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Three problems with my new mac


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1. After the screen saver kicks in and the screen goes blank, the computer goes to sleep, even though I set it up to never go to sleep.

2. I tried repairing the permissions and I get this message:
"Started verify/repair permissions on disk disk0s2 Macintosh HD
Permissions differ on "private/var/log/secure.log", should be -rw------- , they are -rw-r-----
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/OwnerGroupTool" has been modified and will not be repaired
Group differs on "private/etc/cups", should be 0, group is 26
Permissions differ on "private/var/spool/cups/cache/rss", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are drwxrwxr-x"

3. I verified and get this: "/Users/dserban2/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iphotomosaic.plist:
Conversion of data failed. The file is not UTF-8, or in the encoding specified in XML header if XML."

Thank you for helping!
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Did you try calling Applecare?

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No, but I will. In order to get a competent response from them I have to be on the phone for hours.
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Have you tried deleting everything in your ~/Library/Preferences folder? This would be the easiest way to deal with wonky preference files.
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I'm having the same response. oh, my computer is soooooo slow. not like a mac. ( I've owned them for years.){smile}
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"Have you tried deleting everything in your ~/Library/Preferences folder? This would be the easiest way to deal with wonky preference files."

Is that Okay/safe????
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Put your OS X cd in, boot up holding C and select Disk Utility from the drop down menu. Then do a disk repair.

There's a limit to what Disk Repair can fix within OSX because it can't mess too much with system files. Booting from the CD means it has access to all files.
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