MacBook Woes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AirborneAngel, May 27, 2008.

  1. AirborneAngel macrumors 6502

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    Los Angeles, CA
    #1
    My MacBook has recently been freezing while im using it, and not booting correctly (getting frozen on the Apple boot screen.) I really want to avoid going to the Apple Store at all costs. I have already reset the PRAM and repaired my disk permissions, yet the problem still persists, here are my results from repairing the disk permissions:

    Code:
    2008-05-26 11:13:46 -0700: Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”
    2008-05-26 11:20:31 -0700: User differs on "System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:20:31 -0700: Group differs on "System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg", should be 0, group is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:20:33 -0700: Permissions differ on "private/var/log/secure.log", should be -rw------- , they are -rw-r----- .
    2008-05-26 11:20:39 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:20:39 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:20:39 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:20:39 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/English.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:20:39 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/flashplayer.xpt", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:20:39 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/flashplayer.xpt", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:20:49 -0700: Group differs on "Library/PreferencePanes", should be 0, group is 80.
    2008-05-26 11:20:49 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/PreferencePanes", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are drwxrwxr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Info.plist", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Info.plist", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Flash Player", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/MacOS/Flash Player", should be -rwxrwxr-x , they are -rwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/MacOS", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/MacOS", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Flash Player.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Flash Player.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:17 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:23 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:23 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:23 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:23 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:23 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/German.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:23 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/German.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:23 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/German.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:23 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/German.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/French.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/French.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/French.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/French.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/ko.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/ko.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/ko.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/ko.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/zh_CN.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/zh_CN.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/zh_CN.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:24 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/zh_CN.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:25 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/zh_TW.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:25 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/zh_TW.lproj/Localized.rsrc", should be -rw-rw-r-- , they are -rw-r--r-- .
    2008-05-26 11:23:25 -0700: User differs on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/zh_TW.lproj", should be 0, user is 501.
    2008-05-26 11:23:25 -0700: Permissions differ on "Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin/Contents/Resources/zh_TW.lproj", should be drwxrwxr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
    2008-05-26 11:23:28 -0700: 
    2008-05-26 11:23:28 -0700: Permissions repair complete 
    Sorry it's so long, any advice? I think there is something screwy going on with Flash Player.plugin, I recently updated it by downloading it from Adobe's website, and I think this might be a factor in the problem, any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #2
    my eyes... my eyes

    try a clean install?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    Location:
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    #3
    Try using the CODE tags as I've done in the quote above, it'll make it more readable.

    Is there a particular reason you don't want to go to the Apple store? I imagine you're not too far from one if you live in LA. I don't think you need to go the clean install route as a first option.
     
  4. AirborneAngel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #4
    By a clean install you mean erasing all my files? Do you think there is any way around this?
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    May 19, 2002
    #5
    Try creating a new user, see what happens.

    Edit: likely tossing all the flash preference files may help also.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #6
    certainly not... you can back up all your files first ;)
    but you can reinstall without wiping everything out anyway

    but i'm with gauchogolfer... why would you want to avoid going to the apple store at all costs? the genius bar can be quite helpful and could save you significant headache. they will probably be in a position to diagnose your problem.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

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    #7
    diagnose and even fix it, i've heard they can be miracle workers
     
  8. AirborneAngel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #8
    How would I go about reinstalling Leopard without wiping my HD? I inserted the disk, but it said it could not install the version off of the disk because a newer version (10.5.2) is already installed.

    Also, which files in particular (flash preference files) should I delete to solve this problem?

    Thanks.
     
  9. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    Location:
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    #9
    The preference files end in .plist and can be found in your Library/Preferences/ folder. Look for ones that have Flash in the filename and drag them to the desktop. Restart your computer and see if that helps.

    Also, creating a new user account should effectively do the same thing, since new .plist files will be created for the new user.
     

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