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Oct
3
answered Change user password by providing new password as hash in a script
Sep
26
comment iPad 2 won't keep 'remember me' cookie on a website
Is the time and date correct on the iPad 2?
Sep
26
comment Retina Macbook is emitting a noise from under keyboard
Thanks for the update. Glad it isn't a huge problem. My external monitor makes a high pitched buzzing noise (varies over time and with the monitor brightness) which drives me nuts sometimes. I've written up our discussion in a proper answer.
Sep
26
answered Retina Macbook is emitting a noise from under keyboard
Sep
20
comment No responsive MacBook air
Does the pattern of beeps match one of the descriptions in this Apple document about "startup tones"?
Sep
20
comment Mac OS X never shuts down
Try starting up in verbose mode -- as far as I remember, this prints diagnostic information on shutdown as well as boot.
Sep
19
revised Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
Added output from kextutil from my (assumed good) machine
Sep
19
revised Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
Added description of the other troubleshooting suggestions I've made in the comments
Sep
18
comment Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
Do you still have the modification to the smbfs.kext Info.plist that I suggested? I say this because (the following is all educated guesswork) the log output suggests the OS thinks smbfs.kext is not an Apple extension (when it actually is). So, I'm guessing that this might originate with a modification to smbfs.kext (because code signing checks for modifications). So... try restoring your backup of the Info.plist file, reboot and retest. If that fails (or perhaps you've done that already), try copying smbfs.kext across from your MBP, reboot & retry.
Sep
17
comment Charge iOS device through mains whilst using data cable with laptop
This initially sounds like a good suggestion, but I own a DUB-H7 and I found the situation was more complex than I expected. I found that my iPad (1st gen) would charge from the two "fast charging" ports... but only if my Mac wasn't connected to the hub. So: I think not possible to charge the iPad and sync with it simultaneously using a DUB-H7. Sounds strange, but that was my experience. I found a mention of this on the D-Link site, which mentioned some Windows "iPad_Charge.exe" software to resolve this issue, but I didn't see a Mac version and didn't investigate further.
Sep
17
comment Retina Macbook is emitting a noise from under keyboard
Good experiments... sadly my guess is that the noise is originating from a failing component on the logic board :( Is the machine under warranty? Do you have a local Apple Store?
Sep
17
comment Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
OK, I'm guessing that smbfs.kext requires it. I would try copying corecrypto.kext across from your MBP (assuming both machines are still at the same OS X version), then reboot and see if that makes any difference. Fingers crossed! If it still doesn't work, please repeat the -print-diagnostics trick from above and post the updated results.
Sep
16
comment Retina Macbook is emitting a noise from under keyboard
I can hear a noise (listening through some decent headphones). What I can hear is a high pitched buzzing noise, which plays for approx 1 sec, then off for a second, then on for a second again. Does the sound change if you change the screen brightness? Another idea: is the sound different when the machine is fully charged / discharged?
Sep
16
comment Allow access to selected web sites only
@DanielLawson Looks like Study Island is mostly likely studyisland.com, but I don't see a relevant "Plato" site.
Sep
16
answered Allow access to selected web sites only
Sep
16
comment Why is Automator not working with Spotlight Search?
What format is the external HD? I think certain formats don't work with Spotlight, eg possibly NTFS, although I'm not certain about this...
Sep
15
comment Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
My output is here by the way.
Sep
15
comment Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
Ah, thanks: are you perhaps missing /System/Library/Extensions/corecrypto.kext?
Sep
15
comment Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
OK, here's a different idea... what does sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/smbfs.kext; sudo kextutil -print-diagnostics -verbose 6 /System/Library/Extensions/smbfs.kext show?
Sep
15
comment Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?
:( Ah well, thanks for trying!