I am running Snow Leopard. It is up to date. Every few days, I get the "Spinning Wheel of Death."
- I can't do anything except hold down the power button to shut off my MacBook Pro.
- I've even tried a
kill -9 -1from a root shell that was already opened. It just hangs.
- The Spin Control app just says "Sampling" on a few of the apps but is unresponsive.
Do I have any other options to shut down my laptop? I don't like to just power it off.
Update: I have no idea which app is doing this. At the moment it appears random. My fan does not spin up. Maybe it's a networking thing?
Update: Dead again. This time I had X11 running and no matter what app I switched to, I got that app's menu bar and the X11 screen. I ping and the Internet doesn't respond. My Apple router is working because I'm streaming Pandora over WiFi. I turn off the wifi and I'm still screwed. I try to power off and it won't shutdowm because X11 is running. If course, I can't kill it. Press and hold... boom. This is not how an OS is supposed to work!