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Aka 08-09-2005 12:42 AM

safety clone and plists
In trying to solve a sleep problem (with 10.4.2), I trashed my powermanagement plist in Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration, and it didn't rebuild it on startup. Could that have anything to do with the fact that I'm booting from a safety clone? If so, should I not be messing with plists on the clone?

dnanian 08-09-2005 07:44 AM

The powermanagement.plist is in the "system" area, and as such is isolated from that on your main drive. It should be rebuilt when necessary, but not necessarily on boot: you may have to make changes to the Preference Pane to get a new one written.

The Safety Clone will help to isolate that file, but it won't prevent it from being created... in fact, /Library/Preferences looks, on a Safety Clone, just like a "regular" system's /Library/Preferences. Nothing special.

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