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How to use terminal to access iCloud Drive when Finder is not running

I would like to access iCloud drive from Terminal in order to create an emergency backup. Unfortunately, my installation of Mac OS Yosemite is not operational, so I am using recovery mode to create my ...
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Read Apple nvram

On Mac OS X there is a tool called nvram to get and set EFI properties. As I am now deploying GNU/Linux on Apple hardware, I'd like to have a similar tool that is able to talk to Apple's EFI ...
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Flipping Control/Command in GNOME breaks Alt key in JVM

I want to switch Control and Command modifier keys in GNOME / Debian Jessie, because I use a Macintosh laptop. I have managed to get these changed via the TweakTool -> Typing panel, like this: Ctrl ...
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Installing Fedora 17 on Mac Book Pro from mid-February

I have problems installing Fedora on my friend's Mac Book Pro. After a boot, I get a blank screen. Forcing nomodeset helps: nomodeset xdriver=efifb However, I still cannot get into either X or text ...
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MAC OS X lion mac address spoofing problem

I have to change the MAC address of my Macbook due to ISP issues. I changed it using: sudo ifconfig en1 ether my_new_mac_address And it is changed successfully when I check it through: ifconfig ...
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Keyboard triggering mouse events on Debian on Macbook

I installed Debian 6 on my Macbook in a dualboot configuration. Everything is working fine, except for the keyboard. As I'm typing, I see the mouse arrow moving a bit and strange things happen, such ...
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Extlinux boot error

Another question recommented I use extlinux. It displays the rather unhelpful message "Boot error". Why wouldn't it work? How can I debug the problem? Disk layout: on /dev/sda rEFIt is installed. ...
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Schedule on boot persistent reverse SSH tunnel on Mac OSX

In attempts to run a self sustaining reverse ssh tunnel I have tried installing the 'autossh' package with brew. Autossh works alone when ran through the user's prompt, but not with launchctl/launchd. ...
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Problem booting using Live USB on MAC

I have tried creating a bootable Linux USB that i want to use on MacBook Pro 2013. I used 'MAC Linux USB Loader' to do that. Linux distros I tried it with: Slack puppy and DSL (Damn small linux) ...
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MacBook Pro Retina: huge power consumption

I'm currently running Debian/Jessie on a MacBook Pro Retina 10,1 15" (early-2103). Everything is going well (ethernet, WiFi, retina, etc.) but I worry about its power consumption. laptop-mode manages ...
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Dual boot Fedora 16 with OS X refit

Having trouble with installing Fedora 16 on my Macbook Pro. While the installation itself completes without and issues, the bootloader doesn't install correctly. I have rEFIt, which I already have ...
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New Apple keyboard layout on Arch Linux

I have a Mid-2011 Macbook Air that the "Apple authorized support" just changed the top case and keyboard due to malfunction. Turns out that they have installed a "new" keyboard layout that I don't ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 Stuck In Software Rendering Mode on MacBook Pro

I've been happily running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro for awhile now. Recently I was forced to wipe my computer so I thought I'd give Linux Mint a try. While everything is installed and running ...
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Help getting mtrack to work on Macbook Pro Retina running Ubuntu 14.04

Total newbie here. Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro Retina from the great tutorial over at MakeUseOf, and have been enjoying the new OS with the exception of the trackpad performance. To ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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: ...
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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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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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MacBook Pro Mini DisplayPort flickering over Debian

I have some problems involving a Macbook Pro Mid 2009 13" (MacBookPro5,5) running a Debian 7,7 Whezzy and a LCD screen Benq E2200HD. I am using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter in order to use the ...
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chromium-browser processes' cmdline not available in full form

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, with 3.13.0-38-generic kernel on a MacBookPro11,2. (late 2013) I'm trying to get the process ids of all chromium-browser processes, a bit selectively such as only renderers ...
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GIT on 'mountain lion' will not execute commands

Macbookpro Mountion Lion 10.8.5 I am not new to technology or programming but relatively new to Web Development. My Unix is rusty. Issue. I cannot get GIT to execute commands. I have been ...
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How do I run Linux on a MacBookPro(11,2) with more than one CPU?

I have a late 2013 15-inch MacBookPro (MacBookPro11,2). I need to have Linux running on it. The closest I have come is loading Xubuntu, which only boots with the maxcpus=1 kernel option. Question ...
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Change 4 mirrored HDDs to RAID 10

My boss has a large computer (12-core, 4 HDD computer that we use for scientific computing) and he has all of the HDDs mirrored. Is it possible to change this to RAID 10 without data loss and without ...
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Low color depth while using X11 on a monitor

I am running Mint on a Late 2012 Mac Mini. While running X (KDE, LMDE or openbox) I notice a low color depth on My Dell S2209W monitor. I believe that the depth is not actually low as I can change ...
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os-prober not detecting Arch install

I'm triple booting osx, win 7 and arch on an apple macbook pro 8,2 I've followed the guide specific for my macbook pro here: Macbook Pro 8,2 Arch Installation As well as the beginners install guide ...
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Wireless issues with Linux Mint on Macbook Pro

I installed Linux Mint 13 (Maya) on my Macbook Pro using rEFIt, and ran through the instructions here to get wireless working. Now I can see a bunch of different networks, but I almost always fail to ...
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Grub fails after install it on my macbook pro

I'm trying to install Archlinux on my macbook in dual boot mode. I part the disk that way : /dev/sda1 -> EFI /dev/sda2 ->MacOS /dev/sda3 -> /boot /dev/sda4 -> / /dev/sda5 -> /home As ...
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How do I fix my FastCGI Pinax / Django deployment?

I'm running OSX Lion (posted here because this is a Unix-specific question), and am trying to deploy a Pinax project via FCGI. I have the FastCGI daemon running: $ ps wwaux | grep fcgi jonathan ...
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xmodmap configuration to emulate Mac special key layout?

On my Mac, I frequently type curly quotes manually. For example, a left curly double quote is Option-[. I would like to do the same on my Linux box. I run vanilla X11 (FVWM) with no GNOME, KDE, etc. ...
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“Kernel panic” when live booting Kali (Debian)

I'm trying to boot into Kali (Debian-based) live from USB through rEFInd on my MacBook Pro but I run across this "kernel panic" error after choosing the live option. [ end Kernel] panic - not ...
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Macbook pro sd card reader doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.01

I have a macbook pro retina, the newest model. I used rEFind to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.01, but the sd card reader doesn't recognize the card. Is there a fix for that? Thanks.
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I have: “error: no such device: 6ec8e… Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>” on Mac OsX boot

I decided to install Debian on a external HDD to try it with my Mac Book Pro and then see if I will install it on a partition of MBP's SSD. I installed it and plugged the device on the machine, but ...
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Macbook pro network drivers (with dependencies) source for offline install in kali 2.0

In order to get wireless working in kali on a macbook pro one needs to install linux headers and broadcom drivers like so: apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r | sed ‘s,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,’) ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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 ...