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Troubleshooting slow Wi-Fi performance writing to NAS

Setup: a Late 2007 MacBook Pro, running latest OS X 10.6, connects via Wi-Fi access point, ASUS WL-330gE to AFP share on NAS Synology DS508 running under latest DSM 4.0. When doing rsync from the ...
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“No route to host” from my laptop while connected at home, while using SOCKS proxy or another computer work fine

This has been baffling me for some time. A single domain (haxe.org) is inaccessible from my laptop (OSX 10.7.5) while connected via my home network. Attempting to ping it results in "No route to host" ...
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Mac self opens files and offers menus when not asked

I have a problem with mac 10.8.5, When working in any document or program, Mac itself: moves to another documents when doing in my current document ( do not use mouse ) or offers an options as in ...
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Mac Pro was working fine. Formatted the hard drives and now the monitor can't get a picture

My mac computer was working fine but I took the hard drives out of it and formatted them with my new computer. Now when I re-insert the zero-filled drives the monitor is just perpetually black. I ...
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Monitor not receiving any picture data from computer?

I cannot get a picture to display on a monitor for my Mac computer. I formatted the hard drives (couple passes with 1's and 0's) and now I cannot get the monitor to display a picture. I know the ...
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Sudden loss of Wi-Fi connectivity on OS X

Occasionally while I work, without any special provocation, I lose connectivity via Wi-Fi. Other devices connected to the same wifi network have no interruption, and the problem gets resolved once I ...
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How to troubleshoot problems with a hard disk encrypted with FileVault 2?

One of my mac started becoming intermittently unresponsive, so much so that I couldn't even manage to get it to restart regularly. After a hard reset, the pre-boot authentication screen of filevault 2 ...
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Static / snow on external display when waking up Mac

I have a Philips 222E display connected via a mini-DP to DVI adapter and DVI cable to a Macbook Air (mid-2011). Every time that the MBA wakes from sleep, the display shows this static: The static ...
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Troubleshooting iPad local network connectivity

Configuration: WiFi Router <-> Gateway PC (Ubuntu 11.10) <-> Internet iPad 2 (iOS 5.0.1) <-> WiFi MacBook Pro late 2007 (OS X 10.7.2) <-> WiFi The WiFi uses static IP configuration, no ...
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What is causing the atrocious performance of my Macbook pro?

I have a Macbook pro, both of which are evincing awful performance for day to day tasks. I'd like to know what is causing it, or failing that, how to diagnose this performance issue more effectively. ...
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Can I set up a local network from my computer that I could then connect to with my Wii?

Due to the odd way my college's network is set up, I can't use their network with my Wii (it's a long story, and not exactly relevant to the question). However, my computer can connect perfectly fine, ...
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100% Finder CPU usage

Randomly, I wasn't doing anything specific — my system starts getting sluggish. I check the activity viewer — wow, Finder is at 150% CPU! This is what I have tried so far: Trashing ...
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Google Notifier hangs on sign-in, must be force-quit (Mac OS X)

OS X 10.6.7 and GN 1.10.7. It was working fine. Then suddenly it started hanging whenever I tried to sign in, regardless of which account. Just gives me the spinning loading icon (not spinning ...
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What is an XPerf alternative for Linux and Mac OS X?

XPerf is a tool that allows you to take a detailed trace of various system activity like CPU, I/O and more... Because of it's detail you can see stack trace counts, disk position offset graphs, ...
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Why can't I traceroute or access certain websites in my browser even though I can ping them from terminal?

On just one computer in my household, I cannot complete a successful traceroute nor browse in any browser to a seemingly random-selected, small set of websites. This includes sites like twitter.com ...
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How do you know where macports installs python packages to?

I am running macports to install scipy and such on OS X leopard with python 2.7. The install runs successfully, but running python and trying to import the packages I've installed, they're not found. ...
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Unable to boot my Mac

When I turn on my MacBook, the white screen appears but it does not finish booting and show my desktop. I've tried restarting several times now.
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Laptop won't start [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Laptop won't start My mac pro won't turn on. There's just no power... nothing. When I put the charger in, it acts strangely. The orange light sometimes turns into ...
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Activity Monitor on 10.5.8 showing up blank

Just recently, out of the blue, any time I bring up Activity Monitor, there are zero processes listed. Also, any statistics on memory usage or disk activity are blank as well (including graph image). ...
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Why does my OS X Terminal display a blank window instead of a command prompt after installing MySQL?

After installing MySQL 5.1.50 64-bit and running the package that configures MyQL to run at startup, the Terminal app now sporadically display a blank window, like so: I managed to get the command ...
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1answer
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How can I monitor an IMAP transaction between Mail.app and GMail's IMAP server?

I've got a client who has experienced this intermittent symptom, and I'm looking for the cause: Using Mail.app with GMail (enterprise edition), he presents Mail.app to me when it has an indeterminate ...
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807 views

Mac WLAN 802.11b+g WPA1 connection issues

I have a Telewell TW-EA510v4 ADSL modem+WLAN router configured as follows: Mode: 802.11b+g Security Mode: WPA1 Pre-shared Key WPA Algorithms: TKIP Connections from only certain MAC addresses have ...
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My Macbook Pro doesn't give any reaction when pressing the power button

An hour ago I closed the display my Macbook Pro. it goes into sleep mode. After dinner I returned, opened the display and wanted to continue with my work, but I recognized it was switched off ...
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Why did Growl stop working with Adium after I installed Google notifier?

Once I installed Gmail notifier, Growl stopped working with Adium. I don't know if it switched it off somewhere, or what. Either way, I've since uninstalled Gmail notifier and still no dice on Growl ...
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OSX - laptop giving me a long beep on startup after installing firmware update. “Breathing” light is steady?

Is this normal? I am installing a firmware update on my macbook and upon my restart, I'm getting a long, ugly beep and the breathing light is steady, rather than breathing.
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Drive Genius says: “Invalid catalog btree reverse link in node” is this fixable?

No obvious problems with my Mac OS X 10.5 system, but Drive Genius 1.5.1 says: "Invalid catalog btree reverse link in node" when doing a "Verify" The "repair" and "rebuild" options fail. I did some ...
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Macbook sleep issues

Since a few days ago the sleep modus on my Macbook isn't working anymore, and I don't know why. After 10 minutes the Macbook isn't falling to sleep as expected. Does anyone have the same problem or ...
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Problem with Skype in Snow Leopard

Ever since I upgraded my MacBook Pro from Leopard to Snow Leopard I have always had problems with Skype. When I start a video chat, Skype tells me that my camera is not installed on the machine (even ...
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Running Application Does Not Show Up In Dock

I notice that my running applications on Mac OS X (10.5) do not show up in Dock? Even when I have icon for the application in the Dock, it does not show the 'blue highlight' when I click the ...
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Mac OS X Leopard Kernel Panics getting absurd

Today Mac OS X kernel panicked twice on me. The first time, I got this log. The second time, I got this log. A few minutes ago, iTunes started sounding blocky, after quitting FireFox everything went ...
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Can't install updates after upgrading to Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have just upgraded to Snow Leopard over a Leopard install. After the reboot I get a notification that new updates are available. I click "Install and restart", I get a license text, I click "Agree" ...
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OS X Snow Leopard fails to boot after upgrade to 10.6.1

I'm a fairly recent mac user. Been using windows for decades and happily switched. But i upgraded from 10.6 to 10.6.1 last night and the upgrade looks like it failed. I restarted the machine when it ...
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1answer
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Why won't Firefox recognize application keyboard shortcuts created in Mac OS X System Preferences?

I go into System Preferences, open the Keyboard & Mouse pane, and create keyboard shortcuts for various Firefox menu items in the application keyboard shortcuts section. When I load Firefox, the ...
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Mac Pro, my displays don't work after waking up from sleep. Troubleshoot?

I've confirmed on another computer that my monitor works. The DVI cable works. My Mac Pro does successfully boot up (I hear the start-up chime, as well as the Gmail "new email" notification chime). ...
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What is the procedure to troubleshoot an iBook G4 whose networking has gone deaf?

I have an iBook G4 whose wired and airport card aren't leasing a dhcp'd IP address. ifconfig shows that neither interface has an ip address. The DHCP server is known to be good and working properly. ...
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Mac Mini won't boot and won't fix

I have one of the original Mac Mini - a PowerPC one - that after the last software update will no boot - it gets to the grey screen and hangs their forever with the 'loading' icon rotating. I've ...
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How to restore broken Ethernet functionality on Mac G5 running Mac OS 10.4.11 (Tiger)

I had a disk error that rendered my Mac unbootable. I repaired it with Tech Tool 4, but now networking does not work. Network Preferences reports that my Ethernet cable is unplugged. I know this is ...
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Common Mac OS folders/settings to check (when trying to get rid of a pesky self-launching app)

If there's an app that starts up by itself, what would the most efficient places to look for it be? Does anyone have a nice comprehensive list of where to check for Startup Items, Login Items, Login ...
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OS X will not register newly installed network adapters

I have purchased an Edimax 7318USg and tested it on a Windows machine (works). The installation process for the software for this adapter runs smoothly. However, OS X simply does not recognize new ...
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Troubleshooting Application Hangs on Mac OS X

I've been getting a lot of spinning beach balls recently in different apps on OSX. They seem to happen with great frequency when right clicking, but this is not restricted to a single app. It happens ...
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Help me troubleshoot installing my network adapter (Edimax 7318usg) on OS X

I've recently purchased an Edimax 7318usg but it isn't co-operating with my Mac. Has anyone installed this network adapter on OS X before? I cannot get it to show under the networks tab of System ...