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Booting linux from usb on macbook pro 2019

I've got linux iso installed on a bootable usb and boot it from refind which works fine. But when I choose to install ubuntu in the grub menu I get a black screen. After some digging online I read ...
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Macbook pro restarts when gone to sleep for several hours

I have a late 2013 macbook pro running Mojave (10.14.5). When I put it to sleep for a longer period of time (it seems to happen overnight), it restarts after about 8 hours or so. I have no idea why ...
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MacBook Pro cannot find its internal drive

Some months ago I bought an SSD upgrade kit (Transcend TS480GJDM855 JetDrive 855 SSD) and I’ve upgraded the internal SSD drive of my MacBook Pro 13” mid 2015 with this new one, then I’ve upgraded to ...
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Accidentally deleted everything from a directory on my Macbook using terminal

I accidentally did a rm -rf * on a wrong directory on my macbook terminal. It appears that the rm command operates just like on a Linux system, where it's irreversible. But I did back up my Mac to ...
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Can my Early 2013 15“ MacBook Pro connect to a 30” Apple Cinema Display… or two?

Someone in my area is selling some 30" Apple Cinema Displays for a pretty decent price and I'm thinking about getting one for my home office to use with my Early 2013 15" MacBook Pro. From what I ...
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The macOS Mojave installer is not responding on my mid-2013 MacBook Air

I don't know why this is happening but 4 days ago due to some storage issue I completely cleaned my MacOS Mojave installed MacBook Air Mid 2013 and after clean up it came up with MacOS Mountain Lion: ...
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Possible to quarter step increment on brightness, volume and backlight with a touchbar MacBook Pro?

Previously on my MacBook Air 2013 I was able to increment/decrement screen brightness, volume and the keyboard backlight in quarter steps when pressing ⌥+⇧ and a media key. This doesn't seem to work ...
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Fully charged MacBook Air turns off when power cord removed

I have a MacBook Air, 2009, with a recently replaced Apple battery in December 2012. Recently, when power cord comes off, the computer shuts down. Also, it usually will not restart unless power cord ...
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Listening to music with MacBooks lid closed

My headphone is connected to my 2019 MacBook Pro. Is there any way to listen music when it's lid is closed? I am using a Beats studio wireless.
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How to change bluetooth frequency for magic mouse 2

Sometimes my Magic Mouse does not work when Wi-Fi is on! When I turn Wi-Fi off, I can move it again! MacBook freezes frequently and it really drives me crazy! I guess it isrelated to the Wi-Fi, ...
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Instant crash when connecting a GIGABYTE RX 580 to a MacBook Pro

When I plug the eGPU into my MacBook, the computer reboots and then in the loading screen of macOS it will reboot again getting stuck in that loop. I thought I just had to plug in the eGPU and use it. ...
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Is there a way to disable the integrated webcam without disabling USB webcams?

There are a number of documented ways to disable the integrated webcam out there. In particular, I have been using the approach that makes a number of system files unreadable: sudo chmod a-r /System/...
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Dell D6000 thunderbolt hub and macbook pro 2018

I have the a dell thunderbolt hub D6000 which is connected to two displays via DisplayPort and the hub is connected into my Macbook pro 15” 2018. I have the latest DisplayLink driver installed (5.0.1)....
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Malfunctioning USB-C to Ethernet hub [closed]

My Macbook Pro 15inch with the touchbar stopped recognizing my external USB-C adapter Sinstar 8 in 1 Aluminum Multi Port Adapter . I should clarify perhaps, the HDMI port still works fine, but the ...
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MacBook Pro internal display resolution wrong

I've got an early 2013 MacBook Pro with an external display connected via HDMI to the in-built port. The system shows that the resolution of built-in display (15-inch Retina) is 2880 x 1800, while the ...
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Why does the USB-C Ethernet adapter get hot, even when unplugged from ethernet?

The new MacBook Pro have a bunch of USB-C ports and no ethernet port, so you have to use an adapter. The issue is that as long as the adapter is connected to the MacBook, it gets very noticeably hot, ...
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Error creating bootable USB

For two days my Mac has been "dead"; the hard drive crashed, so I reformatted (twice). I wanted to reinstall Mavericks via Recovery, but at the end of the process it shows nearly 1 million minutes ...
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MacBook pro mid 2014 with High Sierra and APFS - Overallocation Detected on main device

Can somebody explain what 'Overallocation' means in context of file system? I constantly see this message when trying to resize APFS partition, disk checks don't find any problems.
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How to delete email from the server?

I am using Outlook version 16.16.2 (180910) as a communication program for my company's email address. When I delete messages from my Inbox, the action done locally on my Mac, but I need it to be ...
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Thunderbolt VGA adapter not working on Macbook Pro Retina late 2013

Good morning everyone. I'm Italian so sorry for my english. Yesterday was in trouble. I am a video operator and I was at the theater, connecting my American Macbook Pro Retina Late 2013 (macOS Mojave)...
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New MacBook Pro 13" Red spot on the screen

I purchased a brand new 13" MacBook Pro from Pakistan,Asia 2 days ago. The screen has a red spot near the middle. What could be the cause of this? And what shall I do in this case? Has anyone ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15" (Mid-2015) New battery has weird metering

New battery installed. Charges up to 100%, runs down to 50% then suddenly instantly drops to 7% and stays there for about 2 hours. Battery seems to continue to work but metering is wrong. Tried all ...
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WhatsApp Web is active even after putting Mac to sleep

I got a notification messages on my phone saying "WhatsApp Web is currently active" even when my MacBook is supposed to sleep and not check for messages. Power Nap is not switched on and I have set Do ...
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Missing date in 'About this mac' window

I'm looking for used macbook pro and found this one. Why there is no date of manufacture in 'About this mac' window? Can it be hacked mac? Also on second screen shot there is mystical '1Tb flash ...
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Turning Power Chime Off

On new Macbook Pro, Power Chime runs. Whenever I delete from core services it comes right back. It makes a sound when plugging in your power cord even when the volume is at 0%. The solution I have ...
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Login Prompt stays after unlocking Macbook using Touch ID

My office gave me Macbook Pro 15 inch recently with macOS Mojave version 10.14.5. I configured my Touch ID, it is working fine. When I unlock the system after locking it the login prompt does not go ...
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How to move line up/down in Notes on macbook using keyboard shortcut?

I know it is possible in xcode with ⌘ + ⌥ + [ or ⌘ + ⌥ + ]. But it doesn't work in Notes. Any ideas?
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Why does macOS create file mounts for each app?

I installed a lot of apps on my new MacBook, and I can see my desktop is filling with file mounts for each app. The Finder is also listing them like this. Can someone please help me understand why ...
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Super slow browsing on rMBP until reboot

I've just experienced a couple of days of incredibly slow browsing (using Chrome mostly, but changing browser didn't help) on my home wi-fi. After trying many things like rebooting the router, ...
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Deleted files from MacBook but space is not being cleared

Today I moved a folder (a folder I created myself that contained video files) from my HD that was almost 100GB in size to an external HD (I don't use Time Machine/never have) and once I ejected the ...
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Should I be worried if the newest Macbook Pro specs are lower than my older Macbook Pro spec?

I just went to Apple's website (July 2019) to find the maximum processor spec of a 15-inch Macbook Pro to be: 2.4GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz However, ...
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How do I delete files when I can only boot into Safe (single-user) mode

I have a 9 year old MacBook Pro that has died. I want to recycle it, but I want to wipe any sensitive and personal data before it leaves my hands. I am only able to boot into safe (single user) mode ...
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Where is system default environment variable set in MAC OS? [duplicate]

I am using macOS High Sierra V10.13.6. I can set up my custom environment variables in .bash_profile. But where is the system default environment variables are stored in the mac system For Ex: If i ...
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Physical keyboard layout on macbooks

Is there a way through command line to know what keyboard physical layout a macbook has? I cannot find that specific information in system_profiler. I want to know if the computer has a US, UK, ES, ...
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What is iBridge

I got the 15 inch 2016 MacBook Pro. Today I went to the System Profiler, and the USB section, there are an item called iBridge. Here are a screenshot (I covered up the serial number just in case): ...
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Logging MacBook firewall is empty

I have enabled the built-in firewall on my MacBook (Sierra v10.12.1), but unfortunately the log files located in /var/log (appfirewall.log and alf.log) stay empty. I contacted Apple Support but they ...
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How to increase mouse tracking speed beyond the maximum for MacOS Mojave 10.14?

I have been trying to increase maximum tracking speed for my 2018 Macbook Pro trackpad past the normal settings for Mac OS Mojave 10.14, but I am unsuccessful. I have looking at the previous ...
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MacBook Pro unable to communicate with Apple Watch

Apple Watch won't unlock MacBook Pro Up until yesterday, my MacBook Pro worked just fine with my Apple Watch - I walk up, touch the keyboard or trackpad, Mac unlocks and I get to work. No worries! ...
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2010 MacBook Pro motherboard doesn't POST, 2 blinks on the sleep LED

I bought a 2010 MacBook Pro motherboard and misc. parts (optical drive, cables, etc.) for dirt cheap, with the hopes of testing all the parts it came with so I could part it out and sell it. I bought ...
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MacBook Pro late 2013 (Model: A1502) won't boot or respond to any Input

I have a big problem with my MacBook Pro late 2013 it does not boot or light up in any way. Current behavior The only reaction that I get is, when I connect it to the powercord and start with the ...
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How to handle swollen MacBook battery after several weeks of storage?

Several weeks ago, I noticed a swollen lithium-ion battery in an older MacBook laptop. Substantial swelling, the battery looks almost twice as thick as normal near one corner. I initially noticed the ...
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How can I get my 13" MacBook Pro to detect the NVMe m.2 drive that I installed?

Today I installed a Samsung 970 Evo 1TB on my 13" mid 2014 MacBook Pro. I used an adapter that is not the small sintech one that everyone else seems to be using but is a different sintech similar one ...
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LG UltraFine 5K with MacBook Pro 2017 issues

Yesterday everything was working fine. I had my MacBook Pro (four USB-C ports & touch bar) connected to my LG UltraFine 5K monitor (official model name: LG 27MD5KA‑B). At the end of my day's work ...
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Download Xcode 10.2.1 in macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) [duplicate]

I use MacBook pro with macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). The version of Xcode am using is 10.1 and I see the updated Xcode in AppStore is 10.3 which is not compatible with my environment since it expects ...
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Macbook Pro will not connect to 3rd monitor [duplicate]

I have: 2018 15" MacBook Pro. A startech dock with 2 display ports A simple usb-c to hdmi adapter I am currently using the dock to run 2 monitors + the macbook screen. I was hoping I could hook up ...
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Bluetooth doesn't work after macOS Mojave update

I'm new here. Will someone help me to fix this? I updated my Mac to macOS Mojave and now it cannot connect with Bluetooth devices. Why is this happening and how can I fix this? it's a MacBook Pro and ...
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will my code keep running when Mac is in sleep mode?

I am running a code with AMPL. its very heavy model. I am wondering will my code keep running if my Mac is in sleep mode or if I close lid? my Mac is pro 13 inch 2019. when I started run the code ...
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Restoring from Time Machine to different type of Mac

I have been using a Time Machine for back ups for about 2 years now. Recently, I got a new iMac 27in and ‘restored’ it from my MacBook Air backup (most updated OS). I chose all the options as seen ...
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Connecting multiple screens to the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

I'm thinking about buying the new MacBook Pro with 4 USB-C ports. I want to attach two screens, mouse and keyboard and ethernet to the MacBook Pro while using the fewest number of USB-C ports ...
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Macbook Air (mid 2012) Efi Firmware Downgrade –to original

I want to bring back my beloved Macbook Air 2012 (MBA5,2) to its 'original firmware'. I have identified the file as MBA51_00EF_B01.scap, which I extracted using unpkg over the downloadable offered by ...