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Questions tagged [macintosh]

Macintosh hardware made by Apple.

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Weak WiFi signal on Macbook pro 2017 with dongle and airport on Kali Linux and Tails

I have installed Tails on my MacBook Pro 2017 using Live Usb and the wifi signal is very weak. I purchased a WiFi dongle thinking that it might solve the issue but unfortunately it is the same case ...
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Mouse Hover Not Working [migrated]

This may be a simple question, but for a long time now Safari has not registered when my mouse is hovering over something (e.g. hover over a youtube video to show the progress bar, hover over a link ...
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How to boot into existing Ubuntu drive on a new computer?

I had an old IBM Thinkpad laptop with Ubuntu installed die on me, but the hard drive is still intact. I want to move the installation onto an old Macbook Air I have lying around but I'm having ...
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What does i386 mean on macOS Mojave?

I'm on a second-hand MacBook Pro from late 2013 (Mojave 10.14.3) and when I type arch on the Terminal, I get back i386. Shouldn't it be a x86_64? Did the seller misrepresent the item? Please see the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on a Mac mini 2018

When I boot Ubuntu from a USB key, I do access the Live Ubuntu but Ubuntu can't see the internal Mac mini 2018 disk even though it detects my extra external hard drive. So, it is impossible so far for ...
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WiFi Card Not showing Manjaro

I just installed Manjaro on my MacBook Air 2017. When i run ip link, i only see the lo device. I should have other devices such as eth0, etc. Is it a driver issue? I have tried the manjaro settings ...
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Linux distribution for USB that works on 32/64 and on Mac [closed]

I'm looking for a Linux distribution that I can run from USB that works on almost every computer that I will encounter. I need this because I repair computers and want to run all kinds of tools. I ...
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Bash - How to update what's inside the quotes, but only if it's a number?

For this project, we have hundreds of applications using composer.json. I'm using a Bash script to go through and update the version numbers of any file that contain an application that is getting a ...
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Internal wireless card setup VirtualBox on Mac

Is it possible somehow to access the wifi of the Mac from VirtualBox. I haven't found any useful tutorial yet. I'm using a Macbook Air late 2017
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Initial boot hangs after a successful install of ParrotSec

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro and I'm trying to boot Parrot Linux Security edition for the first time after a successful install. I've edited the boot options to eliminate all options EXCEPT ro and ...
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How can I reinstall php and apache on mac? I deleted some important php folders

How can I reinstall php on mac? I think deleted some important php folders. I can't find the great solution with even google. It's showing like this. macui-MacBookPro:~ mac$ sudo apachectl start ...
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How to send binary file URL in the curl command instead passing local path

I am trying to post a binary .apk file which is on s3 bucket to a POST API. Local way which I know is: curl -X POST https://xxx.example.com:443/api/storage/upload -H "Content-Type:application/octet-...
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How to screen share/vnc from Mac (10.11) to Linux desktop (Ubuntu 16.04)? + issues sshing

I'd like to use screen sharing/I'd like to VNC to a Linux OS desktop from my Mac (so I'd like to view the Linux desktop on the screen of my Mac). Mac OS version: OS X El Capitan, 10.11.15A2301. Ubuntu ...
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How to backup Mac image to another local partition?

I’m trying to backup my entire Mac disk over SSH, I’ve specifically partitioned the “Machintosh HD” to reserve space for my Mac. There are several “answers” floating around the web, but it all seemed ...
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How can I set the default editor as nano on my Mac?

I have vim as default editor on my Mac and every time I run commands on Mac terminal, it automatically opens "vim". How can I set up "nano" instead and make sure the terminal will open "nano" every ...
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Wireless drivers for macbook pro doesn't work anymore?

I've got a weird issue : I'm on kali linux on a macbook pro and the wireless drivers for mac are not working anymore. I think it has appeared since the latest update of the kernel or maybe the headers ...
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broadcom-wl driver (akmods) from RPMFusion does not compile a MacBook Pro 11, 1 (mid-2014 Retina model)

I have used Fedora wonderfully before on my MacBook Pro 11, 1 with working wifi set up as per this guide. It describes the process of adding the RPMFusion repos and installing the akmods broadcom-wl ...
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Want MBR install of Mint 19.1

There's a video driver problem with GPT, the Apple A1286 Mid-2010 MacBook Pro machines, and NVIDIA GT330M drivers, and running Nouveau has its own problems, so I want to install Cinnamon Mint 19.1 ...
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Display blacking out on boot (Macbook Linux)

(Please note that I am breaking this out as a separate question from this one I asked earlier: How exactly do the Linux display device files work?) I have a Linux From Scratch system that I've built (...
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“Probing EDD” error when booting a live OS from a USB drive

I'm trying to boot into a Kali Linux live thumb drive on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, to partition a secondary internal hdd that has Windows (set up with bootcamp) on it (to install Kali in the new ...
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Display keeps blacking out (i915)

I am experiencing a very annoying display problem on my laptop, which I am struggling to troubleshoot: The display is frequently blacking out. When it does this, the system keeps running in the ...
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How to replace multiple old file located at different location with the new files in Mac OS using script?

I've some new files in a folder A. I want to replace the old files which are located in different folders (ex. B, C, D), with the new files. Is there any way to do this in one shot by writing some ...
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How to read the file in remote server using local software?

Currently I am using MacOs, I've connect to a remote file server, and I have Matlab installed in my local MacOs. Can I use my local Matlab to open a file in the remote file server? Previously when I ...
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terminal flashing causing sd card to be unreadable

I am currently trying to flash my SD card, but keeps getting this error that the sd cards unreadable, I tried using etcher and dd, and it keeps doing it? I am trying to flash https://www.home-...
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Does AWK have similar ability as SED to find line ranges based on text in line rather than line number?

Resolution: the files were saved with CR rather than LF line breaks. Mosvy pointed this out, but only posted as a comment, rather than an answer, so I am unable to officially thank him for helping me ...
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how do i map the cmd key to ctrl on kubuntu 18.04?

I'm using an apple mac keyboard and I'm trying to map the "cmd" key to the "ctrl key but not having any luck can someone advise? I've tried setting the keyboard model to apple macintosh but that has ...
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Access firmware from terminal? [closed]

I have a 2008 MacBook I bought new and have used up until a few months ago with leopard and snow leopard install disks. After many strange occurrences I decided to erase and reinstall my OS. After ...
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Slax Linux: Save changes (persistent USB) after selecting copy to RAM at boot

Explanation: Right now I'm using a MacBookPro9,2 with Slax. I'm on an exchange trip and I'm having problems with my main HD (either bad SATA cable or damaged SSD). Repairing the hardware on my ...
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linux command fails with alloc magic is broken at 0xXXXXX

I have problems booting into my MacBookPro9,2 I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. When I try to boot manually I can set the root to (hd1,3) which is the partition I have for Ubuntu. I can’t proceed to boot ...
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No clipboard support with X11forwarding?

I've successfully setup X11forwarding from Linux to Mac. Now I'm able to run Thunar and get a window locally. But the clipboard is not shared between the Thunar window and Mac computer. Any ideas?
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Is an Apple File System (APFS) driver for linux available or in progress?

I know the specs are available somewhere because Paragon Software already offers a very capable APFS driver for Windows at https://www.paragon-software.com/home/apfs-windows/ I'm looking for a driver ...
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Install Debian netinst on macbook pro 2018

I'm trying to install Debian 9.5.0 netinst on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports), but can't even boot the installer. I took the following steps: I made a live USB with Etcher of ...
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mpv-player split screen mac [closed]

I am trying to use mpv as one of the apps in the split-view in mac. I can successfully create the split-view, but when I open the window with the split-view, the mpv player just minimizes into the ...
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OpenSSL: how to encrypt/decrypt?

In Debian, I'll encrypt a file or text: $ echo test | openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -in - -pass pass:password -out /tmp/test.enc Then move the file to macOS (Mojave) and attempt to decrypt: $ openssl ...
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sed mac add text to specific line with double quotes

I'm trying to use this as my starting guide for using sed to add a line to a file in OSX. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/25631989/sed-insert-line-command-osx sed -i '.json' '2i\ this is a test ...
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sed mac insert tab and text at specific line

I'm trying to use sed to insert a tab followed by a string with quotes (json) followed by a newline on mac on the second line. So far I've got sed -i '.json' "2i\\ \"$(printf '\t') \"1.0.1\": \"1.0.1....
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Can't use Macbook Air's keyboard and trackpad simultaneously

I'm trying to play some games on my Macbook Air's laptop and Debian 9 Stretch, but my keyboard and trackpad does not work simultaneously. There are solutions to this problem mentioning changing the ...
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Why doesn't the ! (exclamation mark) work on MacOS?

I'm trying to use the ! (exclamation mark) to search my bash history on Mac and it doesn't work. Why doesn't MacOS have this feature and how can I install it? It does work if I use zsh, FWIW. And !! ...
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Linux Dual Boot Macbook Pro 15

I am looking to dual boot my MBP 15". I have read mixed opinions on this one webpage specifically says it won't work due to the Force touch trackpad. But on some reddit forums i have seen people say ...
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MacOS: What file does the command `last` get its information from?

Can't seem to find where this last command gets its information from. Does anyone know what file it uses (specifically for Unix macOS) ? Tried cat /var/log/wtmp, cat /var/run/utmp, cat /var/log/...
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Linux live boot flash drive works on PC but not Mac [duplicate]

I've created a bootable Linux USB flash drive on my Windows 7 PC.  I can use it on any PC (running Windows), but I have been unable to boot it on my Apple Macbook Air. How can I boot my Linux live ...
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Debian install has written the grub loader into my primary disk master boot

I have attempted to install Debian to my external USB HDD (for which I had previously created a 150GB ext4 partition on it). I have done these operations from my Macbook pro (on which I had installed ...
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CentOS 7 in vmware, console text too small for retina display

I've just installed centos 7.5 in vmware, also installed vmtoolsd and shared folder works. But the console text is simply too small: Any ideas? In Xorg I can set DPI but what about console?
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Unable to run mvn clean install on macOS Sierra 10.12.6

I am using maven-3.1.1 along with eclipse neon for RCP and jdk-7. I am running into the following issue - Error with Maven command: mvn clean install Problem running the Maven command because the ...
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Mac Terminal: Repeat Multiple Previous Commands Sequentially

I know that I can navigate through previous commands using the up & down arrow keys, making it easy to re-run an earlier line of code. However if I want to re-run multiple sequential commands I ...
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How to change UUID after cloning a Mac HDD with `dd`?

After 1 day of googling and try&error I give up and ask for help. Long story short: I cloned internal HDD of my iMac (Mid 2011) to external SDD with dd command. Now I have two identical discs ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu on Mac OSx 10.13

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro and I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu. I have been following this guide: https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-dual-boot-ubuntu-mac/. I am using reFIND as my boot manager, and ...
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How can you get any version of Linux to see the 2018 MacBook Pro SSD?

I have tried nvme_load=yes in place of quiet --- with Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Xubuntu 18.04. df -h results in only the system generated mounts and the installation media. The weekly live ...
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disable option + delete/left_arrow/right_arrow key combos on remote linux ssh

How do I disable option + delete/->/<- key combos when ssh into a remote linux box from my MacBook? Alternatively, map option + delete to the same function as command.+ delete. Currently I get [D, [...
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nouveau FAULT on Macbook Pro w/ Debian on boot

I have a 2010 13inch MacBook Pro currently running Debian 9 with no real noticeable or detrimental issues. That said, after getting past the Mac startup tone, I see the following errors: [ 12.283961]...