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October 13, 2012, 06:00:00 AM
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Hi, I was just trying to install bitcoin on a mac, I just downloaded the latest version from bitcoin.org. When I click on Bitcoin-Qt, The bitcoin icon bounces a couple times in my dock, then it goes away. I don't get any messages or anything.

Any ideas on how to make it run?

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October 13, 2012, 06:06:50 AM
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Hi, I was just trying to install bitcoin on a mac, I just downloaded the latest version from bitcoin.org. When I click on Bitcoin-Qt, The bitcoin icon bounces a couple times in my dock, then it goes away. I don't get any messages or anything.

Any ideas on how to make it run?

takes quite until interface opens

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October 13, 2012, 06:10:41 AM
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It is probably loading the block chain, which will take a Looooong time the first time you run the program. After that, it will only have to load the blocks since the last time you ran it. Smiley .

Hit F3 (shows all windows) and you should see a small window with a picture of the "wallet".

Just let it go overnight. It may take several hours to load the first time.

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October 13, 2012, 06:15:31 AM
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I don't see any windows open. You are saying that once I tell it to open, it does not even bring up a window until it loads the block chain? Not even something to say how far it has progressed? How do I even know it is doing anything?

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October 13, 2012, 06:18:23 AM
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The client has had some UI quirks the last couple of releases. Try this: Right click on the icon in the Dock and select "Show/Hide Bitcoin"

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October 13, 2012, 06:46:43 AM
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What version if OSX are you running? 10.5 and lower are no longer supported by Bitcoin-Qt. See here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=117874.0

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October 13, 2012, 01:12:40 PM
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What version if OSX are you running? 10.5 and lower are no longer supported by Bitcoin-Qt. See here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=117874.0

I have OSX 10.5, why is it no longer supported?

I have run into a few programs that are no longer supported on my "older" OSX, it is just a few years old. This is very frustrating, I suppose it is time to upgrade my computer anyway.

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October 18, 2012, 06:30:35 PM
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What version if OSX are you running? 10.5 and lower are no longer supported by Bitcoin-Qt. See here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=117874.0

I have OSX 10.5, why is it no longer supported?

I have run into a few programs that are no longer supported on my "older" OSX, it is just a few years old. This is very frustrating, I suppose it is time to upgrade my computer anyway.

Why not just update your OS instead of the whole computer?

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October 18, 2012, 07:36:27 PM
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What version if OSX are you running? 10.5 and lower are no longer supported by Bitcoin-Qt. See here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=117874.0

I have OSX 10.5, why is it no longer supported?

I have run into a few programs that are no longer supported on my "older" OSX, it is just a few years old. This is very frustrating, I suppose it is time to upgrade my computer anyway.

Why not just update your OS instead of the whole computer?

The newer OSX operating systems apparently will not run on my computer?

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October 18, 2012, 07:37:38 PM
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What version if OSX are you running? 10.5 and lower are no longer supported by Bitcoin-Qt. See here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=117874.0

I have OSX 10.5, why is it no longer supported?

I have run into a few programs that are no longer supported on my "older" OSX, it is just a few years old. This is very frustrating, I suppose it is time to upgrade my computer anyway.

Why not just update your OS instead of the whole computer?

The newer OSX operating systems apparently will not run on my computer?

Oh gawd... Gotta love Apple lol

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October 18, 2012, 09:25:28 PM
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What version if OSX are you running? 10.5 and lower are no longer supported by Bitcoin-Qt. See here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=117874.0

I have OSX 10.5, why is it no longer supported?

I have run into a few programs that are no longer supported on my "older" OSX, it is just a few years old. This is very frustrating, I suppose it is time to upgrade my computer anyway.

Why not just update your OS instead of the whole computer?

The newer OSX operating systems apparently will not run on my computer?

Oh gawd... Gotta love Apple lol

Right? Apparently backwards compatibility is not very important to them.

I have been thinking my next computer should be a linux box of some sort. For those people who are running linux: do you ever run into this sort of problem, where the hardware you have is unable to run updates to the operating system? Do you ever run into updates to programs that will no longer work on your system?

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October 19, 2012, 02:31:38 AM
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I have been thinking my next computer should be a linux box of some sort. For those people who are running linux: do you ever run into this sort of problem, where the hardware you have is unable to run updates to the operating system? Do you ever run into updates to programs that will no longer work on your system?
Nope. Linux was originally designed to run on a 12 MHz i386DX, and the current version still does (though most modern distros with a GUI require a little bit more than that, typically a Pentium II with 128 MB of RAM). Pretty much every device that was ever supported in Linux is either still supported or has an old driver available that still works. One of the (many) reasons I use Linux is that I actually have some old hardware that is no longer supported by other operating systems.

As for program updates requiring a newer version of the OS, that does sometimes happen, though it isn't a problem to keep the OS up to date, even on old hardware.

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