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Installing Linux on macbook from Linux

I'm using a black macbook from around 2008. The mac OS no longer starts (I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop). I was able to create a live USB of linux mint and load ...
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How can I ping computers on another network?

I can successfully ping a computer on the same wireless network as me using the ping command in Terminal, however when I try to ping computers on outside wireless networks using their external IP ...
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Mac Word “Find” to NOT wrap-around

Using "Find" on Mac Word (Office 2011) has the search wrap-around, after it finds the last match. (i.e. it goes back to the 1st match in the document) Is there a way to prevent that? (eg, Command ⌘-g ...
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MS Remote Desktop for Mac DPI Settings for Remote Host

My work machine is a 5K iMac, my home machine is an older iMac both running Yosemite and Parallels 10. When connecting to my work Parallels Win8.1 instance using MS RDP for Mac it displays the Remote ...
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How to remap keys / add shortcuts on Mac OS X, without 3rd party software?

I'm trying to do simple things like map the sleep shortcut to F7, monitor sleep shortcut to F8 etc I've checked out Ukelele, yet couldn't determine whether it's able produce key combinations / ...
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Mysterious OS X File Extension (bug?)

I'm coming over from stack overflow since my question isn't programming orientated. I Hope I am in the right Exchange Platform now ;) Ok, let's get started. I know that OS X uses the Launch ...
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Viewing conversation history as one piece in Adium

Conversation logs in Adium is split by days and polluted with "User Connected/Disconnected" statuses. Is it possible to see a conversation history as a single scrollable window, preferably without ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite and Network account with AD

I am logging in my Mac using network account which is binded with Active Directory. My problem is that at the login screen sometimes the network account is not visible and the only solution is to ...
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Macbook filevault paused

So during the setup of my mac I have checked the FileVault box, and now it isn't finishing. When the macbook is not connected to the chargers it asks me to do so. When I connect the mac the Filevault ...
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Changing drive format and restoring an Macintosh via Time Machine

Recently I had to take my Mac into repair and they had to wipe everything I thought I had my data mainly photos backed up on my Western Digital Elements hard drive through Time Machine. Once back ...
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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I’m deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I’d like to use but everything ...
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No Bootable Device error: Boot Camp Windows 8.1 mac

I have been trying to install Windows 8 on my macbook pro, 13 inch, mid 2012. After the EFI Windows setup, I get the "No Bootable Device.. Please insert device and press any key" type of error. I am ...
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Time Machine restoring data back to my Mac

Lately I had to take my Mac in for repairs and while it was there they needed to delete and start again. I had backed everything up on a hard drive in Time Machine but once I got my Mac home I tried ...
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How do I sync contacts from iPhone 3GS (iOS 6.1) to my mac (OSX 10.9.5 / iTunes 12.1)

It looks like I can not update my iPhone to later iOS (and I don't want to). And it looks like iTunes does not allow you to access/sync contacts as it used to. So what's the proper way of syncing old ...
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Is there a way to stream mp3 's from one drive on Mac Os?

I am ripping all my cd 's to mp3 's and putting them in my OneDrive and I do not keep them on my Mac as I do not have enough space. When I want to listen to an album, I download the album I like to ...
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Mac files on a windows external hard disk drive wont work on mac or windows pc.

I have a large amount of video files that were converted to mac format, but they wouldn't transfer to my pc. I got them put on a windows hard disk drive and tried them on both mac and pc, but they ...
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How can I keep SSH sessions alive when the IP changes when switching between Wi-Fi and Ethernet?

In Mac OS X Yosemite, I want to be able to create a virtual interface with a Static IP that’s tied to both my Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces, so that when I undock my laptop, I don’t lose my SSH ...
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Edimax EW-7811Un Mac 802.1x Hotspot

I'm having some trouble trying to set up a wifi hotspot with my mac. Essentially what i'm trying to do is connect my chromecast to the network but chromecast does not support the 802.1x ...
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Changes to menubar don't persist across restarts

This is driving me up the wall. Any changes I make to my menubar items are not persisted. I want to remove the system clock from my menubar. When I remove the clock and killall SystemUIServer, the ...
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my Mac Pro Yosemite randomly restarts

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, late 2011) When I upgraded to Yosemite, it was fine until a month ago, then there is no day that my computer does not restart/freeze randomly. I am really tired of it, ...
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Change webcam stream?

I want to tweak the color balance and saturation of what is streamed from my webcam during a Skype call. The reason is that the lighting in the room I work in looks awful (it's TL light). I am on ...
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Windows 8.1 PC leeching all internet speed from other computers when downloading

My father recently replaced his game-PC, for sim-racing, to a brand new one with Windows 8.1 installed. At home we have two other computers, both iMac's, and all three computers are plugged into the ...
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Multi-monitor set-up: Prevent OSX from changing main displays when switching HDMI input

I use a multi-monitor set up with my Macbook Pro Retina (2012) where I connect one 24-inch monitor through a DVI to mini-display cable and a 32-inch monitor using an HDMI cable. The 32-inch is my main ...
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Notepad++ equivalent for mac [closed]

I have a customized UDL defined for a certain extension and I wanted to know if there was an equivalent program out there in Mac that would be able to import the udl i had from my pc notepad++ and ...
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Mac OS X: keychain fails to save passphrase when connecting to remote host via ssh as root

When using ssh to connect between two mac machines as a standard user passwordless connection works ok on both macs. But each time when doing the same as root it asks me to enter the passphrase. I ...
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Mac OS X: ssh: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_*_key

When doing this check: $ /usr/sbin/sshd -t Getting: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_rsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh_host_dsa_key But when doing same check with sudo all is good: ...
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How do I find the IPv4 address of a computer on my Macintosh Wi-Fi network?

Is there any way to find the IPv4 address of a certain computer on my Macintosh Wi-Fi network? I know the computer name and such, so how can I use this to pinpoint which IP is theirs?
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Getting consistent results in NetRestore for a multiple model Mac deployment

I'm currently the Mac QA Admin for over 120 different Macs. I have MacBooks, Mac Minis, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMac 24", 21.5" and 27". That's a lot of different screen sizes. I have a Default User ...
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Mac Cannot Access Any App or System Preference

I cannot access any application or any of the System Preference (including terminal, Disk utility, etc.). This happened as a mistake of sudo action. What can I do now?
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Time Machine backup to Google Drive folder? [closed]

My university uses Google Apps. With Google recently unveiling higher education customers will receive unlimited drive space, I want to take advantage of this to automatically backup my Mac. The ...
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How to skip the delay that exists when I lock the Yosemite screen?

For example, when I lock OSX screen Yosemite, I can unlock soon after for some time by pressing any key. How can I eliminate this delay?
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What is mac process “Wi-Fi”

I am running Mac OS X Yosemite. Today I ran across a process named "Wi-Fi" in Activity Monitor. The name catches my attention so I google around, but found little info about what the process ...
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OSX ssh: Connection closed by [IP]

So when I try to ssh from one of my mac to another mac like this: ssh root@macpro.local I get: Connection closed by 192.168.1.64 I tried: ssh -vvv root@macpro.local and get: OpenSSH_6.2p2, ...
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Find network path of shared drive on Mac OS X Yosemite

I have two Time Capsules, that are currently located on a different network (one is directly connected to the WAN, the other is behind the first one), that are mounted on my MacBook Pro using Back to ...
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How to recover /usr/libexec/java_home executable on Mac OS X 10.8.5?

Today I accidentally delete the /usr/libexec/java_home executable on my Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) while trying to install latest JDK. Then, I realized that homebrew (package manager) and some ...
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Mapping shift key to mouse left button on mac os x

I want to map one of the shift keys on the keyboard to simulate mouse left button, that is when shift is pressed, a left-button down signal is sent to Mac OS X. Likewise, when shift is released, ...
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Removing illegal characters with Automator

I've been trying to write a Mac Automator service to remove illegal characters from filenames. I have it working, but the solution is a little inelegant and I was wondering if anyone would have a ...
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Track one metric right in front of my face [closed]

As part of a motivational strategy I want to track one metric. Let's say pageviews for a website. I want my entire life to be based around making this metric grow. As for web apps, I know there is ...
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How do you log out of the Mac App Store? [migrated]

When you are logged in with into the Mac App Store and it prompts for the password like this: how do you log out without entering the password?
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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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How to boot Apple Mac via PXE (custom mini-Linux)

I have a network system, where I serve a mini-linux to a connecting client via PXE (pxelinux.0). I can't get this to work with Mac OS X. Booting from network is there saved for backup operations. I ...
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What should my $DISPLAY variable be and why is it not set?

I am using Max OSX 10.10.2 Yosemite and SSHing into a remote machine but cannot get X11 forwarding to work. When I ssh -X RemoteMachine, I get : $echo "$DISPLAY" to return nothing. Indeed, when I ...
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How to reverse arp using nping for Windows

I would like to send a reverse ARP to resolve an IP address given a MAC address using nping for Windows. The documentation is not clear on how this should work and I'm unable to find any examples ...
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SD card not mounting [duplicate]

A friend got his SD card wiped by his phone (galaxy S5). I'm trying to recover his data for him. I need to mount the SD card either on windows or Mac Yosemite. Hope you guys can help me :) Android: ...
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Configuring Bittorrent

I have used Bittorrent without problems for the past year. Then a couple of weeks ago I changed my internet provider (now I have Fastweb.. I live in Italy) It is much faster, but Bittorent does not ...
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Mac alias for npm install && bower install

How can I assign this alias to my new mac with Yosemite? alias in = "npm install && bower install"
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MacBook 2008 blank install OS

So I just got this MacBook 2008 and the hard disk is completely empty. I checked on my Windows computer there is not even a volume on it. How do I go about installing an OS on it? Any OS. I am not ...
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How do I wirelessly transfer data from a GoPro Hero4 to a Mac?

I can get my Hero4 to wirelessly transfer files to my Ipad using the GoPro app, but I can't seem to do the same to my computer. Is there a way I can get these files transferred wirelessly to my Mac?
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Copied Mac OS Image, now I must boot into safe mode and reinstall OS on every restart

We copied one of our Mac Mini's hard drive images to another Mac Mini that we use as a build server for our iOS app. Every time we restart the new Mac that we copied the image to it doesn't start and ...
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Referencing a pivot table that will be updated continuously on a Mac

Suppose I have the following pivot table: Percentage 1 and Percentage 2 are growth percentages from one month to the next. What I need to figure out is how to reference the average of these values ...