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Apple Silicon is a family of ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) for Macintosh computers. This tag relates to software compatibility with that chip rather than other processor families

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How can I compile sqlite3 from source on macOS?

I'm trying to build a copy of sqlite3 from source on my M1 Mac Mini running macOS Monterey 12.4 (21F79). The reason I want to do this (instead of using a precompiled build or installing via Homebrew ...
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Mac Mini's fan is not speeding up when it's under pressure

I have a Mac Mini 2020 with M1 chip. Fan is always working around 1700 rpm no matter the CPU temperature. Even if CPU temperature is 80 degree celsius, it works at the same speed as if it was only ...
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Can macOS Monterey's video effects (e.g. portrait) be used using an external webcam?

With Apple Silicon and macOS Monterey we can, on an app-by-app basis, activate video effects in apps that use the webcam. E.g. on my MBP M1, I can blur my background when in a Google Meet by clicking ...
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How can I access my webcam in a docker container with an M1 macbook?

System Specs: macOS Monterey:12.2.1, MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021), Apple M1 Pro I have found tutorials such as https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33985648/access-camera-inside-docker-container https:/...
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UPPAAL: bad CPU type in executable

I am using the terminal on an Apple M1 MacBook. I am executing the terminal with Rosetta, trying to be compatible for a tool that is not for ARM. The tool itself is the UPPAAL tool for 32-bit Mac OS X,...
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Can gaming on my MacBook Pro cause harm?

I have MacBook Pro M1 16", 1TB variant. I have installed Parallels on it and play Dying Light and other games on it three to four hours daily. My Mac gets hot but till now not that much. I am ...
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Why is Homebrew installed in /opt/homebrew on Apple Silicon Macs?

The Homebrew documentation page for installation states the following: This script installs Homebrew to its preferred prefix (/usr/local for macOS Intel, /opt/homebrew for Apple Silicon and /home/...
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Error after installing brew formula in arm64 architecture

I'm trying to install sundials (a Nonlinear and differential/algebraic equations solver) using its brew formula on my M1-chip Macbook. I previously created a new installation under /opt/homebrew/ to ...
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How to disable trackpad acceleration on M1 MBPs just like on Intel MBPs?

I've got a new M1 Pro MBP and I am struggling to get the trackpad into a usable state. com.apple.trackpad.scaling on 0 or -1 don't have acceleration but they're way too slow. This wasn't the case on ...
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How can I get HiDPI scaling on a 3440x1440p144Hz monitor with an M1 Pro?

My setup is a 2021 MBP 16" connected to a 3440x1440p monitor at 144Hz via DisplayPort. RDM.app//System/Library/Displays/Contents/Resources/Overrides/ was the solution on Intel/AMD macs but it ...
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No user account at login screen (Apple silicon)

I have a recent Apple silicon Macbook Pro running Monterey. After a reboot, my user name vanished from the login screen. I am the only user, so there is apparently no way to login. By holding the ...
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Running docker daemon on Apple Silicon without Docker Desktop

Docker desktop is about to become a paid service for larger businesses on January 31st, 2022. On Apple Silicon / M1 chips previous solutions (usually relying on VirtualBox) to run the docker daemon ...
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M1 MacBook runs out of battery while sleeping [duplicate]

My MacBook(MacBook Pro M1 Max 16-inch, 2021, Monterey v12.0.1) runs out of battery while sleeping. When I run pmset -g log the following log appears repeatedly while sleeping. I unchecked Contact in ...
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How to disable M1 Mac auto-boot on lid open?

There have been answers that describe how this can be prevented for Intel Macs using an NVRAM setting, but this AutoBoot setting has no effect on an M1 Mac. There is a similar auto-boot setting in the ...
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M1 Max (macOS 12.1): Battery discharging whilst connected to power - should I be concerned about this? It's NEVER unplugged

I have Asperger's, so this might just be me not understanding how the 'battery optimisation' feature is supposed to work (it's currently not turned on - according to Settings > Battery > Battery ...
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How I can run iOS app twice on MacOS Apple Silicon(M1)?

I am engaged in the development and testing of iOS applications, there was a need to run two instances of the application at the same time. Can anyone suggest a way how to do it? I tried to copy the ...
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Error while installing PostgreSQL 12.9 on Apple Silicon (M1 Max) via asdf

I'm trying to install PostgreSQL via asdf-postgres plugin by running asdf install postgres 12.9 on 2021 MacBook Pro (with M1 Max, running Monterey 12.0.1) but getting the following error: 100 190 ...
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IntelliJ: Whole window is selected in Mac M1

I just installed IntelliJ in the Mac mini (M1 chip) and the whole window is selected which is weird: I use macOS Monterey os. How do I get rig of this? Thanks. PS: This may be just related to the ...
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M1 Mac running .NET-Core WebAPI using Windows AD

I am using an M1 Macbook and trying to run a .NET-Core WebAPI Project that uses Windows Active Directory for Authorization Purposes (f.e. Classes like System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity). I was ...
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How to force a Terminal Command to run with the Performance Cores on Apple Silicon?

I recently had to reinstall the developer tools using xcode-select —install, but noticed that the install was completed with my efficiency cores rather than my performance cores. I know this because ...
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What determines System Information's Kind attribute?

Some Apple Silicon applications are showing up in the System Information column Kind as iOS, but in the Application Info, the Kind is Application (Apple Silicon). Other applications do say Apple ...
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Permanently installing iOS apps on Apple Silicon macs with System Integrity Protection disabled?

While it's normally possible to install iOS apps from the App Store and run them on an Apple Silicon mac, Apple has made it so that systems with System Integrity Protection disabled aren't allowed to ...
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How to determine the architecture of running process from the command line

I would like to get the architecture of running processes from the command line (similarly to the "Kind" column in the Activity Monitor).
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Apple Silicon: /usr/bin/mandoc: Bad CPU type in executable

I recently upgraded from an Intel Mac to an Apple Silicon Mac. When running man ssh then hitting Q in Terminal it throws the following error: sh: /usr/bin/mandoc: Bad CPU type in executable My guess ...
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M1 Mac: Accessing files from installed iOS apps to read/write

I have an M1 Mac and I'm wondering if it's possible to read and write files that are used by installed iOS applications, specifically the files that the iOS application reads and writes (i.e. not read-...
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Why is Java not running on Apple Silicon?

I just got a MacBook Pro with the new M1 chip. I'd like to use native Apple Silicon code wherever possible. I have a Java-based command-line program running and I noticed that this java process in ...
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hw_lock_bit_nopreempt() kernel panic M1 Macbook Pro

My M1 Macbook Pro has constant kernel panics with some variation of: panic(cpu 1 caller 0xfffffe0017ae7a44): "hw_lock_bit_nopreempt(): timed out (0xfffffdf036ef019c)" I cannot figure out ...
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Playing League of Legends on an external monitor with Apple silicon (display glitchiness)

I just bought myself a 14" MacBook Pro (M1 Pro), which I use as my personal computer, including for casually playing League of Legends (a popular MOBA game). I am connected to an external display ...
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HAMA USB Hub Failing Under macOS Monterey & Apple Silicon M1

Edit: macOS Monterey have issues with USB Hubs. You can watch topic from here: https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/683409 I’m using macOS Monterey 12.0.1 with Apple Silicon M1 iMac 24". I ...
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Memory bandwidth up to 200GB/s and 400GB/s for m1pro and m1max: how to calculate it? And how does different choices of specs affect it? [duplicate]

I'm considering buying a new M1pro or M1max and plans to use it for 6~8 years. However, I'm confused by the memory bandwidth part. Is it a theoretical value solely based on different chipset? i.e. ...
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Mount Ext4 on M1 or M1Pro or M1Max

I know this question has been asked many times. Everyone finds their own solution. I used to mount Ext4 via FUSE. But with the move to Big Sur I had to mount Ext4 using VirtualBox. But VirtualBox ...
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High windowserver memory usage (6GB+) on MacOS

I've got the 16GB M1 MacBook Pro and windowserver is using huge ammounts of RAM, meaning that my swap is over 3GB. Is this normal behaviour, I don't have any external displays connected and it's ...
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Memory bandwidth (200GB/s vs 400GB/s) on a M1X Macbook Pro: usage scenarios where it makes difference?

I'm struggling to choose between M1max and M1pro for my MacBook 2021. The only difference that could be relevant for me is 2x memory bandwidth. Are there any real-world usage scenarios where 200GB/s ...
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Can I use a Mac Mini M1 with a Dell u4021qw monitor?

My computer is a Mac mini with M1 chip. I want to buy the Dell u4021qw monitor, but I have a concern: Does the computer actually work with this monitor (especially: does hidpi work? Does the font ...
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From system_profile what does Kind mean

system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType provides a list of Applications that spotlight knows about. This is also available form the System Report in About this Mac One of the fields for each ...
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How to tell if M1 Mac has Rosetta installed?

I am trying to run only native software. So I would like to be able to monitor whether Rosetta 2 is available or not. I am not asking if Rosetta 2 is running. I am asking if Rosetta 2 is present, is ...
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Conditionally run program using Rosetta 2 on M1 Mac

Is it possible to start a program using the command line in a way that has it run by Rosetta 2, without having the application setting that forces the program to always be running under Rosetta 2. e.g....
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Not updating last charge level in battery preferences

I am using macbook air m1. I have charged my mac about two hours ago to 100%. But In preference last charge didn't update. You can see in the picture. current level is 88% where last charged to 86%. ...
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Is it safe to erase entire SSD of M1 computer?

Usually, factory reset instructions say that I should remove a volume or volume group. But to be sure that the installation is really clean, I prefer to use another option: In Disk Utility select ...
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Razer Deathadder Back/Forward buttons in Big Sur Apple M1

I'm trying to use my Razer Deathadder Elite mouse on my M1 MacBook Pro that's running Big Sur. The problem I'm running into is that macOS is treating the back/forward buttons as middle clicks. For ...
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M1 Panic: acc_cifl2c_cmd_ncwr

M1 MacBook Pro 13" 16GB constantly reboots with the same panic error: acc_cifl2c_cmd_ncwr I've spent some time figuring out who is causing this problem. It happens only if M1 MacBook Pro connects ...
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Does VirtualBox run on Apple Silicon?

I have a new M1 MacBook Air that I would like to use for Virtual Machine development. Can Oracle VirtualBox VMs run on this new Apple Silicon architecture? The documentation on the VirtualBox website ...
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Is there a way to run a macOS guest virtual machine on an M1 / Apple Silicon host?

On an Intel Mac it was possible and legal to run a "Mac-on-Mac" VM, i.e. to run macOS within a virtual machine hypervisor running on macOS. Does any product or demonstration exist for the ...
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can't mount an encrypted Volume on an M1 Mac. Works fine on Intel Macs. Known Issue?

Is this a known issue with M1 Macs and encrypted drives? What steps should I attempt to mount this volume? Encrypted drive will not mount on M1 Mac. Mounts on my intel Macs no problems. It’s Extended (...
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Does the new 24" iMac Touch ID keyboard work with Mac's with the T2 Chip?

I have a 2019 MacBook Air with Touch ID and was wondering if the new 24" iMac Touch ID keyboard will work with my computer. I know for sure that it works with all other Apple Silicon computers, ...
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Emulating ARM (M1-like) macOS on an x86 Intel Mac

Is it possible to emulate a macOS machine with RISC/ARM architecture on a physical x86 macOS machine? I suspect this is of value for those hoping to test the viability of their workflows on Apple ...
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How to execute terminal command on energy efficient cores on M1 chip?

I want to run nodejs process on E cores, but when I run it I see that it uses P cores even if there is a 0.3 second task.
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M1 MacBook Air: Change resolution to 1920x1200 pixels

How can I change the resolution of my M1 MacBook Air (Silicon Version) to 1920x1200 pixels? I tried so many softwares like QuickRes, SwitchResX and some other softwares/scripts from github. But ...
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Battery discharge while Macbook was turned off in 1 week. Possible causes?

I brought my MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon about 1 month ago, and I'm using it to work on pet projects occasionally, but not daily. I left it unused for one week and when I turned it on it wasn't ...
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Verbose Mode during startup not working on Apple Silicon

I have a Mac mini 2020 (with the Apple Silicon M1 chip). I want it to boot up in verbose mode, i.e. the details of the boot process should be logged as text on the screen during bootup. The following ...
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