Fix-it-up methods?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Mala, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Mala macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2003
    Since I had trouble burning a CD, which disappeared from the desktop and could only, eventually, be ejected by restarting with the mouse held down, I've been having problems with my new G4 PowerBook.

    Sometimes the command keys don't work - for instance, cmd-Q doesn't quit programs.

    Sometimes the keyboard won't type at all - for instance, I was trying to save a test Quark page in Classic, so I could then make a PDF test page, and the printer file just wouldn't let me type a name into it.

    If this were my old G3 (now sold and *sob* gone from me), I'd run Disk Warrior followed by Norton, trash a few prefs, rebuild the desktop, and if the worst came to the worst reset the PRAM.

    But is there anything I can do on an OS X machine that'll put manners on it?
  2. Wes macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2001
    Re: Fix-it-up methods?

    Restart holding command and S (better hompe command works there)

    wait until it's all loaded, then type
    fsck -y

    Press enter, leave it to do it's work, do that 2 or 3 times.
    EDIT: Type reboot to restart.

    Let it boot up, go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utilities, select the disk, repair permissions. Then report back on any developments.

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