Posts from 2010-07
Apple Calendar Server
I got DAViCal to work with Ubuntu but its not the most stable piece of software that I have seen yet.
sudo aptitude install davical davical-doc
Allow network connections on port 11371:
sudo ufw allow...
To install EtherPad you first have to edit the package repositories:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and add the following two lines (of which you might already have the first activated and where
lucid could also be
natty depending on your Ubuntu version):
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid...
Burning an ISO Image from Terminal
hdiutil burn image.iso
Creating an ISO Image from a Folder
hdiutil makehybrid -o ~/Desktop/[outfile] ~/Desktop/[source]
[source] can be a folder or a disk image.
Creating an ISO Image from a CD
Determine the device that is you CD/DVD drive:
Umount the disk:
Terminal helpers (command line tools):
mdfind: Search Spotlight metadata indices.
mdimport: Force Spotlight to import metadata for a specific directory.
mdls: List the metadata attributes of a specific file.
mdutil: A utility for managing Spotlight indices.
To erase and rebuild the index on the root partition
If you want to mount an HFS+ volume on an Ubuntu computer, all you have to do is to disable the Journaling for the partition. Connect the HDD to a Mac (Firewire didn't work!), boot into Mac OS X and execute the following command on the terminal:
Temporarily disable Spotlight indexing is especially useful when connecting a large external HDD for the first time to copy/move/access some files as the Sportlight scanning slows down the drive access a lot.
sudo mdutil -a -i off
to turn it back on:
sudo mdutil -a -i on
Setting it up
sudo aptitude install monit
Enable it by setting
startup=1 in the config file
You have to edit the file
Here's a small example:
## Monit settings set daemon 120 set logfile syslog facility log_daemon ...
If you want to control iTunes by bumping on your MacBook then follow this advice:
Get amstracker and bumptunes.py and unpack them somewhere. Open a Terminal in that directory and run:
./amstracker -u 0.1 -s | python bumptunes.py
To change the login screen wallpaper on Mac OS X you can use the some commands on the terminal. They work on Leopard 10.5 and Snow Leopard 10.6:
cd /System/Library/CoreServices sudo mv DefaultDesktop.jpg DefaultDesktop_org.jpg sudo cp /path/of/image.jpg DefaultDesktop.jpg
Installation on Ubuntu:
sudo aptitude install ipwatchd-gnotify
if configured correctly (true by default) it will show you graphical warnings for IP conflicts as well as create log entries in
/var/log/syslog (check for log messages containing
Advanced configuration options are described and have to be set in the file
/etc/ipwatchd.conf. This could...