3535 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2008 4:17 AM by pesola
Keyboard start up commands:
option - (eventually) brings up a screen with startup volume choices
Option-Command-Shift-Delete - Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk)
C - Start up from a CD that has a system folder
There must be an apple support document that details the other keyboard strokes, but I don't have time to look for it right now...possibly the above start up ideas will help.
Interesting: I have a Mac Mini with Apple wirless mouse and keyboard and the latest thing I did (other than have a memory upgrade from 1 Gb to 2 Gb two weeks ago) was to apply the Apple Intel security update a couple of days ago.
This morning while scrolling through a large PDF in Preview my mouse stopped selecting anything.
It took several shutdowns (I couldn't reboot without a functional mouse) and all of a sudden the mouse was working again. Perhaps I should have repaired permissions after the security patches?
BTW, Bluetooth often becomes confused after such patches and can't find the keyboard (it's usually the keyboard). Turning it off and then on again usually fixes the problem
We have the same problem, intermittently, on an Intel iMac with
Mac OS X 10.4.10 and an Apple USB mouse (not wireless). In our
case the problem goes away with either one of the following
1. User logs out using keyboard appleshiftQ, and logs back in.
2. Reboot the computer.
It might be possible to fix the problem by pressing appleshiftQ
and then pressing apple+. to abort the logout procedure, but we
haven't had a chance to test this.
Reconnecting the mouse to different USB jacks has no affect.
Using the mouse via ARD works fine even though the wired mouse
click does not work. After using a mouse via ARD the wired mouse
still does not work.
I am having the same issue - last night I was working on a large photoshop file on my mbp and after about an hour my system froze up. I retarted and while I can move the cursor just fine, I can't select anything so I can't log in. I tried safe reboot, PRAM reset - same results. Used my USB mouse - same results.
I have searched the web for hours this morning and this is the only mention of the problem I can find. Now allwe need is a solution.....guess I will be visiting my Apple Store this morning but this feels bad.........
I will let you know what I find out