iBook G3 is not letting me log in

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by josbell2515, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. josbell2515 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I'm having a problem with my iBook G3 (yes, I know it's old, but it still gets the job done. ;))
    What happens is, it can turn on and get past the "Starting Mac OS X" screen and all, but after that, it goes to a command prompt screen. I'm sure that I didn't activate any keyboard shortcuts when I turned the computer on.
    And after that, I'm presented with a blank blue screen. I can even leave the computer on for hours and still, nothing will come up.
    I've checked to see if there was anything wrong with the hard drive, but fsck always comes back with "The volume appears to be OK."

    I really don't know what to do... Any ideas?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Can you get to the desktop in Safe Boot mode?
    Press and hold Shift while starting up. You can release the shift key after you see the rotating gear underneath the grey Apple icon.
    You'll get to a login window for your account, even if you normally boot straight to the desktop.

    If you only get a command prompt - what else is on that screen (any text that scrolls down, for example?)
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    I have high respect for anyone who uses a G3. If it gets the job done why replace it is definitely the right attitude!

    Perhaps trying to reinstall OS X is the best method. The latest copy of OS X that can run on any G3 is Tiger. I am not sure what you are running currently...
     
  4. josbell2515 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Forgot something!

    Hello,
    I am going to see if reinstalling Mac OS X works.
    I forgot, the computer is running Mac OS X Tiger. My fault! :p
     
  5. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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  6. josbell2515 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    More details

    Hello,
    There are more details about my problem.
    I can't get to the desktop, safe mode or not.
    And when the command screen shows up, this is what I get:
    com_fsb_iokit_logKext Notification handler called
    com_fsb_iokit_logKext Keyboard event target is IOBSDConsole
    com_fsb_iokit_logKext Added notification for keyboard
    logKextUserClient::clietClose
    com_fsb_iokit_logKext Clear keyboards called with kextkeys 0!
    com_fsb_iokit_logKext Removed notification for keyboard
    logKextUserClient::stop
    logKextUserClient::initWithTask *Type 0)
    And it keeps repeating...
    What does this mean?! :confused:
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Definitely keep us posted. There shouldn't be too many issues getting it running again.
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    It means that your keylogger (LogKext is security software that records everything that anyone types) appears to be starting OK.

    More importantly, it likely means that your OS X needs to be reinstalled.
     
  9. josbell2515 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Reinstalling worked!

    I was able to get my hands on some Mac OS X install discs and I'm happy to say that reinstalling worked!
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Good to hear! Glad you got it resolved...
     

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