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Mac Pro G5, OS X 10.5.8

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Dec 12, 2012 10:04 AM

I have a Mac Pro G5, OS X 10.5.8.  Adobe CS3 programs will not launch.  Cannot move files with mouse on desktop.  Cannot move files with mouse into trash. Used Disk Utility and verified and repaired HD with no problems.  Reinstalled OS X 10.5.8, but not a clean install.  Please help.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), hp scanjet 3670
  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to giresia)

    Sounds like a permissions problem. Use Disk Utility to repair permissions.

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to giresia)

    Some confusion here:

    I have a Mac Pro G5, OS X 10.5.8

     

    A G5 Mac is not a MacPro.

     

    and your profile information

    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

    Which operating system version, 10.5.8 or 10.6.8?

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,335 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to giresia)

    For future reference, you have a Power Mac.

     

    The Mac Pro has an Intel processor.

     

    Allan

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to Limnos)

    The following should remove problem files from the Desktop. But please be aware that they will disappear without trace and will not be put in the Trash.

     

    1 - Open Terminal - in Utilities

     

    2 - Carefully type or paste the following

     

    sudo rm ~/Desktop/"name of bad file"

     

    3 - Hit return key

     

    4 - Type admin password when asked for it - the password will not show on the screen

     

    5 - Hit return key again.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to giresia)

    I used disk utility to repair permissions and it checks out OK.

     

    What does this mean? All issues resolved?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to giresia)

    giresia wrote:

     

    Silver G5 Tower, OS X 10.5. 

     

    You probably have one of these:

     

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/index-powermac-g5.html

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to giresia)

    No

     

    Try it again very carefully without missing any steps

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to giresia)

    When I do it the Terminal displays:

     

    neville$ sudo rm ~/Desktop/"bad file"

    Password:

    neville$

     

    Open a new Terminal window and do it again.

    Make sure you enter a valid file name for a file that you are happy to destroy.

     

    Copy and paste the Terminal text here.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to giresia)

    1 - Open Terminal - in Utilities

     

    2 - Carefully type or paste the following

     

    sudo rm ~/Desktop/"name of bad file"

     

    3 - Hit return key

     

    4 - Type admin password when asked for it - the password will not show on the screen

     

    5 - Hit return key again.

    Password:

    rm: "/Desktop/"name: No such file or directory

    rm: of: No such file or directory

    rm: bad: No such file or directory

    rm: file": No such file or directory

     

    You failed to start the line with sudo and you failed to end it with "

     

    You have to do things very carefully with Terminal.

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