Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V on a Mac Mini

Is it possible to run Windows Server R2 with Hyper-V virtualization on a Mac Mini (via BootCamp)? I am looking for a new server for my dev enviroment. A Mac Mini would be nice since I can take it with ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Is it possible to upgrade a Mac Mini to OS X Lion?

I read that the upgrade to OS X Lion is not intended for Mac Minis, is this true? Is there a way to upgrade a Mac Mini with an Intel CPU to OS X Lion?
-2
votes
1answer
744 views

Quick questions about the new Mac Mini Server (2011)

I'm planning to buy the new Mac Mini Server (2011), but I couldn't find the answer to a few questions: I've read that it had an issue with its video card, but never found any site that details the ...
0
votes
1answer
474 views

Will my iMac stay on if I use it's display in target display mode for a Mac mini?

I have the new iMac and need a Mac mini. Is it easy to switch the display back and forth or do I have to plug and unplug? Also.. Will the Mac mini continue to run in headless mode when I'm using the ...
2
votes
4answers
944 views

Syncing iOS devices to multiple Macs with same Apple ID

Not really a duplicate to the specific question but related: Sharing music in the iTunes library with multiple accounts and iOS devices. I got a 2011 13-inch MacBook Air for my upcoming college ...
2
votes
2answers
559 views

How to get 4 channel audio from a MacMini?

I would like to know if/how is possible to get 4 channel audio from a Mac Mini. My speakers do have two jacks for from/back and currently I can use one one of them. It seams that putting the second ...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Using an iMac as a monitor for a mac mini

I currently have an old 21 inch iMac that won't run Lion because it doesn't have a 64 bit chip. Other than that it works absolutely fine. I am however a part time developer and so I really need to ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

What do I need to set up two DVI monitors on a 2011 Mac mini?

As a software developer who recently bought an iPhone, I knew it was just a matter of time before I started dicking around in the iOS apps space. Today Apple released a new line of Mac minis and I am ...
6
votes
3answers
8k views

Thunderbolt -> Triple Monitor Mac Mini?

It seems the new Mac Mini uses both HDMI and Thunderbolt, but bandwidth limitations of Thunderbolt may prevent using 3 daisy-chained Thunderbolt high resolution monitors such as the newly released ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Funcionality of macmini applications

I just recently bought a mac-mini server and love it. It currently is being used in a small work environment for communication purposes and storage/backup use. However I have noticed that there is a ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Mac Mini has loud fan, won't power up

My intel-based mac mini (Model A1283, EMC 2336) refuses to boot. When I plug it in, the fan spins up very loudly, but then nothing happens when I hit the power button. I don't get a boot chime, and ...
5
votes
1answer
828 views

Intel Mac mini - maximum RAM Upgrade

I have a Mac mini with a Core 2 Duo processor (2.4 Ghz). I plan to upgrade the RAM in my Mac mini. Currently, it has 2GB right now, 1GB per slot (2 slots total). I would like to buy a new 4GB for a ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Install Ubuntu without a CD drive

So here is the situation. I own a older Mac Mini (Intel core duo, 1.66 GHz) and thus will not be able to update to Lion. Also the internal CD drive failed about 3 months ago. Now I love my Mac. & ...
1
vote
0answers
137 views

mac mini server installation fails

I am trying to reinstall a clean copy of Leopard Server on my Mac mini server. I have erased both disks and tried to reinstall the OS, but it's always stuck at 36 minutes. The installation ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How to install Windows 7 on Mac mini server?

Previously I installed Windows 7 on a Macbook Air without problems using Boot Camp Assistant and the excellent directions here. Now I am trying to install Windows 7 on a Mac mini server and I ...
0
votes
2answers
659 views

Booting Mac OS 10.6.7 from an external hard drive if internal drive running Ubuntu?

I have a old Mac Mini. (1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo) Running Mac OS 10.6.7 That is not able to upgrade to “Lion”. Also several large external “Firewire” hard drives. What I would like to do is install ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Reinstalling OS X server on headless Mac mini

I have just started the Mac Server Essentials certification course and I'm stuck at chapter 1! I have a MacBook Pro, a Mac mini server and a WiFi router as a switch between the two. I don't have it ...
2
votes
3answers
274 views

10.6 crashes average of every 12 hours

A couple of days ago, my Snow Leopard Mac Mini started to crash an average of once every 12 or so hours. Symptoms include the display being frozen (no changes in response to any keyboard or mouse ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Does Windows 2008 Server run acceptably on a Mac Mini with Bootcamp?

Does anyone have experience installing and running Windows 2008 Server on a Mac Mini (which has either Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server installed), with Bootcamp? I have an old Dell PC with Windows 2008 ...
2
votes
1answer
413 views

Mac Mini + HP 3065 - resolution

I bought the new Mac Mini and connected it to my HP 3065 screen using the DVI cable + supplied HDMI to DVI adapter. The problem is, that the display settings enable me only very low resolutions (max ...
0
votes
1answer
767 views

Mac won't boot with new RAM installed

I have a Mac mini (Macmini3,1). I was origionally told that, at most, it can only take 4 GB of RAM. When I bought the Mac it had 2 GB so I went to Fry's and got 2x 2 GB sticks. Here is the info on ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I install OS X Snow Leopard on 2006 mac mini?

So..I bought my first macbook pro few days ago, but found I don't need a laptop. I figured out that I can buy used mac mini + windows laptop for my developer environment. is it possible to install ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

5.1 surround sound via optical out without receiver

I have a 2010 Mac mini and I would like to output 5.1 surround sound from it. The optical audio out is the way to achieve this, but I don't want to have an audio receiver, 5 times bigger then the ...
0
votes
1answer
319 views

Photoshop CS issues on Mac Mini PowerPC G4 (1.2)

I dont have enough free memory to run PhotoShop CS. I'm looking into external drives to free up space. I would also like to upgrade OS so I can watch netflix, and maybe would help with streaming ...
0
votes
1answer
413 views

External Hard drive automount problem

I have a Drobo hooked up to my intel mac mini mounted to /Volumes/Drobo, although after a poweroutage the Drobo now automounts to /Volumes/Drobo 1. I unmount it and mount it back on /Volumes/Drobo so ...
0
votes
1answer
216 views

Unable to access my Mac keychain due to this

i am completely new to Mac. Recently i tried to change the home folder name of my mac mini. i have gone through a website and followed some instructions to do that. finally i have ended up by ...
6
votes
6answers
23k views

Can a Mac Mini drive three monitors?

I'm the owner of three Samsung SyncMaster 245BW monitors (resolution: 1920 x 1200). I'm interested in getting a Mac Mini and was wondering if I'll be able to connect the Mac Mini to all three monitors ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?

I just bought an old Mac Mini to start developing for iOS. The Mac Mini has a DVI port, so I connected it to my Dell 24" display which has a DVI connection. But it appears that my Mac wont boot. I ...
5
votes
4answers
17k views

Can I use the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with my Mac Mini on my Macbook?

I just bought a new hard drive for my Macbook and want to install a fresh OS X 10.6. I looked through all the CDs that I have and I could only find the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with a new Mac ...
1
vote
3answers
798 views

Mac Mini fan gone furious

something awful happened to my mini. I placed it under my aircon, and for some reason, the aircon started to drip. right on the fan grills on the mini. not a lot, probably like an eighth of a glass ...
0
votes
1answer
816 views

Recieving Error Code 60 connecting iCal to OS X Server

I have a problem with my Mac mini running OS X Server 10.6.6. I want to use iCal and Address Book on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro. I started the two services without SSL. I installed port ...
0
votes
1answer
300 views

Connect to Mac Mini and browse files - works on one Mac but not the other

Edit: Case closed! I reinstalled my OS and now it's working. I've got one Mac Book, one Mac Book Pro and one Mac Mini (the latest version). The Mac Book can easily connect to and browse files and ...
7
votes
5answers
5k views

Can I use a non-Apple keyboard with OS X?

Recently I've been thinking about the idea of migrating from PC to Mac, specifically Mac Mini. The biggest issue however is hardware, since I'm not sure what will and what won't work on OS X. First ...
7
votes
4answers
7k views

Can I use Apple Earphones with Mic on Mac Mini?

I read on Apple website that Mac mini audio port supports the apple earphones with mic. Does it support the mic as well? Can I use the mic for Audio input on applications like Skype? I tried plugging ...
1
vote
1answer
385 views

Usable Resolution limited on Mac Mini

Since a few days, i have a limited Screen resolution, resulting in a black bar on the top and the bottom of the screen. When starting up in safe-boot, there is no prolbem. The display dialog let's me ...
3
votes
1answer
723 views

Using Hauppauge HD PVR and Mac Mini to Stream Game Video

I recently acquired a Hauppauge HD PVR which my Xbox 360 is currently plugged into. I can record media from it using HD PVR Capture or use it as a TV Recorder via EyeTV. Unfortunately, I want to take ...
4
votes
1answer
374 views

What version of Mac Mini supports Leopard 10.5.8?

Does Leopard 10.5.8 support the first-ever Mac Mini (M9686*/A, M9687*/A, I think)? Or do I need one of the later ones? I'm buying my first-ever mac this Christmas.
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Why do I get a plain blue screen when I connect my Mac Mini to an external monitor?

I have one of the new mac mini's and run multiple users on it. At any time up to 5 users may be logged in. I have a keyboard and monitor that I connect to alot of machines so very often the mini has ...
1
vote
2answers
321 views

Need some suggestions setting up a Mac Mini

I recently got a Mac from a friend. All it has is a power cable and a cable to connect it to the monitor. On the back, it says Mac mini 2.0/2x512/120 so I'm guessing that's 1 GB RAM, and 120 GB hard ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Recommended way to remotely control your Mac Mini from your Macbook Pro at home

My configurations to access Mac mini (Leopard) from my MacBook Pro (Leopard) at home are: Mac mini: Apple remote desktop enabled with VNC viewers flagged MacBook Pro: Jollyfast VNC I find this ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

No video from Mac Mini, ONLY once OS X has loaded

I have an old G4 Mac Mini, running 10.5. It's hooked up to a VGA CRT monitor using Apples DVI-to-VGA adapter that was included once upon a time. Last night, while using it, the screen flickered, and ...
6
votes
4answers
6k views

Is there a way to power up a Mac Mini remotely?

Is there ANY way to Power Up a Mac Mini remotely? Just to be clear, I don´t mean wake up from sleep but boot up.
1
vote
1answer
845 views

External SATA PM (Port Multiplier) Enclosure w/ Mac Mini

I'd love to use one of the new Mac Mini Server models as a backup server, but need a lot more space. Has anybody tried attaching a port multiplied eSATA enclosure to the Mini? This is the one I'd ...