Dock and Menubar bugs around

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Lumio, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Lumio macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    #1
    Hi,
    a friend of mine has Leopard on an elder PowerBook (4 years old). Right now she has problems with the Dock and the menubar. Both crashes continuously.
    I tried to kill the Dock process, but when I do, it tells me, that there is no such process (even if I enter the processnumber).

    So the console says me the following:
    Code:
    10.06.09 11:06:41 com.apple.launchd[68] ([0x0-0x1d01d].com.apple.dock[122]) Exited abnormally: Trace/BPT trap 
    10.06.09 11:06:42 Dock[123] *** -[NSCFArray _addObject:forKey:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x24b030 
    10.06.09 11:06:42 Dock[123] *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '*** -[NSCFArray _addObject:forKey:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x24b030' 
    10.06.09 11:06:42 Dock[123] Stack: (
        2422898156,
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        2422269924,
        2477094396,
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        2437848036,
        2437851080,
        2437847036,
        2437851080,
        2437847036,
        2437851080,
        2437847036,
        2437851080,
        2437847036,
        2437851080,
        2437847036,
        2437851080,
        2437847036,
        2437851080,
        2437847036,
        2437851080,
        2437847036,
        2437851080,
        2437847036,
        2437835584,
        2437826724,
        2477088932,
        2477229896,
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        2489639308,
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        713508,
        2434330096,
        2504492636
    )
    Maybe someone can help me to find a solution for her. I think there is another way to solve this problem without reinstalling Leopard.

    Thanks in anticipation.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2003
    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #2
    Perhaps the Dock's database file is corrupted. Is the Dock even displaying? If not, this is probably the problem. The Dock database is located here: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Dock.db where ~ is the home folder. Note that after you remove this file, you probably won't be able to empty the Trash - a logout and back in will fix that.
     
  3. Lumio thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    #3
    thanks :)
    Well, the dock appears for a few seconds, but won't react on mouse-events. So after a few seconds, it disapears and restarts.
     

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