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  1. #1
    tachyon
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    Hello

    Recently I was in a situation using 10.1.5 where the System Preferences showed no panes.

    After trying all the steps on Apple's knowledgebase, it was suggested that I create a new user...
    Except with no Preference Panes how can one do that? Is there a UNIX command in the terminal, or does one need to use Netinfo Manager?

    --tachyon

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    Here is a script from OSXFAQ.COM that will allow you to add users via the terminal. I guess it's not possible otherwise for security reasons.

    Adduser Script from OSXFAQ.COM
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    you can if you restart in single user mode, but the same can be done in the terminal command line.. ive never heard of all the panes disappearing

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    gatorparrots
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    The script from OS X FAQ is buggy and incomplete. This one is much better:
    http://www.macfora.com/forums/showthread.p...=&threadid=8858

    But really, you need a solution to your problem of no visible preference panes, rather than using the command line to create a new user. Try deleting this file and see if it cures your problem:
    "/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist"

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    Have you tried to press "open apple + L"? that will show all catagories, or you will run into a whole list of the system panes.

    Theres also another trick you could try...

    Macintosh HD/System/Library/PreferencePanes copy them into users/usernames/library/PreferencePanes you may need to create that last folder, make sure its exact to the one in system. Then log-out and back in.. or restart. (restart is always my fav option)

    if that doesn't work.. you'll have to either reinstal OSX or try that root UNIX dealie.

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    tachyon
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    By the way, the person that had this problem ended up fixing it by getting the upgrade to OS X 10.2, so I never got to try out any of those suggestions. But thanks for the help, they were more sensible than Apple's own suggestions.

    After looking at some of those scripts I see why there is no Unix command that I was looking for. All those permissions to be set up!

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  8. #8
    AstralZenith
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    Originally posted by tachyon@Feb 20 2003, 05:49 PM
    Hello

    Recently I was in a situation using 10.1.5 where the System Preferences showed no panes.

    --tachyon
    well i would say upgrade to 10.2... but somehow i dont think thats what you want


    EDIT: i didnt read 2 posts above, and now i cant delete this thing

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