Security function in PREFS crashes - reset permissions with no effect.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whipstitch, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. whipstitch macrumors newbie

    whipstitch

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    #1
    If I were to run the disk utility that asks for the CDs that come with the MBP, what will that do? It is a software utility of sorts.

    Can I just re-install the basic system files for the OS, or perhaps even just download or copy over from another computer the "Preferences" file? This seems too simplistic, but I am an ex-Windows user.

    Help. Don't want to format and re-install or anything of that nature if possible.
     
  2. whipstitch thread starter macrumors newbie

    whipstitch

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    #2
    When it crashes, here is the report:

    Date/Time: 2006-12-08 16:18:05.284 -0500
    OS Version: 10.4.8 (Build 8N1037)
    Report Version: 4

    Command: System Preferences
    Path: /Applications/Utilities/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences
    Parent: WindowServer [59]
    Rosetta: Yes

    Version: 2.3 (2.3)
    Build Version: 24
    Project Name: SystemPrefsApp
    Source Version: 860200

    PID: 492
    Thread: Unknown

    Exception: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (0x0002)
    Code[0]: 0x00000001
    Code[1]: 0x00000000


    Thread 0:
    0 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb808a6f8 0xb8000000 + 567032
    1 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb8165db9 CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 170407
    2 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb816547a CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 168040
    3 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb8165ac3 CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 169649
    4 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb80c7b3a 0xb8000000 + 817978

    Thread 1:
    0 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb823369b strchr + 72
    1 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb81cef17 pthread_cond_wait + 3114
    2 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb816831a catch_exception_raise_state_identity + 318
    3 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb8167856 CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 177220
    4 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb816774d CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 176955
    5 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb8168418 catch_exception_raise_state_identity + 572
    6 com.apple.systempreferences 0xb820480c pthread_create + 1124

    Unknown thread crashed with unknown flavor: 1
    state_count: 16

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    Translated Code Information:

    Rosetta Version: 17.15
    Args: /Applications/Utilities/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences -psn_0_7864321
    Exception: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (0x0002)

    Thread 0: Crashed (0xb7fff37c, 0xb823369b)
    0x0ceb0074: No symbol
    0x0ceb013c: No symbol
    0x0000a1c0: /Applications/Utilities/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences : __mh_execute_header + 0x91c0
    0x929ff868: /System/Library/Frameworks/Foundation.framework/Versions/C/Foundation : ___NSFireDelayedPerform + 0x1ac
    0x90809bbc: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation : _CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 0xac4
    0x93235fa0: /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/HIToolbox : _RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 0x124
    0x93235508: /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/HIToolbox : _ReceiveNextEventCommon + 0x100
    0x932353e4: /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/HIToolbox : _BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode + 0x58
    0x93716f10: /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/AppKit : __DPSNextEvent + 0x1f4
    0x93716b2c: /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/AppKit : -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 0x84
    0x93711004: /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/AppKit : -[NSApplication run] + 0x1d4
    0x937056e0: /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/AppKit : _NSApplicationMain + 0x1bc
    0x0000adc0: /Applications/Utilities/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences : __mh_execute_header + 0x9dc0
    0x0000e754: /Applications/Utilities/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences : __mh_execute_header + 0xd754
    0x702fe18f: No symbol

    PPC Thread State
    srr0: 0x00000000 srr1: 0x00000000 vrsave: 0x00000000
    cr: 0xXXXXXXXX xer: 0x00000000 lr: 0x0ceb0074 ctr: 0x90001400
    r00: 0x000000ca r01: 0xbfffe3a0 r02: 0x0000009a r03: 0xbfffe400
    r04: 0x00000002 r05: 0xbfffe3e0 r06: 0xbfffe3d8 r07: 0x00000000
    r08: 0x00000000 r09: 0xcf34201b r10: 0xbfffe3d8 r11: 0xa0006a68
    r12: 0x90001400 r13: 0x00000000 r14: 0x00000000 r15: 0x90809110
    r16: 0xa07e9110 r17: 0xa07e9110 r18: 0x24002082 r19: 0x24424082
    r20: 0xbfffe930 r21: 0x0030f338 r22: 0x0030f448 r23: 0x00002003
    r24: 0x0030f330 r25: 0x0df2e270 r26: 0x0036c320 r27: 0x003fde00
    r28: 0x003fde00 r29: 0x0dd96b20 r30: 0x0df2e270 r31: 0x0ceaffc0
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #3
    What happens if you create a separate account and try to access it there? Does it behave okay? If so, you've probably got a corrupted preference file in your account. With System Preferences closed and in the problem account, go to <your user name>/Library/Preferences and drag the file com.apple.systempreferences.plist to your Desktop. Then open System Preferences and see if you can load the Security pane.

    If that doesn't work, there are likely a couple of preferences files in the ByHost folder with your Preferences folder that you can try the same thing with. The files would be called com.apple.systempreferences.<some long number>.plist.

    If none of that works, check back here.
     
  4. whipstitch thread starter macrumors newbie

    whipstitch

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    #4
    Dear WildCowboy,

    Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately neither seemed to work. When I load prefs, the Security pane leads to a crash when clicked.

    Interestingly, I went to Macintosh HD » System » Library » PreferencePanes and was able to open a file called Security.prefPane. This is, indeed, the Security pane. It opens fine when opened individually. So I tried again in Preferences, and it crashes. Any other ideas?

    When I bought the MBP, I used a firewire cable to transfer over my Powerbook files UPON STARTUP of the MBP - that is, before it had ever been booted. It asked me, after all, and I wasn't aware of the file transfer tool at the time. Anyway it went from 60 GB down to 7 min remaining, then froze (transferring some 54 GB). I don't know where the rest went. Everything SEEMS in order. But clearly, that's not the case.

    Would you recommend re-installing just the OS X Tiger fundamentals? Is that possible from my two gray CDs that came with the MBP?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #5
    Mate, did you by chance use any apps that get rid of redundant language files (Monolingual or whatever)? Also, OSX has the option for you to do an Archive & Install which will basically bundle your current system files into a separate folder and then give you a fresh version. It shouldn't delete anything. :cool:
     
  6. whipstitch thread starter macrumors newbie

    whipstitch

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    #6
    Hi there,

    Thanks for the info. I think the Archive and Install feature is a great option, however, I have opted to leave it at this.

    Since I can run Security from the PreferencePanes folder in the System folder, I am not greatly concerned that Preferences crashes when I open it from there.

    My disk permissions, after repairing, notes:
    Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”
    Determining correct file permissions.

    Permissions repair complete
    The privileges have been verified or repaired on the selected volume

    Everything appears to be in order. Also, the Apple site says that I may have to re-install some third-party software after Archive and Install. When I first got my MBP and used the Migration Assistant, I had to re-install all of the Adobe Suite software and a few other applications (e.g. StuffIt). Not a huge deal, but time-consuming.

    I have this other folder on my HD: "System Folder (from old Mac)." Is this a remnant from the Migration Assistant transfer from the PowerBook, or is this on everyone's new OS X with a MBP? I believe most of the files are for OS 9 (Classic).
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #7
    Yeah, that's a remnant. You can ditch it if you like.

    FWIW, if ever you're wary of deleting a file in OSX, drag it to the Trash but refrain from emptying. The system won't be able to access it so it'll be effectively deleted, but you can still drag it back to where you found it if you realise you did actually need it. Leave it in there for a week or so of normal usage and you should be set. :)
     
  8. alex2501 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    #8
    Hi guys, i want to ask you a similar question.
    I have an empy security prefences window when i activate the security prefpane. If i create a new account the security settings show op in the prefpane but only the first time i open it. The second time it is empty and stays that way.

    Anyone any ideas?

    greetings
     

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