So the deal is: I have three Macs lying around, all within a fortnight of reformatting into Panther. Now, my primary computer (600Mhz iMac G3) is more or less stable apart from gross startup/other speed issues mentioned in another thread ("Speed Issues") which appears to be due to the harddrive. Now, the other 2 computers (450MHz iMac/1GHz eMac) seem to have issues running iChat -> the app bounces around a bit, stops bouncing, then quits before opening any windows. Now strangely, how come I get this problem 2 out of 3 times and I hear of noone else with it? And to the point -> any ideas how to fix it? yes the permissions have been fixed, yes the prefs have been trashed, yes I have tried different users.