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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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Macbook Pro 17" wont boot from original installation disk

I was wondering if i could get some help. I have the 17" Macbook Pro. My HDD recently failed, so i have gone and got another one and installed it, the new drive is a Corsair Force LX Sata 3 256Gb ...
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1answer
71 views

How to install OSX (any version) on DELL XPS L502X as a virtual OS?

I have Dell XPS L502X Laptop, with 64bit Windows 7. [ :: Specifications :: ] I'm trying to install Mac OSX 64 bit on it via virtualbox. I don't need it as a bootable OS, cause that might damage my ...
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Kernel Panic removing sleepenabler kext through terminal

I have been struggling for hours now. I just cant find a way to find and delete the sleep enabler kext file. I am a noob with the terminal in the installation dvd, cant get to the folders where I need ...
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0answers
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cannot type at command prompt in mac single user mode

I am trying to run applejack. At the bong, I press the command + s keys. The prompt comes up, but when I type, nothing happens. I have a Mac USB keyboard attached and a dynex USB mouse. I tried ...
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1answer
81 views

Setup restarts when trying to create a user

Recently I was given a MacBook Pro (late 2010 I believe), and asked to see if I could reset the password for it. I assumed that it would be relatively easy so decided to go ahead and give it a go. I ...
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1answer
303 views

How to install an OSX Leopard ISO on a hard drive through another mac?

I have an OLD PowerPC-based Mac G5 on which i am attempting to install OSX 10.5 Leopard. I only have an ISO and no DL DVD to burn it onto. Moreover the tower doesn't recognize an OSX installation ...
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1answer
312 views

Trying to boot OS X snow leopard from external hard drive, but not showing up as a startup disk

As the title says, I'm trying to boot from an external hard drive, but for whatever reason it isn't showing up under System Preferences>Startup Disk. I saved about 211 GB of data onto my external hard ...
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1answer
51 views

Macports and Fink - co-exist OK?

I have a Mac with OS 10.6.8 and with Fink currently installed. I would like install Macports and use that as well. Is there any reason I should not do this ? What risks are involved ?
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Where can I get a version of Xcode that will run on 10.6.8 (the current version nolonger supports 10.6)?

Where can I get a version of Xcode that will run on 10.6.8 (the current version nolonger supports 10.6)? I tried inserting the original 10.6.8 Install disk in my laptop but it just pops back out ...
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0answers
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Empty “open recent” menu in Xcode 4.6.3

So there's nothing in "open recent" and it always have been this way. I tried to "defaults write com.apple.Xcode NSRecentDocumentsLimit -int 10" (and with the other name). In settings->general ...
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0answers
105 views

Freezing, disk i/o problems iMac

I have a desktop iMac with Snow Leopard installed on it. Every few minutes, I get freezing and "kernel disk0s2: I/O Error" in my console. I did some research, and found that my hard drive (a WD I ...
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2answers
397 views

What is an easy way for users to remotely change their passwords on mac os x snow leopard servers?

I have been entrusted with our little snow leopard server. It is supposed to work as an FTP server - and does (hooray). Now, I have given the six or so people in our team usernames and passwords to ...
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1answer
488 views

MAMP PRO won't execute PHP files?

For some reason, PHP files display as plain text in the browser when I browse locally via MAMP PRO. I looked through the PHP settings and there doesn't seem to be anything there that would affect ...
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1answer
58 views

How to recover data on a Mac Pro OS X Snow Leopard

I will probably have to replace my hard drive. I have a disk that will restore files (from a previous HD replacement), but the technicians didn't supply me with the serial number, so I can't use it. ...
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1answer
315 views

Snow Leopard 10.6.8 — Short freezes all the time

I have a Macbook white (2010) and I'm facing an annoying thing since I'd bought it. I've already re-installed the system some times, but the fact is that I got short freezes for 2-3 seconds when ...
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1answer
498 views

Homebrew MySQL error: ERROR 1018 (HY000): Can't read dir of '.' (errno: 13)

I have installed MySQL using Homebrew on my Snow Leopard Mac OS 10.6. I have run through the commands that it mentions: unset TMPDIR mysql_install_db --verbose --user=`whoami` --basedir="$(brew ...
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1answer
216 views

Remove slight margin at bottom of screen in snow leopard

So on snowleopard, the maxed out window size almost fills the whole screen, except for a slight margin at the very bottom that is only a few pixels. Is there any way to override this or somehow make ...
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5answers
194 views

Macbook started to consume battery more quickly

This seemed to happen after I did several things at once (all of which I have since reversed in trying to track this down): installed a (Crucial M4) SSD drive (replacing my old SATA 5400 RPM drive), ...
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1answer
112 views

Recover completely erased mac [closed]

So I complelety erased my Mac. I was trying to do a clean install up to Ubuntu from Leopard and I used Disk Utility from another Mac while this one was in Target Disk Mode. Now I haev a blank screen ...
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1answer
4k views

How to upgrade PHP on Mac OS X

So i did simple thing: php -i | head ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-snmp make sudo make install But phpinfo() still showing me 5.3.15. Here some results of investigations: PHP_BINDIR = /usr/bin ...
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1answer
382 views

Are there processes that are *not* listed in Activity Monitor? If so, how can I get info on them?

I am running SL on my Macbook pro (model 8,1) with 4GB RAM. As it is right now I have only iTerm2, QuickSilver and Activity Monitor running (and a couple of daemons in the background e.g. Dropbox and ...
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1answer
2k views

Can I install OS X Mountain Lion on my Mac Mini?

My Mac Mini configuration is Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini3,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: ...
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1answer
1k views

256 Colors in Terminal over SSH on OSX 10.6

I am using either Windows 7 or Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to SSH into OSX 10.6. Using Vim color schemes, I can emulate the colors on xterm-256 color on Linux and gVim on Windows. However, I would like ...
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1answer
146 views

OSX Format Hard Disk and Reset OSX

What is the recommended way to completely erase the Hard Disk and reinstall OSX, as the new OSX does not come on a CD, but an AppStore download I am a bit lost here. Formatting is clear -- just run ...
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1answer
1k views

how to lower CPU usage for Ableton Live 8 in Mac OSX 10.6.8

While running Ableton Live 8 after a project gets to a certain size, the audio starts to get a bit choppy and distorted. My levels are fine and is not the cause of the lag and chop. I have samples ...
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1answer
2k views

How to disable stuck ctrl key in software/memory?

The ctrl key of my MacBook 6,1, OS X 10.6.8, got stuck by a water hazard. It's recognized as permanently pressed by the system. Is there any way to tell the system that it is not? I'm thinking of a ...
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0answers
68 views

Are multiple keyboard shortcuts allowed to switch between spaces?

I have an early 2001 Macbook Pro, and like the early 2008 version I had before that I got used to using Option+Arrow Keys to switch between spaces (when I wanted to quickly move to an adjoining space, ...
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0answers
317 views

Problems with mcrypt on Snow Leopard

I'm having libmcrypt troubles on my Mac, version 10.6.8, php version 5.3.8. I want to enable libmcrypt but I don't appear to have mcrypt! I've tried following directions to install libmcrypt on a ...
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1answer
309 views

Can I erase my Mac hard drive and reinstall Lion (bought from the Mac App Store) to sell my Mac?

I've bought a new Mac laptop and I want to sell my Mac mini. However, I need to erase my hard drive. I only have the Snow Leopard install disk: I purchased Lion from the Mac App Store. Is there any ...
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0answers
137 views

Keyboard mapping faulty after water hazard on OS X SL 10.6.8

Immediately after spilling water on my Macbook (Late 2009 Unibody A1342) it went crazy and made mouse and keyboard input all by itself until I could turn it off. After replacing the topcase I'm still ...
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1answer
503 views

Command + Shift + N has stopped working in all apps. How do I fix it?

The keyboard shortcut cmd / ⌘ + shift + N no longer works on my MacBook Pro (mid-2009 15", FWIW). I've tested this in several apps, such as Sublime Text and TextWrangler, most of which use this key ...
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http://localhost/ now working in browser mac

in snow leapord machine http://localhost/ isn't working through browser. But when I ping http://localhost/ I do get successful replies PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from ...
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1answer
842 views

Keyboard shortcut (or permanent setting) for fitting column width to longest filename in OS X?

I use the OS X Finder feature to expand/fit the column width to the longest filename a lot -- by double-clicking the two vertical bars at the bottom of the column border (in Snow Leopard) or the ...
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2answers
5k views

Can't boot off USB drive in OS X 10.6.8

I'm trying to boot off of a thumb drive which has an OS X recovery image but am unable to get it to be recognized. I'm pretty sure the USB stick is written correctly (GUID partition table, Mac OS ...
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0answers
3k views

Simple way to open Port for Transmission for a Mac Snow Leopard

I am a complete noob when it comes to TCP/IP, but would like to open up my port for the Transmission bit torrent client on Snow Leopard Mac. Also, I am based in the UK if that has any relevance.
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0answers
153 views

Install Snow Leopard Server on a Virtual Machine on a Mac Mini Server

I have a working Mac Mini Server with Snow Leopard. I want to upgrade it to Lion, but there's some critical legacy software that doesn't work on Lion, so I figured I'd install a copy of the same ...
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1answer
1k views

How to create .profile file and where it should be saved

Iam very new to Mac OS X 10.6.2 ,i want to create java_home and path. I find that those will be defined in .profile file, how can i create it and where should it be created.
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1answer
1k views

Blank Terminal (no response) on Mac

I've seen numerous cases of this all over the internet, and the solution is (optionally: Do _ and then) reboot. The reboot is the only necessary step, but I'd like to remove that step (find the root ...
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1answer
555 views

Adjust base volume on a MacOSX

Currently when using headphones on my MacBook Pro the volume goes from completely silent at 0 bars fairly loud at 1 bar (6%) very loud at 2 bars (13%) and everything above is painful. (Unless I for ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How do I stop this message?

I’m on a Mac running OS X 10.6.x and I’m seeing this launchd error message repeated constantly in Console.app: How can I stop this error message? 3/3/12 3:35:03.002 PM ...
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3answers
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How can I synchronize stickies between Macs?

I really like the stickies that come with OS X. I know there are some more advanced "to do" lists, but I kind of like the simplicity and solid design / ux of the native ones. How can I synchronize ...
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1answer
689 views

Apple 10.7 Lion OS on Windows 7 Using VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? So I do not own a Mac, and have never owned a Mac so I am not really sure how it typically works with the OS'. I am ...
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1answer
333 views

slapd not launching on Mac OS X 10.6

I have a slight problem with the openldap server installed with Mac OS X 10.6.8 (regular, not server). When I launch slapd in a terminal, it stops itself after 1 or 2 seconds... I just have the time ...
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2answers
3k views

Why am I unable to adjust volume or keyboard brightness on my Mac?

In the past two weeks there have been several times when I have tried to adjust volume and / or keyboard brightness on my Macs on both OS X Snow Leopard and Lion only to be shown an icon with a "no" ...
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0answers
242 views

Keyboard layout configuration in MAC OSX is being very buggy

I'm using an apple keyboard (not sure which country it's supposed to be, but the `/~ key is next to the shift key). I'm experiencing a number of problems, which I think are related Pressing the `/~ ...
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1answer
3k views

Restore complete Mac OS X from bootable software and external HDD

I searched a lot for backup software for my Mac (Snow Leopard), but they all backup the data of the Mac, but not the operating system. Does there exist any software that has a recovery CD that I boot ...
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1answer
853 views

How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6?

How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6? I have tried using Psst (deactivated now because it didn't work) And also the Startup Sound Preference Pane: Looks like Psst works ...
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1answer
333 views

Decrease the size of shadows when doing a screen capture in OS X Lion?

When taking a screenshot in Mac OS X Lion, I've noticed the shadows appear to be a lot larger than in Snow Leopard. Perhaps they just fade more gradually and this takes up more space. Whatever the ...
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2answers
1k views

Dead keys on 4 year old aluminum keyboard: How do I correct this?

I have two dead keys on my Apple thin aluminum keyboard. My AppleCare has expired, I'm in the fourth year. I changed the mouse, no help. I logged onto Main IP, Charter, and used their email rather ...