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Questions tagged [mavericks]

OS X 10.9 Mavericks is the tenth major release of Apple's OS X operating system.

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Can I use HP:s HTML config on macOs Sierra somehow?

I've bought a HP Laserjet Pro M12 (M11-M13 series). I'm trying to setup the wireless part. No firmware has been released for Sierra yet. I have installed the drivers 10.11 instead. When I click open ...
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Create USB Boot device on Linux or Windows

I have been given a MacBook Pro 15" Core2Duo A1286 with corrupted HDD structure. I would like to reinstall MacOS X but when I try to use Disk Utility to reinstall it, it tells me I am unable to ...
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Terminal Crash on Macbook Air 2011, Mavericks

I've managed to wreck my Terminal of my Air's OS X (10.9.5) while running a sudo command (sudo mv git /etc/paths.d) during git installation. (Following https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4725389/how-...
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How to create bootable Mavericks external USB hard drive from Sierra?

I'm trying to create an external hard drive that can boot off Mavericks to run old software that doesn't work on later versions of OS X / macOS. The only Apple computer I have available is a MacBook ...
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Upgrade Cost From Previous MacOS Version to Sierra

This is going to be a very simple and straight forward question. I do not have experience of using any MacBook. I'm a software engineer by profession and I'm considering to purchase a MacBook to get ...
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OS X 10.9: 'ImportError: No module named glibc'

I needed to do a clean reinstall with Maverick and am now trying to get everything python related set up and running again. Now I have trouble using pip and I keep getting ImportError: No module named ...
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Is there any way to disable auto-shutdown from login screen when no user is logged in?

A couple months ago when speaking to an Apple advisor about an unrelated issue, they told me the auto-shutdown was a "security feature". I think I may remember something about it only happening when ...
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“X is not available for FaceTime” on Mac

Whenever I try to use FaceTime to contact a certain person, it immediately disconnects with the message "X is not available for FaceTime". We are both using a MacBook running Mavericks, not iOS. The ...
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Need to reinstall OSX Mavericks on older MBP (originally with Leopard) [duplicate]

The HDD on my trusty Mac has given up the ghost, and an attempt at repair this weekend resulted in failure to boot. It originally had 10.5, which I updated through to Mavericks. I still have a Snow ...
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How to convert an .iso file to .dmg in terminal?

I want to convert an .iso to .dmg, how can I do this from Terminal?
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How to examine disks and their partitions via terminal?

I am trying to examine my settings to prepare for a triple boot and would like to know how to completely examine my HDD before to make sure I know everything usefull for the project to know about it.
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Which versions of MacOS/OSX is the voice “Victoria” available on?

Is there a way to find out what versions of OSX/MacOS shipped with which voices?
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Can I safely remove a broken recovery partition?

Can I remove the broken recovery partition? $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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How to fix a broken recovery partition (remove it) when repairing it is not possible?

My main system is bootable but disk utility says it needs to be repaired. I can start disk utility from Live-USB which can verify my OS X partition but gives errors on checking the whole disk. The ...
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How to start a terminal from a recovery USB flash drive

On Mavericks I want to start the terminal when using my Live-USB.
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“Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar” setting not remembered

I see no keyboard & character indicator on the menubar panel, and trying to enable "Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar" in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard tab, that has no ...
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Trying to reinstall OS X, asking for apple ID “temporarily not available”

I have a computer (Mac OS X 10.9.x) that became corrupted so I have reformatted the hard drive and am attempting to reinstall the operating system. It asks me to log in with an apple ID so I logged in ...
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Can't delete the main Mac hard drive

I want to downgrade from macOS Sierra to OS X Mavericks. I have backed up my Mac using Time Machine and I made a USB with the OS X Mavericks Installer. The thing is that when I reboot my Mac with Alt/...
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Restore Mavericks from Time Machine

I have a MacBook Pro early 2011. I'm thinking if to upgrade to Sierra. Right now I have Mavericks. If I backup my current system using the time machine, when I will restore from the backup, it will ...
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Mavericks on MacBook early 2008

I have recently installed Mavericks on my MacBook early 2008 (which doesn't support mavericks) but I have two problems. The first problem is that I can't change the brightness of the screen. When I ...
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How to fix ssh login that starts asking for password and `ls .ssh` is permission denied?

I use my Mac to login to remote hosts via Terminal.app using ssh and local stored keys a.k.a. passwordless login a.k.a authentication key login. All of a sudden the new ssh login attempts are: ...
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MacBook Air running OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, but macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Installed

So my MacBook Air under "About this Mac" is running OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, but under "Software Update..." thinks that macOS Sierra 10.12.1 is installed. I've tried rebooting to see if the system would ...
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Error reading /Applications/Xcode. The file doesn’t exist

I have installed Xcode 6.2 in 10.9.5, and i dont know why, when i run, xcodebuild -license i get this error message, Error reading /Applications/Xcode. The file doesn’t exist. By typing 'agree' ...
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ssh hangs after authentication

I used to connect to a remote Linux server through ssh -v remote from my osx client. Now the connection hangs after authentication: debug1: Entering interactive session. debug1: ...
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MacBook Air Wi-Fi is not working — how can I troubleshoot the problem?

I am trying to connect to Wi-Fi. It does get connected but there is no internet. I can't use Wi-Fi. Weird thing is that when I connect my iPad and iPhone to the same router/Wi-Fi they work perfectly ...
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What could be the possible downsides of sticking with an old version of OSX? [closed]

I've bought a Macbook Pro a pair of years ago, and it came with OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks). Since I am very happy with this version of OSX, I've ignored all the updates since then, and I'm still running ...
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Upgrading Mavericks --> Sierra

I just tried to upgrade my OS from Mavericks to Sierra. The app store shows that I have installed Sierra (see pic), but "about this mac" and the command line both say I still have 10.9.5 (Mavericks). ...
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How do I disable command-control-up/down from doing anything with spaces?

I'm trying to use some shortcuts in Sublime Text 3 (on OS X 10.9.5), but every time I press command-control-up or command-control-down, I get a Space Above or Space Below message. It doesn't do ...
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This Apple ID is valid but is not an iCloud account

I have reviewed the askdifferent question here: "This Apple ID is valid but is not an iCloud account" - I hate to open a new question on this topic, but none of the answers or suggestions ...
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Rosetta stopped working in a virtualized Snow Leopard hosted in Mavericks (Parallels or Virtualbox)

I have successfully installed Snow Leopard in a VirtualBox on my Macbook Pro Retina Early 2013 (running OS X Mavericks). While I can start the virtualized Snow Leopard in Oracle's Virtualbox or ...
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Apple Store - Mavericks/Yosemite Stuck at “Downloading” and actually does NOT continue to download?

Good day everyone. I've been at a bit of a bind as of late. I was trying to download Mavericks/Yosemite off of the Apple Store. I open it up, log in, then go to the "Purchased" tab. I scroll down and ...
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Finder window opens scrolled down

Nothing serious but a bit irritating :) A removable USB storage, formatted as FAT32 (actually this is an Android tablet but it doesn't seem to matter), is used on several Macs, all running the same ...
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Download old version of Mac OSX legally as Apple Developer?

I have an Apple Developer license, and an old MacBook that I want to use only as a build server for developing Phonegap applications. The Mac is too old to get anything newer than 10.9, but in ...
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Clean install of OS X, nothing happening at OS X Utilities

I'm trying to do a clean install OS X Mavericks. Previously I had Lion and thought it was time to get something a little more recent. I don't think my 2010 MacBook Pro could handle Sierra so I had a ...
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Mavericks: createinstallmedia not found

I'm having trouble with this. It seems the standard way is to have the OS X install file in your Applications folder and then run the following in Terminal sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ ...
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Mavericks Notes not compatible with IOS 10 Notes?

2010 MacBook Pro on Mavericks, Notes are not syncing with Notes on iPhone 5s on ios10. Is there a compatibility problem? I have tried all the usual remedies without success.
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Cannot boot up on mac dual boot mavericks-debian, question mark displayed [duplicate]

I have a mbp late 2012 retina in wich I have installed mavericks and debian in dual boot with efi support. Well this morning I've done a repair in recovery mode on my mac and then I was no more able ...
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How to make a portable, cross-platform, TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt USB stick?

I'm using VeraCrypt, a fork of TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt had a mode called "Traveller Mode" on Windows, that allows for the encrypted volume/file to be accessed without requiring an installation of ...
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Getting error: RPC prog. not avail while trying to mount using nfs

On my Raspbian jessie I have NFS server running: $ sudo service rpcbind status ● rpcbind.service - LSB: RPC portmapper replacement Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/rpcbind) Drop-In: /run/systemd/...
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Restored boot drive from Time Machine, data drive permissions are hosed

I recently had a random and serious-seeming system failure, so chose to restore my boot drive (an SSD connected externally via thunderbolt). Normally I back up with Time Machine locally, CrashPlan ...
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Restored system now some apps won't start

I recently restored my 2013 MacBook Pro El Capitan system back to Mavericks from my Time Machine external drive. The restore was successful except a few that wont start: Calendar, Terminal, Messages, ...
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Increasing Mavericks Time Machine backup size for remote backups

We are using Mavericks OS X server with the Time Machine service. We had originally setup our Time Machine server to limit remote backups (backups of desktops and laptops) to 1,000 GB of space. ...
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Disable shift key slow animations from command line

The sole answer for Remove shift key augmentation for Mission Control animation that works is a GUI-based answer. I like to store all of my mac configuration in a version-controlled dotfiles ...
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MacBook Pro stuck on grey screen with Apple logo and spinning wheel

The only thing it will let me do is booting to Safe Mode. After running /sbin/fsck_hfs -drfy /dev/disk0s2 it returned with an incorrect number of extended attributes (it should be 486802 instead of ...
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External Hard Drive not recognized after upgrading to El Capitan

I have a WD My Book 4TB external hard drive that I have all of my photo/video content on. It was working fine with Mavericks, but when I upgraded to El Capitan, the drive is no longer showing up on ...
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external hard disk was vanished after updating Mavericks OS!

After accomplishing a clean Mavericks OS installation on my MBP, I've plugged my external hard disk (HD), with USB, and it was working fine. It should be noted that, the external HDD has NTFS format. ...
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How to install OS X 10.9 on a new Mac mini loaded with OS X 10.11

I have searched as well as tried so many ways on downgrading from OS X 10.11 to OS X 10.9 on a new Mac mini which is loaded with OS X 10.11 but it always fails. Are there any tweaks or ways which can ...
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Move all app windows to another work space in El Capitan

On my home machine (which is still on Mavericks) I can load mission control and move multiple windows from a single app by dragging the app icon (instead of the individual windows) to another work ...
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OS X El Capitan - Running Mavericks off of usb drive

So I plan to erase my MacBook Pro completely. After I erase its drive from an El Capitan recovery drive that I have, I want to boot into Internet recovery mode, plug in another flashdrive, install ...
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Is there a way to show all open windows in OSX 10.9+?

In OSx 10.5, there was a way to show all open windows in a given space using expose. I always had my bottom left hotcorner set to "show all windows" and my top right hotcorner set to "show desktop", ...