Unreadable characters when asked for password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MikeonTV, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. MikeonTV macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    This is odd. When installing an application I am always prompted for my root password. but today this came up.

    Any idea where it's from?

    Should I use pacifist?

    Mac OS X 10.6.6

  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Try to delete you Font cache. Try the application Yasu and delete the Font caches.

    Maybe you should run all the maintenance routines and l;et the program reboot your Mac. Then just immeadiatly reboot again to completely rebuild your shutdown/startup system cache.

    Doing this kind of software maintenance about once every four months should keep you Mac running almost like new, barring any hardware issues.

    Good Luck.

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