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Is there any brew app or whatever that can format disks using HFS+?

I have several external USB HDD disks that I let macOS format on APFS. Like most of you know, APFS is for SSD disks and this format, fragments HDD disks to hell, making them 20 or more times slower ...
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Copying an APFS partition to another disk

I have a disk with two containers. First container contains a time machine disk. Second container contains two partitions, one for time machine (that is from another computer) and another partition I ...
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netatalk 'vol size limit' causes Time Machine to report 0 KB available

When I set the vol size limit in /etc/netatalk/afp.conf, Time Machine initially reports the correct amount of available, but fails on backup and reports that 0 KB are available. I am wondering if this ...
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How to run Amazon Linux 2 on Apple Silicon

Amazon Linux 2 -- historically a cloud offering -- is also offered as an on-premise solution for various setups. The two most popular on-premise solutions are: Virtual Machine (e.g. KVM, Oracle ...
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Macos partition delete and merge

Macos montenery 12.3 - Air 2020 I ve tryed to install asahi linux from this: https://asahilinux.org/2022/03/asahi-linux-alpha-release/ I created a 70gb partition in the installer for it, but network ...
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"font-family: Emoji" screws up font spacing

I was using apple music on linux for the first time, and I realized the font looked horrible and the text was way too spaced out. Here's what it should look like: It should look like this but for ...
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How do I enable the Touch Bar on a Late-2016 MacBook Pro?

I am running Arch Linux kernel 5.15.6-arch2-1 on a MacBook Pro 13" Late 2016 with Touch Bar. On a previous Linux installation with Mint on an older kernel I was able to install an SPI driver and ...
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Understanding Mac Databases/plist - Identity Services and Statuskit

I'm trying to understanding Identity Services and StatusKit information on Mac. Is there a way to differentiate between sent and received within idstatuscache.plist and ids-pub-id.db? What is the ...
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How to play audio from Ubuntu to AirPlay 2 speakers?

I have an Ubuntu 20.10 and a pair of KEF LSX to which I want to connect using Apple AirPlay 2. I managed to do it using iTunes on Windows 10 and also my iPhone 8, both in the same LAN as my Ubuntu. ...
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Mounting a MacOS partition labelled 'Apple Core Storage' fails

This process goes wrong for me right at the end: apfs-fuse /dev/$diskpart $mountpoint. sda2 is the Mac partition, MacOS exists in the media folder. I use sudo apfs-fuse /dev/sda2 /media/MacOS I just ...
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(Apple Silicon+UTM) aarch64 image-based VM deployment

I'm running my aarch64-Fedora server in UTM on an M1 Mac via the Apple hypervisor by using aarch64 as the QEMU architecture option in UTM. I know that for SD cards, these images can simply be dd'd to ...
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LinuxMint Boots into a Black Screen on an iMac

I've installed LinuxMint on an iMac(mid 2010) via a custom made USB installer I made. The installation process went fine. No errors. However, afterwards, when it boots, it displays nothing but a black ...
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QEMU webcam passthrough from macOS host to Xubuntu guest?

I am trying to pass my (MBP 2019) camera as a usb device to my VM (Xubuntu). I've tried the following, to no avail. sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -accel hvf -boot menu=on -drive file=X.img -m 6G -cpu host -...
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Installing Linux on Apple M1 (Mac Mini)

I would like to install Linux on a Mac Mini with an Apple M1 processor. So far, I have tried the tutorial at https://corellium.com/blog/linux-m1 (I have tried both the USB and the NVME option). ...
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Iphone8 Images/Video To CentOS7 Server Bypassing Icloud Storage?

Is it possible when I take a picture/video with my Iphone8 that the images/videos get automatically synced to my CentOS7 server some how to a specific directory? I see the Snap Store has Icloud for ...
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Why are there extra bits set in my EFI variable attributes, and how can I modify the values while preserving these attributes?

I'm running Linux 5.10-rc2 on a MacBook Pro from 2015. I'm trying to modify EFI variables to better understand how they work. However, when I try to modify them with efivar, I get an Invalid ...
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Magic Mouse 2 on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to get the magic mouse 2 scrolling setup on Ubuntu 20.04. I've followed the instructions from the Github driver page - https://github.com/rohitpid/Linux-Magic-Trackpad-2-Driver and this ...
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How can I know/list the properties of any application macOSX to be able to use osascript/apple-script?

I'm a newbie for osascript. I want to code some automated script/apple-script. I've searched and tried some tutorials about apple-script but it's a simple application like "Reminders" "Finder". I ...
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CPU fan support for Apple iMac

Using Ubuntu 18 (Linux 4.15.0-72-generic) on a mid 2010 iMac 27", I found that the CPU fan always runs on the slow 940rpm regardless of the CPU temperature. Hardware support is great for that machine,...
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what does ipheth_carrier_set: usb_control_msg: -110 mean

When I connect my girlfriends iphone to my ubuntu mate laptop I am not able to access it. dmesg -w shows the following log: [ 1450.188245] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd ...
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Brightness with iMac12.1

First of I know this might be considered a duplicate question, but the answers given on the other questions did not help. So i've tried about every Debain and Arch based distro, and now settled on ...
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How do I convert an OGG OPUS file to an Apple Core Audio container?

I've got some OPUS files I've created with FFMPEG on Linux (from MP3 originals I've deleted to save storage space). I'd like to make them playable on a Mac and, if possible, on an iPhone via iTunes. ...
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fedora 30 GNOME wrong french apple aluminum keyboard layout

I've just installed Fedora 30 (GNOME desktop) on my machine with french apple aluminum keyboard. But "@" key is not correctly mapped. It should be at left of "1" key but instead I have "<". And ...
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Viewing the system.log.0.gz under /private/var/log in macOS

Am trying to view the contents of a system log -system.log.0 ,system.log.2 using macOS terminal .The logs are located under /private/var/log (macOS) I have tried zcat,gunzip etc.but with no fruitful ...
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SED not exiting

I used following piece of code to list down the contents of a directory in macOS: #!/bin/bash echo "hello User" echo "" userdir=$1 var_one=$userdir\/Library\/Application\ Support\/iCloud\/Accounts\/ ...
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Boot a Debian firmware-nonfree netinstall USB device with GRUB2

I have an Apple MacMini Intel running a Debian Stretch (no BIOS-like boot list, just standard GRUB2). I would like to boot on a USB device to set a fresh new installation, with the latest firmware-...
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Using Raspberry pi as USB bridge

I would like to use my raspberry pi as a USB bridge between multiple devices. We can assume that I want to connect my iPad which has POS software on it to my thermal printer. Most of star or Epson ...
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How to figure out why executable crashes (I don't have the source code) [duplicate]

I'm trying to install PowerPanel Business Edition on Apple OS X.13. The server starts and exits (quits) - no log file, no error message. It works fine on my other OS Apple machines but on this High ...
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Can I restore a Macintosh disk image using dd?

I have a clone of an entire Mac OS HDD that I created using dd, as: sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/mint/backup/mac-backup.img I verified the integrity of the image at creation time using diff. Now I ...
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When did MacOS fully transition to 64-bit?

In this Arstechnica article on the release of Mac OS X snow leopard, it included this graphic: Following Snow Leopard, when did apps, Cocoa, and Carbon also transition to 64 bit? By what release was ...
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Magic Mouse 2 driver touch scroll

I just recently picked up a Magic Mouse 2 after trying out my friends Magic Mouse 1. The MM has touch capabilities, and I wanted to make sure that those features worked on my Arch laptop, and they did!...
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Remapping apple keyboard modifier keys with xkbOptions

I want to remap my apple keyboard's keys so that just to the right of the spacebar I have a key that acts as Ctrl and to the left of the spacebar I want the first button to acts as alt/meta and the ...
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Apple MagicTrackpad2 on Ubuntu

I bought an Apple Magic Trackpad2 and want to use it on Ubuntu 16.04. Actually moving the pointer works, but e.g. two finger scrolling or tap to click doesn't. So I came up with the following ...
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Remove startup (boing) sound in PowerPC Mac Mini G4

I would like to remove the startup sound of my Mac Mini G4 (PowerPC). I know this is possible if I boot from a MacOSX system, however I reformatted my system from the original MacOSX for ppc with a ...
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Rename file name between two points

I am looking for a way to rename a batch of videos by remove text between two points. Specifically I would like to remove everything after the 6th character, to the last "LabelMe--". 0001--LabelMe--...
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Installed ubuntu after installing rEFInd, and my Macbook only boots to ubuntu

I am an electrical engineering student, and I use a late 2016 macbook pro with the touch bar. I partitioned my drive, so I could install multiple OSs on my drive. I plan on having a(n existing) macOS ...
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how to move cursor left and right in default shell

my router runs asuswrt merlin. the /bin/sh is packaged in BusyBox v1.25.1 (2017-12-02 00:49:46 EST) multi-call binary. my question is how do I move my cursor one word left and right? with bash, i ...
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Apple Bluetooth keyboard is not configureable via modprobe.d directory

I have a MacBook Pro and installed Archlinux on it. I have read their article about Apple Keyboards, and managed to make the function key work properly (meaning pressing F5 actually triggers F5), fix ...
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Do I need a framebuffer driver for a minimal CLI system without X?

I've recently built a Linux From Scratch system on my Apple Macbook laptop; however, I've been struggling to understand the graphics hardware and what kernel driver options I need to enable. The LFS ...
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Make Apple Keyboard Settings persistent in ../hid_apple/parameters/

i'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and want to use an apple keyboard (wired). No i'm facing some problems whith making my custom settings permanent. I'm using the 'English internationl, AltGr dead keys' ...
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Is it possible to convert Apple Music format to MP3? [closed]

A few days ago, I dragged some Apple Music songs to my MP3 player. When I played it, there was no sound. I googled to find a solution, but people all said that the files are DRM-encrypted on Apple ...
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CUPS source-code compiling error

I want to get printer state from CUPS. To do that , I am trying to customize CUPS's source code. So I can send a message to my front-end. I have downloaded CUPS repository from gitub Apple's CUPS ...
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Linux (Solus): trouble connecting USB camera (Apple iSight)

OK, this might be a bit of a long shot... I'm trying to get an Apple iSight camera to work in Linux (Solus Budgie). Not a built-in iSight, but the original 'old school' one, which connects with a ...
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How do I assign appropriate permissions on a Netatalk share?

How do I assign appropriate permissions on a Netatalk share? I've ported an mdadm volume to a new machine. It's mounted and working, there is a user set up called "design" which has access and can ...
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How to mount an Apple device from Linux?

I would like to mount an Apple iPad to my Linux device, to make a jpeg or ddrescue recovery on it. How I would do this with an Apple device?
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CentOS - how to make sure IPv6 is supported?

When i dig to my server i get following, clearly showing not IPv6 supported. As a result Apple (reference) verification team refusing my apps/softwares to be published because IPv6 is not supported in ...
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sudo -i and sudo -s on APPLE [duplicate]

I have a question on sudo -i and sudo -s on APPLE. When I use sudo -i, it will change to "root" this user. I use sudo -s and this has the similar situation but there is a "bash-3.2#" on my terminal. I ...
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Fn key for Bluetooth Apple Magic Keyboard (2015)

I'm having trouble using my Apple Magic Keyboard (bluetooth wireless with LiIon battery, Lightning port for charging and tethered usage) with Fedora 25 (kernel: 4.8.15-300.fc25.x86_64). The problem ...
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VPN configuration: shared secret PSK format

I am using, as a customer, a commercial VPN for OS/X and iPhone. I am also provisioning VNPs at work for iOS/MacOs, and have a Debian based VPN at home with StrongSwan. I have captured the ....
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Using 'find' in the command line

The computer is running Yosemite. I was trying to move a couple documents from the download folder to documents via the command line using find . -iname '*.pdf' -exec mv "{}" ./Documents \ The ...
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