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Nginx on OSX 8 (Mountain Lion) won't start - dyld: Library not loaded

I recently decided to ditch MAMP for NGINX as it's what I use in production. So far I have: Installed XCode's GCC module. Installed Homebrew Installed NGINX What I've tried: Uninstalling ...
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Why does DropBox occasionally add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I've been a user of Dropbox for a few years now. Just recently I noticed that files with the extension com.dropbox.attributes started to appear in some dropbox sub-folders. Steps I create a new ...
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Disable clamshell mode in OS X Mountain Lion

I am running OS X 10.8.5 with an external monitor, and whenever I close the lid of my laptop it automatically goes into clamshell mode so that all the screen contents switch to the external monitor. ...
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Mac 10.8 Root Enabled But Won't Log In

Mac's (generally 10.8) on my network are bound to my AD domain. This works fine. Most Mac desktops have network mounted home directories. Not sure if this is relevant. I need to enable root and log ...
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Bad sector with PGP Whole Disk Encryption on MacOS X Mountain Lion

I have a MacBook Air from late 2012 that is running Mountain Lion. I also have PGP Whole Disk Encryption 10.2.1 installed and use it. On Monday night, I suddenly encountered a bad sector and the ...
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Do any browsers allow you to play embedded MIDI files with Mountain Lion?

I have always used Safari, but now can't play MIDI files embedded in webpages. Fine. I'll switch to another browser if necessary, as playing MIDI files is pretty important to me as I'm a musician. ...
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linux net command for osx terminal? [duplicate]

i am trying to establish a way to use the same samba net commant found on a linux distro using samba 3.x but i am unable to identify the mac version of it reference to the net command: ...
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Xcode Header Autocomplete

I am cross-posting this from Stack Overflow because the question does not fits better in this stack exchange network. I am using Xcode 5.1.1 on Mountain Lion and creating a command line application ...
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Cannot “add to address book” in thunderbird on mac. Know a workaround?

Runing TB 24.5.0 on Mac 10.8.5. I configure TB so that File-"Use Mac OS X Address Book" is not selected. Can open Address Book and see addresses in "COllected Addresses" & create New contact ...
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Uninstall Homebrew completely, which isn't located at the standard /usr/local location

When I installed rvm a while back, it installed Homebrew, without asking. It was not installed in the standard /usr/local location but to the user home directory ~. This hadn't been a problem (aside ...
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How to move the cursor with keyboard at login screen?

At a fresh login screen there is no cursor and hitting tab, the arrows, or mashing the keyboard doesn't make one appear. Is there a way to bring the cursor to the Name field without using the mouse?
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Is there any disk space to clean up after installing Mavericks?

I have OSX 8.5 installed and about to install Mavericks. After the installation are there files or folders that I can delete to free up disk space? Maybe installation files or something like that?
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Can I install Windows 8.1 as Bootcamp partition from OSX Mountain Lion using a USB stick?

I have the following: Bootable USB stick with Windows 8.1 - 64 bit MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8.5 The Bootcamp partition currently has Windows 7 installed. I want to know whether I can ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks virtual keyboard

I am looking for a way to get OS X Mountain Lion or Mavericks virtual keyboard to display without the number pad. I only want the main keyboard without the numbers on the side of the screen. I have ...
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Can't access certain websites

I'm trying to access the site http://www.svenskadomaner.se but it's unreachable from my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.8.5). The domain belongs to a web hosting company and it's not only this specific site I ...
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Time Machine encryption versus disk encryption

I'm backing up with Time Machine on a Mac Pro to an internal hard drive. I have encrypted my Time Machine backup in system preferences. This resulted in an initial backup of about 2 days, and backups ...
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How to rename item on OS X bootable USB drive

I've created a USB drive that boots a OS X Mavericks or an OS X Mountain Lion installer. It works fine, but I'm not happy with the labels. If I hold option while a Mac is booting, it shows two boot ...
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Blank screen on Sopcast for mac running in VMWare OS X 10.8.2

I am running Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.2 on unlocked VMWare 10. I installed the VMsvga2 display driver. When I run the Sopcast software and play a channel I got a blank screen. What is the solution to ...
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FTP connection suddenly stopped working

I was working on my server one minute, the next minute for what appears to be no reason at all, i can't connect to any of my servers via FTP. I've been trying for 4 hours so far to find a solution. ...
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The Mac OS X package installer doesn’t display the file system partition on which Mac OS X is installed

When a package, in a .pkg file, needs to be installed on a Mac OS X system, the package installer provided with the system is used. At some point in the installation of any package, it asks on which ...
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tail a file without wrapping the lines on a mac

I want to tail -f a file that may contain very long lines. I would also like to see one line per screen line and scroll to the side if necessary, much like Vim's zL and zH, so no line wrapping, Is ...
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Can I rename a Print Queue from mcx_0, mcx_1, etc to something more descriptive?

I have some printers that are defined in Workgroup Manager in com.apple.mcxprinting. Under Always > UserPrinterList-Raw there used to be mcx_0, mcx_1, etc. dictionaries defining the printers. I ...
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Unable to launch OS X Mountain Lion VM on VMWare

I have OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 which was running fine up till yesterday. But today, when I tried to launch the same via VMWare Workstation, it is not going past the Apple Logo with activity ...
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Connecting To MySQL with MAMP via Terminal - Mountain Lion?

I just installed MAMP 2.2 and use OSX Mountain Lion and am having trouble connecting to MySQL via the Terminal prompt; iMac:~ Home$ mysql -u root -p root -bash: mysql: command not found Sudo: ...
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Can I upgrade a MacBook 2,1 to OS X 10.8?

I have a MacBook 2,1 mid-2007 model with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor, 3GB of RAM and 500 GB storage with 300GB still available. I was using this Mac to submit apps to the AppStore but for ...
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OSX 10.8 - Weird sound when running Android Emulator

Recently, when I start running the Android Emulator (4.3) on my Macbook Retina 10.8, I get a small sound inside my machine ("clang" or something) like something get stuck. Belong to that, OSX also ...
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Netbeans 6.5.1 fails installation on Mac OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion

Hello there I am trying to install netbeans 6.5.1 on Mac OS X 10.8.4 but it keeps giving me this error: http://i.stack.imgur.com/C5lM2.png the image is not mine but it's the same error sorry I can't ...
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Opening dropdown box immediately on cell entry excel

I have successfully implemented cascading dropdown lists, where the contents of the dropdown are filtered by the previous selection, using an adaptation of Contextures Offset/Match method of ...
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More than one UserEventAgents

Recently I was checking my processes network usage in Mountain Lion using "nettop d". I noticed something odd. I always have two UserEventAgents in my nettop list with different pids. And there is of ...
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Outlook for Mac 2008 & “This message is no longer available on the server”

I recently helped my client to transfer his mailaccount from a Microsoft Outlook 2003 (POP) box to a new, transfered IMAP account. He moved all the mails that where saved on that Outlook 2003 ...
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Missing passwords from Chrome using Mountain Lion

I'm running Mac OS X 10.8.5 and Chrome 31.0.1650.63 I turned on my Macbook this morning, and all of my saved passwords are missing from Chrome. I checked KeyChain Access, and they're all still ...
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How to install MySQL on OS X Mountain Lion? [duplicate]

I tried downloading the MySQL community server from the MySQL website, however, when I try to open the installer, I get a popup saying "You may only run executables from the Mac App Store". What kind ...
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/etc/resolver forward lookup zones are not being included in name resolution

I'm trying to set up HypeDNS on Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion). It allows me to send all .hype domain names to another DNS address for lookup and resolution. I've been instructed to add the file ...
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How can I monitor memory usage of a process running from the terminal in OSX

I am running a command line utility called casperJS (installed via node npm) from the OSX terminal. It's a long running process and I'd like to see how much memory it is using, together with any ...
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Regain access to older harddrives via Macbook Pro / Hard Drive toaster

Its been a while since I have backed up to these 4 drives I have. Which I have all connected via a toaster (external hard drive reader). I believe all the drives are either universally compatible ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion kernel panic after installing latest steinberg sound card driver

I just bought a steinberg CI2 and went to their website to download the latest driver and when I installed it gave a kernel panic. I don't have any backups and is there a way to backup all the files ...
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How do you stop MacBook Pro retina from switching to scaled resolution?

I've got an early 2013 Macbook pro Retina. Until recently I was using bootcamp to use windows, but I found Parallels actually gave a better experience, so I've been using OSX more and more. ...
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Burning DVD+R DL backup on OS X 10.8 via Disk Utility, .ISO too large?

I have a DVD dual layer backup ISO file that, when uncompressing turned out to be 8.74 GB and has an associated .dvd file. I am a bit confused as as the DVD+R DL files I have only have a capacity of ...
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FTP Url issue on Mac mini

We have a few Mac mini OS x 10.8.5 Mountain Lion machines. One machine is not able to load ftp URL on browsers. Checked terminals (command) also but it is not working. We have tried firewall and ...
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Connecting to custom-colour ubuntu shells from OSX Terminal

I wish to somehow distinguish between different ubuntu servers we have when connecting from various OSX systems. It would be good to set the shell prompt or background colour server-side. Is this ...
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Access virtual freeNAS from other computer in same network

I am experimenting with the NAS software freeNAS, which I run on my macintosh using VMware. Up to now everything went fine, I have access to the web url provided by freeNAS to configure the virtual ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Cannot Select Disk to Install on when using VirtualBox

I want to install OS X Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, but I am having a problem: every time I run the install, I can't get past the "Select a Disk to Install" screen. I always hangs like this. What's ...
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403 Forbidden error on WordPress Directory iMac OS X 10.8.5

A localhost WordPress site that was working up until a few days ago is now giving me the dreaded 403 error. I have chmoded the directory to 777 and still cannot gain access. When I run ls -l ...
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Sharing Preference Pane unavailable in Mac OSX 10.8.5?

I am currently trying to share internet with a Windows lappy. Most of the sites out there says to find the Sharing pane in System Preferences, but I can't find. I assume it's supposed to be beside the ...
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How to enable the title bar for all windows on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

A colleague of mine has the OS X title bar on all of his different displays and he is not sure how he it was enabled. I would love to have a different title bar per display/monitor. Any ideas on how ...
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Mac OS X can only view online PDF in Safari

I use Chrome and Firefox to view PDFs online almost every single day. However, from yesterday I noticed that PDFs cannot be opened in both of them. The only browser can open a PDF document online is ...
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VMWare Mountain Lion 10.8.3 (AMD) freezes at load after installing VMWare tools

I had a perfectly working Mac OS 10.8.3 image for AMD in which I developed a quietly big app for iPhone. Don't know why, but today I tried installing VMWare tools because somebody was promising more ...
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Internet connection sharing via wifi gives error in MacOSX Maverick

Getting this error If I am trying to share my data care internet via wifi. wlEvent: en1 en1 Link UP virtIf = 0 wlEvent: en1 en1 Link DOWN virtIf = 0 AirPort: Link Down on en1. Reason 3 ...
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Weird Console log spam when switching spaces

I'm on an iMac running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.5, so whenever I switch spaces I see a bunch of these entries in my console log as part of system.log. 30/11/13 12:42:06.056 PM Dock[208]: ...
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Mac mail icon open applications window

In the last couple of days I click on the mail icon on the dock and the applications window opens. Mail is highlighted and when i double click on it the mail window opens but I can't do anything with ...