9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2010 5:40 AM by Klaus1
Technoapple Level 1 Level 1
Dear Forum,

I have a screen freeze problem with my G5 DP. I've tried various ways to cure it like running OmniDiskSweeper to no avail.

In Disk Utility when I run Repair Permissions there are some Permissions Differ and unresolved Warnings listed. Please see below.

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Permissions differ on "private/var/log/secure.log", should be -rw------- , they are -rw-r----- .
Permissions differ on "Library/Application Support/ProApps/Internal Plug-Ins/BrowserKit/iLife.bkplugin/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are lrw-rw-r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/BrowserKit.framework/Versions/A/CodeResources ", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/DVD.frappliance/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/FRSettings.frappliance/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/FRSources.frappliance/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/Movies.frappliance/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/Music.frappliance/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/Photos.frappliance/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/Podcasts.frappliance/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/TV.frappliance/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/BackRow.framework/Versions/A/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ProKit.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Leopard Panels.bundle/Contents/CodeResources", should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r-- .


Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpLoad" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DiskManagement.framework/Versions/A/
Resources/DiskManagementTool" has been modified and will not be repaired.

Permissions differ on "System/Library/Extensions/AppleNDRV/ATIDriver.bundle/Contents/MacOS/ATIDriver" , should be -rwxr-xr-x , they are -rw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/Extensions/AppleNDRV/ATIRuntimeDriver.bundle/Contents/MacOS/ATI RuntimeDriver", should be -rwxr-xr-x , they are -rw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeon8500VADriver.bundle/Contents/MacOS/ATIRadeo n8500VADriver", should be -rwxr-xr-x , they are -rw-r--r-- .
Permissions differ on "System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeon9700VADriver.bundle/Contents/MacOS/ATIRadeo n9700VADriver", should be -rwxr-xr-x , they are -rw-r--r-- .



Warning: SUID file "usr/sbin/pppd" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/sbin/vpnd" has been modified and will not be repaired.


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Can anybody advise me on how to resolve these permissions differ and Warnings in the hope that it will fix my screen freeze problem.

Sincerely,

G5 Dual 1.8Ghz PowerMac (8 DIMM Slots), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 5.5GB DDR SDRAM - 2 x 500GB Int HD - LG Flatron - Radeon 9800 Pro
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    Ignore them!

    Permissions you can ignore on 10.5 and 10.6:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448?viewlocale=en_US

    Using 'should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r--' as an example, you will see the that the permissions are not changed, but the | indicates a different location. This is because an update to Leopard changed the location of a number of system components.

    As long as you see, "Permissions Repair Complete" when it's finished... you're done.
  • Technoapple Level 1 Level 1
    Hello Klaus 1,

    I do get the "Permissions Repair Complete" signature.

    Puzzling why Repair Permissions should say "has been modified and will not be repaired" don't you think?


    Do you have any idea what might be the cause of the sporadic screen freeze I'm trying to cure?
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    The explanation is in the link I posted, but if it isn't then life is too short to worry about it!

    I do get the "Permissions Repair Complete" signature.

    Then you are good to go!
  • Technoapple Level 1 Level 1
    O.K. accepted I'll ignore the Disk Permissions Puzzled Jargon.

    Did you read my question in the previous post?

    Do you have any idea what might be the cause of the sporadic screen freeze I'm trying to cure?
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    Sorry!

    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/TS1417?viewlocale=en_US

    For a full description of how to resolve Disk, Permission and Cache Corruption, you should read this FAQ from the X Lab:

    http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/repairprocess.html
  • Technoapple Level 1 Level 1
    I have a duplicate Ext HD. I selected this as my startup disk and ran Disk Utility Repair permissions on the Int HD from it.

    Will this have the same effect as your suggestion? I hope so.
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    Yes it should do.
  • Technoapple Level 1 Level 1
    O.K. I have done Repair Permissions from the Ext HD Backup Disk.

    I attempted an Internal HD bootup and observed a visual screen symptom indicating an error at bootup. The visual error is that the clockwise rotating dial turns a green/blue colour and then the screen freezes signaling a forced quit power down.

    Does this visual error indicate a possible remedy to you?
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    You need to repair your internal hard drive from your install disk.