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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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Missing HD space OSX. I have emptied the trash (of course)

I have an external HD called "Macintosh HD". It use to be my main drive and has since became my backup. I deleted some music from Macintosh HD (about 20GB worth) which went into the trash. Then with ...
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MacBook running Snow Leopard does not remember WEP password

I have a MacBook Pro5,5 running OS X 10.6.4. I can connect to a certain WLAN using AirPort with a WEP password successfully, but the password is not remembered after each disconnection. What's more, ...
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Word pagination - excessive gap

I am working on my resume on my Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) and Microsoft Word 2011. On the second page of the resume is a gap such that I can't pull up the rest of my work history to the top of the ...
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Java 7 update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

Is it possible to update my iMac running OS X Snow Leopard to Java 7? I'm just a user, not a developer, and I need Java 7 to access data from a website that I frequently use. I'm afraid to plunge ...
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Is this a bug in top?

This command line: top -l 3 -n 10 -o "vprvt" For some reason there are two processes that consistently creep up in the second sample's output regardless of their actual VPRVT size, and they do not ...
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cd into an application [closed]

Mystery solved... [nemo@Saturn.local /Applications/AppsUser/System]$ ls -l | grep ExpanDrive -rw-r--r--@ 1 nemo admin 0 Nov 16 2010 ExpanDrive.app [nemo@Saturn.local /Applications/AppsUser/...
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Not enough space on external HD to back up Time Machine, why?

I have a 1.5TB external HARD DRIVE that I am using for time machine to back up my 500GB internal HD of my IMAC operating snow leopard. When up I try to start Time Machine it tells me it failed ...
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Cannot change default path to php on OS X Snow Leopard

I have installed MAMP on OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and I want to change the default path for PHP. I tried both of the answers on this question, and on this question, and in this thread but when I'm ...
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Macbook started to consume battery more quickly

This seemed to happen after I did several things at once (all of which I have since reversed in trying to track this down): installed a (Crucial M4) SSD drive (replacing my old SATA 5400 RPM drive), ...
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Mac dock suddenly changed appearance

Randomly my Mac OSX dock just dropped down, then when it came back up it had changed from the default 3D dock to this: I have searched google for hours and no one else seems to have this issue? Is ...
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Bring OSX terminal to front after command finishes

I'm looking for a way for the terminal to get my attention after a command finishes. Something like this: $ ./lengthy_command.sh ; focus_terminal Is there any easy way to do that on Snow Leopard?
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Default or fink python and lxml under 10.6.8

Ah, confusion. I'm trying to install a python library called lxml as needed by a python script. I've been through numerous SU quesitons and answers. I haven't been able to make much progress. I run ...
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Can I use the Snow Leopard install discs to recover a Mountain Lion Time Machine backup onto a new hard drive?

I'd like to install a new SSD into my 15" mid 2010 MacBook Pro which is currently running Mountain Lion. Previously when I have changed the hard drive I've been able to recover the system using its ...
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Where are Adium logs located?

I have Adium installed on my Mac (10.6.8) but cannot find the chat transcripts stored anywhere. I am able to view them in Adium, but, I do not have a folder /Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0 ...
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How to upgrade PHP on Mac OS X

So i did simple thing: php -i | head ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-snmp make sudo make install But phpinfo() still showing me 5.3.15. Here some results of investigations: PHP_BINDIR = /usr/bin ...
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Are there processes that are *not* listed in Activity Monitor? If so, how can I get info on them?

I am running SL on my Macbook pro (model 8,1) with 4GB RAM. As it is right now I have only iTerm2, QuickSilver and Activity Monitor running (and a couple of daemons in the background e.g. Dropbox and ...
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Can I install OS X Mountain Lion on my Mac Mini?

My Mac Mini configuration is Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini3,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: ...
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Java command not found in OS X Snow Leopard — where can I get it?

When I type java -version in terminal, I get Command Not Found What can I do?
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Problems running CrossOver on a mac

i just downloaded CrossOver on my iMac running OSX Snow Leopard. however when i open it, it shows me this error message: whats going on, and how can i fix this? the console errors look like this (i ...
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running .exe programs on Mac OSX

My question is actually fairly simple: is there any way i could run windows programs (for example PC games) on my iMac? (i am currently running OSX Snow Leopard). I know about things like VirtualBox ...
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How do I stop scripts from accessing the mouse wheel in Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 16.0.2 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, including the NoScript 2.5.9 plugin. Sometimes when browsing, a web site will have an embedded map or the like within it, and when scrolling down the page ...
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How do I hide files like .DS_Store in only one folder on Mac OS X Snow Leopard to optimize Google Drive?

I have all my folders visible right now in Snow Leopard. I just put an alias to Google Drive app on my desktop and immediately copied some files over that synced correctly. Now, I notice that '.icon' ...
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Why is my Application's Icon grayed out in OS X Lion?

In the Applications folder on OS X I have a few programs that are "grayed out": I tried running Repair Disk Permissions in the Disk Utility but it doesn't fix this. I tried looking at the ...
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Can't mount dmg image as read/write

Hello I've downloaded a bootable .iso image that I'd like to write to an USB stick under OSX (10.6). I've converted the image with the command hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ./X15-65804.img ./X15-...
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Install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine

I have a MacBookPro with 10.6 running on it. I am using it as a base machine for development. I want to understand how can I install 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 on same machine, so that I can continue to ...
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What does this mean and what do I do about it? crucial filesystem check: Fixing Bogus GID 80 on path /sbin/launchd

A few days ago my website got hacked and a malicious file called images.pl was uploaded which creates a backdoor that allows the file's author to upload/download/do whatever they want. Later I found ...
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OSX telnet not working from localhost

Telnet from my mac OSx doesn't work while it works from the AWS instances and other networks. I have no local firewalls. Nothing related in /var/log/system In the below transcript, the telnet hangs ...
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What is “errno 34” when booting Mac OSX 10.6?

My mother's Mac Pro running Snow Leopard recently crashed on startup. I'm trying to help her fix it but have no idea where to start. She gets the following error screen: Text: panic(cpu 2 caller ...
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mod_rewrite working but php pages not found or not recognized (downloaded instead of executed)

In regard to my first post mod_rewrite problems in sandbox: Mac OSX 10.6.6 Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.15 OpenSSL/0.9.8l DAV/2 PHP/5.3.3 I am making progress but... Now the index.php page is not ...
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mod_rewrite problems in sandbox: Mac OSX 10.6.6 Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.15 OpenSSL/0.9.8l DAV/2 PHP/5.3.3

greetings earthlings, I develop sites on a mac and have been trying to get mod_rewrite to work unsuccessfully. I have it working at my hosting provider just fine but really need it local to test/...
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MacOS X - how to move separate data partition into home directory?

I'm having a MacBook 13" with MACOS X 10.6.8. Up to now I had a separate data partition called /Volumes/Data and a partition for the OS, user folders, etc. /Volumes/System I want to merge the 2 ...
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256 Colors in Terminal over SSH on OSX 10.6

I am using either Windows 7 or Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to SSH into OSX 10.6. Using Vim color schemes, I can emulate the colors on xterm-256 color on Linux and gVim on Windows. However, I would like ...
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Mac OSX repair “staff” group

I accidentally removed the "staff" group from my Mac OS X 10.6.8 while trying to remove jenkins from it: $ sudo dseditgroup -o delete -a jenkins -t user staff I tried to repair this with $ sudo ...
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OSX Format Hard Disk and Reset OSX

What is the recommended way to completely erase the Hard Disk and reinstall OSX, as the new OSX does not come on a CD, but an AppStore download I am a bit lost here. Formatting is clear -- just run ...
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How can I change the size of my SD card partition on os x 10.6.8 using gparted or disk utility?

I"m running OS X 10.6.8 and I would like to use gparted to resize a partition on my SD card by following instructions on this page: http://mitchtech.net/easy-gui-install-re-partition-raspberry-pi-on-...
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How to change Skype language to Portuguese in MacBook Pro running Mac OS X version 10.6.8?

I am unable to change the Skype language from English to Portuguese in MacBook Pro running Mac OS X version 10.6.8. What I have done: I've downloaded the Portuguese version of Skype; I have under ...
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Adding Chrome/Chromium Extension to Multiple to Multiple User Profiles

I am running alpha builds of Chromium (currently Version 21.0.1173.0 (141668)) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 updated. I do not mean user profiles associated with OS user accounts. I specifically mean add the ...
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how to lower CPU usage for Ableton Live 8 in Mac OSX 10.6.8

While running Ableton Live 8 after a project gets to a certain size, the audio starts to get a bit choppy and distorted. My levels are fine and is not the cause of the lag and chop. I have samples ...
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How do I add new users to PostgreSQL 9.1 on Mac OS X 10.6?

I am unable to run psql with my normal Mac user account in Terminal session, although I can do it using the postgres service account). When I enter the command psql mydb and type my password, I get ...
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/etc/hosts deleted on restart

Since yesterday, my /etc/hosts file disappears "magically" on restart. When I recreate it via sudo vim hosts everything works, but it's gone once I restart. I'm on Mac OSX 10.6.8, running MAMP 1.9.4 (...
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Activate Root on Mac OSX: No Editor in Directory Utility

I'm on OSX 10.6.8 and would like to enable the root user. I found Apple's KB article, however this point Click the lock in the Directory Utility window. Enter an administrator account name and ...
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How to disable stuck ctrl key in software/memory?

The ctrl key of my MacBook 6,1, OS X 10.6.8, got stuck by a water hazard. It's recognized as permanently pressed by the system. Is there any way to tell the system that it is not? I'm thinking of a ...
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Are multiple keyboard shortcuts allowed to switch between spaces?

I have an early 2001 Macbook Pro, and like the early 2008 version I had before that I got used to using Option+Arrow Keys to switch between spaces (when I wanted to quickly move to an adjoining space, ...
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Software update, itunes, App Store cannot connect to Internet on Mac Mini v10.6.8

I update my Mac Mini from OS X v10.6.3 to v10.6.8, it was successful. I found out that iTunes cannot connect to iTunes store. The software update can't check for updates, and the App Store cannot ...
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Problems with mcrypt on Snow Leopard

I'm having libmcrypt troubles on my Mac, version 10.6.8, php version 5.3.8. I want to enable libmcrypt but I don't appear to have mcrypt! I've tried following directions to install libmcrypt on a ...
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Can I erase my Mac hard drive and reinstall Lion (bought from the Mac App Store) to sell my Mac?

I've bought a new Mac laptop and I want to sell my Mac mini. However, I need to erase my hard drive. I only have the Snow Leopard install disk: I purchased Lion from the Mac App Store. Is there any ...
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Stop mouse cursor from disappearing when entering watching YouTube fullscreen

When I enter fullscreen on YouTube videos the mouse cursor disappears from the screen. This is very annoying as I have a multi-monitor setup... Right clicking on the desktop a few times can usually ...
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Attempting to add a printer via Rendezvous causes printing problems

I'm attempting to add a network printer (Brother MFC-8840D) to my machine via Rendezvous. ** edit ** The printer is connected to network via an Ethernet cable. Laptop is connected via wifi. ** / ...
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Impossible to configure boot on Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro with a bootcamp running both Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. From Mac OS, I did a restart under Windows 7 but since I had not been using Windows for a long time, I ...
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How do I change the color of application windows in OSX? (the grey bits)

Just wondering how difficult it would be to change the grey color on application windows in OSX to a different color for each application? I have tried an app called CrystalClear Interface that meant ...