1. Download Ubuntu for Desktop (20.04)
  2. Burn on Pen Drive using Rufus (UEFI mode)
  3. Install normally as per the instructions provided on the screen
  4. Install full kde using

sudo apt-get install kde-full

sudo lshw -businfo -class bridge -class display

Bus info          Device      Class          Description
pci@0000:00:00.0              bridge         MCP79 Host Bridge
pci@0000:00:03.0              bridge         MCP79 LPC Bridge
pci@0000:00:09.0              bridge         MCP79 PCI Bridge
pci@0000:00:0c.0              bridge         MCP79 PCI Express Bridge
pci@0000:00:10.0              bridge         MCP79 PCI Express Bridge
pci@0000:03:00.0              display        C79 [GeForce 9400M]

pci@0000:00:15.0              bridge         MCP79 PCI Express Bridge
pci@0000:00:16.0              bridge         MCP79 PCI Express Bridge

Note: The addresses are of the display entry and PCI-E just before the display entry
It might vary and you might need to find the correct one

Now create a new file 01_enable_vga.conf

Contents of the file created above :
sudo setpci -s “00:10.0” 3e.b=8
sudo setpci -s “03:00.0” 04.b=7

sudo chmod 755 01_enable_vga.conf
sudo mv 01_enable_vga.conf /etc/grub.d
sudo update-grub

Reboot and Check

MacBook Pro 2009 – Ubuntu 20.04 Installation

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