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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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1answer
1k views

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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53 views

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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1answer
40 views

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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2answers
103 views

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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1answer
38 views

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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1answer
55 views

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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1answer
157 views

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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461 views

iMac freezes and requires manual shutdown

The iMac is freezing. We have to shut it off manually. I have done as much as I can do, I'm at a loss. Just ran a virus scan and while it was scanning, I noted that 3 printers are still on this ...
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164 views

early 2013 iMac internet troubles

I got problems connecting my iMac to the internet (Wifi). Signal is fine, all other machines (iPad, win pc and macbook pro connect just fine). read several posts about that issue but couldnt figure ...
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1answer
30 views

Building and Using Lua for iMac

I successfully built Lua for my iMac and I can run simple controls in terminal, but I have longer programs I want to run. On Windows, I was able to just double click my sample.lua file and it would ...
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166 views

Stuck at booting Ubuntu 12.10 on iMac (late 2012)

So i've installed bootcamp windows on my mac already and created a extra partition for installing ubuntu 12.10. However i've downloaded the image from ubuntu, then burnt the iso to the DVD, boot my ...
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1answer
86 views

iMac not working with wireless but mac book pro and hp probook is

I have a blinkin n600 wireless router set up with the bare bones settings. No static ips, just dhcp and wpa/wpa2 setup. The internet on both the mac book bro and probook is working 100% fine, the ...
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1answer
379 views

Mac Osx Lion gets stuck on loading screen

I have an IMac Pro. I wanted to install Windows 7, so I created a partition with Bootcamp, and installed Windows 7. Everything was fine, Windows was working and the Mac too. After two days, I ...
1
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1answer
164 views

Can AUTOMOUNT_TIMEOUT be too long?

I'm running Mountain Lion on a new iMac. I need it to maintain a persistent connection to a NAS drive. However, I am finding regular lost connections -- as reported by iTunes and other applications. ...
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2answers
537 views

Remove one of the two instances of MySQL?

Objective I want to get rid of one of the two instances of MySQL on my iMac. History A while back I installed one just to play around with it - but then I ended up installing a MAMP stack so that I ...
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2answers
697 views

Screen resolution on Mountain Lion (trying to use 2048x1152)

I recently installed OS X Mountain Lion on a 27'' iMac (late 2009) and I am not able to set the display resolution to 2048x1152 as I did on Lion. In fact, the initial version of Lion didn't allow that ...
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1answer
849 views

How to dual-boot Ubuntu and OS X on iMac?

I trying to install Ubuntu on an iMac. For that purpose I have installed rEFIt and it is trying to boot Ubuntu from my pendrive. Whenever I do so, however, I end up with a black screen saying ...
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1answer
148 views

Command not found on (Terminal) iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset the $PATH variable on Mac OS X? When I open terminal and type the ls command, it says: command not found. I found a link that resolves the problem, but ...
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0answers
357 views

OS X 10.7 and 10.8 continuously going corrupt on several machines, disk unable to repair, requires clean install

I'm managing about a dozen iMacs varying in age from 3 years to 6 months. Every iMac has an afterparty 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, which have all been installed since roughly the beginning of the year. ...
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1answer
516 views

iMac with OS X 10.5.8 - can we upgrade?

We have an iMac with v10.5.8 2 GHZ intel core dual 1 GB int memory 512/512 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Can we upgrade to just Snow Leopard, or can we go to Lion?
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1answer
199 views

Causes of a Mac's SuperDrive refusing to accept blank DVDs

My iMac (quad-core i7 2.93 GHz, 27") frequently refuses to accept blank DVDs when I insert them for burning. What could be the cause of this? The machine is just over two years old now; does dust ...
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0answers
592 views

Is iMac wired ethernet broken or mis-configured

I have an iMac that will connect to my network wirelessly, but not through the wired ethernet. The cable works fine with another computer. The network utility reports that the link status is inactive, ...
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1answer
5k views

How do I login to my iMac without keyboard and mouse?

I have turned off the bluetooth in my iMac and disabled the USB ports too. Now i am unable to login to my iMac because the keyboard and mouse are not detected. Bluetooth is switched off. USB is ...
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1answer
97 views

How much storage am I using?

I am using Objective-C to retrieve some information about the hard drive. I successfully retrieve the amount used in bytes. However I am having trouble converting bytes to gigabytes. When doing this ...
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1answer
234 views

Difference in RAM speed (533MHz vs. 667) for an older iMac

I have an iMac (late 2006 Core 2 Duo model) that originally came with two 512MB DDR2 533MHz for a total of 1 Gig. About 2 years ago, I replaced one of them with a 2GB DDR2 800MHz. Now, I have recently ...
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745 views

iMac and ReadyNAS jumbo frame is working or not?

OK. I have NAS neatgear readynas nv+ v1. I have iMac i5 27". mac os x: I set MTU to jumbo frames -> apply readynas: enabled jumbo frames -> restarted device my speed is almost the same as it ...
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1answer
98 views

iMac: Alert message “No space on the boot partition. Close one or more programs to continue.”

The problem is that there is only a single partition with a LOT of space on it. Reboot helps for several days. Then this alert pops up again (and no way to hide it). If you ignore the alert, ...
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1answer
2k views

iMac fan is constantly spinning

I recently left for vacation, and when I came back yesterday, my computer was behaving quite strangely. Now it will boot up fine, all is good, but the fan is loud, and constantly moving! This has ...
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1answer
4k views

Is it possible to interrupt or cancel the trash-delete process?

I am connected to the company server, onsite not remote, which is Windows based. When, in the OS finder, I go to delete a file or directory that resides on the window-based server, the trash progress ...
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494 views

MacOS X installation size

I wanted to install Windows on a MacBook Air using bootcamp and hence create a second partition. The problem is that it only has a 64 GB SSD disk and my MacOS X installation takes up 21 GB. Is that ...
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0answers
87 views

5 month old iMac shuts down daily, and e-mail accounts were deleted

Details: The shutdowns occur at random times and are usually preceded by a scrolling gray semi-transparent screen and an alert that the computer is shutting down (courteous at least). Sometimes if I ...
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3answers
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Very high memory and CPU usage by the OS X Dock

I have a very annoying problem with the Dock process - after more than a few hours of uptime, the memory usage will spike to more RAM than I have. The process will begin to thrash the hard drive at ...
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1answer
323 views

Is it better to have [2x4GB] or [2x4GB + 2x2GB] RAM in iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to have 4x2GB or 2x4GB of RAM? I recently upgraded my iMac (2010) to a 2x4GB RAM configuration and that went well, but I've considering putting the old ...
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1answer
192 views

Stopping OSX from moving windows from second monitor

I have a HDTV as my second monitor. I move windows to that monitor. When the computer and the TV sleeps and I bring both back, on the brief time both are initializing, OSX thinks the monitor is not ...
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1answer
319 views

Hooking up iMac, DSL modem, router, VoIP box and ROKU

I want to hoop up iMac, DSL modem, router, VoIP box and ROKU. How do I begin? I've read to go from wall to modem to router to VOIP, then I guess I'd just get another cable to hook the ROKU to the ...
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1answer
136 views

Cloning Dual Boot iMac to a new iMac

I have an iMac that dual boots to Windows 7 using Bootcamp. I just purchased a new iMac and I'd like to fully clone my old iMac to the new iMac. I've done this before using a firewire cord and ...
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2answers
345 views

Dual monitor issue: The primary monitor is an iMac, the secondary monitor screen shows images in green only

I have an iMac with a second monitor (VA2431w) connected to it. The monitor was working fine, however today when it is turned on the screen appears to be green. The mouse and windows can move from one ...
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1answer
895 views

send key combination via local network to other mac

after a other mac or macbook is connected with a mini display port to a new generation imac you can switch between the imac and the other connected mac pressing cmd+F2(brightness up) using the ...
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1answer
378 views

cannot login to my imac running 10.4

I have an iMac with OS X 10.4 that I can't login to. Whenever I get to the login page I type my password and it starts to login. The blue and white status bar appears and eventually login but only for ...
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2answers
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Numpad's Enter key is acting like the Command key instead

I can't get the numpad Enter key to work on OS X 10.6.5. The numpad works fine, as do the plus and minus keys. Only the Enter is not working. I tried 2 keyboards and I get the same problem with both, ...
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1answer
1k views

How to find out what is preventing my iMac to go to sleep?

I have an iMac running Snow Leopard. Everything is running fine, but the mac won’t go to sleep if inactive. The settings are correct. Any ideas what might cause this? I guess some background program ...
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2answers
878 views

Time Machine/iMac loses all trace of external hard drive after a few days

First time posting, also a Mac newbie (recent windows convert) so I'm hoping I can get some help here :) I have a Hitachi Deskstar drive in an external casing that I got from ebuyer. (its one of ...
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1answer
423 views

iMac 27" WiFi networking issues

I have a 27" iMac (OS X 10.6.4) which has suddenly developed a heap of networking issues. It's dropping in and out all of the time and seems to get confused about whether it's connected or not. Is ...