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"Log out", "Shut down", and "Restart" inoperative?

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(BTW, thanks to all for suggestions re. Network performance � it turned out
there was some packet loss)

Selecting log out, shut down, or restart from apple menu has no effect on G5
w/10.3.4 (with latest patches). Sleep does work, however.

No �spinning ball� cursor or error message � just doesn�t work.

This worked at first, then suddenly stopped.

This problem affects all users, including root.

Testing from newly-created account shows the same behavior.

Have tried:

1. Deleting finder preferences (trashing .plist)
2. zapping the PRAM
3. rebooting safe mode
4. running Fix permissions (from both SystemOptimizerX and Disk Utility)
5. Uninstalling Norton Antivirus 9 (most recently installed app)
6. Flushing caches.

�shutdown �r now� from Terminal works, but is inelegant.

Only other symptom (which may or may not be relevant) is recurring minor
errors on fix permissions (which appear benign).

Googled and found similar references, but no definitive cause.

System works fine otherwise.

Ideas?

TIA.

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Whitney

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(BTW, thanks to all for suggestions re. Network performance &#8212; it turn=
ed out there was some packet loss)<BR>
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Selecting log out, shut down, or restart from apple menu has no effect on G=
5 w/10.3.4 (with latest patches). Sleep does work, however.<BR>
<BR>
No &#8216;spinning ball&#8217; cursor or error message &#8212; just doesn&#=
8217;t work.<BR>
<BR>
This worked at first, then suddenly stopped.<BR>
<BR>
This problem affects <B>all</B> users, including root.<BR>
<BR>
Testing from newly-created account shows the same behavior. <BR>
<BR>
Have tried:<BR>
<BR>
</SPAN></FONT><OL><LI><FONT FACE=3D"Verdana"><SPAN STYLE=3D'font-size:12.0px'>D=
eleting finder preferences (trashing .plist)
</SPAN></FONT><LI><FONT FACE=3D"Verdana"><SPAN STYLE=3D'font-size:12.0px'>zappi=
ng the PRAM
</SPAN></FONT><LI><FONT FACE=3D"Verdana"><SPAN STYLE=3D'font-size:12.0px'>reboo=
ting safe mode
</SPAN></FONT><LI><FONT FACE=3D"Verdana"><SPAN STYLE=3D'font-size:12.0px'>runni=
ng Fix permissions (from both SystemOptimizerX and Disk Utility)
</SPAN></FONT><LI><FONT FACE=3D"Verdana"><SPAN STYLE=3D'font-size:12.0px'>Unins=
talling Norton Antivirus 9 (most recently installed app)=20
</SPAN></FONT><LI><FONT FACE=3D"Verdana"><SPAN STYLE=3D'font-size:12.0px'>Flush=
ing caches.<BR>
</SPAN></FONT></OL><FONT FACE=3D"Verdana"><SPAN STYLE=3D'font-size:12.0px'><BR>
&#8216;shutdown &#8211;r now&#8217; from Terminal works, but is inelegant.<=
BR>
<BR>
Only other symptom (which may or may not be relevant) is recurring minor er=
rors on fix permissions (which appear benign).<BR>
<BR>
Googled and found similar references, but no definitive cause.<BR>
<BR>
System works fine otherwise.<BR>
<BR>
Ideas?<BR>
<BR>
TIA.<BR>
<BR>
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Whitney</SPAN></FONT>
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In article <BD2FE21A.CA4%whitney-williams@shaw.ca>, Whitney Williams
<whitney-williams@shaw.ca> wrote:

> (BTW, thanks to all for suggestions re. Network performance � it turned out
> there was some packet loss)
> 
> Selecting log out, shut down, or restart from apple menu has no effect on G5
> w/10.3.4 (with latest patches). Sleep does work, however.
> 
> No �spinning ball� cursor or error message � just doesn�t work.
> 
> This worked at first, then suddenly stopped.
> 
> This problem affects all users, including root.
> 
> Testing from newly-created account shows the same behavior.
> 
> Have tried:
> 
> 1. Deleting finder preferences (trashing .plist)
> 2. zapping the PRAM
> 3. rebooting safe mode
> 4. running Fix permissions (from both SystemOptimizerX and Disk Utility)
> 5. Uninstalling Norton Antivirus 9 (most recently installed app)
> 6. Flushing caches.
> 
> �shutdown �r now� from Terminal works, but is inelegant.
> 
> Only other symptom (which may or may not be relevant) is recurring minor
> errors on fix permissions (which appear benign).
> 
> Googled and found similar references, but no definitive cause.
> 
> System works fine otherwise.
> 
> Ideas?

Try reinstalling the 10.3.4 combo updater.

Rob.
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simples_it
7/30/2004 7:40:44 PM
On 7/30/04 12:40 PM, in article 300720042140460778%simples_it@yahoo.it,
"simples_it@yahoo.it" <simples_it@yahoo.it> wrote:

> In article <BD2FE21A.CA4%whitney-williams@shaw.ca>, Whitney Williams
> <whitney-williams@shaw.ca> wrote:
> 
>> (BTW, thanks to all for suggestions re. Network performance � it turned out
>> there was some packet loss)
>> 
>> Selecting log out, shut down, or restart from apple menu has no effect on G5
>> w/10.3.4 (with latest patches). Sleep does work, however.
>> 
>> No �spinning ball� cursor or error message � just doesn�t work.
>> 
>> This worked at first, then suddenly stopped.
>> 
>> This problem affects all users, including root.
>> 
>> Testing from newly-created account shows the same behavior.
>> 
>> Have tried:
>> 
>> 1. Deleting finder preferences (trashing .plist)
>> 2. zapping the PRAM
>> 3. rebooting safe mode
>> 4. running Fix permissions (from both SystemOptimizerX and Disk Utility)
>> 5. Uninstalling Norton Antivirus 9 (most recently installed app)
>> 6. Flushing caches.
>> 
>> �shutdown �r now� from Terminal works, but is inelegant.
>> 
>> Only other symptom (which may or may not be relevant) is recurring minor
>> errors on fix permissions (which appear benign).
>> 
>> Googled and found similar references, but no definitive cause.
>> 
>> System works fine otherwise.
>> 
>> Ideas?
> 
> Try reinstalling the 10.3.4 combo updater.
> 
> Rob.

This may be na�ve, but (when attempting reinstall of combo update) installer
shows red exclamation mark on the drive and will not allow me to select it
as a destination. Is this because I already have it installed?

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Whitney

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7/30/2004 8:21:42 PM
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