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Questions tagged [macintosh]

Macintosh hardware made by Apple.

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Vm or bsd jail on snow leopard?

I have a MacBook 2008 with snow leopard and of course the two install cds which came with it. I have used this os and it is pretty much all I need. my problem is that some strange occurrences were all ...
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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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iTerm2 - Frequently stuck alternating input between bash and repl

Frequently getting iTerm2 panes stuck where input alternates between bash and whatever repl (or really any other command) I happen to be running. For example, repeatedly hitting enter might give 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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Arch on Macbook

I'm trying to install Arch Linux on a MBP early 2011 (Macbook 8,1). Presently I'm using Ubuntu and OS X on dual boot with Refind. I tried to boot Arch live on a USB pendrive using Refind, but as soon ...
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How to establish a Telnet server in Mac?

I tried the below command to launch my mac as a telnet server sudo launchctl load -w /usr/local/Cellar/telnetd/54.50.1/homebrew.mxcl.telnetd.plist When I tried to connect with the telnet client ...
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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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2018 Macbook Pro TB 1TB SSD

How can you get any version of linux to see the 2018 MBP/TB SSD during installation? I have tried nvme_load=yes in place of quiet --- with Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Xubuntu 18.04. df -h results ...
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disable option + delete/left_arrow/right_arrow key combos on remote linux ssh

As described in the title, 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.+ ...
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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]...
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start sshd on mac

I'm not able to ssh to localhost on my Mac. I found that sshd is not running in the machine (no process is running on port 22). lsof -i:22 I found some posts asking to enable Remote Login in System ...
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Vagrant: Is it possible to use Vagrant with VMWare as a provider without paying?

I am learning Vagrant from scratch from a Udemy tutorial. I want to use my centos machine to install everything and run all from there, but they use VirtualBox and in my Centos machine (a dell ...
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Mac OS cannot mount exFAT disk created on (Ubuntu) linux

I formatted an external hard disk on my ubuntu linux system with exfat. First I installed the exfat utilities: sudo apt-get install parted exfat-utils Then I partitioned the disk with a mbr boot ...
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Error while loading .tmux.conf

I am trying to bind some keys to some certain commands in my .tmux.conf. The commands are as follows bind-key C-c send-keys -t right \ "import os;clear = lambda: os.system('clear');clear()\;" \; send-...
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Random <C-L> inserted into Majaro

I am running Manjaro in Virtualbox under Mac OSX host. when I type should it randomly inserts <C-L> at the character l. This happens more frequently if I type quickly, but never occurs if I key ...
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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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Bodhi loses internet connectivity

On an older Mac I've re-installed Bodhi, but when I watch iwconfig I can only start to connect. Almost immediately I lose the connection. This is using the same driver as before; hardware is ...
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Unetbootin + DB gives error: `Could not find ramdisk image /ubninit`

I installed dban-2.3.0_i586.iso onto a usb with unetbootin on a mac. But when I run it on a computer and select dban on the menu I get: Could not find ramdisk image /ubninit Any ideas?
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PKCS#7 signature not signed with a trusted key

Installed Ubuntu with SIP disabled on MacBook 2017 - 0 issues, booted in seconds. I have been building it out and created a problem while trying to make the WiFi work. At some point (it was very late)...
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Can't get alt to work as a prefix on tmux mac

I'd like to get alt+space to work, but it doesn't seem to work. This is how I have my .tmux.conf: set-option -g prefix M-Space I also tried alt+b but this doesn't work either. set-option -g prefix ...
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What is the tmux prefix code for command key on mac?

I'd like to change my tmux prefix key from control to command (on mac). I have an example on how to set it to alt: set-option -g prefix M-b
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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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Trying to boot from Puppy Linux on a MacBook

I've tried a few installs for this old MacBook, current partition is as: Device Size type ------------------------------------- /dev/sda1 223.1G EFI System /dev/...
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What languages are /usr/bin files written in Mac, and how can I read their code?

In /usr/bin/ on Mac, there are files such as csrutil. What languages are these written in and how can I read their code? Converting it to shell script didn't work out for me as I only got gibberish ...
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OpenSSL Linux vs. Mac

When generating a CA: time openssl genrsa -aes256 -passout pass:test -out test.pem 4096 The latest MacBookPro 2017, returns: 9.67s user 0.02s system 99% cpu 9.713 total An old Xenon on CentOS ...
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Bodhi clean install hangs on splash screen

Having some issues installing Bodhi onto a MacBook era 2008. Right now it's hung with the splash screen for the first boot. Only the other day this laptop ran Bodhi fine, but now I'm stuck in a loop ...
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how to optimize Ubuntu for older hardware

Partly to go with the herd, partly to be more towards the cutting edge, I'd prefer Ubuntu 18.04 over Bodhi Linux. Bodhi boots reasonably quickly, logs in well, etc -- everything it's intended for. ...
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no wifi adapter detected by Bodhi

Installed bodhi-4.5.0-64 onto a 2008 Macbook, 4.1 and am not seeing wireless options. Do I need to install something from apt first in order for Bodhi to pick up the built-in wifi adapter? The "...
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New ubuntu install, no screens found at all

I recently installed Ubuntu on a 2008 MacBook Pro. The install seemed to proceed as expected but when I try to boot I get a blank screen. I used the install CD to boot to rescue mode and looked at the ...
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CentOS 7 on Macbook Pro halts after some time of inactivity

I had a space Macbook Pro which I installed minimal centos 7 on it to use it as a server machine. To make sure the machine never turns off, I modified the logind.conf to the following: #NAutoVTs=6 #...
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Trying to triple boot iMac

Recently I installed Parrot Security OS Home 3.11 on a late 2006 iMac5,2 (OS X 10.6.8, 2.5GB RAM, 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) which already had a bootcamp partition running Windows 7 Professional x86. ...
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Apple Mac / Pop!OS keyboard issues

Apple Mac Pro (early 2009) Full size slim aluminium keyboard with extended layout. UK edition .4.1 -> 5.1 firmware upgraded macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra Parallels 13 for Apple Mac Parallels Tools Pop!...
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how to access mac files from ubuntu flash drive

So I'm running ubuntu from a thumb drive that's plugged into my Mac. I want to access some files from the Mac harddrive while I'm booted into ubuntu, but when I click on the MacOSX harddrive to locate ...
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Mac 10.13.4 - `renice` seems to have no effect

I am trying to test out the renice command on my Mac, it seems to be having no effect. This is how I'm testing it: I have a dual core CPU with hyper threading, so I run 6 instances of node -e 'while(...
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How to make bootable Linux USB with persistent storage that boots on Mac?

I need a working Linux (live) ditro, preferably Debian 9 or CentOS 7, that will show on MacMini (Late 2014) boot menu (holding the option/alt key). Live distro should have persistent storage and work ...
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Mac unix backup directory cannot be listed from command line

Posting this to learn and I know this violates UNIX best practice or even just normal common sense, but I guess that's what Macintosh computers do sometimes. I have a backup drive with backup ...
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How to turn off Macbook Pro screen on Debian?

I have a Macbook Pro (8,2) with Debian 9 installed and I would like to use it as my homeserver. This means that it's going to be seating in a desk, closed, plugged to an ethernet cable. I managed to ...