Hardware related questions of computers sold/made by Apple. Use [osx] for the operating system, and use [mac-address] for MAC addresses instead.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
5k views

Redirecting or routing all traffic to OpenVPN on a Mac OS X client

I have configured an OpenVPN (2.2.1) server on an Ubuntu virtual machine in the Amazon elastic compute cloud. The server is up and running. I have installed OpenVPN (2.2.1) on a Mac OS X (10.8.2) ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

How to find logs of Remote Management and Remote Login on my Mac?

Today I was going to share my WiFi internet connection, when I realized I had the Remote Management sharing turned on, on my Mac, giving all privileges to all users including Guests. I thought it was ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

How to fix /etc/hosts which doesn't work in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I've updated to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. /etc/hosts file was working in 10.9.5. But after update it doesn't. Are you have any ideas how to fix it? UPDATE: I found that my problem is similar to this one. ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

How to use OS X's terminal to ping an IP using the latency as a stopping condition for a loop?

What I'd like to do is to ping an IP while the latency is above an specific value. I think an example will help: Let's suppose I have the following result to the "ping *IP here*" command: PING *IP ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

Dual booting fails after applying Yosemite upgrade to MacPro

After applying Yosemite to my triple-boot MacBook Pro, it fails to boot either Windows or Ubuntu. I installed rEFInd, and I can now see all three operating systems in the rEFInd menu, but when I ...
9
votes
8answers
75k views

Unable to Repair Disk using Mac OS X Disk Utility

My wife has been complaining about her MacBook Air's performance. It seems to work fine, but when I ran Disk Utility and did a "Verify Disk", it reported filesystem errors. The "Repair Disk" button ...
0
votes
2answers
7k views

I want to reformat my external hard disk but disk utility said it could not be unmounted

Hi I wanted to reformat my HP 500GB hard disk to MS DOS (FAT) by using Disk Utility but Disk Utility kept saying that the hard disk cannot be unmounted. I tried googling it but nothing seems to answer ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

How do I assign Shift-Delete to do exactly same as Fn-Delete on Mac Keyboard using OS X 10.9.5

I would like for RightShift-Delete to perform exactly as Fn-Delete currently behaves (deletes character right of cursor) on my Mac using OS X 10.9.5. I don't want to use another app. I'm hoping ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

USB audio stops working randomly on Mac OS

My on-board audio doesn't work since a long time, so I was using a Skype (official) USB headset. So far so good until it broke (cable cut). After that, I tried a cheap USB sound card (model SJ-588) ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Exporting keychain: You failed to provide the necessary administrator authorization

I'm trying to export private keys from Keychains application and getting error. You failed to provide the necessary administrator authorization. UPD: Open keychains, in My Certificates - login ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Create OS X Yosemite Virtual Machine using DMG in VMWare Workstation

I have downloaded Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 DMG file from torrent and want to create a new virtual machine in VMware Workstation so that i may have clean install of Mac OS X Yosemite. Googling around ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Installing a GCC/G++ for my mac OSX 10.8

My problem is simple, I would like to get the OSX/BSD version of the GCC and G++ compilers from the GNU.org website. However after some research (as described below) I learned that Apple uses LLVM ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

permission differences from mac finder vs terminal ssh

I am hoping that some of you Super Users can help me. I am working in an unix environment. /g/typas/Manuel>uname -a Linux submaster 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 16 15:57:10 UTC 2012 ...
-1
votes
2answers
16 views

Display color calibration (OSX)

At the office, I've inherited a second monitor to go with my MacBook Air. This monitor is an LG W2252TQ-TF; I believe it's 22 inches. While this monitor is recognized by OSX just fine, I'm having the ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How can I completely remove all traces of Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 (Trial)?

so I did something foolish and installed this software without fully reading the reviews about how bad it is. I did the free trial for Paragon NTFS for Mac 12. I ran the installation and after hitting ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

Routing connections through VPN based on hostname (not IP range)

This bugs me immensly. I need to connect to client's network through VPN. But I definitely do not want to send all the traffic through client's network so this option is out of question. What I need ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Enable SSH into Mac Desktop from Mac Laptop ONLY for one user

I'm trying to enable SSH on my desktop in System Preferences/Sharing without "Allow access for All users." I just want to allow access for my admin account on my laptop. They're on the same network. ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

itunes showing as an update in mac appstore even though updated

So my problem is that I have updated iTunes to the latest version using the mac app store on os x 10.10 but it still keeps showing that it needs updating even though it is on the latest version!! Does ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

One-way syncing/backup with Unison

I'm using the syncing tool Unison with my Mac OSX and Ubuntu 9.10 machines to backup my music from Mac to Ubuntu. The thing is, I want to have my Mac be the source and Ubuntu be the target so that the ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

Always WI-FI Timeout Error On MacOS

I'm using MACOS X 10.7.5, this is my first time as a MacOS user. I have just gotten a new MacBook and I have 2 problems with WI-FI. I keep getting 'connection timeout' when i try to connect any ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Why does Chrome have so many 'Not Responding ' processes on OS X?

I'm running OS X Yosemite Developer Preview and I noticed that ever since I switched to Google Chrome from Safari, the battery of my MacBook Pro with Retina Display 15-inch (early 2013) has reduced ...
-1
votes
1answer
19 views

OS X running Windows VM or Windows running OS X VM

I'm looking to set up a quad core i7 Mac Mini with 16Gb ram as a server. I need: An OS X system to run X Code (Yosemite) A Windows Domain Controller (2012 R2) A File Server (using credentials set ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How can I prevent a LaunchAgent from running automatically but enable it to run when loaded via the command line?

I like using the idea of using LaunchAgents to manage services that run in the background on OS X, but there are a few that I don't use often so I wish they would not start automatically. Is there a ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Hiding Table Borders in Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

I want to see the table borders in the document when I am editing it but not when I go to print the document. I am using Microsoft Office 2011 on a MacBook Pro. Is there any way to do this? Aside from ...
2
votes
1answer
14 views

Looking for Video Player to Cycle Through Files Easily

I'd like a Video Player for MAC that know how to play most video formats (wmv, flv, mp4, avi, etc) but would let me cycle through the video files (in current folder) on a keypress (for example, right ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

borked XAMPP upgrade — any way to rebuild my database if i saved var/mysql folder?

After I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, the mySQL server on my XAMPP install stopped turning on. XAMPP released an upgrade that fixed this. So, I copied and pasted my "htdocs" and "var/mysql" folders ...
1
vote
0answers
8 views

What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Will installing NTFS Driver for Mac OS delete my existing files?

I have been saving all my PC files onto a Seagate GoFlex external hard-drive. I am now using a Mac. Although I can read my files, I cannot save changes. I have been advised to install NTFS Driver ...
0
votes
0answers
102 views

Why /Applications Folder not opening in Finder but works in Terminal?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite, but I'm not sure if this is a Yosemite-related bug. My application folder (/Applications) does not open in finder (see screenshots) The spinner keep spinning in the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi is always looking for a network

Just updated to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Wi-Fi states that it is always looking for a network even when it is already connected to a Wi-Fi. Here is a screenshot: How do I stop it from Looking ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
5
votes
3answers
7k views

Should I use Xcode 6.1 beta, or Xcode 6.0 GM?

I'm on OS X Yosemite (latest DP), and I can't make up my mind. The Apple developer website says that 6.0 GM is for Mavericks, and the 6.1 beta is for Yosemite. But 6.1 is still in beta, while the ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Disabling the dialogs shown when opening an application for the first time on OSX

I am making an app on osx 10.9 using python 2.7. But when it is launched first time, warning comes. You are opening the application MYAPP for the first time. Are you sure you want to open this ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

External android/usb attached mass storage unit does not show up under Mac /Volumes?

I have an Asus tablet running JellyBean 4.1. In the settings it shows "Attached as USB device" So on the Tablet end things are looking good. On the Mac the Android tablet does not show up in the ...
0
votes
4answers
6k views

How do you get to $HOME/bin from the Finder on the Mac?

According to the installation instructions for WireShark on the Mac, I need to drag one of the WireShark folders to the folder $HOME/bin. But using the Finder application, the only folders I see are ...
5
votes
1answer
994 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5?

As in the subject line. Should I allow or deny helpd file to establish connection in my Firewall on Mac OSX 10.8.5? I would appreciate answer to that and more elaborate answer what exactly "helpd" ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Quick look folder content on Mac

Is it possible to quick look folder content? I found good plugin for zip folders but cannot find for directories (found Folder Quick Look plugin, but developer site not works and I can't download it). ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

Significant OS X lag when listing directories/files

I'm experiencing some significant OS X lag when listing directories/files. I originally thought it was purely an issue with Finder, and not the HD or any other part of OS X, however I have since ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

Can't access Buffalo G54 Airstation router webpage

I have reset it twice and I still can't access it. Ethernet or wireless makes no difference. However it does seen to connect but does get any further (I mean "connecting to 192...." and nothing ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Paste numerical expression to OS X Calculator

Given a numerical expression, for example: 1 + 2 If I paste it to Windows calculator (in scientific mode), I got the expected calculation: 3 However, pasting it to Mac OS X Calculator (tried in ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Admin vs Standard User

I will be using a lot of free wifi spots soon. I currently have 1 user which is admin. Should I create a standard user and use it while I am away from home? I ask because even if I want to do ...
0
votes
1answer
356 views

Apache Webserver does not show directory listings but 403 - Yosemite

localhost points to /Libary/WebServer/Documents. If I have an index.html file in there it opens, no problems. However if I remove the index file it gives me a 403 error instead of showing the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How can I add a program to the “Open With” menu on a Mac

How can I add a program to the "Open With" menu on a Mac?
0
votes
1answer
16 views

How to backup Windows user data to restore on a Mac afterwards?

I have a Windows laptop(old) and a Mac laptop(new) and have lots of pictures, music, and documents on Windows laptop. Also I'm aware of the fact that the programs I have installed won't carry over to ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Spotlight Infinite Indexing issue (external data drive)

This is an external drive, formerly a boot drive which is now in use only to access music files (sibelius, audio, midi, live, logic etc.) without transferring the data into a new boot system, partly ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Undo Partitioning on Mac OS X Mavericks Hard Drive

I installed rEFIt and was dual-booting various Linux operating systems for the past half a year or so. When Yosemite Beta came out I made the mistake of simply overwriting my Mac OS X partition (I ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Alter output of every command

I'd like to know if there's any way of altering output of every command I execute in terminal. The purpose is to make the output formated for my markdown howto's. E.g. ls -la .*z #>-rw-r--r-- 1 ...
32
votes
6answers
40k views

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts for terminal

After googling for some Mac OS X terminal shortcuts, I wanted to find how can I go back characters on a line on the terminal or words or similar. I found ALT + B but it does not work. Do you know ...