I have to admit, I don't quite understand the situation you are stuck in. You seem to be saying that on the new machine, you can login to a new Admin account. But while logged in and making software changes, you are prompted for a password which does not match the one you are then currently logged in with?
The problem I am facing seems to have been the result of my migrating the information from my old MacBook Pro to the new one. The terminal opens with the old machines Admin showing as logged into terminal but when I tried to copy and paste the commands you provided via URL after hitting return I get a prompt, Password: but terminal will not accept ether my current admin password or the one from the old machine which apparently was in control of the terminal at the time I migrated the information to the new machine. If I were able to actually run the commands from terminal that were provided, I believe they would resolve my current problem with the Java 7 update but this appears to be blocked by the password prompt I can not complete.
I guess I don't understand how Terminal.app launches logged into an account that you don't know the password to.
How many acounts are shown in "Users & Groups" Pref Pane? Do you recall if you ever enabled the root account? That would really bother me to have some extra account for which I don't know the password.
Just wondering -- When you launch Terminal.app, what does the command "whoami" return in the terminal window that is opened? Is that your default account name shown? Or another one?
I know the password but terminal will not allow me to type it in. There are only 2 accounts in my user group plus guest but neither of the apprears in the terminal window. What I see at the top of the terminal Window is Terminal - bash - 80X24. In the actual terminal Window I see this:
Last login: Tue Oct 30 13:38:30 on console
I can cut and paste the command lines from the url you sent, but when I hit Return I get the prompt, Password:
As far as I know I have never enabled the root account, whatever that may mean. I have no clue what the command "whoami" refers to but any time I open a new terminal window I see the same type of last login statement as shown above, the only thing that changes is the time and date.
The old MacBook Pro only had the one account on it besides Guest.
I hope this will clarify my situation a bit more precisely for you as I am in fact generally out of the depth here.
I am having the same issues.
This is the error code I get. Can someone please help?
Java Plug-in 10.9.2.05
Using JRE version 1.7.0_09-b05 Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM
User home directory = /Users
c: clear console window
f: finalize objects on finalization queue
g: garbage collect
h: display this help message
l: dump classloader list
m: print memory usage
o: trigger logging
q: hide console
r: reload policy configuration
s: dump system and deployment properties
t: dump thread list
v: dump thread stack
x: clear classloader cache
0-5: set trace level to <n>
Copyright 1997-2005 Yahoo! Inc.
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_8_2) AppleWebKit/536.26.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0.2 Safari/536.26.17;jvmvendor=Oracle Corporation;jvmversion=1.7.0_09
getting image: http://yog34.games.ac4.yahoo.com/i/us/ga/sx/pi.gif
getting image: http://yog34.games.ac4.yahoo.com/i/us/ga/sl_3/pi.gif
The Problem is totally with the Yahoo's Java Applet which is still version 1.0 introduced nearly 10 years ago. You can go to other Java based game sites such as Pogo and you will have no problem playing their games with the new Java. Someone at Yahoo needs to get off their butt and upgrade their Java Applet to current Java standards.
Alan see's this when opening terminal:
Last login: Tue Oct 30 13:38:30 on console
I beleive this means he is on the machine "admins-macbook-pro-17" as set in the "Sharing" preference pane, and that he is logged in as the user with a short name of "admin", as shown by the name of the user's home folder in /Users/
The "short name" does not have to be related in any way to the "long name", which could be something like "Alan Cozzens". Assuming that the "admin" account is in fact one with administrator (and thus sudo) privledges, any password that Terminal prompts you for would be the same as the password needed for loggin into that account in the regular login window, or the password used to install software into the /Applications folder.
You can't run su or sudo commands on the new macbook without doing this, migrated or not.
I am pretty sure that this is not corrrect. The "su" command (see http://www.linfo.org/su.html ) can be run by anyone to change the ownership of a login session, most often to the root user, but that is not necessary. The "sudo" command allows any administrator to excute single commands as a "superuser" even if there is no root account created.
I use "sudo" frequently on machines without a root account. One can even launch terminal as a non-administrator, then use "su" to "switch user" to an administrator account, and then use "sudo" to do whatever is needed. If you get tired of typing "sudo" all the time, you can use "sudo" to launch a terminal session as a superuser, all without needing to enable the root account explicity. (see http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl8_sudo.htm for more info)