HELP screensaver keeps flashing on B/W g3...

ijimk

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Ok so i have OS X tiger on a B/W G3 and everytime the screensaver trys to come on it starts to flash. It looks like it is trying to start the screensaver then the screen goes black. When i change the screensaver it works fine with the new one. Any ideas on what could be causing this??? :confused:
 

rainman::|:|

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which screensaver are you trying to run? if it's only a certain one, it's probably not supported by your video card.
 

ijimk

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it is any of them and i had panther installed prior to tiger and they all worked fine. now the problem occurs the first time any screensaver is started after a fresh reboot. once it is changed th problem seems to go away but this never happened with panther. :confused:
 

Krazykrl

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May not be related, but I have heard of some quirky things happening in Tiger if when you upgraded from Panther, you chose to 'Upgrade' instead of 'Archive and install'.

Do you remember these options?
 

ijimk

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Krazykrl said:
May not be related, but I have heard of some quirky things happening in Tiger if when you upgraded from Panther, you chose to 'Upgrade' instead of 'Archive and install'.

Do you remember these options?
I did archive install on it...
 

Krazykrl

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Try running a repair disk permissions. This fixes alot of silly things sometimes.
 

ijimk

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Krazykrl said:
Try running a repair disk permissions. This fixes alot of silly things sometimes.
tried that even tried using OnyX too...
 
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