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Mac OS X - configuring ntpd server with on LAN with D-Link DIR-655

This question is pretty specific, but I hope someone will have seen this error elsewhere. I am configuring a machine running OS X 10.5.8 to be an NTP server for machines connected to a LAN that is not ...
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Remember Snow Leopard Firewall settings

I've got the firewall enabled on my Snow Leopard installation, and it works just fine, except for with EyeTV. Every time I run this app, a popup appears asking if I want to allow it access to the ...
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VM Ware Fusion 3 - Eliminate windows apps from Open With menu on Mac

How can I eliminate the Windows applications from my Open with menu in OS X. Example...right click a .jpg file in OS X...Open with...Paint - XP shows up. Any easy way to eliminate these?
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transient DNS issues with certain sites in Snow Leopard

I'm having a rather bizarre DNS issue with Snow Leopard. Certain sites - MSNBC.com being the most noticeable for me - have an odd issue with DNS, in all browsers. After not visiting the site after a ...
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Where can I find a useful multi-language Unicode font for Mac OS X?

On every browser I've tried (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Omniweb), when I go to a web page containing somewhat less-common characters, I can't see the glyphs. For example, on the Wikipedia page for ...
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How do I take photos of myself with iPhoto?

I would like to make pictures from my self with iPhoto, and I do not know how.
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On the fly volume compression (waveform capping) for VLC or OS X

I'm looking to impose a hard limit on a movie. In particular when I have earbuds in and a reasonable volume set, loud or sudden sounds (gun shot, dramatic sound effects, gun fire, etc) are loud enough ...
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Virtualize Mac OS X Using Virtual Box or Microsoft Virtual PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? Hi. I know there are a lot of tutorials and stuffs telling how to install MAC OSX on windows, using vmware, like this one ...
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Can I change the “From” name and address without going into Mail.app's preferences?

Can I somehow add an editable "From" field to Mail.app, a bit like Virtual Identity for Thunderbird, just like I could change the "Reply To" address on the fly? In Mail.app, one can set up multiple ...
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Disabling the Driver Region on a Mac

So, this is the first time I try to watch a DVD disc on my (new) Mac and I wonder if I can keep it as fresh-new by not choosing any region and just play discs from anywhere. I understand the media ...
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Why is Safari on my computer rendering all of the colors — not just for images — incorrectly?

I’m not just talking about image color profile issues; every single color that the browser renders is incorrect. It’s like it’s in it’s own color space (or something!). Screenshot: http://drp.ly/...
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Webcam emulator for mac os

There's a program for windows called Fake Webcam that allows you to show a movie as though it is data your webcam is recording. Is there something similar for Mac OS X?
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How to set different color theme for different Emacs frames?

I prefer dark color themes for editing source codes while programming but I'd like to use a brighter background with black characters when writing text in org-mode. How can I set different color ...
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Apache kills my Mac. It didn't up until now. What happened?

Running Web Sharing on Mac (localhost Apache + MySQL settings) kills my Mac. It opens 30-40 httpd sequences, takes up to 90% percent CPU power, and keeps the fan running constantly. sudo apachectl ...
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Does additional license required to install Snow Leopard into Parallels VM?

I have an iMac and an Snow Leopard license. I'm planning using Parallels to make additional virtual Mac. (for test and debugging purpose) Do I have to buy additional Snow Leopard license for the VMs?
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Update Macbook with latest OS X

I have a macbook running OS X v10.5.8. What is the latest version of Mac OS X for the macbook pro? How can I update my OS to use latest version of XCode?
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Can I put /tmp and /var/log in a ramdisk on OS X?

For non-critical Linux systems, I often move things like /tmp and /var/log to tmpfs to save on some disk writing. I've been doing this for a year or so and if I ever need the logs across reboots, I ...
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Dropbox like syncing for Google Docs

Is their a way (on mac osx) to sync a folder on my computer with Google Documents now that Docs supports all file types? A lot like the functionality of DropBox.
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Git not work on my Mac OS X

I downloaded and install Git from http://code.google.com/p/git-osx-installer/ . After installing I can't use my Git installation. thomas-macbook-:test zozo$ git init -bash: git: command not found ...
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How do I reset the $PATH variable on Mac OS X?

I've messed up my path variable, and now some apps that I run raise errors saying Command Not Found (error 127) for commands like date and sleep. These commands work fine when executed directly in the ...
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How do I fix libdispatch problem crashing Mac OS X apps?

In the last day I have started having a lot of brokenness on my Mac (MacBook Air running Mac OS X 10.6.2 with all software updates). Most noticably, iTunes no longer syncs with my iPhone. It fails ...
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Is there a way to use Xcode for PHP web development?

I have heard you could use Xcode for PHP development with syntax highlighting, syntax check, code completion etc. some time ago, maybe years ago. Is there a way to add PHP support to a current Xcode ...
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Hostname problem

my hostname is newton ...when I set "127.0.0.1 Newton" in /etc/hosts .. parallels stops working.. when I set "127.0.0.1 localhost" in /etc/hosts apache installed via ports stops working.. when I ...
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Adding git branch to bash prompt on snow leopard

I am using this: $(__git_ps1 '(%s)') It works however it does not update when I change directories or checkout a new branch. I also have this alias: alias reload='. ~/.bash_profile' Sample run: ...
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Only show hidden files in certain directories

On a Unix system (or more specifically on Mac OS X) is it possible to show hidden files in only some directories? For example as a developer I want to see the hidden files in my Ruby on Rails ...
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Can't install Mercurial on Mac OS X 10.5.8

When selecting the volume in the installation program it says "You cannot install Merucrial on this volume. Mercurial requires Apple Python 2.6". I tried installing the latest version of Python from ...
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How to disable slow motion effect in Mac OS X (shift key)?

Mac OS X has a fantastic feature that enables you to play window effects in slow motion by holding down the Shift key while playing the animation (like minimize, maximize, Exposé, etc...) As a matter ...
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Python easy_install confused on Mac OS X

Environment info: $ which python /usr/bin/python $ python Python 2.6.1 (r261:67515, Jul 7 2009, 23:51:51) [GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646)] on darwin $ echo $PATH /opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/...
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Stop a runaway launchd process on OS X Leopard

I created a launchd .plist file to in order to have a python script run every hour. I ended up editing and later deleting the .plist file ( in /Library/LaunchDaemons )... but somehow launchd is still ...
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Firefox: How do I disable AddOns on my Mac

This morning firefox told me it needed to upgrade an addon (noflash) and I told it to go ahead. Now Firefox won't start. How can I prevent Firefox from loading the addons? Where are the Firefox ...
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Dictionary Apps for Mac OS X?

I like to use default "Dictionary" app for seeking unknown meanings for Mac. Are there any freeware app with additional (add-on) dictionaries you recommend over that default app? Any suggestions are ...
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Linux screenshots, how to take them like a mac

I run opensuse 11.2 KDE 4.3.5. I do not have a mac, but I've used one and really like the one feature of the screenshots. Specifically, Command+Shift+3 which saves the screenshot to the desktop ...
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Office 2008 Mac Calendar Wizard

I remember Office 2004 had a calendar wizard so that I can generate monthly calendars for a range of months. Like print out calendars from Jan 2010 to July 2010. I cant seem to find the wizard or ...
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How to set what application to open a file based on file extension on Mac OS X?

In my Mac OS X 10.5, it has set all my *.patch files to open with 'Notepad in Windows via Parallel'. I have tried to change it by click 'Open With..' select 'TextEdit' check the 'Always Open With'...
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Is Latex already built into Mac OS X?

I am a physics student who needs to produce lab reports in LaTeX format. It would really help if I could do this from my own laptop.
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Network Proxies all grayed out…why?

I'm a new Mac OS X 10.6 user, and I was trying to change the Network Proxies settings. However, it's all grayed out and was wondering how to make it editable? I'm the admin of the computer, so this is ...
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How can I make a screenshot on a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take screenshots in Mac OS X? On Windows, I just hit PrtScrn. On my MacBook, there is no such thing. What utility/app can I use for screengrabs?
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Web page from the terminal

I use Snow Leopard. How I can send a html page to a web browser from Terminal.app? If I am in $HOME dir, with a file myPage.html, can I view this file in a browser right from Terminal.app?
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How to use the Repeat After Me application in Mac OS developer tools

In /Developer/Applications/Utilities/Speech any idea?
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Backup virtual machine

I use VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X and backup my system with Time Machine. Now I read, that this will not backup my virtual machine with usable results. What are my possibilities to back up my virtual ...
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Why do I need to select the hard disk when my Macbook boots?

In the past week when booting my Macbook I have had to select the Macintosh Hard Disk before the boot will continue. It is the only disk to choose from and I have never had to do this before. Is also ...
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XAMPP: Access Forbidden!

I just installed a fresh XAMPP on OSX. Apache runs and I can see the splash page. I open the httpd.conf and I set both places that point to htdocs to someplace else, which results in Apache showing ...
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OS X: Base64 encode via command line

Is there a terminal command in Mac OS X which will base64 encode a file or stdin?
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BitchX - Segmentation fault

Last login: Tue Mar 16 15:29:57 on ttys002 mbp:~ alexus$ sudo port install bitchx Password: ---> Computing dependencies for bitchx ---> Fetching ncursesw ---> Attempting to fetch ncurses-5.7.tar.gz ...
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In Mac OS X Finder's column view, how do you show all columns, up to the list of volumes?

In OS X's olden times, column view always allowed you to scroll left back to the list of volumes. In recent versions, however, the Finder will hide parents and ancestors. For example, when you select ...
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How do I programatically install a font on a Macintosh?

How do I install fonts programatically on a Mac? And what steps are necessary? I want to create a program that takes a font file and installs it on the Client's Mac.
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What are 'damaged files' on external hard drive (HFS format for OS X)?

I have an external HD formatted to default HFS (Mac OS Extended - Journaled) and very once and a while I get a folder called DamagedFiles in the root of the volume. The folder contains a collection ...
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Forcing specific resolution on a specific monitor on Mac OS X

I have Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) installed with 2 monitors. Main: a 24 inch Dell monitor that Mac OS X detects and displays on 1920x1200 Secondary: a 19 inch Chimei monitor that supports ...
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Using curly braces with a standard pc keyboard on a mac laptop

I have a standard PC keyboard connection to my Mac laptop. All keys work fine but the special characters that need "Alt-Gr" as accelerator keys would not work. I have a Swiss layout where the curly ...
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.Net 2.0 on OSX with WineHQ?

This page doesn't mention OSX, but the WineHQ stuff in general does. Does anyone know if there's any reason that .Net 2.0 cannot be run on OSX with Wine? Has anybody tried it?