Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) was the seventh major release of the OS X series.

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~/Sites folder gives 403 error

This is likely a stupid question, and it should be easy, but I'm clearly not seeing it. My local Sites directory seems to have changed permissions since using it yesterday. It's been working fine ...
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OS X 10.6 kinit hangs on ticket renewal

I (grudgingly) upgraded an old Mac Mini from 10.5 to 10.6 last September (and the likelihood of me upgrading beyond that for this little beast is slim to none). I have been using an AFS cell as my ...
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Unable to insert disk into optical drive (MacBook early 2009 model)

I have a MacBook (early 2009 model), and yesterday the SuperDrive stopped working. On attempting to push a DVD into it, it is physically stiff and doesn't want to go in, with a lot of pushing it goes ...
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OS X Keychain keeps prompting me for my SSH passphrase even though I save it (OS X 10.6.8) [duplicate]

Every time I log in to a remote server with SSH, OS X keychain prompts me to remember the SSH passphrase. I type in the passphrase and check the box to remember it. I then connect ok to the server but ...
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Lacie Hard Drive converted itself to FDISK_partition from GUID_partition

I am running OS X 10.6.8 and my Lacie external hard drive converted itself from GUID_partition to FDISK_partition all by itself. How can I force the disk to mount just to get the files off of it? I ...
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DiskUtility failed to make a new partition for Mavericks

I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Yesterday I decided to upgrade to Mavericks, but I have some older programs that I use so I decided to partition my HD. My plan was to have Snow Leopard remain on the ...
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Can I delete Mailbox Folder in Snow Leopard

When I first got my Mac I used Mail for a little while, but now I always use Gmail in my browser directly. My hard drive is nearly full and I've been using What size to try and work out where my ...
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Is there a way to auto “put back” everything in Trash?

My wife saw the folder 'all documents' in Finder and decided to move it all to the trash. Now we have over 9,000 files in the trash and I haven't been able to find a way to put back everything with ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN internet sharing?

I'm trying to connect Windows 7 to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN but it doesn't seem to detect the Bluetooth PAN capability of the mac. It only allows transferring of files, and using it as a ...
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What version of iWork can I use with Snow Leopard Ver 10.6.8?

I have tried to use iWork 09 but my machine is only Core duo and not Core 2 Duo so will not load.
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Strange characters appearing in Terminal

When using Terminal, I sometimes get the following appearing. Last login: Fri Dec 27 22:04:56 on ttys002 ޕ:~ agrimm$ cd ruby ޕ:ruby agrimm$ cd .. ޕ:~ agrimm$ cd ruby/ ޕ:ruby agrimm$ pwd ...
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How can I remove the bluetooth setup wizard on a headless Mac Mini?

I finally moved my old Mini into the back room on a TV. I use Air Mouse to control it from my iOS devices. However, with no keyboard and mouse connected it seems to bring up the bluetooth setup ...
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How can I increase my font sizes without decreasing my resolution?

I have a 24" iMac at home which at the max resolution (1920 x 1200) is very comfortable for me to see my desktop and read text. Now at work I have a 27" iMac with a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 ...
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iPhone cannot recognise macbook wifi anymore

I have always been using my macbook(10.6.8) as a hotspot and everything worked fine. But of recent, my iPhone and iPod just can recognize the presence of the macbook wifi but they can't connect to it. ...
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How to install ImageMagick on 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using a precompiled binary (without a package manager)?

The wish is to manipulate images from the command line using the ImageMagick tools. No package manager because: The MacPorts port and Homebrew brew package managers have Xcode dependencies. Xcode ...
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My MBP will not startup properly!

I have a Macbook Pro 2008 aluminum 15-inch that runs on OSX snow leopard. Whenever I turn on my laptop, it boots up (apple logo and spinning wheel appears), and then goes into a loop of blue screens. ...
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Snow Leopard Server in Parallels with Retina MacBook Pro (No DVD Drive)

I'm trying to install Snow Leopard Server in a Virtual Machine in my Retina MacBook Pro, but I was unable to do it since I don't have a DVD drive in my MacBook. I've done an DMG file from the ...
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Reverting back to 10.6 from 10.8 , but did not back up my machine while on 10.6

I need to know how I can revert back to 10.6 while not losing my documents. I upgraded to 10.8 ML and I did not do a back up prior to upgrading. I do have a current 10.8 Time Machine backup. Can I ...
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Why does a Time Machine backup not complete when destination is a Shared Volume?

I have six Macs in my house, all running the latest, greatest version of Snow Leopard. I also have an eMac (PPC) running Leopard 10.5.8. I use the eMac as a file and print server. The eMac has two ...
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OS X Lion not available in U.S. Store [duplicate]

I recently had my computer brought to the the Genius Bar, and they installed a copy of OS X Snow Leopard onto my computer. However, I was previously running Lion. So I went over to the Mac App Store ...
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How to detect spy/keylogger software?

I have some serious suspition that my boss installed some kind of spy software. Maybe a keylogger, screen capture or something to know what I do when he's not at the office. I have nothing to hide so ...
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Problems changing drive icon

Want to change the icon of my main drive. I have a bunch of drive icons from interfacelift. They appear to be just .icns packed in the resource fork (%file returns empty, and %cat prints nothing, ...
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Reset Mac OS X bluetooth service?

Any way to do this either via a utility, command-line, or otherwise? I regularly have my headphones and moused paired which causes the bluetooth service to crash nearly daily. Sometimes I can just ...
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Is there a way to set/unset the execute bit on a file in osx 10.6.8 without using terminal (or bypassing it)?

I would like to do the following: chmod +x filename.txt without using the terminal. Is there a way to bypass the terminal and invoke a kernel system call ? I'd rather not write a program to do ...
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How do I show the icons of Windows executable on OS X?

Instead of the icons all showing up as the same for each .exe in Finder, is there a plugin or something that will let me see what the executable icons actually look like? For example, .app on Finder ...
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How to repair external hard drive that fails diskutil with 'Disk Full Error'

If I run fsck_hfs -y -d /dev/rdisk2s10 it putters along, rebuilds the catalog B-tree then fails when writing the new catalog to disk. bash-3.2# fsck_hfs -d -y /dev/rdisk2s10 ** /dev/rdisk2s10 Using ...
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Why is Rosetta dimmed when an application is moved to the Applications folder?

I'm trying to get VueScan working with my CanoScan 8000F. The final step is to start VueScan using Rosetta. When Vuescan.app is placed on the Desktop, everything works as it should. Copying the same ...
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Cisco AnyConnect causes OS X to kernel panic

My Macbook Pro 15" (Early 2011 - the one with Thunderbolt port) constantly kernel panics whenever Cisco AnyConnect establishes connection. The panic tends to happen in the first ~30 seconds after ...
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How to copy all files with extension/filetype in terminal?

I want to copy all files in ~/Desktop with the extension .jpeg to my flash drive. How can I do this in the terminal?
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find what's producing inactive memory

First of all i'd like to ask politely for all of those who feel the need to explain it to me how perfect apple's memory management is to ignore this thread. A little background: The theory goes that ...
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Need to find my original user name

My old imac with Snow Leopard 10.6.8 was super slow. I decided to do a clean install after backing up on Time Machine. When I reinstalled Snow Leopard, it asked for an account name so I just put in ...
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How can I use reverse video without messing up graphics?

Under accessibility settings, OS 10.6 (home) and 10.8 (work) offer one option for color themes: you can have the default black-on-white theme, or you can have reverse video. I find the default theme ...
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CTRL+4 and CTRL+5 not working in OSX

Recently, I've noticed that my MacBook Pro 5,1 (mid 2009) running Snow Leopard 10.6.6 doesn't respond when I press CTRL+3 or CTRL+4. When, for instance, I'm in an application that has no bindings for ...
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Internet sharing without DHCP

I'm trying to setup my iMac running 10.6 to be a wireless bridge. I have it working, but I need to disable DHCP and let my network's DHCP server provide an IP for the connected device(s). I can't seem ...
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FAT or exFAT or NTFS

I recently brought Western Digital's Passport Essential, and will be using with my MacBook (running Snow Leopard), MacBook Air (running Lion) and Windows 7 Desktop. I should be able to read-write data ...
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Macbook Pro intermittently unresponsive/dark screen after waking from sleep

I'm having an intermittent problem in which my Macbook Pro has been working fine for several days and many sleep/wake cycles but then it has a problem waking up from sleep. The disk spins up and the ...
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Upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion in non personal & large scaled development environment

My company is still running Snow Leopard and we're thinking of upgrading to Mountain Lion soon. We are developing iOs and MacOsX applications and have a small break between the old projects and the ...
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What do I do when OS X freezes?

It happened to me twice recently. I was just using my iMac normally, like browsing the web, and it suddenly freezes. I can move the mouse, but I can't click on anything. Keyboard not functioning at ...
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iChat 7.0, how can I see previous conversation

In iChat version on Snow leopard I could view all the previous chat messages of a user. But since the current version (iChat 7.0.1 Mountain Lion) I cannot see that chat History. All my previous ...
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Unlock read-only USB key

A free 8GB USB key given to me shows up in Snow Leopard as read-only. $ mount /dev/disk1 on /Volumes/USB DISK (ntfs, local, nodev, nosuid, read-only, noowners) How can I mount it read-write? ...
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How do I get “wget” for Snow Leopard?

There's no wget command. How do I get it?
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Can I update to OS X Mavericks if I get a new graphics card?

I have a 2006 Mac Pro and have been wanting to update to OS X Mavericks but I can't because I have a Radeon X1900 graphics card and that is not supported any more by Apple. I have OS X 10.6.8 running ...
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Multiple OS X installations but all login to one profile

I have multiple installations of OS X (10.6 and 10.8) on separate partitions of the same HDD but when I login to 10.8, it access the profile on the 10.6 installation. How can I get it to use the ...
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Why does iCal forget the calendars?

Sometime ago I noticed that iCal lost all my evens and calendars. Luckily I was somehow able to "re"-synchronize it with the Outlook calendar. Yesterday the same happened. After opening iCal all my ...
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List of graphics cards supported by Snow Leopard (10.6.x) but not OpenCL capable? (In older Intel Macs.)

I want to know what graphics cards without OpenCL capabilities are supported by Mac OS 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’? The list is probably really short.
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What's the legal status of my Snow Leopard once I've upgraded to Mountain Lion?

I've upgraded Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion using the App Store. What's the legal status of my Snow Leopard copy? Is it still "bound" to that install, i.e. the Mountain Lion only legally counts as ...
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How to monitor network traffic on a router from a Mac?

A company have a High Speed internet connection (30 MB/s) witch is enough for 10-15 computer. But for a week, there is almost no bandwidth "left" just taking the email take a long time or failed. ...
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bug: unable to turn on “Show date and time in menu bar”

All of a sudden, I had the date and time on the menu bar of my 10.6 machine vanish. I tried turning it on in the "Preferences >> Date and Time" section but I'm not able to. Anyone got similar ...
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Duplicate mount points on Mac

I'm having a problem where the name of my Windows drive changes periodically on my Mac with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Example: The Windows drive might be named drive/dept now, but next the name ...
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How to take advantage of Intel's SpeedStep technology

I've never formerly know about Intel's SpeedStep capabilities in my Mac(Book Pro 5,1) until the last few days. And let me say that the possibility to make the battery last longer is good enough to ...