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sudo reboot or sudo halt works when executed from terminal. But, Apple Logo -> Shutdown/Restart/Log Out User doesn't work. Strangely, Apple Logo -> Sleep works.

I've executed bunch of defaults write and setting changes in the Terminal recently, and I'm not sure which one triggered this problem. Unfortunately, I didn't take any snapshots or backed up original state.

Which files should I look into regarding the enable/disable of reboot/shutdown/logout from menubar?

How do I fix this, or where do I start looking?

  • Did you change anything via Terminal? – Rob Mar 17 '14 at 7:12
  • Yes. I've executed bunch of defaults write and setting changes, and I'm not sure which one triggered this problem. Unfortunately, I didn't take any snapshots or backed up original state. Which files should I look into regarding the enable/disable of reboot/shutdown/logout from menubar? – melvynkim Mar 17 '14 at 8:36
  • You could install Mavericks again from the AppStore it will only update the system files and not remove your personal data. – Rob Mar 17 '14 at 10:26
  • Would suggest that you keep record of any of those settings changes that you do together with the references to sites/documents that suggested them. A lot of these are relatively simple stuff, but there can be unintended consequences – Joop Mar 17 '14 at 11:29
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Since no one knows what you did in Terminal in the past your best option is:

Reinstall Mavericks from AppleStore.

It will not temper with you personal data.

It will however rest any changes you made to the system and preferences.

see this for instructions how to.

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