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OSX is the operating system used by Macs. This tag is for questions about using Macs in conjunction with the Pi.

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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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OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory vs SD card corruption

I am facing this issue sometimes back. OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory Then i searched on internet and found out if i increased swap memory, This issue will not come again. So i followed ...
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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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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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Installing sublime text on raspberry pi

I know that this is too noob but I cant just figure it out.. I would like to install sublime text 3 on my raspberry-pi however as I click on the sublime dmg file that I downloaded it asks: select an ...
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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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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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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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New raspberry pi 3 issue with trying to boot of fresh raspbian image

I'm trying to get my new raspberry pi 3 to boot with raspbian but i'm having issues. Currently I have the latest version of raspbian on a SD card and when I plug in the pi I ultimately get the ...
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Expected time to complete dd operation for restoring RetroPie image to microSD?

I copied the RetroPie image (2.6 GB) to a microSD card by running the following command in bash: sudo dd bs=1m if=retropie-v3.6-rpi2_rpi3.img of=/dev/disk4 with the result 2600000000 bytes ...
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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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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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No internet with pi directly connected to Mac OSX

I've set up a direct ethernet connection with between PI (192.168.2.2) and my imac (192.168.2.1). I can connect ok to the pi via ssh, but I am unable to connect to the internet from the Pi. I've ...
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Direct SSH from Mac to Raspberry Pi on its own wifi

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 (or other) cable, so that I can setup and run the RP ...
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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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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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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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Cast full OS X screen on RPI

I have a RPI w/ OSMC built-in installed, but I keep tweaking the Debian background for my purposes :). I am trying to stream my MacBook on the TV (HDMI), for instance for dual-screening, but after ...
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Is there a Win32 Disk Imager equivalent, or an easy way to create .IMG files with a GUI on Mac OS X?

.IMG files seem to be a very good way to backup and restore Raspberry Pi SD Cards, but as far as I can tell there seems to be no equivalent on the Mac. Maybe?! PS. Please don't tell me to use the "...
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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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Emulate the Raspberry Pi on OS X 10.10 Yosemite (Xcode 6.1.1 with Command Line Tools) [duplicate]

I'm keen to Emulate the Raspberry Pi on OS X 10.10 Yosemite (not Linux) (Xcode 6.1.1 with Command Line Tools) Can anyone point the way to Emulating a Raspberry Pi under OS X? Using Homebrew or ...
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Automatically synchronise time with mac on local network without internet access

I want my RPi to have the same time as my mac that I use to command it using SSH. The RPi and mac are connected on a local network without internet access. Currently each time the RPi restarts or ...
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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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Appletalk access to root

I am using netatalk on my Pi (running Raspbian) to allow access from my Mac. This has been working well for my Home directory, but I have tried to get access to the Pi root without success. I can ...
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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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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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Not able to ping Raspberry via Mac

I have just installed successfully (it seems...) Raspbmc on the Raspberry PI but when I try to ping it from the Macbook via Terminal the request times out because "host is down". Both the Macbook and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...