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Where is the Mac OSX Mail blacklist / whitelist location(s)

For the record, I have asked a related question on the Ask Different exchange, but I don't think it's really the type of question they are used to over there. I am used to BASH line commands, and I'...
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Photorec 7.0 “Syntax error ,inter”?

Apologies if this is the wrong place to put this. Recently I've been using photorec 7.0 to try and find some old files on my macbook air(OSSX 10.10.7). After a while, when i went back to check on the ...
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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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Linux - Modify an efi var with efivar

I have a single boot Kali Linux installation on MacBook Air 2018 hardware. After solving some issues to make all working I'm in trouble with this: I'm trying to disable the startup sound before ...
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Processor frequency stuck at minimum despite using performance governor. Kernel and hardware disagree on the frequency?

I am using a MacBook Retina with four processor cores on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04): $ grep -E '^model name|^cpu MHz' /proc/cpuinfo model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4258U CPU @ 2.40GHz cpu MHz : 799....
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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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Unable to connect to any wifi with NetworkManager due to error: Secrets were required, but not provided

Using NetworkManager on Arch Linux on a MacBookPro14,3, I am unable to connect to any wireless network. I've tried connecting to a number of different WiFi networks (home, mobile hotspot, work) all ...
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How to increase sound volume on eMac P69 running FreeBSD 10.3?

I've got FreeBSD 10.3 (PowerPC) installed on eMac P69. I'm using MPlayer to test loudness. I already use -af volume=10:1-like options but they tend to distort sound pretty quickly + it is not really ...
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MAC OS admin rights vs software removal

not sure whether it is the right place to ask but let's give it a try. I'm looking for a way to prevent users with admin rights on MAC OS to be able to uninstall a certain application as it is easy as ...
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Map Fn Key as Ctrl on a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1

I have a Late 2007 MacBook 3,1 and on those computers the Fn key is at the leftmost position. It is extremely annoying when using shortcuts. I can't even get used to it because I work with other ...
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Installing Debian Buster on a MacBook: How to make internal disk detected? [duplicate]

For installing a dual-boot Debian-Buster on a MacBook Pro (Z0WX) (I would never buy that for myself, but it's needed for work). Steps I succeeded: Disable SIP Disable secure boot Resize/create ...
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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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Repeated characters SSHing into archlinux machine from mac with iterm2

I'm SSHing into an arch-linux instance. The account in question uses the ZSH shell. When I type characters I get an inconsistent repetition of characters. It looks like this. As you can see, the ...
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What is the default rEFInd OS Stanza for booting Arch Linux?

I have a macbook with yosemite installed, and I just added a partition of arch linux that I boot into using rEFInd. Arch was giving me an error because rEFInd boots by default using a "ro" parameter ...
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Arch Linux frozen on Macbook Pro (12,1) while playing video?

I had a Macbook Pro early 2015 (12,1). Successfully installed Arch Linux on it, but one problem that I faced is frozen. As normal use, surfing the internet, use command line have no problem. However ...
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queue-like behaviour for multiple one-core jobs on single machine? [duplicate]

I've got an old Mac with 24 cores, and I'd like to run several hundred/thousands one-core jobs automatically. I've made a bash script that runs the processes in the background, but if I set too many ...
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Mac Unable to Connect to a Wifi Hotspot - Google Starbucks

I have a MacBook Pro that is not connecting to a Wifi Hotspot - namely, Google Starbucks. The problem is that the login page will not pop up when I connect to the network as it does with every other ...
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WiFi frequently drops, suspected driver issue

I'm running a fully up-to-date Fedora on a Macbook Pro. To get WiFi working in the first place, I installed akmods-wl as recommended. The WiFi works, but the connection keeps dropping. I've noticed ...
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imac with second Apple screen on Ubuntu 18.04

After 2 weeks testing and failing to find a solution I decided to ask help. I'll summarize my situation. imac 27" (from 2014) + Thunderbolt display 27" + Linux It was working perfectly when I was ...
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Debian: Macbook Keyboard/Trackpad Inactive Until External Keyboard Plugged In

I've installed Debian on a partition on my Macbook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) (MacBookPro9,1). I'm having some strange issues with my keyboard/trackpad. When I boot normally from GRUB, I get a black ...
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Trackpad Setup Linux Mint on Mac Book KDE

I have been playing around with using Linux Mint on an older Mac Book (2009 era). Linux Mint runs great on this laptop as compared to OS X. The only major problem I am having is with the trackpad. It ...
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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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Find (and delete) all files with hard link count = 1

I'm having a tough time trying to reclaim some unused disk space on one of my macOS 10.13 partitions. Thanks to GrandPerspective, I think I found out that every time I delete some items in Photos for ...
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Recovering deleted files (Mac OSx)

I have gone through couple of previously answered questions but couldn't find any thing which will work for me. I used this command accidently on a wrong folder, which deleted some important files ...
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How does the DHCP server sort the MAC addresses according to the physical order of the clients? [closed]

There are hundreds of servers, one of which serves as a DHCP server. The hosts file of the DHCP server specifies the IP address and host name for each client server. But the MAC address of the client ...
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identitys TCP outgoing connection for blackjack

Using macOS X 10.14 Mojave I have found this TCP outgoing connections for blackjack and cannot find any useful info for what it is and what for identitys daemon is using for on background Is it safe ...
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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 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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PCI Pass-through in MacOS

I'm trying to attach my PCI devices to my Debian installation, I'm on a Mac OS host I know there is official support for PCI Passthrough in VirtualBox on Linux hosts, but I don't know if there is ...
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How to free up space after kernel compile fail - where are the extraneous stuff

I need custom patch my linux kernel so it can access the MacBook Pro (2018/2019) SSD for Ubuntu installation. Luckily, someone made a patch that seems to work. I have a second computer with a 1TB ...
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kali linux boots (cd and usb) into black screen with lines

I am trying to dual boot Kali Linux on my Mac desktop. When I try to run it live it runs through the start-up but boots into a bunch of colored lines down the screen then goes black. I can hear the cd ...
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run Mac OS X applications on Linux

According to this Wikipedia article: OS X is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. so i was thinking: is there any similar ...
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backup - can I use git to backup /etc? [duplicate]

I am using mac, and /etc is just a symlink to /private/etc, which contains hundreds of (important) configuration files, and the total size of /private/etc directory is smaller than 1 MB. Is it a good ...
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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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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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Mac static routes with weight

We have a company VPN connection that I use on my Mac. They had it setup where only the company networks were advertised through the VPN. This meant that I was able to use my home network and the ...
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X11 forwarding to Mac does not work

I'm running a Ubuntu server in VMWare. And I would like to forward the X11 from the Ubuntu guest to the Mac host. I've installed XQuartz 2.7.9 (xorg-server 1.17.4) on the Mac host. And SSH ...
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Missing space on partition

Few days back I started running into Disk Usage problems so I allocated more space on my partition (80 GB). However, I don't think it worked. If I run diskutil list I get this ("Unix" is the ...
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Strip the output of the ping command?

I would like to as if it is possible to strip the result of the 'ping' command form the last three lines which are always: --- domain.com ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 packets received,...
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How to I simulate Apple propellor key for Google Docs in GNOME Web?

I have opened a Google Docs spreadsheet in GNOME Web. In Firefox I can copy-paste with Ctrl + C then Ctrl + V but this doesn't work in Web. If I try, I get this message: These actions are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Linux distro that supports touchpads and acpi on Macbook Pros

I've had a Macbook pro for 1 year running OSX, but I really miss Linux. I read plenty of docs but I never got a useful answer to the following questions: How's the autonomy with Ubuntu/Arch/Fedora/...