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Access to Raspberry Pi VNC session from Mac OS X

Headless VncServer Configuration If you need to configure accessing the pi with osx's Screen, but only have headless access to the pi, you can use a vnc config file. Enable VNC: sudo systemctl enable ...
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Access to Raspberry Pi VNC session from Mac OS X

The best part of using your Mac to access the Raspberry Pi's screen is that you don't need to install anything on the Raspberry Pi or the Mac. (KISS rule applied!) This is good because software ...
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Access to Raspberry Pi VNC session from Mac OS X

Either install the RealVNC viewer on your Mac, or change the authentication type on the server to "VNC Authentication" and set a suitable VNC password. The Mac viewer doesn't support RealVNC's system ...
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Can I backup my SD card with Disk Utility on OSX?

Unix dd I'm boring and use the ancient dd command in OS X. Plug your sdcard into your Mac Open Disk Utility Select your sdcard and take note of its Device name (Mine is usually /dev/disk2) Open ...
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Installing sublime text on raspberry pi

Apparently the growing popularity of the Pi made the team reconsider, so there is an ARM build now. Judging by the file name, it seems to require a 64-bit OS to run. At the time the question was asked,...
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Access to Raspberry Pi VNC session from Mac OS X

For RealVNC you NEED to use their proprietary viewer. (It may be possible to use the macOS screen sharing with additional software, but X11 has not been included on the Mac for some years.) You can ...
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Can I backup my SD card with Disk Utility on OSX?

If you are using OS X with the dd command, use /dev/rdiskX instead of /dev/diskX and also bs=16m instead of bs=1m it should speed things up a lot.
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Failed RPi.GPIO installation on OS X

At first I didn't understand that the RPi library requires all this stuff that is particular to the Raspberry Pi environment (and is not expected to work on a dev environment say if you're working on ...
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Using external disk connected to RPI as time machine

It sounds like you failed to mount the drive in the right place (in your guide that's /media/tm). Without the mount in place your mounpoint (the directory where you want to mount the drive) is just a ...
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How do I share files with a Mac?

As Apple abandoned AFP in favor of SMB3 you should try using samba instead.
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How to successfully emulate RPI on OSX?

There is a ready to run paid option that runs over QEMU: https://snorfi.us/raspiemu/ If you don't want to pay for it you can also download the alpha version in https://sourceforge.net/projects/...
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How to right click on Raspbian from Mac keyboard when connected via VNC?

Tapping the trackpad with two fingers may work. If it doesn't, then tap the ‘mouse’ icon from the little navigation bar at the top of the main VNC screen. Then you'll see a mirrored L kinda thing on ...
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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?

Quite simply the answer is Ubuntu. The others don't work on the Pi.
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Raspberry Pi Imager Failing to Verify Ubuntu Image Install to SD Card

I find the Raspberry Pi Imager fails to verify about 20% of the time. I have no explanation as to why but repeating the process with the same SD card and balenaEtcher produces a working install. I ...
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Raspberry Pi Imager Failing to Verify Ubuntu Image Install to SD Card

I have never used a Linux system before and have never even taken a computer class so bear with me. I got this to work so you should be able to as well. I grabbed a couple of the Pi 4's, the 4GB and ...
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Windows10/MacOS(64-bit) on Rasp Pi 4b 4GB RAM

Raspberry Pi uses an ARM CPU. Unless stated otherwise, macOS and Windows binaries nowdays are x86-64. You would need to run an emulator for the x86-64 architecture (QEMU might be a viable choice), ...
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Running Raspbian Jessie from SD in Mac OS

Unfortunately, she cannot (not sure about qemu and disk images though). Best bet would be to actually figure out what the problem is with the network and fix it. One benefit would be it would make ...
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Writing .img file to SD Card from a Mac

In 2020, this accepted answer is obsolete: For most cases, people should follow the new raspberrypi.org Installation Guide. Alternatively, the community-provided Etcher tool also provides a graphical ...
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How to use OS X Terminal and a USB cable with a Pi Zero?

Follow this guide. The only things you need are a pi zero, standard usb cable, and a mac/pc. I tested the quick way on both my mac and a windows pc. On a mac i use the OSX terminal to ssh into the pi ...
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Noobs can't copy to SD card: Can't be Read or Written Error -36

Error code -36 is a problem with the hidden files (dotfiles). To fix this, open up terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app). Now, in the sidebar of finder, the USB name is RECOVERY, so if it is ...
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Installing sublime text on raspberry pi

There is Sublime Text 4 version with build for arm64 processor, so it should work on Raspberry Pi now.
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Installing sublime text on raspberry pi

You can't install. There is no such build available for Raspberry Pi. You can install "Caret" app(Google Chrome's app) instead. It's just like Sublime and also a light weight one. Got to ...
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How do I share files with a Mac?

You have followed an old SysV guide, and probably messed something up. See https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/39665/8697 - all you should NEED to do is install netatalk. You could then customise /...
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Access to Raspberry Pi VNC session from Mac OS X

Andrew Wedgbury and Richard Barnette comments work for OS X 10.12.5 Screenshare. You do not HAVE to turn encryption off. But you can as Jon recommends Instead add a new user as type Administrator ...
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QEMU Raspbian on OSX - no network?

If you don't set the -net parameter (or set it to -net nic -net user) the guest machine will get the user mode network which supports TCP and UDP (not ICMP so no ping). This should be enough for some ...
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Remote Desktop from Mac -> Rpi

There is something called VNC that you can use. It is supported natively in Raspbian, and it appears that on a Mac it is also supported quite readily. Also a more secure method is SSH - but it ...
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How to enable sending keyboard signals while in SSH?

The signal SIGUSR1 is not among the signals that can be generated by the keyboard. For the signals that can be generated, see the manual page of stty or the output of stty -a. That means that the ...
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Samba share is read-only despite settings

If you've upgraded something recently, the issue probably lies in that event... somewhere. It may be a permissions issue? Samba is both straightforward and arcane all at once, and it's difficult to ...
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Unable to copy to SMB from MacOS

Your question is vague, and this makes it difficult to provide a good answer. However, to be fair, until you understand some things about samba, it's not obvious how to phrase a question properly! A ...
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