I don't have permission?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Starhorsepax, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Starhorsepax macrumors member

    Starhorsepax

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    Jun 6, 2010
    #1
    I'm trying to get Prey anti theft working on my macbook. It runs manual and the site says it checks out but a test run didn't seem to work. So I checked console and found:
    com.apple.launchd[1] (0x10a740.cron[2330]) Could not setup Mach task special port 9: (os/kern) no access

    Then as I go poking thru console for further clues I notice that I'm denied access to certain logs. Even normal stuff like Itunes crash and such. :confused:
    I'm logged in as admin and I don't recall ever noticing this on my old imac running Panther. This one is running Leopard 10.5.8 and I'm still pretty new to it.
    Am I missing something here? Why am I denied access? I know it protects certain core systems but console logs?
     
  2. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

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    Feb 20, 2010
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    As far as fixing Prey goes: http://groups.google.com/group/prey-security

    As far as logs & permissions go: have you repaired permissions yet?

    Else, find the file in question (be it in /Library/Logs or /var/log) and check the perms with Terminal. If necessary, they could be tweaked.

    E.g., sudo chmod g+r /var/log/secure.log
     
  3. Starhorsepax thread starter macrumors member

    Starhorsepax

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    Got prey working.

    Prey is working (it's impressive too).

    I haven't tried the terminal method yet but the disk utility method doesn't work correctly. I read there was a bug in Leopard that gave it trouble fixing certain permissions, perhaps this is it.

    Oddly I've also noticed the admin account is the glitchy one-a fact I wasn't sure of until I stopped using it for awhile...
     

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