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Juno boots to black screen with top menu visible

Hardware: White MacBook mid-2010, Intel Processor Duo Core, 8 GB RAM, SSD Loki was successfully installed on this MacBook prior. When I installed Juno via the directions using Etcher and reboot there ...
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Macbook 2010 not booting after update (black screen)

After performing a fresh install of Loki 0.4.1 on my White Macbook 2010, which worked perfectly, I proceeded to update the system from within the App Center itself. When I rebooted, after entering my ...
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Black screen and nothing more

here is the problem, after 5-10 days I have to reinstall eOS. The computer (a mac book pro) gives me just a black screen, after passing the gray screen mac. No line code, nothing at all. This morning, ...
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Trouble installing Elementry OS on Macbook 2008 Running Debian

I have, elementry OS on an SD card which was done using another OSX system. I then realise that the Macbook I want to run elementary on i've accidently rid of the apple OS completelly and I only have ...
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No WiFi MacBook Pro after ElementaryOS install

Just installed Elementary OS on mid-2009 MacBook Pro. During install, the installer displays and connects to my WiFi network, but after install it does not. In addition, no networks show up. There is ...
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Replacing OSX with elementary OS. Computer boots normally into elementary OS, but boot menu (option key on boot) doesn't show anything

I want to replace OSX with elementary OS on a mac. I formated the entire hard disk, inserted the elementary OS usb, selected "efi boot" on the boot loader (only option) and installed elementary OS. ...
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MacBook Pro late 2013 HiDPI and iSight

So I am testing a bunch of distros on my MBP late 2013 to see which one works best out of the box. ElementaryOS seems pretty decent except for a few things. 1) On the liveCD the cursor size is ...
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Latest update broke elementary OS for me

Now some may say the definition of 'crazy' is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Here's one crazy thing I did: updated eOS (Loki, I guess) via the store and caused ...
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Grub not showing anymore on macbook pro

I successfully installed Elementary OS (Loki) on a MBP 15"(MacBookPro8,2) alongside OSX 10.7 and another installation of Sierra. On startup I would get a screen with the 3 options,for each os. All ...
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Black Screen on Bootup after loading image

I am having problems with elementary OS booting. I have had it installed for about 2 months now on my MacBook Pro. I have a dual boot with macOS and elementary OS, using the rEFIend boot manager. I ...
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Epiphany or Gnome Brower not displaying search results on late 2016 Macbook Pro running in virtual machine through Parallel Desktop Lite

I have been reading that Linux in general does not run well on the late 2016 MacBook Pro. I have been running several distros with minimal problems through the Parallel Desktop Lite app, including ...
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Elementary OS doesn't detect hybrid graphics on MacBook Pro Late 2011 (Intel/AMD)

I've scoured the net for the past two days on how to make the OS play nice. I've read some solutions around here and backlinks to other websites and eventually got it booted up with AMD off. Those ...
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Can't connect to internet with my old MacBook Air running Elementary OS

I've installed the Elementary OS onto my old MacBook Air. I can't get the laptop to recognize and connect to my wifi though. Any suggestions? Pix... 934 shows that I don't have a regular LAN ...
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Need to change boot order in an old MacBook Air running only Elementary OS

I want to be able to boot from a USB thumb drive to re-install the Elementary OS. I've installed Elementary OS​ on my old MacBook Air, and it's only a single boot, no dual-boot or Mac OS​ anymore. So ...
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How to improve battery life on MBP 2015?

I really like elementary os, i installed it on my 15" MBP 2015 -- however the battery life is pretty bad. I get about 3 hours maximum if i'm lucky -- this is much less than the 10 hours i'm used to on ...
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MacBook Air Facetime HD

My Macbook Air runs Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki and my webcam is not working out of the box. First thing I've done was trying to identify the precise device lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05ac:8406 Apple,...
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Macbook pro runs hot and will not charge

Title says it all. Installed Loki on the mac and everything seems fine besides the heat and the lack of charging when plugged in. Any help appreciated.
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Euro sign missing

Fresh install to Macbook Air 6.1. Keyboard layout is OK, but euro sign is missing. Shift+4 gives sign ¤ instead. Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki Built on "Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS" Linux 4.10.0-40-generic GTK+ 3....
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Will elementary OS run on a 32bit MacBook? [duplicate]

I have an old MacBook Core Duo, and I would like to run elementary OS exclusively on it. Where do I get an 32 bit version (for Mac) of elementary OS?
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Does elementary OS run well on older Macbooks? (Mid-2010)

I’m a longtime macOS user considering a complete switch to elementary OS. I need to test out a properly functional version of elementary OS, in order to test (A.) if I can recreate my workflow using ...
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Elementary OS on a 12-inch MacBook

I'd like to use Elementary OS on a 12-inch MacBook. I understand the new SPI keyboard and trackpad are not natively supported. I did find this driver which apparently works. https://github.com/cb22/...
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Long boot and resume times on 2008 MacBook

I just installed elementary OS (Loki) on a 13" early 2008 MacBook (dual boot w/ rEFInd), and so far everything works fine except booting up and resuming from sleep taking extraordinarily long (think ...
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Is it possible to install on to a mac with no OS currently installed

I have been given an old Macbook and was asked to wipe and restore the OS. I followed the allpe guides but the Macbook is failing to install via the internet recovery service. Apple them selfs have ...
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Locked in Fullscreen. Can't exit

I am running elementary os 0.4.1 on my macbook 4.1 (2008). Always when I watch a video on fullscreen in Firefox I cant exit the fullscreen mode after a few minutes. At the beginning it is no problem. ...
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installing elementaryOS on Snow Leopard: best alternative for Etcher

the title pretty much says it all, I'd like to know the safest alternative to etcher for this installation process on Snow Leopard. Elementary os guide says one should use etcher but etcher needs os x ...
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MacBook Pro 2014 and Loki external monitor issues

When I use and external monitor on a MacBook Pro 2014 model (HDMI), unlocking the laptop requires that I lift the lid to type the password in because it is the only screen out of the two that will ...
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Macbook trackpad driver

I'm running elementary OS on a 2011 Macbook pro. I'm quite pleased with the overall experience but the trackpad feel is quite a disappointment (too sensitive, not precise, issues with selection/drag&...
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Elementary OS on Macbook won't display wifi settings. How do i fix?

Hello. I am trying to use elementary on my macbook pro, but i won't display wifi unless i plug in usb wifi dongle. So, the drivers are missing i suppose. I had this issue before and it was solved with ...
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Any tips for setting up thumb rejection (MacBook Air)?

When using a trackpad, I prefer to hover my thumb over the lower portion (as there used to be a button there!). Whenever I do that in elementaryOS, the system stops moving the cursor, and assumes I ...
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Sudden boot failure. Black screen

I would greatly appreciate help or advice on the following issue \ as I am totally stuck. I have been using Linux for a long time but I am a biologist. So deep down my knowledge on how works a ...
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After installing Linux in late 2011 macbook pro osx lion doesn't start

My hardrive was damaged so I had to change it, after so I was given mac osx mavericks I think, I decided to install linux with packaging version of ubuntu 16.0 LTS in ElementaryOS,I made a partition ...
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Macbook Pro - Won't stay asleep

Running 0.4 Loki. If I put my MacBook to sleep it wakes a few seconds later. I was advised to run the following command, but it is not helping. sudo sh -c "echo XHC1 > /proc/acpi/wakeup"
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How to temporarily swap <super> and <alt> keys for keyboard shortcuts

I dual run Elementary on a Macbook Pro, but I typically use an external keyboard that has the standard non-Apple layout. I like having the layout (from left to right) <ctrl> -> <super> -> &...
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Cannot disable AMD Graphics card, I want to run only Intel Integrated

I am new to Linux and having a very difficult time running Elementary OS Loki without any hiccups. I am currently running it on a 2011 Macbook Pro with an AMD Radeon GPU as well as an integrated Intel ...
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Difficulties creating USB stick that boots and installs on MacBook circa 2007

I am having difficultly trying to install Loki on my MacBook circa 2007. Firstly following the instructions and using Etcher to burn elementaryos-0.4-stable-amd64.20160921.iso I created a USB stick ...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I can set up a screen resolution on both the laptop screen and the external monitor using xrandr and everything works fine, but my displays go back to normal when I restart lightdm. How can I make the ...
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How to enable lower right corner touchpad as Secondary click on 2008 Macbook 5,1

In OSX, you've the option to set a physical click on the lower right corner of the touchpad to be your Secondary (right) click. I can't seem to figure out to duplicate this functionality in ...
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Cannot write @ on the Danish Mac Keybord layout

I have installed Loki on my MacBook Pro mid 2012. The Danish keyboard layout for Mac doesn't work for me, as I cannot use @. The Danish keybord has an option to write @, but it doesn't seem to work....
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Dual monitors with different PPIs

Specifically I'm using my MacBook Pro Retina and another 1080p monitor. However the scaling on the secondary monitor seems to match the primary monitor, causing any windows on the secondary monitor ...
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Can't reboot into elementary OS after MBpro PRAM reset

I had to reset the PRAM on my MB Pro the other day. I had elementary OS installed, and it would automatically boot to it (still hadn't figure out how to get the GRUB screen up). I would have to hold ...
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Pinch to zoom not working on MacBook Air Mid 2011 running Elementary OS Loki

I am pretty much a newbie with Elementary OS. I really like it so far. It's made my old MacBook fast and pretty stable again. All my hardware works apart from pinch to zoom on my trackpad. Does Loki ...
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Elementary make my laptop's fans stop working

I downloaded elementary two days ago, and some things have been doing even stranger things to my 2014 macbook air. My fan stopped working My computer will not break a sweat, even under the largest ...
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Touchpad fast scroll possible?

I just installed ElementaryOS on my Macbook Air, and so far I'm liking it. There is one thing which really annoys me though. In Ubuntu (or OSX) when I'm on a large website or in a large text ...
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Trackpad and keyboard not working on Macbook 12-inch 2015

I've tried to install loki on a Macbook 12" 2015, but once the Install screen loads, neither trackpad or keyboard respond. I've managed to install it without problems on an external USB disk (using ...
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Can't get a grub prompt or menu on boot

I'm running ElementaryOS Loki on a MacBook Pro which was previously running OS X 10.11.5. Now, I want to boot something (another Linux) alongside Elementary, but I can't figure out how to set up grub, ...
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WiFi on MacBook Pro (12,1 - Early 2015)

After following instructions in a number of other threads, I am still unable to get the built-in WiFi on my 13" MacBook Pro (12,1) to show up or work under the latest version of elementaryOS. ...
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Macbook Air webcam not working

I've installed eOS loki on a USB via unetbootin. Loki is just awesome BTW (aside from some bugs)! When I run it on my Toshiba Portege the webcam works fine, but when I run it on my Macbook Air, ...
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How to disable startup chime?

When first booting up my MacBook Pro running Elementary OS, there's a rather loud startup sound effect. I have my desktop volume turned all the way down and also toggled off, however this doesn't seem ...
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How to you install Adobe Air on Loki 64bit

I've tried following other guides for Ubuntu on this, but no dice. I keep getting this error after running sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin error: /tmp/air.7AG64G/setup: error while loading shared ...
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Black screen when installing OS

The second day of trying to install an OS on MacBook 2011 (dual videocard) years via usb flash drive or ElementaryOS nor any other linux distro is not installed, even if i select "TRY Elementary" just ...