With increasing frequency of late, when I shutdown my Mac mini (2018, i7, macOS 12.2.1) it reboots itself and reports that it rebooted because of an error. I duly send the crash reports off to Apple but they are Greek to me (alas, I do not speak nor read Greek).
Yes I know, “if it crashes when you do that, then don’t do that!”. The system does crash at other times, with a reboot, but infrequently. So I would like to get to the root cause of the issue.
Upon reboot everything appears fine, and I can shutdown without issue.
However, upon the next startup, the Accessibility settings are not recognized, and I get plenty of “Application name needs Accessibility turned on” type messages.
It had been the case that I would open the Accessibility preferences, toggle the checkbox for any of the complaining apps (and they were all checked) and all of them would now be activated.
However, there is a new behavior that happened when I shut down yesterday. Upon startup I get the “I need Accessibility” dialogs. But when I go to the Accessibility preferences, nothing is listed. The panel is empty. Upon rebooting one or more times (the disappearing Accessibility issue has happened twice (last evening while troubleshooting and this morning)) the issue resolves itself.
Any suggestions on how to fix this (and yes, getting a Mac Studio is one attractive option ) would be greatly appreciated. The only thing I found on the web was about reseting the Accessibility database with the tccutil command via the terminal:
sudo tccutil reset Accessibility
Do you think this would be of any help for my issue?
Thanks in advance.