my mac pro and some probs?

hal0n

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So, I got this beast... and everything was fine for a while.



It's a monster compared to the 12" pb (mine was stolen, that's mom's)...

Since wifi would have extended my backorder, I chose to forego that for the time being. I used the firewire internet sharing on the powerbook, and it worked like a champ for a day. On day 2 I decided to do some web dev work on the tower, but immediately started getting unexpected quits. Firefox, terminal, motion, etc... basically everything started crapping out. So, based on another thread I had read about bad builds I hit the software update. There were some updates... after the update my firewire internet sharing stopped working, even after rebooting, etc.

wtf, guys?

Anyone know what's going on with this or should I ask apple?

For 3 grand, I don't think it's unreasonable for me to expect terminal to work.
 

tdhurst

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Uhh....

hal0n said:
For 3 grand, I don't think it's unreasonable for me to expect terminal to work.
Um, who said it was?



Reinstall from you system CDs. That usually does the trick.

If not...haul'er in to an Apple Store.
 

hal0n

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appleretailguy said:
Um, who said it was?



Reinstall from you system CDs. That usually does the trick.

If not...haul'er in to an Apple Store.
I'll give the reinstall a go. The apple store is out of the question because I am temporarily banned from driving. lol.

And, this shouldn't be taken as me complaining about the machine.. i think they probably shipped it with a os build that wasn't really ready though..

maybe i should install off my retail tiger disk.
 

tdhurst

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Actually...

Better to use the system restore discs (specific drivers, etc.).

That being said, I've NEVER had a problem after reinstalling from the system restore discs (well, not IMMEDIATELY after, anyway).

Good luck!

PS...I envy those that are old enough to be able to afford a $3000 machine, but still young enough to be banned from driving...
 

Freg3000

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hal0n said:
maybe i should install off my retail tiger disk.
I don't think that would even work, being that the retail version of Tiger sold in stores is not a Universal Binary and will only work on PPC based machines.

Use the system restore disks.

Good luck.
 

hal0n

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Freg3000 said:
I don't think that would even work, being that the retail version of Tiger sold in stores is not a Universal Binary and will only work on PPC based machines.

Use the system restore disks.

Good luck.
I went back to it the next day and all is well.