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1answer
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How to upgrade Mac Pro 1.1 from OS X 10.6.8 to OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Upgrading the Mac Pro 1.1 2006 in the standard way using the app store is not possible. This is caused by the lack of the 64 bit EFI bios. The hardware of the Mac Pro 1.1 is already complete 64bit ...
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1answer
81 views

Setup restarts when trying to create a user

Recently I was given a MacBook Pro (late 2010 I believe), and asked to see if I could reset the password for it. I assumed that it would be relatively easy so decided to go ahead and give it a go. I ...
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1answer
158 views

Turning Telnet on on Mac OS X Leopard

Does Mac OS X Leopard have Telnet client technology? I've seen plenty of stuff around on the internet pertaining to Snow Leopard, but not plain old Leopard. I know some people like to use SSH, but I'm ...
1
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1answer
741 views

running python via mac ports

I have installed python via mac ports, using: sudo port install python33 I then did: sudo port select --set python python33 and got: Selecting 'python33' for 'python' succeeded. 'python33' is ...
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0answers
287 views

Mac: Everything quits unexpectedly

I have a friend with a Mac which runs OS/X 10.5 (Leopard). He has minimal computer experience. He says that EVERY application excluding Minecraft fails to open with an error message resembling "The ...
1
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1answer
138 views

Using Openjdk in FireFox on Mac OS X 10.5.8

I've got an old PowerMac G5, and I found openjdk7 binaries for my mac! This is great. Now is there a way to use this version of java in a browser like Firefox or TenFourFox, so I can use web apps that ...
0
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1answer
53 views

SSH login very slow on OS X Leopard

My SSH sessions take a very long time to initiate. This applies for logins with and without passwords, interactive and non-interactive. I have tried setting 'GSSAPIAuthentication no' and 'IPQoS ...
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2answers
850 views

Software update, itunes, App Store cannot connect to Internet on Mac Mini v10.6.8

I update my Mac Mini from OS X v10.6.3 to v10.6.8, it was successful. I found out that iTunes cannot connect to iTunes store. The software update can't check for updates, and the App Store cannot ...
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1answer
508 views

iMac with OS X 10.5.8 - can we upgrade?

We have an iMac with v10.5.8 2 GHZ intel core dual 1 GB int memory 512/512 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Can we upgrade to just Snow Leopard, or can we go to Lion?
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132 views

Downgrading from SL to Leopard keeping all apps and files intact? [closed]

I'm currently running 10.5.8 on my macbook and thinking about upgrading it to SL. However, I fear that some programs I have might not be compatible with SL considering in particular I've read both ...
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2answers
183 views

If I buy OSX Lion, will I be able to upgrade to OSX Mountain Lion for free? [closed]

I'm currently using an iMac from 2009 running OSX Leopard 10.6.8. I need this machine to develop iOS applications, and to do that I need xCode 4, and to use xCode 4 I need to have OSX Lion installed. ...
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votes
2answers
190 views

Bash mine script, please [closed]

The script, in and of its self, is fairly self-explanatory. Can this script be further improved? First iteration was writ upon OS X 10.5.8 Leopard, current iteration was run upon OS X 10.6.4 Snow ...
1
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1answer
497 views

TextWrangler show Folder path

I'm new into TextWrangler. I'd like to let view a sidebar like on the following picture. (Which shows the folder path with included documents) Without knowing the name of this item, I don't know how ...
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3answers
3k views

Where can I force a specific DNS server to be used on OS X?

On OS X Leopard, scutil gives me $ scutil --dns DNS configuration resolver #1 nameserver[0] : 192.168.1.1 nameserver[1] : 192.168.2.1 order : 200000 resolver #2 domain : local options : ...
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2answers
3k views

How do I get my browser to display unicode correctly?

I was trying to read this post, but it looks like this: How can I get my web browser to display this post correctly? I'm using Chrome 17.0.963.78, Firefox 10.0.1, and Safari 4.0.5 on OS X 10.5.8. ...
0
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2answers
1k views

How can I uninstall a startup item in Mac OS X 10.5.8? Where is the “Accounts” preference pane?

I use OS X 10.5.8. How do I prevent some programs from opening upon startup? I have tried to find the "Account" Preference Pane on my iMac, but cannot find it even by trying to find it from previous ...
1
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1answer
432 views

How to access files on remote PC from a Mac OS terminal?

There have been a number of questions related to remote access PC from Mac, but I have not found an answer to my question. I have a desktop at home and a Macbook laptop I'm traveling with. On my Mac ...
1
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1answer
397 views

Can't re-install MySQL on OS X Leopard after uninstalling

I'm running Leopard (10.5.8) on a Macbook (not Pro) and I had MySQL running ok, but the Preferences pane wasn't working. I thought a fresh install would be a good idea, so I went through the uninstall ...
0
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1answer
744 views

Recover files from “Previous System” after reinstalling Leopard

I have a serious problem with my desktop files in OS X. My system crashed and I installed Leopard, perserving users and network options. The installation failed and I lost my desktop files. The ...
0
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1answer
833 views

Customize an icon for a USB stick on Mac and automount a dmg file

I want to make a custom icon to a usb stick on mac and show that instead of the ugly blank icon that exists by default As I have to compile a presentation I want the users to be able to quick access ...
1
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1answer
552 views

Bring the windows of two different apps in mac os to the front?

How do I easily bring to the front of the screen the top windows of two different application in Mac OS X? I prefer to use the keyboard only. Example Scenario: Say there are 10 Firefox and 10 ...
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2answers
95 views

How to jump to a space containing a window for the active application?

I'm using 4 Spaces with the "When switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application" option turned off. But that means it's sometimes a real hunt trying to find the ...
0
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1answer
880 views

What is SFLIconTool?

I came across a process called SFLIconTool. Its Unix executable is in the following location: ...
0
votes
1answer
732 views

Can't access my MacBook Pro via Windows Network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how do we share files from Mac to Windows? I am unable to access the filesystem on my Mac. I can actually see the machine from my Windows Vista machine, but whenever ...
1
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1answer
636 views

Screenshots are distorted on Mac Mini with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

I am trying to take screen snap-shots with the shortcut keys of cmd + Shft + 4 and cmd + Shft + 3. I am not getting the proper screen-shots. This is one of the examples: What would be the ...
2
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2answers
4k views

Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer - strange error from boot - install of Snow Leopard

I have an "Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM" Mac mini. I am trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Currently the Mac mini is running Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8. While Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.4 from an ...
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1answer
597 views

How to check hardware compatibility for Mac Mini before upgrading to Snow Leopard?

I am using a Mac Mini (having a light white logo – an older Mac Mini model). It is using Leopard 10.5.8. I want to upgrade to 10.6.8. I want to check is it possible to install? If it is possible, ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

How to close large Javascript Alert windows on Chrome/ OSX

I'm using Chrome 14 and OSX 10.5.8. If a website generates a Javascript alert window with a lot of content (like debug information) the bottom of the window disappears off the screen. This places ...
2
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3answers
890 views

2 Page view in Preview shows the right page on the left and left page on the right?

I have a pdf that I am reading in Preview and I would like to view it in 2 page mode as many pages reference illustrations on the next page. However, when I enable 2 page mode, the left page is put on ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Bind Lion Client to a Leopard Server

Trying to bind a Lion Client (10.7.1) to a Leopard Server (10.5.8). Getting a connection failed to the directory server. (2100) error after they appear to talk for a few seconds!?! Can Lion bind to ...
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1answer
885 views

In Finder (OS X 10.5.8), is there a way to collapse all folders in list view?

I know that cmd-option-left arrow will do this for any one folder, but is there any way to do this for all folders in a given list view?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it possible to give harakat when we use Arabic keyboard layout?

How can I give harakat to my Arabic font writing when I use an Arabic keyboard layout? I'm a Dvorak touch typist, but I can still type in QWERTY if I really need to do so. Sometimes I need to type ...
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0answers
171 views

Can't install Adobe Air on OS X [duplicate]

I have tried almost every solution people have posted on different website blogs and nothing works. I can't get Adobe Air to install on OS X 10.5.8. I get the error message that tells me to "contact ...
1
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1answer
300 views

Running script with super user permission

I need to create a script to modify some data, which would require super user permission. Is there any way to automate this process via shell script on Mac 10? Sample Script: sed s/Hello/World/g ...
0
votes
1answer
541 views

A way or software to convert or export an audio file (aiff or wav) in a vector graphic format (eps, ai)?

I am looking for a way to read an audio file and convert it to a vector graphic format, which I can use for example for Illustrator? I am working on the Mac OSX platform (10.5.8).
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1answer
308 views

Can't access Leopard (Mac Mini) from Snow Leopard (Macbook) - Remote Management & File Sharing

Solved - It was my router, that had some issues routing this traffic in between Wired & WiFi connections. When I switched both to WiFi, it worked right away. Problem - Can't access Mac Mini's ...
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3answers
2k views

iMac OSX “no route to host”

I have an issue with one of my computer on my network. It is an iMac running OS X 10.5.8. The issue is accessing certain websites. For instance, one of these websites is that the computer is ...
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1answer
356 views

How do I unset the root password in OS X 10.5?

I set the OSX 10.5 root password, then figured out I didn't need to. How do I set it back to the system default?
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2answers
832 views

Is there a way to perform an install of osx from a flash drive?

I have a mac mini that currently has osx 10.3. I want to upgrade it ultimately to Leopard (10.5). My problem is that the mini only has a CD drive and 10.4/10.5 seem to only come on DVDs. Is there a ...
2
votes
1answer
397 views

What are the causes (and fixes) for extremely long quitting times in Firefox?

When quitting Firefox (currently v. 3.6.13, but seen on previous versions), the quitting process often takes several minutes (I've timed it up to 7 on some occasions), during which time the fans on my ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How do you know where macports installs python packages to?

I am running macports to install scipy and such on OS X leopard with python 2.7. The install runs successfully, but running python and trying to import the packages I've installed, they're not found. ...
2
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2answers
104 views

Firebird equivalent

I was looking for a GTD App with priorities and deadlines for mac os x and found Firebird, but only works on Snow Leopard and I have Leopard and can not update (computer at work). There is some ...
84
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2answers
71k views

How to add user to a group from Mac OS X command line?

trying to add a user to a group from the command line but can't figure out how? Specifically this is on Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 like to add user to 'admin' and 'wheel' groups
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2answers
600 views

Does anyone know of a good free OCR program for MAC OSX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simple, free OCR software (for OS X)? Does anyone know of a good free OCR program for MAC OSX?
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3answers
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Activity Monitor on 10.5.8 showing up blank

Just recently, out of the blue, any time I bring up Activity Monitor, there are zero processes listed. Also, any statistics on memory usage or disk activity are blank as well (including graph image). ...
2
votes
1answer
537 views

Why are Dock and Finder crashing on Mac OS X Leopard?

I have a Macbook running OS X Leopard. Occasionally within a few minutes after booting, both Dock and Finder will crash. If they don't crash soon after boot, the computer seems to run fine for quite a ...
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0answers
534 views

Kill a stalled Safari Window or Tab?

Spinning wheel of death too often. I've tried the usual tricks (delete Plist, shut off extensions, reset, uncheck proxy settings, and whatnot). I don't want to keep shutting down Safari, just the ...
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2answers
1k views

iMac can't boot; how to backup over network with Disk Utility from Mac OS X DVD?

I'm having trouble booting my Intel iMac (10.5.8) but I need the data off the hard drive. The hard drive is physically fine, I just screwed up my Mac OS X install with a hackish pkg. Is there a way ...
2
votes
1answer
192 views

What is the quickest way to merge multiple MPEG-4 files to a single DVD?

I am using Mac OS X 10.5 I have 30 MPEG-4 files, and I wish to burn these to a DVD that can be played in a standard DVD player (i.e. on a TV) What is the best way to burn these all to a DVD so that ...
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vote
2answers
314 views

I installed a pkg and my Mac won't boot. How to “undo”?

I downloaded the Magic Trackpad pkg from http://support.apple.com/downloads I then followed this guide to rebuild the official package without the 10.6.4 requirement. He warned me to "use at my own ...