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  • macmark2 Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)

    I believe we are all experiencing the same problem.  OP originally stated:

     

    I am having an issues with the Systems Preference Pane.  Actions like that provide access to a secondary panel are not appearing.

     

    For example the Advanced button on the network pane does nothing.

     

    nemo, peach and I are relaying our info to that same problem.  And the three of us are receiving the same error message in console.  It is related to that specific issue so there is no need to create another question.

     

    But while I'm here...

    One of the first things I do, after isolating that it's a user issue and not systemwide, is dump plists and cache.   It's a pretty basic troubleshooting effort.  I'm guessing you didn't really read through the whole thread, just popped in the same-old, same-old and hit reply.

     

    Again, thanks anyway.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,650 points)

    My apologies, no I didn't read the thread carefully enough and it looked to me like it was a menu bar extras issue.

     

    macmark2 wrote:

     

    One of the first things I do, after isolating that it's a user issue and not systemwide, is dump plists and cache.   It's a pretty basic troubleshooting effort.

    Now that's a bit of a shotgun "brute force" approach but it can work

  • macmark2 Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)

    Apology most definitely accepted. 

     

    And just to clarify -- I begin with the plists and cache of the offending app/service first -- then I move the entire folder out and if the issue is resolved I begin putting the plists back 10 at a time to find the corrupting presence. 

     

    No such luck this go around. 

  • Eat-A-Peach Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    @macjack

    Thank you for the help, but alas, as with macmark2, fix was a no-go .  These are the files that I removed (I just put them in my Documents folder for the time being as I've got about 1000 files that are currently being deleted and hogging up my trash bin - if I put anything in there while it's doing it's thing, the item just sits in it's current disk location waiting to move in to the trash bin.  Also, didn't really want to delete them as I wasn't sure if your last entry in the directions was for the entire folder or just a file that was located in the Cache sub-folder.  Since discovering and trying several remedies for the issue at hand, I've made a script (with Automator - was kind of neat doing something like that for the first time - LOL ) that will allow me to go in to the Apple Menu and toggle the folder hiding option on and off (mostly they're just left on as I've tried a BUNCH of fixes that have been posted around the web and support communities/forums for iMacs).  Does it make a difference if I didn't actually put the items (show below) in the Trash?  Should I restart after removing the files from their original locations before trying to launch the Preferences Pane for a test run?

    Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 6.53.27 AM.PNG

    As an aside to all of this: mostly not being able to access some of the secondary Preference options was just a minor annoyance - until earlier this evening.  That's when I wanted to change my Yahoo! paid mail account over from IMAP to POP (there seems to be an issue with Mail under Mavericks that is causing IMAP from accounts other than Apple owned domain mail not to have rules applied to it when it is being brought in from the server; others are reporting that they are having the same issue with POP mail).  Apparently when you use the Internet Accounts Preference Pane to set up your accounts for Mail, Contacts & Calendar integration, if you choose the Yahoo! option given for a Mail account, it auto configures the account as IMAP and not the usual POP configuration that something like Outlook would use.  In order to set up a Yahoo! paid mail acct. as POP, you have to choose the Other Account option and then add in Incoming/Outgoing Server Settings manually.  Problem is, I only have one Yahoo! paid mail account and so whenever I would add another account from the Mail Preferences menu, it would just associate the email address I was entering with the already configured Yahoo! Email Account and would not allow me to create a second Email Account with that same Yahoo! paid address even though it would have had POP settings instead of the IMAP "preset" settings.  If I was able to access the secondary Internet Accounts Preference Pane, I could have either seen if there was Advanced Settings that I could change the IMAP server to POP (the instructions from Yahoo! indicated that there were) or delete the Yahoo! email address that is associated with my AppleID from the iMac and then reset up the account from scratch but using the POP settings for Mail with a manual configuration.  Work around landed up entailing me using my daughter's Yahoo! email address (which isn't a paid POP forwarding email account) as a "new" additional Account in the Mail App.  Then after getting it set up with the POP settings, disconnecting the "new" account by un-enabling it in the Mail Preferences menu.  Disabling my IMAP Yahoo! acct, backing up the folders (Export) to my external hard drive (then unmounting it and pulling the USB connection), then changing the email address in the Preferences along with the password so that it can't connect to the Yahoo! Mail servers (just in case it got Enabled and Online again somehow). Save those settings then go into the "new" account and change that email address to the Yahoo! paid address that I just removed from the disabled IMAP acct; save these settings and then exiting out of Mail App completely.  Restart Mail and at least my messages are now being sorted with rules applied to them, but I can't remove the IMAP acct. from Mail App as I need to go to the Internet Accounts Preferences to delete that acct. and remake it from scratch without choosing Mail as one of the items I want associated with that Intenet Account (due to it making any Yahoo! paid mail address being automatically set up as IMAP with no option to change it to a POP account in Mail App).  What a royal pain in my (_|_)!!!

    Let me know if I should actually move those files to the Trash and/or restart and I'll give the fix another try

    peach icon.pngPeach

  • nemo11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    |Go to your Finder "Go" menu hold the option key to choose "Library"

    |Then go to Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist. Delete that file then log out and back in or restart. Your menu bar should return to default.

     

    Thanks for the hint.
    But nope, sorry didn't work either. Still the same crappy look of apple mail icons.

    But that's just a minor problem as long at it keeps running.

     

    But i really do get the impression that all preference problems here are closely interrelated. The other apple-mail problems (not mine) are related to the mysterious color space problem, too. I cannot slim down my system to the bare grounds to find out its just **** OSX problem that cannot be fixed by an end user like me.

     

    Really getting the impression that this at best a Beta Version AND they knew it. That's why they didn't dare to charge for it. :-(

  • macmark2 Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)

    Stranger still... my icons don't look like that in Mail -- but today I see they look like that in Keynote...

     

    Screen Shot 2013-11-01 at 5.43.32 PM.png

     

    The new Onyx was released today and I was hoping running that would fix whatever...  It didn't.

  • Drew Reece Level 5 Level 5 (5,840 points)

    Do you want to post the full etrecheck report macmark2?

    It seems you have isolated the issue to your account, but not found out if a third party app/ modification is causing it.

    I'd take a guess that the report might benefit from another pair of eyes looking at it.

     

    I also wonder if Applications/Utilities/ColorSync Utility can help? Run the profile first aid to see if something has been carried over that the upgrade no longer supports.

  • macmark2 Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)

    Thanks, Drew.  Tried the suggestion of ColorSync Utility.  That was a good one and thought it might be the answer.  It did find some errors.  Fixed the errors, but it didn't solve the problem.

     

    Here's the etrecheck:

     

     

    Kernel Extensions:

              at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch          (4052)

              com.AmbrosiaSW.AudioSupport          (4.1.2)

              com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower          (1.5.1)

              net.telestream.driver.TelestreamAudio          (1.0.6)

      com.nvidia.CUDA          (1.1.0)

              com.github.osxfuse.filesystems.osxfusefs          (2.5.5)

     

    Problem System Launch Daemons:

     

    Problem System Launch Agents:

     

    Launch Daemons:

              [loaded] at.obdev.littlesnitchd.plist

              [loaded] com.ambrosiasw.ambrosiaaudiosupporthelper.daemon.plist

              [loaded] com.autodesk.backburner_manager.plist

              [loaded] com.autodesk.backburner_server.plist

              [loaded] com.bombich.ccc.plist

              [loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist

      [loaded] com.noiseindustries.FxFactory.helper.plist

      [loaded] org.macosforge.xquartz.privileged_startx.plist

     

    Launch Agents:

              [loaded] at.obdev.LittleSnitchUIAgent.plist

              [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist

              [loaded] com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist

              [loaded] com.nvidia.CUDASoftwareUpdate.plist

     

    User Launch Agents:

              [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist

              [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist

              [loaded] com.bitcasa.Bitcasa.plist

              [loaded] com.digitalrebellion.CrashAnalyzerLogWatcher.plist

              [loaded] com.digitalrebellion.PreferenceManagerAutoSave.plist

              [loaded] com.digitalrebellion.SoftwareUpdateAutoCheck.plist

              [failed] com.erikhinterbichler.HeraldLaunchAgent.plist

     

    User Login Items:

              iTunesHelper

              HazelHelper

              Dropbox

              BuddyPop

              Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector EX

              ExpanderDaemon

              SMARTReporter

              TotalFinder

     

    3rd Party Preference Panes:

              CUDA Preferences

              Flash Player

              Hazel

              Hosts

              Java

     

    Internet Plug-ins:

              AdobeAAMDetect.plugin

              AdobePDFViewer.plugin

              AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin

              AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin101736.plugin

              Default Browser.plugin

              Flash Player.plugin

              FlashPlayer-10.6.plugin

              Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin

              Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

              iPhotoPhotocast.plugin

              JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

              OnLiveGameClientDetector.plugin

              QuickTime Plugin.plugin

              SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin

              Silverlight.plugin

              Unity Web Player.plugin

     

    User Internet Plug-ins:

     

    Bad Fonts:

              None

     

    Any new thoughts would be very, very welcome! 

  • Drew Reece Level 5 Level 5 (5,840 points)

    Look at these items…

    macmark2 wrote:

     

    Kernel Extensions:

              at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch          (4052)

              com.AmbrosiaSW.AudioSupport          (4.1.2)

              com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower          (1.5.1)

              net.telestream.driver.TelestreamAudio          (1.0.6)

      com.nvidia.CUDA          (1.1.0)

              com.github.osxfuse.filesystems.osxfusefs          (2.5.5)

     

    Launch Daemons:

              [loaded] at.obdev.littlesnitchd.plist

              [loaded] com.ambrosiasw.ambrosiaaudiosupporthelper.daemon.plist

              [loaded] com.autodesk.backburner_manager.plist

              [loaded] com.autodesk.backburner_server.plist

              [loaded] com.bombich.ccc.plist

              [loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist

      [loaded] com.noiseindustries.FxFactory.helper.plist

      [loaded] org.macosforge.xquartz.privileged_startx.plist

     

    Launch Agents:

              [loaded] at.obdev.LittleSnitchUIAgent.plist

              [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist

              [loaded] com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist

              [loaded] com.nvidia.CUDASoftwareUpdate.plist

     

    User Launch Agents:

              [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist

              [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist

              [loaded] com.bitcasa.Bitcasa.plist

              [loaded] com.digitalrebellion.CrashAnalyzerLogWatcher.plist

              [loaded] com.digitalrebellion.PreferenceManagerAutoSave.plist

              [loaded] com.digitalrebellion.SoftwareUpdateAutoCheck.plist

              [failed] com.erikhinterbichler.HeraldLaunchAgent.plist

     

    User Login Items:

              iTunesHelper

              HazelHelper

              Dropbox

              BuddyPop

              Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector EX

              ExpanderDaemon

              SMARTReporter

              TotalFinder

     

    3rd Party Preference Panes:

              CUDA Preferences

              Flash Player

              Hazel

              Hosts

              Java

     

    Internet Plug-ins:

              AdobeAAMDetect.plugin

              AdobePDFViewer.plugin

              AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin

              AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin101736.plugin

              Default Browser.plugin

              Flash Player.plugin

              FlashPlayer-10.6.plugin

              Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin

              Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

              iPhotoPhotocast.plugin

              JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

              OnLiveGameClientDetector.plugin

              QuickTime Plugin.plugin

              SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin

              Silverlight.plugin

              Unity Web Player.plugin

     

    User Internet Plug-ins:

     

    Bad Fonts:

              None

     

    Any new thoughts would be very, very welcome! 

     

    You'll need to be admin to remove the system level items, so don't be surprised by the password prompts.

     

    I'd start with the kernel extensions - do you need them? The inject & alter low level code, so there needs to be a really good reason for them otherwise your system is built on shaky ground. Make sure they are all up to date if you need them, otherwise move them out of /Library/Extensions/ & reboot.

     

    Then move onto the Agents and Daemons, it you don't know what they are try reversing the domain & seeing if you recognise why they might be installed. eg com.bombich.ccc.plist is from http://bombich.com (carbon copy cloner). Is that upto date? I guess you schedule backups?

     

    Some of them are to allow apps to auto update (Adobe & Google like to push you onto the latest releases). You can remove them if you want but the apps will try to restore them when they run.

     

    The files that create the tasks (Agents and Daemons) will be in the /Library & ~/Library inside LaunchAgents, LaunchDaemons folders. You can also delete them if you don't want them to run.

     

    If the issue is 100% only happening in your account, you need to look at all the user level Agents, Daemons

    This explains the difference between them, obviously leave Apples own ones ALONE.

    http://krypted.com/mac-security/mac-os-x-launch-daemons-vs-launch-agents/

     

    The failed agent "[failed] com.erikhinterbichler.HeraldLaunchAgent.plist" is troubling, why is it failing, it suggest that software is doing something wrong (like forking off a new process or hanging etc). Update or remove it.

    Unloaded files are not doing anything bad, but you don't need the .plist around if you never use it.


    Also rinse & repeat the "is it up to date/ remove" process on all those user login items (they will be listed in the System prefs > User accounts, select your username > Login items.

     

    The same goes for all the third party pref panes (Library/PreferencePanes). Especially check CUDA - isn't that graphics related, it might affect rendering somehow?

     

    You also have several Flash & Acrobat PDF plugins versions for Safari. That may be an issue too, they live in the internet plugins folders inside the Libraries. Move them to another folder if you want to keep them incase you need them, chances are you will be better off without them & only install when you come to need them. Also check any browser extensions inside Safari.

     

    I can't see anything that is a massive concern (aside from the kernel extensions), and the fact you have a lot of processes that will all compound errors when problems occur.

  • Jokern Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same issue here, just starting to investigate what's wrong

  • Jokern Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hardware Information:

              MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

              MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8,2

              1 2 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 4 cores

              16 GB RAM

     

    Video Information:

              Intel HD Graphics 3000 - VRAM: 512 MB

              AMD Radeon HD 6490M - VRAM: 256 MB

     

    Audio Plug-ins:

              BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0

              AirPlay: Version: 1.9

              AppleAVBAudio: Version: 2.0.0

              iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3

     

    Startup Items:

              CiscoVPN - Path: /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN

              chmodbpf - Path: /Library/StartupItems/chmodbpf

              FanControlDaemon - Path: /Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon

              HWNetMgr - Path: /Library/StartupItems/HWNetMgr

              HWPortDetect - Path: /Library/StartupItems/HWPortDetect

              IPSecuritasDaemon - Path: /Library/StartupItems/IPSecuritasDaemon

              M-Audio Firmware Loader - Path: /Library/StartupItems/M-Audio Firmware Loader

              MAudioTransitUSB - Path: /Library/StartupItems/MAudioTransitUSB

              StartOuc - Path: /Library/StartupItems/StartOuc

              tap - Path: /Library/StartupItems/tap

              tun - Path: /Library/StartupItems/tun

     

    System Software:

              OS X 10.9 (13A603) - Uptime: 0 days 9:0:52

     

    Disk Information:

              M4-CT512M4SSD2 disk0 : (512,11 GB)

                        EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209,7 MB

                        Macintosh SSD (disk0s2) /: 511,25 GB (143,12 GB free)

                        Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB

     

              WDC WD7500BPKT-00PK4T0 disk1 : (750,16 GB)

                        EFI (disk1s1) <not mounted>: 209,7 MB

                        Macintosh HD (disk1s2) /Volumes/Macintosh HD: 749,81 GB (271,76 GB free)

     

    USB Information:

              Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)

     

              NSI      WD2009FYPX-09AAM 2 TB

                        EFI (disk2s1) <not mounted>: 209,7 MB

                        TimeMachine (disk2s2) /Volumes/TimeMachine: 2 TB (612,73 GB free)

     

              Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

     

              Apple Inc. BRCM2070 Hub

                        Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

     

              ASIX Elec. Corp. AX88179

     

              HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-5163D Super Multi DVD Rewriter

     

              Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

     

    FireWire Information:

     

    Thunderbolt Information:

              Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

     

    Kernel Extensions:

              org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv          (3.0.6)

              org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB          (3.0.6)

              com.manycamllc.driver.ManyCamDriver          (0.0.9)

              foo.tap          (1.0)

              foo.tun          (1.0)

              com.sophos.kext.sav          (8.0.14)

     

    Problem System Launch Daemons:

     

    Problem System Launch Agents:

     

    Launch Daemons:

              [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

              [loaded] com.barebones.authd.plist

              [not loaded] com.barebones.textwrangler.plist

              [loaded] com.bombich.ccc.plist

              [loaded] com.flipvideo.FlipShareServer.launchd.plist

              [loaded] com.ipass.monitordaemon.plist

              [loaded] com.m-audio.usb.firmwareloader.plist

              [loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

              [loaded] com.sns.globalSAN.daemon.plist

              [loaded] com.sophos.autoupdate.plist

              [loaded] com.sophos.intercheck.plist

              [loaded] com.sophos.notification.plist

              [loaded] com.stclairsoft.AppTamerAgent.plist

              [not loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_service.plist

              [loaded] net.interacto.flavours.helper.plist

     

    Launch Agents:

              [loaded] cn.com.zte.usbswapper.plist

              [not loaded] com.cooliris.SetLaunchArch.plist

              [loaded] com.flipvideo.FlipShare.AutoRun.plist

              [loaded] com.sophos.uiserver.plist

              [not loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer.plist

              [not loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_desktop.plist

              [loaded] net.interacto.flavours.agent.plist

              [loaded] net.interacto.flavours.bg.plist

     

    User Launch Agents:

              [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist

              [loaded] com.akamai.single-user-client.plist

              [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist

              [failed] com.macupdate.desktop5.scanner.plist

              [loaded] com.propaganda.dejavu.dvmonitor.plist

              [loaded] com.valvesoftware.steamclean.plist

              [loaded] ws.agile.1PasswordAgent.plist

     

    User Login Items:

              Plantronics

              GrowlMenu

              Dropbox

              Microsoft Database Daemon

              Alfred

              Cinch

              GetBackupAgent

              Smart Scroll

              SplashID Safe

              Mac_SwapperDemon

              iPass Open Mobile

              RealPlayer Downloader Agent

              Cisco Jabber

              HoudahSpotHelper

     

    3rd Party Preference Panes:

              Akamai NetSession Preferences

              BlueHarvest

              Fan Control

              Flash Player

              Flip4Mac WMV

              Growl

              Java

              Launch Webex

              MAudioTransitUSB

              MacFUSE

              Media Importer

              Perian

              Plantronics

              Secrets

              SLNTFS

              Smart Scroll

              Tuxera NTFS

              WinShortcutter

     

    Internet Plug-ins:

              AdobePDFViewer.plugin

              CoolirisWebKitPlugin.plugin

              Default Browser.plugin

              eMusic.plugin

              Flash Player.plugin

              FlashPlayer-10.6.plugin

              Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin

              GarminGpsControl.plugin

              Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

              iPhotoPhotocast.plugin

              JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

              OfficeLiveBrowserPlugin.plugin

              QuickTime Plugin.plugin

              RealPlayer Plugin.plugin

              SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin

              Silverlight.plugin

              Yahoo! Installer.plugin

     

    User Internet Plug-ins:

              OctoshapeWeb.plugin

              WebEx.plugin

              WebEx64.plugin

     

    Bad Fonts:

              None

     

    Time Machine:

              Skip System Files: NO

              Mobile backups: ON

              Auto backup: YES

              Volumes being backed up:

                        Macintosh HD: Disk size: 749,81 GB Disk used: 478,05 GB

                        Macintosh SSD: Disk size: 511,25 GB Disk used: 368,13 GB

              Destinations:

                        Untitled [Local] (Last used)

                        Total size: 2 TB

                        Total number of backups: 11

                        Oldest backup: 2013-10-16 18:56:16 +0000

                        Last backup: 2013-11-02 18:35:44 +0000

                        Size of backup disk: Too small

                                  Backup size 2 TB < (Disk used 846,17 GB X 3)

     

    Top Processes by CPU:

                 110%          InterCheck

                  22%          repair_packages

                   3%          mds

                   2%          WindowServer

                   1%          EtreCheck

                   1%          RealPlayer Downloader Agent

                   1%          Disk Utility

                   0%          Microsoft Word

                   0%          SkyDrive

                   0%          blued

     

    Top Processes by Memory:

              439 MB             repair_packages

              426 MB             mds_stores

              410 MB             com.apple.WebKit.WebContent

              328 MB             com.apple.IconServicesAgent

              295 MB             Finder

              213 MB             Microsoft Outlook

              164 MB             InterCheck

              164 MB             WindowServer

              147 MB             softwareupdated

              115 MB             Safari

     

    Virtual Memory Statistics:

              4.50 GB            Free RAM

              5.18 GB            Active RAM

              4.48 GB            Inactive RAM

              1.83 GB            Wired RAM

              1.79 GB            Page-ins

              0 B                Page-outs

  • Drew Reece Level 5 Level 5 (5,840 points)

    Jeepers do you need all those startup items?

    They have been deprecated since 10.3 according to the developer docs…

    https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/BPSystem Startup/Chapters/StartupItems.html

     

    It suggests you have a lot of old software (or software from developers that don't follow guidelines).

     

    Remove them from /Library/StartupItems/

     

    The kernel extensions also alter low level system operations, so get rid of them or ensure they are all up to date.

    They are in /Library/Extensions/

     

    I would also remove all the login items so you can login without a dozen items all starting. Update them if you need them. They are managed in System Preferences > Users & groups > Select your username > Login items tab.

     

    Also all the /Library/LaunchAgents/ and /Library/LaunchDaemons/ could be pruned back too, unless you need them & they are up to date. Don't forget the ones inside your home directory too. use the Finders Go menu > Go to Folder… ~/Library/LaunchAgents/

     

    Personally I'd consider a clean install, you have what appears to be a lot of old stuff to clean up. Sometimes a fresh start is the fastest way to get a working system, especially if you don't reininstall until you need something.

     

    Make sure you have a backup before you begin & you can either delete these items, or move them into folders incase you want to restore them. It's probably worth looking for uninstallers to remove any items that install in multiple locations (like pref panes & whatever they control).

     

    Don't forget to reboot to make the system changes take effect.

  • cetsk Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I am having this issue as well, and I am finding very similar logs as other suers have mentioned. For example, clicking "Advanced" under Wireless Network in the System Pane logs this:

     

    [code]

    Nov  5 12:03:22 System Preferences[8336]: -[NSRemoteView beginDeferredSheets] caught non-fatal NSInternalInconsistencyException 'unable to convert NSNamedColorSpace System controlColor to Device RGB colorspace' with backtrace (

                    0   CoreFoundation                      0x00007fff91e5241c __exceptionPreprocess + 172

                    1   libobjc.A.dylib                     0x00007fff8aa0de75 objc_exception_throw + 43

                    2   CoreFoundation                      0x00007fff91e521f8 +[NSException raise:format:arguments:] + 104

                    3   Foundation                          0x00007fff8852cc61 -[NSAssertionHandler handleFailureInMethod:object:file:lineNumber:description:] + 189

                    4   ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8ac9765c -[NSSecureColor initWithColor:] + 724

                    5   ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8ac9736f +[NSSecureColor secureColorWithColor:] + 48

                    6   ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8acbacfb -[NSRemoteView sendFontSmoothingBackgroundColorToService:] + 40

                    7   ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8acbbbf5 -[NSRemoteView viewDidMoveToWindow] + 197

                    8   AppKit                              0x00007fff8d6521d0 -[NSView _setWindow:] + 2899

                    9   AppKit                              0x00007fff8d64f804 -[NSView addSubview:] + 364

                    10  AppKit                              0x00007fff8d663953 -[NSFrameView addSubview:] + 45

                    11  AppKit                              0x00007fff8d671cb5 -[NSWindow setContentView:] + 511

                    12  ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8acc1868 rendezvousPanel + 895

                    13  ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8acc0f3f -[NSRemoteView beginSheet:modalForWindow:size:isCritical:styleMask:] + 420

                    14  ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8acc1eea -[NSRemoteView beginDeferredSheet:] + 209

                    15  ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8acc2098 -[NSRemoteView beginDeferredSheets] + 283

                    16  ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8acc6ca2 __85-[NSRemoteViewMarshal beginSheet:modalForWindow:size:isCritical:styleMask:withReply:]_block_invoke + 83

                    17  ViewBridge                          0x00007fff8acca892 __deferBlockOntoMainThread_block_invoke_3 + 441

                    18  CoreFoundation                      0x00007fff91d837cc __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_BLOCK__ + 12

                    19  CoreFoundation                      0x00007fff91d74ee5 __CFRunLoopDoBlocks + 341

                    20  CoreFoundation                      0x00007fff91d74c6e __CFRunLoopRun + 1982

                    21  CoreFoundation                      0x00007fff91d74275 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 309

                    22  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff86781f0d RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 226

                    23  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff86781cb7 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 479

                    24  HIToolbox                           0x00007fff86781abc _BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInModeWithFilter + 65

                    25  AppKit                              0x00007fff8d63b28e _DPSNextEvent + 1434

                    26  AppKit                              0x00007fff8d63a8db -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 122

                    27  AppKit                              0x00007fff8d62e9cc -[NSApplication run] + 553

                    28  AppKit                              0x00007fff8d619803 NSApplicationMain + 940

                    29  libdyld.dylib                       0x00007fff8e9075fd start + 1

                    30  ???                                 0x0000000000000001 0x0 + 1

            )

            timestamp: 12:03:22.018 Tuesday 05 November 2013

            process/thread/queue: System Preferences (8336) / 0x7fff773e1310 / com.apple.main-thread

            code: line 607 of /SourceCache/ViewBridge/ViewBridge-46/ViewBridgeUtilities.m in logCaughtException

            domain: exceptions[/code]

     

    I also can't manully select another network to connect to. It seems, as OP said, that anything that would generally pop up some other config window isn't working. So strange.

     

    I can say that I have only had this machine for a few months, coming from a clean Mountain lion install back in June or so. Hardly any startup or other apps installed. Just development stuff. I have doubts this is the issue.

     

    We do use Centrify at work to hook into AD. Unsure if that may be part of the cause. Other people have upgraded with no issues, though.

  • cetsk Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Okay, I was able to get everything working when I run the System Preferences app as root, which leads me to believe this is a user-config issue.

  • Drew Reece Level 5 Level 5 (5,840 points)

    Why are you running System Preferences as root!

    Your system sounds messed up & you are also doing very risky things to try to fix it !

     

    Please just post an EtreCheck report, we will point to any warning signs. Or you can continue taking wild guesses at what is wrong.

     

    http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck

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