mac mini issues

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

  1. macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006

    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. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    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/ and log out and log back in and check the prefpane. Be prepared, however, this will reset ALL your System Preferences.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    thank you for leading me in the right direction! i fixed it! i deleted the files - works like a charm now :)

    I'm appreciative of the help! THanks again.

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