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Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2008 8:48 AM (in response to Jona)Thank you Jona, just linked to your Post!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2008 9:06 AM (in response to BDAqua)Since these files are owned, I believe, by system what do you need to do to move them to the desktop?
ThanksiMac G3/ 400 (early 2001), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2008 9:07 AM (in response to BDAqua)Bless you, BDAqua!
There are a multitude of complex and temporary workarounds being posted here, but so far the good old-fashioned approach still seems to be the easiest and the best: merely trash those associated preference files...MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz, 2GB RAM, 100 GB Seagate 7200rpm drive., Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2008 9:13 AM (in response to WZZZ)WZZZ,
First drag them to the desktop to make COPIES.
Then drag the ORIGINALS to the trash. You'll be asked to authenticate this action, so just type in your password and you'll be able to trash the files.
Then restart, and the problem should be solved.MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz, 2GB RAM, 100 GB Seagate 7200rpm drive., Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2008 9:28 AM (in response to Jona)Thanks. I didn't think I'd be allowed to do anything with them at all. even drag them to the desktop to make copies.iMac G3/ 400 (early 2001), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2008 11:19 AM (in response to Jona)hope this does not sound stupid, I tried this methodology and the new preferences were not generated. Basically, after dragging those prefs out of that location, the next time i restarted the computer i was unable to connect to the internet. When i looked into the system config folder it was empty. Once i placed the saved prefs back in that folder i was able to connect again. Did i miss on a step there? how do i get system prefs to restore my network connections?G5 dual 2.5, 1.5GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2008 6:20 PM (in response to roobp57)You'd have to open up your Network Panel and reinsert the appropriate data into it... then your new network preferences would be created...Powermac G4 Dual 800, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2008 8:16 PM (in response to Jona)Hey JOna! Thanks so much. This is working for me!! Can't believe that i went through so much threads before seeing yours.
Im currently monitoring it if it changes. But for the past 15 minutes its been goodMac Book Pro 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo (MacOS X 10.4.11)/ Imac 24 inch 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2008 8:21 PM (in response to Jona)Oh another thing for everyone reading this thread...
Try to write down on textedit or on a piece of paper your network preferences. Because everything will be erased. this is the unfortunate consequence of THE SOLUTION.
I have five locations, so I needed to write it down, plus I had bluetooth settings for my nokia e90 to connect to the internet if wifi wasn't available. I also had ethernet settings for my PPPoe internet service, I had automatic wireless settings for my router.. etc.etc..
So you gotta write it down
Thanks again Jona!
-edrixMac Book Pro 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo (MacOS X 10.4.11)/ Imac 24 inch 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2008 1:12 AM (in response to Jona)Thanks Jona.
Your solution fixed my MacBook as well. It's a small price to pay to have to go through the network setup again but well worth it. I hope the many others who have this problem direct themselves to your solution.
MikeMacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2GB RAM, 250GB HD
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2008 5:47 AM (in response to Jona)wow.
I am gonna give it a whirl, Jona. ThankyaThankyaThankya!!
That Network pop-down window was makin' me CUSS, man!
My temp solution to the prob was to click the OK button on the popdown, & then quickly get my mouse arrow over to the "Location" miniwindow that the popdown covers (sometimes took me 10-15 tries..... gotta be quick) & left-clicked on it. After I finally got it, I'd then add a new Location (I have only 1, so I ended up just serializing the things.... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...... made me mad.
I couldn't believe that a bug THIS obvious (& apparently now ubiquitous due to its entrenchment in the R-6 "fix"'s fundamental code, having nothing at all to do with a machine's hardware particulars, it appears to me in these posts).
Funny how the 98, XP, 2000, & WinMac (Vista) simplest procedural fixes are the complete opposite to Macintosh's simplest procedural fix:
PCs: Overwrite or add 1 or a gazillion files. IN their proper locations!
Mac: Dump 1 or 2 files, restart the app, reset the prefs.
I'm a reinstated Machound, having started on SE's in the late 80's, then got sucked into Gates' darkside for longlong (used to work for Gateway, MS & HP even), but now I'm a Mackie. No more Windows stuff. Frankly, it used to be an ego trip, I now surmise, for me to fix the silly things. Which was a constant chore. CONSTANT. Now, I just want the darned things to work, PERIOD. I'm gettin' too old to be thrilled by clever fixes of intrinsically flawed machines. Childish, really.... <G>
<Edited by Moderator>15" Titanium Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 867MHz 1GB 40GB + VPC6.1/98SE-ME + Opera Browser v9.60b1, Safari v3.1.2.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2008 3:30 PM (in response to Jona)When I go to Library/Preferences there is no SystemConfiguration file to open????imac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2008 3:51 PM (in response to titanman)Hi titanman, and a warm welcome to the forums!
Perhaps you're not in the right Library!?
There is one at root, and one in your User's folder...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2008 7:37 PM (in response to titanman)To be more specific:
macintosh HD (or whatever the name of your hard drive is)/library/preferences and system configuration.
Hope it helps.MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo (Mac OS X 10.4.11)/ Imac 24 inch 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5)