Finder hangs when logging in to new user....?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by shaunconn, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. shaunconn macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi

    I am trying to set up a second user on my G5 - can create OK, but when I switch into the new user, the machine hangs, and the cursor becomes the nice colorful spinning disk.

    The only way out is to reboot...

    Anybody seen this on 10.3.2? I have lots of free RAM and disk, and both users have admin privileges...

    Regards

    Shaun
     
  2. chibianh macrumors 6502a

    chibianh

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    #2
    A similar thing happens to me sometimes. When I start up the machine, it launches the dock and the menu bar items, but not the finder. It hangs with a beachball. I usually launch System Preferences from the Dock.. and only afterwards the Finder launches.
     
  3. shaunconn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Hmm - I can't launch anything, the beachball kicks in immediately :-(

    Interestingly enough, the dock has 2 icons (finder and trash) and 7 or 8 large question marks for the other icons...

    Can I do this from the command line - I miss good old useradd and usermod...

    Shaun
     

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