Posts Tagged ‘OSX’

Things I like in Leopard (Updated)

October 30th, 2007

Here are a few little improvements I like in Leopard :

  • Using Spotlight as an application launcher is easier than before because Apple decreased the response times for showing Applications that match the search criterias
  • Print preview in now embeded in most Print dialog. Nice !
  • The Airport menu is much more responsive and shows an indicator for open/close networks


  • Subversion is standard
  • Maven 2 too


Problem installing Leopard

October 27th, 2007

I installed Leopard yesterday. The good news is that its really beautiful and that it seems to add a lot of improvements. The bad news is that it removed admin rights to my user. It seems funny but because you need admin rights to give admin rights, well …

Here is the solution :

  1. Boot in single user mode. (press AppleKey + S at startup)
  2. Add your user to /private/etc/sudoers
  3. Reboot
  4. From a terminal, add your user to Admin group with this command
  5. sudo dscl . append /Groups/admin GroupMembership myusername

  6. Quit and Open Preferencies to check that your user now has admin rights.
  7. Remove your user from /private/etc/sudoers. Being in admin group is sufficent