Try this, and the Finder crashes.

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  1. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    In iTunes (OS X), start playing a song. Push command-R to "Show Current Song". When the window opens in the Finder, switch to coloumn view. Bam, the finder crashes. At least for me. Can someone try this and give me feedback?

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  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Nope, mine works fine.

    I tried using the column view button in the toolbar and also using the view menu. Both worked.
     
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  4. zarathustra thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll try permissions, but I have no idea what that would have anything to do with this little problem of mine. I'll let ya'll know how it goes.
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Works fine for me too- it doesn't happen just normally in the finder when you switch to column views? or certain songs?

    pnw
     
  6. zarathustra thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Coloumn view works fine in the finder... It only happens when recoursing song files from iTunes, then switching to coloumn view. I repaired permissions, and it's still doing it.
     
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    it's kind of funny how the only thing that some people know how to do is repair permissions so they just assume that permissions is the cause of all problems...granted it works sometimes...

    but as for my lexmark drivers...
    they are just crap so i have to uninstall, repair permissions, fsck -y, unplug printer, delete printer, plug in printer, restart, then install printer...IN THAT ORDER, or it will not printer anything but a test page
     
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  10. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Try this, and the Finder crashes.

    What do you mean it crashes?
    What exactly does it do?
    Does it stop responding or do you get the beachball?
     
  11. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    No problems doing that on my iMac. Heck I never knew you could even do that. It's kinda neat to find the actual song file.
     
  12. zarathustra thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Try this, and the Finder crashes.

    Just as I said: it crashes. the console comes up, showing the data about the crash, and the finder quits - for about two seconds there is no desktop (the finder is relaunching), and the triangle is pulsating, showing that it's in the process of restarting.

    The best part is though, that I continued to listen to iTunes, while Photoshop is crunching in the back while I am writing an email, and checking Macrumors. I did not loose any data. I think that's insanely great.

    I can't figure out what's going on. I guess I won't recourse songs and switch to coloumn view anytime soon... oh, well. not a big loss.

    this is the crash report that gets generated...

     
  13. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    Which way did you repair the permissions?
    It is better to repair the permissions off the boot CD!!!

    Good luck!! ;) ;) :D
     
  14. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    It works perfectly fine on my G3 500Mhz iBook. 640 Ram.... What's your specs?
     
  15. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    it seems from the crash log that repairing permissions wouldn't do much... ?
     
  16. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Try this, and the Finder crashes.

    That's a pretty serious error. I haven't had a kernel error on my new dual since I got it. The only repair that I know of is to reinstall. You are having a kernel panick probably due to a corrupted file.
     
  17. zarathustra thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Try this, and the Finder crashes.

    It's not a kernel panic. With a kernel panic I wouldn't have been able to continue working. It's just the finder.

    PS:

    It's a 933 Quicksilver w/ 1.25 GB of RAM.
     
  18. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Try this, and the Finder crashes.

    Maybe not a serious Kernel error but it is one none the less.

     

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