Posts about mavericks

'GPG Tools for OSX Mail on Mavericks workaround'

24 January 2015

If you use [GPGMail]( (look it up if you don't know about email privacy ;)), and migrated to OSX Mavericks preview, then you know it does not work out of the box.

Here's how to trick the operating system to make it work:

- Quit Mail; - Download and [install this fix](; - Run this sequence of commands:

$ sudo defaults write /Library/Mail/Bundles/GPGMail.mailbundle/Contents/Inf...

'OSX Mavericks "You need a Java 6 runtime to run X" error dialog fix'

24 January 2015

Ok, so here's the deal: If you upgrade to [OSX Mavericks](, only had JAVA 7 installed, and try to run anything that requires JAVA you will probably get a nice dialog like this one:

All my attempts to make Mavericks use JAVA 7 instead have failed so i tried the next best thing: Install JAVA 6. Since you can't find JAVA 6 for Mac at the [Oracle]( site, you'll have to install it from here: [Java for OS X 2013-004](

OSX Mavericks Developer Preview 4 boot stuck on wheel

24 January 2015

After upgrading to the developer preview 4 I found that my mac mini does not boot with the external screen attached on the HDMI port. It starts booting and then the WindowServer crashes (no warning or anything) and the display presents the spinning symbol on the grey background forever and ever.

Just in case you are having the same problem - apparently, and according to this [link]( - you can unplug the external screen and let it boot...

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