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I have the weirdest of situations! I installed Minim on my QNAP, and the moment minim started to do a mediascan, my MacBook Pro went nuts: my trackpad doesn't work properly anymore and my screens schuffle back and forth...
Does anybody recognize this problem or have a solution?

Kind regards
Eric
This is weird indeed. Does the issue disappear when the MinimServer scan is complete? Is MinimWatch running on the Mac while the scan is in progress? What happens if you leave MinimServer running on the QNAP, and reboot the Mac?

My guess (Simon will know better) is that the problem (assuming that it is indeed triggered by starting MinimServer) is not with MinimServer as such but with the Java installation on the QNAP or on your Mac, or both. Given that this AFAIK (again, Simon may know better) has not been reported before, there may be some other software or driver element involved. So the obvious course is to try to define more closely the circumstances under which the problem occurs, as suggested above. If you are lucky and everything settles down after a reboot, I wouldn't worry unless and until the problem recurs.

David
It appears (tho I am not 100% certain) that the issue appeared when I installed Java on my NAS, then Minim and the did the scan.
The trackpad has not recovered from that... which makes my Mac virtually unusable :-(
I even booted with OS X an external HDD and the problem persists...
(01-09-2015 14:47)eric1403 Wrote: [ -> ]It appears (tho I am not 100% certain) that the issue appeared when I installed Java on my NAS, then Minim and the did the scan.
The trackpad has not recovered from that... which makes my Mac virtually unusable :-(
I even booted with OS X an external HDD and the problem persists...

I can't think of any way that a MinimServer rescan running on the QNAP could directly affect the operation of a different machine (the Mac). It is possible that there could be indirect effects such as increased power draw from the QNAP while the rescan is running.

My best guess is that the timing of these events was coincidental and there is no cause and effect relationship between them. Does the problem still occur if you power off the QNAP and reboot the Mac?

I haven't seen the problem you are describing and I don't know how to solve it. You might be able to get some advice by posting on a Mac user forum.
I have to agree with Simon. Four and a half decades of dealing with computers have taught me never to say that something can't happen, but this comes very close.

If, after the test suggested by Simon, you still have the problem, I suggest that you concentrate on getting the trackpad working. Unless anyone has a better idea, I would suggest plugging in a mouse to see if that gets you control over the computer. The next step would then be to uninstall and reinstall the trackpad driver. I am not a Mac person, so the best advice on this will, as Simon says, come on a Mac user forum.

David
First of all, thanks for your replies! I have booted up the Mac with no connection to the NAS and even with a brand new OS X, and the problem remains. I would also think that the trackpad issue is coincidental and has nothing to do with the software I installed on the NAS, if only it wasn't the EXACT moment I had ordered a media scan that my Mac went nuts!
I have of course looked for anwers and it could be a dirty trackpad, so that will be my next project.
But thanks again!
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