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revised Is netatalk on Linux unreliable for hosting Time Machine volumes?
add exact message
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asked Is netatalk on Linux unreliable for hosting Time Machine volumes?
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Jul
15
comment How does my Selfie Stick take a picture using the *headphone socket*?
Are +(ve) and -(ve) abbreviations for positive and negative? If so, I would rewrite them as such, unless they're really widespread.
Jul
15
comment Selecting which application opens a file with given creator/type codes (System 7)
As far as I can tell, one of those things did the job. My memory's a little fuzzy now, though, about which specific file types were the problem.
Jul
15
comment Selecting which application opens a file with given creator/type codes (System 7)
I deleted the Mac OS Easy Open preferences, and deleted the files/folders I could see belonging to the emulators (SheepShaver and BasiliskII) that looked like they had to do with desktop settings, volume settings, etc. There still seem to be Desktop DB and Desktop DF files in the emulated images. I found out via members.tripod.com/thecomputerguy__/sodelinv.htm that you can hold Cmd and Opt while booting to rebuild them; or you can use something like xnop.ch/freeware/td to remove them entirely and have Mac OS rebuild them.
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accepted Selecting which application opens a file with given creator/type codes (System 7)
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Jul
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asked AFP share enumeration stalls out
May
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asked Determining short filename from long file name on a FAT volume
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asked Selecting which application opens a file with given creator/type codes (System 7)
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
24
comment XQuartz opens automatically: How can I track this?
Also, normally Xquartz only launches if an app tries to connect to its socket, which is given by your $DISPLAY variable. That should look something like /tmp/launch-4e5sj8/org.macosforge.xquartz:0.
Oct
24
comment XQuartz opens automatically: How can I track this?
It could be a number of things, but I doubt it's Emacs. I haven't used Aquamacs or Carbon Emacs, but the regular GNU Emacs.app available from emacsformacosx.com doesn't call out to X11; the one in Homebrew can be configured to use X11, but doesn't by default.
May
21
comment Does BootCamp cause OS X shutdown to be slow?
I now have fast shutdowns at least sometimes, and I didn't get rid of BootCamp, so you must be right. (Thought it was a long shot to begin with.) I went through quite a few things, like cleaning user and system caches with OnyX; disabling and reenabling swap (this was recommended somewhere, but I don't see how it would work); and running the defaults commands. Finally it seems that booting in Safe Boot and then rebooting normally was what fixed it. I still haven't identified any significant differences in processes running under my different users.
May
21
accepted Does BootCamp cause OS X shutdown to be slow?
May
19
comment Does BootCamp cause OS X shutdown to be slow?
I can't figure out the credentials message, either. It looks like lots of people have that in their logs, but I haven't found anything about what app or service it belongs to. I went ahead and remove my Apple ID from the iCloud settings (since I don't use iCloud anyway), but I still get that same message in the logs.
May
19
comment Does BootCamp cause OS X shutdown to be slow?
Hmm. Yes, if I shut down with a dummy user logged in, or from the login window, it is quick. I've just spent an hour or so trying different things like disabling things in my own LaunchAgents/LaunchDaemons and Login Items, and also in the systemwide directories just in case, but haven't had any real luck with it. I thought I had something when I made shutdown slow with my dummy account logged in, by setting key shortcuts for changing input methods, thus causing TISwitcher to run, but taking out those shortcuts in my main user didn't help there.