Hi guys, been a while since I last posted on MacMod. I have a little problem.
I recently installed the honorable X.5 on my PowerMac G5 and now, for some reason, ExposÚ, the Dock and Spaces don't work anymore. I did a clean install and reformatted the disk to zeroes prior to instal- ling Leopard, and it worked for a while but then suddenly gave up.
I thought it was a disk malfunction, since the G5's disk had been faulty for a while, so I bought a new Samsung 500GB drive and cloned the original disk to that using the latest Carbon Copy Cloner. I booted off that and it still didn't seem to work, but it WAS a clone of an install, so I'm going to try installing a fresh copy of Leopard.
Any other ideas that might be doing this? The vid card seems to be in order.
Well, it's... Not working. When I go to the settings for either of the features (dashboard gave out too, btw), I can enable them but they just don't seem to respond. I tried the command-alt-D shortcut for the dock, tried manually entering Spaces or Dashboard or exposÚ, but they just don't seem to notice this is their cue to appear. I entered the System Setting for Spaces, and it told me Spaces was "off". So I turn it on, exit the control panel, press the Spaces hotkey, and... Nothing happens. When I enter the System Settings again, it tells me Spaces is "off" again.
Would something like that cause this problem? I thought the PRAM battery only kept the internal clock going and preserved RAM or something... Wouldn't there be some kind of warning on bootup and wouldn't the internal clock be reset?
Internal clock would only reset if you pull the plug out of the wall (maybe you did). Its more likely to be software to be honest, Leopard can be flaky as an upgrade on PPC machines. Clean installs are more reliable, but even they are not as bullet-proof as Tiger or Panther installs. I have seen one or two machines which did not like it at all no matter what I tried. They were G4s for the most part though. Try resetting your PRAM. Also check the system logs to see if they say anything.
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