Problem with shell in OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ajmbc, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Ajmbc macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello. I have an iBook 700 running OS 10.2. Whenever I try to use the terminal to shutdown, (using the command shutdown now) it pops up the black console, and then gives me a couple of lines saying this:

    bootstrap_look_up falied (ipc/send) invalid destination port


    Then the shutdown fails. I try to then exit out to the login window by typing 'exit' and then it repeats this message lots and lots of times and wont let me enter anything. I have to force reboot my computer. What is wrong and how can I fix it? Any help would be appreciated.

    =ajmbc=
     
  2. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Have you considered going to the Apple menu to shut down?
     
  3. Ajmbc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats what I have to do. It also gives me that error other times. It is just the principle of something not working

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