OS X Login Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by wsteineker, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

    wsteineker

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    Jul 17, 2001
    Location:
    Montgomery, AL
    #1
    I'm having the strangest problem with my Cube, and I figured you guys could probably help me. Here we go.

    I shut down my Cube every night, as it's in my bedroom and the fan from teh Radeon is annoying when I'm trying to sleep. For the past couple of mornings I've had a really weird login issue when I start back up.

    I boot just fine, all the way through to the login screen. When I enter my password to login the system doesn't accept it the first time around. It does that screen shaking thing to tell me that I've entered the wrong password. I enter the password a second time and the system lets me login smooth as silk. At first I thought I was entering the password incorrectly, but I made sure to type it slowly while looking at the keyboard this morning. Same routine: shake, re-enter, login. I just tried it again to see what would happen, and it's still giving me sh*t! What is the problem, and what can I do to fix it?

    I know that I could just uncheck "login at startup", but I need to use password protection to keep my retarded Mac hating roommate from doing any damage. Suffice it to say that disabling password protection is not an option. Any thoughts as to what I could do to fix this? Thanks! :)
     
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020

    alex_ant

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    #2
    Does it happen with any other user accounts, or just yours?

    Have you tried unsetting your password and then setting it again? Perhaps logging out / rebooting before setting it again.

    Is your password more than 8 (11?) characters?

    I've had problems logging into an OS 10.1.5 iMac on my LAN via ssh - except sometimes I can't log in at all, even when I can login fine on the console. But sometimes I can log in remotely. So far the problem hasn't been annoying enough to make me want to try to tackle it. :)
     
  3. wsteineker thread starter macrumors 6502a

    wsteineker

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    Location:
    Montgomery, AL
    #3
    Yo Alex, the old password was 8 characters. I reset it and it worked like a charm. Thanks buddy! :)
     

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