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10.4: A fix for users disappearing from the login window
Authored by: jdurchen on Jul 29, '05 04:36:02PM

After upgrading to 10.4.2 I had an even worse situation. My login screen would no longer appear. I tried everything I could think of to get it to show up.

I finally shelled into the machine with my laptop. Nothing seemed frozen and nothing seemed to be taking up all the CPU so of course my first though was "bad .plist"

Sure enough, I moved the LoginWindow .plist to com.apple.LoginWindow.plist.bak and bam, almost instantly the login window re-appeared with the default layout of all users displayed in the list.

I wonder if the upgrade someone broke this configuration file as well. I am glad I had the skills to do this or I would have been pretty upset.

Hope this his helpful to others who may have run across this.



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