Unable to turn on file sharing in OSx10.4

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by fiyawalkah, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. fiyawalkah macrumors newbie

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    Hello!
    For some reason, I am unable to click the box to turn ON "personal file sharing". Also, I am unable to turn OFF "printer sharing". Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm logged in as the admin, using a PowerMac G5 with OS 10.4.11.
    Thank you! :)
     
  2. tgallant macrumors newbie

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    Server Admin or System Preferences?

    Are you using server admin or system preferences?
    If server admin, that weird, if system preferences use server admin.:apple:
     
  3. tgallant macrumors newbie

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    If you are using server admin, I need more info about your server admin statuses, take a screen shot
    (Command-Shift-3):apple:
     
  4. fiyawalkah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm just using system preferences. I have the client version of OSX.
    Is server admin something I can still use?
    Thanks!
     
  5. tgallant macrumors newbie

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    yes, but it doesn't work well, If you can take a screen shot of your system pref sharing tab, that will help.
     
  6. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Check your messages file and see what is happening. In Linux, it is /var/log/messages, but I'm sure OS X is something similar.
     
  7. fiyawalkah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The file sharing panel looks very normal, it's just when I click file sharing it does not turn on.

    Another thing ill effect I have noticed, is that when I try to connect to a computer that is file sharing -- all that happens is I get the spinning rainbow ball of doom. Only way to get rid of it is to reboot.

    Help.
     

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