Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) is the 7th version of Mac OS X released on August 28th, 2009.

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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 ...
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What does this mean and what do I do about it? crucial filesystem check: Fixing Bogus GID 80 on path /sbin/launchd

A few days ago my website got hacked and a malicious file called images.pl was uploaded which creates a backdoor that allows the file's author to upload/download/do whatever they want. Later I found ...
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OSX telnet not working from localhost

Telnet from my mac OSx doesn't work while it works from the AWS instances and other networks. I have no local firewalls. Nothing related in /var/log/system In the below transcript, the telnet hangs ...
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What is “errno 34” when booting Mac OSX 10.6?

My mother's Mac Pro running Snow Leopard recently crashed on startup. I'm trying to help her fix it but have no idea where to start. She gets the following error screen: Text: panic(cpu 2 caller ...
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mod_rewrite working but php pages not found or not recognized (downloaded instead of executed)

In regard to my first post mod_rewrite problems in sandbox: Mac OSX 10.6.6 Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.15 OpenSSL/0.9.8l DAV/2 PHP/5.3.3 I am making progress but... Now the index.php page is not ...
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mod_rewrite problems in sandbox: Mac OSX 10.6.6 Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.15 OpenSSL/0.9.8l DAV/2 PHP/5.3.3

greetings earthlings, I develop sites on a mac and have been trying to get mod_rewrite to work unsuccessfully. I have it working at my hosting provider just fine but really need it local to ...
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MacOS X - how to move separate data partition into home directory?

I'm having a MacBook 13" with MACOS X 10.6.8. Up to now I had a separate data partition called /Volumes/Data and a partition for the OS, user folders, etc. /Volumes/System I want to merge the 2 ...
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256 Colors in Terminal over SSH on OSX 10.6

I am using either Windows 7 or Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to SSH into OSX 10.6. Using Vim color schemes, I can emulate the colors on xterm-256 color on Linux and gVim on Windows. However, I would like ...
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Mac OSX repair “staff” group

I accidentally removed the "staff" group from my Mac OS X 10.6.8 while trying to remove jenkins from it: $ sudo dseditgroup -o delete -a jenkins -t user staff I tried to repair this with $ sudo ...
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OSX Format Hard Disk and Reset OSX

What is the recommended way to completely erase the Hard Disk and reinstall OSX, as the new OSX does not come on a CD, but an AppStore download I am a bit lost here. Formatting is clear -- just run ...
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How can I change the size of my SD card partition on os x 10.6.8 using gparted or disk utility?

I"m running OS X 10.6.8 and I would like to use gparted to resize a partition on my SD card by following instructions on this page: ...
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How to change Skype language to Portuguese in MacBook Pro running Mac OS X version 10.6.8?

I am unable to change the Skype language from English to Portuguese in MacBook Pro running Mac OS X version 10.6.8. What I have done: I've downloaded the Portuguese version of Skype; I have under ...
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Adding Chrome/Chromium Extension to Multiple to Multiple User Profiles

I am running alpha builds of Chromium (currently Version 21.0.1173.0 (141668)) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 updated. I do not mean user profiles associated with OS user accounts. I specifically mean add the ...
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how to lower CPU usage for Ableton Live 8 in Mac OSX 10.6.8

While running Ableton Live 8 after a project gets to a certain size, the audio starts to get a bit choppy and distorted. My levels are fine and is not the cause of the lag and chop. I have samples ...
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How do I add new users to PostgreSQL 9.1 on Mac OS X 10.6?

I am unable to run psql with my normal Mac user account in Terminal session, although I can do it using the postgres service account). When I enter the command psql mydb and type my password, I get ...
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/etc/hosts deleted on restart

Since yesterday, my /etc/hosts file disappears "magically" on restart. When I recreate it via sudo vim hosts everything works, but it's gone once I restart. I'm on Mac OSX 10.6.8, running MAMP 1.9.4 ...
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Activate Root on Mac OSX: No Editor in Directory Utility

I'm on OSX 10.6.8 and would like to enable the root user. I found Apple's KB article, however this point Click the lock in the Directory Utility window. Enter an administrator account name and ...
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How to disable stuck ctrl key in software/memory?

The ctrl key of my MacBook 6,1, OS X 10.6.8, got stuck by a water hazard. It's recognized as permanently pressed by the system. Is there any way to tell the system that it is not? I'm thinking of a ...
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Are multiple keyboard shortcuts allowed to switch between spaces?

I have an early 2001 Macbook Pro, and like the early 2008 version I had before that I got used to using Option+Arrow Keys to switch between spaces (when I wanted to quickly move to an adjoining space, ...
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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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Problems with mcrypt on Snow Leopard

I'm having libmcrypt troubles on my Mac, version 10.6.8, php version 5.3.8. I want to enable libmcrypt but I don't appear to have mcrypt! I've tried following directions to install libmcrypt on a ...
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Can I erase my Mac hard drive and reinstall Lion (bought from the Mac App Store) to sell my Mac?

I've bought a new Mac laptop and I want to sell my Mac mini. However, I need to erase my hard drive. I only have the Snow Leopard install disk: I purchased Lion from the Mac App Store. Is there any ...
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Stop mouse cursor from disappearing when entering watching YouTube fullscreen

When I enter fullscreen on YouTube videos the mouse cursor disappears from the screen. This is very annoying as I have a multi-monitor setup... Right clicking on the desktop a few times can usually ...
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Attempting to add a printer via Rendezvous causes printing problems

I'm attempting to add a network printer (Brother MFC-8840D) to my machine via Rendezvous. ** edit ** The printer is connected to network via an Ethernet cable. Laptop is connected via wifi. ** / ...
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Impossible to configure boot on Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro with a bootcamp running both Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. From Mac OS, I did a restart under Windows 7 but since I had not been using Windows for a long time, I ...
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How do I change the color of application windows in OSX? (the grey bits)

Just wondering how difficult it would be to change the grey color on application windows in OSX to a different color for each application? I have tried an app called CrystalClear Interface that meant ...
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Re-install mac software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade to Snow Leopard without a CD drive? I am the proud owner of a new mac mini, however! I may have been sold a pup as the previous owner has overwritten ...
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Keyboard mapping faulty after water hazard on OS X SL 10.6.8

Immediately after spilling water on my Macbook (Late 2009 Unibody A1342) it went crazy and made mouse and keyboard input all by itself until I could turn it off. After replacing the topcase I'm still ...
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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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Command + Shift + N has stopped working in all apps. How do I fix it?

The keyboard shortcut cmd / ⌘ + shift + N no longer works on my MacBook Pro (mid-2009 15", FWIW). I've tested this in several apps, such as Sublime Text and TextWrangler, most of which use this key ...
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How do I optimize my system to update my non-functioning IP address 162.?

Yesterday, my MacBook Pro connected fine, but today won't connect to the Cisco wireless router. I'm running OS 10.6.8. I don't know how this happened but I do know that my IP address is reading ...
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USB stick (HP V210W 16GB) mounts on MBP 13“ running OS X 10.5.8, but not on MBP 13” running 10.6.8

My brother bought a HP V210W 16GB usb stick. It wasn't recognized by his MBP 13" (2011, 2.7GHz i7, 4GB 1333MHz DDR3) running OS X 10.6.8. He then tried the stick on his Win7 PC which recognized it ...
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How can I input utf-8 symbols in telnet client on OS X?

I am using OSX 10.6.8 and telnet via terminal. I can input russian (utf8) symbols in terminal, but when i use telnet, i can see russian symbols, but cannot input them (instead of "тест" i get ...
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Change permissions for multiple files at once on OS X?

I moved thousands of images from iPhoto to another user account, and now I don't have permission to view some of the images. So, I ask: Is there a way change the permissions for multiple files on OS ...
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OSX Automator Spotlight Comments

(From OSX 10.6.8) I would like to set up an Automator workflow that adds ( "Archived" + Current Date ) to a root folder/files and all files/subfolders' spotlight comments EXCEPT where an "Archived" ...
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I only have permission to add files to download and document folder

All folders I add files to except for download and documents gives me a message saying I don't have permission. I tried manually changing the permissions chmod and it still gives me trouble. Can ...
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Find camera connected to Macintosh in Terminal?

Is it possible use the Terminal on Mac (OS X 10.6.8) to find a camera (Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS in this case) connected via USB? This camera does not show up in the Finder as a mounted drive. Where/How ...
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http://localhost/ now working in browser mac

in snow leapord machine http://localhost/ isn't working through browser. But when I ping http://localhost/ I do get successful replies PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from ...
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Can I Run XCode 4.3.X without OSX 10.7 Lion?

I cannot upgrade my Macbook to OSX 10.7 (Lion) but would like to have XCode 4.3 as I am now running iOS 5.1 and will soon be looking at iOS 6 ... and XCode 4.2 does not allow me to work with iOS 5.1 ...
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Keyboard shortcut (or permanent setting) for fitting column width to longest filename in OS X?

I use the OS X Finder feature to expand/fit the column width to the longest filename a lot -- by double-clicking the two vertical bars at the bottom of the column border (in Snow Leopard) or the ...
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Why can't my system can't find 'npm' (Node Package Manager)

I'm trying to use npm (Node Package Manager) on my OSX Snow Leopard. npm is installed in /usr/local/bin/ It's in $PATH (set in .bashrc) but when I'm logged in as a general user it can't be found, ...
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What settings do I use for Carbon Copy Cloner if I want everything exactly the same on my new SSD?

I am upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD and looking at Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.5. However I am uncertain what settings I should use as far as handling data already on the destination. Essentially I ...
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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 ...
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Copy an existing OS X install from another drive

I just bought a new solid state drive, and I'd like to copy all of the files and setup from my current Mac OS X hard drive onto it. What is the best way to do this? I have a 1TB external hard drive, ...
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Cannot upgrade to Lion using DVD

When I first setup my MBP on 10.6 I made a lot of newb mistakes, and was unable to get Ruby on Rails to install, amongst a lot of other things. Because of this, I decided to backup everything on to a ...
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Can't boot off USB drive in OS X 10.6.8

I'm trying to boot off of a thumb drive which has an OS X recovery image but am unable to get it to be recognized. I'm pretty sure the USB stick is written correctly (GUID partition table, Mac OS ...
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Simple way to open Port for Transmission for a Mac Snow Leopard

I am a complete noob when it comes to TCP/IP, but would like to open up my port for the Transmission bit torrent client on Snow Leopard Mac. Also, I am based in the UK if that has any relevance.
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EFI VMware Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0) … unsuccessful

I installed VMware-workstation-full-8.0.0-471780 and created new virtual machine with OS X 10.6.6 with 4GB Ram, 1 Processor, 40GB Hard Disk(SCSI) and General --> Guest Operating system : Apple Mac OS ...
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Install Snow Leopard Server on a Virtual Machine on a Mac Mini Server

I have a working Mac Mini Server with Snow Leopard. I want to upgrade it to Lion, but there's some critical legacy software that doesn't work on Lion, so I figured I'd install a copy of the same ...