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Archive for the ‘OS X 10.9 Mavericks’ Category

ssh from Mac OS X to ESXi: “WARNING: terminal is not fully functional”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/29

When connecting from my Mac to my ESXi rig, some commands (especially less) show this output:

WARNING: terminal is not fully functional

So I created this alias to connect from my Mac to the internal address of my ESXi rig:

alias ssh-esxi-X10SRH-CF-internal='TERM=xterm ssh -p 22 root@192.168.71.91'

The trick is the bold part: TERM=xterm (which you can also replace by export TERM=xterm; if you want future ssh sessions to use the same [wayback] TERM setting).

The reason is that the Mac defines the TERM variable as containing xterm-256 which is defined on the Mac itself, but ESXi has a hard time coping with it.

Some Mac OS and Xcode combinations had a problem with xterm-256¬†not being present ([WayBack]¬†macos – Terminal strangeness after installing Xcode on Lion – Super User), but this isn’t the case on my system:

$ ls -alh `find /usr/share/terminfo | grep 'xterm-256color'`
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 3.2K Jul 30 2016 /usr/share/terminfo/78/xterm-256color

On the Mac you really want to use xterm-256color as it looks way better than xterm-color or xterm: [WayBack] linux РWhat is the difference between xterm-color & xterm-256color? РStack Overflow (thanks [WayBack] Chris Page!)

It seems I already did something similar on ESXi itself to get esxtop working: ESXi: when esxtop shows garbage. That was on the ESXi side and works as well for this problem too.

However, it is a bit harder to have a script run during ESXi boot time that sets this, so it is easier to fix this on the Mac side.

It works for all OS X and ESXi versions I’ve tested so far.

–jeroen

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Many Mac OS X / MacOX / whatever versions: Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/22

This has happened to me on most Macs with most Apple Mac OS X / MacOS / whatever versions: the built in sound controls for internal speakers and head phones fail to work (keyboard shortcuts and UI both fail).

The solution at [WayBack] mavericks РUnable to modify the volume with the keyboard РAsk Different works, but be sure to require the kernel module steps:

open up a Terminal window and run:

sudo killall coreaudiod
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext 
sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

TigerVNC on Mac OS X with homebrew to check why a Screen Sharing.app connection fails.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/18

Two installation options for TigerVNC:

The [WayBack]¬†TigerVNC¬† viewer gives a bit more details on failing VNC connections than the stock OSX Screen Sharing.app¬†does: after performing the logon, the connection would just stall, but¬†TigerVNC would should ¬†“write broken pipe (32)”¬†after the logon. Most of the linked search results indicated the VNC server was having a state problem.

So I restarted the VNC server, after which connections could be made again in both tools.

I actually prefer the stock Screen Sharing.app as:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, VNC | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS Phonenix Slides is on GitHub

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/07

A long time ago, I bumped into [WayBack] Mac Photo/Slideshow Viewer that supports recursion: Phoenix Slides, but only recently I discovered it has made it to GitHub as well, so now you can download it from two places:

Despite the Phoenix Slides product name, the repository is at https://github.com/gobbledegook/creevey

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X beyond Yosemite: Ctrl-Click to add/remove an item from a selection fails in Windows on VMware Fusion

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/03

Somewhere after Yosemite, braindead Mac OS X forcibly maps “Ctrl+Click” to right-click. In past versions, you could disable but those days have gone.

This means that inside Windows on VMware Fusion, you cannot add/remove items to/from a selection any more (for instance in the Windows Explorer).

Various workarounds turned up in my Google Search, but only this one works:

Holding down CTRL + OPTION together and LEFT CLICKING will do this.

Source: [WayBack] vmware fusion РHow to use the control key in VM Ware? РSuper User

–jeroen

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Posted in Apple, Fusion, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Virtualization, VMware | Leave a Comment »

 
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