Menu Clock Broken

Discussion in 'Apple' started by John A. Weeks III, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Hi,

    I am running 10.4.11 on a G5 dual 2.0GHz box. After rebooting
    after installing the recent security update, my menu clock will
    not display. I went into to the preferences for date and time,
    and sure enough, the check box for "show date and time in" is
    not checked. If I check it, the clock never displays, and the
    next time I check the setting, it is again unchecked. It does
    work if I use the window clock, but not the menu clock.

    Any ideas? I am somewhat lost without a menu clock.

    -john-

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    John A. Weeks III, Dec 28, 2007
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  2. In article
    <-sjc.supernews.net>,
    Jolly Roger <> wrote:

    > In article
    > <-sjc.supernews.net>,
    > "John A. Weeks III" <> wrote:
    >
    > > I am running 10.4.11 on a G5 dual 2.0GHz box. After rebooting
    > > after installing the recent security update, my menu clock will
    > > not display. I went into to the preferences for date and time,
    > > and sure enough, the check box for "show date and time in" is
    > > not checked. If I check it, the clock never displays, and the
    > > next time I check the setting, it is again unchecked. It does
    > > work if I use the window clock, but not the menu clock.
    > >
    > > Any ideas? I am somewhat lost without a menu clock.

    >
    > A few questions:
    >
    > 1. Have you examined the system and console logs to see if an error is
    > reported there? If so, paste them in a reply message to this news group.


    See below.

    > 2. Does this problem last through a log out?


    Yes.

    > 3. Does this problem last through a restart?


    Yes.

    > After looking at the system and console logs, you may want to try this:
    >
    > 1. Quit System Preferences.
    > 2. Move the menu bar clock preferences file to your desktop
    > (/Users/you/Library/Preferences/com.apple.MenuBarClock.plist).
    > 3. Log out.
    > 4. Log back in.
    > 5. Open System Preferences > Date & Time > Clock.
    > 6. Check "Show date and time in menu bar".
    > 7. Quit System Preferences.


    Tried that, did not seem to help.

    > Viewing Crash, Console, and System Logs
    >
    > 1. Open /Applications/Utilities/Console.
    >
    > 2. From the Console menu bar, select File > View System Log.


    Jan 3 01:03:51 localhost loginwindow[82]: Login Window Started Security
    Agent
    Jan 3 01:03:52 localhost kernel[0]: UniNEnet::monitorLinkStatus - Link
    is up at 1000 Mbps - Full Duplex
    Jan 3 01:03:52 Macintosh-G5 configd[46]: setting hostname to
    "Macintosh-G5.local"
    Jan 3 01:03:56 Macintosh-G5 configd[46]: executing
    /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Kicker.bundle/Contents/Resources/enab
    le-network
    Jan 3 01:03:56 Macintosh-G5 configd[46]: posting notification
    com.apple.system.config.network_change
    Jan 3 01:03:56 Macintosh-G5 lookupd[101]: lookupd (version 369.5)
    starting - Thu Jan 3 01:03:56 2008
    Jan 3 01:03:57 Macintosh-G5 ntpdate[113]: getnetnum: "time.apple.com"
    invalid host number, line ignored
    Jan 3 01:03:57 Macintosh-G5 ntpdate[113]: no servers can be used,
    exiting
    Jan 3 01:03:57 Macintosh-G5 kernel[0]: in_delmulti - ignorning invalid
    inm (0x656e0028)
    Jan 3 01:03:57 Macintosh-G5 launchd: Server 4a0b in bootstrap 1103 uid
    0: "/usr/sbin/lookupd"[101]: exited abnormally: Hangup
    Jan 3 01:03:57 Macintosh-G5 configd[46]: posting notification
    com.apple.system.config.network_change
    Jan 3 01:03:57 Macintosh-G5 lookupd[115]: lookupd (version 369.5)
    starting - Thu Jan 3 01:03:57 2008
    Jan 3 01:03:57 Macintosh-G5 configd[46]: setting hostname to
    "Macintosh-G5"
    Jan 3 01:03:58 Macintosh-G5 configd[46]: target=enable-network:
    disabled
    Jan 3 01:03:58 Macintosh-G5 SystemStarter[54]: Operating System
    enhancements for Virtual PC (135) did not complete successfully
    Jan 3 01:04:03 Macintosh-G5 SystemStarter[54]: The following
    StartupItems failed to properly start:
    Jan 3 01:04:03 Macintosh-G5 SystemStarter[54]:
    /Library/StartupItems/VirtualPCOSServices
    Jan 3 01:04:03 Macintosh-G5 SystemStarter[54]: - execution of Startup
    script failed

    > 3. From the Console menu bar, select File > View Console Log.


    2008-01-03 01:04:43.911 SystemUIServer[97] *** +[NSColor ]: selector not
    recognized
    2008-01-03 01:04:43.912 SystemUIServer[97] failed to load Menu Extra:
    NSBundle </System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Clock.menu> (not yet
    loaded)

    Note - I get these two lines of messages each time I click on the
    preference for show clock in menu.

    > The system log will usually give you an indication as to what is causing
    > startup issues. The console log can show issues you experience after you
    > are logged into your user account.


    I wonder if I have some old Virtual PC code that is failing, and
    then causing the system clock to not work. I'll try uninstalling
    Virtual PC and see if that causing the problem. I'll also look
    for an update for Virtual PC.

    -john-

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    John A. Weeks III, Jan 3, 2008
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  3. In article
    <5.spcsdns.net>,
    Jolly Roger <> wrote:

    > This makes me wonder if one or more system files on your computer are
    > corrupted or missing. If I were you, I would try downloading the latest
    > "combo" system updater from Apple's web site and installing it on your
    > computer, to see if it will replace any damaged or missing system files.
    >
    > You can get the latest combo updaters from Apple here - be sure to
    > download the right one for your system:
    >
    > <http://tinyurl.com/2bmlbq>


    Ding! We have a winner. I reapplied 10.4.11, and after a very
    long reboot, I now have my menu clock back. Thanks for the help!

    -john-

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    John A. Weeks III, Jan 3, 2008
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