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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.3
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warlock wrote:
Cool thanks picaman..i know it's a daft question but what's the difference between special permissions and..erm..normal ones?
Take it easy, warlock


The only daft question is one that's left unasked Wink

Here's an official Apple doc on the subject. It doesn't really tell you what a special permission is, but it tells you it's OK to have them! I'm sure one of the UNIX experts 'round here can explain better than I can.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picaman wrote:

The only daft question is one that's left unasked Wink


Jamie

How very true!
Cheers Jamie..i'll have a look..take it easy, warlock Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all gone a bit wrong for me Sad(

Update failed and told me to try again. I tried again, and it failed again. I rebooted - which took an age. Everything looked OK and up to date ("About this Mac" says 10.4.3) but things aren't quite working right (Mail's panels are blank for example)

I downloaded the full update, but the .dmg wouldn't mount. I booted off the Tiger DVD, mounted the image there OK and copied the package from the .dmg. Re-booted again, tried to run the extracted package and I STILL get "errors installing update".

I've run out of ideas. Can anyone help?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great now that the OS X.4.3 upgrade is out hopefully they will announce the new mini specs officially?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeteC wrote:
It's all gone a bit wrong for me Sad(

Update failed and told me to try again. I tried again, and it failed again. I rebooted - which took an age. Everything looked OK and up to date ("About this Mac" says 10.4.3) but things aren't quite working right (Mail's panels are blank for example)

I downloaded the full update, but the .dmg wouldn't mount. I booted off the Tiger DVD, mounted the image there OK and copied the package from the .dmg. Re-booted again, tried to run the extracted package and I STILL get "errors installing update".

I've run out of ideas. Can anyone help?

Cheers,
Pete


It sounds like you got one big mess! Sad Do you have a screenshot of Mail?

Try the old standards of repairing the disk permissions and resetting the PMU. I would probably go ahead do a fresh install if it keeps acting up. Play it safe and use Software Update to get 10.4.3 when you're done.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorted it in the end by using the larger "combined" update downloaded from the Apple site. I'm still none the wiser as to why it all went pair shaped. For now I'm just glad everythings back to normal Smile

Judging by http://www.macfixit.com/, it doesn't look like I was alone with my troubles.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:35 pm    Post subject: Another fan complaint Reply with quote

I hate to jump on the band wagon here, but I could swear I hear my fan running very lightly all the time now. It's very quiet in the room I have the Mini in, and before the update I could only hear the fan come up if I was doing something CPU intensive, now I hear it all the time. It's not loud or anything, just audible. This is not necessarily a bad thing nor am I complaining, just stating a fact.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my mac just shipped today (11/2/05), will it come with the new update already on it?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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my mac just shipped today (11/2/05), will it come with the new update already on it?


I doubt it will come with 10.4.3. You will need to run Software Update.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was easy! Downloaded, updated, rebooted, after 3 minutes all was well again. System seems faster.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Travis wrote:
my mac just shipped today (11/2/05), will it come with the new update already on it?


I doubt it will come with 10.4.3. You will need to run Software Update.


I got my mini on Monday and the immediate software update that runs right after you get booted the first time grabbed it and installed right away.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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g5g5 wrote:
Travis wrote:
my mac just shipped today (11/2/05), will it come with the new update already on it?


I doubt it will come with 10.4.3. You will need to run Software Update.


I got my mini on Monday and the immediate software update that runs right after you get booted the first time grabbed it and installed right away.

...Dave


Yeah, as soon as I connected mine to the 'net it was downloading away.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After reading so different results in various forums (some with problems, some with major crashes, some with improved systems), I became somewhat "scared" to run the update without asking a couple of questions. Please forgime my ignorance, I just purchased my Mac Mini after more than 10 years without touching a Mac.
The questions:
1) If something happens and I have to reinstall Tiger, will I lose some of the software that came installed (iLife, for example)? I only have the Tiger original disk.
2) What can you recommend me for a fast, well-done back-up of my data?
Thanks in advance for helping this newbie!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1) If something happens and I have to reinstall Tiger, will I lose some of the software that came installed (iLife, for example)? I only have the Tiger original disk.


I've never heard of this happening.

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2) What can you recommend me for a fast, well-done back-up of my data?


I use SuperDuper and like it a lot.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much Picaman!
I now realized my mistake. A couples of nights ago I was reading the specs of the Quad and decided to entertain myself with the customization at the online store. At the bottom are the "software solutions"; I mistakenly understood it was the currently pre-installed applications (confused iWork with iLife, that makes me an iDiot), but if you wanted the back-up program you had to pay for it.
Conclusions: I'll practice my English and stop reading after 2 a.m. Embarassed
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