System Preferences is on CRACK!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GraphikGeek, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. GraphikGeek macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Here's the deal... I'm designing a website through a local host (XAMPP) and when I go to give that folder Admin Read&Write permissions.. The SQL server crashes and then as soon as I restart my computer.. My system preferences are all outta whack.. My trackpad doesn't do tap to click, my toolbar goes trasparent.. ect.. Also, my date and time goes crazy.. When I try to change it.. System preferences crashes... This is NO BUENO!!

    Is this something I am doing wrong??? Please help!! :(
     
  2. ensjesse macrumors newbie

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    Reset PRAM? Lol Are you giving these permissions in the finder or terminal?
     
  3. basher macrumors 6502

    basher

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    Is all the software that you're running compatible with the Mac O/S your running?
     
  4. GraphikGeek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "ensjesse"
    I wasn't sure that resetting the PRAM would help my situation. I was told that with the newer operating systems that resetting the PRAM is no longer a "cure-all" and should only be used when:

    -the computer doesn’t know where to boot from. (After HD issues are ruled out).
    -resetting the sound volumes.
    -resetting display settings if they got messed up from a projector or someone getting experimental.

    I have been using Finder to reset these permissions.. I do not use terminal that often..

    "basher"

    I am running Snow Leopard and the program that I am using for my local server is XAMPP 1.7.3. That is why I have been changing permissions. I would think that is compatible with Snow Leopard but I haven't checked into it.

    Thank you so much for the replies! I'm a PC turned Mac and I am still getting the hang of it..
     

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