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Setup Snort on mac with Postgresql 9.4.1: createuser: could not connect to database postgres: FATAL: role “_postgres” does not exist

Trying to setup snort on mac os x Yosemite(10.10.2) with Postgres 9.4.1(installed with Homebrew) I have no experience working with Postgres But trying to learn a little... So I've done this before: ...
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Suddenly some folders are unreachable from my external hard drive

I have a MacBook Pro and I partitioned the internal SSD into two parts (150GB and 50GB). One of them (the 50 GB part) contains a bootcamp with Windows 8.1. I also have an external hard drive, which is ...
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Filezilla can't connect with TLS on one domain name

I've two websites: one hosting by OVH, and I have no problems with connection with Filezilla (I can use FTP connexion with TLS) one another not hosting by OVH, and when I'm trying to connect with ...
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Running mac in Windows using VMWare player showing error

Iam running windows 64 bit having 4gb ram. I want to run mac inside windows using VMware Player. Iam using the OS X Mavericks 10.9 Retail VMware Image of size 7gb then when i loaded the .vmx file ...
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How to add external library to Homebrew ffmpeg install?

I successfully installed ffmpeg through Homebrew. I want to add additional libraries/codecs. FFmpeg can be hooked up with a number of external libraries to add support for more formats. None of ...
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Set owner/group : Operation Not Permitted on OS X

I have two separate disks on my Mac running OS X 10.10.2. My home directory is on the non-boot disk. I am seeing some weird issues. For example, Chrome can download files to ~/Downloads, but Deluge ...
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How to search files from a specific time with OS X 10.5.8?

I’m trying to search for a file on my Mac laptop from a long time ago. I know the type of file and I now approximately the time period when it was recorded. It’s one of those Word files that was ...
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Showing different space in Windows and Mac [duplicate]

I have a Mac which has a 500GB drive. I used bootcamp to split the whole drive into 300GB for Mac OSX and 200GB for Windows 7. However, when I went into Windows, I found the spaces for the two ...
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How to install “elastix: a toolbox for rigid and nonrigid registration of images” in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I have downloaded Mac OS X 64 bit binaries for Elastix and tried to run ./elastix in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): $ cd elastix_macosx64_v4.7 $ tree . ├── CopyrightElastix.txt ├── bin │   ├── elastix │  ...
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OS X - Disk Utility - “Free Space” on external HDD can't be modified

I have an external 1TB HDD and can assure it's fully working. Now I wanted to split it into two partitions, one for r/w on OS X and the other one for r/w on Windows. However, I selected Free Space ...
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How come I can't ping a computer on the same network?

I use a MacBook Pro (Retina), and using my old MacBook Pro, I can ping my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully. And I can also ping my MacBook Pro from my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully (all in the ...
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Sudden BSOD (blue screen of death) on MacBook Pro running Windows 7

I have a MacBook Pro (2014 Mid) running Windows 7 and it encountered a sudden blue screen death as the screenshot shows. The information on the blue screen reads: A problem has been detected and ...
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How come I can ping only certain computers and not others?

I use a Macbook Pro Retina, and using my old Macbook Pro, I can ping my retina successfully, and I can also ping my Macbook Pro from my retina successfully (all in the same network). However, I can't ...
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Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) unable to connect to “Personal Hotspot” on an iPad running iOS 8

After I moved over to a new user account on my Mac—to try to fix another issue—my Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and iOS 8 “Personal Hotspot” function quit working. At first it wouldn’t show my iPad’s ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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Reverse vnc from OS X

I looked at ARD, macports, fink, and homebrew but could not find a working command line vnc server that supports reverse connections. (yes I want to avoid turn/stun/upnp/tunnels/proxies). X11vnc ...
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Cannot get RAID working with Mac Mini after adding drive

I had a working RAID array with 3 2TB drive in an external Startech.com SATA enclosure that was set to RAID5 I wanted to add another 2TB drive, so I added the drive but according to the manual, I ...
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Chrome youtube doesn't play/Twitch plays with no sound

I have OS X Yosemite, Chrome version 40.0.2214.115 (64-bit) When I open youtube video it loads but I can't play the video. I didn't download any extensions before youtube stopped working correctly ...
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Mac network and Internet access issues

I work in a school that has a department server running a Windows platform. We have some oldish Macs running OS 10.5 that won't take a departmental image and so have been kept to use as extra stand ...
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How can I ping computers on another network?

I can successfully ping a computer on the same wireless network as me using the ping command in Terminal, however when I try to ping computers on outside wireless networks using their external IP ...
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Start two scripts that run indefinitely in shell script

I'm a webdev and I am using JSX compiler and SASS preprocessor to compile my .jsx and .scss files. When I start working, I launch these two separate commands: jsx -x jsx jsx js --watch --no-cache-dir ...
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How do I search files in specified destination and let them all showed in one Finder window on Mac OS X?

I want to search all .xml files inside a specified folder (and its subfolders) ~/folder/ and make all the result showed in one window, what can I do? I can search all files but don't know how to ...
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Cannot connect to a Macintosh computer on the same network via hostname. Works with IP address

I’m trying to connect two Machintosh computers using SSH via their hostname. Both computers are running Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. And both computers connected via a Telus branded Actiontec T1200H ...
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ttatcc gives dumb message: dyld: Library not loaded

Installed OracleSecureGlobalDesktopClient.dmg and when I went to run it, got this error: a-taylor-ltm:bin a.taylor$ /Applications/Oracle\ Secure\ Global\ Desktop\ Client/5.10.923/Oracle\ Secure\ ...
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MS Remote Desktop for Mac DPI Settings for Remote Host

My work machine is a 5K iMac, my home machine is an older iMac both running Yosemite and Parallels 10. When connecting to my work Parallels Win8.1 instance using MS RDP for Mac it displays the Remote ...
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sshd accepts any password for any account on OS X

I have a newly installed, stock, OSX 10.9.5 iMac system on which I enabled remote logins (ssh) in Sys Prefs. That works, but with a weird twist: users ssh’ing in can type in any password (or even a ...
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Opening an existing Tower git repo from the command line

I'm running the Tower git client on OS X and want to be able to open it to a repo already on disk and added to its list. Looking at their custom URL scheme documentation, it seems like it might be ...
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Sending images through AIM in Messages

Upgrade a couple of clients to OS 10.10. They can receive the text messages perfectly fine, but when sending out images, they do not receive them. We tried to send out files and file transfer works as ...
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How to remap keys / add shortcuts on Mac OS X, without 3rd party software?

I'm trying to do simple things like map the sleep shortcut to F7, monitor sleep shortcut to F8 etc I've checked out Ukelele, yet couldn't determine whether it's able produce key combinations / ...
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Boot Camp: Partition error when installing Windows 7

So I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac (Solid State Drive) with Boot Camp 5.1. Everything goes smoothly until I need to select a partition to install Windows on. The Windows 7 installer ...
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Mysterious OS X File Extension (bug?)

I'm coming over from stack overflow since my question isn't programming orientated. I Hope I am in the right Exchange Platform now ;) Ok, let's get started. I know that OS X uses the Launch ...
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Can I move my Applications folder to my external SSD or will Mac OS X Yosemite complain about it?

I want to move Applications folder to my external SSD but I do not know if Mac OS X likes that.
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Start QuickTime and set camera to iPhone from command line

I'm attempting to start QuickTime from AppleScript and select the camera of my iPhone like I do from QuickTime. I can't seem to make it change the camera. The script I have now is: tell application ...
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Mac OS X equivalent of “udevadm info -a -n /dev/ttyACM0”

What is the Mac OS X equivalent of the Linux command udevadm info /dev/ttyACM0? I am attempting get the USB information about a TTY device (/dev/tty.whatever) in a script. UPDATE: I'm looking for ...
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Nano in Pathfinder Terminal Shows 2-Line Header

I use nano (= pico) for editing git commits in my terminal window. I'm trying to use the terminal in PathFinder but this happens: There are almost no settings for Path Finder. Is there anything I ...
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Can't start mongodb by launchctl on OS X Yosemite (10.10.2)

I've installed mongodb 2.4 via homebrew: brew install homebrew/versions/mongodb24 Then I've made a simlink to the config provided by homebrew: ln -sfv ...
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Applescript exec shell script with space in path

The problem I'm trying to solve is to simply run Google Chrome with the --disable-web-security switch in OSX. Since it appears that I cannot add a switch (argument) to an alias I started looking for ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite and Network account with AD

I am logging in my Mac using network account which is binded with Active Directory. My problem is that at the login screen sometimes the network account is not visible and the only solution is to ...
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Create a bootable UEFI USB

How do I create a bootable USB with Windows 7 SP1 64bit using OS X? I need to setup a fresh new ASUS laptop, the only thing I have is – Macbook Pro. What I have: Fresh new ASUS laptop with ...
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Macbook filevault paused

So during the setup of my mac I have checked the FileVault box, and now it isn't finishing. When the macbook is not connected to the chargers it asks me to do so. When I connect the mac the Filevault ...
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Mouse click only works once with iterm2/tmux/mosh

I'm trying to set up iTerm2 + mosh + tmux to do my remote work. I can get everything to connect up, but for some reason, the mouse response is funky. If I split my tmux window so I have two panes and ...
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Changing drive format and restoring an Macintosh via Time Machine

Recently I had to take my Mac into repair and they had to wipe everything I thought I had my data mainly photos backed up on my Western Digital Elements hard drive through Time Machine. Once back ...
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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I’m deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I’d like to use but everything ...
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Error installing Fink on Mac Os X (“Argument 10.10 does not match the expected value of…”)

I'm trying to install fink on Mac, from source as there is no installer for 10.10. However I get this error when running the bootstrap command : $ ./bootstrap Checking package...UNIVERSAL->import ...
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how to set .vim color scheme to vim editor OS X

I downloaded some .vim color scheme files in github and moved them by sudo mv ~.vim /usr/share/vim/vim73/colors then I wrote colorscheme ~.vim in vimrc. The original schemes already existed, are ...
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Mac <--> Linux encrypted e-mails

To send encrypted e-mail between Linux and Mac, what are some solutions on both sides? The Mac seems to be settled on GPGTools -- looks pretty good. On the Linux side, I'm using Thunderbird, so, ...
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clipboard between osx and linux over ssh

My dream: From my osx machine I ssh to a linux machine and can copy paste with a commandline application like xclip or pbcopy, and then be able to use it on my host machine. Example input (mac)$ ...
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Python not finding appropriate modules/ python version problems

I'm trying to install w3af, and getting a myriad of dependency issues; these I'm trying to resolve by attempting to run a python script which imports the required modules - if this runs without ...
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BOOTCAMP: Missing Operating System after installing Yosemite

I recently installed Yosemite, and that broke my Bootcamp partition. I think the problem is that I resized my Bootcamp partition after I made it, and now there is a bit of dead space, and the ...
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Is it possible to highlight text with the keyboard only?

I know you can highlight text with the mouse, but can this be done in a terminal on Linux/MacOSX with the keyboard only? I've tried using shift and other commands with the arrow keys to no avail. Is ...