9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2013 5:31 PM by Happymatt22
Happymatt22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Not waking up from sleep-flashes lighted keyboard and screen, and I cannot unlock the padlocks in the system to change settings, look at keychain, etc.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 17" Late 11 240SSD/256SSD(OB) 8GRAM
  • arthur Level 5 Level 5 (4,875 points)

    I would boot into the recovery partition and repair your hard disc and permissions.

    For the padlock problem, try trashing the system preferences prefs file (in ~/Library/Permissions) and restarting.

  • Happymatt22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Can't seem to find the file your speaking of...all files/folders unhidden, it's not in /home/users/[me]/Library or /Mac SSD/Library.

     

    This all seemed to happen after needing to reset my password after a failed experiment with Rohos USB Key login, resetting my password with my Apple ID and then being told by the system that I'd need a new keychain since I could not remember the password (for the Rohos login) and that my old keychain needed to be deleted (although I see it's been saved).

  • arthur Level 5 Level 5 (4,875 points)

    it's ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist.

    Maybe that's part of the problem- maybe the Rohos thing hides it in some way.

    Maybe you'll have to make a new administrator account and delete the old one.

  • Happymatt22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That may be the problem, as you can see from this screenshot, that file does not exist (at least in the place it should reside):

     

    Screen3.6.13.jpg

     

    Also, I'm going to need to use terminal commands to create a new administrator or any other user account (as I cannot unlock the padlock to create one)...Now, what would the terminal commands I'd need to use?  Or is there another way?

     

    Also, repairing disk and disk permissions from the Recovery Partition did not help my sleep issue, again, it's like my machine is trying to wake up (lights on screen and lighted keyboard start up for a quick flash), but never comes back.  The Guest User account, however, does not have this problem-it wakes from sleep just fine-making me believe this is a SW or SW+HW issue.....

  • Eric Root Level 7 Level 7 (31,290 points)

    Maybe this will help:

     

    If the problem is still there, try booting into the Safe Mode.  Shut down the computer and then power it back up. Immediately after hearing the startup chime, hold down the shift key and continue to hold it until the gray Apple icon and a progress bar appear. The boot up is significantly slower than normal.

                   

    Safe Mode

     

    Safe Mode - About


    General information.

     

    Troubleshooting Permission Issues

     

    Step by Step to Fix Your Mac

  • Happymatt22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No go on safe mode...unless it takes an hour to boot...progress bar gradually finished, with the spinning spoke replacing it and never booted anywhere....ideas anybody, I'd greatly appreciate it.  Thanks for your help.

  • Happymatt22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Still cannot unlock system prefs/users etc.   Also, many applications are returning errors like:  "failed to obtain the necessary authorization"  or " '' failed to obtain permission" so I've attached a portion of my log, showing when I attempt to unlock (or click on the padlock) in system preferences - User Accounts:

     

    3/7/13 7:52:51.180 PMSecurityAgent[3818]Problem during create from (builtin:login)
    3/7/13 7:52:51.181 PMSecurityAgent[3818]Problem during create from (builtin:login)
    3/7/13 7:52:53.982 PMSecurityAgent[3818]Problem during create from (builtin:login)
    3/7/13 7:52:53.982 PMSecurityAgent[3818]Problem during create from (builtin:login)
    3/7/13 7:52:58.794 PMWindowServer[3177]CGXSetTrackingAreaEnabled : Invalid tracking area 0x1642350
    3/7/13 7:52:58.796 PMWindowServer[3177]CGXSetTrackingAreaEnabled : Invalid tracking area 0x1642350
    3/7/13 7:52:58.827 PMWindowServer[3177]CGXSetTrackingAreaEnabled : Invalid tracking area 0x1642350
    3/7/13 7:53:01.340 PMhelpd[3305]Could not find access page in directory /Applications/Nomina.app/Contents/Resources/NominaHelp
    3/7/13 7:53:01.342 PMhelpd[3305]Could not find access page in directory /Applications/Nomina.app/Contents/Resources/NominaHelp
    3/7/13 7:53:11.354 PMhelpd[3305]CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary on line 1. Parsing will be abandoned. Break on _CFPropertyListMissingSemicolon to debug.
    3/7/13 7:53:11.355 PMhelpd[3305]CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary on line 1. Parsing will be abandoned. Break on _CFPropertyListMissingSemicolon to debug.
    3/7/13 7:53:37.799 PMWindowServer[3177]CGXSetTrackingAreaEnabled : Invalid tracking area 0x1318260
    3/7/13 7:53:37.800 PMWindowServer[3177]CGXSetTrackingAreaEnabled : Invalid tracking area 0x1642350
    3/7/13 7:53:37.802 PMWindowServer[3177]CGXSetTrackingAreaEnabled : Invalid tracking area 0x1642350
    3/7/13 7:53:37.819 PMWindowServer[3177]CGXSetTrackingAreaEnabled : Invalid tracking area 0x1642350
    3/7/13 7:57:24.304 PMPopClip[5202][INFO] PopAppDelegate: PopClip Initializing.
    3/7/13 7:57:24.439 PMPopClip[5202]NSWindow does not support nonactivating panel styleMask 0x80
    3/7/13 7:57:24.441 PMPopClip[5202][INFO] PopAppDelegate: PopClip will wait 0.500000 seconds to start.
    3/7/13 7:57:31.632 PMSecurityAgent[5231]Problem during create from (builtin:login)
    3/7/13 7:57:31.633 PMSecurityAgent[5231]Problem during create from (builtin:login)
    3/7/13 7:57:32.665 PMSecurityAgent[5231]Problem during create from (builtin:login)
    3/7/13 7:57:32.665 PMSecurityAgent[5231]Problem during create from (builtin:login)

     

    Now here is some additional info from the logs that appears to my novice eyes to be presenting a problem:

     

    <D:multistatus xmlns:D="DAV:" xmlns:caldav="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:caldav" xmlns:cs="http://calendarserver.org/ns/" xmlns:ical="http://apple.com/ns/ical/">

    <D:response xmlns:carddav="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:carddav">

      <D:href>/calendar/dav/</D:href>

      <D:propstat>

       <D:status>HTTP/1.1 200 OK</D:status>

       <D:prop>

        <D:current-user-principal>

         <D:unauthenticated/>

        </D:current-user-principal>

       </D:prop>

      </D:propstat>

    </D:response>

    </D:multistatus>]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.525 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [<<<<<]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.525 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [Account refresh failed with error: Error Domain=CoreDAVHTTPStatusErrorDomain Code=401 "The operation couldn’t be completed. (CoreDAVHTTPStatusErrorDomain error 401.)" UserInfo=0x7fe2dff032f0 {AccountName=Google, CalDAVErrFromRefresh=YES, CoreDAVHTTPHeaders=<CFBasicHash 0x7fe2dff0f6d0 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{type = immutable dict, count = 10,

    entries =>

              0 : Case Insensitive Key: X-Content-Type-Options = <CFString 0x7fe2dff0e960 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "nosniff"}

              1 : Case Insensitive Key: Content-Type = <CFString 0x7fe2dff0f100 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "application/vnd.google.gdata.error+xml; charset=UTF-8"}

              2 : Case Insensitive Key: Server = <CFString 0x7fe2dff0f510 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "GSE"}

              3 : Case Insensitive Key: Transfer-Encoding = <CFString 0x7fff719196f8 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "Identity"}

              6 : Case Insensitive Key: Date = <CFString 0x7fe2dff0f150 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:50:46 GMT"}

              7 : Case Insensitive Key: X-Frame-Options = <CFString 0x7fe2dff0f480 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "SAMEORIGIN"}

              8 : Case Insensitive Key: X-XSS-Protection = <CFString 0x7fe2dff0f4f0 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "1; mode=block"}

              9 : Case Insensitive Key: Www-Authenticate = <CFString 0x7fe2dff0efd0 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "basic realm="Google APIs""}

              11 : Case Insensitive Key: Cache-Control = <CFString 0x7fe2dff0f1b0 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "private, max-age=0"}

              12 : Case Insensitive Key: Expires = <CFString 0x7fe2dff0f180 [0x7fff71512fd0]>{contents = "Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:50:46 GMT"}

    }

    }]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.566 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [<<<<<]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.567 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [HTTP/1.1 200 (OK)]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.567 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Age: 0]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.568 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Allow: MKCOL, REPORT, MOVE, COPY, HEAD, POST, GET, DELETE, ACL, MKCALENDAR, PROPFIND, LOCK, OPTIONS, PUT, PROPPATCH, UNLOCK]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.568 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Cache-Control: private]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.569 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Connection: keep-alive]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.569 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.569 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:50:47 GMT]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.570 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [DAV: 1, 2, 3, access-control, calendar-access, version-control, addressbook, extended-mkcol, calendar-proxy, calendarserver-principal-property-search]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.570 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Server: YTS/1.19.11]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.570 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Transfer-Encoding: Identity]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.571 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Vary: Accept-Encoding]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.571 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Via: HTTP/1.1 calgate007.cal.sp2.yahoo.com (YahooTrafficServer/1.19.11 [c sSf ])]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.571 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] []

    3/7/13 7:50:47.576 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.queue] [CalDAVAccountRefreshQueueableOperation :: calendar home path is empty, not refreshing calendars]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.582 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [>>>>>]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.582 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [PROPFIND https://caldav.calendar.yahoo.com/principals/users/saab9.5turbo/]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.582 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Brief: t]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.582 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Content-Length: 130]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.583 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Content-Type: text/xml]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.583 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Depth: 0]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.583 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [User-Agent: Mac OS X/10.8.2 (12C60) CalendarAgent/55]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.583 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] []

    3/7/13 7:50:47.583 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <A:propfind xmlns:A="DAV:">

      <A:prop>

        <A:group-membership/>

      </A:prop>

    </A:propfind>]

    3/7/13 7:50:47.584 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] []

    3/7/13 7:50:47.584 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [>>>>>]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.101 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [<<<<<]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.101 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [HTTP/1.1 401 (Unauthorized)]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.102 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Cache-Control: no-store]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.102 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Connection: close]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.102 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Content-Language: en]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.102 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Content-Length: 1]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.103 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Content-Type: text/html]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.103 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:50:48 GMT]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.103 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Server: YTS/1.19.11]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.104 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Via: HTTP/1.1 calgate009.cal.sp2.yahoo.com (YahooTrafficServer/1.19.11 [c s f ])]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.104 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [Www-Authenticate: Basic realm="Zimbra"]

    3/7/13 7:50:48.104 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] []

    3/7/13 7:50:48.104 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] []

    3/7/13 7:50:48.104 PM          CalendarAgent[3308]          [com.apple.calendar.store.log.caldav.http] [<<<<<]

    3/7/13 7:50:49.202 PM          MacPilot[4054]          A regular control size progress indicator <RBXProgressWheel: 0x212bf20> with the frame size for small control size detected.  Please use -setControlSize: to explicitly specify NSSmallControlSize

    3/7/13 7:51:00.584 PM          SecurityAgent[3818]          Problem during create from (builtin:login)

    3/7/13 7:51:00.584 PM          SecurityAgent[3818]          Problem during create from (builtin:login)

     

     

     

    And some more:

     

    Mar  7 20:51:07 Matthews-MacBook-Pro.local WindowServer[3177]: CGXGetConnectionProperty: Invalid connection 57091

    Mar  7 20:51:37 --- last message repeated 8 times ---

    Mar  7 20:53:14 Matthews-MacBook-Pro.local com.apple.SecurityServer[15]: Succeeded authorizing right 'system.hdd.smart' by client '/Library/Application Support/iStat Menus 4/iStatMenusDaemon' [104] for authorization created by '/Library/Application Support/iStat Menus 4/iStatMenusDaemon' [104] (B,0)

    Mar  7 20:53:14 Matthews-MacBook-Pro.local com.apple.SecurityServer[15]: Succeeded authorizing right 'system.hdd.smart' by client '/Library/Application Support/iStat Menus 4/iStatMenusDaemon' [104] for authorization created by '/Library/Application Support/iStat Menus 4/iStatMenusDaemon' [104] (B,0)

    Mar  7 20:53:44 --- last message repeated 2 times ---

    Mar  7 20:58:25 Matthews-MacBook-Pro.local CVMServer[114]: Check-in to the service com.apple.cvmsCompAgent_x86_64 failed. This is likely because you have either unloaded the job or the MachService has the ResetAtClose attribute specified in the launchd.plist. If present, this attribute should be removed.

    Mar  7 20:58:25 Matthews-MacBook-Pro.local CVMServer[114]: Check-in to the service com.apple.cvmsCompAgent_x86_64 failed. This is likely because you have either unloaded the job or the MachService has the ResetAtClose attribute specified in the launchd.plist. If present, this attribute should be removed.

    Mar  7 20:59:04 Matthews-MacBook-Pro.local Finder[3247]: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary on line 1. Parsing will be abandoned. Break on _CFPropertyListMissingSemicolon to debug.

    Mar  7 21:03:05 Matthews-MacBook-Pro.local Finder[3247]: CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist parser: missing semicolon in dictionary on line 1. Parsing will be abandoned. Break on _CFPropertyListMissingSemicolon to debug.

     

     

    I can't reinstall ML, nor can I create another user (unless I use Terminal, and I'm a novice at best with Terminal).

     

    I could really use some help here as it's been nearly 24 and I am going CRAZY!   Thanks in advance for your help.