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Finder Sidebar 'Shared' Computers 771 Views / 3 Replies  
I see a lot of 'shared' macs & pcs in my Finder's left-sidebar which shows all of the computers on the local network in the office. Is there any way I can get more info about these machines ? I'm...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 14, 2012 at 01:13 PM, in macOS
That does sound like something good to know. In... 3,155 Views / 8 Replies  
That does sound like something good to know. In terms of equipment, aside from ordering boatloads of laptops, it's pretty bare bones here where I work. We have an east coast and west coast branch (me...
Posted by herbsman, on May 11, 2011 at 04:57 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
HD seems fine I think it's the crappy enclosures... 1,023 Views / 3 Replies  
HD seems fine I think it's the crappy enclosures I have. They are extremely cheap and shoddily built, made in China from some brand probably out of some teenager's garage. I noticed this issue...
Posted by herbsman, on May 11, 2011 at 04:49 PM, in macOS
Well, looks like my experiment has been cut... 1,359 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, looks like my experiment has been cut short. The 1TB 2.5" HDs are quite a bit thicker than the 500gb standard size thickness 2.5 HDs so they don't even fit inside the mac mini server.

I...
Posted by herbsman, on May 11, 2011 at 04:45 PM, in macOS
Thanks for the help everyone. I'll try some of... 3,155 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the help everyone. I'll try some of the other options

Main goal is deploy an XP image to new incoming PC laptops. The users need 500gb HDs but our vendor supplied model (the ones we...
Posted by herbsman, on May 11, 2011 at 04:39 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I'm imaging the mini right now. Looks like the... 1,359 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm imaging the mini right now. Looks like the target mac sees the mini's dual HDs as a RAIDmirror set which I didn't think it would, so that's good to know.

I'll re-image the end result onto a...
Posted by herbsman, on May 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM, in macOS
How to backup a Mac OS X software RAID setup 1,359 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello,

I have a mac mini server with dual 500 gb HDs running on the Mac OS X SW RAID1 mirror. I need to upgrade the mini and just received some 1TB HDs, so I want to image my current SW RAID over...
Posted by herbsman, on May 9, 2011 at 07:51 PM, in macOS
Forcing a HD to be recognized ? 1,023 Views / 3 Replies  
Weird issue here.

I have a mac mini server that for whatever reason, intermittently fails to recognize HDs after it's ejected from the system.

1. External HD in USB enclosure plugged into the...
Posted by herbsman, on May 9, 2011 at 07:35 PM, in macOS
Imaging NTFS Hard drive 3,155 Views / 8 Replies  
Is it possible to use the Mac OS X disk utility app to image NTFS hard drives? And then cloning it to a destination HD that is larger than the original?

I have a 250 gb HD with XP that I would...
Posted by herbsman, on May 9, 2011 at 07:28 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
In the Finder there is no indication that it is... 1,534 Views / 6 Replies  
In the Finder there is no indication that it is connected, but I never thought about checking /Volumes so I'm not sure. If this happens again I will definitely check and will try the separate user...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 8, 2011 at 02:12 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Hi Besson thanks for the quick response. I'm a... 1,534 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi Besson thanks for the quick response. I'm a bit of a noob so please point me in the right direction if I am complete going off course. Not sure if you meant the log files from mac or the server,...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 7, 2011 at 11:33 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Samba Expert please! : Ubuntu 10.10 Mac samba weirdness 1,534 Views / 6 Replies  
Bit of an odd one here.

I setup a cheap PC with Ubuntu running 10.10 x64 and I installed samba on it. I have setup all the user accounts with shares and this part is working fine. All clients...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:45 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
found the solution! or some other guy did. i'm... 2,280 Views / 3 Replies  
found the solution! or some other guy did. i'm not sure why i didn't find this earlier but this is the fix to the problem. enable 32 bit mode for the 'screen sharing' app and the problem goes away.
...
Posted by herbsman, on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:01 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Couldn't find anything anywhere. I googled this... 2,280 Views / 3 Replies  
Couldn't find anything anywhere. I googled this nonstop but just found a bunch of irrelevant links.

However, problem resolved! I installed ubuntu 10.04 64bit :T

Yeah the issue wasn't really...
Posted by herbsman, on Nov 22, 2010 at 08:11 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
VNC/screen sharing to Ubuntu 10.04 2,280 Views / 3 Replies  
Bizarre problem here. I have a ubuntu 10.04 (32bit) desktop that I am trying to VNC into for remote access with my mac. I can vnc fine, and the ubuntu desktop does appear in the screen-sharing...
Posted by herbsman, on Nov 17, 2010 at 03:49 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Hey thanks everyone for the feedback I really... 6,136 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey thanks everyone for the feedback I really appreciate it. Yes, it's getting very messy, and the macs are planned to be centrally managed by the start of next year.
Posted by herbsman, on Sep 3, 2010 at 06:46 PM, in macOS
well i've sort of figured out a solution. My... 6,136 Views / 7 Replies  
well i've sort of figured out a solution.

My main machine has all of the printers that need to be copied over:

1. copy/repalce the cups folder in /etc into the target mac's /etc folder
2. on...
Posted by herbsman, on Aug 29, 2010 at 07:31 PM, in macOS
Yeah eventually everything will be managed but... 6,136 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah eventually everything will be managed but not until 2011. Is there a way for method 1 to work? How does the ~/library/printers folder work in OS X ?
Posted by herbsman, on Aug 29, 2010 at 04:39 PM, in macOS
Easy way to copy a network printer to multiple macs? 6,136 Views / 7 Replies  
I work in an office with a new Xerox multi function printer. We have around 30 mac clients in the office which are all unmanaged, nothing is binded to open directory or anything like that. All of the...
Posted by herbsman, on Aug 28, 2010 at 11:28 PM, in macOS
I see. So I guess it's not possible then 1,346 Views / 6 Replies  
I see. So I guess it's not possible then
Posted by herbsman, on Jul 24, 2010 at 02:41 PM, in macOS
The master password will unlock the user's... 1,346 Views / 6 Replies  
The master password will unlock the user's filevaulted account on the machine it originated from (i.e. when you attempt to login) , but it does not open the bundle for me when I copy the bundle over...
Posted by herbsman, on Jul 22, 2010 at 11:50 AM, in macOS
Filevault master password question 1,346 Views / 6 Replies  
Is it possible to open up a filevault sparesebundle that is copied on a different mac with the master password from the machine it originated from?

I notice that if I have a FV master password set...
Posted by herbsman, on Jul 21, 2010 at 08:59 PM, in macOS
Binding Open Directory to Active Directory 659 Views / 0 Replies  
What would be the point of this? What are the benefits when you can bind the Mac clients to AD directly? Thank you

Are there any really good up-to-date reads about this subject online? most of the...
Posted by herbsman, on Jun 4, 2010 at 03:09 AM, in macOS
oops forgot to mention where i'm at! I live... 8,316 Views / 17 Replies  
oops forgot to mention where i'm at!

I live in the Bay Area, northern California in Santa Clara. I'm sure there's lots of stuff around here but I'd love to get a stamp of approval recommendation...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 16, 2010 at 12:36 AM, in macOS
thanks besson3c that's very informative. ... 8,316 Views / 17 Replies  
thanks besson3c that's very informative.

and imitchellg5, I think my boss might be ok with paying for that. Do you have any recommendations where they train newbs for a crash course on sysadmin...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 15, 2010 at 09:55 PM, in macOS
Wow I didn't mean to stir up so much trouble with... 8,316 Views / 17 Replies  
Wow I didn't mean to stir up so much trouble with my question.

I want to explain that in no way are we going to deploy Mac OS X server at work right now especially with me at the helm. This is...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 15, 2010 at 06:17 PM, in macOS
Thanks for the responses everyone. Yeah, I want... 8,316 Views / 17 Replies  
Thanks for the responses everyone. Yeah, I want to learn because I mainly want to get my feet wet with the server stuff. My employer recommended that I start learning this stuff asap as the business...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 14, 2010 at 07:05 PM, in macOS
Using Mac OS X Server at home 8,316 Views / 17 Replies  
Is there any real practical use for using Mac OS X Server for a home setup? I just want to start learning it so I was thinking about installing it on my mac mini, but I don't know if this is...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 13, 2010 at 02:51 AM, in macOS
How does one toggle 'remote access /ssh' via the... 3,857 Views / 7 Replies  
How does one toggle 'remote access /ssh' via the terminal?

If it's possible, I presume the command would usable and quite useful when in single-user mode during times of need
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 8, 2010 at 12:19 AM, in macOS
List of useful Mac OS X terminal commands 3,857 Views / 7 Replies  
I'd like to start a thread about useful Mac OS X terminal commands:

Installing available software updates:
sudo softwareupdate -ia

Repairing disk permissions:
sudo diskutil repairPermissions...
Posted by herbsman, on Jan 31, 2010 at 02:28 AM, in macOS
Thanks all! :cool: 1,690 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks all! :cool:
Posted by herbsman, on Sep 4, 2009 at 09:57 AM, in macOS
Unix: How to sudo a command as admin from a standard account in terminal? 1,690 Views / 5 Replies  
Is it possible to run a sudo command in terminal as an admin/different account when a standard account is the one logged in?

I tried doing a su <user> but then I get a # prompt. I hope I'm making...
Posted by herbsman, on Sep 3, 2009 at 09:07 PM, in macOS
yeah i know erik, but it's actually not too bad... 4,674 Views / 7 Replies  
yeah i know erik, but it's actually not too bad having multiple rows imo.
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 27, 2009 at 12:21 AM, in Applications
If you use a boatload of tabs at opened at once... 4,674 Views / 7 Replies  
If you use a boatload of tabs at opened at once like I do, it's much more efficient having multiple rows of tabs vs. safari's current setup. After x amount of tabs, having that button that drops down...
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 26, 2009 at 09:53 PM, in Applications
Tabs in Safari: Scrolling and multirow ability? 4,674 Views / 7 Replies  
Are there any hacks or add-on apps that will allow scrolling through tabs with the mouse wheel or the ability to have multi-row tabs in safari?
Posted by herbsman, on Feb 25, 2009 at 11:24 PM, in Applications
Will iDisk suck forever? 1,132 Views / 17 Replies  
Seriously, iDisk on OS X is just the worst thing Apple has ever done. It's been horribly slow since I can remember, and I've been a .mac/mobileme subscriber since 2003.

6 years and it's still a...
Posted by herbsman, on Jan 28, 2009 at 12:50 AM, in macOS
AT&T 3G coverage is improving! 1,020 Views / 8 Replies  
Or is it? I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (Santa Clara to be precise) and during the first 6 months, 3g coverage for the iphone was horrible. Spotty, slow, and frustrating.

I'm pleased to...
Posted by herbsman, on Jan 6, 2009 at 11:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Converting Big5 characters to standard characters on MP3s? 273 Views / 0 Replies  
My gf has a batch of old mp3 files with big5 character encoding (in traditional chinese). When I transfer these songs into her ipod touch, the song titles only display garbled characters vs. the...
Posted by herbsman, on Dec 22, 2008 at 03:14 PM, in Applications
Getting info on multiple networked machines from terminal or finder 351 Views / 1 Replies  
Is there a way to get specific information on all of the computers on my network? i.e. I have 10 computers on my home network and I need to get hostname, IP addresses of all machines from one...
Posted by herbsman, on Nov 29, 2008 at 07:51 PM, in Networking
Is mobile musicplayer (ipod) on the iPhone 3G a resource hog? 514 Views / 1 Replies  
Does anyone know how much in terms of resources the mobile musicplayer (aka ipod) on the iphone 3g sucks up? I noticed that most of my performance issues and crashes (extreme keyboard lag, maps &...
Posted by herbsman, on Nov 18, 2008 at 10:43 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
3rd Party apps slowing down iPhone? 1,265 Views / 4 Replies  
Are 3rd party apps killing the iphone's general performance?

In my opinion, the best OS so far for the iPhone in terms of general performance has been 1.1.4, even when jailbroken. A fresh 2.1...
Posted by herbsman, on Oct 6, 2008 at 04:21 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
lol this thread is so funny. well, bye to you 7,544 Views / 146 Replies  
lol this thread is so funny. well, bye to you
Posted by herbsman, on Jul 20, 2008 at 01:13 PM, in macOS
For those looking to replace their existing car... 7,731 Views / 62 Replies  
For those looking to replace their existing car chargers that have AUDIO/AUX stereo-out ports while not spending too much money...

I just got off the phone with griffin tech support and the guy...
Posted by herbsman, on Jul 14, 2008 at 05:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I like it! Thanks a mil 341 Views / 2 Replies  
I like it! Thanks a mil
Posted by herbsman, on Jun 19, 2008 at 01:53 PM, in macOS
Are static windows in Spaces possible? (a la GNOME desktop manager) 341 Views / 2 Replies  
In GNOME, you can make a window remain in the same static location even if the desktop manager changes to a different virtual desktop. I would love this functionality with Spaces in Leopard.

My...
Posted by herbsman, on Jun 19, 2008 at 01:33 PM, in macOS
"I feel that Apple has let many of its loyal... 1,493 Views / 5 Replies  
"I feel that Apple has let many of its loyal customers down and I have lost a great deal of respect for the company."

Jeez I think you're going overboard! I think the new iphone is great, and I...
Posted by herbsman, on Jun 11, 2008 at 09:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
c'mon apple! i've been a dot mac user since 03... 2,349 Views / 9 Replies  
c'mon apple! i've been a dot mac user since 03 and the speed of idisk has always been garbage! i had high hopes for idisk in leopard but sadly it's still just as slow as it was back in the jaguar...
Posted by herbsman, on May 25, 2008 at 10:32 AM, in macOS
Is selective 'hard drive sleep' possible? 1,110 Views / 1 Replies  
Is there any way to selectively choose which hard drives to automatically put to sleep with the setting in the 'energy saver' preference pane?

I have a Mac Pro with 4 HDs, two of which I rarely...
Posted by herbsman, on May 13, 2008 at 02:15 AM, in macOS
hi, thanks for the quick responses. We're... 940 Views / 5 Replies  
hi, thanks for the quick responses.

We're using 2x HP 24" LP2465 model displays. When we set the resolution at 3840x1200, the refresh rate is locked in at 57 hz.
Posted by herbsman, on Mar 13, 2008 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Running 2 external displays with MBP Santa Rosa w/Dualhead2go 940 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey all,

My friend recently purchased a 'dualhead2go' digital edition (Matrox Graphics - GXM - Products - DualHead2Go Digital Edition...
Posted by herbsman, on Mar 13, 2008 at 08:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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