Questions about the Mac Mini, a small form factor desktop computer manufactured by Apple Inc.

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Mac Mini with two monitors (HDMI and DVI)

I've got Mac Mini connected to a LG Flatron IPS235t-bn monitor using Thunderbolt to DVI cable. I want to purchase an HDMI monitor as a second for this system. Will this work if I just connect my new ...
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Networking two mac mini's through cellular service

Is it possible to send/share files between two mac mini's that are connected to separate routers but share the same subnet? If so, how can that be accomplished?
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Desktop graphics card on laptop [closed]

Does anyone know of a external adaptor or enclosure, that would allow a nvidia graphics card (PCI E) to connect to a Mac mini, over USB3 or better yet thundbolt port as it suposedly has more ...
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Connecting to mac Mini with XSession

I have encounter this problem when I was trying to help my friend who want to learn iOS programming but at the moment cant afford to buy a Mac. I have Macbook and Mac Mini. I was avid use of linux in ...
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mac mini shuts down when booting from recovery partition

As the title states, I wanted to go into the recovery mode/disk util so I can re-install OS X. I did this some months ago and it worked. Now all tries fail because it shuts down shortly after. Either ...
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ITunes doesn't play movie with Dell U2713H display because of hdcp

I have Dell U2713H display connected to mac mini(late 2012) with mini display port to display port cable. When I try to watch Brave by Pixar it gives "This movie can only be played by displays that ...
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Google Chrome Window Resize “Sticking” on OS X

I'm using the most recent version of Google Chrome (34.0.1847.131 at the time of writing) on OS X 10.8.5, and for a few months I've been having intermittent issues resizing browser windows. There ...
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OS X 10.5 selecting boot volume (holding option) doesn't work

I'm trying to boot my Mac mini with a USB-connected Mavericks boot disk. Holding down option when I restart gives me the choice of selecting either my main disk (Macintosh HD) or the boot disk ...
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Connect to Mac File server from Linux

I've been trying to connect my Linux box to my Mac Mini file server. The Mac shares via AFP and SMB. On the Linux side, I've tried connecting using both protocols. For SMB I've tried mount -t ...
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2006 Mac Mini Model A1176 powes down during boot from both hard drive and thumb drive

Unit suddenly began consistently powering down during boot, both from Mountain Lion hard drive and a bootable Mavericks thumb drive. Power goes off during Apple screen pinwheel, about 54 seconds into ...
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Mac mini + server app + OS X Mavericks “You don't have permission to access / on this server”

I'd like to start server app in my Mac Mini OSX Maverick. Here is what I did: 1. Set up second SSD disk to Mac Mini 2. Move OSX Maverick to SSD disc 3. Download and setup server app to OSX Maverick on ...
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Can I use a mac mini as the boot drive with a 2006 macbook?

I need to update to the latest Mac OSX Mavericks for some iOS development work. However the Macbook is so old that the latest OS is not compatible with it. I can't afford to shell out the money for a ...
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Accessing mac mini server from win 7

I have a mac mini server with MacOSX 10.9. I want to connect to the server with my win 7 laptop in a different user. Then there will be two users working on different accounts seperately. Is that ...
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Update Mac Mini server without keyboard from Windows laptop

I recently bought a Mac Mini (3,1) server to use Xcode. I have a Dell laptop, an extra monitor, a USB mouse, but no spare keyboard besides the one in my laptop. The Mac Mini came with OS X 10.6.8, ...
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Is it possible to install XCode 5 on Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini with OS version 10.7.5. Software Update says there are no updates available. But to install XCode 5 version 10.8.4 is needed. Is it possible to still install XCode 5 on Mac?
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How to rebuild a mac mini with lost disk password

We have a mac mini in the office we need to use. When you boot, it asks for a disk password. They guy who set it left, and he doesn't remember it. We tried booting with Cmd-S, but the mac doesnt go ...
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Why are there so few monitors with 1920x1200 resolution and a HDMI port? [closed]

I'm thinking of buying two monitors with 1920x1200 resolution and plugging them into a Mac mini. The Mac mini has one HDMI port and a mini DVI (thunderbolt?) so I will be using an Mini DVI to HDMI ...
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Block Macs from connecting to Windows over RDP?

Is it possible to block all remote desktop connections from a Mac to Windows? If it is, then how?
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Can't log into other computers from my Macbook

This has been very frustrating for me and I can't seem to find any info through a google search. My setup - Mac Mini as a media center, MacBook Air and older Macbook (2005 I believe). I cannot sign ...
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Video flickers on TV (mac mini, win7 + hdmi)

When playing video from my computer displayed on my TV the quality is not what I expected. When the video pans from side to side to horizontal lines appear in on the TV - as if the graphics card is ...
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Can I power up a Mac with a keyboard shortcut?

I have a Mac Mini 2011 with Mac OS X X 10.7.5 and I want to power it on with a keyboard combination when it is off. When the Mac is in sleep mode, you can just press a key or move the mouse to ...
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can not boot osx from usb

I try to boot osx from usb which has been made as boot disk due to my mac mini file system choas. I press the button 'c'/'option' after mac running, but both cases do not trigger the menu that let me ...
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Mac Mini automatically shuts down when booted

My Mac Mini (OS X Mountain Lion) always shuts down when starting it up after the recent upgrade. It displayed as below: It always shuts down when it reaches 10~20% of the progress bar. I tried to ...
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Using Windows laptop to access Mac mini

Is there a way to access my (headless) Mac mini from my Windows laptop? Via WiFi networking preferred, but if needed I can bring along a hub to connect the 2 machines. I'm looking either for a good ...
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Crunchbang Linux on Mac Mini 6,1

I have a Mac Mini (6,1) and I want to dual boot OSX with crunchbang (chose this distro because Wi-fi works out of the box). First, I installed rEFIt and put crunchbang on a flashdrive. Next, I ...
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Choosing a destination drive

I have dual drives in my mac mini(late 2012). I would like to install certain programs only on the drive of my choice. How can I do it? I am new to the Mac.
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Interpreting sensor names

Here is the output from the sensors command on my Late 2012 MacMini 6,2 running Linux. I am unable to find out what each code means. What parameter do each of these code represent? I would like to ...
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Hooking up a 3rd screen to mac mini (mid 2011)

Ive got a mac mini setup via vga to run two screens, to do this ive got it setup as in the image bellow. Im looking to add a 3rd screen but im not sure of the best way to do it. I dont need audio ...
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Why tablet can't be a mobile display or minotor?

Is it possible that tablet can be a mobile monitor? So I can connect my Mac mini to it through HDMI port.
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macmini wifi internet only works if lan cable unpluged

I use macmini to compile mac version of my program, I use ssh and vnc from linux, but problem is that I can only get either internet via wifi(en1) or local connection via ethernet(en0). if I do enable ...
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Not able to locate the IP address of my Mac ( Not connected to internet yet )

I am trying to locate the IP Address of my Mac. Used the following command on terminal: ifconfig |grep inet Output : inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 inet6fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 ...
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Connect 42" 1080p TV instead of monitor to Mac Mini

I have very certain question coming from very certain conditions. I have a big TV (42 inches, 1920×1080). It has HDMI (more than one) and VGA ports. I tried to connect Windows 8 laptop to it and that ...
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Installing OpenBSD on Mac Mini (core i5)

I have a brand new mac mini (core i5). I've yet to install OSX. I'd like to install OpenBSD from a USB drive. I do not want to dual boot, just run OpenBSD. I used a different machine to transfer the ...
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How to auto-sleep and auto-wake Windows Server 2008?

I've installed Windows Server 2008 on a Mac Mini. Now I want to put the computer to sleep and wake it up from sleep state at a scheduled time. Are there any internal tools on Windows Server 2008 that ...
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Resolution not fitting to screen on second monitor

I have a mac mini running windows 8 these days, but it is the same issue on OS X regardless. There are a variety of ports on the back of the mini, and currently I'm using a thunderbolt connection ...
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How can I set up a mac mini server to be used by multiple windows users at once (Screen Sharing also)?

How can I set up a mac mini server to be used by multiple windows users at once via a VNC client
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Whether i could use my laptop's monitor as mac mini's output display

I have a laptop(Acer 4743) and a mac mini 2012,Now i want to use laptop's LCD monitor as mac mini's output display, I know this maybe sound weird,But does anybody done this before or anybody know if ...
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How can I turn a Mac Mini into a dedicated wireless repeater? [closed]

I have a Mac Mini (2007 model) that I'd like to turn into a dedicated Wireless Repeater. I have an additional USB Wi-Fi dongle for this. I don't have Mac OS installed on it, nor do I want to. I was ...
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grub refuses to install

I'm trying to triple-boot MacOS, Centos 6, and Ubuntu 12.04. Here's my approach: Use rEFIt to choose between MacOS and grub Use grub to choose between CentOS and Ubuntu I have all installed on ...
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Wake up and record in Windows Media Center on a Mac Mini

I'm currently considering buying a Mac Mini to use as a media center. I plan to install Windows 7 (or 8) on it, using Boot Camp. Will it be able to go into standby or hibernate (S3, S4?) and wake up ...
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white screen appears when restarting mac mini after datacard software is not working?

I am using a datacard in mac mini running mountain lion.Whenever the datacard softeware is not working properly, I force close that application. I could not open it again successfully so I restarted ...
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Mac mini 1.66 no audio in device manager

Windows 7 installed perfectly except that there is no sound. Not only that, but there is no audio device in the Device Manager screen. I've tried the realtek drivers etc. with no success. Does anyone ...
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Trying to install Realtek Audio97 drivers but can't because they aren't signed

I'm trying to install the Realtek Audio97 sound driver from the Realtek driver download page for Windows 7 and every time I try to run the installer I get the "Windows Can't verify the publisher of ...
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How do I install a microphone on a Mac Mini using iMic Griffin?

As other users before me, I have the problem of getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini. See for example: Getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini One suggested option was the use of a USB ...
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Can you use a Mac mini without a UPS?

I am using a Mac mini, 2012 model, without a UPS. My assumption is that Apple has designed a special adapter to rectify high voltage and low voltage. Is that right? If I use my Mac mini without a UPS ...
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Mac Mini cannot load login screen

I have a Mac Mini, late 2011, with Mac OS X Lion on it. Today I rebooted my machine and after that, the Mac couldn't load the GUI anymore and continuously tried to load the logon screen. The OS ...
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No picture on HDMI Output from a Pioneer 921 AV Receiver to a Projector [closed]

I am trying hard to tackle a what seemed to be simple problem if wiring my setup together. The setup: Mac Mini (2011) with HDMI Output Pioneer 921 K AV Receiver Acer HD Projector (HDMI) When ...
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Cannot boot from USB on my Mac mini

Two weeks ago I installed OSX 10.8 on my Mac mini. After that, my system started to hang a lot, so I tried to erase it and install OSX 10.7 again. I used carbon Copy Cloner to make the bootable USB ...
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Is my mac hacked? Found weird things

I apologize for posting in length, but I thought being complete would be of more value: 20120822, my browser was not resolving a domain so I went into my terminal to check and lo-and-behold! I find ...
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Re-install mac software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade to Snow Leopard without a CD drive? I am the proud owner of a new mac mini, however! I may have been sold a pup as the previous owner has overwritten ...