OS X Login Issues


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 17, 2001
Montgomery, AL
I'm having the strangest problem with my Cube, and I figured you guys could probably help me. Here we go.

I shut down my Cube every night, as it's in my bedroom and the fan from teh Radeon is annoying when I'm trying to sleep. For the past couple of mornings I've had a really weird login issue when I start back up.

I boot just fine, all the way through to the login screen. When I enter my password to login the system doesn't accept it the first time around. It does that screen shaking thing to tell me that I've entered the wrong password. I enter the password a second time and the system lets me login smooth as silk. At first I thought I was entering the password incorrectly, but I made sure to type it slowly while looking at the keyboard this morning. Same routine: shake, re-enter, login. I just tried it again to see what would happen, and it's still giving me sh*t! What is the problem, and what can I do to fix it?

I know that I could just uncheck "login at startup", but I need to use password protection to keep my retarded Mac hating roommate from doing any damage. Suffice it to say that disabling password protection is not an option. Any thoughts as to what I could do to fix this? Thanks! :)


macrumors 68020
Feb 5, 2002
All up in your bidness
Does it happen with any other user accounts, or just yours?

Have you tried unsetting your password and then setting it again? Perhaps logging out / rebooting before setting it again.

Is your password more than 8 (11?) characters?

I've had problems logging into an OS 10.1.5 iMac on my LAN via ssh - except sometimes I can't log in at all, even when I can login fine on the console. But sometimes I can log in remotely. So far the problem hasn't been annoying enough to make me want to try to tackle it. :)
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