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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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Grub fails on 2015 MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 20.04 and no MacOS

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 20.04 which won't boot - I get a message on screen saying "Failed to set MoklistRT: Invalid Parameter ...", and the system fails to load. This ...
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External Mic not detected Macbookpro 11,1 CS4208

My external combo jack mic always not detected, I used different headphones, And All working fine in OSX but not working when switching to Linux, I tried different distributions using the live boot, ...
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Can't detect external ssd drive when installing ubuntu 18.04.6 alongside macOS

I am following this guide to install ubuntu 18.04.6 on an external ssd drive: https://florisvanbreugel.wordpress.com/tag/ubuntu-on-mac/ The external ssd drive is detected and usable in macOS. When ...
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How do I enable sound on Macbook Pro 14.1 (2017)?

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a Macbook Pro 14.1 (2017)? but there is no sound. How do I enable sound? I have tried the following commands: apt install wget make gcc linux-headers-generic git clone ...
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How does one find the /dev/... path for an Apple MacBook Pro (t2linux) keyboard?

I am trying to get the very cool dual function keys plugin working on my Ubuntu 20.04 MacBook Pro (2020 16", Model 16.1) system. In order to do that I need to set an environment variable (DEVNODE)...
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How to use Apple Mac keyboard shortcuts, seamlessly

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on a MacBook Pro, using both the internal keyboard, and an extended external one: UK version, numeric pad, arrows keys, function (fn), home end up down, and with f13 to f19. I ...
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How to edit rEFInd to make Ubuntu boot automatically in my Macbook Pro 15 2018?

I have been having quite a few rough days trying to install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro 15 2018. With rEFInd and lots of help I've managed to install Ubuntu on the Mac. However, I'd like Ubuntu to start ...
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grub/install fatal error when installing Ubuntu 20.04 in Macbook Pro 15

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 on a Macbook Pro 15 as my host OS (no dual-boot). I have been following the tutorial from this website: https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/how-install-linux-on-mac-...
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How to install a Macbook Pro 2019 with ubuntu-21.10-desktop-amd64?

I'm attempting to perform the install (to an external USB-C spinning disk) described in the title. It seems no matter what I try, I get a black screen shortly after attempting to boot from an external ...
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desperate for NOOB instructions. No webcam or Microphone on Macbook pro with ubuntu installed

I have Ubuntu 20.4 installed on a partition on my Mac. So far so good. except for the internal Mic and camera are not working. I have been trying to fix it by installing drivers, however the ...
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Ubuntu on old MacBook Pro not responding to input after boot

My computer, a circa 2014 MacBook Pro Model A1502 running Ubuntu, has stopped responding to input after boot. I can uuse the keyboard to control GRUB, but as soon as I leave grub, my computer stops ...
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How to install a driver for a webcam on Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2014) using Ubuntu 21.10

Full disclosure: I am not tech savvy. I've found quite a few links related to this topic but as someone who has never used terminal before I don't know where to begin. Essentially, my webcam isn't ...
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No Wifi-Adapter Found - Ubuntu 20.04.03 on USB with Persistent Storage

I'm new to Ubuntu so apologies if I am asking obvious questions or need things explained very simply. I created a USB Memory Stick with Ubuntu on it. I used a How To guide to create one with ...
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How to use the camera of my MacBookPro

I have install Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on a MacBookPro mid 2013 but applications like Cheese doesn't detected the camera. How can I activate it ?
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Problem with wifi drivers ubuntu 20.04 lts on BCM4360 802.11ac [14e4:43a0] (rev 3)

I know there is a lot of threads about this, but I followed a great number of them and none worked. I installed ubuntu 20.04 on a live usb using rufus for a mackbook pro late 2013. After a while, I ...
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Grub2 settings to boot on 2018 (T2) mac book pro (Ubuntu 20.04, external hardrive)

I have a 2018 mac book pro (intel x86_64, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655) that I'm trying to boot into Ubuntu 20.04 on an external hardrive (128gb USB stick). I have ubuntu and grub2 successfully ...
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MacBook Pro 2016 (13,3) on 20.04 No WiFi

I've tried several solutions (answers here, blog post, youtube videos) - various ways of installing different drivers, as it is out of the box on 20.04.03 - I can see my wifi network but the signal ...
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Broadcom Wireless Drivers [14e4:4331] (rev 02) Macbook Pro Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my old Macbook Pro, Everything is working great except for the wireless driver. lspci -nn -d 14e4: gets the following: 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. ...
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Coldfusion2018 installer fails on Ubuntu 20.04.2 ARM64

I am trying to install Coldfusion server on my Ubuntu 20.04  (running on virtual machine in Parallels Desktop for Mac). Ubuntu is running as a Guest operating system on my MacbookPro with M1Pro chip. ...
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Setting keyboard to UK MacBook Pro in terminal?

In the settings panel, I can go to keyboard preferences and set the keyboard model to MacBook/MacBook Pro (intl) and the layout to English (UK) - how do I do this in terminal? I've tried messing ...
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UBUNTU 20.4 - EXT4 fails to create when installing Macbook 2012

After repeated attempts following several guides I have seen to install dual boot or single boot Ubuntu 20.4 on a 2012 Macbook Pro, the process keeps failing when formatting the partition as ext4 from ...
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Gnome extensions doesn't work on my macbook pro 13 late 2009 Ubuntu 20.04

Its my first entry/question so Hi everyone. Im new to Linux. I have Ubuntu 20.04.03 on my macbook pro 13 late 2009 and did step by step from this page: ( https://linuxhint.com/...
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Can't access bcwc_pcie.git file used to enable camera for Mac pro - repo was deleted. Where to get bcwc_pcie?

In the past I was able to use a series of commands (listed below) to enable the camera on a Mac pro. Now a specific repo is missing - is there anywhere else I can access bcwc_pcie? The missing repo is ...
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Mac Book Pro trackpad suddenly goes nuts

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS X86_64 on my macbook pro and previously everything worked was going great. Suddenly today my trackpad went mad and started going random. Can anyone help! Thanks
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Help sought to resolve sound delaying video on youtube in firefox browser

I am using ubuntu 21.04 operating on apple silicon mac in UTM virtual window. Opened youtube in firefox browser. Sound is lagging video.
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Fresh 20.04 install on MacBook Pro 2009, no wifi [duplicate]

I am attempting to install a dual boot Ubuntu on my mid 2009 15" Macbook Pro running El Capitan. It ran from my USB and did not detect my WiFi card. Here is the card info from the system report. ...
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Why doesn't mac laptop screen/logo stay off with `xset`? (ubuntu 20.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a 2013 MacBook Pro. I configured the lid to stop going to sleep on close. If I issue this command with the lid closed: xset -display :0.0 dpms force off The screen goes ...
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Does the touch bar work on a macbook installed with ubuntu?

Keen on trying out the M1 chip for coding. But I much rather use Ubuntu. I believe the new kernel version 5.13 provides support for Ubuntu on an M1 chip. But will the hardware work if I install Ubuntu?...
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Installing Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro Mid 2018

I come from a Linux background (Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu) been out of the scene for a while and feel like jumping back in. Looked through the search for installing Ubuntu on a mid 2018 MacBook Pro Came ...
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Lost macbook pro LCD backlight brightness controls after installing nvidia driver

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with the 5.11.0-34-generic kernel on my mid-2009 macbook pro which has nvidia geforce 9400M graphics hardware. Suspend and wake from suspend does not work with the nouveau ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2019 with macOS Big Sur

I am trying to install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 2,6 GHz 6x Intel Core i7 I created new partition on Mac SSD for second OS and bootable USB with Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu showing less battery then it really has on MacBook

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011, it's running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The issue comes when I look up the battery percentage. It says that it is on 50%, but this MacBook has some LEDs on the side which ...
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20.04 Installer Crashing and Freeze on Bootup

I have a Macbook Pro, 16 gigs RAM, 250 gig SSD, Model A-1398. I had been running 16.04 LTS 32 bits for years without a problem, and decided to upgrade to 20.04 LTS, as not many apps were supported for ...
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Ubuntu won't boot (Mac M1, parallels desktop)

I have had my MacBook M1 with a version of Ubuntu installed via Parallels since about February this year. All was working correctly with it but yesterday I started getting some errors when trying to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 on Virtual Box (Mac) - Flashing white screen, but no XOrg option

I recently installed Virtual Box running Ubunto. I'm on Mac, running the latest OS. However, once I log in, my screen flashes white, especially when I move the mouse cursor around. From Googling, it ...
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MacBook Pro wifi drivers

I have a MacBook Pro 2019 13 inch with two thunderbolt 3 ports. I'm currently running ubuntu 20.04 dual booted with Mac OS. I'm currently typing this from Mac OS. The wifi is not connecting ...
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Ubuntu with Mac Keyboard: Keyboard shortcut to select till end of line

What's the keyboard shortcut to select till the end of line when running Ubuntu with Mac keyboard. (Similar to shift+ command + -> on mac)?
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MacBook Pro (late 2006) Video/driver issue?

I'm trying to reinstall Ubuntu 20.04 on an old MacBook Pro (late 2006) and I'm having an issue with my display during the install. I say "reinstall" because I had installed Ubuntu 20.04 back ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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