0
votes
1answer
41 views

OS X initiate reboot from app without knowing user admin password

Is there a command to initiate a reboot (restart) from my app without knowing admin password of the user? For now I was using sudo reboot, but this requires admin password. I need something similar ...
1
vote
0answers
215 views

Why is launchd (launchctl) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a Mac Pro preserving launch time values across reboots?

I've created a .plist with a StartCalendarInterval key for a program that must run once a day. It works, and I'm satisfied. I've also created a python script that reads a config file and will re-run ...
1
vote
1answer
834 views

Is it harmful at all when I shut down and unplug my iMac every night?

The reason I am asking this question is because yesterday, my iMac shut off randomly by itself. 2 mins later I turned it back on, started searching about why a Mac might shut off by itself, then bam! ...
5
votes
1answer
640 views

Why does Mac OS X need to reboot for updates so often?

This may come across as a rant, but I seriously want to know if there is a valid reason for this. One of the great things about Windows 7 is I can update just about anything, even video drivers, ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

How to reboot Mac OS X into different OS other than the current one?

I have 2 Mac OS X versions (10.5 and 10.6) installed on 2 different partition of my Mac. Is there a way that I can do from command line to reboot the system to switch to the other Mac OS X ...
1
vote
1answer
701 views

Mac Pro won't reboot

I have a Mac Pro, a couple years old now, that is having trouble rebooting. On a consistent basis after the OS has shut down and the machine is restarting, I get the familiar chime, but nothing ...