Screensaver Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by weblars@mac.com, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. weblars@mac.com macrumors newbie

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    My iMac G5 was using the iTunes Artwork screensaver happily until some point in time (I can't remember when or how) wher it now flickers the screen from fade-to-black to return-to-desktop. When I go into Desktop and Scrensaver in my System Preferences to change it, the System Preferences app quits unexpectedly. I open a terminal session and drill down to the executable within the iTunes Artwork and attempt to launch it by entering

    $ ./iTunes\ Artwork

    and it returns with "Bad executable". How do I fix this, or else how do I return to the factory setting screensaver?

    Thanks in advance
    weblars
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Try deleting your System Preferences Preference in YOUR library folder. You may have to re-do all of your settings in the system preferences, but that should reset some things.

    OR

    Try launching the desktop/screen savers system pref WITHOUT going to System Preferences first. To do that do the following:

    1. Open up your HD

    2. Double click on System

    3. Double click on Library

    4. Double click on Preference Panes

    5. Double click on Desktop/Screen Effects preference pane

    OR

    Do it under a different User

    Just some things to try....
     
  3. weblars@mac.com thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Try visiting electricsheep.org and downloading their free screensaver. You'll wonder why you ever used anything else.

    EDIT: I'm serious.
     
  5. weblars@mac.com thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded it but I STILL can't choose anything inthe screen saver Preference Pane without the application exiting.
     
  6. weblars@mac.com thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I figured out how to log in as Root, and when I did I ddeleted the iTunes Artwork directory. When I logged back as myself, I got back the Screen Saver panel, but I am only able to select the Comupter Name screensaver. No other ones work, includng the new ones I downloaded.
     
  7. weblars@mac.com thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here is the error I get

    Date/Time: 2005-11-21 22:29:58.213 -0500
    OS Version: 10.4.3 (Build 8F46)
    Report Version: 3

    Command: System Preferences
    Path: /Applications/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences
    Parent: WindowServer [12154]

    Version: 3.3 (3.3)
    Build Version: 3
    Project Name: SystemPrefsApp
    Source Version: 1260100

    PID: 12480
    Thread: Unknown

    Link (dyld) error:

    image not found /System/Library/Frameworks/OpenGL.framework/OpenGL
    Model: PowerMac8,2, BootROM 5.2.5f1, 1 processors, PowerPC G5 (3.1), 2 GHz, 1 GB
    Graphics: ATI Radeon 9600, ATY,RV351, AGP, 128 MB
    Memory Module: DIMM0/J4000, 512 MB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330
    Memory Module: DIMM1/J4001, 512 MB, DDR SDRAM, PC3200U-30330
    AirPort: AirPort Extreme, 402.6 (3.90.34.0.p13)
    Modem: Jump, , V.92, Version 1.0,
    Bluetooth: Version 1.6.6f22, 2 service, 1 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: WDC WD1600JD-40HBC0, 149.05 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K04L,
    USB Device: iPod mini, Apple, Up to 480 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: LaCie Hard Drive USB, LaCie, Up to 480 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: Bluetooth HCI, , Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA
     
  8. mklos macrumors 68000

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    If you go to:

    yourhd/system/library/Screen savers

    Are there any screen savers in there? If not then I can send you the ones that are supposed to be in there. You may be able to extract them from the OS X installer DVD.

    Also, you may want reinstall the Desktop & Screensavers preference pane. Maybe something screwed it up. I can even send you the Desktop & screensavers preference pane that I have as long as you have Mac OS X.4 (Tiger) Installed.
     
  9. weblars@mac.com thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have screen savers in this directory already. They just kill the app when I try to access it. Can I just take the Install Disk thnat came with my iMac and just install the piece that I need?
     
  10. mklos macrumors 68000

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    If you can find them on the installer CD/DVD, go ahead. Good luck with it though as the files on the installer disc are hidden. There are programs what will view hidden files in OS X. Just do a search on www.versiontracker.com

    If its that much of an issue for you, you may want to consider doing an archive and install of OS X. That will just rewrite the OS X system folder and will NOT delete your apps, or home folders.
     

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