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Is there a way to access a USB-serial port by the device id, not by the tty.* port?

On linux USB-serial devices create two aliases to its serial port: /dev/tty* and /dev/serial/by-id/<my_usb_device_id> Is there a way on OSX to identify a serial port by the USB device id? Both ...
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Why does my Terminal window close automatically?

I need to use my Terminal window on a MacBook Air but it closes about 10 seconds after I open it. Is there a setting or is it possible another program is causing it to close? If I type quickly I can ...
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Missing 'man' entries after upgrade

Having upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion a few days ago, I find that most of the 'man' entries from section 3 (programming functions) are missing. For example: phillip-millss-macbook-pro:...
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Open applications in the background in OS X, I don't want my focus taken from me. Respect my Focus!

I'm running El Capitan 10.11.4 on a 2014 Mac Mini. I'm often running 10-14 apps at one time as I work writing reports, word/excel/Adobe/Safari/iTunes/calendar/etc... Frequently I want to open ...
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Is there a programmatic way to identify built-in applications?

I'm trying to keep an inventory of where each application in my Mac came from (context: I'm trying to be disciplined and install things only through the App Store, Homebrew or Caskroom). Apps that ...
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How to make a bootable (encrypted) copy in an external drive from a FileVault 2 encrypted boot partition

I configured my MacbookPro (Retina) as follows: /dev/disk0 (GUID partition scheme) EFI 200 MiB Apple CoreStorage 128 GiB <- FileVault 2 encrypted Apple Boot 650 MiB <- ...
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Unable to mount SMB share using Snow Leopard

I have a Linux box (Raspberry Pi) with Samba set up, and when I try to mount the shares on a MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard, 10.6.8) it just stalls. I have an Applescript that runs at login, which I use to ...
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Poor X Windows performance

I use Macs a lot to host applications running on Linux boxes via X Windows, but tend to find that, after some period of time, I can no longer open new X Windows clients on the Mac - I get messages ...
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Cannot mount UDF formatted hard disk in OSX

I have formated a 2TB external disk with UDF filesystem in Ubuntu. The way I formatted it was: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=2048 count=1 sudo mkudffs --media-type=hd --vid=myDisk --...
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Boot Linux from USB drive

I've installed Fedora on a new SATA SSD drive for my MacBook Pro, and when installed into the laptop, it boots perfectly (and runs wonderfully!). However, I want to boot from it externally until I'm ...
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Can't ping a linux server with MacOSX. Software related

I'm having an huge problem with my Mac, from months. I have at home a linux server, a CuBox. It's running Archlinux, running fine. Everything works. But the Mac can't ping the CuBox. I will paste ...
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Is there a virtualization program that will let me run a Linux vm and use a whole disk in a supported way?

I'd like to run a linux VM that let's me treat a disk exactly the same way a real Linux installation would - i.e.: I want to use it to prep disks that will then be transferred to and used on Linux ...
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Macbook Pro EFI Edit

I have Linux installed on a Macbook Pro 5.1 (2009). The Linux kernel starts up with the Performance CPU Governor, which causes the CPU to get hot. Linux will drive the CPU at 3.06 GHz, but Apple ...
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refind : No bootable device (Mac and linux)

I just make dual boot on my macbook pro with linux fedora. when I enter linux on refind menu, it says "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key". I know this question has been ...
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Can I create a bootable VM from a Mac sparsebundle using symbolic links?

I'm trying to find a method for booting the sparsebundle image of my Mac inside VM software (VMWare, VirtualBox, doesn't matter), either by booting the sparesbundle itself or converting it to a VMDK/...
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Does rsync have issues with Unicode Characters in filenames?

I run rsync via a crontab every night to make an offsite backup of a directory's state, fairly trivial stuff really. While going through the logs, I noticed that in particular there were a set of ...
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Mass Change Security to Mac App only option

looking to see if others have created a successful way in using ARD to deploy a script to change the security settings from Mac App & Identified developers to Mac App store only. OSX - 10.9.5 ...
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Is possible to create bootable encrypted partitions of Win10 + Debian + DATA on external SSD?

I'm dealing with pretty tricky problem. I want to have external disk completely separated from OS X running on internal SSD. On external SSD should be three partitions: Windows 10 - is possible to ...
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Is there any way to boot from my BootCamp Partition after installing Ubuntu MATE?

So I've been running BootCamp on a 13-Inch Late 2007 MacBook for a while now using these instructions and everything was working fine. (Of course, I still have my Mac Partition.) However, yesterday I ...
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Intel GPU drivers for Linux - can't decide

I installed Linux (Kubuntu) on my MacBook. I always wondered if my graphics card drivers were configured correctly, as any games (and some other applications) running on my computer were extremely ...
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Yosemite to AFP Ubuntu server connection freezes (UBUNTU CNID dbase error)

I have problems with Yosemite network connections to ubuntu server. Connection working for a while and freez after one minute or little more. This is big 3 TB server for work, with lot of files like ...
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iPod Nano 7 Gen: use without Windows and MacOS

I just got an iPod Nano 7gen ("iPod nano with Multi-Touch") for my birthday. I have only one laptop and it's running Linux (Ubuntu 15.04 but may move on to Debian), is there any way I can sync music ...
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custom ringtone on iphone5s using linux?

I have an iPhone 5s. I want to have my own custom ringtone on my iPhone. But is there any way to do this without the (really time consuming) way of starting up computer, start iTunes, connect iPhone ...
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What is a “stuck” process?

Using the top command in Terminal, and ordering the list by state, I see a number of processes on Yosemite 10.10.1 whose state is stuck. I've looked through man ps and man top for an explanation, and ...
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Having trouble mounting a 12TB Raid on Ubuntu Server

I am running a Ubuntu server on my off of my 2008 MacPro, it runs great and works really well except I am not able to run any raid setups directly on it. I have a large library that needs to be ...
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How to automount UDF partition with strange partition ID

I have two partitions on my usb hdd: #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 ...
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Simulating an event to wake my Mac

Events like EC.cause/GIGE/LIDO/OHC/PWRB/RTC/USB# can wake up a Mac. Is there a way to programatically simulate either of these ? WOL is out of the question as my machine doesn't support WOL on WiFi. ...
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How do I get my dual boot to behave correctly?

Once upon a time my Mac had only OS X on it, but at various points in history it contained different versions of OS X and several different Linux distributions and their boot menus. I also had rEFIt ...
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MacBook pro boot's to wrong OS after waking up from Safe Sleep

I am dual booting Ubuntu and OS X Mavericks on my MacBook pro 9,2. I am using the rEFInd boot manager, since I was told that I should use it to dual boot OS X and Linux (I could have used rEFIt, but ...
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To have inkscape's terminal scripts in terminal like in Linux

I am trying to write this makefile in OSX. I have installed Inkscape but it does not have the script that allows you run commands in terminal like this inkscape $(SOURCE).svg -w $(WIDTH) --export-png=...
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Recover images from iPhone - creating image

I am following the steps from this site to recover deleted images from iPhone (I've tried other softwares, nothing has worked so far). When I follow these steps, at the end I get the iphone.img file, ...
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rEFInd Linux Kernel Boot Options

When booting opensuse via rEFInd, the kernel options are wrong (the root device name is incorrect). Where do the kernel arguments that rEFInd is using come from, and how do I modify them? The line I'...
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Installing BackTrack Via VMware

I use VMware and I would like to be able to turn a partition of the hard drive into BackTrack. Is there any way to do this as I have been unable to create a live CD/USB because of Mac's bad boot/BIOS....
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Macbook Pro cannot connect to Wireless Hotspot created by a Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell laptop and have created a wi-fi hotspot, with WEP 40/128bit encryption (And I know the security key). My Macbook Pro finds this network but when I try to connect ...
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How do I make my meta keys work in Synergy?

I would like to make my keyboard work as expected when using Synergy. When I press Cmd + Alt + L I would like to see the pipe character. My setup: Server - MacBook Pro - French layout (Mac) Client -...
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Time machine backup only on home network

I've set up my Ubuntu server at home to act as a Time capsule using this guide: http://alisnic.net/blog/use-a-ubuntu-as-a-timemachine-server/ It works very well, and I have two macbooks backing up ...
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Touching files in correct order

This code touches files in alphabetical order. I need to touch files in order it is in list_of_files, so first it touches file2, then file3, then file1). Is there any other way to do this than to ...
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Is there a best / OSX-specific way to force all files created in a directory to have certain group ownership?

Basically I need any file filefoo that is newly created by userfoo or userbar, both members of groupfoo, in /Users/Shared/SpecialDirectory to have the same ownership that would be achieved by that ...
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How do I install Linux on a late 2012 mac mini?

I installed a 2nd hard drive in my late 2012 mac mini. This hard disk had Mint Linux - 12 on it (Installed when it was in a different computer). Pressing the Option showed me two additional hard disks ...
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Send keyboard clicks FROM bluetooth phone TO Ubuntu

Note: This questions lies firmly between Ask Different and Ask Ubuntu so I will take solutions from the Apple site here and cross-post for Ubuntu answers on the other site. Motivation: I've made a ...
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Permissions for /Volumes are different with Network vs Local Time Machine folders?

I've been running local Time Machine backups to an external FireWire drive since I got my MacBook a few months ago. But now that my wife picked up a MacBook as well, I'd like to move to a solution ...
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Triple Boot - MacBook Pro (9,1)

I'm copying my question from AskUbuntu (Part of stack exchange) to here, I think they'd prefer me to go here, since I seem to be getting no activity on my question: So Ubuntu 12.10 came out today (...
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Can the web version of iCloud be configured to become the default mailto link handler?

How can I set up iCloud as the default email provider in my browser? I am using Linux and if I click on a mailto link in a web page it goes to my Gmail account. Can this be changed to make it go to my ...
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Replacing OS X with Linux or Unix, and making the switch to Tiling Window Managers

I have a Macbook Pro 8,2 and really want to make the switch to something a little less stubborn and a little more flexible than the proprietary Mac OS X. I am a bit frustrated with MacPorts lately and ...
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rEFIt, linux and optibay

I've installed rEFIt on my mid-2010 MBP, currently running Lion. I'm going to buy an optibay, fit an SSD and install ubuntu on it. Will it be possible to get the ubuntu installation to appear in the ...
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Why is the connection to my NAS really slow/unstable via local network IP but not via dyndns-IP?

I'm having a problem to connect my Macbook Air to my NAS. The NAS has Debian installed and can be reached by any other computer in the network. I can find the NAS on Finder. The NAS is listed in the ...
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Trying to dual boot Kali Linux and El Capitan, but Kali Linux won't get to GUI after install

I installed Kali Linux on my rMBP, and everything seemed to go fine. However, on the boot after installation, it starts booting and then gets to a black terminal-like screen that in the top left ...
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Copy paste doesn't work from Mac book pro VNC server to ubuntu VNC client, other direction works

I have enabled the screen sharing in Mac book pro. Connected to that from Ubuntu using VNC client. Though I'm able to copy and paste text selected using mouse from Ubuntu to Macbook Pro, copy & ...
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Can't find installed ubuntu partition + rEFInd doesn't work

I created a new partition, created a bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04 and installed it. After installation completed, I get the message for restart the device and I did it. So after that it boots ...
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Can I install Linux on Mac Mini mid 2011?

My long (started in 2011) and pleasant adventure with Apple will be apparently over as today's update yielded the Mac Mini (mid 2011) unbootable even to recovery mode (Cmd-R during power on). Can I ...