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Jan
31
revised Weird text alignment in System Information on Yosemite
Update: fixed in 10.11, and another workaround
Jan
30
answered Is it possible to encrypt the boot disk in El Capitan?
Jan
23
comment Why won't my LaunchDaemon start?
Possible duplicate of Run bash script at login stored in the home folder?.
Jan
22
comment Flashing Folder with question mark
In that case a bad cable seems like a likely cause. It's also possible there's something wrong with the SATA interface, but the cable's more likely (and easier & cheaper to replace).
Jan
22
answered Systems not seeing netrestore image
Jan
19
comment Flashing Folder with question mark
Where is it not showing up? Are you looking for it in the Installer app, or in Disk Utility, or something else?
Jan
13
comment Dreaded flashing folder with question mark
Did you use Disk Utility to look for it? If that doesn't see it, it's most likely a hardware problem -- dead HD, loose cable, something like that.
Jan
11
comment Why do I have 2 IPv6 addresses?
@phyrfox Yes, in fact it's entirely normal to see 3 IPv6 addresses on the same interface: a EUI-64-based number (usually of global scope), a privacy address (same scope, temporary), and a link-local address (starting with fe80:).
Jan
10
comment Cannot open Terminal on mac (“Not allowed to use” error message)
Plus, even if you did figure out how to make Terminal run normally, you'd never know what else they did to the computer. Clean reinstall's the way to go.
Jan
4
comment OS X Safari Comodo SSL issue
What does it show about the root certificate in the chain ("COMODO RSA Certificate Authority")?
Jan
4
comment How can I prevent a user to use admin rights to work around restrictions?
Beat me to it :-). Note that there'll be a number of things that require the admin password (system updates, etc) so expect to have to get together and enter your respective halves of the password fairly frequently. Also, if either of you forgets your half of the password, you will have a problem. Finally, you don't need to create a new account to be the day-to-day account and migrate his settings -- create a new admin account, then log into it and from that account (in System Preferences -> Users & Groups pane) remove his account's admin rights, and then add parental controls instead.
Dec
25
comment Yosemite Single User Mode
If you have a firmware password, I don't think there's any way to invoke single-user mode (except removing the firmware password first). You can check by starting with the Option key down, and see if it prompts for the password.
Dec
25
comment Yosemite Single User Mode
Have you set a firmware password on your Mac?
Dec
21
comment Backing Up OS X Server to Local Time Machine Server Folder
@ELLIOTTCABLE: I've seen conflicting reports about this; for example, this Mac OS X Hints entry describes one way of hacking it, with another (closer to what you describe) given in the comments... along with replies from people who couldn't get it to work. There's also another question on askdifferent along these lines... and a (deleted) comment from someone who coudn't get it to work. So go ahead and try, but I don't know if it'll work.
Dec
16
comment How can I force default DNS query to work in TCP mode?
Right. Quotes are needed interactively to keep the shell from interpreting # as a comment marker; launchd doesn't use a shell so quotes are not needed there (and will, as you say, break it because there's no shell to remove them).
Dec
16
comment Apple ID main setting
Can you be more specific about exactly what you changed successfully, and also where the old email address is still showing up?
Dec
16
comment How can I force default DNS query to work in TCP mode?
I haven't tested this, but I'm pretty sure you'll need quotes around 8.8.8.8#53#tcp (in the interactive start version; the .plist file looks fine as it is).
Dec
13
comment El Capitan Finder shows 10 GB more disk space
This sounds like the volume data structures were damaged. Safe boot does a volume repair (among other things). I'd recommend starting in Recovery mode, and running Disk Utility's First Aid on the disk. It's equivalent to what Safe book does, but Disk Utility will tell you what it found/fixed. Hopefully it'll just tell you everything's ok (now), but just in case...
Dec
13
comment How can I reset the admin password without a working screen?
Note that you'll need to use a combination of Target mode and Recovery or Single-user mode to do a password reset on the iMac.
Dec
8
comment Os X El Capitan: will System Integrity Protection patch .AppleSetupDone exploit/hack?
Agreed. Even if SIP could protect .AppleSetupDone there are plenty of other ways to take over a computer in single-user mode. Protecting a computer against an attacker with unrestricted physical access is nearly impossible, but a firmware password makes it significantly harder to take over.