Activity Monitor Keeps Crashing

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  1. pedex macrumors member

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    Hey all. I have an ALU 24" Imac 2.4 1gig Ram. Before I did an archive an install of 10.5 it would freeze only a little bit when I rotated photos in iPhoto. Now that works fine but every time I open Activity monitor it does this.
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    anything I can do or can anyone recommend a better tool for monitoring ram usage?
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Try repairing permissions, something obviously isn't right with your install if activity monitor keeps on crashing.

    Maybe you need to re-install Leopard.

    For another program, try the widget Istat Pro - you can set the "processes" field to show memory usage, instead of the default processor usage.

    Also: I hate to mention this - but perhaps you have one of the "freezer" Imacs - been seeing a lot of posts about those recently.
     
  3. pedex thread starter macrumors member

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    so far I haven't done anything to intense since i upgraded. I have smc fan controller on and I keep the fans at about 2300rpm. Haven't had a single freeze yet. I'll check the permissions though. Thanks!
     
  4. pedex thread starter macrumors member

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    this is going to sound stupid because I have done it before. How do you check permissions again?
     
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Type "Disk Utility" in spotlight. That should bring it right up.

    Select "Macintosh HD" and verify permissions, and check for errors - repair if necessary.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Also, try creating a new user account in System Preferences and see if it'll open there. What other apps are running?
     
  7. pedex thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, I knew it was something really easy. I kept looking for it in sys preferences.

    right now I have mail, iCal,Firefox, Grab, terminal , and cyberduck open. It has done it before with nothing running though.
     
  8. pedex thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry to keep buggin you guys. this is what came up from disk permissions verification. Any idea what this unexpected ACL is?

    Also repairing the disk permissions did not fix the issue with Activity monitor
     
  9. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Apart from permissions, also verify disk.

    You might have a buggered install. Was activity monitor working at any point? What has been installed or changed since the last known working configuration?
     
  10. pedex thread starter macrumors member

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    I created a new standard user account then restarted the mac and Activity monitor still won't work. For now I will use the iStat widget but it really sucks that an APPLE app won't work after upgrading the OS. I clicked on the button to report it to apple...maybe they will do something (doubtful)
     
  11. pedex thread starter macrumors member

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    Here is my disk verification

    Activity monitor worked perfect in 10.4.9 I used it nearly everyday because I have been monitoring to determine if I need more ram (which I do, just ordered 4 gigs) I at one point had 999,540 page outs! if that is the only program that doesn't work I guess i can live with it. its just that it SHOULD work.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What other third party apps do you have installed? Is anything coming up in Console regarding the crashing Activity Monitor? :)
     

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