Start Up in Safe Mode?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mac In School, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Leopoard 10.5.2 - Quad Core mac pro.

    I'm trying to start up in safe mode, per a recommendation from Objective Development, for a Little Snitch upgrade.

    I'm following these steps perfectly, and I see no indication that I'm running in safe mode. Of course, I've never seen safe mode, so I'm not sure what it looks like, but I'm guessing I ain't in it because I never see the "Safe boot at the login window".

    Seems pretty simple. What in the world could I possibly be doing wrong?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay, I solved my own problem. Figured I'd post it here, just in case it might help someone else. Though, it probably won't. My set-up is pretty rare.

    My keyboard isn't plugged into my computer. It's plugged into my monitor, which has 4 USB ports. Evidently, those USB ports don't get loaded until too late in the start-up process, for me to take advantage of start-up commands.

    When I plugged the keyboard directly into the computer, it worked fine.
     
  3. iTeen macrumors 65816

    iTeen

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    Hopefully someone can help, when do you press the "shift" key if there is no startup tone?
     

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