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Can't access Desktop & Screensaver Settings :(
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Draco
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Oct 18, 2003, 10:08 PM
 
All of a sudden every time I try to open the "Desktop and Screensaver Settings" from the system preferences is dumps.

I've only had my Powerbook about a week, and nothing else has given me a problem, so far...

Anyone make anything of the crash log?

Here's what I get

Date/Time: 2003-10-18 20:48:24 -0500
OS Version: 10.3 (Build 7B85)

Command: System Preferences (/Applications/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences)
PID: 371
Thread: 1

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000020

Thread 0:
#0 0x90017048 in semaphore_wait_signal_trap (semaphore_wait_signal_trap + 8)
#1 0x9000e890 in _pthread_cond_wait (_pthread_cond_wait + 624)
#2 0x90a342ec in -[NSConditionLock lock] (-[NSConditionLock lock] + 52)
#3 0x008d84a8 in compareNamesWithoutExtensions (compareNamesWithoutExtensions + 2616)
#4 0x008d362c in waitForDegger (waitForDegger + 1364)
#5 0x941845fc in -[NSPreference didBecomeActive] (-[NSPreference didBecomeActive] + 44)
#6 0x0000cbb8 in 0xcbb8
#7 0x0000a41c in 0xa41c
#8 0x90a01cc8 in __NSFireDelayedPerform (__NSFireDelayedPerform + 260)
#9 0x90194848 in __CFRunLoopDoTimer (__CFRunLoopDoTimer + 244)
#10 0x90191ba8 in __CFRunLoopRun (__CFRunLoopRun + 1480)
#11 0x901960bc in CFRunLoopRunSpecific (CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 328)
#12 0x927d5ecc in RunCurrentEventLoopInMode (RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 172)
#13 0x927dc640 in ReceiveNextEventCommon (ReceiveNextEventCommon + 380)
#14 0x927fe6d0 in BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode (BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode + 96)
#15 0x92dd2a80 in _DPSNextEvent (_DPSNextEvent + 384)
#16 0x92de93fc in -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] (-[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 116)
#17 0x92dfd730 in -[NSApplication run] (-[NSApplication run] + 540)
#18 0x92eb9a1c in NSApplicationMain (NSApplicationMain + 464)
#19 0x0000acf0 in 0xacf0
#20 0x0000e668 in 0xe668

Thread 1 Crashed:
#0 0x008d7620 in waitForDegger (waitForDegger + 17736)
#1 0x008d8350 in compareNamesWithoutExtensions (compareNamesWithoutExtensions + 2272)
#2 0x90a3a198 in forkThreadForFunction (forkThreadForFunction + 108)
#3 0x900247e8 in _pthread_body (_pthread_body + 40)

PPC Thread State:
srr0: 0x008d7620 srr1: 0x0200f030 vrsave: 0x00000000
cr: 0x44000422 xer: 0x20000007 lr: 0x008d7620 ctr: 0x900f60a0
r0: 0x008d7620 r1: 0xf002fd60 r2: 0x00000000 r3: 0x001d52c0
r4: 0x00000000 r5: 0x0000004c r6: 0x00000047 r7: 0x00000000
r8: 0x00000000 r9: 0xa01905f4 r10: 0x00000000 r11: 0x24000422
r12: 0x900f60a0 r13: 0x008d7f40 r14: 0x001ea060 r15: 0x00000061
r16: 0x008d7f40 r17: 0x008d7f40 r18: 0x00000001 r19: 0x00107b20
r20: 0x00000000 r21: 0x00000000 r22: 0x001d53e0 r23: 0x00000000
r24: 0x00000000 r25: 0x001d52e0 r26: 0x008d7f40 r27: 0x001d53e0
r28: 0x001d5430 r29: 0x001d52c0 r30: 0x00000000 r31: 0x008d75e0
( Last edited by Draco; Oct 24, 2003 at 02:39 AM. )
     
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Oct 18, 2003, 11:21 PM
 
Hey, yeah, same thing happeing with my father's G4 ( 400 mhz) with Panther 7B85. It runs great but it began to quit unexpectedly when my father clicks on "Desktop/screensaver" icon. It sucks!?

I dont know why this is happening or the cause of it.

Anyone?


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Draco  (op)
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Oct 19, 2003, 03:05 AM
 
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( Last edited by Draco; Oct 24, 2003 at 02:36 AM. )
     
Draco  (op)
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Oct 24, 2003, 02:38 AM
 
Can anyone reproduce this? Try specifying a wallpaper image from a different folder, I think that's when mine first crashed, now it won't let me access the "Deskstop and Screen saver" settings at all.
     
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Oct 24, 2003, 03:11 AM
 
What happens if every screen saver is taken out of the both Libraries/Screen Savers folder?

It can be (although it should not be possible) that a corrpted file is crashing the prefpane.
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Draco  (op)
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Oct 24, 2003, 08:55 PM
 
Originally posted by Jerommeke:
What happens if every screen saver is taken out of the both Libraries/Screen Savers folder?

It can be (although it should not be possible) that a corrpted file is crashing the prefpane.
I'm new to OS X. Not sure what you mean by that...
     
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Oct 26, 2003, 05:06 PM
 
No one else?
     
Draco  (op)
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Oct 28, 2003, 08:48 PM
 
I've found that it doesn't crash if I log in as a different user. So there must be a way to set the Desktop and Screensaver settings back to the default for my regular user?

I imagine it's something in the /Library/Preferences/ directory, but I'm not sure what file to remove or modify...

Any experts?
     
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Nov 4, 2003, 01:20 AM
 
I'm having the exact same problem. PLEASE someone help us! i NEED to change my desktop sooooooo bad!

thx.
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Nov 4, 2003, 01:23 AM
 
Same problem here. Ah Panther, such a double edged sword.
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Nov 4, 2003, 02:09 AM
 
I had this happen on my system. I nailed it down to having a non standard location for my iPhoto library. I am using iPhoto Library Manager to manage my libraries, but I don't store them in ~/Pictures. Having even a blank iPhoto library in the standard location fixed the problem for me.
     
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Nov 4, 2003, 03:10 AM
 
Yeah, I think I might have read somewhere that it's about not finding something it's looking for (like the current desktop image or something) in the place it expects to find it. Really, this should have been an obvious case, but I guess no one bothered to check it out before release...Oh well.
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