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ssh under OS X 10.6.8 outgoing Permission denied

I have an OS X 10.6.8 installation that allows ssh into it (but not necessarily much further). However when it comes to ssh out from this installation, it fails in the two instances I can test, both ...
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Pros & Cons of Lion over Snow Leopard on a Macbook A1181 with a SSD drive [on hold]

I have a Macbook A1181 with Snow Leopard and the latest version of Mac OSX it supports is Lion. I'm going to change to a SSD drive and I currently have 4GB of RAM with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor. ...
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Seeing remote mouse through VNC

I partially understand VNC in that I know, by default, you can only see when desktop itself and the client's mouse is shown. But, I was wondering if there is a different technology out there that ...
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spawning a new terminal in OSX Snow Leopard: why isn't it working properly?

I know I'm supposed to be able to type open -a Terminal . to get a new Terminal window running in the current directory. But it doesn't seem to work for me; I get this: Last login: Wed Aug 27 ...
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update git after upgrade to Mavericks

I've recently upgraded from Mac 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) to 10.9.4 (Mavericks). I had git 1.8.5.2 installed on the old system and want to update it now to the latest version. So I uninstalled git with ...
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31 views

Enable a web application on macbook to be accessed by hostname from other machines [duplicate]

I have a web application that runs on my macbook on port 3000. I want to test this on a couple of phones and looking up the ip of my macbook eachtime i want to test this is turning to be cumbersome. I ...
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PDF slideshow with notes

I have two .pdf files and they have exactly the same number of pages. I would like to show one file on the projector and another as notes for myself only on my laptop screen when presenting. The ...
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61 views

Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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Macbook Pro 17" wont boot from original installation disk

I was wondering if i could get some help. I have the 17" Macbook Pro. My HDD recently failed, so i have gone and got another one and installed it, the new drive is a Corsair Force LX Sata 3 256Gb ...
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254 views

Kernel Panic removing sleepenabler kext through terminal

I have been struggling for hours now. I just cant find a way to find and delete the sleep enabler kext file. I am a noob with the terminal in the installation dvd, cant get to the folders where I need ...
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noob: osx snow leopard - “launcher” icon missing from the dock

I've had my Macbook air for 3 years but never had to troubleshoot it before because nothing's ever gone wrong with it. It's running OSX 10.6 snow leopard. There always used to be an icon in the dock ...
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Missing previews for images ending in .C,.F, .H, I, .L, .M, .R, .S, .V, .Y

Any way to get files to create a preview that end with the filename .C,.F, .H, I, .L, .M, .R, .S, .V, .Y. When selected in the finder it has an icon preview but will not generate a preview-only shows ...
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1answer
94 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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0answers
86 views

How to change font size or use another font in Quick Look on OSX?

I would like to change text files font in Quick Look on OSX. Tried to find answers on support forums but found none.
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1answer
315 views

How to install an OSX Leopard ISO on a hard drive through another mac?

I have an OLD PowerPC-based Mac G5 on which i am attempting to install OSX 10.5 Leopard. I only have an ISO and no DL DVD to burn it onto. Moreover the tower doesn't recognize an OSX installation ...
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External drive has strange files “_*” appearing - culprit is maybe rsync or SMB access?

I'm using rsync to back up folders from my iMac to a WD MyBook and the process seems to leave files such as these: _0O1MN~H.MP4 _2C0X2~3.AVI _ALLYW~B.SRT _VUC69~7 The last one is the most ...
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Snow Leopard server has no entries in named.log

Well technically there is one entry every day: Oct 23 00:30:04 macserver newsyslog[54439]: logfile turned over But there are no entires for actual DNS traffic, Settings has Log Level at ...
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1answer
52 views

Macports and Fink - co-exist OK?

I have a Mac with OS 10.6.8 and with Fink currently installed. I would like install Macports and use that as well. Is there any reason I should not do this ? What risks are involved ?
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138 views

Numpy Module not working…wrong architecture

My Bash profile looks like this : export PYTHONPATH=/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/7.3/lib/python2.7/site-packages My error looks like this import numpy Traceback (most recent call ...
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1answer
87 views

bash tab completion is showing commands instead of files and folders

I used chmod to make some scripts executable, and now my bash shell is tab-autocompleting all available commands. How can I make it go back to completing just files / folders in the current folder?
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Can't get internet access on Mac OS X 10.6 virtual machine

I am currently trying to get internet access on my Mac OS X 10.6 virtual machine. I am running Windows 8 as the host OS and using VmWare Workstation 10. I have created the VM using an ISO image of Mac ...
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93 views

Disable recent Chrome zoom control/panel

MacOSX Snow Leopard, current version of Chrome For the past few months, Chrome responds to a zoom request (Command +) by putting up a small "panel" or popup in the top right of its window. That ...
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Where can I get a version of Xcode that will run on 10.6.8 (the current version nolonger supports 10.6)?

Where can I get a version of Xcode that will run on 10.6.8 (the current version nolonger supports 10.6)? I tried inserting the original 10.6.8 Install disk in my laptop but it just pops back out ...
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Time Machine backs up symbolic links that haven't changed

Lately I've noticed that my Time Machine backups are taking a very long time. I recently replaced my boot drive, and I thought the problem might have been due to the way I reconnected the drive to the ...
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1answer
216 views

OSX mouse moves randomly

Some data points By moving randomly, I mean the mouse cursor will occasionally move without user interaction. It looks more like a random jump. It does not randomly click (luckily...). I haven't ...
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Where are my custom Photoshop CS4 actions on Snow Leopard?

I upgraded my HDD and I'm trying to import from the old one my custom user-generated actions (and some imported) which I had in Photoshop CS4. Which I can't find. I have looked in ...
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1answer
336 views

Snow Leopard 10.6.8 — Short freezes all the time

I have a Macbook white (2010) and I'm facing an annoying thing since I'd bought it. I've already re-installed the system some times, but the fact is that I got short freezes for 2-3 seconds when ...
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keeping Snow Leopard's directory timestamps when extracting a tar in Mountain Lion

I have a directory in a Snow Leopard box that looks something like: MyDir/ file1 SubDir1/ file2 SubDir2/ file3 I created an encrypted archive of it (still in Snow ...
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1answer
527 views

Homebrew MySQL error: ERROR 1018 (HY000): Can't read dir of '.' (errno: 13)

I have installed MySQL using Homebrew on my Snow Leopard Mac OS 10.6. I have run through the commands that it mentions: unset TMPDIR mysql_install_db --verbose --user=`whoami` --basedir="$(brew ...
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1answer
453 views

How to delete a downloaded OS X automatic update?

I'm running 10.6.5 and do not want to upgrade. Software Update has conveniently downloaded a 1.09 GB update that I have no interest in installing - it is downloaded but is sitting dormant - but I ...
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1answer
232 views

Remove slight margin at bottom of screen in snow leopard

So on snowleopard, the maxed out window size almost fills the whole screen, except for a slight margin at the very bottom that is only a few pixels. Is there any way to override this or somehow make ...
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1answer
59 views

Restore OS X 10.6

I do not like Mountain Lion because some of my paid old software will not run. Is there a way I downgrade back to OS X 10.6 if I don't have the original install disks and I did not take a single Time ...
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Cannot delete attribute file in mac os X

Suddenly some *attributes files started to appeared in the trash folder of my mac os x (snow leopard). The problem is I can't delete them. // 1. See there is a file with an invalid name MAC:libs ...
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1answer
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How to upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to Mountain Lion?

My Mac died and I needed to reinstall. I tried to restore from my Time Machine backup, but that also crashes for me (no idea why). So I've reinstalled OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and ran all the updates, ...
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383 views

Setting up BIND on OSX, which of these default port configurations is preferrable?

I'm following the instructions here on how to set up BIND on OSX, and I've got as far as this point (not very far then!) Watch out! The rndc-confgen utility is extremely handy for generating new ...
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1answer
588 views

Missing HD space OSX. I have emptied the trash (of course)

I have an external HD called "Macintosh HD". It use to be my main drive and has since became my backup. I deleted some music from Macintosh HD (about 20GB worth) which went into the trash. Then with ...
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Word pagination - excessive gap

I am working on my resume on my Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) and Microsoft Word 2011. On the second page of the resume is a gap such that I can't pull up the rest of my work history to the top of the ...
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Is this a bug in top?

This command line: top -l 3 -n 10 -o "vprvt" For some reason there are two processes that consistently creep up in the second sample's output regardless of their actual VPRVT size, and they do not ...
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1answer
229 views

Mac dock suddenly changed appearance

Randomly my Mac OSX dock just dropped down, then when it came back up it had changed from the default 3D dock to this: I have searched google for hours and no one else seems to have this issue? Is ...
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1answer
165 views

Default or fink python and lxml under 10.6.8

Ah, confusion. I'm trying to install a python library called lxml as needed by a python script. I've been through numerous SU quesitons and answers. I haven't been able to make much progress. I run ...
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1answer
725 views

Where are Adium logs located?

I have Adium installed on my Mac (10.6.8) but cannot find the chat transcripts stored anywhere. I am able to view them in Adium, but, I do not have a folder /Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0 ...
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1answer
4k views

How to upgrade PHP on Mac OS X

So i did simple thing: php -i | head ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-snmp make sudo make install But phpinfo() still showing me 5.3.15. Here some results of investigations: PHP_BINDIR = /usr/bin ...
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0answers
145 views

Gamepad constantly triggers “Hat 0 Up” on PCSX-R? - OS X

I can use the controller no problem with Windows but when I use it on OS X (Snow Leopard) in PCSX-R, it constantly triggers the Hat 0 Up key. This is via the DFInput plugin v1.2.0. Can anybody point ...
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1answer
2k views

Can I install OS X Mountain Lion on my Mac Mini?

My Mac Mini configuration is Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini3,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: ...
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2answers
596 views

Java command not found in OS X Snow Leopard — where can I get it?

When I type java -version in terminal, I get Command Not Found What can I do?
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126 views

Problems running CrossOver on a mac

i just downloaded CrossOver on my iMac running OSX Snow Leopard. however when i open it, it shows me this error message: whats going on, and how can i fix this? the console errors look like this (i ...
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1answer
136 views

running .exe programs on Mac OSX

My question is actually fairly simple: is there any way i could run windows programs (for example PC games) on my iMac? (i am currently running OSX Snow Leopard). I know about things like VirtualBox ...
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1answer
1k views

Why is my Application's Icon grayed out in OS X Lion?

In the Applications folder on OS X I have a few programs that are "grayed out": I tried running Repair Disk Permissions in the Disk Utility but it doesn't fix this. I tried looking at the ...
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2answers
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Can't mount dmg image as read/write

Hello I've downloaded a bootable .iso image that I'd like to write to an USB stick under OSX (10.6). I've converted the image with the command hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ./X15-65804.img ...
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Install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine

I have a MacBookPro with 10.6 running on it. I am using it as a base machine for development. I want to understand how can I install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine, so that I can continue to ...