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Backtrack 5 R3 not detecting USB drive - macbook pro A1278 (EMC 2554*) dual boot

I have installed Backtrack 5 R3 and the USB drive I am trying to get some files from isn't being detected at all. Backtrack detects the ports, but not the device (USB thumb drive). The drive is ...
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Imac G5 fan running very high

I have an imac G5 24" 2.66 Ghz intel 640 GB hard drive with WD 1TB external 2 core duo. I had damage the unit in a move took it to best buy geek squad service and they replaced the lcd with one I ...
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du on Mac OS 10.9 gives two different answers for the same directory

If I run du on my iMovie Library.imovielibrary I can get two different results depending on how I run du. However, I believe both of these should result in the same value. Behold: davids-imac:Movies ...
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Mavericks Toggling Bluetooth Device Suspend Every 3 Seconds

Since updating to OSX Mavericks, my Bluetooth audio devices have had an annoying problem. When no sound is playing through a connected Bluetooth device, the device will produce a popping sound every ...
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OS X MCP_ELPG_VCORE_STS_SATA_POWERED_UP never reached! error

I'm using a macbook air and it keeps shutting itself down in the middle of usage and brings the following error Anonymous UUID: 3B35044A-64F2-3EA5-3C7B-5C908E62F2F6 Mon Mar 17 23:52:31 2014 ...
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Restore application to show up on the main display

I have multiple monitors connected to Mac OS X. After moving Firefox to a monitor other than the main display, I can't seem to get the Firefox back to start up on the main display. I have tried: ...
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where is vimfiles directory on mac OS?

I am a new user of mac OSX, I found there is no vimfiles directory under /usr/share/vim, but directory vim73 is there. this vim was shipped with OS and I didn't install it. vimfiles was used for ...
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(Mac) Have a port listen on one interface while using a VPN. (server on eth1, everything else on vpn)

I'm trying to have an application listen for connections on eth1 while everything else listens over the VPN. Basically, I want port 9091 to be open to eth1 while the VPN is active. Right now, if the ...
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USB memory stick stopped working

My USB memory stick that I have had for 5 years now, stopped working out of the blue. I have tried it in different computers nothing shows up. The light in the USB memory stick used to blink once I ...
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Mac: white screen after login

I have a Mac Air 2011. So yesterday I tried to backup my ipad with it and it cause the hard drive to be full. Today I can't login anymore. Tried rebooting it, it goes to the login screen successfully. ...
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Why does Netflix perform better (more efficiently) in full-screen mode?

I noticed the other day that when watching a movie on Netflix in Chrome on my Retina MacBook Pro, the fans would spin up more quickly when I was just watching the video in a single tab in a regular ...
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Can't export Keynote presentation as Quicktime (Bug)

There is probably no easy fix for this but I just want to check. When I try to export a presention from Keynote 6.1 the program crashes after it has processed like 20% of the export. This is the first ...
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Missing Dock Icons OSX Mavericks

First off (this has been happening more and more recently) I open my MBPR 11,3 (OSX 10.9.2) to a black screen - sometimes it has a working cursor. After holding down the Power Button for 5 sec the ...
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Airport network design - how to wire multiple airport boxes

I have a medium size installation in a big old house (brick exterior, and wood/plaster interior). There is a Comcast UBEE Docsis 3 modem with a short connection to TimeCapsule (router). From there ...
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How to safely re-install Windows 7 in the Bootcamp partition on a MacBook Pro

I have a 3-year MacBook Pro laptop. It has a Mac partition and a Bootcamp partition with Windows 7. I want to re-install Windows 7 - basically start fresh and get rid of all the gunk. Based on ...
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Is the dell u2713h fully compatible with the late mac mini 2012 using mavericks?

I'm sure some of you guys have experience with this setup. I'm learning how to program iOs. I did find a lot of topics that the mac mini i7 is powerful enough to compile in Xcode. My problem however ...
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G-Drive Mobile external disk drive - should I use Firewire or USB 3.0?

I have a G-Technology G-Drive mobile 1TB with the option of either connecting via USB 3.0 or Firewire 800, which is the better choice for connecting with my MacBook Pro Early-2011? (In terms of speed ...
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Video camera is not available after waking up from sleep on macbook pro

There is a problem on my mac with skype. When mac wakes up after sleep and I want to do a video call video is not available. Restarting skype doesn't help. After a very long time every time restarting ...
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MacBook Pro still boots slowly after installing SSD

I've recently exchanged the old HDD from my MacBook Pro with a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD, but the boot time didn't actually get faster. I've already selected the SSD as my boot volume, I've already ...
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How to get into safe mode on windows 8 on boot camp?

I need to get into windows 8 on boot camp. My Windows 8 won't even start. I heard in Windows 8 you cant get into safe mode without a installation dvd. But my mac doesn't come with a dvd drive. How can ...
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How to correct the horizontal position of a single LCD monitor on Mac OS X Mavericks?

I am using a Mac mini with Mac OS X 10.9.2 and have an ASUS PA238QR monitor connected to it as the only monitor, using a resolution of 1920x1080. A converter is used to transform the VGA output of the ...
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Which keys to use to copy and paste inside CentOS guest on MAC

Which keys to use to copy and paste inside CentOS guest on MAC. I am using VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro running CentOS 6.5 as a guest... I am trying to copy and paste some text in centOS (the guest) ...
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Re-install OS X on iMac that's currently running Windows 7

I've got a 27" iMac (late 2011, maybe 2012 model) which I have completely wiped and loaded with Windows 7. Works great. No problems. Lately, I've gotten the itch to get OS X loaded back onto this ...
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Remove old TimeMachine backups from another machine?

I have an external hard drive with all my old iMac backups on which go back for about 6 months. Now, I have a MBPr and I want to use the same drive for my MBP backups. The issue I have is that my ...
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Format OS X Partition as NTFS from within Windows

I'm currently running Windows 7 Pro, installed via Bootcamp, on my MacBook Air. I never use OS X and I'm running out of space on my Windows partition. If I format the partition which currently ...
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Set MAC address fails - RTNETLINK answers: Cannot assign requested address

I am attempting to change the MAC address of eth0 to 3d:dd:c8:88:c2:0d on a linux mint 15 cinnamon machine. Using "ip link set dev eth0 address" fails as seen below and macchanger produces a similar ...
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How can I use AppleScript to open a new Safari window on the current desktop space?

I need to open a new Safari window in the current desktop space using AppleScript. NOT move to another space which has Safari running and then open another Safari window. Of course, if Safari is not ...
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osX cannot connect socket: Host is down

I am trying to connect my macbook to my mac mini through synergy. I have configured my macbook as the server, and I try to connect my mac to it as a client; but whenever I try, it says on the log ...
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How to delete files in such a way that they cannot be restored?

I implemented my own version of an aes-cipher in java to have a platform independent encryption application that is not dependent on the available ciphers in the jvm in use. This application should ...
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Finding out default DNS in OS X Terminal

When doing "nslookup" on a windows machine you get the address of the default DNS you're using (http://gyazo.com/313d1ad31c1927741aa266fc7f8542fc), but for some reason you don't in OS X ...
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OS X shuts down immediately after login screen

I've installed Mac Os X 10.9.1 Mavericks on my Intel Haswell NUC Core i5 (D54250WYK), which has mini Display port output. I connected Nuc with 27-inch Korean monitor (Crossover 2763amg) with mini ...
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Cannot Install Bootcamp on Mac Fusion Drive

I have two drive installed in my mid-2013 Macbook pro. It is running osx maverick. I set the two drives (an ssd and a regular HD) up using the fusion drive (following the diy fusion drive guides out ...
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Unable to open a .img file in mac OSx 10.9

I was recently in a car accident on private property and was given a CD-R with what I thought was a video from one of the surveillance cameras. When I insert the disk into my macbook pro running 10.9 ...
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How to stop syncing read status on Outlook (MAC)

how to make MS Outlook 2010 on MAC not sync read/unread status of emails with the server. The problem comes when user A reads an e-mail, user B will receive it as a read mail, which is not good. Is ...
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Letting keyboard shortcuts to take effect regardless of focused applications

Keyboard shortcuts like Command + Tab take effect regardless of currently focused applications, but shortcut keys like "Move focus to active or next window" (^F4 by default) are stolen by applications ...
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When I upgraded to OS X Mavericks it asks for System Pin

When I upgraded from Lion to OS X Mavericks from the App Store, it completed then I restarted my computer and then it said... Please enter your system pin lock to continue Or something along the ...
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Upgrading OS X 10.3.4 to 10.5 on a PowerMac G5

Here's the deal. I recently came into possession of a PowerMac G5, which came running Panther (10.3.4). According to those that I got it from, It was originally running Leopard, but as the rest of the ...
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Why is OS X 10.9.2 update from Mac App Store smaller than the one from Apple website?

I currently use OS X 10.9.1. The size of the OS X 10.9.2 update from App Store is ~460MB, while it is ~869MB (delta or combo) from the site. It matters to me because I have to install it on various ...
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My VirtualBox Ubuntu crashed. How can I access its files from my Mac?

I have Ubuntu installed in my Mac using VirtualBox. A few minutes ago it crashed, so I have no access to Ubuntu now, but I need a file in it! Is there any way I can access my Ubuntu files from my ...
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2 hdds, 1st OSX, 2nd Windows, No Bootable Device, remove 1st windows boot

desired scanario: 2 hdd: 1st - ssd - OSX (Mavericks) (has two internal partitions - MacOSX & OSX_Data) 2nd hdd - 500gb hdd in optical bay. want to install windows 7 on second hdd, via bootable ...
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external usb (backup) hard drive: is power down or sleep more harmful

I have an external usb hard drive on which I clone my mac's hard drive. I have it on a clock timer. It turns on about 30 min. before the backup process starts and turns off roughly 30 min. after the ...
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Can I lock my mac volume to always be on or loud?

I want to lock my volume on my macbook pro so that i can't turn it down or mute it. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Service doesn't work by shortcut for single selected folder in Mac OS X

I've created a service using Automator in Mac OS X 10.9 (and earlier in 10.8) to copy full path names of selected files and folders in Finder. Also I've assigned shortcut for this service in system ...
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Will deleting Dropbox files on my Mac affect other linked devices?

Just recently ended a job and all my previous bosses files are linked to my computer through Dropbox. I have deleted the Dropbox application but they remain on my computer, I just want to be certain ...
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Apache webdav with builtin OSX Lion Accounts

I'm having problems using Mac OS X Lion (10.7.5) - NOT THE SERVER - and Apache httpd for webdav with authentication. All users on the network should keep their login credentials. There should be a ...
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Mac clean and start a fresh install with out losing Mavericks operating system

I've recently upgraded to Mavericks from Snow Leopard on my Mac Pro. I would like to now re-install the system so my Mac is completely fresh, with no apps or any data. Basically factory reset. But I ...
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Can I log account and password when to fail to logon on Mac OS X Mavericks

I would like to capture the login information as log file to identify the login failure whether someone try to login on my mac or electrical issue. * Question: * Is there a function on Mac Mavericks ...
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SanDisk SSD only sporadically appearing under Disk Utility

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro who's HD recently failed. I had an extra SanDisk 120 GB SSD in my Windows Desktop, and decided to install it in the MacBook. Installing the SSD was uneventful, and when ...
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Can you install OSX Mavericks directly onto an external drive?

I have an iMac running Mavericks and I am upgrading my Macbook pro's hard drive. I have a USB3.0 mounting dock and am wondering if there is a way to load Mavericks onto that drive from my iMac so that ...
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I can't connect to school server from within school network

At our school we have a server where we can access documents and similar. Accessing it is no problem if I connect to the network via VPN connection. But if I connect to the network via the WLAN of the ...