Activity Monitor not initializing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by srexy, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. srexy macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
    Having read with some interest about the activity monitor, I eagerly browsed into my apps\utilities folder and tried to fire it up. Not sure what I'm missing but it looks as if it's initializing and then just goes away.

    I tried the fairly useless macrumors search and then google but didn't get any hits for my particular problem. The one thing I'm wondering about is a widget that I downloaded to monitor core temps - could it be interfering with the activity monitor?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Turn off the widget, restart and see what happens. If you like monitor widgets, the one to have is iStat Pro.
  3. srexy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
    Done but still no joy - any other ideas?
  4. srexy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
    Not sure what I discovered here but I ctrl clicked the app and then looked through the package contents I then double clicked on the application monitor icon located in the mac os-x folder and got the following message in Terminal:

    EDIT: Irritatingly - once again I have figured it out. I repaired permissions and it's working fine now. Can someone explain how the permissions get buggered up in the 1st place?

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