mac mini issues

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by miTunes75, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. miTunes75
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    macrumors 6502

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    #1
    OK:

    When I go into preferences and go into change the desktop/screensaver settings page, it will automatically crash. I reopen and use the same option, it wll crash again. If i choose different options, such as energy, no problem.

    What caused me to go into desktop/screensaver? Because after about 5 minutes of idle, the desktop starts to flash. It's so wierd!

    I switch over to my wife's account - everything is flawless.

    What can I do to correct this? I my mac mini jacked?

    or, is there a "system restore" like there is with windows? This started acting up 2 days ago - if i can make it go back to 5 days ago or something, it should correct itself.
     
  2. yellow
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    yellow

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    My guess is you have a screwed up screensaver.

    You have 2 choices..

    1) Remove anything from ~/Library/Screen Savers/ and log out and log back in, and check the pref pane. (please note, that is the Library folder in your home directory, NOT the root Library).

    2) Remove ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist and log out and log back in and check the prefpane. Be prepared, however, this will reset ALL your System Preferences.
     
  3. miTunes75
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  4. miTunes75
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    thank you for leading me in the right direction! i fixed it! i deleted the com.apple.screensaver.iTunesArtwork files - works like a charm now :)

    I'm appreciative of the help! THanks again.
     

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