i fixed my idisk
Tue, Oct 11, 2005
Having purchased a .Mac subscription, I was most miffed when the iDisk refused to work. It was always working offline and always failed when syncing. It worked eventually on the G4 powerbook when I stopped it syncing in .Mac preferences. This removed the icon from the desktop but left an icon in the Finder. When you click on it, you get a new iDisk icon on the desktop with the name of your .Mac subscription, instead of “iDisk”.
This didn’t help with the G5 however. So, I had a root aboot in /var/log/system.log and saw these appear every time I tried to sync the iDisk:
webdavd: (result == 0 ) failed with 1; No such file or directory; file: mount.tproj/mount_webdav.c; line: 239
I then had a root aboot in Google and came up with a webdav error due to wrong permissions. So, into /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility, choose the startup disk and “Repair Permissions” under the “First Aid” tab.
Voila. It worked and now my iDisk is working.