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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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What is different about the Mac ISO image?

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/11.04/release/ At that location there is an ISO image which is described as "This image is adjusted to work properly on Mac systems." What specific problems on the ...
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Proper touchpad thumb & palm detection with libinput

So libinput its nearing its first stable release with a release candidate Which adds proper support for thumb / palm detection on touch pads along with swipe & pinch gesture support something ...
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How can I personalize my MacBook Pro Touchpad?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 5.5. I'm just wondering if there is something that takes all the kinks out of the touch-pad. It works good, but it feels sluggish, double tap works about ...
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How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro?

I have scoured the web, and I can't seem to get Xmodmap / anything to work properly. I want to swap BOTH my Command keys with my Control key - in essence, inverting what they do currently. How would ...
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Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

On my Macbook Air 10.9.2 without crashing the current setup, how can i install as dual boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? (can anyone please advise some step by step please)
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Proprietary NVidia drivers with EFI on Mac, to prevent overheating

I have a dual-boot Mac OS X 10.8 and Kubuntu 12.10 64x on my white MacBook from mid-2010 installed. (Model identifier: MacBook7,1 . I have upgraded my RAM from 2GB to 8GB, if that matters.) I have ...
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How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)

I have that problem which seemingly afflicts many using the proprietary Nvidia driver: Video tearing: fine horizontal lines (usually near the top of my display) when there is a lot of panning or ...
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Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 (ubuntu 12.04 LTS) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Brightness controls doesn't work on a MacBook Pro 5.5 I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my MacBook pro 5.5 (mid 2009). I have a problem with the brightness control. ...
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How to install Ubuntu as the single OS on a MacBook?

How do I install Ubuntu as the only OS on a MacBook? That is, I'd like to completely remove Mac OS X and install Ubuntu. I've tried dual-booting, but I've had so much trouble that I prefer to have ...
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Repair Windows Boot Loader after installing Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on MacBookPro11,5 (Retina) with Mac OS X Yosemite following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro11-1/Saucy The thing is that I already have Windows ...
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How to get Wifi working on Ubuntu 14.04 (Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch - 2014)

I just downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch 2014 version using usb. My problem is I can't get the Wifi working. No wifi connections would display on the wifi menu. I've tried ...
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Is it possible to get dragging working on a Macbook multi-touch touch pad?

I have a Macbook 5,1. That is to say that it is the only 13 inch aluminium Macbook as the later revisions were renamed Macbook Pro. Two-finger scrolling seems to work fine but dragging doesn't work. ...
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How to Install Linux Kernel 4.6 in Ubuntu 16.04?

I do but get dependency errors which I do not understand wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.0-040600_4.6.0-040600.201605151930_all.deb sudo dpkg -i *....
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Mac OSX update broke booting Ubuntu

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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How do I prevent being kicked back to the login screen every time?

Just finished upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. Everything works fine. After the installations, I restart to finish the installations. In the log in screen, I put my password and then it goes back ...
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Compatibility of the new Touch Bar with Ubuntu

I'm considering buying the MacBook Pro (Late 2016) with Touch Bar. As I'm a programmer and a Ubuntu user, could anyone tell me if the Touch Bar is compatible with Ubuntu?
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Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1

On my white MacBook 2.1 I have to press to my finger really hard to the touchpad to even move the mouse pointer. I did not have to do that when I had OSX installed on it. Any ideas?
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How to make users with UID under 1000 appear in LightDM?

I've been trying to set this up, but I can't find a solution. It's neccessary, because the machine Ubuntu is on is a Macbook and needs to have access to the files of the Mac user. Is there any way to ...
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Remove Ubuntu from a MacBook and put OS X back on [closed]

I bought a MacBook off eBay, thinking it would have OS X on it, but it didn't. It came with Ubuntu instead. I think it is a 2006 model or a 2007 model. I want to know how to put OS X back on it as I ...
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Macbook Pro backlight control not working on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to fix the backlight issue on my Macbook Pro Retina after installing Ubuntu 16.04. The problem is the backlight dimmer buttons F1 F2 or Fn+F1 and Fn+F2 are not working at all after ...
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How to Enable Wifi N-only in Ubuntu 14.04 on Broadcom BCM4360?

I want to get Wifi N-only work with my Ubuntu 14.04 on Macbook Air 2013-mid which has BCM4360 802.11ac so it should work well with Wifi N-only also in Ubuntu 14.04. In Ubuntu In Software and Updates >...
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Download of a folder as a whole?

I occasionally use Ubuntu One for purchase music; I would like to find a way to import my music from the cloud to my MacBook (which of course is not running Ubuntu). I wonder if, for this purpouse, I ...
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Can I make a bootable USB flash drive for Mac from Windows

The problem MacBook hard drive crashed and is ruined. I need to work on a music assignment on a program only available for Mac OS X and Ubuntu, and will not be able to get a new hard drive for the ...
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Macbook Trackpad very coarse

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook. Everything seems to be working just fine except for the trackpad. The right click (with 2 fingers) works just fine but when I try to scroll the cursor it is ...
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How to add a command permanently to grub2

I have a fairly special setup, using Linux on a MacBook Laptop. to switch off my secondary graphics card in it I'm required to add these lines to my grub outb 0x728 1 outb 0x710 2 outb 0x740 2 outb ...
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Wiped out OSX (Mac Air), to install Ubuntu 13.10 which doesn't boot

What are my options? I tried to do a OSX recovery, but now the macbook air can't pick up my wireless (but wireless is definitely working). At this point, I'd be happy with either Ubuntu, OSX, or any ...
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I get a black screen trying to boot Live CD on MacBook Pro

I've been trying to boot into Ubuntu using both a DVD and a USB Stick. They both work on my desktop computer, but not on my MacBook Pro (8,2). I can get them to show up in the boot menu, and I get to ...
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How to deactivate nvidia 9600M GT on a Macbookpro 5,1/5,2/5,3

I have a MacbookPro 5,1/5,2/5,3 that comes with two graphic cards, and by default I get the 9600M GT that consumes more battery that the other one. I have no idea how to deactivate it and activate the ...
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Macbook 8.1 overheating

I have a macbook 8.1 with ubuntu 12.04 installed. But my cpu is getting very hot. On Mac my CPU is 50-60°C warm. But on ubuntu my mac is getting very hot and is by about 60°C but with min 3000rpm ...
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Why doesn't the Ubuntu ISO burned to a CD or copied to a USB work on my Mac?

I just installed a new hard drive and for the life of me, I cannot get the .iso file on my USB stick or burned CD to begin the installation process. I keep getting a picture of a folder with a ...
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Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I've never supported Apple in any way, but they do make incredible hardware. As I've just purchased and got working a nice Apple wireless keyboard (bought second-hand!), I'm curious about the ...
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How to Configure ALSA in Ubuntu 16.04 for Macbook and Matlab?

Situation: unable to configure ALSA in Ubuntu 16.04 for Matlab 2016a System characteristics /proc/asound/cards 0 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel HDMI HDA Intel HDMI at ...
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How to download Ubuntu to a USB for another computer?

I have an Asus F5VL that was running Vista but when I tried downloading Office 2010 the OS crashed. Now I need a recovery disk to get it back to life but I only have a macbook available to me to ...
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ALSA Mixer settings won't save (Kubuntu)

Since I've been using Linux on my Macbook I've noticed that there's a red light constantly shining out of the headphone port on the left side of the machine. This doesn't happen on OS X, I've checked. ...
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How can I fully remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro?

I want to remove Ubuntu 12.04 from my MacBook Pro. It's a trial boot system, with MacOS in the first partition, Windows 7 in the second one, and Ubuntu in the last. Now, I want to format this last one,...
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No wifi on macbookpro7,1 running lubuntu 16.04 LTS

I am aware of the many posts regarding how to get broadcom wifi cards working with the bcmwl-kernel-source or firmware-b43-installer drivers. I've read through everything and have tried everything but ...
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MacBook Pro Compatibility, Multitouch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to get dragging working on a Macbook multi-touch touch pad? How is the hardware compatibility for the 2010 macbook pros? Does the trackpad multitouch gesture ...
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What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs?

What is the recommended release of Ubuntu for 32-bit Intel based Macs? I see for 13.10 that there are specialised images for macs, (e.g. ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso). These only support 64-...
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Tilde key on Mac Air with Ubuntu

By default, no layout on my Macbook Air allows me to print backtick (`) and tilde (~) symbols. Instead, I get backslash, pipe or whatever, depending from the layout. I changed the behavior of the key ...
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Install Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro using EFI instead of rEFIt or similar

I installed Ubuntu on my macbook pro (8,1) a few months back using the rEFIt method (so it's an emulated BIOS). I want to give EFI mode a try. Unfortunately I have not found a clear guide on where to ...
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Macbook Pro boots with full screen brightness and keyboard backlight

I have dual-booted my Macbook Pro with Ubuntu 12.04 . Whenever i log-in to Ubuntu, it does so with full screen brightness and keyboard backlight at full . How do i get rid of this? How can i tweak the ...
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Do Nvidia's drivers work in 12.10 on a MacBook Pro?

UPDATE: Since this question has got many views, I just want to add that from Ubuntu 13.04 onwards, proprietary drivers installed perfectly on my MacBook. Versions of Ubuntu prior to 13.04 will have ...
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How to get Keyboard Light keys working on Macbook?

I've got a Macbook Pro with Keyboard Light brightness keys. How to I make them work?
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Enable wifi firmware on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro 8,1, but my wireless driver says that the firmware is missing, I've tried with many methods on the internet but I haven't found anything, so, what do I have to ...
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Stop Screen Dimming After 60 Seconds (MacBook running 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains power....
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Add dead region touchpad

Is there a way to set a region of my touch pad as "dead" ignoring touch input? The reason for this is that I have a MacBook pro late 2011 and there the "button" is on the touch page itself. Anyone ...
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Keyboard and touchpad not working during 2016 12" MacBook install

I recently got a 2016 12" MacBook and am attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I created a live USB using Mac Linux USB Loader as recommended by UNetbootin's website. With the boot options noacpi ...
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Will the MacBook Pro Early 2011 work better with Ubuntu than the Air Late 2010?

I got this late 2010 11" MacBook Air. I'm having issues with NVIDIA graphics, especially with GNOME Shell. I'm thinking about selling this to switch to the new MacBook Pro, particularly the entry ...
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`drm: intel_pipe_config_compare .. mismatch in ips_enabled (expected 1, found 0)` Error on boot [15.10 on a Macbook Pro 11,1]

I just got Ubuntu 15.10 installed on my mac machine. Initially everything works well. Following the help.ubuntu.com tutorial on fixing the touchpad (for utopic), I installed a bunch of things and did ...
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Make a portable Ubuntu on a USB stick (bootable on Macbook/iMac)

I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (early 2011 model). My goal is to have Ubuntu installed onto a USB stick what I can plug into any Macbook / iMac (also potentially any pc) and use Ubuntu anywhere. Here is ...