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Checkpoint secure client on Mac OS Lion

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 | Permalink

Good news! Same trick as described on my post about Checkpoint secureclient and Mac OS X Snow Leopard works on Mac OS Lion. So no worries when upgrading.

Waiting for the Lion to come out of his cage

Thursday, July 14th, 2011 | Permalink

Rumours say Apple is about to release the next version of Mac OS X called Lion TODAY.

To be honest I can’t wait to see what Apple has developed the last two years on.

Common Apple, released the next cat.

Solved! Checkpoint SecureClient on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Monday, June 20th, 2011 | Permalink

Unfortunately, the SecureClient from CheckPoint doesn’t support 64bit environments. Nearly every Mac you can buy today supports 64bit as default. Brings a lot of benefits, but thats a whole other topic. So, the CheckPoint client currently only works in 32bit Snow Leopards.

There is two ways to achieve that.

Default boot into 32bit. This is described in the Knowledge Base entry on the Apple page here:

Second: Press 3 + 2 while booting up the system. Guess which key combination you have to press if you want a 64 bit system!?

Hope that helps.

Setting up a VPN Server on Mac OS X 10.6 >

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 | Permalink

I was just looking around for a possibility to connect to my computer at home secure thru a VPN. Unfortunately my router at home has no VPN feature implemented. As with most broadband packages, you get the cheapest router possible from your ISP. In my case I rely on the router as I get my television signal thru my internet connection and the router works as an authentication device for the media box from my ISP.

Anyway… I found a pretty exciting tutorial about setting up a VPN server on a Mac OS X machine on
Took me about 10 minutes to set it up and have it up and running.

Activate PHP5 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Monday, November 16th, 2009 | Permalink

I blog this, because it took me some time to figure that out and is so simple to fix.

I just bought a Mac Mini Server with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server. There is a nice interface to configure apache2, mailserver and everything else. By default there is no php5 enabled.
If you look into the module list in the server admin interface, there is the php5_module. Just check the box, the server will perform a gracefully restart.

I just installed a little script with the following code in it.

After that I opened the site in the local webbrowser.

The result was:

Mhhh??? What went wrong?

The answer is quite simple. Mac OS X Server comes with NO php.ini and PHP comes with short_tags disabled by default.

So, just at a php.ini file or add to your script.

Nativ NTFS writing with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 | Permalink

I found this little how to on Macrumors, that shows how you can enable writing on Windows formatted harddiscs with Snow Leopard.

Nativ NTFS for Snow Leopard.

The problem is that Microsoft still owns the rights on NTFS and is not that amused if someone else is using it. This thread will be helpful for everyone who is a switcher from Windows to Mac.

How to connect Logitech Freepulse with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS

Monday, August 24th, 2009 | Permalink

A year ago, I bought a Logitech Freepulse Wireless Bluetooth Headphone to listen to my music without getting in trouble with cables.
Normally you need the headphones and a little bluetooth box you plug into the audio device. With the iPhone 3G and 3GS, Apple added the A2DP protocol to listen to music using Bluetooth.

There is a way to use your Freepulse without the little box. Just push the ON button on the headphones for 15 seconds. Wait for the light to flash in blue and red. If the light is flashing, you can easily connect to the headphones from your iPhone.

Final Cut Express no sound – a solution

Monday, July 20th, 2009 | Permalink

I had trouble with the audio output from final cut express 4.0.

simple solution for that problem.

just click view -> video out -> canvas playback

Heartbeat GUI for Mac OS X – no way, sorry!

Thursday, June 18th, 2009 | Permalink

I really tried it for at least 10 hours. Installing everything needed including all the libs, compilers and whatever. I even hacked the configure files and copied all the libs manually. No WAY!

If someone has a solutions. Please comment!!!

My solution right now is to use X11 and connect to another server. Not the best solutions I would say.

Getting Mac OS X in Standby with Shell Command

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 | Permalink

Sometimes you leave the house and you Mac has to run for a little while, but then you want it in standby.
Here is a easy way to do this with a shell command.

sleep 900 && osascript -e 'tell app "Finder" to sleep'

This sets a 900 seconds (15 minutes) waiting time before putting the Mac into the sleep mode.