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How to set RTC alarm from script or terminal in OSX?

I have a iMac mini running OSX for powerpc which I want to use for remote backup. The backup will be run via a bash script with rsync over ssh. To save energy the computer is automatically put to ...
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How to mount a network drive with authentication at startup on Mac OS X?

I need to keep a network drive mounted at all times. I figured out how to mount it at startup, but this requires a password that changes every 3 months. How can I get around having to change the ...
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Macbook only boot on target disk mode

Well, when I try to boot it stucks on grey screen with thunderbolt and firewire symbols, it is always trying to boot on target disk mode, I believe its a driver problem with the built-in keyboard, ...
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Macbook pro won't boot after boot camp attempt

So, I have a macbook pro 15" and tried to install windows 7 on it using boot camp, the instalation succeded and windows 7 loaded the first time fine, i've then installed the apple drivers on it and on ...
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How do I launch this .plist file on startup *before* I log in?

I copied the current full .plist file at the bottom of this question. Right now I have a .plist file that I loaded with launchctl -w load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/local.setgetscreenres.plist to make my ...
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Mac OS X debug startup items to see what is causing slow startup

I have several menu bar applications loading on startup. 2 of them load immediately, but then there is a 10-20 second pause before the other 6 or 7 load. I would like to know what is causing this ...
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Setting up a terminal command to execute on restart (Mac OS X 10.8.2) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run a script at login/logout in OS X? I have some external USB 2.0 hard drives and they obnoxiously spin down every minute or so. Then when I go to do something ...
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Is there an equivalent to SysInternals Autoruns for OSX?

I know the various directories I can look in, but I'm wondering if there is an app (or command) that gives a single consolidated view of system and user startup items. Optimally it would allow ...
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How can I write a startup script for OSX?

I'm unfamiliar with how this works with OSX. I just want a script to run whenever the OS loads up. Simple script to restart my servers via python. There's about 4 of them. So how do I run commands ...
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Is there a way to stop background programs in OS X?

I have a MacBook that runs OS X. It's really slow at times during startup. I know I can Force Quit some programs by using Command ⌘+Option ⌥+Esc ⎋. Is there another way to see any other ...
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In Mac OS X, how to automatically connect to samba server when machine starts?

In Mac OS X, how do I automatically connect to a remote hard drive on a samba server when machine starts? I normally manually do Finder -> Go -> Connect to server (Command+k) -> type in ...
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Mac OS X Lion: every time I shutdown or restart my lap…chrome and textmate open?

Every time I turn on or restart Mac OS X Lion...chrome and textmate open. Even if I uncheck "Reopen windows when logging back in" before shutdown or restart. Chrome and textmate do not appear on ...
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Microsoft Document Connection pops up every time Macintosh restarts

I'm trying to help a friend solve a minor annoyance on his Macintosh. Every time he restarts, it pops up a Microsoft Document Connection window that's asking to add a location (either a SharePoint ...
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OSX: Howto start VirtualBox VM on startup?

The Question How do i start this Wiki VM at the startup of the OSX Server? I am running OSX Server 10.6.8 and VirtualBox 4.1.8 r75467 and a Debian Linux VM (called "wiki"). . What I tried so far ...
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Mac OSX 10.7 - Startup Program for all Users

Is there away in OSX to have a program launched for each user at login. This mac is connected to our domain so there is no way to know which accounts will be used on this mac in advance.
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How do I run an Automator action, shell script or AppleScript on startup in OS X?

I know you can run applications on startup on a Mac, but can you run an Automator action, a Service, a shell script, or an AppleScript on startup instead? I also know you can save all of these as an ...
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Prevent Mac From Reloading Apps After Restart

I had to power cycle my Macbook Pro by holding down the power button after it locked up. When it restarted, it reloaded all the apps that I had been running before, which took a long time and was ...
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How to get sshguard to run at startup on a Mac

I have installed sshguard using homebrew on my Mac OS X machine, but would now like to get sshguard to startup automatically when the system starts up. I've tried two approaches. Firstly I've tried ...
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Why does Adobe Photoshop auto launch whenever I switch on/restart my Mac OS X 10.6?

This only happens after I software updated my OS X this morning. I'm not sure why this happens, but it's happening.. * pulls hair * It'd be nice if I knew what caused it and how to prevent ...
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I can't get XAMPP to start automatically in OS X

I can't get XAMPP to start when OS X boots. I've been researching this for some time but with no luck. XAMPP needs to be started as root, and I don't want to store the password for root in a script ...
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Run command on startup / login (Mac OS X)

I was not sure if this was for StackOverflow or here, I settled for here. I was wondering which file I should place this bash command in so it will be run on startup. # Start the MongoDB server ...
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Remove bash startup behaviour (mac user)

When I start the terminal (which uses bash) a echoed message appears several times right before the message "You have mail." and it is added by someone that has used my computer. It also happens when ...
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On Mac OS X, how can I disable journaling on shutdown and reenable it on boot?

The why: I want to share a home partition with Ubuntu, but I don't want to give up journaling while booted into Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) if I don't have to. What I've figured out: The commands I want ...
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OSX - Open two multiple windows of same program in different spaces on startup?

When OSX starts up, I'd like to have two Google Chrome windows open in two different spaces, two terminal windows in different spaces, etc. How can I do that?
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How can I force the Startup Manager to load on Mac OS X?

I have a Mac Mini with Windows and OS X installed on it. The Mac is connected to a KVM and the keyboard that I use is a regular PC keyboard. When I try to load the Startup Manager by pressing the ...
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How to disable startup sound on a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable Mac startup sound I tried to disable startup sound by pressing mute button during boot. Then I tried also StartupSound.prefPane application mentioned on several ...
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How to Get OSX Startup Manager to Appear Every Time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X resets Perferred Startup OS / Partition Is there any way to get the OSX Startup Manager to appear on every boot? I hate having to hold the Option key, especially ...
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Automatically Start MySQL Server on Startup

In the MySQL preferences, I have the "Automatically Start MySQL Server on Startup" selected, but MySQL doesn't start. Starting manually the server through the "Start MySQL Server" button works fine. ...
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Mac OS X: Difference between start-up times

In Mac OS X (10.6.3) there's a big difference in the time it takes for the computer to become responsive when you either start up your computer from cold, or or when you log out and sign in as a new ...
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Boot Camp can't boot Windows 7

I just recently installed Windows 7 (Ultimate 64-bit) on my 15-inch Macbook Pro. Not long after I installed VMware Fusion 3. Windows runs perfectly on VMware and any other VM for that matter, but ever ...
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Bootcamp, Removed Windows partition, why does it still ask for a disk at startup?

I removed a Windows 7 64bit, partition on my MacBook Pro. There are no partitions, except a single OS X partition left. However, when I restart my computer, it automatically goes into a mode where it ...
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How to change the cosmos picture displayed at startup on Mac OS X?

I want to change the purple cosmos picture that is displayed at startup and login time on Mac OS X.
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How do I profile the startup process in OS X 10.5?

When I bought my MBP 2.2 GHZ in 2007, it got from dead to an active dock in about 18 seconds, and now it takes about 1:30 to get a fully responsive home screen. I want to find a way to profile the ...
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Where does Snow Leopard store per-user StartupItems?

I have several startup items shown in my "LoginItems" preferences. But, when I look at my ~/Library folder, there is no StartupItems folder, and the global /Library/StartupItems folder does not ...
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Prevent app from auto-launching in OS X - what are ALL the places to look?

An app on a Mac that automatically launches on boot and I don't want it to. The app itself offers no way to prevent this. Rather than identify the app, I figured it would be nice to use this question ...
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How do I remove a piece of software from auto-starting when I reboot my Mac?

How do I edit my startup programs for Mac OS X? In particular, I have this "Hotspot Shield" program I installed that is starting up every time I reboot my computer. I want to remove it from ...
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Problem with security settings during OSX start up

I recently installed PostgreSQL and am now getting these errors when I start up: “/Library/StartupItems/HWPortDetect” has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings. ...
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Disabling log on for technical OS X user

I created a technical user that is only used to run a certain service. It doesn't have a home folder or anything else standard. The account also doesn't appear in the System Preferences... > ...
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Creating a Mac OS X launchd plist for vpnd

I need to create a launchd plist that causes vpnd to launch at startup. vpnd works fine when invoked from the command line, but I can't figure out how to make a plist that does the same thing. Can ...
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How can I force a Mac OS X kext to load prior to login?

I have a kext that I would like to be loaded at startup time. It doesn't need to be loaded particularly early in the process, but I would like it to be loaded before a user logs in. The kext in ...
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Why is svn trying to start when I log in? How (or even should) I stop it?

I upgraded my Tiger install to Snow-leopard last night. All went fine except every time I start the machine, I'm told that svn requires Rosetta. I already know what Rosetta is and why I might want to ...
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Why is the brightness always set to the lowest value on my iMac G5 at startup?

When I turn my iMac G5 on the brightness is always down and I have to turn it up every single time. I have looked all through System Preferences and I cannot find any setting related to this. Is ...