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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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iMac finder leaves whitespace after file deletion

I'm a new Mac user with OSX Lion. When deleting items in finder, I'm surprised that, unlike Windows, the computer doesn't automatically clean up the white space created by my deletion. So, in a file ...
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iMac 3GHz w NVIDIA 9400 — Unable to install generic nvidia drivers

I can't install the latest NVIDIA drivers for the 9400 on this iMac (Early 2010 Model, 20.5" Screen). I'm running Windows 7 64bit, and I tried installing both the 9400M and 9400 drivers. The actual ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What are the differences between burning a DVD when offered either MP4 480p and DVD ISO?

I'm using an iMac and once I've completed the burn onto a DVD, I would like to make it as easy as possible for people to view the DVD with most computers. I am given a choice of downloading my images ...
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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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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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Can't install Snow Leopard on new hard-drive on iMac 21.5" (mid 2010)

I got a iMac from a friend and it originally had mountain lion. I was able to login and use it like normal for about 3-4 times. Then it won't log me at all. I got apple and some other experts and was ...
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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 ...
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Connect HDMI device to iMac 24"

Is there any way to use a white iMac 24" as monitor for an external HDMI device? The iMac has no Video Input port, but is it possible to use some solution with for example USB or Firewire?
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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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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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Dock takes up 4GB of memory in Lion OS

I recently purchased an iMac, and upgraded the memory to 8GB, however, my iMac has been really laggy these days, so today, I checked the memory usage. It turned out that Dock took up 3.9G of memory, ...
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Reinstall CS4's photoshop's Floodlight in filter/render/lighting effects/style/floodlight

I inadvertently deleted a "came-with-Photoshop-plug-in" in Photoshop Menu/Filters/Render/Lighting Effects/Style(pull down menu)/Floodlight. I hit the delete button whilst in Floodlight, and Floodlight ...
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Add new port forwarding entry (TCP) on iMac

I'm on an iMac, Leopard OSX, and I need to add a new port forwarding entry (TCP protocol) in the iMac itself, since I have no router/modem connected to the iMac, I have Fiber, a network cable from the ...
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Keep iMac awake but the screen off

Is there a way to keep iMac awake but let display sleep? Programs like Caffeine and Jiggler will keep the screen on and this is what I'd like to avoid.
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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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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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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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What kind of lag should I expect when gaming with a KVM?

I've got an iMac, and am going to get a PC for purely gaming. I'm going to use a KVM to share an external DVI monitor, USB keyboard, and USB mouse between the iMac and the PC. What kind of lag or ...
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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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iMac Mid 2011 Bootcamp running slow

I have a lab of iMacs (21.5 Mid 2011) that primarily run Windows 7 X64 via Bootcamp. The issue that they have been seeing since installation, is on the Windows side, anything to do with accessing ...
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reconnect wireless keyboard and magic mouse after turning bluetooth off

I've turned bluetooth off on my imac to disable a speaker and of course neither the keyboard nor the mouse are responding! Any quick solves without having to go and get a wired mouse from somewhere? I ...
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iMac freezes when power button pressed

iMac Specs: 24" Apple iMac OS X Lion (10.7.5) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM The normal behavior when pressing the power button while the iMac is running is to put the computer to ...
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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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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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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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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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Main Imac Screen black external ok

on iMac, the external display works but internal is backlit but black When I change resolution the main screen gets lines on it then goes back to black
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Connect iMac to Sharp TV, But No Video or Audio

Here’s my setup: iMac 21.5” (Late 2009) Mac OS X 10.6.7 Sharp LD-46D85UN Griffin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI I've been using my iMac as an HTPC since I purchased it last year, but last week it ...
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Stuttering with WD TV Live connected to iMac via ethernet?

I have a WD TV Live, if I connect a hard drive or usb stick to the usb input on it, it plays all my movies flawlessly. However if I connect the WD TV to my iMac directly via ethernet (no router), all ...
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Does iMovie prevents going to sleep?

I've started making a movie in iMovie project (which takes about 3 hours). In System Preferences, i've seen the option to shedule, but leaved it disabled. Also in System Preferences, i've set the 30 ...
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Windows on iMac getting Drivers (especially ethernet) to work on an iMac fitted with rEFit

I hope some kind soul out there can help. I have a fairly recent iMac (around mid 2013) and have managed to tri-boot it with iOS, Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu is great, but windows cannot connect ...
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password missing for windows n Imac

I am running an IMac with Windows 8.1 installed in Boot Camp partition. Used to start ok in windows but now requires a password which I can only remember part of. Can I get past this and can I set it ...
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imac bootcamp windows 7 - program for adjusting the screen backlight

I've installed windows 7 on my imac with bootcamp and I'm searching some programs that allows me to adjuste the screen backlight (not colors and gamma).But all the programs that I found dont support ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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iMac keeps hanging

For some reason I have to restart my iMac about 3 or 4 times each day. Almost everytime it's the finder that is hanging. I can't do anything anymore. I can't force stop and in the rare cases that I ...
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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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How do I upgrade my iMac to have internal Bluetooth?

I have an iMac G4 with 17" display. It works flawlessly. I would like to keep it for as long as I can and hopefully pass it on to the next generation. The only thing I would like to upgrade is the ...
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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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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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Installing Windows 8 on late 2012 iMac 3TB SATA Disk

Yes I know installing windows on the new 3TB iMac through bootcamp is not officially supported, but after doing some research it seemed that it was quite possible to do so anyways. Twocanoes seemed to ...
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Network cable is plugged in, but iMac isn't recognizing connection

So, while doing a little home networking, I decided to place my iMac on a ethernet connection. Well I plugged in the ethernet cable and normally it will recognize the present cable but not immediately ...
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Acer Monitor connected to Imac scrolls through display options too fast for IMac to send back signal?

I recently purchased a 2011 Intel Imac running Mountain Lion. I hooked up an Acer H243H monitor to it using a thunderbolt to HDMI converter. I also have a separate Windows machine plugged into the ...
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new 27" iMac sound turning on and off by itself

Just got a new imac 27" and it has been turning the sound on and off byitself like someone was hitting the mute Key on the keyboard over and over. It will work fine for a while and then it will just ...