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  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2013 12:08:56 59,340 posts
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    HIGH FIVE o/

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  • dominalien 4 Jun 2013 12:20:42 6,848 posts
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    o/

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  • Lukus 4 Jun 2013 12:24:25 19,037 posts
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    I'm fairly sure I tried that...

    sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts
    I still can't save the original hosts file, only a duplicate. And I can't access the folder to delete the original hosts file (which I'm not certain is a clever idea either).

    What shall I try next?

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  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2013 12:26:17 59,340 posts
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    Its

    $ sudo nano /private/etc/hosts

    U bumbaclart

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  • Lukus 4 Jun 2013 12:38:03 19,037 posts
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    -bash: $: command not found

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  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2013 12:39:55 59,340 posts
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    Dont type 'U bumbaclart'

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  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2013 12:42:10 59,340 posts
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    Or the dollar

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  • Lukus 4 Jun 2013 13:02:52 19,037 posts
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    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
    # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.

    I'm out of my depth... So how do I edit the hosts file and save over it, without duplicating?

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  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2013 13:09:20 59,340 posts
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    try gas mask if youre struggling with terminal

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  • dominalien 4 Jun 2013 13:10:00 6,848 posts
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    What are the permissions for the hosts file?

    ls -l /private/etc/hosts

    You get command not found when you try to run nano?

    Edit: Stupid me, you did say you were on 10.8.3.

    Check drive for errors? Repair permissions?

    Edited by dominalien at 13:11:25 04-06-2013

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  • Jeepers 4 Jun 2013 13:18:40 13,173 posts
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    Broken Mac in 5, 4, 3...
  • dominalien 4 Jun 2013 13:23:44 6,848 posts
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    I like those. They keep my children fed and my shelves full of games.

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  • Lukus 4 Jun 2013 13:38:36 19,037 posts
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    dominalien wrote:
    What are the permissions for the hosts file?

    ls -l /private/etc/hosts

    You get command not found when you try to run nano?

    Edit: Stupid me, you did say you were on 10.8.3.

    Check drive for errors? Repair permissions?
    I'll try those later on at home.

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  • Lukus 4 Jun 2013 18:07:15 19,037 posts
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    I've repaired permissions but still the host file is locked and I can't unlock it :( IS there a way of overriding this? Gaining permission?

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  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2013 18:30:51 59,340 posts
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    Yes

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  • Lukus 4 Jun 2013 18:40:19 19,037 posts
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    HOW GOD DAMN IT

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  • nickthegun 4 Jun 2013 18:53:43 59,340 posts
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    CHMOD

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  • Lukus 4 Jun 2013 19:01:14 19,037 posts
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    I have no idea what this means. Come on Nick, old buddy old pal. Help a brother out.

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  • dominalien 4 Jun 2013 19:29:29 6,848 posts
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    Could be a flag, too.

    Do:

    ls -lO /private/etc/hosts

    The flag that could cause this is uchg. If it's listed, try:

    sudo chflags nouchg /private/etc/hosts

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  • MMMarmite 4 Jun 2013 20:02:56 1,013 posts
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    sudo vi /private/etc/hosts

    Use arrow keys to get the the last line then hit i and start typing your entry, once done hit escape to exit insert mode then type :wq (this should appear at the bottom of the terminal window) hit enter and it should save & overwrite the current file.

    ...and the app Nick was referring to

    Edited by MMMarmite at 20:06:50 04-06-2013
  • Lukus 4 Jun 2013 20:51:52 19,037 posts
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    Thank you chaps! I seem to have done it. Appreciate the help!

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  • dominalien 4 Jun 2013 22:14:19 6,848 posts
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    So what worked?

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  • Widge Moderator 5 Jun 2013 14:02:06 13,402 posts
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    OK! So got my second hand MBP 15" through, 2011 model. The guy's description on LE BAY was "scratched bottom but pristine lid". This translates to scratched to fuck bottom and lid that is a bit dinged on the corner.

    Luckily I am not OVERLY fussed. I got a MBP for 700 with a dual HDD/SDD setup, reasonably new generation. It would be nice if I could get a new bottom to get rid of the scratched to fuckeryness though.

    Anyone know of anywhere I can get a lower case part from? Or is it going to be USA eBay.

    Also the thing has seen 200 cycles of use, so will need a battery change in the future I'm sure.

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  • Deleted user 5 June 2013 14:47:05
    I just upgraded the RAM in my iMac (2011) from 4GB to 16GB.

    IT NO LONGER CHUGS.
  • Jeepers 5 Jun 2013 14:50:46 13,173 posts
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    Did the same in my MackBook Pro. Cor, that's a nice upgrade :)
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    I still don't know why it was chugging in the first place given it was a top-of-the-range (at the time) i7.
  • nickthegun 5 Jun 2013 15:13:39 59,340 posts
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    The processor really makes no difference. With 4gb, the minute you open more then three tabs in chrome your machine is crippled.

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  • Deleted user 5 June 2013 15:16:42
    Well as I usually have 10+ that would probably explain it. It's a relief as usually RAM seems to make little-to-no difference to general OS-use in my PC experience.
  • nickthegun 5 Jun 2013 15:19:16 59,340 posts
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    Windows is better at reserving memory for what it needs to do, but things like chrome still batter your memory.

    But, yeah, 4gb just isnt sufficient on a mac now. Its 8gb minimum, really.

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  • Deleted user 5 June 2013 15:21:19
    I got quite lucky, too, as it's only the other day that I realised I didn't have to prise my screen off to add additional RAM. 3 screws at the bottom was all it took. Is 16 the maximum you can put in?

    Fuck me it was dusty, though.
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