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Questions about using macOS (formerly OSX) in conjunction with the Pi.

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PLEASE HELP. Super Confused w/ Raspberry Pi 4 SSH Setup on Mac 10.15.7

Being a newb, I should have started this process 3 weeks ago so I could troubleshoot, but I'm in a hell of a bind. Trying to login to SSH on my Raspberry Pi via my Mac OSX terminal. When using the ...
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Unable to connect to Raspberry Pi 3 B+ from MacBook Air through wire

I am trying to establish a wired connection between my RPi 3 B+ and my MacBook Air. After I connected the two devices with a wire, my MacBook got IP=169.254.214.218, and my RPi got IP=10.0.0.21. When ...
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How do I set up my raspberry pi 4 on my MacBook Air?

I have ordered a raspberry pi 4, a 32GB microSD card, a USB-C SD card reader for my Mac (It has no SD card slot), a Ethernet to USB-C converter, and a power supply. With these tools how do I fully set ...
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Cannot SSH with IP address only via Bonjour

I got a Pi zero W 2 on the same wifi network as my Macbook. I can login when I use the Pi's bonjour address: ssh radio.local but when I try via the IPv4 address it does not accept my password: ping ...
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DietPi USB Ethernet Gadget mode network breaks when enabling network sharing?

I'm trying to set up a raspberry Pi Model A (the original generation) as a USB Ethernet Gadget from DietPi (following these instructions), along with trying suggestions from several similar articles, ...
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Time Machine drive on RaspberryPi NAS not recognized by MacOS

I have set up my RaspberryPi to operate as a NAS on my home network. I want MacOS (Big Sur) to store TimeMachine backups on it, so I followed this tutorial for the setup: https://jeremycollins.net/...
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How to convert or view Numbers spreadsheet so it can be used in Raspberry? [closed]

How i can read (or convert to some linux format) Mac Numbers spreadsheet file in Raspberry Pi OS? I cant use any online services. I can't figure out how to read/convert it in LibreOffice. File>...
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(Another) Cannot SSH to Raspberry Pi from Mac -- Port 22: Connection Refused

So, as the title states, I cannot SSH to a Raspberry Pi from my Mac. I have done so in the past, but can't figure out why it won't work now. Unless stated otherwise, all devices I mention below are ...
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How to compile Raspberry Pi on macOS Big Sur? Is there an OSX arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc toolchain somewhere?

I'm looking for a pre-packaged arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc toolchain for OSX. Can someone point me to one?
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Connect with tmux instead of screen

New questioner here! I am able to connect to my device using the following command: screen /dev/tty.usbmodem* 115200 My device is connected to my Mac with a microUSB -> USB cable. Is there a way ...
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Cannot share internet over usb to rasp zero with RNDIS on mac, when RP is connected I lose internet connection on my mac

I've been trying to connect my raspberry pi zero over the internet with RNDIS on a mac. And while it seems very easy on every tutorial, it doesn't work for me. I will share a few screenshots so you ...
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Raspberry Pi can't issue dynamic IP address to Laptop connected via Ethernet cable when Laptop is also connected to home wifi

I am new to configuring networks so please excuse my ignorance if I have made some obvious and simple mistakes. For educational purposes, I am trying to set up a small wired network where a Raspberry ...
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Mount root partition of Raspbian OS on mac? [closed]

Is there a way to mount the root partition of the Raspbian SD card on a mac? I need to edit the dhcpcd.conf file. I had my pi running as a router and IP camera (so I wouldn't need someone else's wifi ...
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Permission Denied error trying to access MacOS shared folder on my raspberrypi

I have an HD plugged on my mac mini shared over my local network through SMB. I want to mount this folder on my raspberrypi using: sudo mount -t cifs //SERVER_IP/FOLDER ~/macshare/ -o user=USER but ...
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screen and serial UART connection gibberish

I'm connecting my iMac (10.14.16) to my RPi 3b+ (Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS ubuntu ttyS0, uname -a = Linux ubuntu 4.15.0-1067-raspi2 #71-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 10 01:36:10 UTC 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 ...
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Screen Configuration does nothing, and nothing I do seems to change the desktop resolution in VNC

I connect to a headless Pi from my Mac. I've set resolution in raspi-config, I've manually edited /boot/config.txt, and when I select Screen Configuration at the desktop (VNC'd in from the Mac) ...
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Windows10/MacOS(64-bit) on Rasp Pi 4b 4GB RAM

I am looking to use Imaging Edge Desktop application on my Rasp Pi. Download here 1. The application has Windows and Mac downloads but is not 32-bit compatible. Thus, I am looking to download 64-bit ...
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Unable to copy to SMB from MacOS

I'm in the process of setting up a shared folder on my Raspberry Pi and am having a hard time figuring out the issue with some of my permissions. I set up my smb.conf file as such: [content] Comment =...
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Raspberry Pi Imager Failing to Verify Ubuntu Image Install to SD Card

I am trying to image Ubuntu onto an SD card on my Mac for use with my Raspberry Pi 4 using thew new official imager tool from Raspberry Pi (found here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/). For ...
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Between Ubuntu 18.04, OSX 11.4 and Windows 7+, which is the easiest/able to run on a Raspberry Pi 4B?

I'm currently looking for a low-cost personal computer that can run some software, and currently I've found the Raspberry Pi to be the best option. System requirements are either a Windows 7+, OSX 11....
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Raspberry Pi Zero as boot keyboard USB gadget (libcomposite and macOS boot)

Since I have exactly the same issue and no solution so far, please allow me to repost the question by Charlotte J at superuser again on this board: I am trying to turn Raspberry Pi Zero W as a "boot ...
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Error trying to reformat SD card

After bad attempt to update Raspbian version from Jessie to Stretch my Raspberry PI 3 failed to boot (green LED is blinking 4 times). I tried to reformat microSD card to install new version of ...
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How to right click on Raspbian from Mac keyboard when connected via VNC?

How can I right-click on Raspbian from a Mac keyboard when I am connected via VNC? I have tried Ctrl + Click and some other obvious choices without success. ctrl+click on a link in the browser, for ...
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Samba share is read-only despite settings

I am running Samba on my Raspberry Pi, and have configured the smb.conf file as such, which should just be the default version with the following appended: [media] comment = Media path = /mnt/...
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Setup a remote client with Raspberry Pi

I'm working on video production for one of our school TV shows; we have Mac pros set up for editing with Final Cut. It's always a problem that I couldn't edit from outside the school, as there is ...
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How can I connect a Raspberry Pi 3+ with a MacBook Pro 2018?

I would like to access my Raspberry Pi via SSH and am not sure how to connect it to my MacBook Pro from 2018, given that it only has USB-C ports. My idea was to buy a crossover Ethernet cable and an ...
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Headless RP 4 setup for Mac; getting "mkstemp: No such file or directory found"

I'm brand new to Raspberry Pi. I bought a RP 4 kit from Amazon with the goal of creating a NAS Box to access external hard drive files over my Wifi. I have a MacBook Pro, running Mojave 10.14.6 Steps ...
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How to enable sending keyboard signals while in SSH?

When I use a keyboard plugged into the pi directly, I can send signals using ctrl+T / ^T to get messages from ongoing commands in terminal. When I'm logged in via SSH on my mac, I seem to lose this ...
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Remote Desktop from Mac -> Rpi

I have to monitor several computers for my job and use Remote desktop to view multiple screens at once. The problem is I can't just sit there and watch the screens, and even if I do the screen can't ...
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How do I run retropi when my raspberrypi is connected to my mac via ethernet?

I am new to this so sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm trying to start the retropie desktop screen, but I'm a bit lost on how to do it. I have installed the retropie disk image to the micro sd ...
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ssh raspberrypi.local not resolving in OSX

Until recently ssh pi@raspberypi.local worked as would one expect it to normally. However within the last few days it no longer returns anything and will just sit forever until killed manually. The ...
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Backup of SD image on Mac could not be written back to same-size SD: too large

I've built a beautifully crafted SD card for my application using a Raspberry Pi Zero. Before shipping it to my customer I've made a backup. What I did on my Mac BookPro is Open DiskUtility Menu `...
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Mac Finder/Netatalk not working with High Sierra

I've recently updated my Mac to High Sierra and since then I can't use Finder with my Raspberry Pi's. SSH and VNC work but Finder comes up with "There was a problem connecting to the Server ...". ...
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yet another question about headless on Mac OS X

I downloaded: RASPBIAN STRETCH LITE wrote a disk image of it on my SD card (using Disk Utility's "restore to" feature). added a ssh file in the root of the boot volume connected my raspberry pi via ...
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QEMU Raspbian on OSX - no network?

I've managed to get QEMU Raspbian running on OS X but I can't figure out how to get networking to work. I've seen details if configuring TAP network interface but this was on an Ubuntu host. Is there ...
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Cross Compile on maxOS fails linking System library (CMake), but other libraries succeed

tl;dr - CMake fails at linker not finding System library with precompiled RaspberryPi toolchain when other libraries work So I've been fighting this for a few days, and I believe I'm nearing the end ...
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Sync files between Mac and raspberry pi

I want to be able to access a folder (offline) with all my web stuff in there. Then when I get a connection to the Raspberry Pi, I want it to sync from my mac to the pi. Basically, I want to be able ...
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Unable to resolve IP address for RPi connected through ethernet

So I want to connect ssh to my RPi 3 through an ethernet port on my Macbook pro. My RPi is on jessie. I am not able to find the local IP address of the RPi through my computer. I can find the ...
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How to allow Mac to connect to PPTP VPN using Raspberry Pi 3?

PPTP support in macOS Sierra is dropped, check this for information, there are no free alternatives. I know I can easily configure my Raspberry Pi to connect to VPN server using PPTP. Is there any ...
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Can Macbook Pro (Late 2016, USB-C) screen be used as monitor for Raspberry Pi over USB-C with HDMI adapter?

I have a MacBook Pro 15" (Late 2016, Touch Bar and USB-C ports), and I want to sometimes use the screen as a monitor for my Raspberry Pi. I know that old MacBooks couldn't do this because the HDMI ...
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Saving a video to BOOT partition

I have a RPi mounted in a very tight space, and occasionally a guy needs to retrieve the SD card and put a video on it for the exhibit.This person is working on OSX and I've overlooked the concept ...
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Using external disk connected to RPI as time machine

I have tried to use this guide to use an external hard disk connected to a Raspberry Pi as a time machine. It succeeded in that I have made the Raspberry Pi visible on my mac, so that I am able to ...
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SSH Via Ethernet Without Internet Sharing

I am working on a project that uses an SSH connection via ethernet to the Raspberry Pi. Currently I am doing this by enabling internet sharing via ethernet on my computer (OSX El Capitan). The point ...
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Failed RPi.GPIO installation on OS X

I am creating a server for the Raspberry Pi and I am partially writing the code using OS X. I need the RPi.GPIO module to make my script run, (even if I don't use it). After calling pip3 install RPi....
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Access to Raspberry Pi VNC session from Mac OS X

I'm trying to get remote screen access to my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) with a Mac OS X client. Here's what I've got: I ran 'raspbian-config' and used it to enable the VNC server. The desktop ...
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Unable to SSH to Pi 3: All ports are closed [duplicate]

I have a Raspberry Pi 3. It's brand new. Didn't connect before. It has the NOOBS-software already pre-installed on its SD card (didn't do it myself. It was included in the purchase. I've connected my ...
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Pi Zero OTG > Mac wifi

I've got a Pi Zero with a fresh Rasbian OTG setup working fine, but I can't seem to share my Mac's wifi with the unit. I've turned on connection sharing on the Mac, set up static IP addresses, etc etc....
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How to use 'Connect to Server' on a Mac to access /var/www/html/ on the Pi

When I use 'Connect to Server' on my Mac, one of the folders I want to access on my Raspberry Pi is html respectively /var/www/html/. Double clicking on the 'Home Directory' brings up the usual list ...
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How do I share files with a Mac?

I'm trying to share some files with my macbook (running OS X El Capitan v10.11.4) so that I can edit them without uploading them after each edit. I've tried this guide and I can connect to the pi and ...
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Problem copying SD card with `dd` on OSX

i am trying to back up my sd-card(16GB) with Mac using: sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk3 of=~/Desktop/raspberrypi20161117_r.dmg bs=1m Output: dd: /dev/rdisk3: Input/output error 2996+0 records in 2996+0 ...
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