Questions tagged [osx-snow-leopard]

Use for questions referring specifically to versions of OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard. Non-version-specific questions related to OS X should be tagged with [osx]. Questions about Mac hardware should be tagged with [mac]. Questions about running OS X on non-Apple hardware are generally considered off-topic.

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How to change Google chrome version?

I am using imac snow leopard 10.6.8 and for quite some time I was able to make mac believe Skype is of newer version to make it work. I am wondering is it possible to do that with Google Chrome? ...
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App for edit the clipboard before paste?

In my job i often need to copy an email link and paste. Problem is , when i paste, it comes like the example below : mailto:email@user.com And i need manually to remove the 'mailto:'. I do this kind ...
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Why can't I see a separate curl file along with all the libcurl files after building it from source?

I downloaded the source file from https://curl.haxx.se/download/ (curl-7.59.0.tar.bz2) to build the curl command line tool, or so I thought. I followed the instructions on curl's site (./configure, ...
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How can Mac OS X show network activity without network hardware?

I've recently done a fresh install of Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a Macbook Pro because of a system failure. The system is bare except for what the DVD installs. I've turned off Airport, Bluetooth, and ...
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How can I reset a user password for a VMware Fusion guest installation of Snow Leopard Server?

I would like to change a user password for a guest installation of Snow Leopard Server. I've looked around, and found that one proposed solution was to hold Command-S after the chime. I tried several ...
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Running MAC in VM Has No Internet [duplicate]

I have installed Snow Leapord in VMWare as I am interested in learning more about the OS. I have the setting set-up for NAT however, the Snow Leapord install is unable to connect to the internet. ...
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Error while running services using Linuxbrew on Ubuntu

I am using Linux Ubuntu 16.04. i need to install Homebrew for installing various applications like( kafka, redis, zookeeper, consul, Cassandra), but since i don’t use Mac, i have installed Linuxbrew ...
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Is there a simple way to get all the files from a drive with two different versions of OSX both into one OS on a new system?

Basically the title. I am upgrading computers and I don't want to run two different operating systems anymore. I am wondering if there is a way to get all the data from both onto a new computer ...
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How to set the permissions on all files and folders on my NAS drive using my Mac

I've been having problems using the Filezilla FTP program to copy information from my computer to my D-Link 321 NAS drive. As it turns out, it looks like when I created some of the files/folders ...
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Imac Snow Leopard Startup disc issue

I inherited my late father's Imac and successfully installed Snow Leopard via install DVD. I am now in the process of trying to restore the system in order to dispose of it. However, not being able to ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 with Synergy 1.8.5 Client can't click on dashboard nor Spotlight

I've got Synergy 1.7.6 server on a Gentoo box, and 1.8.5 on a Mac OS X Snow Leopard client (had to upgrade because of a 'spacebar sends S' bug fixed in 1.8.3). It works pretty much okay, but I'm ...
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Can't install OSX Snow Leopard via VirtualBox?

I am having trouble installing Mac OSX Snow Leopard using VirtualBox. Everything goes fine until I try to install it. When it finishes installing, it boots back up and prompts me to install it again. ...
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Modified Google Chrome.app no longer remembers logins (Mac OS 10.6.8)

I myself use a modern OS but some of my family members still stay on Snow Leopard because it's the maximum OS their old machines support (but run quite well). Chrome reminds of the fact that it's ...
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Install os x SL on MBP faileure

I have MacBook Pro mid-09, it had el capitan os before I removed it I wanted to work completely on win10, and completely formatted all the HDD with the recovery partition included But realised later ...
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Geektool: cat command doesn't work

I'm trying to get Geektool to display a txt file, but the Geeklet stays blank. It displays just fine when I enter: date date +%d But when I enter the following it does not display: cat ~...
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Snow Leopard installation kernel panic

Okay so, I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on a partition of a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro that's otherwise running El Capitan completely fine (I'm typing this message using it right now). I need Snow ...
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How to boot Snow Leopard bootable usb with Clover or any other hackintosh bootloader?

So I followed the tutorial in this question answer and created a "bootable" USB from my OS X snow leopard '.dmg' installation media. The problem is that my Clover EFI bootloader doesn't seem to ...
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Find and move QuickTime files

I have a serious number of QuickTime files in a series of deeply nested folders (by date, by provider) on a connected server. Is there an easy command that will both find the file (I know the exact ...
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Swapping HDDs on a Mac w/ Snow Leopard

My situation: I have a "late '08 aluminum" MacBook, currently have Snow Leopard installed, along with a multi-boot XP partition via Bootcamp, all on the original hard-drive. The HDD is 7 years old and ...
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Time machine failed

Backed up all files, erased disk (partition) reinstalled OS that came with machine (snow leopard - was informed that that was the OS that came with the machine originally and that one had to be ...
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OSX 10.6.8 - SSL failure in Chrome due to cert authority missing

I'm at my parents house for the holiday period, and they've just revealed to me they've been getting this error every time they visit their banks website in Chrome (ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID) They ...
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Why can't I install OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.2 from disc on my computer that has OS X v10.5.8?

When I go to install it says "Can't install on this computer".
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 8,2) will not boot Mac OS X after installing Linux

Until a couple of months ago, I loved my triple-boot MacBook Pro (early 2011, 8,2 with high-resolution screen). Then I tried to run the Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) upgrade and everything fell apart. I ...
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Move physical Snow Leopard installation into VirtualBox

I've got a physical installation of Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) happily running on my MacBook Pro. I want to move this install (not install a fresh copy of OS X and moving my data, move the extant ...
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Can I run Skyrim on Mac with Bootcamp with my machine?

Here's the situation: I've tried running Skyrim on my Mac using a demo of Crossover 13.2. My Mac looks like this: V 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA ...
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Capture desktop with FFMPEG on MacOSX 10.6.8

I tried to capture the desktop/screen-recording with this command ffmpeg -f avfoundation -i "1:0" out.mp4 this doesn't work because avfoundation is a framework on OSX >= 10.7 and my OS version is 10....
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How can I upgrade iMac with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?

I am on a 6-year-old iMac desktop (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Apple’s app store download page gives me an unhelpful error message hinting that I may need to install software ...
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Accidently ran rm* command on root folder of OSX 10.6

As title says,I don't know what other harm has been done. All i see my shell change from User/Myname to -bash-3.2$ I am scared to restart system. What Harm would have been done?
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How to share internet connection from vmware OSX guest to Windows host?

I am using Windows 8.1 through a boot camp partition on an Apple PC and I have installed VMware Workstation. I have OS X Snow Leopard as guest OS within the working Virtual Machine. I am using a ...
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My MacBook is in kernel panic limbo, what can I do?

So I'm writing this because these past few weeks I have experienced a heap of problems with my 2008 MacBook which have come to a head in the last couple of days culminating in me being almost ...
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Reset OSX Server password

I'm running Snow Leopard OSX Server. I haven't forgotten my password (everything I could find on the net involved resetting the password via command line if you've forgotten it). I can't find where to ...
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Snow Leopard Show Contents of VPN

I got the credentials to connect to my company's VPN from home. I'm running Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Problem is I can connect to the VPN, but no remote Volume appears in the Finder. I've tried in ...
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Cannot SSH into Ubuntu VM from OS X Yosemite

I am trying to SSH into a Ubuntu 14.04 VM from OS X but am not able to do so. I have tried various suggestions from Googling but none seems to work. ping does not work either and returns the host ...
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Install Windows 7 on bootcamp with broken DVD drive

I'm upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 on 15 iMacs with Snow Leopard using bootcamp. Unfortunately on one of the iMacs the DVD drive seems to be broken. What are my options ? Can I use an USB ...
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Current Time Machine HDD bad sectors - Clone to new HDD or do new clean TM backup to new HDD?

Questions follow dots. The rest is history and system hardware/software. It is an internal 3TB Hitachi drive that has 5 reallocated bad sectors on my: MacPro 5,1 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 24 ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on a MacBookPro2,2 running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Boot Camp?

The installation & setup guide says I need a MacBook Pro introduced in 2007 or later. I have a MacBook Pro introduced in October 2006. I have my Snow Leopard installation disk, and can obtain a ...
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can I use Time machine backup to reinstall software applications I have mistakenly erased?

I am selling my iMac 2006 and have erased the hard drive - re installing OS Snow Leopard from a retail disc I bought when I upgraded. Now I realise I have probably erased all the software that came ...
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ssh under OS X 10.6.8 outgoing Permission denied

I have an OS X 10.6.8 installation that allows ssh into it (but not necessarily much further). However when it comes to ssh out from this installation, it fails in the two instances I can test, both ...
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Seeing remote mouse through VNC

I partially understand VNC in that I know, by default, you can only see when desktop itself and the client's mouse is shown. But, I was wondering if there is a different technology out there that ...
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spawning a new terminal in OSX Snow Leopard: why isn't it working properly?

I know I'm supposed to be able to type open -a Terminal . to get a new Terminal window running in the current directory. But it doesn't seem to work for me; I get this: Last login: Wed Aug 27 06:52:...
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update git after upgrade to Mavericks

I've recently upgraded from Mac 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) to 10.9.4 (Mavericks). I had git 1.8.5.2 installed on the old system and want to update it now to the latest version. So I uninstalled git with ...
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Enable a web application on macbook to be accessed by hostname from other machines [duplicate]

I have a web application that runs on my macbook on port 3000. I want to test this on a couple of phones and looking up the ip of my macbook eachtime i want to test this is turning to be cumbersome. I ...
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Mac Dropbox client not syncing; weird menubar behaviour

Old hackintosh with 10.6.3 on it. Everything used to work just fine, but about 2 weeks ago I noticed it wasn't syncing. I've tried removing/reinstalling, rebooting, fixing permissions, wiping out ...
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Macbook Pro 17" wont boot from original installation disk

I was wondering if i could get some help. I have the 17" Macbook Pro. My HDD recently failed, so i have gone and got another one and installed it, the new drive is a Corsair Force LX Sata 3 256Gb ...
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Can't find partition tab in disk utility osX ver. 10.6.8

I just got a used Mac Book Pro. I created a new admin account and deleted the old one as well as one other user. This is an older late 2007 MBP... the osX upgrade to 10.6.8 was just performed. My ...
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Kernel Panic removing sleepenabler kext through terminal

I have been struggling for hours now. I just cant find a way to find and delete the sleep enabler kext file. I am a noob with the terminal in the installation dvd, cant get to the folders where I need ...
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noob: osx snow leopard - “launcher” icon missing from the dock

I've had my Macbook air for 3 years but never had to troubleshoot it before because nothing's ever gone wrong with it. It's running OSX 10.6 snow leopard. There always used to be an icon in the dock ...
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cannot type at command prompt in mac single user mode

I am trying to run applejack. At the bong, I press the command + s keys. The prompt comes up, but when I type, nothing happens. I have a Mac USB keyboard attached and a dynex USB mouse. I tried ...
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How do I suppress the terminal window when I launch a bash script from Spotlight?

When I run a bash script from Spotlight, a terminal window launches to execute it. The window closes when the script finishes but I'd like to prevent that window from appearing on my desktop at all. ...
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pairing bluetooth digital speaker to mac

I just bought a Westinghouse digital bluetooth wireless speaker. Customer service doesn't know mac. Turned on bluetooth power with your help but don't know what to do now. Help please. think i need to ...