Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 8:03 PM (in response to moneyman76542)
Tough one. I don´t get any further than your own conclusions. Possibly, the fact that you are able to login to Safe mode is usually an indication of a bad startup item and often results in a kernel panic (which you don´t seem to have had).
Still it can´t hurt to (in Safe mode) open Terminal and paste this (don´t type) at the command line:
kextstat | grep -v com.apple
and post the resulting list in the thread.
I suppose you have done the usual routines of (in Safe mode) verifying the disk and repairing the disk permissions, as well as resetting pram and resetting smc.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 8:37 PM (in response to cozar)
I get the same thing, it has happened to me about 4 times, I just hard reset and on reboot it logs in ok.
For me, this is coincides with another issue i'm having; once on external display disconnect and three times on wake, my display glitches (screenshot attached) – I think it's this issue - https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4036736?start=0&tstart=0. Though being unable to see anything useful, i'm forced to restart. When I do, the first login gets me the blank screen mentioned here.
Gen 1 hardware..
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to moneyman76542)
Right there with you!
I did not dropped 3 grand just to baby sit a machine. I exchange it for Air 13" 2.0GHz/512GHz/8.0Gb fully loaded instead.
I know I will buy the 2nd iteration of rMBP, but not now. It's suppose to be a "Pro" for cryin out loud.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to moneyman76542)
I started having the same problem yesterday and today. I would start up my rMBP enter my login info and get a black screen. Could not wake up, all I could do was force shutdown and start up in Safe Mode. Since the rMBP is only a couple of weeks old I contacted Apple and talked to a tech. She had me go to my Root library file and remove any non-apple files from the Launch Agents and LaunchDaemon files. She then had me check the StartupItems in the same Library folder and the Syster/Library folder. I did not have any files in these folders. She finally had me check my account Library file (Use the Go Menu and hold down the control key) There she had me removed any non-apple files from the LaunchAgents. I emptied the trash started up and all is well at this time.
Hope this helps
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2012 10:18 PM (in response to moneyman76542)
I'm also having this same problem. Seems to happen about once every 3 boots. My crash is in the same place (sys_show_cursor + 840):
Thread 5 Crashed:
0 com.apple.CoreGraphics 0x00007fff9198b2c8 sys_show_cursor + 840
1 com.apple.CoreGraphics 0x00007fff9198c817 update_cursor_data_callback + 207
2 com.apple.CoreGraphics 0x00007fff91641f7f run_timer_pass + 299
3 com.apple.CoreGraphics 0x00007fff917b25a4 eventTimerCallback + 13
4 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8a0844b4 __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_TIMER_CALLBACK_FUNCTION__ + 20
5 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8a083fcd __CFRunLoopDoTimer + 557
6 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8a0697b9 __CFRunLoopRun + 1513
7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8a068dd2 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 290
8 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8a077a81 CFRunLoopRun + 97
9 com.apple.CoreGraphics 0x00007fff917b2207 eventThread + 379
10 libsystem_c.dylib 0x00007fff870ea782 _pthread_start + 327
11 libsystem_c.dylib 0x00007fff870d71c1 thread_start + 13
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 3:00 AM (in response to moneyman76542)
I found one issue was related to Skype, for rMBP. It would not resume from sleep if Skype was loaded. I could log in, but the screen would be black, as I moved the cursor around and windows, stuff would display but corrupted. So now I never let my rMBP sleep, however I'm still getting black screens,that won't even let me login and I have to power reset - for which I have no answer yet.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2012 10:03 AM (in response to cameronring)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to moneyman76542)
I had the same problem. My graphics caused the problem, everytime it switched from NVidia to Intel I got that black screen, even on login.
I don't know if it helps, but today I found a tool to reset the "PRAM" (I used iFunctions. Probably you can do that via "Terminal" or however), don't know if this fix is reproducible. I hope for you guys.
(Fixed it since minutes, maybe the problem will come back)