10.4.8 wont let my machine shut down.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by imacintel, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    The title gives the explanation. 10.4.8 won't let my machine shut down. It just hangs at the screen wallpaper and hangs. :confused:
  2. Surf and Turf macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2006
    In my mind
    is your kernel acting out of the ordinary?

    happy yom kippor
  3. bradc macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2006
    Canader eh
    Yeah mine does the same, Mac Pro....it doesn't really matter since at that point it's ready to shutdown but it's a hassle.
  4. zweigand macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    My 24" iMac doesn't like to sleep anymore ...it hangs and looks like it starts to do the KP screen ...it dims ...but the multi text shutdown never shows up.

    It's happened 3 times upon going into sleep.
  5. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    My PB works just fine. (Had to give the other side a voice, ya know)
  6. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    OP is it shutting down now? have you done the regular disk check? It could be an app causing it to hang.

  7. beckfizzle macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2006
    Denver, CO
    After the restart after installing it my computer wouldnt start up. It did eventually though. It would just hang on the inital apple screen.
  8. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    ^Most every update makes your computer hang for a while so its not that abnormal but if it takes too long then:eek:

  9. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    Repair permissions, verify disk, and fsck. Trash the Finder pref, then try.
  10. Skotos macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2006
    Fixing 10.4.8 Screensaver Hanging Bug

    I apologize in advance if this is totally obvious... but can anyone point to a step-by-step "How To" on how to do this? I'm not sure where to find the files/settings identified above.

    Thanks in advance.
  11. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    A few other thing have actually gone wrong, and it may have fried my logic board. :(

    New macbook.
  12. phreakv6 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2006
    FIXED for me!

    i had this problem.. after the 10.4.8 update, when i shutdown my macbook pro, it would close finder and dock and stay showing the wallpaper. even giving it 12 hours wouldnt suffice for shutting it down. it just stood hanging there.

    i did this..
    sudo shutdown -h now

    ofcourse this dint help but it showed what was the culprit. the kextd was refusing to close apparantly.

    so killing kextd manually helped.
    find the pid of kextd with the following command

    ps aux | grep kextd


    kill -9 kextd_pid

    where kextd_pid is the pid you found with the first command. for me it is 27 always.

    after you kill, you can shutdown the mbp from the applemenu or using
    sudo shutdown -h now

    shuts down cleanly... yay !
  13. feralchimp macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2006
    general OS bug or particular kext issue?

    First off, wanted to add a "me too" on the 10.4.8 mac pro hang on restart/shutdown issue, and thanks to phreaky for tracing this to kextd. It's been frustrating to have the XP side of my machine behaving better than the OS X side. :eek:

    I recall there being a pretty nasty kernel panic issue with the CiscoVPN and Parallels kexts in 10.4.7, so I'm wondering if this is related.
    - - - -
    After uninstalling the Parallels kexts (helper,hypervisor,Pvsnet,vmmain), my machine no longer hangs on restart or shutdown. I should note, though, that a) I don't think I was using the latest version of Parallels, b) this might not be Parallels "fault", per se, and c) I also ran a disk permissions repair (although it didn't seem to find errors in anything that *looked* related).


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