6 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2012 6:35 PM by scherel
RomainL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi everyone,

 

I am facing a strange issue with iCloud's "Find my Mac" feature on my 10.7.2 MacBook.

The iCloud preferences panel shows the warning "Location services are disabled" below the "Find my Mac" checkbox. When I click on the button in regard, it takes me to the "Security & Confidentiality" preferences panel, where I can enable Location Services.

 

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However, whenever I do that, then go to another panel, and then go back to where the "Location Services" checkbox is, it is disabled again. It seems this preference is never saved!

 

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The MacBook however seems to be able to find my location in the "Date & Time" panel (in the "Time Zone" tab, it successfully show my city).

 

Oddly enough, I also have a late 2006 iMac on which everything is working fine (both Location Services, and iCloud's "Find my Mac").

 

Any idea on why I can't enable Location Services on this MacBook?

 

Thanks in advance for your help,

Romain


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2), (Core 2 Duo MacBook, late 2008)
  • 1. Re: "Find my Mac" saying it requires Location Services to be enabled
    iRip Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have the exact same problem, with a MacBookPro, 10.7.2.

    I've repaired the autorisations by booting from an USB key, no luck.

     

    That's really weird.

  • 2. Re: "Find my Mac" saying it requires Location Services to be enabled
    iRip Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    BTW, here is what my console logs when I'm trying to enable location:

     

    authorizationhost: SFBuiltinEntitled: System Preferences.app is not entitled for system.preferences.security.remotepair

     

    [0x0-0xeb0eb].com.apple.systempreferences: ERROR,Time,343583612.678,Function,"CLInternalSetLocationServicesEnabled",CLInte rnalSetLocationServicesEnabled failed

     

    Thanks

  • 3. Re: "Find my Mac" saying it requires Location Services to be enabled
    RomainL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    I remember having the exact same message in my Console, too. I even tried to file a bug at Apple's bug tracking system, but the bug system itself failed (HTTP error 500) when I submitted my whole description! As I didn't have the good idea of making a copy of my lengthy text before submitting the page, it was lost forever. So I gave up.

     

    Anyway the problem seemed to disappear by itself a few days later, I didn't know why at that time. But this could be the reason: https://discussions.apple.com/message/16487603#16487603

    Did you try it? Please tell us if this solves your problem, too.

  • 4. Re: "Find my Mac" saying it requires Location Services to be enabled
    iRip Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi,

     

    I did this exactly two days ago and also unplugged ethernet and connect throught WiFi. I had no luck right after  so I thought it was not the solution. But I just checked and it works now!

     

    Merci pour ton aide ;-)

     

    Thanks Olivier

  • 5. Re: "Find my Mac" saying it requires Location Services to be enabled
    RomainL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mais de rien !

  • 6. Re: "Find my Mac" saying it requires Location Services to be enabled
    scherel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    This is the message I get after launching SystemPreferences>Location Services and then turning off and on the "Enable Location Service " box.

     

    May  15  • 9:27:14.420 PM authorizationhost: SFBuiltinEntitled: System Preferences.app is not entitled for system.preferences.security.remotepair

    May  15  • 9:27:14.452 PM authorizationhost: SFBuiltinEntitled: System Preferences.app is not entitled for system.preferences.security.remotepair

    May  15  • 9:27:31.286 PM authorizationhost: SFBuiltinEntitled: System Preferences.app is not entitled for system.preferences.security.remotepair

    May  15  • 9:27:35.829 PM [0x0-0x13013].com.apple.systempreferences: System Preferences(159,0x10abab000) malloc: *** auto malloc[159]: error: GC operation on unregistered thread. Thread registered implicitly. Break on auto_zone_thread_registration_error() to debug.

    May  15  • 9:27:36.427 PM [0x0-0x13013].com.apple.systempreferences: ERROR,Time,358824456.427,Function,"CLInternalSetLocationServicesEnabled",CLInte rnalSetLocationServicesEnabled failed

     

     

    Same problem as you it will not stay on.

    I cannot use Find My Mac and the Set Time Automatically does not work also.

     

    I do not have Xcode (iPhone simulator) installed.

     

    Thanks in advance for your help.

     

    Stan.