HandBrake could not find VLC or your VLC is incompatible | HandBrake could not find VLC or your VLC is incompatible (Note: 32 bit vlc is not compatible with 64 bit HandBrake and vice-versa). If you see this message, it is because VLC since version 2.0 no longer provides the libdvdcss that decodes DVDs for HandBrake. For a fix, install a copy of libdvdcss from videolan.org,
OS X Version from Command Line | There are a few ways to find the OS X version from the command line. I’ll show you how! $ system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Output looks like this: $ system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType Software: System Software Overview: System Version: Mac OS X 10.7.2 (11C74) Kernel Version: Darwin 11.2.0 Boot Volume: Macintosh HD Boot Mode: Normal Computer Name: mintbookpro User
OS X Monitor Virtual Memory Usage from Command Line | OS X has a simple command line tool to monitor virtual memory usage: vm_stat. I’ll show you how it works! Crack open a terminal and run vm_stat. You will see an output somewhat like below: $ vm_stat Mach Virtual Memory Statistics: (page size of 4096 bytes) Pages free: 54492. Pages active: 541989. Pages inactive: 155818.
OS X Lion Show Hidden Library Folder | To enable viewing the Library folder which is hidden in OS X Lion, crack open a terminal (Utilities > Terminal) and use this terminal command: chflags nohidden ~/Library Cool!
Clear or Flush Arp Cache in OS X | To clear or delete the arp cache in Mac OS X, crack open a terminal and issue the following command: $ sudo arp -a -d Done! Thanks Theo
OS X Lion How To Reverse Scroll Direction | OS X 10.7 Lion has reversed the typical scroll direction used. Thankfully, changing this is an easy fix! Note: Mouse (if plugged in) and Trackpad have separate settings for scrolling! 1. Locate the Mouse and / or Trackpad options in System Preferences. 2. In the Mouse option uncheck ‘Move content in the direction of finger
How To Dual Boot OS X and Linux | How to dual boot OS X and Linux. Works on any Intel Mac with any version of Linux! Note: rEFIt does not work with 10.7 Lion yet (step 4). Wait for an rEFIt update before attempting on a 10.7 machine. Warning: This is scary stuff – you can really trash your system and data! I
Enable FileVault in OS X | Mac OS X since 10.3 has had a feature called FileVault. FileVault as of Mac OS X 10.5 uses 256 bit AES to encrypt your home directory. This is particularly good if you use a laptop. If your laptop is stolen, the hard drive home directory contents are basically gibberish to someone if they attempt
OS X: Files Skipping Trash And Deleting Immediately | You may have seen this in OS X when trying to delete files: “This item will be deleted immediately. You can’t undo this action.” Deleting and recreating the .Trash directory will generally solve this. Here’s a quick guide! 1. Crack open a terminal: Applications > Utilities > Terminal 2. Next, remove the existing Trash directory
OS X Software Update From Command Line | How can I run Software Update from the command line in OS X? This command will update OS X via the terminal: sudo softwareupdate -i -a The output will look something like this: $ sudo softwareupdate -i -a Password: Software Update Tool Copyright 2002-2009 Apple Checking packages… Installing Waiting for other installations to complete… Validating