Just a stab in the dark, maybe you were having the same problem as me!
Here's what I found that SOLVED IT: http://baumdesign.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/macos-x-lion-cannot-login-after-autom atic-sleep/
Is that it?
I had a similar issue, but my machine is bound to AD. In 10.6.8, I had set my account to Admin with a Mobile account created & Parental Controls turned off (no underlying account management). After the upgrade to Lion, it took forever to log in to my account, but after a few minutes and a hard reboot, I was able to get in.
To remedy this, I logged in as a local admin & removed the Parental Controls on my AD account and haven't had an issue since. It could be premature, but this appears to have worked for me.
I enabled the root account and type that account id and password but there is the same short pause followed by a white screen with the pointer when I log in to the root account as well.
I am able to quit from an account using Cmd-Opt-Shift-Q.
This is on a mid-2011 Mac mini after an upgrading to Lion (11.2.0 iirc).
I'll reboot now to get some of the system logs.
Interesting things about this mid-2011 mac mini:
- I'm running a Sonos server on it.
- I renamed it recently and forget to reboot before doing the OS upgrade.
I've put the full log on pastebin (http://pastebin.com/BM4jBHfJ) but here's where things seem to go wrong:
Nov 9 00:47:04 localhost com.apple.pfctl: ALTQ related functions disabled
Nov 9 00:47:04 localhost com.apple.ucupdate.plist: ucupdate: Checked 1 update, no match found.
Nov 9 00:47:04 mamini configd: setting hostname to "mamini.local"
Nov 9 00:47:04 mamini configd: network configuration changed.
Nov 9 00:47:05 mamini com.sonos.SmbBump: Touched /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server.plist
Nov 9 00:47:07 mamini configd: network configuration changed.
Nov 9 00:47:09 mamini loginwindow: Login Window Application Started
Nov 9 00:47:10 mamini mds: (Normal) FMW: FMW 0 0
Nov 9 00:47:18 mamini __Uninitialized__: Bug: launchd_runtime.c:1424 (25122):22: _vprocmgr_log_forward(inherited_bootstrap_port, (void *)outval, outvalCnt) == NULL
Nov 9 00:47:19 mamini loginwindow: **DMPROXY** Found `/System/Library/CoreServices/DMProxy'.
Nov 9 00:47:19 mamini com.apple.launchd.peruser.212: bind("thesocket"): Invalid argument
Nov 9 00:47:19 mamini com.apple.launchctl.Background: launch_msg(): Socket is not connected
Nov 9 00:47:19 mamini com.apple.launchctl.LoginWindow: com.apple.findmymacmessenger: Already loaded
Nov 9 00:47:21 mamini loginwindow: Login Window Started Security Agent
Nov 9 00:47:21 mamini SecurityAgent: Echo enabled
Nov 9 00:47:23 mamini __Uninitialized__: Bug: launchd_runtime.c:1424 (25122):22:
Then there's a dump of an open CL "program".
__kernel void program(write_only image2d_t dest, int flipped, int4 dim, float2 st_origin, float4 st_delta, float4 l0, float4 l1, read_only image2d_t t0, sampler_t t_sampler0)
Any clues? I have all the other /var/log/*.log files if needed.
I also booted up to the graphical window and selected "other" then typed ">console" as the username to get to a text console. From there I could log into my main account without a problem. I should learn more about Apple's login sequence and Apple should add a mechanism to time-out the login process and offer a safe-mode login.
Anyway, I wimped out and visited the Apple Service Centre, errr Genius Bar. Since the hang-up was happening for both my main account and the root account that I enabled from single user mode, we concluded that those acconts don't share any login initialization data and that a system re-install would likely fix the problem. It did.
Ok Guys .. doing the following worked for me
started the system using Command + R
Opened Disk Utility from the Utilities
There I found that the Macintosh HD (which is the name of my Volume) was blurred.. u know what I mean
so I clicked that and found the blue botton at the top that said mount. Unlocked the disk and
1. verify disk permissions... took a while
2. repair disk permissions... took few mins
and left the Volume mounted() and restarted the system
there it was .. feels good again ..:)
not sure if I typed the instructions is a ready to implement way.. but thought this would help if any...