How To Fix “dyld: shared cached file was build against a different libSystem.dylib, ignoring cache”

Author: , July 28th, 2016

MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard running on a Mac Pro 2009 8-way After a system crash, using the backup drive, this error started to appear: dyld: shared cached file was build against a different libSystem.dylib, ignoring cache To fix it, execute the following in Terminal: sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force As always, YMMV!

How To Fix Apple iCloud Mail Errors on Snow Leopard

Author: , August 7th, 2014

Some actions taken while the account “iCloud” was offline could not be completed online. Mail has undone actions on some messages so that you can redo the actions when online. Mail has saved other messages in mailbox “Recovered Messages (iCloud)” in “On My Mac” so that you can complete the actions when online. Step 1. […]

How To Reinstall Property List Editor For XCode 4

Author: , July 25th, 2012

As of XCode 4, Apple no longer supplies the Property List Editor application with its developer tools. Here is how to get it back: Step 1 Get your copy of Snow Leopard, either on disc or in disk image format. Insert disk or mount disk image. Step 2 Download Pacifist, an application which allows you […]

How To Reset Safari Configuration Files

Author: , September 19th, 2011

Quit Safari and move the following files to the Desktop for safe-keeping, then restart Safari. ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari/cache.db ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist Lion Hint: To find the Home folder in OS X Lion, open the Finder, hold down the Option key, and choose Go > Library

How To Open A Root Finder Window In MacOSX Snow Leopard

Author: , August 14th, 2011

In the Terminal application, type the following: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder Then, click on an empty spot on your desktop – NOT in an existing Finder window. Now, type Command-N or select New Finder Window from the File menu. To end your root Finder session, type ^C in the Terminal window. Notes: You won’t be able to […]

How To Fix Safari 5.1 Crashes on 10.6.8 Snow Leopard

Author: , August 2nd, 2011

More on the Safari saga… more crashing led me to do more direct research into the actual crash report. It was there I found references to the APE or Application Enhancer software. My next step was to add Safari to the Master Exclude list in APE. That seems to have helped. Safari has not crashed […]

How to Use GPGMail on Snow Leopard 10.6.4

Author: , June 20th, 2010

Snow Leopard 10.6.4 broke GPGMail (again!). Fortunately, our intrepid developers have released a new, working version. Here is a link to it (no promises): http://github.com/lukele/GPGMail-SL/downloads Once you have it, check in the “{Your_Home_Directory}/Library/Mail/Bundles” and “/Library/Mail/Bundles” folders. You will need to Right-Click and choose “Show Package Contents”. Then replace the “GPGMail.mailbundle” file with the new one […]

How to Modify Host Names under MacOSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

Author: , June 4th, 2010

Summary: Detail The scutil command manages system configuration parameters. Specific to this how-to are: ComputerName AppleTalk Name, SharingPrefPane, “Computer Name” LocalHostName ‘DNS’ name, how to get to a computer on a network by hostname, the ‘Edit’ button in Sharing PrefPane HostName UNIX hostname, what shows up in terminal. For ComputerName and LocalHostName, scutil will make […]

How To Get Snow Leopard To Recognize a WWAN Device

Author: , April 30th, 2010

My Verizon Wireless Broadband USB727 Modem was not being automatically recognized by Snow Leopard and the WWAN status icon was not appearing on the top menu bar. For me, the fix was to simply delete these two directories, then reboot…YMMV! /System/Library/Extensions/NovatelWireless3G.kext /System/Library/Extensions/NovatelWirelessFilter.kext

Spring Cleaning

Author: , April 4th, 2010

My systems got some TLC with the install of a variety of patches and software. Now at 10.6.3 – all seems well. Even re-installed Parallels to see if it still crashes my system. SO very happy to have a beta version of Unsanity’s Windowshade X working on Snow Leopard. Really huge productivity increase. Have no […]