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Getting to a 'clean' finder from Startup Disk?

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Artistique Calculating status...
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May 1, 2012 2:31 PM

I am having huge problems with new monitors holding a calibration. My tech at Lacie has recommended starting up from the startup disk with basically a 'clean' finder so we can determine if I am having a hardware or software issue that is causing the problem. I can find no way to do this however. Is there a way to do this other than installing the OS on an external hard drive and booting from that?

 

Thank you!!

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    May 1, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to Artistique)

    Safe Mode won't work.

     

    Clone your system if you want to leave yours as is and do some tests.

     

    More details? your model, gpu, the LaCie in question...

     

    And it only takes what half an hour to install and update with just Apple OS?

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    May 1, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to Artistique)

    More English like would have been fine. Want to be careful about ser. no.

     

    MacPro3,1 Early 2008 w/ 5770 and LaCie 324i

     

    product page

    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10524

     

    Digital 1x DVI-D
    2x HDMI

     

    DisplayPort, DVI-D, HDMI, Component

     

    Downloads Datasheet [pdf · 979 KB] 

     

    Try a different monitor cable, and power cord.  If possible do not use any adapter connections, or at least change out the adapter being used to a different one to be thorough.

     

    you tried on DVI does it have Mini Display Port? using any adapters?

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    May 1, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to Artistique)

    You don't realize when you post that the background helps people like me, it does.

    how about what OS? 10.6.8 I assume or you could list that (Apple did have a hardware profile sig that showed under everyone's posts with OS and Mac and other goodies, helped a lot).

     

    LaCie... don't I know it. Monitors are good. Use to be a good storage company (Quantum LaCie 20 yrs ago).

     

    Weren't there calibration devices on LaCie monitors? that would have its own software too?

     

    So? Lion or Snow Leopard? Your system shipped with 10.5.x originally so you cannot use that.

     

    you can't use most any of the SL 10.6 DVDs as they don't really support the ATI 5770. So you need to clone 10.6.5+ to another drive. And you can buy and install Lion on another drive.

     

    So you have a couple issues with software too.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    May 1, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to Artistique)

    Good that there isn't anything you need to worry about Rosetta but... your system like most of us may be a treasure trove going back in time to pre-Intel days.

     

    10.6.3 DVDs don't support 5770. It required 10.6.5 or later. Why you probably can't test from a DVD.

     

    Lion is only $30 - and a hrad drive. Do it clean. Don't do anything to what you have. Clone your system(s).

     

    Created a new test or guest user account would be helpful to try with too. I can assume there are some preferneces and stuff that could be messing up.

     

    I wish there was 10.6.8 on DVD or at least 10.6.6 (like 10.4.6 and 10.5.6 were).

     

    With Lion you could also order a special GTX 570 2.5GB for your workload down the road, I have always prefered their cards when they were good, and CUDA. And seems CS6 is humming nicely on a good setup.

     

    You are in a pickle though with getting this to work. I would be looking at another monitor with the level of color accuracy you need though if LaCie can't - and they should know their P's and Q's.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    May 2, 2012 7:52 PM (in response to Artistique)

    and if that does not there is this NEC

     

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5752/nec-pa271w-when-accuracy-and-consistancy-matt er

     

    and the title for this... "monitor display calibration on LaCie"' or something

    
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    May 3, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to Artistique)

    put the drive inside, though there are some cases you can't (don't buy 'em!)

     

    and 10.6.3 DVDs as I said do not have the support for a 5770.

     

    you using FW drive case off your FW800 port?

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,560 points)
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    May 3, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to Artistique)

    all you eed is -

     

    boots

    there is video out

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