Can't do anything that requires admin access because authentication window won't show

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pauldacheez, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. pauldacheez macrumors newbie

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    Hello yet again!

    I find that doing anything that requires admin access is currently impossible. The authentication window won't show up. For example, opening up System Preferences > Accounts and clicking on the lock just makes it say "Authenticating..." for a few seconds before going back to "Click on the lock to make changes". What could possibly cause this?

    Strangely, Terminal can still do sudo stuff.

    IDEA: Repair permissions. I'll do it overnight.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. pauldacheez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm an admin. But the window would show up anyway if I weren't.

    Anyway, a permissions repair fixed the issue. Weird stuff happens when permissions break.
     

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