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Apr 22, 2012 8:32 PM

Hi there,

 

I recently installed Snow Leopard on a first gen Core Solo Mini with 2 gigs of RAM, and migrated a whole account data from another computer running Lion. When I go to Desktop/Screensaver preferences, I cannot get to the desktop preferences at all, and no screensavers appear on the left box. I tried copying the Screensavers folder from another HDD (an older SL install that works as it should), restarted, but no dice.

 

Does anybody have any idea of what's going on?

 

TIA

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Apr 22, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to Jitanjafora)

    Is that the only problem with the install? If not, you might try installing again sooner rather than later.

     

    If yes, then try making a new user account, then logging into that account. If the problem doesn't affect the new user account, log back into the affected account and delete these:

     

    Home > Library > Preferences > com.apple.screensaver.plist

    Home > Library > Preferences > com.apple.systempreferences.plist

     

    Then logout and log back in again.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Apr 22, 2012 8:57 PM (in response to Jitanjafora)

    Jitanjafora wrote:


    I recently installed Snow Leopard on a first gen Core Solo Mini with 2 gigs of RAM, and migrated a whole account data from another computer running Lion.

     

    You can't do this, Apple changed things in Lion especially in the hidden Users/Library, can't use Lion OS X files in Snow Leopard

     

    You will need to manually copy your data out of the migrated from Lion user account folders that contain anything Music, Pictures, Movies etc., (except Library) off the machine to a regular storage drive.

     

     

     

     

    Then your going to need to create another Admin user (if you don't have one already) log into it and delete the migrated from Lion user account, reboot, then recreate the same named user account, this will give you a 10.6 version of the Users/Library again, no Lion taint.

     

    Then log into it and return files, but not the iPhoto Library or the iTunes folder, you will need to first get the orignal pictures and music out and reimport them into the 10.6 versions of these programs.

     

     

    To get the orignal photo's out of the 10.7 iPhoto Library, right or control click on the 10.7 iPhoto Library and "show package contents" inside is a Originals folder, move that out and open 10.6 iPhoto and import that folder of pictures, they will go into the 10.6 iPhoto Library in the Pictures folder automatically.

     

     

    In the 10.7 iTunes folder there is another inside folder that just contains your music etc. copy that out and import into 10.6 version of iTunes, you music will then be imported into the 10.6 version of the iTunes Music folder, your 10.7 playlists will be gone unfortunatly.

     

     

     

    That's all I can help you with there, but the same tactic must be played for any other software that was tainted by Lion verisions.

     

    What your doing basically is "reverting to Snow Leopard" Apple doesn't expect people to do this when they employed the migration assistant/ TimeMachine system, it's all forward and no reverse.

     

     

    Create a new TM drive on the 10.6 system

     

     

    Read this here, it's basically what your doing, reverting from 10.7 to 10.6, but your using another machine with 10.6 installed already.

     

    How to revert your Mac to Snow Leopard

     

     

    Read this here, bootable clones are superior to TimeMachine's limitations.

     

     Most commonly used backup methods explained

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/community/notebooks/macbook_pro?view=documents

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to Jitanjafora)

    I'm 100% positive this is your problem because the Lion User/Library (now hidden) is radically different than the SL User/Library.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to Jitanjafora)

    Jitanjafora wrote:


    I'm now using Snow Leopard and Linux Mint 12.

     

     

    Double Amen to that. LOL

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Apr 24, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to Jitanjafora)

    Put in a feature request with LO

     

     

    I'm kind of hooked on the OS X UI (SL not Lion), like to see that option in LM 12/Macbuntu 

     

    Don't like the new Docky look though, too much like Unity. blah

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