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how to get mysql to stay running locally on OSX

I've compiled and installed mysql 5.6.25 from source using a guide and I can't get it to stay running - at least in way that lets me connect to it after a reboot. I tried loggging into the service ...
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`pip: command not found` and other issues

I have several virtualenvs on my computer and I use them extensively. I create new ones and modify them all the time. However, when I tried to create a new one today, I found out that none of the ...
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Sending only video out of HDMI cables – Mac OSX 10.10.3 (Yosemite)

I have a similar question to this one but I'm on Mac OSX. I currently have a laptop, a second monitor (via HDMI), and a third monitor (via HDMI/thunderbolt adaptor). If I have sound playing, I only ...
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Turn an existing USB into a virtual USB for OS X Yosemite

To use the application TVPaint you are required to have the USB, that it's paired with, plugged into to the computer at all times during use. For my own convenience and to not risk losing the USB, I ...
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Starting only video in fullscreen VLC

I am currently trying to start only a video in VLC in fullscreen with the following arguments --fullscreen --no-video-title-show --no-embedded-video But the results include an other window with ...
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Keyboard shortcut for previous window of an application

The keyboard shortcut is for "Move focus to next window" is normally bound to cmd+backtick or cmd+< (depending on keyboard layout). In the case of multiple open windows I often go one window too ...
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Wifi hotspot, why OS does not detect me as a Captive Portal?

My project was to make a Wifi captive access point. i.e. once you connect this wifi spot, you cannot surf the Internet, only the local website. I achieve it, when you hit any domain, any IP, for all ...
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How to route traffic through two different network adapters based on TCP port in OS X

(cross-posting from ServerFault, as this forum seems more appropriate for this question) I have a scenario where we will be using a Mac to stream video content to an RTMP server. This RMTP service ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 InternetSharing problems

I started using the InternetSharing capabilities of my (ancient) MacBook pro. It has a few issues, the latest of which has stumped me. As per the manual, I turn on the InternetSharing option - it ...
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SSH with two factor authentication

I am trying to use two factor authentication on my server so that when I ssh from my mac terminal it will ask a username and password as well as performing two factor authentication. I checked and ...
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`Cmd+shift+A` is not working, even in application `Key Codes`

Not sure what has happened -- maybe I upgrade my mac to 10.10.4 -- I found my cmd + shift + A is not working any more. I tried to use the application Key codes to show the keypress, and found the ...
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OS X Yosemite - is there a way to name different spaces?

I assume the purpose of using multiple spaces (desktops, those that you create when in mission control) is so that you can organize different tasks into different spaces. But is there a way to name ...
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Is there a bug in a recent version of Mac OSX that causes screen tearing?

I've noticed in the last few months (~Q1 2015) a lot of screen tearing on some programs. I've never seen screen tearing on these programs before (one has not had an update in 3 years) so it makes me ...
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How do I prevent Spotlight from indexing system preferences panes?

For whatever reason, my Mac insists that Firefox is not an application, but actually a System Preferences Pane. Despite my best efforts (including moving System Preferences to a blocked folder, as ...
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Use two keyboard layouts?

I have just started using a MacBook Pro (under OsX) to code at work. The MBP has an AZERTY layout, I am also using a QWERTY USB keyboard. However, by default the QWERTY keyboard maps to AZERTY ...
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OS X OpenVPN packet filtering

I currently have an OpenVPN connection running on my Mac. By default, all of my network traffic is currently being routed through this connection: http, ssh, etc. I'm attempting to use packet ...
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How can I mark all messages as read?

How can I mark all messages as read in Outlook? (Not the same as this question which is Windows-specific)
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Add to “My certificates” in Keychain Access? (Mac OS 10.10)

I have a certificate file like this: -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIHCDCCBPC .... I can get it to show up under "Certificates" by going to "File->import items" (it is the "Elin" one). I can ...
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How can I open existing Chrome tabs on another PC with a single click?

At my desk, I have a Mac Mini that I use most of the time and a Windows 8.1 laptop hooked to an external monitor that I use only when moving work stations. Is there any way to open the Chrome tabs ...
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I've to give my final year project on CD. How can I make sure it requires minimal efforts to run?

My project details: JavaEE pure JSP/Servlets MVC MySQL Tomcat Pressing ^Ron IntelliJ was easy. Now I have to give my project in a compact drive. What can I do so it does not require much effort to ...
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G5 iMac not recognizing lubuntu bootable flash drive

I am trying to replace the operating system on an old G5 iMac with lubuntu. I downloaded the lubuntu ISO file and converted it to an img with hdiutil, then used the dd command to move the img onto a ...
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Linux on Mac with bootcamp already containing Windows

I have a MacBook pro retina. I have installed Windows using Bootcamp (no virtualization). Can I further use Bootcamp to also install Linux (Ubuntu)? Or, does the fact that my bootcamp hosts Windows ...
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Python3 fails import sqlite3

I just transferred a python module from my OS X system to Ubuntu. The module runs on the Mac just fine, but fails on the Ubuntu system with the following error: import sqlite3 File ...
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File size Mac OSX “Get Info” vs “wc -c”

I have created different uncompressed bitmap images with the same pixel size (2000x2000) and different content (black, red, white and a photograph) expecting the file size in bytes to be exactly the ...
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Have to log in to Chrome every time it starts after setting up Google Authenticator [OSX]

A while back, I set up 2FA with Google Authenticator. Now, every time Chrome starts, I need to log in to Chrome again to ensure Chrome sync is running. Is there a way I can trust Chrome to ensure it ...
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How to make VirtualBox Yosemite boot directly to login page

I have these two files on virtualBox : Bootload for AMD.vmdk Mac OS X Yosemite Niresh Intel And AMD.vmdk I want to boot directly to the login page without passing through this screen ...
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Save and restore the current workflow

I'm looking for ways to reduce the wasted time spent to open all the applications needed, position windows, open URLs/files/change directories/etc., before actual coding starts. In the perfect world ...
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How Pushbullet sends all iOS Notification to Mac

I was checking different apps that have Mac & iOS communication. I came across cool apps PushBullet and Notifyr. The Most amazing thing I found is showing Push notifications of iOS to their apps ...
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Edit Exceptions.plist on OSX 10.11 Beta 2 (el capitan)

I am trying to edit the file /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/Exceptions.plist (It is a binary plist) but I always receive the same error (I don't have enough ...
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Adding non-executable (Tex/text) files to my PATH?

I have two files that I would like to call from any one of multiple working directories on my computer, so I added them to a folder of resources that I've added to my path (and then sourced my ...
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Keeping data separate from OS

Is there a simple way to configure windows/linux/mac so that the OS is installed on a separate HDD/SSD to all the user data which is stored on one or more drives?My motivations are: Quick and easy ...
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link for download OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 as a virtual machine with VMWare

I want to setup OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 as a virtual machine with VMWare program . But I couldnt find downloads link for it and i dont have apple id. can you send me link for download OS X Mavericks ...
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Mac OS El Capitan (10.11) not able to connect to WIFI(WPA 2 Enterprise)

I have upgraded my MacBook Pro OS to 10.11 (El Capitan), since then its not able to connect to WIFI (WPA2 Enterprise) of our organisation. It is getting authenticated via EAP-PEAP but after that its ...
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Yosemite: can I get rid of the default finder view for the home directory?

In Yosemite, the home directory seems to be tied to an hybrid view which I personnaly don't like. Is there a way to get back to the normal finder view?
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Can you work with files in a Dropbox folder when Dropbox isn't running?

I'm working on a large video project that involves some shared Dropbox folders. Because the folders are too big to fit on my internal hard drive, I created a separate user account on my Mac and ...
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2009 IMac 27" 4-core i7 2.93 Ghz, OS X 10.8.5 plus 3 external drives [on hold]

I am being asked to search my OS X iMac for files I never had. I am permitted to do the search myself and wish to because it is otherwise very expensive and I'm sure to get stuck with the bill. I want ...
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Wifi Captive HotSpot, login page location?

Stated you made a wifi captive hotspot, when a Mac user connects to, Mac OS detects it's a walled garden and displays a kind of popup (not really in safari, actually in ...
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Getting “Command Line Tools (OS X 10.10) could not be verified.” error when updating from App Store

This is the error message after restarting when doing OS X update: "Command Line Tools (OS X 10.10)" could not be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading. Click ...
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Did I accidentally corrupt the filesystem using VIM and Netrw?

I am using Mac OS X. I accidentally did the following: vim /path/to/directory I meant to open a file, but instead I opened a directory. VIM was excessively helpful, so it opened Netrw. I did not ...
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software raid1 compatible on OSX and Ubuntu on external disks

I'm using external disk dock with two disks and want to setup software raid1 so that the setup works when usb3 mounted from both ubuntu and osx. How is this possible?
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Installing the wkhtmltopdf command line

I'd like to make a pdf out of an webpage. For this purpose, I am trying to install the command line wkhtmltopdf on my Mac. I tried brew install wkhtmltopdf and got Error: No available formula for ...
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Macbook Air 2013 SMART Failing SSD - OSX/Bootcamp Cloning

I have a 2013 Macbook Air with a 512GB SSD that came factory installed. As of the last couple of days I have been getting an error when booting in to Windows 7 stating that the drive is going to fail ...
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How to install a specific version of Java 6 on mac?

I need a specific version of the Java JDK (6u25) to be installed on my mac. How do I install a specific, older, JDK version on a Mac? Details: OSX 10.9.5, Java JDK 6u25 I need this specific version ...
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OS X Server - disable shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

I have promt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could loose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I install OS X Server and I connected it ...
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Can Remote Desktop app on OS X restore sessions after sleep or WiFi outage?

On Windows, when I have a Remote Desktop connection active, and the WiFi disconnects temporarily / or the laptop goes to sleep, the Remote Desktop sessions are restored automatically and seamlessly ...
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Deleted “broken” certificate in OS X, need help to fix it

I experienced the Mavericks security update that broke one or more trusted root CAs. At the time I couldn't find any info on this, and in my infinite wisdom (and looming deadline) I tried deleting the ...
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Unable to update Flash player on Mac OS 10.10

Some time ago Safari told me that my Flash was out of date and sent me to Adobe website. Once the download page opens, the Install button there is replaced with this note: Note: Your antivirus ...
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Restrict an admin user from using sudo on os x

I have multiple admin users on my mac. Is there a way I can block a particular admin user from executing sudo on OS X? My understanding is that if the user name is "abc", abc ALL=(ALL) ALL in ...
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How can I open a port in my Mac OS X yosemite(firewall)?

I have a java-based server(jar file) and it is running on port 8080. It is running well on my localhost, but I can't access it through other networks I think it's a firewall issue. so, First, I ...
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Cisco AnyConnect to Mac built-in VPN

I have Cisco AnyConnect installed on my laptop which let me connect to company's network. For some reason I want to use Mac OSX built-in VPN client instead. With AnyConnect, I just provide the server ...