Recently I have been doing a lot of testing and work in VMware Fusion (Version 8.1). However everytime I power on a VM that needs promiscous mode, I am presented with a prompt “A Virtual Machine is attempting to monitor all Network Traffic” and I have to enter my password. This is starting to become frustrating, so I decided I needed to find a way to disable this Authentication request for Fusion. The easiest way is to simply enter a command in the terminal app. sudo touch "/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion/promiscAuthorized" Make sure Fusion is closed when you run the command. Once you have run the command, close the terminal window and open the VMware Fusion app again. You will now be able to power on all your VMs without ever being prompted for a password again.
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I have been suffering from this problem for a few days now. Some of my apps won’t even open due to the lack of connectivity with the App Store. After doing the basic googling I found this support article from Apple. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203811 OS X: “Cannot connect” or “Cannot connect to the App Store. An internet connection is required” While attempting to use the Mac App Store on your Mac, you may see the message, “Cannot connect to the app store. An internet connection is required.” There are a few different situations that can cause this message to appear. Please consider each of the following situations and their potential resolutions. So I worked through the individual steps and rebooted after each one. After trying the steps to remove Invalid or Incorrect Certificates I got the following error: I knew I was onto the right track. I then followed the steps to edit the […]
I updated to the latest Mac OS X today. After the update, once the computer started up, the wifi wouldn’t work. Couldn’t enable it. Everytime you clicked the wireless icon you got the error WIFI No Hardware Installed. I had seen a similar issue with my Mac Mini in the past, so thought I would try resetting the NVRAM. This has seemed to solve most issues I have experienced on Mac’s in the past. Reset NVRAM Shut down the computer. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. Turn on the computer. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time. Release the keys. Once the computer powers on your wireless will now be working. To find out more about […]
This has already been blogged quite a few times by people, however I regularly have to google how to Show hidden files on Mac OS every time I re-build my Mac or buy a new one. Thanks to OSXDaily for the original information. Show Hidden Files on Mac OS X Launch terminal defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder Make sure you restart the finder by doing the killall command. If you want to hide the files again, follow these instructions: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder Not much too it, just wish I could remember the command!
I wanted to share my latest find on IkeaHackers.net. After reading Frank Denneman’s post on his whiteboard desk, and discovering the Ikeahackers site, I actually like to see what idea’s people come up with for different uses of Ikea products. This post is about my latest find, an Apple Macbook Air desktop stand/holder. I have been looking for some kind of stand that I can use for my Air, after setting up a permanent desk in VMware’s Palo Alto office. This simple solution solved it, and for $1.99 it was an absolute bargain. Ikea sell a plastic (sturdy and strong) Napkin holder called Fantastisk. As you can see by the picture, it really does work, and looks cool too. For the full Ikea Hackers post click here