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They key command of CMD-ESC will open Front Row from the keyboard. But it doesn't seem that was the issue.
-Doug2GHz Intel iMac 2GB RAM, 500GB HD Super Drive / 2GHz BlackBook 2GB RAM, 250GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.3), AirPort Express / EyeTV Hybrid / 40GB iPod photo 8GB iPod nano (3G)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2008 4:49 PM (in response to Douglas McLaughlin)Thanks, I wasn't aware of that key combination, but in any case, I hadn't used it when the problem occurred.
I confess that I'm somewhat worried as my Mini has gone from being a very fast machine, to being pig-slow in the past month. When I start Safari, I get the beachball, sometimes for up to a minute and a half before I can enter an address. This is right after a reboot with SHIFT held down to prevent any of the start-up programmes from being launched.
It's not disk space as I currently 26G/74G free. Maybe it's RAM, but I can't see why it's only now starting to run slowly. An extra gigabyte is on order, anyway.
Thanks again.Mac Mini 1.83 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1GB RAM
Sounds like your Mac could do with a little servicing!
Repairing permissions is an important part of regular maintenance, and should always be carried out both before and after any software installation or update.
Go to Disk Utility (this is in your Utilities Folder in your Application folder) and click on the icon of your hard disk (not the one with all the numbers).
In First Aid, click on Repair Permissions.
This only takes a minute or two.
Background information here:
If you were having any serious problems with your Mac you might as well complete the exercise by repairing your hard disk as well. You cannot do this from the same start-up disk. Reboot from your install disk (holding down the C key). Once it opens, select your language, and then go to Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. Select your hard disk as before and click Repair.
Once that is complete reboot again from your usual start-up disk.
More useful reading here:
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS141720" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iLife 6.0.3, Toast 7.1.3, iTunes 7.6.2, QTPro 7.5, Safari 3.1.2, iChat 3.1.9
Yeah, I have this in root's crontab ..
+0 3 * * * /usr/sbin/diskutil repairPermissions / &+
But I think you're right about the servicing. Then again, I just bought a 1GB SIMM, thinking (wrongly, obviously!), that there was 1 x 1GB in there already, and not 2 x 512 MB. So I now have 1.5GB and have ordered another 1 x 1GB SIMM, so will have two gig soon. She's running a lot faster now.
My external FIrewire disk gave up the ghost a few months back, and I'm waiting to see if I can recover the data it contains by plugging it into a USB disk adaptor. It's still under guarantee so if the data can be saved, I'll get it replaced, reinstall and hopefully, the Mac will be good for another few years.
Thanks for the pointers.Mac Mini 1.83 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1GB RAM