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Failure to shutdown in OSX

Message #1 - Posted 2005/11/12 - Tim Lance

On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 08:43:16 -0600, Tim Lance wrote (in a previous article):

On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 02:39:57 -0600, johnny bobby bee wrote (in a previous article):

John W Gintell wrote:

I am running 10.3.4, but the problem has been around for a while when running 10.3.2 on a recent 2Ghz iMac.

When I shutdown or restart, all applications exit and I am left sitting with my screen image sitting there and no shutdown so I have to crash the system.

If you know how to start your iMac in safe mode do it; if not read the 'safe boot' section here:
http://www.gballard.net/macrant/osx_troubleshooting.html this will load only necessary extensions to the kernel. see if you can shutdown normally from after you boot into safe mode. if this works, then there's a good change you have a kernel extension that may be corrupt.

if this doesn't resolve the situation, try booting normally with no usb peripherals. try swapping out your mouse too, it may be that. if this works, than it's a corrupt usb driver/module/peripheral.

lastly (or firstly) try shutting down from a terminal, using the command: sudo shutdown -h now (hit enter, then you'll need to type your admin password). if this brings your computer down then it may just be a nasty application that's hanging.

good luck.

You don't by any chance use an old version of LiteSwitch?

Well, of course the OP. Why would I care about you? I do admit I should have been more clear, if that was the intent of your possibly equally obtuse post. --

Tim
lance_1012@hotmail.com

Message #2 - Posted 2005/11/13 - johnny bobby bee

Tim Lance wrote:

Well, of course the OP. Why would I care about you? I do admit I should have been more clear, if that was the intent of your possibly equally obtuse post.

Don't be such a dick. Either learn to use a newsreader or learn how to quote properly. You quoted me in your last post, not the OP.

Let's not complicate our relationship
by trying to communicate with each other.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/11/13 - Tim Lance

On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 03:09:08 -0600, johnny bobby bee wrote (in a previous article):

Tim Lance wrote:

Well, of course the OP. Why would I care about you? I do admit I should have
been more clear, if that was the intent of your possibly equally obtuse post.

Don't be such a dick. Either learn to use a newsreader or learn how to quote properly. You quoted me in your last post, not the OP.

Name calling now? My name's Tim, BTW. And I *did* quote the OP. I just posted in the wrong sequence -WHICH I ADMITTED. Who's the dick? The one who was trying to help and then admitted a mistake that many were able to overlook, or the name caller who immediately takes a thread OT?

BTW, that last is rhetorical. IOW, don't bother to reply as I will not continue this OT and have no real desire to quibble offline.

--

Tim
lance_1012@hotmail.com

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