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rather weird thing happened
Authored by: beef on Oct 06, '01 05:48:46PM

after a long hard day at basketball court... (some guy tackled me from behind... the idiot didn't even apologize... screaming "I tripped on my own foot"... I dunno what he was trying to say... well... this has nothing to do with Mac... just had to get it out... gah!)... I had to reboot and go to OS9 (shrinkwrap image... :P) and then back to OSX.

then launched instead of Finder... I went to the terminal and checked and loginwindow.plist at both /library/preferences/ and ~/library/preferenes... none of the files had anything on Finder...

I looked for loginwindow.plist (with *) and ended up at /private/var/root/library/preferences/

when I checked the file, it had the info needed to run in place of Finder...

I never logged in as root to make the changes, and I'm not logged in as root now either... but it seemed to have read the info from that file...

I guess I did the defaults command after su after numerous attempt to modify the and ended up modifying the file... but that's the only thing that seemed to have worked for me...

I think I'd change the file back to running Finder... and modify the one in my user directory manually... but why is this getting info from /var/root/library???

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