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ginsengbomb
Aug 17, 2011, 05:57 PM
Greetings-

Searched the Lion forum and Google and couldn't find anything on this.

Every time I reboot my iMac running Lion, iChat needs me to re-enter my passwords for my AIM, Gtalk, and Yahoo! IM accounts. This only happens when I reboot -- that is, if I quit and re-open iChat, it works fine. Anybody else having this?

Additional details:
I have a clean install of Lion
I have Restore windows when quitting/re-openning enabled
I have the passwords saved in the Mail, Contacts and Calendars Pref pane
I also direct iChat to save my passwords in the keychain every time I re-enter them
Having no similar saved password issues in Mail, iCal, etc.

Having no other problems with the shiny new iChat, and this is of course only a minor nuisance (I only reboot once/day), just curious to know if anybody else has run into this and if there are any solutions floating about.



Quad5Ny
Aug 17, 2011, 11:35 PM
Before doing any of these steps, see if Keychain First Aid helps: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/9081.html



Quit iChat
Open up Keychain Access
Delete any iChat passwords
Toggle the Lock Keychain button On & Off once
Repair Disk Permissions
Go to "~/Library/Saved Application State/"
Delete "com.apple.iChat.savedstate"
Go to "~/Library/Caches/"
Delete "com.apple.iChat"
Restart


If that doesn't work;

Do the previous steps again (skip restarting & permissions repair)
Go to "~/Library/"
Backup the iChat folder & then delete it
Go to "~/Library/Application Support/"
Backup the iChat folder & then delete it
Go to "~/Library/Preferences/" & "~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/"
Backup & delete any iChat plists
Restart


If it still fails;

Do parts 1 & 2 again (skip restarting & permissions repair)
Restart in Safe Boot mode (Hold Left Shift before the Apple logo)
Restart again (normally)
Open Terminal
Type "sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force" & wait for it to finish
Restart
Open Terminal
Type "sudo periodic daily weekly monthly"
Restart



If all of that doesn't work, your last resort is to try creating a new user account, and then reinstalling OS X.
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billmister
Dec 12, 2011, 10:27 PM
I had an issue where i saw everyone online but nobody saw me online on their buddy list. even though i was not set to invisible. I followed your first step, and BOOYAAAA

Now it works. Thanks a million

Before doing any of these steps, see if Keychain First Aid helps: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/9081.html



Quit iChat
Open up Keychain Access
Delete any iChat passwords
Toggle the Lock Keychain button On & Off once
Repair Disk Permissions
Go to "~/Library/Saved Application State/"
Delete "com.apple.iChat.savedstate"
Go to "~/Library/Caches/"
Delete "com.apple.iChat"
Restart

......

If all of that doesn't work, your last resort is to try creating a new user account, and then reinstalling OS X.
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