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Sharing Preference Pane freezes
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Jun 29, 2013, 10:46 PM
 
Here's the symptom: the Sharing preference pane will not load. It starts, then freezes. If I wait a long, long time, a few more elements of the pane will load, but it still stays frozen.

Running 10.8.4.

Console reports below.

I have tried:

disabling Lil'Snitch

deleting /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration

deleting /Users/MyUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

deleting some other preference files, I lost track, basically anything that seemed remotely related to sharing

reinstalling Mountain Lion (from apple-R at boot)

restoring a sharepref.prefpane from a while back (can't remember last time it worked)

trying it with a different user--same result.

Mighty exasperated, kindly advise.

6/29/13 10:19:46.061 PM System Preferences[583]: *** setObjectForKey: key cannot be nil

6/29/13 10:19:46.065 PM System Preferences[583]: ( 0 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ad7cb06 exceptionPreprocess + 198 1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff94f2c3f0 objc_exception_throw + 43 2 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ae0b5b7 -[NSDictionaryM setObject:forKey:] + 135 3 SharingPref 0x000000011471b457 SharingPref + 99415 4 AppKit 0x00007fff8d950fb4 -[NSTableView preparedCellAtColumn:row:] + 416 5 AppKit 0x00007fff8d76dd00 -[NSTableView _dirtyVisibleCellsForKeyStateChange] + 628 6 AppKit 0x00007fff8d76d169 -[NSTableView _windowChangedKeyState] + 280 7 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ad754a6 __NSArrayEnumerate + 582 8 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b90b -[NSView _windowChangedKeyState] + 154 9 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ad754a6 __NSArrayEnumerate + 582 10 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b90b -[NSView _windowChangedKeyState] + 154 11 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ad754a6 __NSArrayEnumerate + 582 12 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b90b -[NSView _windowChangedKeyState] + 154 13 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ad754a6 __NSArrayEnumerate + 582 14 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b90b -[NSView _windowChangedKeyState] + 154 15 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ad754a6 __NSArrayEnumerate + 582 16 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b90b -[NSView _windowChangedKeyState] + 154 17 AppKit 0x00007fff8dcbbd71 -[NSTabView _windowChangedKeyState] + 45 18 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ad754a6 __NSArrayEnumerate + 582 19 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b90b -[NSView _windowChangedKeyState] + 154 20 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ad754a6 __NSArrayEnumerate + 582 21 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b90b -[NSView _windowChangedKeyState] + 154 22 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8ad754a6 __NSArrayEnumerate + 582 23 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b90b -[NSView _windowChangedKeyState] + 154 24 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b7f5 -[NSFrameView _windowChangedKeyState] + 93 25 AppKit 0x00007fff8d89b28e -[NSWindow _setFrameNeedsDisplay:] + 169 26 AppKit 0x00007fff8d8c0f81 -[NSApplication sendEvent:] + 4030 27 System Preferences 0x000000010f5d29a8 System Preferences + 27048 28 AppKit 0x00007fff8d7d721a -[NSApplication run] + 636 29 AppKit 0x00007fff8d77bbd6 NSApplicationMain + 869 30 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fff89a6c7e1 start + 0 31 ??? 0x0000000000000002 0x0 + 2 )
     
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Jul 1, 2013, 04:27 PM
 
It looks like you've tried just about every software solution (even reinstalling the OS!), so unfortunately, this may be hardware related. Are you having any issues with any of the hardware on your machine: BT, wifi, ethernet, etc.? I would guess that sharing prefs check all that that hardware is required for sharing stuff.

I forget how to run a hardware test right now. I'm sure someone else will chime in.

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Jul 1, 2013, 04:50 PM
 
Try Safe Boot. Boot Holding Shift. The login screen should tell you its in Safe Boot Mode.
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Jul 5, 2013, 02:22 PM
 
Was in fact clean reinstall the whole damn thing. Formatted the disk and the whole bit. PITA but it works, so at least it's not a hardware fault. System is a little snappier as a result, was probably due for a clean install anyway.

Used to be, I'd clean reinstall with each system, but somehow since SL it requires a re-format to get the full effect. Alas.

Thanks everybody for your help.
     
   
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