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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Mac does not recognize wide screen

I am using Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on my Mac mini, with Samsung monitor with default resolution 1360 x 768. My Mac mini is connected to Samsung VGA port by Apple mini port to VGA adapter. When ...
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1answer
221 views

Is there a way to “Auto-Restore” a Mac on every startup? (OS X Lion)

I have a project where Mac Minis will be used to run different applications. Each Mac Mini will have ONE application that it will ever have to run in its lifetime, and it will have to run it all day ...
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Issues with my Mac mini: becomes unresponsive (mouse moves but clicks, keyboard are ignored)

I upgraded my Mac Mini well over a month ago, maybe two months ago, put a bigger hard drive and more RAM in it, got the RAM of crucial, following their system tool. I have had no problems with it for ...
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Magic Trackpad clicks and points, but doesn't scroll

I just got a new-to-me Magic Trackpad, but after pairing it and adjusting the settings in System Preferences, I can't get it to do the two-finger scrolling gesture. So far, I've uninstalled USB ...
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1answer
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32bit Video Special Effects software for Mac OSX (Snow Leopard or Lion)

I'm about to get a Mac Mini (2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5) which I'm pretty sure is 32bit (I'm really not sure) and want to be able to do basic video and audio editing on it. If it IS 32bit, then ...
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1answer
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Snow Leopard Server hanging during mysterious IO spikes

Quick summary: Snow Leopard Server freezes randomly for periods somewhere between a few seconds and a minute or two. When the activity monitor is open, a huge IO spike will show up after the system ...
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Problems with mac mini wireless

I have a problem with a Mac mini not seeing a wireless network. I'm using a laptop with OSX (version 10.5.8) which can see and connect to the WEP network, with the following details: Wireless Card ...
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1answer
263 views

mac mini no drive detected - steps to fix it

I bought a used mac mini off ebay 2 weeks ago. It's been working fine. Earlier today, I came back to my mac mini and logged in (typed password and hit enter). The computer just froze, and after a few ...
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863 views

OS X Software Update fails

My Mac will not update, every time I press software update and tick the mac software update it starts to load and update but then it just stops and doesn't move. I have to shutdown the computer which ...
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462 views

Getting online on my mac mini

I have a mac mini that I can't connect to the internet with. I have a home network. I can go online fine with my ipad/cr-48, no problem. But on OSX even though I can connect to the network via ...
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Cannot update software for my Mac mini?

I can't update the software i.e., Mac OS, iTunes, etc., in my Mac mini. Can anybody give the solution for my problem? i update the software using the "software update" from the left most top the ...
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Two monitors with Mac Mini - one displays black despite receiving a signal

My Mac Mini outputs to my two new monitors - Dell U2311Hs. The LED on the bezel displays blue when receiving a signal, or yellow otherwise. Both screens are displaying blue. It also seems my Mini ...
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657 views

Install consumer version of Mac OS X on Mac mini server?

There is a mislabeling of price for Mac mini Server with 8GB RAM in Taiwan. So many units of the mini is purchased by regular consumer. Since the server version of the OS does not have the Chinese ...
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How do I keep my Mac from constantly going to sleep?

The system is a PowerPC Mac Mini running MacOS Tiger 10.4.11. When I login (I'm the admin), everything seems fine - until about 10-15 minutes later. Then the system goes into sleep mode. Each time I ...
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iPod OS version, Xcode version and Mac OS X version

My Mac OS X version is 10.5.8 Xcode 3.1.4 I hope to debug my app on the iPod Touch iPod OS version 3.1.3(7E18) Organizer told me that I need newest Xcode. I downloaded and try to install the newest ...
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277 views

installing windows on mac mini

Please - please, don't start down voting after reading the question title. Hey ! Please first of read out the question. I brought a whole new mac mini as I am an iPhone developer - I prefer to use ...
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Advantages of Mac OS X Server over Mac OS X Client?

I'm debating buying a mac mini with the regular client OS or the model with the server os for the purposes of replacing my home server. Are there any advantages for such a use with the server os?
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Mac Mini connecting to Airport Extreme at only 802.11a, how to push to 802.11b/g/n?

My Mac Mini is capable of 802.11a/b/g. I have an Airport Extreme that is capable of 802.11a/b/g/n. The Mini connects at only 802.11a. It is close and has a very strong signal. How do I push the ...
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Getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini

I just bought a new microphone, and plugged it into the back of my Mac Mini. I can't seem to get it to work. I went to System Preferences > Sound > Input, and the only device I see listed is "line ...
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679 views

Random software/shutdown problems Mac mini

I have a Mac mini using OS X 10.5.8. Recently I've been having problems that are becoming increasingly severe. Particular symptoms: Firefox "quits" but the dot on the dock remains. If I try ...
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How to upgrade OS on Mac Mini with external USB Drive?

We have a G4 Mac Mini, circa 2005, running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and we want to upgrade to 10.5 Leopard. We have a Leopard install disk, but the optical drive in this mini is broken. So we ...
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Can't Get Mac Mini to turn on - no screen, no beep, only the fan, power light, and optical drive noise

I have an Intel-based Mac mini mid-2007 (Model A1176). This is the computer my kids use so I don't use it regularly. The computer had been working fine until one day my kids told me that it no ...
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1answer
573 views

Can I watch DVDs from different regions on a Mac mini using multiple drives?

I would like to watch DVDs from two different regions on a Mac mini. Can I do this by connecting an external DVD drive and using the internal drive for one region and the external for the other? Are ...
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How can I tell a fresh ubuntu 9.0.4 install to boot from an external Mac OS X usb drive?

I have a reformatted Mac mini containing only a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.0.4. The Apple boot loader as been removed, so I can't hold down option, or the c key to get it to reboot form the install ...
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Using Mac mini as wifi router

I have a Mac mini (leopard/4gb ram/2.0ghz core duo) that is currently acting as my NAS and is also connected to my tv as a htpc (netflix, eyetv, etc.). I'm wondering if I can get rid of my wifi ...
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Mac Mini won't boot and won't fix

I have one of the original Mac Mini - a PowerPC one - that after the last software update will no boot - it gets to the grey screen and hangs their forever with the 'loading' icon rotating. I've ...
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Monitor sometimes does not go to sleep on a Mac

I have Mac mini with the latest Leopard + all patches. I've set it up for the monitor to go to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity, but it just won't turn off. The trouble started last week after ...
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How can I force my Mac Mini to eject a DVD

Today I put a movie DVD into my Mac Mini, but the Finder doesn't show it => the Mac doesn't seem to know it is there. How can I force an eject? Note: Booting with all kinds of keys CMD, ALT, Apple ...
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720p signal from Mac Mini isn't centered on TV?

I have a Mac Mini as my media center machine, and it's outputing 720p over a DVI to HDMI cable, to my TV. The image is vertically centered, but it's shifted to the left almost completely. Is there ...