Cannot open terminal

Discussion in 'macOS' started by c1ockwerk, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. c1ockwerk macrumors newbie

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    my buddy tried to add terminal to my dock last night and when i told him not to he put it on the desktop. I moved it back to Utilities\ but now when i goto open it, i get "You can't open the application "Terminal" because it is not supported on this architecture". What did he do? How can i fix it?
     
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    Try doing a permissions repair on the hard drive and see if that fixes the problem. The repair might take a while (20-30 minutes in some cases).
     
  3. c1ockwerk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope didnt work. Is there a place to download the application from apple?
     
  4. superted666 Guest

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    Not directly no.
    However it will be on your OSX install disk, try searching the forums for how to install applications individually from the disk, might be a case of drag and drop but i have a feeling you may need a small 3rd party application to do it...

    Ed
     
  5. c1ockwerk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    damn, ill have to try that tonight, if not off to the apple store see if they can do anything
     
  6. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    You can use iTerm as a workaround. You can try Pacifist to extract Terminal app from the OS X install DVD and put it in /Applications/Utilities and do a permissions repair - that might get it working (I haven't tried).
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    Are you on PowerPC or Intel? Have you run Monolingual recently?
     
  8. c1ockwerk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i am on intel macbook pro and i have no idea what monolingual is. This is my first mac got it 2 weeks ago so im still learning what to do here.
     

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