iChat and Mail: take forever to start

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chubypig, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Chubypig macrumors 6502

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    #1
    starting today iChat and Mail have taken a good 30 seconds to a minute or two to start. I tried repairing the permissions, but no dice. This is really annoying me. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Logik macrumors 6502a

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    Apr 24, 2004
    #2
    run your daily and weekly scripts... use Onyx or Cocktail or whatever other maintenance programs allow you to do that.
     
  3. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

    slooksterPSV

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    When I did a fresh install of Panther about 2 weeks ago, it would start up so slowly. I could start Safari, iChat, any other app and Finder wouldn't have even started up. Finally what I did was used Root to create another account and deleted the account that I made. From that, Finder starts up normally. What I'd do, is create a new User, log in as that user, open the app, log out, login as you and open the app. See if that works.

    EDIT: NOTE: If you do delete that user, to get him back as an administrator, open NetInfo Manager go to /groups/admin authenticate using the lock button down in the bottom left, then click down the users and click users then click Directory->New Value type in the name of the user, hit ok, update the copy, log out, log in, and there you go.
     

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