[X4U] Major Tiger problem, login has spinning beachball > 5 hours

John Daschbach jldasch at mac.com
Tue May 17 18:14:28 PDT 2005

Thanks for the tip on the shift key, one I didn't know about.  In the  
end I solved my problem by loging by remotely by ssh from another box  
and deleting fonts in my local font directory.  At some point I must  
have deleted the right font and suddenly the login proceeded.

Although the problem is solved, I still think it should be the  
responsibility of the login process to manage delays like this (5+  
hours is just too long!) and handle them gracefully.


On May 14, 2005, at 5:49 PM, Norman Cohen wrote:

> If that's the case, logging in with the shift key held down should  
> keep any login items from launching when logging into the  
> troublesome account.
> Norm
> Norman Cohen
> nacohen at mac.com
> On May 14, 2005, at 5:44 PM, lj Palmer wrote:
>> Did you remove all your login/startup items in your account before  
>> the upgrade.  This sounds like a startup item that may not be  
>> tiger compatible.  The upgrade may otherwise be ok, if you wife's  
>> account is OK.
>> ..lj
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