iMac doesn't shut down

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by PryonN, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. PryonN macrumors newbie


    Feb 22, 2016
    I have a late 2013 iMac and since beta 1 of 10.11.5, during system shutdown it hangs, that is, the top bar disappears while the dock and the image background are still visible. In each version, beta 1, 2 and 3, I reverted to 10.11.4 and all is fine.
    Any ideas? (waiting for the final version is one...)
  2. richard2, Apr 30, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2016

    richard2 macrumors regular


    Oct 21, 2010
    England, United Kingdom
    Firstly, does your system log contain any relevant messages? (You can view your system log using Console.)

    Secondly, you should report the bug to Apple.
  3. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    It's a beta, so don't expect it to run perfectly.

    Def report the bug.

    Since Terminal is still accessible, you could shutdown by running the following:

    sudo shutdown -s now
    Sometime my MBP hangs on shutdown but the above command forces it to shutdown (or restart using -r) without having to hold the power button.
  4. PryonN thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 22, 2016
    Thank you for your reply. I tried shutting down and rebooting from the command line and it works. Nevertheless I think I going to wait for the final version.

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