Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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MacBook Pro wants to connect to IPv6 addresses for some strange reason

A very weird behavior on a MBP. It seems that some websites are now advertising Ipv6 addresses (e.g., www.doodle.com, addons.mozilla.org, etc.). For some reason, even though I only have an Ipv4 ...
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/sys/class/power_supply files become zero until reboot to OS X and back to Linux

This is on a Macbook 2,1 dual booting Arch Linux and OS X Leopard. I use a conky script to disply my battery percent with: ${battery_percent BAT0} Recently, it switched from displaying coherent ...
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Repartitioning dual booting Macbook

I have a Macbook Pro configured to dual boot OSX or Ubuntu. Originally, I split the drive evenly between the two, but as I've been using Ubuntu far more heavily, and I'm running out of space on its ...
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Black screen when installing debian

After choosing an option at the installation menu, the screen turns lack. It doesn't matter if I choose "Install" "Graphic install" or "Expert install". I,m using a Macbook5,2 and I am trying to ...
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How can I update Ruby and Rails on MacOS 10.6?

I just got a Macbook laptop that is running 10.6.3 AKA "Snow Leopard". I know it comes with Ruby 1.8.7 and Rails 2.3, but I was wondering what the best way is to update those to Ruby 1.9.2 and Rails ...
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HDMI Input and Recoding on Macbook Pro?

How can I get HDMI input into my 2011 Macbook Pro (Firewire, Thunderbolt, or USB seem to be the options)? The end goal is to record iPad output somehow, and I can produce HDMI or VGA from the iPad. ...
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Macbook not going to sleep

My macbook does not want to go to sleep when I close the lid or manually choose sleep from the apple menu. Things I have tried: resetting the PRAM resetting the SMC According to PMSET the ...
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Caps lock key on MacBook Pro does not lock

How do I activate caps lock on my MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard? I've tried everything. Neither the LED goes on, nor the capital letters lock. Can anyone help?
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Macbook Pro constantly wants to shut down

With about 10 minute intervals I keep getting a popup-message saying "Are you sure you want to shut down?" With options; sleep, shutdown, cancel etc. Usually I hit Cancel to remove the dialoge box, ...
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How to merge file when unarchive the tarball?

I downloaded a tarball(abc.tar.gz) which has a root folder(abc) and multiple subfolders(a, b, c, etc). And I have a folder called Target in machine(macbook pro), with multiple subfolders(a, b, c, etc) ...
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Can I put my hard disk from Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems?

Can I put my hard disk (with OS) from a Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems? (And put the hard disk from this 2011 in the one from 2009 without any problems?) Like ...
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Laptop/Monitor KVM switch

I have a Macbook Pro which I usually use via MiniDVI to VGA with an external monitor (plus thsi inbuilt LCD makes 2 displays). I've just bought a new Alienware which I'll be using with two monitors, ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly getting very hot when using external monitor

My MBP (unibody, Summer 2010) has suddenly begun getting very hot and running the fans at full speed when I have an external monitor plugged in via the mini display port. I've used the monitor for ...
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How to transfer files from MacBook Pro to laptop using WiFi?

I have two laptops: MacBook Pro Dell XPS 15 L-501z I want to know how can I transfer files via WiFi between them?
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How to write | in Flex on a MacBook Air?

I have no idea how to write this character "|" on a MacBook Air when I use Flex. I tried all keyboard combinations with no success.
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Virtualbox Host is MacBook Pro Guest is Ubuntu 10.04 issues with github access

Ok trying to do what I have done a dozen times over on dozens of PC's (literally). I am trying to access a private github account. Works no problem on any one of several computers all PC that I have ...
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iMovie Crashes Part-way Through Export

I have an 8 minute iMovie 09 movie, which I am trying to export. Regardless of resolution, or normal export vs. Quicktime export, it crashes every time, nearly at the end. I have exported the movie ...
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Macbook (refit triple boot) always in powersaving mode under linux, is it the bios?

I have a macbook pro with a triple boot with refit and mac/debian/win7, It worked fine for a while. But now, when I'm in the refit menu or on debian, the screen is always on power-saving mode (like ...
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Upgrading an old Macbook

I just got an Intel Macbook from 2006. The original hard drive (running Tiger) still works fine, but is a bit on the small side. I'm trying to upgrade to a 320GB drive. The local iStores claim that ...
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Copy OS X from MacBook Pro to USB External Hard Drive

How can I copy my OS X to an external hard drive, so I may use the USB hard drive to start up my daughter's MacBook? Her MacBook will not boot up, but instead shows a solid blue screen.
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PgUP and PgDN on a Macbook

The one thing that really annoys me about my Macbook is that it's missing the Home, End, Page Up and Page Down buttons. The latter ones I especially miss when interacting with particular console ...
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SSD with fast and strong hardware encryption [closed]

I'd like to storage solution which is both safe and fast. I know these two have been mutually exclusive in the past. However, is the situation still the same with modern SSD disks Do any SSDs ...
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How to create a wifi private network

Is there a way to create a private wifi network, i.e. for file sharing? Consider there are 2 notebooks (Win-Win or Mac-Win or Mac-Mac) and someone wants to share some content with other. How can I ...
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How can I tell my Mac not to search for my bluetooth speakers when I'm on the go?

I'm using a MacBook Pro (early 2010) and I have Jawbone speakers. When I'm using other bluetooth devices (e.g. the Mighty Mouse) in a place where my speakers aren't, I have turned the bluetooth off ...
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Run Ubuntu Linux on a MacBook Pro

I'm trying to run Ubuntu Linux on my Mac but it doesn't work. When the system starts, a black screen appears with the message "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system." I also tried ...
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Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
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Is blessing the Ubuntu partition reversible on a Macbook Pro? How?

So far, I've been dual booting Mac OS X with Ubuntu. Blessing the Ubuntu Partition will speed up the boot process. Apparently, all I have to do is this: sudo bless –device /dev/disk0s3 –setboot ...
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Should I leave my MacBook plugged in if it's fully charged or not?

I've already looked high and low and I just want to get something sorted out. What will degrade my white MacBook's battery's overall lifespan and dependability? Being plugged in while fully charged? ...
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Do SSD Pins have to be plugged all the way in?

I'm just trying to figure out how this works. I just installed a new SSD in my Macbook Air, it's one of these. Have a look at what the pins look like: When I put it into the slot, for the life of ...
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Safe mode in Windows 7 on Bootcamp?

How do I boot my Windows 7 partition to safe mode if it is installed into BOOTCAMP? On normal PC computers, you normally see the BIOS getting started and prompting you to press something (normally F8) ...
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Touchpad on MacBook is shiny?

I noticed that the touchpad was getting a little shiny on the middle-most part. I just want to know if there's a way to clean this and restore the laptop to its previous texture? If there's no way to ...
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Change the battery percentage warning on MacBooks?

Is it possible to modify when the "Low Battery" sign appears on a MacBook with Snow Leopard? For example, currently, it warns you about a low battery when it hits 10% of the overall battery charge. ...
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Macbook is freezing ever since install of OCZ Agility 3 SSD, any suggestions?

I recently replaced my internal macbook (model: 2007 black) HDD with a OCZ Agility 3, and the laptop has been blazing, just brought back to life :). However, I noticed that the startup is not as ...
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MacBook Pro not obtaining IP address after replacing logic board

I just got my MacBook Pro back today from having the logic board replaced. While in the Apple store the Internet worked ok. I got home and it was able to connect to my WiFi, but could not obtain an ...
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Why does copying the same amount of data take longer if spread across many separate files?

I noticed that copying 24Mb worth of data from one folder to another took about 30 seconds because (I'm assuming this is the reason) it was over 1,000 separate files. Copying 24Mb shouldn't take so ...
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How can I share Macbook with a Windows computer on LAN?

I have a home wifi network, where I have connected my main desktop running Windows Vista, another laptop using Windows 7 and newly a Macbook Pro running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. What I need to do is ...
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High user CPU% but no apparent corresponding process on a MacBook Air?

Something on my new MacBook Air 2011 is eating up the CPU and battery, with 30% User CPU in Activity Monitor, but there is no process listed with high CPU usage. Temperature is also very high. What ...
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Macbook Pro 15.4" Aluminum body alternative to Magsafe Charger [closed]

Is there any other method of charging this Macbook Pro late 2009 other than the Magsafe. Mine broke, I have a magsafe coming and need to use my system but is low on battery now. Can you charge through ...
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Macbook display flickers with 22" LED Display

I've purchased an LG 21.5" LED Display with model no. E2250T and I've connected it to my macbook with a mini display to VGA adapter. It work's fine in lower resolutions, but when I choose the best ...
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Battery management of a Macbook

I bought a Macbook Pro last week. I mostly use (and plan to use) it like a desktop with an external monitor. I use the system at least 15 hours a day. Now using the coconut battery application, I ...
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OSX Figure Out What Triggered a Shutdown

Is there a way to figure out what triggered a shutdown on OSX if the shutdown has been "blocked" by some application? I don't know what's causing my new Macbook Pro to random just want to shut off. ...
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Do I need to power off my Macbook Pro during commute between home and office?

I typically drive less-than-20-minute of local roads between my home and office, during which I usually keep my Macbook Pro closed but powered on and in a backpack in back seat. Is it harmful to its ...
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How to throttle wireless speed on Macbook Airport sharing?

I am trying to simulate poor wifi connection conditions using my Macbook as an access point (using Airport sharing) Any idea to reduce the wireless speed?
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Does Parallels make the Mac slower?

I am starting my first year in college as a Comp Science major and am thinking of purchasing a new Mac. I've made up my mind to buy the 13" Macbook Air with 4GB RAM, 1.7 GHz I5 processor, and 256GB ...
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Checking number of reallocated sectors of HDD through Disk Utility, Mac OS X

My macbook was purchased in 2008. Yesterday I checked number of reallocated sectors of HDD through Disk Utility. It showed there were no any reallocated sector. That seems strange, I didn`t renew my ...
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How to change the date on a large number of files?

My computer reset itself to 2001 and messed up my iPhone as well. I have reset the date but now all the files on the HDD are dated 2001. How do I change this?
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Can I boot Windows 7 on a USB drive attached to by MacBook Pro? If so, how?

I have a mid-2011 Core i7 Macbook Pro that currently is dual-booting a File-Vault encrypted OS X Lion installation and an OS X Snow Leopard installation. Unfortunately I need to keep both of these on ...
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Which install DVDs do I need to buy to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook?

I want to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MacBook, but I don't have the original DVDs. I'm worried about buying DVDs that will only let me upgrade, rather than reinstall from scratch - the difference ...
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Can I reinstall OS X on a MacBook from the setup disk that came with another MacBook?

I have bought a new MacBook Pro and now I want to sell the old one. Before I sell the old machine, I want to wipe it and reinstall OS X. I don't have disks from the old machine - but I do have the ...
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What do the number codes mean in active profiles in terminal on macbook pro?

Is there somewhere that says what the numbers mean? Specifically I want to know what the -1 is by AC Power, it used to be a 2. Suprise:~ Marty$ sudo pmset -g Password: Active Profiles: Battery ...