Mac Pro shows commandline text on start/poweroff

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by goodfidelity, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. goodfidelity macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2015
    I Just bought at 5.1 Mac Pro.

    When starting it up it shows terminal text flashing by, lots and lots of it. And after that it comes in to the Mac OS everything looks Ok.

    When i choose turn off again the black backgrond with white text shows up and gives lots of data in a way that i cannot read before it shuts down.

    When i put the power cable and plugged the USB the computer started automatically.

    Is this something that anyone would recognize?

    I tried Sierra and 10.8 disk and they both show same thing.

    Also it says that data & time is wrong.

    The display shows colors that are not 100% correct, when i go into settings an klick the calibration profile it changes for a second and then changes back to the "incorrect" state.

    Maybe somwthing is broken on this machine?
  2. tomvos macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2005
    In the Nexus.
    Likely someone did set the verbose mode. Have a look at this link, it explains what it is and how to change it. Good luck.
  3. goodfidelity thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2015
    seems like it, i did a pram reset and it worked like a charm so far =)

    still the grahics card does change colors, but maybe its defect.

    thanks so far
  4. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

    Dec 1, 2013
    Houston, TX USA
    Definitely verbose mode. Useful when your Mac hangs at some point during the boot process.

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