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The default operating system installed on Apple Macintosh computers. Use this tag if you have problems about dual-booting ubuntu and Mac OSX. Note that questions using this tag still must be primarily about Ubuntu.

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OSX Style global Menu in Plasma 5 (how to show pcmanfm_menu in global menu in plasma while in --desktop mode)?

I use pcmanfm-qt in plasma in "--desktop" mode, so that pcmanfm-qt "becomes" the desktop. Now i want pcmanfm's menu to be exposed to global menu, while pcmanfm only renders the ...
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Mac linking Ubuntu 20.04 through RDP

I'm trying to access gnome desktop on ubuntu 20.04 by macos remotly. The ubuntu was configed by xRDP script V1.3 and can be accessed by windows locally on Win10. I'm in China so that Microsoft Remote ...
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mac <>> ubuntu sharing

I’m testing using Ubuntu as a File Server: Im coming from a macOS Sharing environment. Is there a Utility or App to give multiple Groups of Users folder access with different permissions? I am looking ...
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Transfer Files - Replacing Mac OSX with UBuntu

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2014 with an operating system that I can no longer upgrade which makes it a pain to use. I've been using a USB to test out Ubuntu and feel I'm ready to replace my OSX with ...
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Mac command line - run command if previous has failed [closed]

On my mac run scripts that take a long time and for this reason I add && say done so that I can hear when the script has finished running while I am doing other things around the house. ...
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Issues enabling NFS from Ubuntu Server to macOS

I'm relatively new to all this and appreciate the help. I'm trying to access my Linux server /home directory from macOS via NFS. I've taken the below steps, but macOS Finder is unable to connect to ...
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MacBook does not recognize Ubuntu external drive

I am a newbie to Ubuntu and I want to install Ubuntu on an external drive (Samsung T7) so that I can boot Ubuntu when connecting the drive to either my Windows PC or Mac laptop. After spending several ...
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How mount (cifs) in Ubuntu a MacOS directory with all permissions

About mount purposes If the client and server are both Linux (Ubuntu), and assuming that the user in the server is omicron with uid 1007 gid 1007 the following command is viable to be executed in the ...
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Ubuntu Virtual Machine on a Apple Silicon (M1) macOS Host?

There seems to be conflicting information online about this, and as it is new, I cannot ascertain yet the right information. I've opening this question to be a resource for us to vote on the best ...
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Certain commands dont work . How do I fix it?

I've successfully managed to install Ubuntu server 18.04. Most of my sudo commands work fine, however, I am having issues running the cd/cp commands. ie: whenever I type cd/ I get: -bash: cd/: No such ...
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Screen flickering black after upgrade from 19.04 to 21.04 (ubuntu emulated on virtualbox)

I have a macbook with 10.15.7 and virtualbox 6.1 I just updated ubuntu from 19.04 to 21.04 Now when I login into ubuntu every few (randomly) seconds I get a black screen for a while. It seems a black ...
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How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install Usb drive for Ubuntu using terminal code

I have Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite MacPro laptop. Everywhere, they are telling me to run Etcher, but my OS X 10.10 Yosemite is outdated and this programme is un-installable. Unetbootin also doesn't work. ...
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Errors on installing Darling on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Darling is a software to help run macos applications on unbuntu but i am getting errors on installing it -- When i try to run sudo dpkg -i darling-dkms_0.1.20210224.testing_amd64.deb It gives the ...
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I would like to creating a partition for ubuntu from macOS high sierra for a dual boot MacBook

I'm a noob to Ubuntu and looking for some advice on how I can set up my High Sierra 10.13.6 with a 30Gb bootable partition into Ubuntu 20.04. I have 285Gb free on my 500 Gb HDD which has a logical ...
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Flashing cursor on black screen

I am currently running Ubuntu (20.04 LTS) in VirtualBox (6.1.22) on MacOS (Big Sur Version 11.5.1). I have been running Ubuntu on the VirtualBox just fine for the past several months but all of the ...
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Can I have Apllication Menu on topbar Like MacOS Finder bar in Ubuntu 20.04?

Hi so can I have the Topbar look linke MacOS finder bar and have all the options like File Edit Veiw Go and etc according to the application I want to actually change this to Somthing like this I ...
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How to create a config for your find and delete script [closed]

I have a script that does the following task: Search in a directory for a file with the determined criteria. find Documents/Files/Logfiles/ -mtime +1d -type f '(' -name '*.log' -or -name '*[0-9].*' ')'...
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SSH Into Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu Server 20.04 direct from Mac

I am trying to use a raspberry pi 4 running ubuntu server 20.04 as the main computer for a robotics project. I need to be able to connect to the Pi over a local network (preferably by hostname or ...
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Syncing / Migrating Thunderbird Between Ubuntu and MacOS?

I'm trying to sync my Thunderbird files between my Ubuntu workstation and my MacBook. From Ubuntu to Ubuntu it's really easy. We can just rsync the ~/.thunderbird between the two machines. I noticed ...
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Dual-boot on MacPro 2013 6,1 grub NOT booting ubuntu 20.04

On MacPro 2013 6,1 macOS + Ubuntu 20.04 dual boot worked fine for a year then perhaps some system update messed up grub. Now, macOS boots fine but I get stuck at the grub boot screen for ubuntu (even ...
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Is there a way to check if OSX .pkg is signed on LInux(Ubuntu)

There is a command pkgutil --check-signature "path/to/pkg" for macOS to check the signature of a package. Is there a way somehow to check if the osx .pkg is signed or not on Linux(Ubuntu)? ...
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Triple boot on a Mac with default bootloader

I want to create an Ubuntu partition on a mac which already has a Bootcamp Windows installation but I want to keep the Apple bootloader. How should I do that?
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I installed Ubuntu on my MacBook 2,1 it worked fine for many days, but now it has a white flash screen with question marked folder when booting

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Samba password problem between Mac and Ubuntu

I have a new Apple Macintosh laptop and I am trying to use Samba to send files back and forth from my Ubuntu Mate laptop and vice versa. I am not familiar with Samba or with modern Macs. I am pretty ...
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Ubuntu and ROS on apple M1 chip

I am going to write my master thesis with ROS and I am not sure if the software will run on Apple Macbook Air with M1 chip. Did anyone use those tools and can share their experience and compatibility ...
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How to smoothly desktop Zoom-in/out with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on iMac late 2014?

I know there are currently a bunch of requests on this subject, e.g. How to zoom in & zoom out - I have an iMac late 2014 with recognized GPU and decided last week (march 2021) to install and use ...
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How to download beta versions of Vmware fusion

How can I download beta versions of Vmware fusion for Mac? The current version has a lot of bugs with macOS big sur I searched the internet a lot but nothing was found.
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How can I mount a MacOS fusion drive?

When viewing the partitions, obviously there are two physical disks, but virtually it's being treated as one disk on MacOS (Fusion drive). How can one mount this on ubuntu? The normal mounting ...
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Sosumi increase disk storage

I installed Macos successfully using sosumi on ubuntu 20.10 but unable to install XCODE due insufficient storage. How can I increase mu disk space.
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Disabling Grub Bootloader on Ubuntu Installation

I have a Mac Pro 5,1 that I wish to install Ubuntu on. However, when I last installed it, it automatically installed the GRUB bootloader. And my main OS being macOS 10.13.6 running on an NVMe in a ...
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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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How to change show application button place

How can I change "show applications" button place? I want to change it to second place. My dock sequence: {       1 Show Applications Button       2 Files       3 Terminal       4 Google ...
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Customizing Ubuntu to look like mac

You should see my setup first. I customized Gnome to look like mac I even changed the name to macOS catalina but I don't know how to change the Host> HP Slim Desktop 290-p0xxx and that tiny ...
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Show application menus in top panel XFCE

Hope you all doing well. My purpose is to have MacOS like application menu in xfce4 (Xubuntu 20). I mean this (I founded from the forum): I googled a lot (even I searched a lot in this forum) and I ...
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Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine on linux system

I am trying to use bbmap (pileup.sh in= my.fa out=new.txt) to check the sequencing depth of assembly scaffolds derived from illumina reads. Using Linux, I installed java jdk as you see: $ java -...
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Does an extension or option exist to replicate the "shake mouse to find pointer" in Gnome 3? [duplicate]

Every now and then I fail to track my mouse pointer on a large screen resp. multi monitor setup. MacOS has this nice feature to grow the mouse pointer when shaking the mouse for a bit. Is there any ...
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Ubuntu Studio 20.04 on a iMac Mid-2010

I'm a Linux user for a long time, but I stayed away since Ubuntu Netbook Edition. I've been using iMac Mid-2010 for the last 10 years, and since I'm not planning on giving my kidneys for an up-to-date ...
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Lost access to OS-X after installing Ubuntu 20.04 while trple booting in Macbook Pro [closed]

Excuse the long post; just trying to be as clear as possible. Initially I used bootcamp to install Windows 10 alongside Mac OS. During restart it would automatically boot me into Mac OS and whenever I ...
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Create bootable macOS USB for a non Apple computer [closed]

I tried several ways to create a bootable macOS USB for a non Apple personal computer. I expected it to work exactly like my bootable Ubuntu USB. macOS bootable USB seems to be working differently. It ...
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Creating a bootable Mac OS USB from Ubuntu 20.04. Unetbootin won't install

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive for Mac OS El Capitan from a machine that has Ubuntu 20.04. I have tried to install Unetbootin. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu EFI booting fails after Mac OS X booting

I have installed Ubuntu on a Macbook pro (early 2011), from Ubuntu live on USB. After the install, Ubuntu boots and reboots automatically after restart. Mac OS El Capitan also boots after pressing ...
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Issues Mounting NFS Server: Server Side MacOS, client side SAMA5D27 board

I am trying to mount an NFS server with the Server side being my laptop running MacOS Mojave, and the client side being my SAMA5D27 board running Ubuntu Linux built using Yocto. I've assigned an IP ...
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Multipass - instances cannot resolve each others name but can resolve external names

I am running multipass 1.1.0 on MacOS 10.15.4. I have 3 Ubuntu 18.04 instances running. Shelling into each, I am able to ping and resolve www.google.co.uk with no issue and am able to install ...
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How to install OSX from USB on Ubuntu

Backstory: I intended to make an ubuntu bootable usb for my iMac but somehow seemed to wipe my MacHD and now ubuntu is the default operating system. It seems that I've lost the ability to 'CMD + R' ...
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Using Terminal to remove wildcards

I'm a bit new to this, I've used IRAF before but that was a couple years ago. My question is how would I go about removing certain files. Sample of files goes as is: 0001Reduce_Proc.fits 0001Reduce....
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Change boot order when rEFInd Boot Manager seems lost [closed]

I originally installed a dual boot system Mac OS X + Ubuntu [using EFI as the start up by following How to Install and Dual-Boot Ubuntu on Mac]. As predicted, Ubuntu took over the start order so I ...
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How to map keys on Linux like my Mac machine

On my Macbook, I use CMD+c = SIGINT and ctrl+c = copy (as in copy/paste). On my Ubuntu machine, ctrl+c = SIGINT and ctrl+c = copy depending on the context and that's awful, because it's the same ...
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How to install Linux on old Mac X 10.4 [closed]

I want to install a Linux on old Mac X 10.4, because this Snow Leopard that`s on the disk of this machine, is just obsolete. Please describe me this into step-by-step.
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Can't boot from flash drive [duplicate]

I am running macOS Sierra on a Macbook 2010. I followed the instructions at https://tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-macos#0. When I try to boot from the flash drive I get ...
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Can I use Ubuntu 18.04 Screen sharing with vino with Mac OS X Mojave Screen Shareing

I've set up Screen sharing on my Ubuntu 18.04, and VPN'd into my network remotely from my Mac. However when entering the correct vnc://... from Screen Sharing on my Mac, I get a message saying that ...
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