it ...
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Default txpower is 31dBm and is unable to connect in Ubuntu 20.04

I have a 2017 Macbook Pro which I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on - everything has been working fine except the Wifi. Initially it just wouldn't connect, it would perpetually say "connecting" but ...
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Mechanical Touchpad Button doesn't work on MacbookPro using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Before I upgraded my ubuntu, my clickpad works fine. I can use the hardware button nicely. But after I upgraded it, it stop working. I have done research about my clickpad on MacbookPro. It's called ...
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booting linux from usb drive

I am trying to boot linux from a samsung usb drive to macbook pro 2020 non m1 processor. however, when linux pulls up my keyboard and track pd does not work. my magic mouse wont connect with. does ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 keyboard backlight problem on a 2017 Macbook after pCloudDrive install

Everything was working fairly well (sound card/wifi known issues excepted) until I installed pCloudDrive. Now my keyboard backlight will not work (minor issue in the grand scheme of things but it's ...
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no “try Ubuntu” or “install Ubuntu” option macOS

I'm trying to replace my macOS with Ubuntu (install not try). This problem shows up when I try to boot up Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a mac book pro with a USB. Instead of "Try Ubuntu" or "...
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Installing ubuntu on old macbook boot error

Some background, I'm trying to fix a 2012 MacBook pro. I don't have macOS loaded on it anymore and am trying to install ubuntu on it. I made a bootable ubuntu USB stick (version 20.04.2 LTS) and stuck ...
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mac 13" mid-2012 and ubuntu 20.10: fully charged battery percentage shows percent of original charge not actual charge when on battery

EDIT: this is https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/upower/upower/-/issues/103 and https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/upower/upower/-/merge_requests/36 When fully charged and connected to AC, Ubuntu battery ...
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Just recently installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS on a macbook pro, except the camera everything works nice

Installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS on my MacBook pro. Applications like Zoom, Gmeet, Teams, Skype shows 'No Device Found'. Using a MacBook Pro 11, 4.
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Unable to install drivers for my mbp and Ubuntu 20.4

For my MBP 15' running 20.04 I've so far been unable to install any drivers. I've tried MCMrARM's drivers but still no luck finding any of the hardware. Also no luck so far with wireless drivers. ...
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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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broadcom 4233 drivers unable to install [duplicate]

so i just updated my 2009 macbook pro to ubuntu 20.04 and now the drivers for the network card isnt working anymore, i've tried installing them via "additional drivers" and running sudo ...
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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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Install Ubuntu on Mac-Windows dual-boot computer?

I would like to install Ubuntu 18.04 on my MacBook Pro mid-2012. Before deciding to install Ubuntu I used VMware with Ubuntu but for my purposes it didn't reach my expectations (need to use graphical ...
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bcmwl-kernel-source broken on kernel: 5.8.0-7630-generic [duplicate]

Had several issues with my wireless card. After a reboot (i think after a kernel update) I could not see the network card in Network settings, but could see it using lspci. Followed this guide ...
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Missing Drivers from Macbook Installation (A1706) - First Time User

I am unable to connect to wifi, play sound, and a number of other issues.. I feel there are some drivers missing. I am a first-time user.. Please provide some instructions/solutions for this.
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Black Screen at start up in ubuntu in macbook pro 2010, but can't get nomodeset

Well I've installed ubuntu on my mac and just left ubuntu. The thing is recently something happened that made the screen go black and won't start. I know it starts just it doesn't show anything on ...
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Remove Ubuntu dual boot from MacOs Blur

sorry for my bad english. I'have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my macBook Pro and now i don't need it anymore. I followed this tutorial to install Ubuntu in dual boot with my HighSierra. But I didn't used ...
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Mac Pro dont see camera

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 and I cant see the camera. I tried the recommendations for 16.04 but it didn't work. Any help ?
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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 to ignore duplicates in bash history [duplicate]

Centixels-MacBook-Pro:~ Centixel$ /* some command */ Centixels-MacBook-Pro:~ Centixel$ ./a.out Centixels-MacBook-Pro:~ Centixel$ ./a.out Centixels-MacBook-Pro:~ Centixel$ ./a.out Centixels-MacBook-Pro:...
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KDE interface too big on MacBook Pro 5,5 (Kubuntu 20.04) with Nvidia driver

I've installed Kubuntu 20.04 on my 13" 2009 MacBook Pro (model identifier MacBook Pro 5.5). This model has an Nvidia graphic card (GeForce 9400M). The native display resolution is 1280 x 800. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't fully boot - MacbookPro

So I installed yesterday Ubuntu from USB stick and everything was fine 'till I rebooted after update (I didn't plug in the wire when I was installing). Mac informed me about some Moklist (I think I ...
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Audio on my MacBook stops working while using Ubuntu 20.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my MacBook Pro (macOS Catalina). I run Ubuntu on VirtualBox and every time that I run Ubuntu, the audio on my Mac stops working. It starts working after I close ...

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