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Cannot shutdown MacPro follow-up

Message #1 - Posted 2006/12/07 - Graley

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

Message #2 - Posted 2006/12/07 - Jolly Roger

On 2006-12-07 00:10:34 -0600, Graley said:

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

Sure:

sudo reboot

Have you examined system.log and console.log for errors after you attempt to shutdown, restart, or log out?

JR

Message #3 - Posted 2006/12/07 - Andrew Templeman

Graley wrote:

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

as a superuser (or prefix with sudo) you can issue the command shutdown. for example 'shutdown -r now ' for an immediate shutdown.

the command 'reboot' does a similar job, but with varying degrees of less cleaning up.

Andy Templeman <http://www.templeman.org.uk/>

Message #4 - Posted 2006/12/07 - Graley

On 2006-12-07 16:51:20 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 00:10:34 -0600, Graley said:

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

Sure:

sudo reboot

Have you examined system.log and console.log for errors after you attempt to shutdown, restart, or log out?

system log says: cp: error processing extended attributes: Operation not permitted
Does that help to a solution ?

Message #5 - Posted 2006/12/07 - Graley

On 2006-12-07 16:53:48 +1000, Andrew Templeman said:

Graley wrote:

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

as a superuser (or prefix with sudo) you can issue the command shutdown. for example 'shutdown -r now ' for an immediate shutdown.

the command 'reboot' does a similar job, but with varying degrees of less cleaning up.

sudo reboot (no -h or r) causes restart. At least I can do it the hard way.

Message #6 - Posted 2006/12/07 - Jolly Roger

On 2006-12-07 03:31:35 -0600, Graley said:

On 2006-12-07 16:51:20 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 00:10:34 -0600, Graley said:

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

Sure:

sudo reboot

Have you examined system.log and console.log for errors after you attempt to shutdown, restart, or log out?

system log says: cp: error processing extended attributes: Operation not permitted
Does that help to a solution ?

Nope that's normal.

Have you tried creating a new user account, rebooting, logging straight into that new user account, and rebooting from the Apple menu?

What items are in your /Library/StartupItems folder?

JR

Message #7 - Posted 2006/12/08 - Graley

On 2006-12-08 03:54:44 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 03:31:35 -0600, Graley said:

On 2006-12-07 16:51:20 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 00:10:34 -0600, Graley said:

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

Sure:

sudo reboot

Have you examined system.log and console.log for errors after you attempt to shutdown, restart, or log out?

system log says: cp: error processing extended attributes: Operation not permitted
Does that help to a solution ?

Nope that's normal.

Have you tried creating a new user account, rebooting, logging straight into that new user account, and rebooting from the Apple menu?

What items are in your /Library/StartupItems folder?

Yes. Logging with a new account does not fix it. In the new account still cannot s/d or restart or logout

Message #8 - Posted 2006/12/08 - Graley

On 2006-12-08 03:54:44 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 03:31:35 -0600, Graley said:

On 2006-12-07 16:51:20 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 00:10:34 -0600, Graley said:

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

Sure:

sudo reboot

Have you examined system.log and console.log for errors after you attempt to shutdown, restart, or log out?

system log says: cp: error processing extended attributes: Operation not permitted
Does that help to a solution ?

Nope that's normal.

Have you tried creating a new user account, rebooting, logging straight into that new user account, and rebooting from the Apple menu?

What items are in your /Library/StartupItems folder?

In start up items are "Slim" (I guess that refers to a Slimserver I use to wirelesssly distribute music), and "parallels" (to run windows)

Message #9 - Posted 2006/12/08 - Jolly Roger

On 2006-12-07 18:19:22 -0600, Graley said:

On 2006-12-08 03:54:44 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 03:31:35 -0600, Graley said:

On 2006-12-07 16:51:20 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 00:10:34 -0600, Graley said:

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

Sure:

sudo reboot

Have you examined system.log and console.log for errors after you attempt to shutdown, restart, or log out?

system log says: cp: error processing extended attributes: Operation not permitted
Does that help to a solution ?

Nope that's normal.

Have you tried creating a new user account, rebooting, logging straight into that new user account, and rebooting from the Apple menu?

What items are in your /Library/StartupItems folder?

In start up items are "Slim" (I guess that refers to a Slimserver I use to wirelesssly distribute music), and "parallels" (to run windows)

No other errors appear in console or system log when you attempt to restart?

Have you ever modified the default launchd configuration on this machine?

JR

Message #10 - Posted 2006/12/09 - Graley

On 2006-12-08 11:04:47 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 18:19:22 -0600, Graley said:

On 2006-12-08 03:54:44 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 03:31:35 -0600, Graley said:

On 2006-12-07 16:51:20 +1000, Jolly Roger said:

On 2006-12-07 00:10:34 -0600, Graley said:

Earlier I posted a query on ways to help me overcome the inability of a Intel MacPro to shutdown, restart or logout from the Apple menu. It still will not after extensive questioning from as many forums as I can. Even in safe boot mode, I either put it to sleep or force a shutdown using the sudo shutdown command in terminal. Only option is to erase and re-install, or, since everything else goes like a dream just put up with it. But I would say, be warned about installing foreign software, because that is how I think I must have corrupted some system control file.

BTW, does anyone know the terminal command to force a restart ?

Sure:

sudo reboot

Have you examined system.log and console.log for errors after you attempt to shutdown, restart, or log out?

system log says: cp: error processing extended attributes: Operation not permitted
Does that help to a solution ?

Nope that's normal.

Have you tried creating a new user account, rebooting, logging straight into that new user account, and rebooting from the Apple menu?

What items are in your /Library/StartupItems folder?

In start up items are "Slim" (I guess that refers to a Slimserver I use to wirelesssly distribute music), and "parallels" (to run windows)

No other errors appear in console or system log when you attempt to restart?

Have you ever modified the default launchd configuration on this machine?

I dont know what "default launchd configuration" is so I guess I have not knowingly modified it.

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