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Macintosh hardware made by Apple.

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How can I know how specific user got logged on in osx

In Windows, we have logon types, how can I know in MacOS how thw user got logged on? (if it's a local user or remote one if he got logged on using ssh or the login screen etc.)
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Problem Adding PATH to ~/.zshrc

I am having an issue adding a path variable on my zsh. This is the warning that was produced: Warning: Homebrew's sbin was not found in your PATH but you have installed formulae that put executables ...
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I get zsh: parse error near `\n' whenever I try to SSH into my raspberry PI

New user to mac/raspberry pi. I try to SSH into my pi by ssh pi@ and I always get the error: zsh: parse error near `\n' What could cause this or what could I start searching for to get an answer?
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Shell script to update Terminal.app and Xterm titles, for MacOSX and Linux

How can one display path names and executed process in both Mac OSX and Linux using both Terminal.app and Xterm? I use the Linux side when using ssh into a Debian VM. I can easily see how windows ...
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Trying to save a 2012 macbook pro failing disk with ddrescue

I have a Macintosh HD disk that failed suddenly (system would not boot anymore - diskutil complained about a problem with the B-tree. Tried various diskutil commands in the past without success) which ...
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Fedora 30 installed in BIOS/Legacy mode does not boot in MacBook Air

Hello I installed Fedora 30 using my MacBook Air in BIOS mode by booting the LiveCD in "Windows" while holding down the "alt option" key. I installed Fedora 30 to a portable external hard drive. So ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 is able to be detected in MacBook’s UEFI system and in PC’s Legacy BIOS, how so?

How is my MacBook Air which uses UEFI boot system is able to detect and boot Ubuntu 19.04 and how is my desktop PC with legacy BIOS boot system is also able to detect and boot the same exact ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 USB installer only shows 2 “EFI” booth options at boot selection on MacBook Air

On my MacBook Air when I restart the computer and press the "option" key I can select what to boot. When I flash an image of Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.04 into a flash drive using either: "Unetbootin", "ROSA ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Arch Linux on Mac Book Pro 2017 Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: Reset failed (-110)

I wanted to install Arch Linux on my Mac Book Pro 2017 following this article. However, when I boot into Arch Linux I get automatically logged in as root which should be fine. But when I want to ...
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Can TrueOS be installed on Apple Mac hardware?

I would like to try using TrueOS as an alternative to macOS on Apple Mac hardware having 64-bit Intel chips such as MacBook Pro. The system requirements page in the TrueOS User Guide do not say ...
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How do I make Linux boot faster on a Mac?

I have installed GNU/Linux on a Macintosh computer as the sole operating system. However, it takes around one and a half minute to start the computer. During the first 40 seconds the screen is gray. ...
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Why I can't find my Arch Linux on Mac's boot menu?

So I got Arch Linux installed on my 128GiB USB under x86_64-efi condition and can successfully boot on my Lenovo laptop (Windows 10 environment). Later while I plug it into my macbook and hold option ...
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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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Category of the Debian Jessie (8) to download for the VirtualBox

I need to have debian 8 to set up the developer environment for a project and intend to use with VirtualBox in a MacBook Pro machine. I find this page for the Jessie (8) downloads https://www.debian....
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mapping command key to esc in linux

I recently installed linux on my Macbook Pro and I'm currently configuring it. Since I'm a Vim user, I use Esc key a lot. So I map esc key to right Command key and map right Command key to use it ...
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New macbook (2016 April 12 inch) keyboard problem, spi and DSDT

I installed the driver by type make test https://github.com/cb22/macbook12-spi-driver Tried to modify DSDT https://bugzilla.kernel.org/attachment.cgi?id=206671 https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...
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Correcting the installed path in MacOSx

I have installed a software in my MacOsX called Plumed as a prerequisite for another software called GROMACS. Process of installation for Plumed is pretty standard. ./configure --prefix=Users/...
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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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sz stuck with iTerm2

I'm using sz with iTerm2, and sz takes a minute to download a small file (750 byte), I'm not sure why Looks like sz is waiting for something? Anyone know why? Besides all that, the contents of the ...
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When arch linux boots on my mac, I can execute commands, but the screen is completely black

I have tried to boot both ubuntu and arch on my iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010). Both seem to boot, for example ubuntu makes its little bongo noise, and I can type zsh commands when arch boots. But the ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after hibernation

I had installed Ubuntu 15.10 in a separate partition on my MBA(MacBook Air 2015 model). I had set it to hibernate on lid-close. It was working all fine, until today it was not able to come back from ...
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Find out user logged in at specific time on Mac OS X 10.11.x

I'll like to find out which user was logged in at a particular time that a file was created. I'm having trouble with the "Last" command when attempting to use the "-t" switch. Open to any ...
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How to disable or delete guest user account, from my MacBook Pro

In "Users and Groups", I see a "Guest User" listed there, as "Login only". However I do not want this user account. When I try to uncheck the "Allow guests to login this computer" for this user, I ...
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Booting a Linux environment CD on a Macbook Pro

Im trying to boot my Linux environment on my Macbook pro which doesn't have a CD reader. I got the files on the CD but still can't figure out a way to boot it upon start up. Is there any way to make ...
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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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Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_VMM_BUT_AC_CLEAR)

I get this error on my mac when I'm trying to boot up any virtual machine on virtual box on my new MacOS X Yosemite Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_VMM_BUT_AC_CLEAR) Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE(...
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Add a route permanently to mac

I connect from a Mac running PPTP VPN to a synology box VPN server. Connecting works great, but in order to access the the drive shares, I need to run ifconfig and then sudo route add -net 192.168.x....
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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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Java version is different in GUI and command line

On my Mac I have two different indications of the activated JAVA version $ uname -a Darwin Mr-MBP.lan 14.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.4.0: Thu May 28 11:35:04 PDT 2015; root:xnu-2782.30.5~1/...
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How do I mount a Mac thumb drive on a Linux system?

When I insert a FAT thumb drive in a USB port it automagicly mounts. When I do the same thing with a thumb drive from a Mac system it does not show up in my file manager. How do I mount a Mac thumb ...
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Failed to download the JMeter CA certificate for HTTPS recording

I am unable to run HTTPS recording in Jmeter. I have used "jmeter_proxy_step_by_step.pdf" for the setup. The Jmeter version is 2.11 and Java jdk7. But I am unable to generate the certificate. The ...