The keys “< " and "^" seem swapped, but otherwise the normal PC german keyboard layout for Mac OS X is here: http://powerbook.blogger.de/2004/01/26/58788/mein-deutsches-pc-tastatur-layout-fr-macosx-103/.
Archive for the ‘Mac’ Category
In some cases, macports can’t or should not download a file from internet. Instead, it should use an already downloaded local copy. Unfortunately, this use case is not supported, and a workaround is required.
In order to find if I can affect a program through environment variables, I decided to trace all getenv calls and see if there is something interesting. Easy to said, harder to make. Fortunately, it is possible.
Upgrading a macports (darwinports) package is not as easy as
$ sudo port upgrade something
In many cases I need the following command:
Update from 10.4 to 10.5 introduced a pain. After sleep and wake up, Mac losts connection to the wireless network. To reconnect, I have to specify SID and the WEP key manually. I hate it.
As a temporary solution, I found how to re-connect from a command line, thanks to the blog article “airport – the Little Known Command Line Wireless Utility”. I’ve created the file reconnect.sh and run it when required:
sudo airport -ASID --password='$WEP_key'
For historical reasons, my home wifi router uses a WEP 128-bit HEX key. It caused troubles while installing a Mac. The setup program accepted only 40-bit keys. Fortunately, the workaround is simple. Specify to use WEP with password, and as the password set “$0123...012345” — the character $ (dollar) followed by the key.