Help! Black login screen after update

Discussion in 'macOS' started by irishgrizzly, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    #1
    After updating itunes and quicktime on my duel usb ibook I get a black login screen with lots of darwin type code.

    After inputting my user name and password it just hangs. What can I do?
     
  2. superted666 Guest

    superted666

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    it means your in single user mode or have killed the GUI somehow.

    does darwin use run levels? try innit 5 from the command prompt
     
  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Hope I've not killed the GUI:eek:

    Is there a key combination that I can hold down on restart to get round this? I don't have any experence with code and would rather reinstall then mess round with it.
     
  4. superted666 Guest

    superted666

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    first call : Try Apple suggestions for startup problems:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106464

    if that fails You should use "verbose boot" (hold down the Command and V keys after the chime) so you can see all the system messages scrolling by.
    Pay close attention to see how far it gets.
     

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