Tag: Apple TV

Mount Time Capsule SMB from a Linux host

As it turns out, the Apple Time Capsule only uses SMB protocol version 1 and NTLM for authentication. While this works with macOS without any changes, it often creates problem when trying to mount the the Time Capsule's SMB share on a Linux system. With this parameters, mounting should work out of the box, given you have the cifs-utils (Debian/Ubuntu) installed: sudo mount.cifs //10.0.0.1/Data /mnt/timecapsule/ -o password='yourpw',sec=ntlm,uid=<local user>,vers=1.0 If you have any problems or further insights, feel free to leave a comment....

OS X Yosemite: Resolve .local-Domains

If you're running a network with a .local domain, you might experience issues running OS X Yosemite (10.10). Heres how to resolve this issue. Run the following command in your terminal: sudo discoveryutil mdnsactivedirectory yes At this point resolving .local domains should already be working again, but because this changes are only session-based and not persistent, after a reboot your network will be working anymore. As a workaround to make those changes permanent, you can register your own LaunchDaemon which runs the above command on boot time. Create the file /Library/LaunchDaemons/eu.davd.LocalDomainLookup.plist with the following...

Linux on the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina

So it's already been a month ago when I got my new 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display. So everyone who knows me could already promise what would happen next: I'd install Linux on it. For this one I once again chose to use my favorite Linux distribution Fedora, which is currently available in version 20. Meanwhile I tried to install Ubuntu but this lead to problems with ACPI, the disk controller and last but not least the hi-res display featuring a pixel density from 227 ppi. There are some things to have an eye on during the installation process...

USB issues on the MacBook Pro 2008-2011? The solution!

Yesterday I recognized that the latter USB port doesn't seems to be broken. I tried to sync my iPad, but it got no connection the the MacBook. Even the dmesg log showed no activity after connecting any device to the USB port. The front USB port worked without any issues. What first seemed to be an hardware issues turned out to be a interesting foible of the MacBook family. To cut a long story short, the port isn't broken. I found the solution somewhere on the internet but don't know exactly where by now, so thanks to the original author...

Resolve AppleTV and iTunes Home Sharing visibility issues

There's at least one case where I can't confirm Apples motto "It just works!". Since I'm using my AppleTV (2nd generation), I'm permanently experiencing problems while transmitting data between my Mac running iTunes Home Sharing and the AppleTV itself. Most of the time the Home Sharing resources are simply not visible in the AppleTV's' user interface. According to various Apple support items it seems I'm not the only one experiencing those problems, so here's my solution... Info: While this article is supposed to address issues using iTunes on OS X, the solution should also work when using iTunes...