[Scribus] serious mac trouble

Benjamin Huot benjaminhuot
Tue Apr 18 03:22:20 CEST 2006

I am just recovering from a crashed hard drive on my Mac mini (luckily 
it was under warranty and I had a spare computer), so I know how you 
feel. The only utility I have used on my Mac if things tend to be going 
wrong and for regular maintenance is Disk Warrior from Alsoft - it 
repairs directory damage - the most common problem on the Mac. It won't 
work on Intel Macs as far as I know but it should work on any PowerPC 
ones. All you do to run it is put the CD-ROM into your drive and then 
hold down the letter C key and restart your Mac. Then click on rebuild 
directory. Other than that you can try repairing permissions with Disk 
Utility in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.


Steve Herrick wrote:
> While I was doing some repairs to my Ubuntu machine, I decided to try
> out Scribus on the Mac. It's pretty good, with a few glitches here and
> there. However, then my Mac also started having trouble - hanging and
> whatnot. I don't blame that on Scribus. However, after one
> particularly traumatic restart, I discovered that my System
> Preferences were largely reset, as were my preferences in Firefox and
> several other apps. Meanwhile, my work in Scribus was completely gone
> - both the original file and the .bak file were turned to gibberish,
> as if they were binary files. I've looked them over in vim and several
> other text editors, and there's nothing even remotely recognizable.
> I've given up hope of recovering them, but can anyone at least explain
> what happened?
> Steve
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