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  • 15. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    ZooCrewMan Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    Try this article http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2951
    If for some reason the installer doesn't complete successfully, it "backs out" and doesn't change anything.
  • 16. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    RussJP Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Finally someone else with some brains and common sense. I have tried to give some advice but everyone sounds like they are blaming me so I've given up.
    You may be able to give me some advice though. Since my upgrade to SL I can't turn Airport Off on my MBP! Any thoughts?
  • 17. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    osxxp Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    My 2008 17" Macbook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo with 4 GB memory is running noticeably faster with Snow Leopard installed. It is receiving its WiFi from an Airport Extreme hooked up to a 2007 Mac Mini that seems somewhat faster to me under Snow Leopard.
  • 18. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    Apieros Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    maggiecda wrote:
    Also I tried to open a media file and it told me I needed to install Quick Time in order to open it. I just spent over an hour installing a new OS. I went back to the disk and "Optional Downloads" Installed them . Half an hour later still dont have Quick Time.


    Actually, you do. The error message you received (when opening a WMV file, as your next post mentions) was incorrect. A third party program, Flip4Mac, gave you bad information.

    Here's why: WMV files are a Microsoft format that are not supported in Quicktime until you install Flip4Mac. Flip4Mac allows them to be played in Quicktime. When Flip4Mac has problems, you have problems.

    In this case, Flip4Mac does not work with Snow Leopard. Instead of telling you that, Flip4Mac claims that Quicktime is not installed, when it is.

    The only DIY needed with Snow Leopard is updating 3rd party software, if those updates are available. Many developers have not released updated versions.

    As of right now, Flip4Mac is not updated. You can check for new versions at the FLip4Mac website: http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac-wmv/overview.htm

    Good luck, I hope this reply eases your mind.
  • 19. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    Scott Radloff Level 6 Level 6 (14,490 points)
    RussJP,

    You may be able to give me some advice though. Since my upgrade to SL I can't turn Airport Off on my MBP! Any thoughts?


    Well, that certainly is a problem! And not one that is normal. Let's see what can be done.

    First, make sure that you actually have authorization to turn Airport on and off. Are you using an admin account? If not, look in System Preferences>Network. Unlock the padlock and enter your admin username and password if necessary, then select your Airport "Network Port Configuration" in the list at the left. Click the "Advanced" button.

    On the first tab you should see (the "Airport" tab), look at the list of options one can turn off and on. Make sure "Turn Airport off and on" is not checked in the "Require admin password to:" section.

    If you are using an admin account, then you may have deeper problems. If this is the case, and even if the option described above is enabled, you still should be able to turn Airport off and on. Are you asked to enter your admin password when you attempt to do so?

    Scott
  • 20. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    Raphouille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,

    I have the same problem as RussJP, aka can't turn airport off an I run an account with admin rights.
    I think this is an upgrade bug as prior upgrading to 10.6, I had the option "Require administrator password to Turn Airport off and on" checked. After upgrade, the option was no more checked.
    I reinstalled SL above itself, but no more luck.
    Note that when I open the terminal and type "ifconfig en1 down", the airport is disabled correctly. I can also enable it with "ifconfig en1 up".

    If interested I created an apple script to automate the thing... But it is definitely not a solution I like.

    <code>
    set isConnected to false
    try
    with timeout of 15 seconds
    set reply to do shell script "/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resour ces/airport -I" password "myPassword" with administrator privileges
    if reply contains "state: running" then set isConnected to true
    end timeout
    end try

    if isConnected then
    do shell script "ifconfig en1 down" password "myPassword" with administrator privileges
    else
    do shell script "ifconfig en1 up" password "myPassword" with administrator privileges
    end if
    </code>
  • 21. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    RussJP Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Well I guess the only consolation is that it isn't just me so I know it probably isn't a hardware issue.
    I tried everything described to no avail. It's my personal MBP so I'm the admin anyway, but I tried to set it password only and without, no luck.
    I suppose at least it's locked in the on position and not off, that would be worse.
    Can't think of anything else to try.
  • 22. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    Raphouille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hey RussJP, try "sudo ifconfig en1 down" in your terminal. I would like to know if we have the exact same issue. "sudo ifconfig en1 up" to re-enable your airport.
    Perhaps we should open a separate thread as "I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different" is not a relevant title in my opinion ^^
  • 23. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    maggiecda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the Flip 4 Mac info. Not really sure I want to download their update just yet QuickTime was playing WMV files so I am not really seeing a need. Unless, Does it do something else? Sorry about the rant last night. Just thought I would put in SL in 15 minutes and everything would be great. Should not have started so late.Tired.
    SL is amazingly fast! Loving everything else .
  • 24. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
    .. you have to select the "cover flow" feature in the menu bar at the top of each folder to view the documents in the folder in "cover flow".
  • 25. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    mhollis Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    You're running 32-bit tests. Did you try a 64-bit test?

    That's where Snow Leopard is supposed to run faster.
  • 26. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    m0thr4 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    Apieros wrote:
    maggiecda wrote:
    Also I tried to open a media file and it told me I needed to install Quick Time in order to open it. I just spent over an hour installing a new OS. I went back to the disk and "Optional Downloads" Installed them . Half an hour later still dont have Quick Time.


    Actually, you do. The error message you received (when opening a WMV file, as your next post mentions) was incorrect. A third party program, Flip4Mac, gave you bad information.

    Here's why: WMV files are a Microsoft format that are not supported in Quicktime until you install Flip4Mac. Flip4Mac allows them to be played in Quicktime. When Flip4Mac has problems, you have problems.

    In this case, Flip4Mac does not work with Snow Leopard. Instead of telling you that, Flip4Mac claims that Quicktime is not installed, when it is.

    The only DIY needed with Snow Leopard is updating 3rd party software, if those updates are available. Many developers have not released updated versions.

    As of right now, Flip4Mac is not updated. You can check for new versions at the FLip4Mac website: http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac-wmv/overview.htm


    There is actually a beta version of Flip4Mac available right now for Snow Leopard on the Flip4Mac website: http://dynamic.telestream.net/downloads/download-flip4macwmv-beta.asp
  • 27. Re: I Installed Snow Leopard and nothing is different
    maggiecda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Got it, thanks.Everything working now, including my printer. Don't know that I'll be first on line for the next OS Upgrade...lol.
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