Jeez! My previous post was the “kiss of death”. Since that post on Saturday afternoon. I’ve had to reboot my PowerBook twice. TWICE!
The first was Sunday afternoon. I had a few Safari windows open, I was ripping CDs into iTunes, and had a few Terminals open. The machine was running crappy. Safari wasn’t responding. So I decided to start Force-Quitting Safari windows. That didn’t work. They wouldn’t even die. I tried the same with both iTunes and Terminal and they wouldn’t die either.
With my limited knowledge I had to reboot. Damn!
Then this morning, still ripping my CDs, I inserted a CD into the SuperDrive and it never showed up in iTunes or on my desktop. I tried ejecting from iTunes and using the keyboard Eject key and it wouldn’t eject. I picked up my “Missing Manual” book and it said to eject it I had to reboot and as the machine came back up I had to hold down the mouse button. That got the CD out, but I wish I knew why it didn’t “load” in the first place. And it bothers me that I had to reboot to get the “hold the mouse button down” functionality to “force” the disk out. That just doesn’t make sense. Why require the reboot? Beats me…..
FYI. I still love my PowerBook. 🙂
Also, I’d like to add that once I really know how to “get around” in Mac OS X I expect to at least save my self from rebooting in the first case I described above.