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Installing linux on an imac

I am trying to get my new (purchased in 2016) iMac to boot Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. I have tried Booting from usb/cd drives, initiating a new fresh partition table per tecmints instructions ...
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Wacom ET-0405-U compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)?

I am trying to get my Wacom tablet ET-0405-U to work with my new OS X El Capitan (10.11) iMac. Does anyone know if this is compatible?
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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client)

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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Forgot PW on old Bondi Blue IMac

Its running 9.2 and the cd-rom is not reading the install discs. Anyway to get a reset of PW or a way to get into hard drive to see what is there.
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Using Synergy With Logitech MX Master, OS X

First, my setup: Server machine: Retina 5K 27-inch iMac, OS X El Capitan 10.11.2, Logitech MX Master. I am mapping the buttons solely using BetterTouch Tool. I do not have Logitech Options or ...
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os x unable to open bootcache.playlist

I have rebooted an iMac after it froze. The boot up fails with errors Bootcachecontrol unable to open /var/db/bootcache.playlist: No such file or directory. Bootcachecontrol unable to open ...
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iMac (2013) dual channel RAM & unmatched modules

I run ubuntu on my mid/late 2013 iMac, and am wondering about memory upgrades. Does dual channel support work if I set up 2x4 Gb (in slots 1&3), and also 2x8 Gb (in slots 2&4)? If it ...
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Why Excel 2016 generate graphic errors?

On a 5k iMac with AMD Radeon R9 M380 I run Windows 10 with Excel 2016 last patch level. If I run a new Excel-Sheet in Fullscreen mode I get some graphic errors (grey cells) in right border of the ...
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Expertise needed - newbie looking for a NAS dual platform solution

I need some help in setting up a NAS and to allow back ups from both OS X and Windows on the same device. Will a Buffalo Quad NAS be the solution to my problem ? The Kit: Mac: I have an old G5 ...
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iMac stuck in restart loop

Can anyone please advise me of this error? Never seen this before and it seems to be a modified iMac because the screen may have been replaced since they did a bad job putting it back on. It has been ...
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Windows 7 won't install on mid 2007 iMac

since I bought a MBP, I gave my old 20" mid2007 iMac to my son. Since school works with windows software, I am trying to install win7 32bits on the iMac, with no success. I am using Bootcamp and tried ...
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Chrome scrolling stutters on Macbook Pro 13 (2015) and doesn't on old iMac 2011

I have an iMac from 2011 with AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB and I just bought a new Macbook Pro (early 2015) with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB. I enter the same page on both computers on Chrome and ...
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Is it possible to turn off iMac's screen (without turning off an external screen)?

Typically we can turn off an iMac's screen but pressing control+shift+eject but this would turn off the external screen as well (TV, projector, etc). We can also turn the brightness of the screen to ...
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Installing Windows 7 on iMac

I want to install Windows 7 on an iMac and was wondering if this could cause any complications with my programs and any future work? I mainly work with C++, OpenGL and glsl. Full specs of the iMac: ...
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Unable to remove download list from iTunes on iMAC

Every time I log into my iTunes account, previously canceled download apps restart downloading automatically I have disabled automatic download settings in iTunes, but every day I am facing this ...
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How to change or disable software update policy on OS X Yosemite

I once took my personal iMac to work and enterprise policy settings have been downloaded unto it. I am trying to download the OS X EL Capitan beta and iI keep getting the software update policy on the ...
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iMac: Install/boot windows 8.1 on thunderbolt SSD, got 0xc000000e

I was following http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.com/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html and successfully installed Windows 8.1 on a WD Element 2TB USB 3.0, without any issue. However, ...
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How can I change Finder's default font size system wide?

I am using an iMac 5k with 27 inch screen. The screen is great. The problem is the screen is too large which makes the font looks smaller in Finder. Command+J can only change the view option for one ...
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Shading groups of rows based on changing text values

I would like to alternate the shading of a group of rows each time the text value of a column changes. So all rows with "abc" in column B, will be shaded blue, when the value of column B changes to ...
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My computer won't let me type an uppercase z - How do I fix it?

I'm on an iMac. I used to have a wireless keyboard but the Bluetooth for some reason isn't working so I went and purchased a wired keyboard. Having said that, the capital z didn't work on either ...
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UNIX executable files and WD My Passport

i have a new imac 27" retina display computer I store my photos on a WD passport Recently I had some trouble with my Lightroom program. It kept saying something about corrupt files. I thought it ...
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Sound on 2 asus MX279H Monitors from imac 27" (Late 2013) osx 10.10.3

I am planning on ordering 2 Asus MX279H monitors along with a 27" imac. I found out that the 2 monitors each have a pair of 3-watt speakers. Can OSX 10.10.3 Play audio from the monitor's speakers as ...
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can't add files to usb superdrive media after first recording [closed]

iMac 2.9 GHz, 8 GB ram OS X 10.9.5 uses usb superdrive and fails to add files to media after the first refording. Where are the default sessio write or disk write optins and their default values?
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Windows installation on imac late 2009 without superdrive , (ssd modified)

My model is an Imac late 2009 27" i7 , with OSX 10.9.5 Maverics, i had change the not working superdrive with an 500GB sasmung evo ssd , install the OSX again and everything worked perfect ,and also ...
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Transform my good old mac pro in a HDD box to be connected with my new iMac

I've just bough a new machine, 21,5 ", late 2013. And I would like to know if its possible to turn my old mac pro late 2006 in a HDD box to be connected via UB3 or thunderbolt to my iMac? Then I could ...
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I don't see an option to partition my drive in a Bootcamp.

I don't see an option to partition my drive in a Bootcamp. It shows me only options to Download windows Support and Install Windows 7 or later. iMac Mid 2011
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iMac G4: auto playing iTunes music using Automator

I have used Automator and I have successfully set up events using it and iCal before. I would like to play a playlist from my iTunes using Automator, the problem is that there is no "Play Playlist / ...
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iMac G4 on and off on schedule

I have been googling around and I couldn't find anything regarding this. I have a iMac G4. I would like to set it up on and off on schedule automatically. For example: turn on at 10:00am and shut ...
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Cannot reinstall Lion on old iMac because “this item is temporarily unavailable”

I need to reinstall the OS on my iMac. The original restore disk was deleted, so the restore system thingy was downloaded from Apple. I tried to do reinstall OSX, but it appears Lion is no longer on ...
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Windows 8.1 VM: full resolution on iMac Retina 5K (5120 x 2880) and VMware Fusion 7

I am able to run a Windows 7 VM at full native resolution on a iMac with a Retina 5K display (HiDPI / Retina, at 5120 x 2880) using VMware Fusion 7. Windows 8.1, though, does not list any resolution ...
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PuTTY Access denied (but the user does not have a password set)

So I am trying to log on to my iMac from my PC (they're literally 1 foot away from each other) just to have some fun with commands. This worked until I wiped my mac, (I was doing a serious clean up) ...
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How to use a custom pillarboxed display resolution on OS X

I have an iMac (native 1920×1080) that is always connected to a projector (native 1280×800) by VGA with display mirroring enabled. In this situation, OS X automatically changes the iMac display to ...
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HP Photosmart7280 won't work on the wireless network, tho it has before

I've tried many ways to fix this problem, and as the cable receptacle doesn't work, I can't connect that way. ANy ideas? Computer is imac running 10.9.4
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Mac Console Log Messages, reccuring issue

My log file is littered with the following entries: (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Exited with code: 1 (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds As you can imagine, this ...
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Wi-Fi does not work on OS X Yosemite Beta 4

When I installed OS X Yosemite Beta 4 on my 2008 iMac, it could not see any wireless networks and the button on the menu bar went crazy. When I turned it off, it did not change anything in the ...
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How do I update an old iMac (early 2008)?

I have an old iMac (8,1 early 2008), 2.8 ghz Intel core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 24 inch, running OSX 10.5.80. I'd like to know how and whether I can update it to the latest OSX. Thank you!
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If I can take a screen capture of a graphical anomaly, can it still be a hardware issue?

I have a strange graphical anomaly going on my iMac right now (green and magenta boxes are appearing sporadically), I'm slowly trying to work through different possibilities but I thought I'd start ...
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OS X Hard drive recovery

I am trying to recover data from a bad Seagate 1TB hard drive in a 2010 iMac. One day the iMac wouldn't boot (stuck at gray screen on startup). I removed the hard drive from the iMac and connected it ...
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Hot to get rid of “ghost pixels”?

So I just noticed that some parts of the window I just closed are still being displayed but very lightly. I don't know the correct terminology for them but it looks very interesting. The only problem ...
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Bootcamp on iMac

My windows 8.1 installation does not seem to honor power settings. The display shuts off after about 1 minute of inactivity regardless of what power settings are set to. Does anyone have any ideas on ...
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Small portion of screen flickering?

After running a game in a little window and closing out of it, the location where the window was is giving a very small and very fast flicker. It's not really visible, like you have to look at it to ...
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Can I change my iMac brightness sensitivity?

My iMac has a feature which automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen. This is a great feature when day turns to night, and when I turn the room lights off. However, my iMac faces a window ...
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My pegasus R6 - my Mac says it requires repair

My Mac says my Pegasus R6 disk is corrupt and not repairable Downloaded utility and updated to recent firmware - still not able to fix
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Can an iMac connect to a Windows 7 or 8 PC via Network in the Finder

I can see my Windows 8 computer when I click on Network in Finder. When I select the Win 8 system it asks for a password. When I enter the same password that I have set up to login to Windows it ...
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How to tell which memory stick is bad?

Suspected memory problems after iMac freezes, restarts, etc. Rember showed Failure/Data Mismatch at local address 0x0000.... iMac (10,1) has configuration with 3 memory sticks: 2Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb. Is ...
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I need to connect a HP 230W Docking Station MFG #A7E34AA#ABA to a 2009-2010 27” iMac that has the Mini DisplayPort

I need to connect a HP 230W Docking Station MFG #A7E34AA#ABA to a 2009-2010 27” iMac that has the Mini DisplayPort. The apple iMAC specs say that the Mini DisplayPort offers input so that I can ...
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NVIDIA GeForce GT750M drivers for Ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have just got a new iMac 14.3 with 21.5' display. It has Intel i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card with GPU (Device ID: 0x00fe9). I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it (dual boot with ...
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how to remote sound from imac to iphone 5 via bluetooth?

I was wondering, how can I remote sound from my imac 2010 to iphone 5 via bluetooth? I've been trying to google it but seems like my searching input isn't right or something I don't know. I want to ...
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2006/2007 iMac SSD fresh OS X installation

Today I replaced the 2x512MB sticks with 2x2GB sticks of DDR2 RAM and replaced the crumby slow 250GB hard drive with a 90GB Muskin SSD. We ran out of time because the OS X installation DVD only ...
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Turn off an iMac's screen in single user mode

I have an old (yet fairly powerful) iMac that I would like to be able to use for servers. Obviously, the best way to run a server would be to boot it up into single user mode/verbose mode for maximum ...