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Problems with Safari & Software Update in OSX 10.5.8

MacPro G5 dual 2.0

I don't know if this is a hardware or software problem. I updated my FireFox to 3.6.4 last night and it recommended installing the new Adobe ( I think Flash). Safari windows will not open, Software Update fails to function or even open. I had heard something about Adobe and Apple having a tussel. This is unacceptable. Has Adobe put the screws to me? Anyone else run into this problem?

It was install_flash_player_osx_ub(2).dmg Just downloaded Safari 5.0 and will try installing again. Re-install failed.

It probably is Adobe http://blogs.computerworld.com/adobe_fla... The question now is how to fix it. I download and ran Flash uninstaller and the problem persists.

UPDATE - I used the amnesia to remove flash, firefox and safari. I then reinstalled the Safari. It opens but no window and can't log into Apples software update. I would use migration assistant to restore the older versions but they're on an intel MBP and I don't know if that would work. Any suggestions would be welcomed at this point. I used migration assistant to move the Library from an old system on a second HD and it restored my ability to use Safari again. Software update still does nothing.

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I did the same Firefox update but the Adobe update would not work. Went to their web site and updated from there without problem. I have not tried Safari however but will download it and see if it works. Ralph +

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maye you should try to uninstall firefox and possible fragments of the flash player with amnesia. i used amnesia a few times and it worked pretty well

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What version did u have Mayer? Did u try installing the newest version (10.1) from the Adobe website?

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I opened the install download and all it says is install_flash_player_osx_ub(2

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U ask some very tough questions Mayer, LOL. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for an answer to this one.

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Hello Richard, Came across this and thought of your problem. Maybe it will help you. Not your OS I know but could be related. By the way Safari works fine on my computer after the Flash update. Ralph

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.p...

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I think it's worth a try. nice page - if you find something from "beermacht" - be careful - thats me ;-)

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This is a longshot, but my friend had a problem with a recent FireFox update. It evidently enabled his system-wide web proxy (System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> Proxies -> Web Proxy). Some pages were loading, but others were having problems. I'm not sure why this would happen, but Safari and Software Update might have some issue with that. The solution was to disable this option in system preferences and in FireFox (which was re-enabling the proxy on launch). I wish I could give you more info on how he did this in FireFox, but I wasn't there when he did it. This might be unrelated, but maybe it'll help!

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+sounds good, surely it could be unrelated - but it could also point in the right direction

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Went to System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> Proxies -> But there was no option for Web Proxy, Using a PAC file and Manually

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I guess you should seleted "Manually". I'm on 10.6, so I guess the interface has changed a little. Sorry about that.

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