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system.privilege.admin problem

2594 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2009 3:39 PM by sig RSS
Stefan G. Bucher Calculating status...
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Sep 7, 2009 3:11 PM
Good afternoon. Please excuse if this has already been asked and answered, but after searching for a few days I still haven't found a fix for this:

After I had to wipe the hard drive on my G5 (don't ask), I reinstalled the OS from the DVD and then used the setup assistant to migrate all my files from my (mirrored) MacBook Pro. Now the application that runs my wireless broadband modem starts up, recognizes the modem, which is getting reception and shows up on Sprint's network (their tech support confirms), but *asks for my admin password, noting that it's necessary for "system.privilege.admin"* I give the (confirmed) password. At that point I get the spinning beach ball for a few seconds, then nothing at all happens. It doesn't freeze, mind you. It just goes back to idle. The same modem works fine with the same software on my laptop.

*How do I fix my "system.privilege.admin"?*

I had to reauthorize my Adobe Creative Suite, too, incidentally, but that took immediately.

Here's what I've already tried:

--Repair permissions
--Un- and reinstall the software
--delete plists associated with Sprint's SmartView software
--create a new user account with admin privileges (beyond my main account that has admin privileges, too, of course)
--confirmed firewall settings as "allow all incoming connections"

None of these had any effect on the problem.

Thank you for your time. I hope you can help.
G5 Dual 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 8 GB RAM
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Sep 7, 2009 3:40 PM (in response to Stefan G. Bucher)
    "...Now the application that runs my wireless broadband modem starts up, recognizes the modem, which is getting reception and shows up on Sprint's network (their tech support confirms), but asks for my admin password, noting that it's necessary for "system.privilege.admin"..."

    What application is needed to run a modem? Why is it needed?
     MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Sep 7, 2009 9:23 PM (in response to Stefan G. Bucher)
    What happens if you don't use the application? Must you use this modem? What other modems does the ISP support?
     MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Sep 8, 2009 4:01 AM (in response to Stefan G. Bucher)
    OK, now I get what it is. I had a Sprint EVDO 720. The only app I got from sprint was an installer to install a modem script. OS X (Tiger at the time) recognized the modem so a driver wasn't needed. Once installed I set up the modem using System Preferences, created a new location that I called Sprint 720. Search on Google for the set up. The phone number is 777 but after that I forget...sorry.
     MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Sep 8, 2009 3:39 PM (in response to Stefan G. Bucher)
    You did it!
     MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS

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