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vilarjor Level 1 Level 1

Hi everyone,

 

I just updated to version 16 of Java to an iMac running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard version 10.6.8. Now I have an icon on the dock (usual black rectangle Unix application icon) of an application called "bin" which does not respond. It appears with the login, without starting any application.

 

When I quit it, it automatically restarts and again is not responsive. Everything looks functional but it stops the logout process so you cannot actually shut down the computer by clicking the apple and then "Shut down computer".

 

I right-clicked on the icon and then "Show in Finder" and a Finder windows appears showing a file called "java" in the following folder:

Macintosh HD\ System\ Library\ Frameworks\ JavaVM.framework\ Versions\ A\ Commands\

 

Any ideas on how to solve this problem? Uninstalling, downgrading?

 

Thanks in advance


Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Solved by baltwo on Jul 30, 2013 11:49 AM Solved

Next step is to log into a newly created admin user account, reinstall the update, and see if the problem persists.

Reply by WZZZ on Jul 30, 2013 3:28 AM Helpful

Wouldn't think so. If you do a Go to folder (Cmd-Shift-G) and enter /usr/bin, do you see the same Java stuff as in my screenshot? Or is the Java, or any of the others, missing? I'm thinking if something is missing, it could be moved back to where it belongs, from the command line. Do you have the /usr/bin folder?

 

If you right click and Get Info on the item in the Dock, what does it say for file kind? Is it showing as an alias? Is it locked? Can you open Terminal and enter ls -aleO, leave a space and then drag in the bin item, what's the output for that?

 

Message was edited by: WZZZ

Reply by nbar on Jul 31, 2013 12:59 AM Helpful

No. You need to start a new thread. Include a link to this thread for background. This will die quickly as it indicates question solved.

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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Someone is saying that reinstalling the Java update fixed this.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5116917?start=0&tstart=0

     

    Here's the standalone update

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5744

  • vilarjor Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the quick response but unfortunately it did not work for me...

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Not sure why this is happening, but Java in /usr/bin is an alias to the original file you showed above.

     

    Screen shot 2013-07-29 at 9.50.42 AM.png

     

     

    Link deleted. Not sure it's appropriate.

     

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    Run through these Steps from the top down, I suspect by #12 the issue should have been resolved, else by #17

     

    ..Step by Step to fix your Mac

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Courtesy BDAqua:

     

    Check System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed. Also look in System Preferences' Other row.

     

    I'd be awaiting a simpler solution than to use all of ds store's recommended steps. Perhaps someone else will come by who can figure this one out.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    Boot into safe mode and try reinstalling the update.

  • vilarjor Level 1 Level 1

    That didn't work either... In Safe Boot the bin application didn't appear in the dock, though.

  • vilarjor Level 1 Level 1

    Login items are Mail, iCal and two network volumes. Do they look troublesome to you?

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Wouldn't think so. If you do a Go to folder (Cmd-Shift-G) and enter /usr/bin, do you see the same Java stuff as in my screenshot? Or is the Java, or any of the others, missing? I'm thinking if something is missing, it could be moved back to where it belongs, from the command line. Do you have the /usr/bin folder?

     

    If you right click and Get Info on the item in the Dock, what does it say for file kind? Is it showing as an alias? Is it locked? Can you open Terminal and enter ls -aleO, leave a space and then drag in the bin item, what's the output for that?

     

    Message was edited by: WZZZ

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Note: my Internet svc is being changed today, so I may not be able to respond right away.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    Next step is to log into a newly created admin user account, reinstall the update, and see if the problem persists.

  • vilarjor Level 1 Level 1

    WZZZ, in my usr/bin there are two items missing, neither of them aliases: javaconfig and javatool. Spotlight doesn't seem to be able to find them anywhere.

     

    The non-responding icon on the dock is a Unix executable file, which I can double-click and then a process in the Terminal begins. It shows the Terminal command line options for that executable file.

     

    This is the output from dragging the java application which is shown on the dock:

    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  - 77360 Jun  7 22:58

     

    I appreciate your help, but I wonder whether it is just possible to uninstall everything that has to do with Java and look for an older version that worked just fine...

     

    Maybe it should be another discussion, but does anyone have some tips on how to properly update a computer? I mean, if things go wrong like they did now, what is the easiest way to get back to a previous non problematic status? Maybe downloading the updates as separate image files is also good.

  • vilarjor Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry baltwo, but your comment did not solve my question. I don't know how it happened, but I did not pointed your comment as solution on purpose. Is there a way to undo that?

     

    Thanks

  • nbar Level 5 Level 5

    No. You need to start a new thread. Include a link to this thread for background. This will die quickly as it indicates question solved.

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