Yes, I ran Repair Permissions. Intel 10.6.8
How do I do that?
I tried this earlier this evening after reading a response you gave another client. It'd didn't solve my issue. Still no sound output and slow computer running Adobe Premiere Pro editing software.
43 gigabytes on main hard drive. All external drives are unplugged.
correction, 46.84 gigabytes on main hard drive.
Sorry, I meant 8 gigs of RAM.
Not using any external hard drives. Only using internal hard drive for Scratch Disk for Premiere. Yes, Adobe Premiere only thing running slow.
No reason not to have upgraded to Lion or Mavericks, hadn't occurred to me. I wasn't having a sound output problem until the computer crashed today, in fact no problems until today when I was installing Davinci Resolve.
No start up chime, I'm going to get a ton of files off of my main hard drive and then try the reset the SMC again
There is an uninstaller included in the DMG fro Davinci Lite run that too.
Un-installing DaVinci Lite now. Moving 700 gigs off of the Main Hard drive. It's going to take a couple of hours to get it all moved.
Yes, that's fine, let continue tomorrow. I'll work on things we've discussed for the rest of tonight, it 9:30 pm my time so I can continue to work the problem for a few more hours. How do I reach you tomorrow?
I ended up taking the Mac into the Apple Store and over the weekend they found the issue and repaired it. It had to do with the attempted installation of the Da Vinci Resolve Lite, and the Postgres function of the Resolve causing major issues.
I made the "amateur" mistake of deleting the DaVinci app instead of using the "uninstall" to get rid of it, so now the app and associated folder is gone, but the Postgre still shows up in the "Get Info" as one of the items listed to have access to my computer. I've put it on "Read Only", but its like a bad cold, it just won't go away. I read on the web yesterday that I should reload Davinci Resolve and then run the Uninstall, but no way am I letting DaVinci Resolve anywhere near my computer again.