[Scribus] serious mac trouble

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Tue Apr 18 13:31:02 CEST 2006

>On 4/17/06, frank gaude' <tanzen at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>  Two possibilities come to mind: 1) hard disk failure, 2) RAM errors.
>Er, what else would I look for to know the difference? Most things
>still work, though AbiWord freezes grusomely and certain apps still
>won't retain preferences.
>To try and keep this on-topic, what would make Scribus files go so
>spectacularly bad? Not all my Scribus files were lost... only the one
>I really needed and its backup.
>Anyway, I'm half a step away from wiping the damn thing and installing Ubuntu.

That's not a bad idea. I've installed Ubuntu on a dual G4 1.25GHz 
(kept the Mac OS nonetheless). Works like a charm. I just followed 
the onscreen installation. Oh, and I am just a plain user! (I mean 

Anyhow, I think it is important to solve your problem and get the 
machine to work properly, no matter the OS. I've been running Mac OS 
X (mostly the 10.3 series) for months now (years?) and encountered 
very few problems. Nothing that was not fixable through the disk 
utilily provided by Apple. Or else, it was a defective hard drive. 
And we do beat those machines, everyday, in production situations.

As a first step, I would suggest you create a new user on your Mac 
and see if the problems remain. If not, this will indicate most 
likely you have a corrupted user prefs which you can in turn store 
away and let the OS create new ones. I am not a technician but I 
guess your Mac vendor should be able to help you further with this 
kind of manipulation.



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