Every so often I boot or reboot my computer and the "Computer Name" changes by adding a number 2 to the name, for example my computer at home is called "Dilbert" and when I boot I notice the has changed to "Dilbert (2). When I try to change it back I get a dialog box that tells me "The name of the computer "Dilbert" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "Dilbert (2)". To change the name of your computer, open the System Preferences and click Sharing, then type the name in the Computer Name field." BTW, this is the field I am in and attempting to change the name in.
My computer name always keep changing with a message like "computer name X already exist in your network and your computer name is now X(2)". I have to change the computer name back to X, or the computer will be rename to X(3), X(4) .... etc. I did not change anything in my network.Is there any way to stop this?
For about a little over a year I have noticed something strange. When the computer turns on and the login screen appears the name of my computer "John's iMac G5" is under the big Mac OS X heading. Normal, but what isn't normal is that the computer adding numbers to the end of it's name so the appears like so "John's iMac G5 (2)" and currently that number is up to 5. So I assume it will change the name to have a 6 relatively soon. I was just wondering what is causing this? If I try to delete the numbers from the name, it just starts back up again within a few days. I am running Leopard version 10.5.8...this never happened when the computer had Tiger installed on it.
My computer name keeps changing. I thought it was my printer network that was causing it but now I see that the "new" name is ACTIVE in Network-->WINS of System Preferences. It shows the computer's WINS-->NetBIOS Name as Name-2. And it says it is active.
To turn it off so I can disable it? What it is and how can I keep it from changing again? Why this happens (see above).
I do have MS Office on the computer and I have locked down changes to my Printer Network, to NAME instead of NAME-2. (The printer is connected USB but has network capability.)
I only have my computer on the MAC Router, no other computers are networked to it. (I do have an iPad, iPod & iPhone.)
I keep putting the name back and it keeps changing itself back to NAME-2.
I wanted to change the admin picture that I have when I log into my computer. But when I click on account preferences, nothing happens, and my user account icon is missing from my system preference. How do I get it back, or am I not able to change those login account pictures.
Recently, I had decided to change my MacBook Pro name. After reading the warning, I understood that everything would turn into defualt settings and I would not loose any other information. However, in result, after completing a restart; my computer made duplicates of music and pictures. To add on to this, the name change deleted my playlist, which I have no problems with, and made about 3 duplicates of every song in my library which consisted of about 28 gigs of music. Btw...all of the files are there, it is just that there are tons of duplicate files which need to be deleted because of this computer name change.
My computer's hard drive space keeps changing. For exaomple, there are 50 GB free space, and then a few hrs later I will check the info again and it will read 47 GB free, 45 GB free, etc. It keeps changing throughout the day. I have not downloaded anything, not added any files, just browsed the web. Why does it keep chaning like that? Usually when I restart the computer, it reads what it normally should, eg. 50 GB free.
Info: 21.5" iMac 4GB memory 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
ok, i installed 4gb (2x2)of ram in my alum macbook pro 2,4ghz 15" and in the 1 first time i didn't took off the battery but it went well and booted ok, after that i turned off the computer and the next time keeped making noises.
i tried put the old ram and it's everything ok, i tried both ram slots and memoryes and the 1rs booted ok alone but the second didn't, what is happening, it's the second ram damaged or have you another explanation?
My computer keeps stalling and rotating beachball won't allow me to move forwards or backwards. Ultimately I need to turn off the power. I have tried resetting the PRAM and SMC but neither seems to help for too long.
I have all my music on an external HD that I've used for a few years. I told my old computer (1GHz TiBook G4 with Tiger) to export my iTunes library, which it did, as a .xml file. Then, I opened that file on my new iMac, and only about 1/5 of the songs were found, apparently. This doesn't make sense to me, as the iMac is connected to the HD when I import the old library. If it makes a difference, the TiBook was NOT connected to the HD when I exported the library. I have the two computers networked together via Ethernet right now, though.
I've previously installed OSX on my MBA using an external DVD, using a wifi remote disc option, but because of my current network situation (and current lack of external disc drive) I'm wondering if it would be possible to install OSX on the Air through a direct ethernet connection to another Mac.
Basically it would go like this: MBP <> ethernet cable <> USB ethernet adaptor <> MBA
Possible? Any problems? Any special procedures I need?
I decided to get a USB cable for the Canon MP650 I bought yesterday. I connected it, aligned the head and printed out a test page and it looks ok.
I used the disk that came with the printer and it said everything was installed successfully. Do I need a driver? That should be on the disk, right?
I'm using an iMac OS X v 10.5.8
I wanted to print a test photo, so I clicked on One-Click Photo Print and received an error message: The operation cannot be continued because a printer supporting Photo Print is not installed.
I clicked on System Preferences-Print & Fax, and there's nothing there. I clicked the + sign and in the window that opened, there's nothing listed there either. Why is installing a printer like operating the space shuttle?
I accidentally set up a computer to computer network and I cannot figure out how to make it go away. I also tried to password protect it, to at least lock it down, but the password is removed from the network as soon as someone logs on (and doesn't require a password to do so). Something is fishy, to say to least. I was told to go into my preferences (through Library) but I don't know what to make of the omnioutliner files. How do I get rid of this network?
I hear the computer physically turn on, but a blank screen remains. I recently purchased a new battery for the computer for the battery status read replace soon about a week ago. I sense that maybe there is a shortage in the wiring that connects what shows on the screen to the computer, but I'm not completely sure.
I had purchased the new retina MBP and i used to have a macbook air. I moved all of my files over to my new computer (NOT using migration assistant, wanted a new setup) and i got everything but my keychains.How can i move my internet keychains over? BTW, the computer wont let me export internet keychains...
I have an iPhone and when I'm in my house I like to use wifi from my Mac. I'm running leopard 10.5 osx. I go to AirPort, create a network and I see it on the mac and iPhone. After I turn the computer off and back on it's gone. Is there a way to create a network that will not disappear?
I have a unibody MacBook late-2009, latest update of SL 10.6.4.
I am attempting to use a computer-to-computer network from my MacBook to my iPod Touch 3G to use an application called TouchOSC which controls Ableton Live on my Mac.
I can Create Network just fine. It sets up the network inbetween my Mac and iPod perfectly. But once I disconnect from the created computer-to-computer network, that network disappears like it was never created. To use computer-to-computer again I have to re-create the network all over.
All of my other networks are stored just fine and I have no other problems with my house Wi-Fi or any others. I have reset my Network Preferences by deleting the SystemConfigurations files and still nothing doing about the computer-to-computer problem.
I am not sure if this is desired behavior, and if it is, is there any way I can save the network I created for later use? Setting it up every time is painful, I want to use it nearly everyday for music.
I have a MacBookPro that I use in my room connected through ethernet. I am at university and they have only allow one machine to connect to their wi-fi that is available across campus, through mac address filtering. I also have an iPhone which I would love to use wi-fi on, at least while I am in my room lounging around and such. Anyway, the point being, can I use my MBP (connected through LAN) to act as a router so that my iPhone can connect to it? Essentially create a wireless network, so iPhone would find it and I could go online on it via wi-fi?
I tried going on Airport and clicking on "Create a network" (w/o a password), but I get an error saying "There was an error creating our Computer-to-Computer network." It doesn't say much else -- is there a better way of doing this?
my Mac Mini keeps giving me the "name of your computer "Mac mini" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "Mac mini (2)" message lately. It keeps going from there. For example, right now it's up to "Mac mini (5)".
I've been searching all over the interwebs and I can't seem to find a way to change the MAC address of my MBP wireless for Leopard 10.5.6. It appears that some worked with earlier versions of 10.5 but changing it has been "disabled?" somehow with the latest update.
Anyone know anything about it? I tried using instructions from sites like:[URL]
Every month I change my wallpaper and in order to make the whole look more complete I also change the DefaultDesktop.jpg files under Core Services to the same image.
I just think it looks better for OS X to log in to the same wallpaper instead of changing from Aurora to my wallpaper
Never had a problem, however now for some reason any picture I put in there named DefaultDesktop.jpg OS X doesn't recognize it. Instead I just get a light blue wallpaper (almost as though the picture is not there).
I have tried this with loads of pictures and the only one that works (surprisingly) is Aurora (but not the original one just one I have downloaded after Googling OS X Leopard Wallpaper...
I was wondering if its possible, and if so, how to change the theme of my mac? The default metallic that the Mac comes with is pretty boring to me, and I was wondering how I would go about changing my theme to a custom made one.
Hey guys, i just purchased a open but new macbook pro i5, i guess the owner logged in to make sure it was ok and his name and info is still on the laptop, do u guys know how and where to go to change all that information??? so far i have deleted his user and made mine admin. Is it better to just pop in the install cd and install dvd and reinstall it? not to familiar with osx.
I changed some permissions on my mac yesterday, including enclosed items and since am unable to reboot the computer. I know there are similar posts on here but was struggling to find the solution applicable to my case. When I try to start up I get a grey screen with apple and spinning gear.
Anyway, I just recieved MBA 11' as a xmas gift. i liked its applications (ie garage band, ical, dashboard etc.) but because i have been using Windows (XP,vista and windows 7 at the moment) ever since i had my first pc, i am not really comfortable on navigating my way through this laptop.
question: i know i can change my os, but by doing so, will i lose those applications mentioned? and if i will, can i ever get them back (but with windows still installed)? also, is there any way to marge the two and get the best of both worlds (windows os + MBA applications)?
I downloaed a bunch of (maybe 35) different wallpapers and I set my MacBook to change between these wallpapers everyday in a random order. However, the wallpaper doesn't change eveyrday instead I notice it only chnages when I restart my computer.
How do i change print quality on my imac?i am using word and when i want to print, the presets are: standard, last used settings or draft. I have an HP and when i used windows, i cld pick the quality of the print and set paper--ie photo, etc.
I tried going to Apple preferences and to the printer, but did not find anything.