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MacOS X a dog or just in need of a good bitch slap?

Dr Phred's Avatar Picture Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 10, 2007 10:05AM Reply Quote
Can't keep a good topic down....

owned by the mothership.

ARL (Moderator) – September 29, 2015 08:38PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Hmmm... Filevault was not automatically on in my case (unlike the article says about yosemite).

Perhaps because I upgraded rather than a fresh install?

El Jeffe – September 30, 2015 12:05AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
yeah, I guess so. I had heard of the restore disk thingy, but NEVER knew it was basically a menu option then BAM you have full control!!!!

Cloudscout – September 30, 2015 05:55AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
...as long as you're not using a Mac with a FireWire port:

http://www.cnet.com/news/filevault-2-easily-decrypted-warns-passware/

Also, why does Apple refuse to put TPM in Macs?

John Willoughby – September 30, 2015 12:23PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Warning: the El Capitan upgrade turned on all accounts in Mail.app and deleted the passwords for them all. Quite a pain, since that didn't prevent it from enthusiastically and repeatedly trying to log in to them all simultaneously; locking up my UI during the process.

ARL (Moderator) – October 01, 2015 02:35PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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John Willoughby
Warning: the El Capitan upgrade turned on all accounts in Mail.app and deleted the passwords for them all. Quite a pain, since that didn't prevent it from enthusiastically and repeatedly trying to log in to them all simultaneously; locking up my UI during the process.

Awesome, I love calling numerous ISPs and web servers to explain no, I'm not trying to hack my own websites/mailservers and can they please un-blacklist my IP address.

John Willoughby – October 01, 2015 02:38PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
That was my MacBook Pro; my MacBook Air just did that for one account. Weird issue.

ddt – October 01, 2015 05:14PM Reply Quote
JW, I saw others on the Ars Mac discussion boards have similar mail issues after updating to El Capitan. It's making me wait (even though I have one email acct, hosted by a local company on my own domain). Did you resolve everything?

ddt

John Willoughby – October 01, 2015 07:39PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Yeah, it wasn't hard, just a matter of catching Mail when it was momentarily responsive and entering passwords and deactivating accounts where appropriate. It crashed once (on each Mac) during the process.

El Jeffe – October 11, 2015 02:28AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Looking at a crash report for Mail I saw this...

com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X

ARL (Moderator) – October 12, 2015 12:54AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Did you?

El Jeffe – October 12, 2015 12:06PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
snort
can one?
It's free, right?

ARL (Moderator) – October 12, 2015 02:52PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
That's what I thought.

< snark > and boy you get value for money... < /snark >



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John Willoughby – October 13, 2015 01:45PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
It's free to owners of a Mac, to deploy on a Mac. The Hackintosh crowd are technically not legal users of the Mac OS. Or, at least, that's what I heard.

El Jeffe – October 14, 2015 12:23AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Fully understand.
Does anyone know of a Safari plug-in to substitute images?
There is/was one to replace like "Ass" with "Butt".
What about images like "Scary feline avatars" with "T-bone steak" image?

johnny k – October 14, 2015 06:18AM Reply Quote
Cloud to Butt, and Millennials to Snake People are good ones that exist.

El Jeffe – October 24, 2015 01:28AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Upgraded to El Cap just now.

the beachball colors spin now.

there are many levels of inflection in that statement, imo.

ddt – October 24, 2015 11:35AM Reply Quote
Weird things I'll have to get used to:

Moved the "Send" button in the windows of composed emails in Mail

The spacing of icons and folders on the Desktop now is more gappy

ddt

John Willoughby – October 24, 2015 12:13PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
You can move the send button in email by customizing the toolbar. I put it back on the right side.

El Jeffe – October 25, 2015 03:09AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I was hoping El Cap would give me a usable Mac Mini i7.
Still have mostly spinning beach ball with EVERY sentence I type in ANY app...
Sometimes lasting minutes.

What is the best way to diagnose HARDWARE issues? There has to be something wrong with this machine.
I can't be the only person trying to surf web, edit "Photos", and get email for HOURS until deciding my life is worth more than sitting and waiting.

tomierna (Admin) – October 25, 2015 04:17AM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
First, create a new user and see if the problems happen there as well.

If they do, it's either OS-level or hardware.

If the problems don't follow to the new user, it's probably some incompatible software. Look to the system logs while you are doing the thing that causes the beach balls.

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