Questions tagged [mac-mini]

Questions about the Mac Mini, a small form factor desktop computer manufactured by Apple Inc.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
39 views

Pressing EFI Boot for Proxmox loads Mac OS X 10.6.8

I have a usb stick with Proxmox VE ISO 7.1 burnt to it. The USB stick successfully installed proxmox to some PC machines, so I thought I'd use it on a Mac Mini generation 2,1. Here's what I did: I ...
user avatar
  • 933
0 votes
1 answer
57 views

SSD or Virtual Memory? It's possible?

I bought a MacMini, which configuration is: 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Cor, 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 and 256 GB SSD. Using the machine, I noticed it's a little slow for my purpose. So I would like to know ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
49 views

Mac mini not booting with display port cable

I have a Mac mini (late 2014) that I'm connecting to a 4K Iiyama B2875UHSU monitor. When I connect it via HDMI all is good. But I also want to connect my Switch to this monitor and since that only has ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
1k views

What does en4/en5 do in macOS Big Sur running on a new M1 Mac mini?

When I reinstall macOS Big Sur (11.2.3) on my new M1 Mac mini, I found that there are 2 more network interfaces,they are Ethernet Adaptor (en4) and Ethernet Adaptor (en5). { Active = 1; "...
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
120 views

Problems setting up a Gmail account in MS Outlook for macOS

I am using a Mac mini M1 running macOS 11.2.1 with MS Outlook for Mac 16.46. I am trying to add a Gmail or GSuite account to MS Outlook. A wizard opens to enter the email address. Then a browser ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
42 views

MacMini 2021 M1 - Force Purge HD space

Does anyone know a way to free up the purgeable space on a MacMini M1 HD? AppleCare said it'll purge itself in time, but it's been 2 weeks and I need that space because the HD is so small 256GB HD ...
user avatar
  • 151
2 votes
0 answers
198 views

How to use laptop i/o devices **transparently** for mac mini

I was thinking about getting a mac mini and have inevitably run into the question of how to make use of the thing that has integrated all the necessary IO devices, namely, the laptop. Googling "...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
403 views

Mac Mini Without Monitor/KB/Mouse

I’m thinking about getting a Mac Mini for app development purposes. My main machine is a Surface Book 2 which is where I do all my development. My question is: can I use a Mac Mini without a monitor, ...
user avatar
  • 165
2 votes
1 answer
577 views

Mac Mini (2018) font is blurry on Samsung Syncmaster 2494HM

I have recently purchased a Mac Mini (2018 Model), and connected it to my Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM LCD monitor via HDMI to DVI cable. The video output was far from optimal, and text especially was ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
391 views

Headless mac mini (2018) won't connect to ethernet until log-in (Catalina)

I have a new Mac mini (2018) running Catalina 10.15.1. It is racked and connected via ethernet to my router (Ubiquiti USG, through a Uniquiti Switch). I have WiFi turned Off. I have "Screen Sharing",...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
119 views

Is an iPad keyboard case that operates via Bluetooth compatible with Mac mini?

I am heading overseas for a year and taking my Mac mini with me, I am also about to get an iPad. I feel it would be best to get an iPad case that has a Bluetooth keyboard with it and was wondering if ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
84 views

Install mac os x from time machine

I have a MacBook pro that I backup using time machine. I need to set up a mac mini but I want the same programs and settings I have on my MacBook. Will it be ok if I install it from the MacBook’s time ...
user avatar
  • 168
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why is my Mac mini not booting up?

I had issues in the past where after a power failure and sudden turn off, the Mac mini just won't start again (despite trying PRAM/SMC reset, giving it to technicians to test it) it just not working ...
user avatar
  • 183
0 votes
0 answers
78 views

Switching monitor input from Windows PC to Mac Mini fails if PC is on

I have a Windows PC¹ and a Mac Mini² both connected to two monitors³: +----------------------+ | | | +---------+ +---------+ | | Monitor | | Monitor | | | ...
user avatar
  • 488
1 vote
0 answers
56 views

How to investigate Windows 10 on Mac Mini freezing very frequently

For about two months I could work without any troubles. I don't know whast wa the reason, but about 2-3 days ago my Windows 10 (which I use on Mac Mini) started to freeze, first not so often, now it ...
user avatar
  • 113
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

DisplayPort not working on MacMini

I am currently using a MacMini (Late 2014) with a BenQ BL2420PT Monitor. I connect them over a Thunderbolt(the old mini-DisplayPort) to DisplayPort cable. Both Mac and monitor are 6 Months old and I ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
192 views

Weird purple tint on iiyama prolite e2473hs

On my monitor and Mac mini late 2014 computer sometimes whenever I leave the computer for a bit (coffee etc) the screen turns off as normal and whenever I try to log on again it is stuck on a purple ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
35 views

how to remove content belong to another mac mini

I have two mac mini. One of them has almost full hard disk cause it can not be recoveried automatically. mac mini(2010) can not bootup I hope use another new mac mini access the hard disk of this mac ...
user avatar
  • 253
0 votes
1 answer
46 views

mac mini(2010) can not bootup

I have an old mac mini (2010 type) memory has been upgraded to 4M hard disk 110g used, 2g free left yesterday when I reboot the mac mini it always displayed the small circle then shutdown ...
user avatar
  • 253
1 vote
2 answers
2k views

SSD upgrade for Mac Mini

My Mac Mini (late 2012 model) has always been a touch on the slow side, and has been even more so ever since I needed to start running a Windows VM within it. I'm planning on upgrading the HDD to an ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
376 views

Formatted mac mini with windows 7 now can't boot from USB to reinstall OSX

Wondering if anyone has done this before? My 2009 mac mini has windows 7 on it presently and I know that I formatted the thing with windows entirely to make this happen. Now when I try and boot off ...
user avatar
  • 107
4 votes
1 answer
58 views

Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely, and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
user avatar
  • 91
2 votes
0 answers
2k views

Will FreeNAS run on a 2011 Mac Mini? [closed]

Is it possible to run FreeNAS on a mid-2011 Mac Mini? What steps need to be taken to install it and make it boot successfully?
user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
1 answer
695 views

How is my Mac mini booting up Ubuntu?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my 2012 Mac mini. I did not do anything special during the installation process; I did not create a separate /boot partition. During power up, the screen stays white ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
1 answer
340 views

Mac Mini with two monitors (HDMI and DVI)

I've got Mac Mini connected to a LG Flatron IPS235t-bn monitor using Thunderbolt to DVI cable. I want to purchase an HDMI monitor as a second for this system. Will this work if I just connect my new ...
user avatar
  • 467
-1 votes
1 answer
140 views

Desktop graphics card on laptop [closed]

Does anyone know of a external adaptor or enclosure, that would allow a nvidia graphics card (PCI E) to connect to a Mac mini, over USB3 or better yet thundbolt port as it suposedly has more bandwidth....
user avatar
3 votes
4 answers
2k views

ITunes doesn't play movie with Dell U2713H display because of hdcp

I have Dell U2713H display connected to mac mini(late 2012) with mini display port to display port cable. When I try to watch Brave by Pixar it gives "This movie can only be played by displays that ...
user avatar
  • 85
20 votes
2 answers
11k views

Google Chrome Window Resize "Sticking" on OS X

I'm using the most recent version of Google Chrome (34.0.1847.131 at the time of writing) on OS X 10.8.5, and for a few months I've been having intermittent issues resizing browser windows. There ...
user avatar
  • 317
0 votes
1 answer
230 views

OS X 10.5 selecting boot volume (holding option) doesn't work

I'm trying to boot my Mac mini with a USB-connected Mavericks boot disk. Holding down option when I restart gives me the choice of selecting either my main disk (Macintosh HD) or the boot disk (...
user avatar
  • 103
0 votes
2 answers
120 views

Can I use a mac mini as the boot drive with a 2006 macbook?

I need to update to the latest Mac OSX Mavericks for some iOS development work. However the Macbook is so old that the latest OS is not compatible with it. I can't afford to shell out the money for a ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
279 views

Accessing mac mini server from win 7

I have a mac mini server with MacOSX 10.9. I want to connect to the server with my win 7 laptop in a different user. Then there will be two users working on different accounts seperately. Is that ...
user avatar
  • 117
0 votes
1 answer
168 views

Update Mac Mini server without keyboard from Windows laptop

I recently bought a Mac Mini (3,1) server to use Xcode. I have a Dell laptop, an extra monitor, a USB mouse, but no spare keyboard besides the one in my laptop. The Mac Mini came with OS X 10.6.8, ...
user avatar
  • 3
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is it possible to install XCode 5 on Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini with OS version 10.7.5. Software Update says there are no updates available. But to install XCode 5 version 10.8.4 is needed. Is it possible to still install XCode 5 on Mac?
user avatar
  • 179
1 vote
1 answer
281 views

How to rebuild a mac mini with lost disk password

We have a mac mini in the office we need to use. When you boot, it asks for a disk password. They guy who set it left, and he doesn't remember it. We tried booting with Cmd-S, but the mac doesnt go ...
user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why are there so few monitors with 1920x1200 resolution and a HDMI port? [closed]

I'm thinking of buying two monitors with 1920x1200 resolution and plugging them into a Mac mini. The Mac mini has one HDMI port and a mini DVI (thunderbolt?) so I will be using an Mini DVI to HDMI ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
60 views

Block Macs from connecting to Windows over RDP?

Is it possible to block all remote desktop connections from a Mac to Windows? If it is, then how?
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
111 views

Can't log into other computers from my Macbook

This has been very frustrating for me and I can't seem to find any info through a google search. My setup - Mac Mini as a media center, MacBook Air and older Macbook (2005 I believe). I cannot sign ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
174 views

Video flickers on TV (mac mini, win7 + hdmi)

When playing video from my computer displayed on my TV the quality is not what I expected. When the video pans from side to side to horizontal lines appear in on the TV - as if the graphics card is ...
user avatar
  • 142
3 votes
1 answer
20k views

Can I power up a Mac with a keyboard shortcut?

I have a Mac Mini 2011 with Mac OS X X 10.7.5 and I want to power it on with a keyboard combination when it is off. When the Mac is in sleep mode, you can just press a key or move the mouse to ...
user avatar
  • 123
0 votes
1 answer
228 views

can not boot osx from usb

I try to boot osx from usb which has been made as boot disk due to my mac mini file system choas. I press the button 'c'/'option' after mac running, but both cases do not trigger the menu that let me ...
user avatar
  • 253
4 votes
1 answer
17k views

Mac Mini automatically shuts down when booted

My Mac Mini (OS X Mountain Lion) always shuts down when starting it up after the recent upgrade. It displayed as below: It always shuts down when it reaches 10~20% of the progress bar. I tried to ...
user avatar
  • 253
2 votes
1 answer
10k views

Using Windows laptop to access Mac mini

Is there a way to access my (headless) Mac mini from my Windows laptop? Via WiFi networking preferred, but if needed I can bring along a hub to connect the 2 machines. I'm looking either for a good ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
667 views

Crunchbang Linux on Mac Mini 6,1

I have a Mac Mini (6,1) and I want to dual boot OSX with crunchbang (chose this distro because Wi-fi works out of the box). First, I installed rEFIt and put crunchbang on a flashdrive. Next, I ...
user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
1 answer
43 views

Choosing a destination drive

I have dual drives in my mac mini(late 2012). I would like to install certain programs only on the drive of my choice. How can I do it? I am new to the Mac.
user avatar
  • 1
6 votes
3 answers
7k views

Interpreting sensor names

Here is the output from the sensors command on my Late 2012 MacMini 6,2 running Linux. I am unable to find out what each code means. What parameter do each of these code represent? I would like to ...
user avatar
  • 944
1 vote
2 answers
3k views

Hooking up a 3rd screen to mac mini (mid 2011)

Ive got a mac mini setup via vga to run two screens, to do this ive got it setup as in the image bellow. Im looking to add a 3rd screen but im not sure of the best way to do it. I dont need audio ...
user avatar
  • 3,823
-1 votes
1 answer
631 views

Why tablet can't be a mobile display or minotor?

Is it possible that tablet can be a mobile monitor? So I can connect my Mac mini to it through HDMI port.
user avatar
  • 101
2 votes
1 answer
495 views

macmini wifi internet only works if lan cable unpluged

I use macmini to compile mac version of my program, I use ssh and vnc from linux, but problem is that I can only get either internet via wifi(en1) or local connection via ethernet(en0). if I do enable ...
user avatar
  • 300
1 vote
1 answer
132 views

Not able to locate the IP address of my Mac ( Not connected to internet yet )

I am trying to locate the IP Address of my Mac. Used the following command on terminal: ifconfig |grep inet Output : inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 inet6fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 ...
user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
2 answers
4k views

Connect 42" 1080p TV instead of monitor to Mac Mini

I have very certain question coming from very certain conditions. I have a big TV (42 inches, 1920×1080). It has HDMI (more than one) and VGA ports. I tried to connect Windows 8 laptop to it and that ...
user avatar
  • 1,287