Activity Monitor won't open

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  1. Suzannl macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, I'm having problems getting into my activity monitor.. I click on it (double click) and it seems like it's going to open, but then pops back to finder and doesn't open anything.

    Has anyone experienced this?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Have you disabled the "Monaco" font?

    EDIT: ignore that, I read "terminal" instead of Activity Monitor. Doh!
     
  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Does the menu change from that of the finder the to activity monitor at least?
     
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  5. Suzannl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, it doesn't even change up top.. just blinks like it's going to change, but goes back to finder.

    I haven't tried with another account, but I'm the only account on this computer. :confused:
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Create a second account for testing purposes, then. You can always delete it when you no longer need it. This can be done in System Preferences.

    Also, try deleting Activity Monitor's preference file and caches, if it has them. If these become corrupt, it can cause the behavior you describe.
     
  7. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    You could also check the Console, to see if there's anything there which indicates what's wrong.
     
  8. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    and if the above advice still doesn't work then download applejack then restart your computer with Cmd+S held down, after the white on black type stops moving, type in "applejack auto restart" at the prompt and go have some lunch.
     
  9. Suzannl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I created another account, logged into that, and it did the same thing.. it looked like it was going to open, but shut down..

    Going to try some of the other suggestions now
     
  10. Suzannl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I checked the console, and it gives me this:

    2007-06-19 07:52:32.493 Activity Monitor[523] The tool is not setuid root - please repair the privileges

    when I try to open activity monitor
     
  11. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Aha - that explains your problem. You need to repair permissions. Go into Disk Utility, select your startup disk, and click the Repair Disk Permissions button.
     
  12. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    ....oops.... [post edited to remove bunk info, please delete]
     
  13. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Ok then, Disk Utility might fix it, if not let us know - there's a command line fix we can post instead.
     
  14. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    This post is not needed anymore, since the person I was quoting edited their post.
     
  15. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    hehe....oops - 'tis what I get for not reading carefully....
     
  16. Suzannl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah-ha! Disk utility worked!!! Thanks guys, you're so awesome! :D
     

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