iMac constantly logging itself out

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  1. SonySnake macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Have an older 800 mHz flat panel iMac on 10.3.9, whenever I try and throw something away, send email, and a host of other actions the screen will go blue and the desktop will start up again as if I logged out and then back in. I've tried rebooting, repairing permissions, and running the unix maintenance. I also made a second account, logged in with it and it did the same thing, only with the second account it would just log out and kick me back to the login page. The admin account still just logs out/logs in in one motion. Anyone ever hear of this?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    What do the logs say about it? (system & console)
     
  3. SonySnake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Console log -

    2005-04-30 17:47:32 -0600
    2005-04-30 17:47:32.693 loginwindow[855] FSResolveAliasWithMountFlags returned err = -43

    System log -

    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSWindowAddRegionToDirtyShape: Invalid connection
    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSFlushWindowContentRegion: Invalid connection
    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSWindowAddRegionToDirtyShape: Invalid connection
    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSFlushWindowContentRegion: Invalid connection
    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSWindowAddRegionToDirtyShape: Invalid connection
    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSFlushWindowContentRegion: Invalid connection
    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSWindowAddRegionToDirtyShape: Invalid connection
    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSFlushWindowContentRegion: Invalid connection
    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost crashdump: Started writing crash report to: /Library/Logs/CrashReporter/loginwindow.crash.log
    Apr 30 17:47:28 localhost automount[300]: logout notification received.
    Apr 30 17:47:28 localhost automount[300]: requesting logout processing.
    Apr 30 17:47:28 localhost automount[310]: logout notification received.
    Apr 30 17:47:28 localhost automount[310]: requesting logout processing.
    Apr 30 17:47:28 localhost automount[300]: handle_deferred_requests: user logged out.
    Apr 30 17:47:28 localhost automount[310]: handle_deferred_requests: user logged out.
    Apr 30 17:47:29 localhost crashdump: Finished writing crash report to: /Library/Logs/CrashReporter/loginwindow.crash.log
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Looks like it logged you out because the Login Window is crashing.

    Apr 30 17:47:27 localhost crashdump: Started writing crash report to: /Library/Logs/CrashReporter/loginwindow.crash.log

    You can either look at that crashlog for clues, or try removing the /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist, restarting, and seeing if it's still crashing and logging you out.
     
  5. SonySnake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried getting rid of that file, didn't work unfortunately. Any clues on what to look for in the crash log? It's huge but all I can really make out is this

    Date/Time: 2005-04-30 17:23:28 -0600
    OS Version: 10.3.9 (Build 7W98)
    Report Version: 2

    Command: loginwindow
    Path: /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/MacOS/loginwindow
    Version: 3.6 (3.6)
    PID: 493
    Thread: 0

    Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
    Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000004


    About 8 times in the log with different PID numbers amongst a mass of code.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    The useful part of the crashlog is the part you didn't post...
     
  7. SonySnake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, sorry. Here is the rest, this section is repeated dozens of times in the full log file

    **********

    Host Name:
    Date/Time: 2005-04-30 17:23:28 -0600
    OS Version: 10.3.9 (Build 7W98)
    Report Version: 2

    Command: loginwindow
    Path: /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/MacOS/loginwindow
    Version: 3.6 (3.6)
    PID: 493
    Thread: 0

    Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
    Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000004

    Thread 0 Crashed:
    0 <<00000000>> 0x00000004 0 + 0x4
    1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90026200 _swrite + 0x44
    2 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90006edc __sfvwrite + 0xbc
    3 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90006cc8 __vfprintf + 0x3998
    4 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9000c8ac vfprintf + 0x4c
    5 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9000d5fc fprintf + 0x1c
    6 ....audio.toolbox.AudioToolbox 0x93b812c0 _ZN14AudioUnitGraph11PrintObjectEP7__sFILE + 0x34
    7 ....audio.toolbox.AudioToolbox 0x93b94cbc _ZN7TStream13ReadWindows32Ev + 0x24
    8 ....audio.toolbox.AudioToolbox 0x93b7be68 _ZN12SFCollection4ReadEv + 0x80
    9 ....audio.toolbox.AudioToolbox 0x93b5baf0 AUGraphNewNode + 0x214
    10 com.apple.loginwindow 0x00041d50 0x1000 + 0x40d50
    11 com.apple.loginwindow 0x0003fa18 0x1000 + 0x3ea18
    12 com.apple.loginwindow 0x0003fc1c 0x1000 + 0x3ec1c
    13 com.apple.loginwindow 0x0004454c 0x1000 + 0x4354c
    14 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x901fbdc8 __CFMessagePortPerform + 0x160
    15 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x901d9a04 __CFRunLoopDoSource1 + 0xc8
    16 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x901c18d0 __CFRunLoopRun + 0x540
    17 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x901c5e6c CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 0x148
    18 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x92885f60 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 0xac
    19 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9288c6c8 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 0x17c
    20 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x928ae6a0 BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode + 0x60
    21 com.apple.AppKit 0x92e827bc _DPSNextEvent + 0x180
    22 com.apple.AppKit 0x92e99240 -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 0x74
    23 com.apple.AppKit 0x92ead5c0 -[NSApplication run] + 0x21c
    24 com.apple.loginwindow 0x0000db54 0x1000 + 0xcb54
    25 com.apple.loginwindow 0x0000a65c 0x1000 + 0x965c
    26 com.apple.loginwindow 0x0000a4d0 0x1000 + 0x94d0

    Thread 1:
    0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90007878 mach_msg_trap + 0x8
    1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x900073f8 mach_msg + 0x38
    2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x901c16e0 __CFRunLoopRun + 0x350
    3 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x901c5e6c CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 0x148
    4 com.apple.Foundation 0x90a2d1e0 -[NSRunLoop runMode:beforeDate:] + 0xac
    5 com.apple.Foundation 0x90a45de4 -[NSRunLoop run] + 0x4c
    6 com.apple.BezelServices 0x0056e90c 0x56d000 + 0x190c
    7 com.apple.Foundation 0x90a6a538 forkThreadForFunction + 0x6c
    8 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90024910 _pthread_body + 0x28

    Thread 2:
    0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9000d508 mach_msg_overwrite_trap + 0x8
    1 com.apple.loginwindow 0x0001601c 0x1000 + 0x1501c
    2 com.apple.loginwindow 0x00015e44 0x1000 + 0x14e44
    3 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90024910 _pthread_body + 0x28

    Thread 3:
    0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90007878 mach_msg_trap + 0x8
    1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x900073f8 mach_msg + 0x38
    2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x901c16e0 __CFRunLoopRun + 0x350
    3 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x901c5e6c CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 0x148
    4 com.apple.audio.CoreAudio 0x90732f80 _ZN10HALRunLoop9OwnThreadEPv + 0x104
    5 com.apple.audio.CoreAudio 0x907391e0 _ZN9CAPThread5EntryEPS_ + 0x30
    6 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90024910 _pthread_body + 0x28

    Thread 4:
    0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9000ed0c read + 0xc
    1 com.apple.loginwindow 0x0001d010 0x1000 + 0x1c010
    2 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90024910 _pthread_body + 0x28

    PPC Thread State:
    srr0: 0x00000004 srr1: 0x4000d030 vrsave: 0x00000000
    cr: 0x82022282 xer: 0x00000007 lr: 0x93b7be84 ctr: 0x00000004
    r0: 0x00000000 r1: 0xbfffe170 r2: 0x54485244 r3: 0x000f441c
    r4: 0x00000000 r5: 0x00000000 r6: 0xa01c05f4 r7: 0x000f441c
    r8: 0x93bd1294 r9: 0x00000000 r10: 0x00000000 r11: 0xa000499c
    r12: 0x00000004 r13: 0x00000007 r14: 0x00000018 r15: 0xffffffff
    r16: 0xbfffeae0 r17: 0x01850008 r18: 0x00000000 r19: 0xbfffe340
    r20: 0x00000007 r21: 0x00000002 r22: 0x00000007 r23: 0x00000002
    r24: 0x00000009 r25: 0x00000010 r26: 0xbfffeae0 r27: 0x00000000
    r28: 0x00000000 r29: 0x00000009 r30: 0xbfffeae0 r31: 0x90003338

    Do you need the "Binary Images Description" too? Its too long to post at once with that
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, that part is important as well. Just split it up into multiple posts (within code tags, please), or post the whole last entry in the crashlog as an attachment.
     
  9. Lord Sandwich macrumors regular

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    SonySnake: I just posted a thread with a similar problem. By any chance, did this all start happening around the time you updated to 10.3.9?
     
  10. SonySnake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think so, this is my parent's computer and they said sometime last week they ran software update and there was a whole bunch of updates it downloaded. It must have updated to 10.3.9 then but I'm not positive, for some reason the list of installed updates under the software update preference panel is completely empty.

    Here's the log file, I relaly appreciate your help, yellow!
     

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  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    And you removed the com.apple.loginwindow.plist from the root Library, right, not from the Library that's in your home folder?

    I notice that "com.apple.iSightAudio 6.5.2" is listed there.. did you try unplugging that to see if the problem goes away? Have you gotten the latest iSight updater from Apple? Have you run Software Updater again to see if there's anything else you might need to update?

    One other thing you could try was to download the 10.3.9 Combo Updater and reinstall it again. http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosxcombinedupdate1039.html
     
  12. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    The crash log suggests to me that the problem is produced when loginWindow tries to play a sound. The problem stems from the module audio.toolbox.AudioToolbox and the function AUGraphNewNode and ultimately results in an overflow or something in the formatted string writing function _swrite. I don't know why loginWindow would want to play a sound, but maybe loginWindow is responsible for more tasks than just the login for all I know.

    Do you also have TinkerTool installed? If so, have you added sounds effects to some actions? Shame on you for using TinkerTool ;) These kinds of system hack tools has been shown to often cause problems when the OS is upgraded later on.

    I'm not one hundred percent sure about this analysis, so take it for what it's worth.
     
  13. SonySnake thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that is the one I got rid of, no dice.

    I don't know what the iSight thing is about seeing as how they don't own an iSight, and there is no TinkerTool or anything on that machine. Parent's computer, it is all of a few web browsers, email, and some photos. Its so strange, it will log out/in when trying to say, send mail, move something to the trash (but when not emptying the trash), and copying text or a file. Probably more but that is what I've run into.

    There was nothing else in Software Update either except for Quicktime 7. I'll give the combo updater a try.
     
  14. Lord Sandwich macrumors regular

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    Well I guess we should both just cross our fingers that the 10.4 update will fix this. :p
     

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