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    goodVSbad
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    strange behaviour from my powerbook
    I've noticed some odd behaviour from my two-month old powerbook today; Mozilla froze it up and I couldn't even force a quit.
    A couple of other programs were a little sketchy too...
    I don't have any system maintenance programs or anything like that -- should I maybe get one??
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! :confused:

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    strange behaviour from my powerbook
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    Do you have AirPort? Did you install 3.4? That has been causing issues.

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    strange behaviour from my powerbook
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodVSbad
    I've noticed some odd behaviour from my two-month old powerbook today; Mozilla froze it up and I couldn't even force a quit.
    A couple of other programs were a little sketchy too...
    I don't have any system maintenance programs or anything like that -- should I maybe get one??
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! :confused:
    Have you deleted history cache and cookies lately? Also system maintenance: Use Mac Janitor (easy way) or fun :p way: Finder, Applications. Utilities Terminal type (switching to root - superuser) sudo sh /etc/daily > this needs to be done /weekly (instead of daily) and monthly. again with all apps closed Also might try repair permissions. After every software update, and about every 2 weeks: close all apps and log totally off. Log on, go in Finder, Applications. Utilities, Disk Utility. After the message -getting disk information- select volume (below the hard drive name -upper left corner). Just highlight it. Now look to the lower two things are there near the middle, verify permissions, repair permissions. Click repair permissions

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    goodVSbad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
    Do you have AirPort? Did you install 3.4? That has been causing issues.
    nope, no airport.

  5. #5
    goodVSbad
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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    Have you deleted history cache and cookies lately? Also system maintenance: Use Mac Janitor (easy way) or fun :p way: Finder, Applications. Utilities Terminal type (switching to root - superuser) sudo sh /etc/daily > this needs to be done /weekly (instead of daily) and monthly. again with all apps closed Also might try repair permissions. After every software update, and about every 2 weeks: close all apps and log totally off. Log on, go in Finder, Applications. Utilities, Disk Utility. After the message -getting disk information- select volume (below the hard drive name -upper left corner). Just highlight it. Now look to the lower two things are there near the middle, verify permissions, repair permissions. Click repair permissions
    wow, thanks for the advice! i will try it out tonight!

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    TylerMoney
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    also, what version of panther, if you're running panther, are you running?...before 10.3.3, there were a few issues at times with connecting to networks....and it would cause things to freeze up..not that that has anything to do with mozilla, but maybe you were connected to a network at home or work at the time?

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