Pages on G5 Quad Glitch

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by burnout8488, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I sold my Quad last year, and the new owner is having a little issue with Pages on it now. I'd love to be able to help them, but it seems like a software issue which I'm not too helpful on.

    History:

    Graphics card has been replaced, the old 6600 had leaking caps, replaced with another 6600.

    Prior to video card replacement, and after, these are the problems:

    "iWork 9.0.5 (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) stopped working properly. The programs open fine, my data is in the document, BUT, I cannot see it. It will show under print preview, but the data is not visible on the monitor. I opened Console, and get the messages:

    Pages [668] invalid context
    Pages [668] invalid pixel format

    I have tried the following:

    Deleted the preferences (for all three programs)
    Updated iWork to the latest version per 10.5.8
    Re-installed iWork
    Turned off all of my local fonts

    Nothing worked ... Also, If I drag the lower right corner of pages, back and forth, It gets all weird ... leaves lines, etc behind."

    No problems whatsoever in any other applications.

    To start I recommended to repair disk permissions, but that's a long shot at best.

    Any ideas, ladies and gentlemen?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Pram battery

    you could try resetting the pram battery. When starting up you press and hold the command, option, p, and r keys until it restarts again. hope it works but I don't know. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379
     
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    DrakkenWar

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    Also a WAG here..

    Have you had them try to boot from the install media repair all permissions? I know it is a long shot, kinda thinking here while typing ;). Also, have you tried an OnYx purge on the G5? There just might be something wonky hanging around in the background causing some issues with it all.

    One last idea; have you tried to completely remove iWork? Reinstall?

    ~Drake
     
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    666sheep

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