How do I get the 10.13.6 update to (reboot and) install?

I have macOS 10.13.4 on my Mac. In the App Store, it shows 10.13.6 as an available Software Update.

When I click the “Update” button, I get the notification in the top-right corner of my screen:

Restarting Your Computer                                              [Restart] Your computer will restart in 43 seconds     [ Later ] to install updates. 

When I click “Restart” (or wait for a minute), the App Store window shows a sheet that says:

Available updates have changed. Click "Show Details" to see the available updates.                             ( Cancel ) ( Show Details ) 

This aborts the restart. If I click “Cancel”, the sheet goes away, and the reboot doesn’t happen. If I click “Show Details”, the sheet goes away, and the reboot doesn’t happen.

If I quit the App Store first and then click “Restart”, it opens the App Store again and shows me this sheet.

If I quit the App Store and choose plain “Restart” from the Apple menu, it restarts my Mac, but doesn’t install the update.

How do you install the 10.13.6 update on 10.13.4? What am I missing?

What happens to IIS when I reboot my server?

At my work, we’re currently addressing concerns about IIS. We use an F5 load balancer across a few IIS servers and therefore can handle one being taken out of the pool for a bit, but we are concerned about the effect a Windows Update reboot might have on our on-going IIS transactions.

Our IIS applications are such that they handle a large amount of transactions at all times of the day. We are currently automating our server patching, and therefore may experience some reboots within the maintenance window.

When we (safely, not a crash) reboot our machine, will current transactions processing through IIS be lost? Or will Windows give the IIS service enough time to complete them before shutting down, allowing our other load balanced servers to take the traffic?

I’ve found quite a few questions about resetting IIS, but I’m not sure they apply to a machine reboot.

Can I reboot or reset AirPort Extreme remotely over wifi using my Mac?

Internet connection at my home (provided by the housing company) — shared to wifi via Airport Extreme — nowadays quite often cuts off. When this happens, my MacBook is still connected to the wifi just fine, but access to internet is down.

The only reliable way I’ve found to fix this is to walk over to the Airport Extreme, disconnect its power cord & connect it again, causing it to reboot. Soon, after the wifi becomes available again, internet connection is back too.

My question: is there any remote or “software” way of resetting or rebooting Airport Extreme to get the internet connection back up? (For example using AirPort Utility or something on the command line on my Mac.)

If it matters: AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th generation) running software version 7.6.9.

2018 MBP “Forgets” Resolution, Force Reboot

MacOS seems to have a problem with USB-C external monitors. My resolution is 4K, scaled up slightly to accomodate bigger text.

When it awakens from sleep, the monitor resolution is “wrong”. When my monitor wakes up, it is set to 4K, but the mouse moves as if it’s in 1080p. In other words, it thinks the boundaries of the screen are 75% smaller than what exists, so I can’t click on the “correct” thing, move windows, etc. I’m essentially forced to reboot.

I have both a Dell and HP z34 4K monitors.

The former used DP to USB-C, the latter uses just a USB-C cable.

This problem has occurred with 2 different monitors, cables, resetting NVRAM/SMC, and a fresh OS install (10.3 and 10.14.1).

Any suggestions?

Why does VirtualGL raise a *Could not open display :0* error after host reboot

I am using vncserver to connect to a CentOS7 machine in the network. In order to make use of 3D graphics accelerations I am using VirtualGL. So any OpenGL program needs to be launched with vglrun to make use of OpenGL.

This works like a charm but only if I log myself in on DISPLAY 0 and launch at least one OpenGL application beforehand. In other words:

If I

  • reboot the machine,
  • directly start a vncserver and
  • connect to it with a client,

no OpenGL application is working and I get the error

[VGL] ERROR: Could not open display :0. 

As soon as I log myself in on DISPLAY 0 and start an OpenGL application the error does not occur anymore until the machine is rebooted again.

My question:
How can I run OpenGL applications with vglrun without first running an OpenGL application on DISPLAY 0 after rebooting the machine?

Upgrade mac pro 4.1 to 5.1 does not work (it just reboot normally)

In my quest to update my mac pro 2009 (4.1), I did encounter a roadblock, since the last OS that I can run on 4.1 is 10.11.

Now; I found a method to flash the machine so it becomes a 5.1; which allow me to install up to Mojave I believe. The problem is that after following the instructions, the machine won’t update. This is what I did

  • mount the firmware update DMG and run the app, it create a ram disk on desktop
  • Once done, it ask me to shut down the computer and restart it.
  • I restart as per instructions; holding the button until the light flash and the machine beep, but it just boot in the current os, and no update is done

I did check the following

  • my 4.1 mac has the latest firmware available officially from Apple
  • I have the original GT120 that came with it, in the bottom slot (not the 16x, since that card is garbage); also the only other devices plugged in, beside the mouse and keyboard are 2 extra hard drives.

So far, after reading forums and tons of huge posts, I found no way to solve my problem. So I hope anyone here has experience with the procedure and can point me to the right solution. Once I get this done, my second step will be to go for High sierra or Mojave, and then try to install windows via bootcamp, but one step at time.

Can’t reboot system

I’m using the latest stable release of Kubuntu. I’m dual booting it off a SSD with Win10. It’s mostly a fresh install, all I’ve done is tinker with the desktop.

Everything works fine, except when I got to reboot. I do this by using the desktop environment, and click on reboot. When I reboot, my screen goes black, the OS system seems to turn off but the hardware is still running. No amount of time will allow it to reboot, it gets stuck. I have to manually turn it off and on again. I have no problems with rebooting in some other Linux distros I tried.

Not sure how to approach this. Any help is appreciated!

Redmi Note 4. ADB pm uninstall some packages, Stuck in Reboot

So I wanted to remove some apps pre installed.

I connected to my Redmi Note 4 ( Nougat ) via adb shell.

Used pm uninstall -k --user 0 <name of package>

Removed the following packages. com.miui.cleanmaster com.miui.cloudservice com.miui.cloudservice.sysbase com.miui.securitycenter com.miui.weather2 com.xiaomi.mipicks com.xiaomi.oversea.ecom 

According to me, I did not remove any system apps. However now when I Reboot I am stuck at Reboot Screen (bootloop) with adb devices showing as connecting

I am able to boot into fastboot mode. Dont know how to make use of that here. Also I have a Ubuntu machine, so I am not able to use official MI tools which are mostly for Window users

Reboot to secondary user

So, my kids phone. I need her to be able to reboot the phone and access her account without going through primary account. How can this be done (without rooting). I don’t want her be left without call access if her phone reboots or battery runs out.

Why I had to set her as secondary user is that as primary user she was able to circumvent parental control restrictions by creating and switching to guest account before parental control could prevent it. She figured that the lag works for her benefit because she can buffer commands by clicking icons where they will appear while the phone still lags behind.