Applications :: Unable To Use Terminal / Terminal Stucks At Blank Login Window

Oct 20, 2009

Anybody see this before? I opened up Terminal.app and the window is completely blank. There is nothing in it whatsoever. Looks as if bash never started. The title bar simply says "Terminal — login — 80x24". I can type whatever I want in the Terminal window like it's a text document and nothing happens. If I restart the computer, this seems to fix the problem, but it seems to only be a temporary fix as the issue happens again soon after.

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Dec 11, 2010

When I press the up or down arrows, I get this in the terminal:

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OS X :: Unable To Type Password In Terminal / Terminal Not Reacting To My Typing

Jan 26, 2010

I'm trying to do something in terminal, and it asks for my password. I press a letter on my keyboard, and nothing appears. I am in the right window and everything, terminal just doesn't react to my typing. However, when I click enter, it says 'Sorry,try again'. So it does react to the enter key.

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May 9, 2012

I am trying to do research on how to fix my current problem of not being able to open my terminal window.  When attempting to do so I get the following error message: 

You are unauthorized to run this application.

The administrator has set your shell to an illegal value. 

I looked at some previous posts and some people said download iterm2 and put the following command: sudo chsh -s /bin/bash my_username.  After this enter password and it should be fixed.  However when doing that I get the following response: SC is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported. 

Couple of things, firstly SC (which is me) is the administrator to this computer (this is my computer and there are no other users on it). 

Info:
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Aug 19, 2010

I'm on a standard user account and I would really like to install icalbuddy which is a terminal app. When I install apps normally I simply have to provide a admin name and pw, but this doesn't work when it is a terminal app because it requires that the 'su' command be run.

So I thought that I could run terminal as admin through 'su - admin' and then install. But of course the admin account doesn't have access to the user folder where the installer is located. I just can't win.

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Feb 2, 2010

when i try to open terminal it says this

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anyone know how to make it allowed?

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Jan 29, 2008

I'm running Symantec Backup Agent on our mac osx server. I start the agent in the terminal (./agent.be). It returns a notification that it started the service, however, it doesn't return to the prompt. Closing the terminal gives a warning that the process will be closed if the terminal is closed. Closing it does kill the process. Ctrl+c to return to the prompt also kills the process. So it's as if once the process is started in the terminal, nothing can be altered.

I am not much of a mac guy so please forgive me if this is a stupid question.

Anyone have any advice on how to handle this so the process is ALWAYS running?

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Mar 27, 2009

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Mar 7, 2009

I'm having a bit of a problem with terminal.

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This behaviour seems to be resticted to just one account - I logged in to another account to check.
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OS X :: Changing The Drive In Terminal Window?

Jun 2, 2009

I am a recent user of Mac and wondering about something. If I wanted to change the directory I am looking at in Command prompt in MSwindows I use a command, like unix/linux cd .. if I want to change the drive I want to explore in MS windows I use c: or d: or which ever drive I want to explore and then begin the exploration by using a dir or ls in the unix and cd to the folder.. how the l would I change drive from my primary to my seconary using the terminal window.. with a Mac? OS 10.4?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Terminal Does Not Open A Window Automatically?

Mar 29, 2012

When I open Terminal, I don't get automatically a new window, even though I have set the relevant option in preferences.

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OS X Mavericks :: Terminal Utility Window Go To Sleep

Sep 2, 2014

One issue though is that occasionally, a terminal utility window will go to sleep (or become Zombified) and won't wake up again.

This happens when I am running a long numerical calculation from one of the tabs in the terminal window. 

Normally, the numerical calculation does not print much, but will occasionally print out information about the progress of the program and sometimes error messages.  In past MAC-OSX, I had just started the numerical calculation in one tab and went on working (vim editing e.g.) in another tab in the same window, occasionally going back to check for error messages and progress. 

In Mavericks OSX though at some point, the long run-time of the numerical calculation causes the whole terminal window to sleep including the tab in which I am doing the editing. 

It is an interesting sleep.  The numeric calculation keeps running, so I just set the window aside to let the program finish. 

Other terminal utility windows are fine but all tabs on the same window are in the sleep mode.

The sleeping windows can actually be updated to their most recent, directly visible content by hitting the yellow dot at the top left,

sending the window down to the Dock, and then reopening from the Dock.

Even after reopening the terminal window from dock, the whole window (every tab) remains asleep. Scrolling does not work, continued updating of the screen output by the numerical calculation does not work, but you can see the most recent content by using the Dock update trick. 

I can work around this and change the numerical calculation to send the output and error messages to a file instead of the screen and then run the programs in background.  (Don't know if background programs will still zombify the terminal window.)

Also, I can do the editing from a separate terminal window, but at first the unexpected irreversible sleep caught me off-guard.   

I realise that such automatic sleeping might be part of the reason for the large increase in speed, which is actually more important to me than maintaining the viability of each terminal window. 

I am wondering though if there is some way to reanimate the sleeping terminal windows to inspect error messages more easily (i.e. scroll up to old ones). 

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May 10, 2009

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my terminal program has changed itself to login but I need it to be bash. How can I change it back to bash?

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Mar 13, 2012

I don't know when started to happen, but when I open a window of Finder, and click in the left sidebar to see what is in Desktop, it didn't show in the right panel, it open a Terminal window.If I click Applications, or Music, it works good, but not with Desktop.I already installed Lion again 3 times, but when restoring from Time Machine, it starts to doing that.

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Was forced to reload my OS.  Now I am unable to open several apps whether I am on the OS or safe mode.  Example;  I can click on contacts and nothing happens.  I can open my apple mail but can not view the email nor click on it to open.  I can not open terminal.  I can not open software update. 

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I am trying to uninstall Virex 7.5. I have got the Terminal uninstall command which opens Terminal. So far, so good. However, Terminal is asking me for my admin password but it's not allowing me to enter it. The cursor is not blinking it's just a solid black oblong - just bl**dy sitting there! Absolutely no response to any key except the enter key - then terminal helpfully says, 'Sorry, try again' What's going on? I just wanna get rid of Virex!!!

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Apr 27, 2009

i am newbie and a migrant to OSX from windows. Previously i used putty.exe. It is straight forward process, all i have to do is type 192.168.72.137 port 22 on putty.exe to freebsd ssh server.

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Applications :: Unable To Type Password In Terminal / Sorry Wrong Password Try Again

Oct 1, 2009

When i am supposed to type my password in the terminal, so i can uninstall an addons, i can't write... I can press enter, and it jump down a line, but when i write there, it pop up: Sorry wrong password Try again. What shall i do?

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Dec 7, 2009

Yes I know other people have posted this and gotten the answer that you just put it ion anyways and you wont see it come up but it works. Well I do not actually have a password set so usually I just hit enter with it blank but when I do that in Terminal it says sorry wrong password or something until I hit the 3rd try and it boots me.

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So, I want to be able to turn off my Mac using Terminal without it asking for a password. At the moment when i type: sudo shutdown -h now

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Aug 16, 2010

My macbook 2006 recently would not boot properly. By that i mean it takes about a good 5 minutes to boot to a messed up looking desktop.

Before i restore the system i need to get some files off of the machine. (The gui side freezes when i try to drag and drop).

I can boot into single use mode and use terminal but i do not know how to do the command mv /documents...etc but i don't know what drive my usb stick is or that it is mounted.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Unable To Type Password In Terminal?

Jun 1, 2012

I need to change the local hosts and I'm using the sudo command. However, I'm unable to type my password when I'm asked to do so. I start typing and nothing comes out on the screen. 

*ADDITIONAL INFO - I'm using Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) on MacBook Pro.

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Mar 31, 2010

I do not have a password set on my MBP, but anytime that I have to sudo anything in Terminal it asks for my password. If I just leave it blank like at login, it says the password is incorrect. I have to do is set up a password use it in Terminal then I remove it afterwards. This is very annoying. Is there any way that I can do this without having to set the password every time?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: "Open With Terminal" - How To Use Terminal

May 21, 2012

While messing around with iPhoto and Time Machine, I ended up in the following situation. When trying to open Pictures on the sidebar of Finder,  a Terminal shell pops up on the screen. Similarly, if I try to open Pictures on a Time Machine screen, I get the message "Open with Terminal" Now, I don't know how to use Terminal. How can I come back to the anterior situation where I could open Picture jut by a click?

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Mar 21, 2010

It was working fine until yesterday, and now when I open it, all I get is a blank screen, and it's stuck at "Login", and I can't use it. What happened, and how can I fix it?

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