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  • 15. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    Scott Buchanan1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    @dave1207

     

    This is consistent with what I was seeing.  Initially I could see messages coming in but nothing would go out.  I then signed out and tried signing back in with no luck and seeing the console message you report.  I did the /etc/hosts and keychain suggestions with no change.  What finally fixed it for me was removing ALL messaging type accounts in both messages and in System Preferences->Mail, Contacts, Calendars .  In my case both google talk and AIM account.  Then I could sign into iMessage again without the console warning message and everything was working.  I could then sign back into AIM just fine.

  • 16. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    tarpus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please help! (Ralph, you seem, particularly, helpful)....

     

    iMessages has been acting up since upgrading from 10.8.1 to 10.8.2.

     

    either I see red exlamation marks after sending messages from iMessage (from the mac), or the session expires and I am prompted for my password (which, after repeatedly submitting, only logs me in for a few seconds before the whole process again starts!)

  • 17. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    Have you looked at your Hosts File ?

     

    Use the Finder > Go Menu > Go to Folder and enter /private/etc/hosts in the dialogue box that comes up.

    You will probably then need to "open" the file with TextEdit.

     

    This threads seems to cover most things that I would try:-

     

    Removing all non iMessages Accounts from Messages.

    Not allowing those same accounts to be active for Messages in the Mail, Contact and Calendars pane of System Preferences.

     

    Checking the Date and Time plus Time Zone Settings on computer and router are correct.

     

    If those did not work I would go to the Preferences folder:-

    Finder > Go Menu > Hold ALT Key down > Select Library that appears > Navigate to Preferences

     

    First drag this file to the Trash and Restart Messages

    com.apple.imessage.bag.plist

     

    If that does not work drag com.apple.imservice.iMessage.plist to the Trash and then Restart Messages.

    DO them one at a time.

    The second is likely to need you to re-enter your Apple ID for iMessages into Messages.

     

     


    7:45 PM      Monday; October 1, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 18. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    honDA9xsi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Unbelievable, my issue this whole time was my clock was wrong! I had it set to automatically sync to Apple's default server address and keeps giving the wrong time. I even have the correct time zone set but still gives me the wrong time. I had/have to manually set the Date/Time, very strange...

     

    Thank you for suggesting the Time being off. That is why it would not work for me and now iMessage and FaceTime are working on my Mac Lion again.

     

    Thanks again!

  • 19. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    My Automatic settings offers these servers

    Apple Europe (time.euro.apple.com)

    Apple Americas/U.S. (time.apple.com)

    Apple Asia (time.asia.apple.com)

     

    In Mac OS X 10.8.x Location services are On for selecting the Time Zone.

    I have Little Snitch running and this is configured to allow the Date and Time server thing to access the Internet.

     


    8:29 PM      Wednesday; October 3, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 20. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    mrsolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Guys...

     

    sorry I am new on this....

     

    I found my private/etc/host file but I cant edit it. It is locked and the option on the info properties is not avaiable...

     

    Can anyone help?

     

    Thks ; )

     

    Marcelo

  • 21. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    Highlight the file

    Right Click and Open With  TextEdit.
    Edit that.

     

    When you go to Save it the process will probably ask you to confirm that you want to override the original in some way.

    Say yes.

     

     


    9:22 PM      Friday; October 5, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 22. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    mrsolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Ralph, thanks for yors help...

     

    TextEdit is not letting me save override because the file is Locked. Textedit wants me to duplicate the file before saves it.

     

    I don't know how to unlock it do save override the origanal. Do you know how to do it?

     

    Thks again dor the help ; )

     

    Cya

  • 23. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    Highlight the file then do a Get Info (CMD and i keys together)

    IN the top section should be the Locked tick box (untick it)

     

     

     


    10:02 PM      Friday; October 5, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 24. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    mrsolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried this before but the Locked tick box is unticked already and the file stills locked...

     

    Actually, even with the botton right locker opened, I can't change anything on the file.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-10-05 at 14.10.18.png

     

    Tks ; )

     

    Marcelo

  • 25. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    That is strange as the Article Reserved Egotist posted does not say the file will be Locked.

     

    Are you using an Admin Account on your Mac ?

     

    It is probably the folder that it is in that is Locked.

     


    10:16 PM      Friday; October 5, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 26. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    mrsolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, my account is a Admin Accoiunt.

     

    My "private" folter doesn't show at my finder. I used the "file>go>go to folder" to find it. The private folder is locked too and I don't know why or how to chege it.

     

    I am starting to feel like working with my old PC.... NOOOOOOOOO...... ; )

     

    Thks again

     

    Cya

  • 27. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,

     

    With the Finder as Front app use the View Menu > Show Path Bar.

    This shows the Path to the Folder or file  along the bottom of the FInder window.

     

    At this Point you can right/control Click the folders  in the Path and then select Get Info from the menu that appears.

    Does this show the Private Folder as being Locked ?

     

    Try Launching Terminal and using these instructions to Edit the file

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19158803#19158803

     

     


    7:28 PM      Saturday; October 6, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 28. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    mrsolo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wokrked!!!!!

     

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH Ralph ; )

     

    I edit the private/etc/hosts inside of the Terminal.

     

    Thks again ; )

     

    Cya

  • 29. Re: ML 10.8.2 Cannot login to Messages, Facetime, or Game Center
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    No Problem.

     

     


    8:44 PM      Sunday; October 7, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

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