Corrupt screensaver ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Can, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Can macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi there,

    Every time i access "System Preferences" -> "Desktop & Screensaver" the system preferences panel crashes and exits.

    Every time my screensaver starts the screen just starts fading to black and back over and over and over and over. (The screensaver i use/used is the standard mac screensaver).

    It seems like theese files have been corrupted, (!?) So I have a few questions I would love to get some answers on.

    - Any permanent fix on this issue?

    - Can I set my screensaver / desktop background using the terminal or something like that ? I really want to be abel to set Desktop & Screensaver preferences, so any way I can do this with terminal would be appreciated !

    Thanks a lot,
    Can

    Late edit:
    This is what it says in the Console after it crashes:
    9/22/08 2:52:02 PM com.apple.launchd[72] ([0x0-0x696696].com.apple.systempreferences[4201]) Exited abnormally: Bus error
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    #2
    just go to the screensavers folder in

    library>screen savers

    and delete all thirdparty screensavers
     
  3. Can thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    The folder is empty and I have never downloaded any third party screensavers :confused:
     
  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    #4
    Hmmm...strange. This has happened to me before and that was the fix.

    Sorry.
     
  5. Can thread starter macrumors member

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    I am still looking for some help on this matter. :confused:


    Any help would be highly appreciated.


    I may add that this is what it says in the Console:
    9/22/08 2:52:02 PM com.apple.launchd[72] ([0x0-0x696696].com.apple.systempreferences[4201]) Exited abnormally: Bus error
     

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