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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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Writing .img file to SD Card from a Mac

I want to burn a .img file of Wheezy OS to my 8GB SD Card from Mac OS X but can't figure out how. Any help would be appreciated.
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"Resource busy" error when using `dd` to copy disk img to SD card

I've downloaded Raspbian wheezy from the Raspberry Pi downloads page and following the RPi Easy SD Card Setup wiki page. I formatted the SD card, and cded into the folder containing the Raspbian img ...
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How to stream raspivid to Linux and OSX using GStreamer, VLC or Netcat?

How can I stream video stream to Linux or OS X using raspivid and either VLC, GStreamer or Netcat?
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How to successfully emulate RPI on OSX?

I followed this guide to emulate RPI on OSX via VirtualBox and it works. Now I'd like to simplify things a bit since this solution involves running debian in a virtual machine just to run qemu on top ...
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Can I backup my SD card with Disk Utility on OSX?

I see a lot of backup instructions like this: How do I backup my Raspberry Pi? ...involving the command line in OSX. But can't I just use the OSX "Disk Utility" to create a "New Image" from the ...
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Connecting to a Raspberry Pi TightVNC server isn't working with Screenshare on Mac OS X?

I have a tightvnc server set up on my raspberry pi on port 1 but when I try to connect to it from my mac using the built in screen sharing client i get an error: Connection Failed to:192.168.1.127:1 ...
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Installing sublime text on raspberry pi

This "Question" was asked by an unregistered user who hasn't been seen since. Don't waste your time and ours by answering. If you have enough reputation flag for closure. I know that this ...
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QEMU Raspbian on OS X

Sorry for bothering folks: I tried a lot of instructions to get a Raspbian image running on QEMU (2.0.0 via homebrew) on OS X (10.9.3). I downloaded several versions of Raspbian but always the first ...
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Raspberry Pi Emulation in OSX

Is there an emulator for Raspberry Pi that I could use to try to familiarise myself with the environment? And in my case something that will work on OSX.
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Can I run Mac OS X on the Raspberry Pi?

If I understand correctly, the Raspberry Pi does not run OS X. Is there a way to get OS X run on the Raspberry Pi? Do other boards like the Raspberry Pi exist that can run OS X?
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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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Using rsync to backup Pi

I decided to implement a rsync strategy similar to that suggested by @goldilocks https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/5492/8697 BACKGROUND I have a Pi, which is mainly used headless via ssh or VNC....
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Appletalk access to root

For some bizarre reason people are "answering" this Question more than a year after it was asked - after no Answers at the time, despite significant OS changes, changes to netatalk and Apple ...
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Clone SD card via SSH over network

*Disclaimer: I can follow directions for Terminal, but I am not a nix user by default. I have a Raspberry Pi that I just had to restore. Before I get anything else installed I would like to create a ...
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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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MacBook AirPlay doesn't see XBMC as a video output

I have MacBook Pro (Early 2011, so I'm sure it supports AirPlay) and XBMC running on raspbmc. I have enabled AirPlay in XBMC. Streaming audio works like a charm (I can select XBMC as an audio output)....
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Why can't I connect to my Pi via VNC?

I have installed TightVNC on my Pi. I can SSH into the Pi just fine and start the server successfully. But then I can't seem to connect to it using a viewer. I am on OSX, so I've tried using the Java ...
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Failed to open vchiq instance- RPI on qemu, linux kernel, mac

I'm trying to run Rasberry Pi on Qemu (using a Linux Kernel on Mac osX), and I'm working on getting the example programs running (examples in /opt/vc/src/hello_pi). As of now, only the hello_world ...
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How to use OS X Terminal and a USB cable with a Pi Zero?

I want to be able to use Terminal on my OS X machine to connect to my Zero directly over USB. How can I do this?
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SMB Intermittent Time Out on Raspbmc

I am using my Raspberry Pi to stream video and audio content off of my Macbook through an SMB share. The content will stream perfectly when it works but the SMB connection seems to drop at least once ...
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Mac VNC client that supports Raspberry Pi 5 and rescaling?

I'm trying to remotely connect to my Raspberry Pi 5 from an M1 Mac laptop. The officially recommended client is Tiger VNC Viewer, which connects fine, but can't rescale the display at all. This is a ...
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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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How to establish network connection between Mac and Pi using serial cable?

I have managed to establish a connection from my Mac (OS X 10.9) to Raspberry Pi (Raspbian 3.6.11) using a serial USB to TTL cable by following these instructions. I can successfully establish a ...
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Developing for the Raspberry Pi

How do you develop for the Raspberry Pi. I'd rather use my own laptop but this speed comparison leads me to believe most developers get one or twe RPi and just develop directly on the device: How does ...
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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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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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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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Pairing my Raspberry Pi with my Mac

I'm as new as possible to Raspberry Pi, and I'd like to configure the following: My Raspberry Pi connected directly to my Mac via an Ethernet cable, so that I can setup and run the RP entirely from ...
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What factor might have affected SSH host authentication?

Recently when connecting with SSH to my Raspberry Pi, I got a host authenticity warning. I am aware of the way SSH authenticates host and what this message means, however I have no clue what might ...
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Emulating Raspberry Pi 2 (ARMv7) on OS X

I am developing a commercial product and using the Raspberry Pi 2 as a test platform. The final product will use an ARMv7 CPU as well. As of right now, using the RPi2 via a VNC is killing me. Super ...
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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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Raspberry Pi and the USB to TTL Serial Cable on Mac

I've logged all my progress here Raspberry Pi and the USB to TTL Serial Cable on Mac (unfinished). screen /dev/cu.PL2303-000013FA 115200 Here's the errors that I'm getting It just hangs with a ...
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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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File sharing between OS X and RPi: Finder won't notice changes

I set up file sharing between the Raspberry Pi and a Mac following this guide. Most things work well: I can access the Pi from OS X's Finder. If new files are added on the Pi, they appear in the ...
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What's the process for developing in Python on my Macbook, to run on my Pi?

I have a Macbook, I have a pi, I have the IP address and have been able to successfully SSH into the Pi from the terminal on the macbook. I also have Textmate. What I'd like is to be able to open ...
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Speed up samba media performance

I have my RPi media server setup using an external HDD mounted using ntfs-3g (ntfs formatted needs to mount on windows) and Samba to share the drive in the network. Currently, I have 1 client (MacBook ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Noobs can't copy to SD card: Can't be Read or Written Error -36

I'm trying to install NOOBS on a formatted SD card using a Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. I can't copy the files over from my downloaded zip of NOOBS, however. I'm following these steps. Here's the ...
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Steady Red Light With One Green Light Flash After Booting Pi

I have a 16GB RAM Raspberry Pi 3 I'm using a Mac 10.11.5 I have 2 SD cards: 64 GB micro SanDesk and 8GB micro SanDisk (both should be supported by the Pi) I've formatted the SD card using the SD ...
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Running Raspbian Jessie from SD in Mac OS

So, long story short, I've built a magic mirror for the lady, who lives abroad. I've edited wpa_supplicant and added her wifi credentials, but when she got home, it won't connect to the internet. I'...
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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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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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ssh raspberrypi.local not resolving in OSX

Until recently ssh [email protected] 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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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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Forwarding GUI applications to Raspberry Pi

I am attempting to write a GUI application for the Raspberry Pi using Python and Kivy. I want to do all the development on my Mac because it is far easier for me but then display the application on ...
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