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How can I remove Ubuntu from reFind on my Mac?

I used to have Ubuntu installed dual boot on my Mac but have removed it since. The hard disk has been repartitioned into a single Mac OS X partition. However, reFind still shows Ubuntu as one of the ...
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debian jessie backports wifi and bluetooth

I am running debian 8 and I need to update bluez and the debian kernel. Bluez needs to be above 5.23 to get a bluetooth with LE or smart bluetooth device to work. I am on a mac and I need to install ...
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iowait monitoring in top on OSX/iMac

I'm trying to monitor the performance of a process on OSX 10 (iMac), specifically whether I/O is currently a bottleneck or not. I don't use the machine, hence I need something simple that the user can ...
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Installing USB Network Interface Drivers Kali Linux

I bought a network interface to finally make my (persistent) live usb Kali work on my Macbook pro. Network Interface : DLink Wireless N Nano Usb Adapter DWA-131 E1 which uses the Realtek RTL8192EU ...
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Help Installing Debian on Mac Mini Late 2012

I have tried to install Debian Linux on my Mac Mini Late 2012. I first installed rEFIt, then I've created a USB Stick with Debian using uNetBootIn and selecting Stable_NetInstall_x64. Then I booted it ...
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Monitor mode on macbook 2015 hardware in (kali) linux

After installing Kali Linux on a USB Stick with persistence enabled and live booting it (via refind) on my macbook pro (late 2015) the wifi did not work. I found out how to install the right drivers ...
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How to disable or delete guest user account, from my MacBook Pro

In "Users and Groups", I see a "Guest User" listed there, as "Login only". However I do not want this user account. When I try to uncheck the "Allow guests to login this computer" for this user, I ...
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Unix, Mac OS and Linux?

I am working to learn more about unix and linux for a project. I noticed that Unix is the parent system of Mac OS and also of linux. Are the two similar in scope of C based programming? And how ...
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Printing to Linux CUPS printer from Mac El Capitan - fills error_log and doesn't print

any ideas on this one? I'm trying to print to a CUPS printer running on Debian from a Mac running OSX 10.11 El Capitan. When I try to print, my /var/log/cups/error_log reads: D [12/Oct/2015:00:59:04 +...
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Change alt/cmd preference fedora22

How do I switch my Control and Alt keys so that Fedora22 will behave like an OSX keyboard? I've found references concerning Ubuntu but they don't directly appear to work the same. Gnome's ...
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Tmux and dim-ed colours in Terminal.app on MacOS

The problem On my Mac (10.11) Tmux does not show dim-ed colours properly, and this causes annoyance. In the following picture, the commit author's name is supposed to be represented in dim white. ...
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How can I swap Alt/Compose *and* assign the (physical) Alt key as Compose on a Macboook Pro?

I've just installed Debian testing (stretch) with KDE 4.15 onto a Macbook Pro 15". I want to assign the Compose key to the left alt/option key, and use the command key as alt. I can easily do either ...
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How to test if root user is enabled in Mac?

I need to test if Mac root user is enabled or not. I usually enable/disable it by using dsenableroot.
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Booting a Linux environment CD on a Macbook Pro

Im trying to boot my Linux environment on my Macbook pro which doesn't have a CD reader. I got the files on the CD but still can't figure out a way to boot it upon start up. Is there any way to make ...
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Refind Boot Too Slow 30 Seconds

I have installed refind on it's own dedicated partition on my Macbook Pro so that I can boot Linux, but it takes almost 30 seconds between switching the computer on and seeing the refind menu. Is ...
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Install Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro retina 2013

I recently got a new MacBook Pro, and because of that I want to give Ubuntu a try on my old one. I tried several times, but when successfully installed I get "Missing operative system" during boot. I'...
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kali linux boots (cd and usb) into black screen with lines

I am trying to dual boot Kali Linux on my Mac desktop. When I try to run it live it runs through the start-up but boots into a bunch of colored lines down the screen then goes black. I can hear the cd ...
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Google Play Music plugin on Google Chrome freezes everything except for the mouse on ArchLinux

I just installed ArchLinux on my 2013 Macbook Pro. I installed Google Chrome from AUR and when I launch it, after a few seconds, I'm not able to type anywhere, whether it is in Chrome itself or a ...
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Check if process is running Mac OS X then execute code

I am creating a script which clears the cache for Google Chrome. However, I would like to check if Chrome is open and if so not run the code but if it isn't then it will execute the code. I can see ...
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Driver for Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip

I just got a Macbook Pro 12,1 which comes with the Broadcom 14e4:43ba chip (output from lspci -nn -d 14e4:). What I've tried First, I built the latest kernel (4.1.6) from source. According to this ...
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Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_VMM_BUT_AC_CLEAR)

I get this error on my mac when I'm trying to boot up any virtual machine on virtual box on my new MacOS X Yosemite Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_VMM_BUT_AC_CLEAR) Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE(...
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Cannot use computer after Linux mint goes to hibernate

I am running Linux Mint on my Laptop (MacBook Pro 2015 dual booting with Yosemite) however when I put my lid down I have the setting set to 'Hibernate'. The issue is when I put the lid down I cannot ...
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USB live Kali linux with macbook pro

I made a live USB with Mac Linux USB Loader, but when I try to boot Kali Linux on my Mac, it's showing this: Loading Linux kernel...error: file `/live/vmlinu' not found. done Loading initial RAM ...
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Add a route permanently to mac

I connect from a Mac running PPTP VPN to a synology box VPN server. Connecting works great, but in order to access the the drive shares, I need to run ifconfig and then sudo route add -net 192.168.x....
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WiFi frequently drops, suspected driver issue

I'm running a fully up-to-date Fedora on a Macbook Pro. To get WiFi working in the first place, I installed akmods-wl as recommended. The WiFi works, but the connection keeps dropping. I've noticed ...
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Installing a bootloader on a mac

Due to a somewhat odd requirement for a particular linux installation, with a particular software suite, I found it best to use ddrescue to populate the harddrive with the partitions and their data. ...
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Problems with Grub and rEFIt in Fedora

I used to run my Macbook in triple boot - Ubuntu, Fedora and Osx. When I turn the computer on, it goes to rEFIt menu and I could then choose between the OS's. Suddenly, it started to boot directly on ...
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Install wifi driver for Macbook 11.1 under Tails

I am having some troubles with the WIFI on my Macbook using Tails (USB). I encountered a problem similar once when setting up an Arch Linux USB system but I as able to find the necessary drivers and ...
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Java version is different in GUI and command line

On my Mac I have two different indications of the activated JAVA version $ uname -a Darwin Mr-MBP.lan 14.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.4.0: Thu May 28 11:35:04 PDT 2015; root:xnu-2782.30.5~1/...
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Use a Macbook pro 8,2 with AMD GPU on Debian 8

After installing Debian 8 on my MacBook Pro Early 2011 (8,2), i added this in the grub options, in file /boot/grub/custom.cfg outb 0x728 1 outb 0x710 2 outb 0x740 2 outb 0x750 0 These lines have the ...
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How to install wireless drivers for Debian 8 on a MacBook Pro 8,2

I installed Debian 8 (Jessie) with a triple boot on my MacBook Pro 2011 15" (model 8,2). I had to add some options to grub to disable one graphic card and some other great stuff, but I finally ...
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touchpad configuration not working linux mint 17 (rebecca) (disable or change 2 tap right click) macbook air

I recently installed Linux on a macbook air (early 2014) and am trying to tweak the touchpad so that its actually usable. I have noticed the following: I frequently get accidental right click menus ...
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Mac drive in use, understanding lsof

I am trying to repair permissions on my external HD. I cannot empty my trash when it is plugged in, because I get a bunch of "such file is in use". I read online that this might be resolved by ...
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Why does my MacBook CPU get hotter under NixOS than under Mac OS?

I have a dual boot MacBook (late 2008) with Mac OS 10.9 and NixOS. I observe that under similar conditions, with only one or two applications open and not doing any computations, the CPU gets 5-10 °C ...
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How to get more than 20 lines of output with grep when searching for a string with spaces [closed]

I am currently using grep like this: grep search_string search_file > output_file Here is an example: grep "ich arbeite" deu.txt > out.txt When used in this way, I only get the last 20 ...
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Fedora 22 on MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

I recently installed Fedora 22 on my new MacBook Pro. Good news: Wi-Fi works out of the box, so you can update the system immediately to resolve the faulty video driver issue (under bad news). ...
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Access Macintosh HD from Ubuntu - Permission denied

I've followed this instructions and now I'm able to access my Machintosh HD from Ubuntu, the problem is that I can't access the folder I need (example Desktop), it say that I haven't enough ...
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How can I import new Unix commands on my OS X Terminal?

There are a number of Unix commands which do not work on my OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Terminal Version 2.5.3. For instance, I often use this cheatsheet of Unix commands: http://mally.stanford.edu/%7Esr/...
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makeing a script to change Java SDK

I actually have the script running, but I think it's not very efficient and the only way to get it to take is to run it as "source change-java.sh" Is there a way to get it to not have to output to a ...
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How to design a keymap for the macintosh

We have a keyboard layout that has been used on Windows since 2004 and since 2007 on Linux systems. The only help that's there for making keyboards for the Mac that we found was here: https://...
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Change screen resolution into Kali on Mac BookPro

I installed Kali in dual boot on my Mac Book Retina, all work, but I have a screen resolution too high. So I need to change the screen resolution, but if I change it, the screen become black, and ...
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Running Elementary OS on MacBookPro10,1, get random resolution changes

I recently installed Elementary OS (Ubuntu-based) and every now and then my resolution drops down to a super small size that messes with my mouse-tracking and pretty much makes any application ...
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enabling Intel Iris Pro (syslinux, Tails system, Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013, IGP/GPU)

Macbook Pro 15 Retina Late 2013 uses explicitly dedicated GPU. Integrated graphic processor isn't listed at all. Not being able to switch or turn off discrete card to improve battery life. /...
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Make nginx the owner of a file when mounting to VBOX

My issue is when I mount a folder from my desktop to virtualbox on Mac osx Yosemite It sets the permissions to drwxr-xr-x. 1 root root Using the command: sudo mount -t vboxsf sharename mountpoint ...
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How to install a particular version of boost with brew on MacOSX?

The command "brew install boost" works for me on my MacOSX, but it installs the latest boost 1.57. How to use brew to install the older 1.55?
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Dual booting elementary OS, does not boot properly after install

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and elementary OS on a Mac. I've followed e.g. these instructions. The first question is this: I have not once got the "install alongside" option so I've manually created ...
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Shell script for ssh into a Unix/Linux server from MacOS X 10.10

I am attempting to ssh into a server by using a bash script from MacOSX. #!/bin/bash spawn ssh username@gatewayserver expect "password" send "Mypassword\r" interact spawn ssh username@...
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Synaptics settings get applied correctly from /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d but then reset?

I have a BCM5974 touchpad device which gets loaded incorrectly by Xorg despite being seemingly correctly configured. I have a simple /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-synaptics.conf file: Section "InputClass" ...
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Making a touchpad without buttons like a normal touchpad with buttons

Assume a synaptics compatible mousepad that has no physical buttons, but where the whole surface is physically clickable (not a tap, but physically clickable). A particular touchpad with these ...
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Convert input string to date in shell script

My shell script: #!/bin/bash echo "$1"; startd=$(date -d "$1" +"%Y%m%d"); echo "$startd"; My command: sudo ./test.sh "20151010" The output: 20151010 20150213 it printed todays date ...