Down Grade to 10.5.2?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SgtDuty, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. SgtDuty macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    So far since updating, Safari, Finder and Youtube have white bars and flashes when I use them for no reason. My printer will not work, and my internet has slowed down (no idea what is going on their). Is their anyway to go back to 10.5.1?
  2. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Why not just an archive and install. Your system folder may have just gotten corrupted. I have had nothing but the best experience with my iMac since updating to 10.5.2.
  3. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
  4. SgtDuty thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
  5. dkeninitz macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2003
    Germantown, MD
    In your Applications folder, open the Utilities folder, then open the Disk Utility icon. Once Disk Utility is open, make sure your main HD is selected in the left-hand window (if you have more than one drive), then click on "repair permissions" in the lower right-hand corner of the dialogue box. It will take a while to run. After it finishes, close and reboot.

    If you're up for it, try reapplying the update. Personally, I'm not optimistic; I've had nothing but problems trying to apply the 10.5.2 update on three of my six machines, and I'm meticulous about keeping my disk permissions repaired. BTW, "repair your disk permissions" is pretty much the Mac equivalent of the panacea "take two aspirin and call me in the morning": it's not the solution to every Mac problem that some would have you believe.

    To get back to 10.5.1, do an archive and install from your original Leopard disk. If it's a 10.5 disk (rather than the 10.5.1 version), you then need to apply the standalone 10.5.1 update, available from the Apple site. By that time you'll probably have to update some of your preferences, etc.: failed 10.5.2 updates have a nasty habit of leaving a mess behind.

    Good luck.
  6. SgtDuty thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    THANKS!!!! IT'S FIXED!!! the printer isn't online yet though.

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