2nd day

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smogsy, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    its my 2nd day on my macbook i just wondered do i need to do any thing such as defragment

    i heard yo should repair permission after each program install is this correct as i have not done this yet

    if i do could you link me to the guide
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    1.) Defragmenting is something that doesn't really need to be done, especially after 2 days.

    2.) Repairing permissions open up Disk Utility in the Utilities folder then select the drive in the list on the left and press "Repair Permissions" . Under Leopard this is slightly broken/scares people. It will probably say Estimated time remaining 1 minute for a couple of minutes and then spew out

    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired.


    But this is normal for Leopard at this stage, see apple KB article here.

    BTW I rarely repair permissions at all and I install a lot of applications
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    You as a rule dont need to defrag your drive its a Mac

    I normally repair permissions after a app install but am not fully sure its
    necessary
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

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    OS X defragments files on the fly, so it's not necessary to do so manually.

    Permission repair is certainly not required after installing new software. It's generally a good idea after a major system update, but isn't something you need to get into the habit of doing - just every once in a while is sufficient.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No defragging; it does it for you. And permission repairs... they're really not that important. I'm moving files around willy nilly and never get any complaints. Do do it every month or so, though. Welcome! Oh, and no, you don't need virus protection, either.
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    What if the user deals a lot with Windows computers and regularly sends files back and forth
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Obligatory reading for new Mac owners:
    Now, that should keep you busy over the next few days. ;)

    Congratulations on you new Mac. :cool:

    My take: Their OS. Their s***. Their problem. :D :p
     
  8. smogsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks guys you are great i was trrying to find the devolpment software on my mac but couldnt find it whats it called? so i can spotlight it :D

    i ordered my 4GB of 2x2GB Crucial be here tuesday :)

    im keeping my windows seprate but i think next year it will be a Mac Pro Oct Cores :p


    also i put dvd in my macbook it said it was wronng region but wouldnt allow me to change it even though it stated 4 changes left :|
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    xcode, this is not on the default install so you wil have to pop your install disc (1) in and choose optional install and then go to xcode tools.

    You may want to check out Apple Developer Pages (can sign up for a free account). They have lots of info on there as well as updates to xcode from time to time.
     
  10. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    You can prob find a thread about you dvd issue on this site try a seach as
    i read one only the other day
     

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