My Mac is needin' some Geek Love

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jczubach, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. jczubach macrumors 6502

    jczubach

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    About 3 days ago my mpb suddenly lost the ability to upload images/documents via googlemail, this forum, etc. When i click on send (with an attachment) there is a brief flash in the titlebar and then nothing. as soon as i remove the attachment, it sends fine. Attempts with attachments on this forum result in an error message: [Safari can't open the page"http//macrumors.co...do=manageattach&p=".the error was:"POSIX error: Invalid arguement" (NSPOSIXErrorDomain:22) Please choose Report Bugs to Apple from the Safari menu....] Which I have done. Also reported issue to google. Of course, no reponse. In the meantime i have run the gamut of troubleshooting steps: Disk Utilities (permissions always fine); removed files from ~/library/input managers and restart; fsk- fy: applejack; reinstalled safari w/updates; all have gone without a hitch , yet the problem persists.
    This morning i created a new user and attachment went through, no problemo!:eek: However i'm stuck with this in my other account and am more than a little curious as to what is going on. No issues with downloads, or anything else for that matter:D:mad::( Don't know where else to look. Any ideas???:confused:(need a better smilie for consternation)
     
  2. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried deleting your Safari Prefs? /User/Library/Preferences, and delete com.apple.Safari.plist, restart Safari. Thats the only thing I could think if it works with a different user.
     
  3. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks todd, yes i deleted the safari.plst, also:
    com.apple.universalaccess
    com.apple.apple.loginwindow
    com.systemuniserver
    and com.apple.hitoolbox
    NADA!!!
     
  4. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry you seem to have done everything I would have done, Im out of ideas :) Maybe just use the new Username? I know it's a PIA, but it beats re-installing.
     
  5. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK this is the conclusion i am coming to as well. Now, what's the best method to port my files over to the new admin user, is it via root?
     
  6. MarkR macrumors newbie

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    Try rebooting into safe mode. Once in safe mode, just restart again as normal.

    I ran into a user-specific issue after installing iWork '08. I worked through it with Apple support, and we just could not figure out what was going on. As a last resort, he had me boot into safe mode and then restart normally. I did that and the problem disappeared.

    Apparently, booting into safe mode resets a whole bunch of user-specific stuff, and this may help you out.
     
  7. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhhhh... thanks Mark, something i hadn't thought of yet, I guess you are smarter than a macrumors 5th grader!;)Will attempt this tactic momentarily..
     
  8. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, safe mode was a big negatory.:confused:
    I'd still like to get to the bottom of this, so i don't repeat this error again(if indeed i've done something wrong). any ideas where this might turn up in the console logs? I am no geek/genius and have no idea what to look for.One other thing, i Am able to send attachments via messenger and the apple mail program, which leads me to suspect i've got a conflict/corruption in Safari.
     
  9. jczubach thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, this dude really is Smarter than a 5th grader:

    fr. Hawaiian_Starman (at Apple discussions):
    "Hi
    This may be a solution for you and others adding their voice to the thread. Go to the Finder: HD>Users>Your User Account>Library>Cache. Move the Safari folder to the trash, then restart the computer/Safari. Sometimes a corrupted cache file can create problems on uploads in Safari."
    :D:D:D Problem solved! Phew!
     

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