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Linux support for RTP-MIDI?

I have been spoiled by the ease with which I can connect my iPad up to MIDI applications on my Macbook using the native support for midi-over-the-network (apparently RTP-MIDI) provided by the CoreMIDI ...
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Install Linux on PPC Mac: NO CD DRIVE

I am trying to install Linux on my Xserve G4, a NewWorld PPC Macintosh computer. The issue is: I have no CD drive, so all those helpful comments like "Just boot from Linux using a LiveCD" don't work ...
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Installing Linux on MacBook Air

I've wanted to switch over from OS X to Linux as my main OS for some time now, but I have a few questions that I would prefer to be answered before I try. Please excuse my general lack of knowledge ...
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legality of creating a variable for a file location

adapter= /Volumes/My\ Passport/Documents/adapters.fa Can I create this variable so that I can just refer to adapter for the exact file (and its location)?
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Parameter expansion question

I have 2 files each in user/admin/1/2/[a-c] subdirectories. The files are preQC_1.txt and preQC_2.txt - both of which will be inputs in my tool. I use "${f##*/}" for preQC_1.txt in my for loop for ...
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Thunderbird mail notification filter

I have a secure mail account, which is only configured on one machine and it needs to stay that way. I've been looking for a solution to receive a notification of a new message without the need to log ...
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Setting anacron on mac

I set cron to run script every day using env EDITOR=nano crontab -e where I wrote something like this @daily path/to/sript.script Now I want to use anacron to be sure that script is going to be run ...
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Wi-fi in Kali Dual-Boot not working

I installed Kali on my MacBook Air (Mid-2013) through a bootable USB with persistence. However, I am unable to connect to Wifi. Infact, the build does not even show any Wifi/WLAN settings or show a ...
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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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Dual-boot Linux on a Mac with original Boot Loader without uninstalling OS X [migrated]

phew, long title beware! My question here is, I own a Macbook Air 2014 model, and have duel-booted OS X and Bootcamped Windows 10. Now I want to be able to install a Linux distribution (most likely ...
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OS X El Capitan , systemstats:com.apple.telemetry.shutdown

Last night I reinstall OS X El Capitan on may macbook air 11 inch and after I did updates , I shutdown the macbook and went to sleep.İn the morning , I opened it and I saw it was just on sleep. I'm ...
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Kali USB persistence is not saving data

I've made a bootable Live USB Kali Linux using Mac Linux USB Loader (with Persistence Manager as well). Everything works well, then when I tried to create an empty file on the desktop and reboot Kali. ...
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Schedule (Cron) executing tasks based on bash scripts using CronniX

I'm still quite new you Mac and OS X but do have some background about other UNIX based systems, so please excuse for any misunderstandings. My goal is to implement a function that executes certain ...
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Can't shut down ubuntu on macbook pro

I have a macbook pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB I have a separate partition for mac and ubuntu. Ubuntu is the main ...
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card reading killing my battery, on macbook pro running Debian

I am currently using a macbook pro but the operating system is debian 8.2 not os x I am using a macbook pro but there's this one device that's just draining a lot of power. This USB device: Card ...
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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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Mac OS X: Terminal Prompt Username

I'm using Mac OS Snow Leopard (v10.6.8). I've changed the account name under System Preferences > System > Accounts > Full Name. However, that does not change the username on the terminal ...
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Vim script check running platform

" Get running OS let os = "" if has("win32") let os="win" else if has("unix") let s:uname = system("uname") if s:uname == "Darwin" let os="mac" else let os="unix" endif ...
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Find out user logged in at specific time on Mac OS X 10.11.x

I'll like to find out which user was logged in at a particular time that a file was created. I'm having trouble with the "Last" command when attempting to use the "-t" switch. Open to any ...
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Linux on Macbook (9,2 - Mid-2012) - Sound wierd

Today I - again - installed Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro Mid-2012 and I'm - again - very happy. Except, that the sound of the built-in speakers is really strange. On Mac OS X the speakers were pretty ...
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Mouse not appearing for linux in virtual box on mac

I have just set up Kali linux on Virtualbox on my mac but when I try to enable the mouse on the virtual machine the cursor doesn't show and I'm not sure why i do see a message that states "You ...
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For linux (nixos) xserver using a macbookpro, what can I do to prevent movement of mouse while clicking

I have NixOs installed in my macbook pro. My problem is that the mouse is too sensitive. When I click, the mouse moves slightly, causing the click to happen at a different place. I observe that it ...
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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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WiFi not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Macbook Pro

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro. Everything seems to work fine except the WiFi. The wireless connection is very slow and intermittent. Wired connection works like a charm however. ...
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Does the fact that MacOS runs on a BSD core mean that it is a better choice for that hardware? [closed]

Of the different distributions of Unix/Linux available for my Mac hardware, does BSD have an advantage because it's what is run under the GUI for MacOS, or does the Mach kernel abstraction keep any ...
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Why can Macs mount certain hardware that my Linux Mint can't?

I am running Linux Mint Rafaela 17.2 on my PC. I had to manually edit a file on my microSD card which contained the Raspbian OS for my Raspberry Pi. When I plugged it into my PC, using a MicroSD to ...
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ssh public key not getting copied over

I created a public/private key pair using the ssh-keygen -t rsa in my ~/.ssh folder. I then copied the key over using the ssh-copy-id username@remoteserver.com command and received this notification. ...
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How to boot FreeBSD 10.2 on a MacBook Pro 7,2?

Objective Obtain a full installation of FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE on a MacBookPro 7,2. Hardware Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4Ghz, 3Mb L2 Cache, 4Gb Memory, NVidia MCP89 AHCI SATA controller. What has been ...
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Fedora OSX Partition

I am wanting to dual boot fedora workstation with OSX. 2015 Macbook. However, when I get to the partition scheme screen on the fedora installer it shows my OSX SSD 250GB but with only 6KB free. But if ...
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How to parse output for a specific response (creating Extension Attribute for JAMF JSS)

We recently got JAMF JSS for our organization to manage our Macs, and I'm trying to make a script for what they call an Extension Attribute (basically a custom inventory record field). What I want is ...
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Installing Arch Linux and no hard drive detected

I have a Macbook Pro 2011 and the original hard drive died this past week. I had it dual booted with OS X and Arch Linux. Since the drive was old, I decided it was time for an upgrade and I bought a ...
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How to turn on rEFInd in the startup again? [closed]

I formatted old macbook book, installed Mac OS X El Capitan, and refind boot loader, and linux mint. Installed: El Capitan rEFind boot loader Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Mate with Codecs (64 bits) ...
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How to bypass rEFInd boot loader and boot straight to Linux OS straight?

How to bypass rEFInd boot loader and boot straight to Linux OS straight? Hi Guys, I managed to install rEFind Boot loader and Linux Mint on the old macbook. Whenever macbook turns on, it will go ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 on MacBook 5,2

I've been trying to dual-boot FreeBSD 8.1 with Mac OS X on my MacBook (5,2), but am having trouble trying to get the live cd to boot. I reach the FreeBSD Boot Loader Screen with the options for boot, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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openSUSE 12.3 (64-bit) LiveCD/LiveUSB won't work (MacBook7,1)

I wanted to try a live openSUSE 12.3 (64-bit) system on my MacBook 7,1, however: When I do it with a LiveUSB created with UNetbootin, it's not recognized as bootable When I do it with a LiveCD ...
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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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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.