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Forum: System Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By trevor
I don't think so. FileVault 2 doesn't act that...

I don't think so. FileVault 2 doesn't act that way at all. I guess if you had FileVault 1 turned on at some point there might still be the old encrypted file hanging around, but it should show both...
Forum: System Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By trevor
hayne mentioned the big problems, I'll highlight...

hayne mentioned the big problems, I'll highlight one smaller thing I see from the results of the requested commands.

4.9G /lost+found

wwcavs, were you having problems with instability of your...
Forum: Applications 10-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By trevor
Deeper has versions for Mavericks and Yosemite: ...

Deeper has versions for Mavericks and Yosemite:
http://joel.barriere.pagesperso-orange.fr/deeper.html

Install it and undo changes you've made.

Trevor
Forum: System 10-27-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By trevor
Can we see the results of the following commands,...

Can we see the results of the following commands, copy/pasted into your Terminal?

ls -lh /var/vm
sudo du -x -h -d 1 /
echo "----------"
sudo du -x -h -d 1 /Users
echo "----------"

The...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By trevor
Modems and routers are designed to be...

Modems and routers are designed to be continuously powered. If you want to power them off for security reasons, go ahead. But there's no need to power them off for heat reasons. In fact, I suspect...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By trevor
The MyBook Studio Edition manual that you link to...

The MyBook Studio Edition manual that you link to at the top shows that drive uses external power, and does not attempt to rely on bus power from the computer. Given that, you should have enough...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-22-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By trevor
Not really. All of the available brands should do...

Not really. All of the available brands should do the job. I like some more than others, but they're all fine.



I've heard complaints in this forum about some Seagate external cases that didn't...
Forum: System 10-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By trevor
1) Here (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6412) are...

1) Here (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6412) are the system requirements for Yosemite. The Late 2009 MacBook meets the requirements, as does 4GB memory.

2) That's an opinion, but in my opinion...
Forum: System 10-16-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By trevor
What is the exact text of the error? YouTube...

What is the exact text of the error?

YouTube is probably trying to use Flash to play the videos. Although there are some alternatives (https://www.youtube.com/html5) that are arguably better and...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,845
Posted By trevor
I disagree that third party batteries mean Fire....

I disagree that third party batteries mean Fire. This is spreading FUD.

It is true that there have been lithium ion or lithium polymer batteries that have caught fire, and lithium battery fires...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-09-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By trevor
Can you tell us what filesystem is used on your...

Can you tell us what filesystem is used on your iomega external hard drive? If you don't know, you can see in the bottom of your Disk Utility window next to "Format:", when the drive is highlighted....
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,845
Posted By trevor
I'm not sure if it is third party or not, but...

I'm not sure if it is third party or not, but there is a replacement battery available:...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By trevor
OK, if no progress bar is showing up there, then...

OK, if no progress bar is showing up there, then there is a problem.

Can Disk Utility (not Finder) see the drive? If it can, try running Repair Disk on it.

Trevor
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-06-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By trevor
In Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x) and newer, the...

In Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.x) and newer, the "Encrypt" command available built-in from the contextual menu is indeed FileVault 2. If you have installed third party tools, there could be other...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By trevor
i2am, when you are discussing encryption and...

i2am, when you are discussing encryption and decryption, are you referring to FileVault 2 encryption and decryption, or are you using some other program for that?

If you are referring to FileVault...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 10-06-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By trevor
Yes, there are a few exceptions. But it is far...

Yes, there are a few exceptions. But it is far more common for USB ports to not be powered during sleep, and powered ports are not a behavior I expect from a computer.

Trevor
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-30-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,982
Posted By trevor
At work I inherited a Magic Mouse, and use it...

At work I inherited a Magic Mouse, and use it occasionally. Although I've never had the battery cover fall off, nor any major connection issues, I strongly dislike it. I don't think Apple has made a...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By trevor
USB ports should be off when the computer is...

USB ports should be off when the computer is sleeping or off. This is correct and expected behavior, not a problem. If you want to charge a device like your wife's iPod or iPad when the computer is...
Forum: Applications 09-29-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By trevor
Many? But not all? If it works with some of them,...

Many? But not all? If it works with some of them, then the pipeline is still working. There has got to be something different about those contacts that work and those contacts that don't.

Make...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-25-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,796
Posted By trevor
I believe that if you order from eProducts Club...

I believe that if you order from eProducts Club through Amazon, you will get the additional protections afforded by Amazon. Amazon is very aggressive with their customer service (what I mean by that...
Forum: Applications 09-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By trevor
Also, do some troubleshooting steps such as ...

Also, do some troubleshooting steps such as

1. creating a brand new user, to test if some installed software specific to your user is causing the problem, and

2. trying a different browser...
Forum: System 09-22-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,091
Posted By trevor
I'm not convinced (but of course have no evidence...

I'm not convinced (but of course have no evidence unless I plan on encrypting a bunch of hard drives for FileVault 2 using the various methods). I think that erasing and encrypting a hard drive for...
Forum: System 09-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,091
Posted By trevor
There is more than one vector to breaking into...

There is more than one vector to breaking into your data. Filevault 2 closes a huge hole, where you could connect, for example, your 2010 MacBook Pro's drive to the attacker's computer and by doing...
Forum: Applications 09-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By trevor
I think that the advice to move to Safari because...

I think that the advice to move to Safari because you were getting kernel panics in a non-needed plugin, or because it's "the preferred Mac browser" are both very bad advice. Move to Safari if and...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 09-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,088
Posted By trevor
Since some time approximately in the middle of...

Since some time approximately in the middle of the G4 era, Mac's ethernet ports have been autosensing, and will not need crossover cables when connecting machine-machine. Of course, it won't hurt...
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