8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 2:07 PM by Shootist007
tootiew Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've been having some computer issues. My computer was running slow so I used disk utility to verify permissions. The first item that showed was "Warning:SUID file "System/Library/CoreS........as been modified and will not be repaired".  I don't know what this means. Then I couldn't open the App Store on my computer. I just recently moved and got cable internet, previously I had a verizon mifi.

 

While trying to figure out the app store, I noticed under Shared, a listing for an hp #, then later when I got on it was gone, now it is back. Could it be my HP wireless printer? And if so, why would it not always show?? My concern is I've somehow been hacked, like just now the hp shared went away! It's full lable is hp78acc05f18e3

 

Can anyone help????


iMac, ios 10.7.5, set up new user, didnt
  • 1. Re: other computer showing up under "Shared", don't know who it is
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,360 points)

    I don't know what this means.

     

    It doesn't mean anything. Repairing permissions is usually a waste of time, and it usually spews meaningless warnings like that one.

     

    Could it be my HP wireless printer?

     

    Yes.

     

    And if so, why would it not always show?

     

    A good question. Maybe the printer is dropping off the network some of the time.

  • 2. Re: other computer showing up under "Shared", don't know who it is
    tootiew Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've found that when my computer is running slow, and the spinning ball is going round and round a lot when trying to open stuff, that after repairing permissions it seems to run much better for a few weeks and then I have to do it again. But I also tend to leave my computer on all the time with web open, usually to facebook.

     

    but i don't understand why the shared would come and go. I did thing perhaps it was my printer but printer has been in sleep mode when it shows up. How do I find the ip adress or the hp# that goes with my printer so I can see if thats it.

     

    This is the first time I've lived in town in 18 years, my house was broken into the very first day I was moving but only furniture so nothing taken but I'l admit i'm a tad jumpy about everything right now

  • 3. Re: other computer showing up under "Shared", don't know who it is
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    My guess is that you're seeing some other computer on your local network. Cable networks and some DSL systems are shared among a number of users and so can constitute a "local" network and hence anyone who has file sharing or printer sharing set up on their system can appear. It's harmless and does not mean that anyone can get into your system.

     

    As to an SUID message in Repair Permissions, those are normal status messages, though not well explained, and can be ignored. See:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448

     

    Regards.

  • 4. Re: other computer showing up under "Shared", don't know who it is
    tootiew Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So then here is my final issue. I am unable to access the App Store. When I open the icon it simply states connection failed to the App Store. So I had Apple look into it but because my applie ID's work on my iphone and ipad, and they checked them out in troubleshooting mode and also said they work, they said it was something with my computer. Any thoughts on what to do? In previous posts with same problem suggestion was to set up a new user and access from there (not a new apple ID) I did that to know avail and I hate having to pay apple support to fix this but I can't download the lates OS without it

  • 5. Re: other computer showing up under "Shared", don't know who it is
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,360 points)

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.

     

    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left.

     

    Click the Clear Display icon in the toolbar. Then try the action that you're having trouble with again. Select any messages that appear in the Console window. Copy them to the Clipboard (command-C). Paste into a reply to this message (command-V).

    When posting a log extract, be selective. In most cases, a few dozen lines are more than enough.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.

    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.

  • 6. Re: other computer showing up under "Shared", don't know who it is
    tootiew Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I cleared messages and then tried to open the App Store and this is the message in the console:

     

    2/9/13 1:07:36.854 PM storeagent: ISSoftwareMap: <TIMEOUT> Returning NULL for updateRequestBodyData

     

     

    Does this help??? If I can't figure this out I'm going to have to call Apple and I don't want to have to pay but I need to be able to update my OS.

  • 7. Re: other computer showing up under "Shared", don't know who it is
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,360 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether your problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login.

     

    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode* and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:
    • Shut down your computer, wait 30 seconds, and then hold down the shift key while pressing the power button.
    • When you see the gray Apple logo, release the shift key.
    • If you are prompted to log in, type your password, and then hold down the shift key again as you click  Log in.
    *Note: If FileVault is enabled under OS X 10.7 or later, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t boot in safe mode.

     

    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs.  The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.

     

    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?

     

    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

  • 8. Re: other computer showing up under "Shared", don't know who it is
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Yes it is the HP printer.

     

    Why doesn't is show all the time? That is a Mac OS X thing. It is Slow to see other devices on the network.

     

    On my Mac my Windows PCs show some times, usually but only after the Mac has been running or awaken from sleep for X period of time. It is not instantaneous like it is on my Windows PCs.