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Questions tagged [macbook]

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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 ...
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Apple Macbook Air Optimisation

I have a MacbookAir6,1 (2013/14) model and with elementaryOS Luna it does not shutdown - just hangs on the eOS splash screen so I have to force off. Also, it runs hot quite easily. Do you know of any ...
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Problems intalling Elementary OS on a MacBook 4.1

I have a MacBook 4.1 (the black one) and I'm trying to use it again with elementary OS Loki. I manage to make a USB Bootable, and now i'm trying to install the OS. I want to make Elementary my ...
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Black screen on 'try elementary os' macbook pro late 2011

I am trying to dual-boot os x 1.11 ('el capitan') and elementary 0.4 (loki). I hit option to get to the boot menu and get the disk select screen, but when I get into GRUB and select 'try elementary ...
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Loki - MBPr 15 - Screen Brightness doesn't work

loving the new OS. Just installed Loki today and have a problem with screen brightness. My screen is at full brightness, which is a pain at night. I have a MacBook Pro late 2013 11,3 with dual nvidia,...
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Elementary OS for early 2008 MacBook?

Seems my early 2008 13' MacBook cannot be upgraded beyond its current Lion 10.7.5 and now I'm running out of browsers that support it. The MacBook has 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM ...
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dualboot macbook pro retina 2013

I guys, can some one please tell me or give a recipt, about, how to do a dual boot of elementary OS and macbook pro retina 2013, OSX Capitan? is necessary reFInd? how do I do that? I search on a ...
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Cannot access Mac hard drive

I have an old MAC hard drive I am trying to recover using an inateck housing. when I plug it in via USB and try to access the desktop folder via the users file I receive the following statement: ...
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Intel GMA X3100 Driver

Anyone tell if there's driver for Intel GMA X3100? I installed Elementary OS on an old Mac but it uses an alternative driver and works badly.
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Can't boot into Elementary OS on Macbook without efi boot

Big linux noob ahead, so please be kind if I don't exactly understand everything I'm talking about here. I installed Ubuntu on my father's old macbook 4.1 a few days ago, and it worked just fine. ...
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Issues installing on MacBook Pro 5.1

I have attempted to install the os on my 2008 mbp. Following the ubuntu interactions, I copied the os to usb, partitioned the ssd on the mac, did not format the new second partition and then ...
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Is the Surface Pro 3 hardware fully supported? [duplicate]

I'm looking at also getting either a MS Surface Pro 3 or a Macbook Air very soon, and installing elementary OS on it when I get it. My decision on which to get actually depends partly on how well the ...
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Installer doesn't start

I'm trying to install on a 2006 MacBook 1,1. It's Core Duo, therefore, I have to use the 32Bits version. Also, I had to use the ISO 2 USB Efi booter for mac (https://astrofloyd.wordpress.com/2014/01/...
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How to erase GRUB when I already use another bootloader?

I've just added an elementary OS install on my already dual-booting Macbook. It uses rEFIt for switching OS from OSX to Win7 or Linux. But when I switch to elementary OS (via rEFIt), i'm then greeted ...
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Graphics Shattering and power problems on Macbook

I've recently installed elementary os (0.3.2) on all my computers and I must congratulate the development team for finally getting most of the UI right. Perhaps even better than my experience with Mac ...
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Can't install from USB on MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

I have tried to install Elementary OS Freya using a USB drive on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) but the laptop doesn't recognize the bootable USB. Many times I thought it could the the ...
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Setting up elementary os on macbook pro mid 2012 [closed]

There are some differences between a normal pc and a mac. This are the ones that obstruct me to make elementary os my main os. I know there are just details, but elementary is about details ;) 1) The ...
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How to fix tiny title bar icons in certain 3rd party apps on hiDPI devices [closed]

I'm using elementary OS on my Retina MacBook Pro 10,1 again. Certain 3rd party apps (including Firefox, and also gedit as root) have rather tiny control buttons (close, minimize, maximize) in the ...
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Can't boot Freya 0.3.1 from USB on Macbook Pro Early 2011

I got my Mac book Pro back from service and of course I tried booting Elementary OS from USB that was made with Unetbootin and boots on Lenovo x220. First boot resulted in ACPI PCC probe failed. ...
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Overheating Issue on MacbookAir 6,2

Its a horrible experience to use Freya on MacbookAir 6,2. I have tried many methods such as tlp, powersave, thermald and pstate enabling to minimize the heating issue. I finally found a better method: ...
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Freya on Parallels on MacBook Pro with Retina keeps reverting to 800x600

I have installed Freya on Parallels 11 VM on a MacBook Pro with Retina display. The VM has Video memory set at 256M 3D graphics. The installation goes well with screen resolution at 1920x1280! but ...
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2009 MacBook Pro running elementary OS Freya freezes shortly after waking from sleep mode

I have elementary OS Freya installed on a 2009 MacBook Pro. After the initial install and update/upgrade last night, elementary worked great for the 6 hours I was using the laptop. When finished I ...
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MacBook's webcam is not working

The webcam is simply not recognized by the OS. The Camera app doesn't recognize it, Skype won't find it etc. I am using a MacBook Pro 2,2 (it's old) and the Software Center won't find any driver. ...
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What is wrong with my Mac?

I have a MacBook 2008 that used to run OS X beautifully. But then it stopped working correctly, it wouldn't always boot. When it does it is always super slow, or you get the rainbow wheel of death for ...
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Problems installing Freya on Mac through USB drive

Mac user here. I have two laptops, a late 2010 MacBook Air (Intel Core 2 duo) and a late 2011 MacBook Pro 17" (Intel i7). Having read about elementaryOS Freya, I thought I'd like to try installing it ...
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Setting up OS X-style multi touch gestures on elementary OS

I have elementary OS set up on my 64 GB flash drive. For the last year or so, I've been (very happily) using OS X, and will likely continue to use it for a lot of work that I do. I'm very comfortable ...
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How to support iTunes on Luna?

I have installed Luna alongside on my macBook. Now i want to play my iTunes music, but it seems that Luna can't support it. Is there any codec package to support apple iTunes music files?
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How to type “@” on a Macbook 2.1

I have set the keyboard layout to "Macintosh". On a Macbook Pro I can use Right Alt + L to get a @ but the Macbook 2.1 doesn't have a right Alt key.