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Posted:ok, so whilst installing the lastes quicktime patch, i cam across a problem, telling me i had no permission to write to /library/packages/

sometimes i just get round this kinda thing by doing the operation as root, so i logged out...

instead of the loginwindow i got BSD frown looking through the system.log i find:

Loginwindow[185]: Login Autherisation failed (-60008)!
Loginwindow[185]: AutherisationRef doesn't have a username (<LoginAuthRefMgr: 0x445300>)

after a bit of research (luckily meg had lent me her laptop this very evening hug ) i decided that it was a problem with netinfo, and so i removed local.nidb. wich should have put the computer back to the intial configuration so i just re-enter my user details.... no

now it stopped dropping down into console, just left a blue screen. I followed the instructions here but with no change, going back through my system log i see that now loginwindow is calling settupassistent (probibly to try and set up the user info again) wich is crashing frown

Loginwindow[266]: [Login.m:2200] Failed to launch /system/library/coreservices/Setup Assistant.app/contents/macos/setup assistant (error 11)

i know its probibly backup and wipe time, but i would prefer to fix it, any ideas?

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Posted:Possibly this http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107210 .



Do you know Linux?



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Posted:i know my way around the command line, if thats what you mean, i know a little linux.

the other thing thats happening happens on boot and with the user/libexec/kextd comand:

AppleRS232Serial: 0 0 AppleRS232Serial::start - returning false early, connector or machine incorrect
ROM ndrv for ATY, Rage128k is too old

this happens of boot, but dosnt stop the boot, it may well explaqin why my machine has been crashing so much recently. :P

i hate/love this stuff smile frown

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Posted:RS232 is an tech name for "serial" hardware port for old mices
or console cable plug somewhere on the back of your box.

I'm not sure it's that need now and I din't find how to trigger
the Setup Assistant error(poo Mac doc).

Did you tried the article?
Did you see your PM?

Somehow to let Setup Assist yourself by hand or something
like that.

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Posted:edit: actually i dont think the above matters too much...

and its definatly something up with the settup assistant, if i try and run that part from the command line i get "Segmentation Fault" wich is a permissions error or something...

fsck finds nothing....

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Posted:I need a mac

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Posted:so do I!!! tongue

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Posted:Iamnothere?
Unregistered?

WTF?

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Posted:Computer, is thing that sooner or later crash.

Murphy,

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Posted:i think they deleted thier account...

all fixed now! biggrin

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Posted:so what fixed it?

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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Posted:erasing and re-install frown but i did learn to configure/hack my ethernet interface to back up all my data smile

im still worried about that rom message tho...

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