Authentication dialog lags when using Disk Utility

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by macrem, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. macrem, Aug 18, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011

    macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    Hello Forum,

    Since installing Lion, when I run Repair Disk Permissions in Disk Utility, the authentication dialog lags. By lags, I mean whatever I type or click takes several seconds to register. I would like to find out if anyone knows how to fix this...

    I have a feeling that deleting the right file(s) beneath ~/Library/ will cause some corrupt settings file(s) to be regenerated and then this problem will go away.

    Fyi, I do not notice this issue with other apps that require admin user authentication, such as Software Update. In fact, a workaround is first I check for software updates (which prompts me to authenticate with an admin user's password), then before the escalated privileges session expires, I Repair Disk Permissions and am not prompted for an admin user's password.
  2. macrem thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    Just in case anyone else is experiencing this issue and finds this thread (it was happening on my MBP and iMac), it is fixed now: apparently the upgrade to 10.7.2 fixed it.

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