I did something in Terminal now my Macbook doesn't work.

desertintheshap

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Nov 1, 2007
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I'm on my Mini now. I was trying to do some theme business on my macbook and screwed it up. I stupidly followed some guy's tutorial on installing his theme on my Macbook. I went into System folder and installed some src files. God. Then I went into Terminal and typed some command in.
I don't know what it is, everytime i start firefox it crashes. If I click anything in the menubar it just jumps, i can't pull any menu down. when i open a folder the buttons are grayed out and if i try to click the buttons my screen just starts jumping and i pretty much can't do anything. I hope someone knows the fix or knows what i am talking about. i gotta get this back up and running! Is there anything on mac like on windows "last known good configuration" or something?! I can still type in terminal. what can i do?!?!?!!?
 

J the Ninja

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Jul 14, 2008
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Do you have a full backup? (Clone/Time Machine)

If you do, it's probably gonna be easiest to just roll back to that. If you don't...uh...what DID you type? Do you have a link to the tutorial? It wasn't anything with the "sudo mv" or "sudo rm" was it? Those two can SERIOUSLY *$&% up your machine if pointed at the wrong things.
 

mac2x

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Sep 19, 2009
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I'm on my Mini now. I was trying to do some theme business on my macbook and screwed it up. I stupidly followed some guy's tutorial on installing his theme on my Macbook. I went into System folder and installed some src files. God. Then I went into Terminal and typed some command in.
I don't know what it is, everytime i start firefox it crashes. If I click anything in the menubar it just jumps, i can't pull any menu down. when i open a folder the buttons are grayed out and if i try to click the buttons my screen just starts jumping and i pretty much can't do anything. I hope someone knows the fix or knows what i am talking about. i gotta get this back up and running! Is there anything on mac like on windows "last known good configuration" or something?! I can still type in terminal. what can i do?!?!?!!?
Typed "some" command in? :rolleyes: You gotta know EXACTLY what any command you use in Terminal is gonna do. I hope for your sake you have a backup...and don't go fooling with system folders unless you know exactly what you are doing.
 

Bennieboy©

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Jan 15, 2009
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if your gonna mess about with the terminal like that it's usually best to try it on an old machine, and not your main one ;)

if you dont know what the commands were then you only hope is probably back up if you have one or a fresh install of osx ;)
 

desertintheshap

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Nov 1, 2007
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lol. god sorry for freaking out there. i somehow tracked down what i typed in terminal and typed YES instead of NO and that undid it.
Next step- try to turn snow leopard into System 7. We'll see how that goes. ;)
 
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