iDVD4 "unexpectedly quit" on startup each time


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 13, 2005
Hey there-

I recently bought an external DVD burner (LG) in hopes of making my own home movies on DVD. I'm currently using a G3 iBook with OSX10.2.8. I picked up a copy of ilife4 in hopes of getting the iDVD app to work for me. However, after installing it, it'll open up and ask if I want to start a new project or open an old one, and beyond that the app screen comes on for a few seconds and then the dreaded "unexpectedly quit" message comes up and the app quits.

I've done a bit of poking around and I have installed patchburnII and I also put the easter egg files in my home folder (the Hurz and Pfurz ones). My external drive works fine with toast or iTunes and is recognized by disk utility. I've also updated iDVD to 4.0.1 using the patch from apple's site.

the code from the crash looks something like this:
Command: iDVD
PID: 431

Exception: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (0x0002)
Code[0]: 0x00000002Code[1]: 0x025467f0

Thread 0 Crashed:
#0 0x025467f0 in ModuleMain
#1 0x02aa6a90 in ModuleMain
#2 0x02aa0258 in ModuleMain
#3 0x02a9f504 in ModuleMain
#4 0x8477a778 in _ZNK27CModuleGlueCFImplementation11CallThroughER24CModuleCommunicationData
#5 0x84776bbc in _ZNK17CInstancialModule18MsgRequestReceivedEPK13CErrorHandlermR16CIncomingRequest
#6 0x84769f7c in _ZN7CBuffer14ReceiveRequestEPK13CErrorHandlerR16COutgoingRequestPK16CWireDestination
#7 0x847684f8 in _Z19ExportedSendRequestP13COpaqueModulemmP16COutgoingRequestRVhS4_
#8 0x02bd8e88 in ModuleMain
#9 0x02bdd304 in ModuleMain
#10 0x02bdc188 in ModuleMain
#11 0x02bde20c in ModuleMain
#12 0x02bda3e8 in ModuleMain
#13 0x02bda46c in ModuleMain
#14 0x02be4524 in ModuleMain
#15 0x02be4154 in ModuleMain
#16 0x02bdf2dc in ModuleMain
#17 0x84764078 in _ZN6CPatch11PerformIdleEPK13CErrorHandler
#18 0x84662924 in OLStack_PerformIdle
#19 0x0011cda0 in 0x11cda0
#20 0x97df4dc0 in __NSFireTimer
#21 0x90163224 in __CFRunLoopDoTimer
#22 0x90148cf8 in __CFRunLoopRun
#23 0x90180f4c in CFRunLoopRunSpecific
#24 0x969a3b70 in RunCurrentEventLoopInMode
#25 0x969b3a78 in ReceiveNextEventCommon
#26 0x969dabbc in BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode
#27 0x9308dedc in _DPSNextEvent
#28 0x930a0158 in -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:]
#29 0x930b1d88 in -[NSApplication run]
#30 0x9315fc58 in NSApplicationMain
#31 0x0000586c in 0x586c
#32 0x000054f8 in 0x54f8
#33 0x00005378 in 0x5378

Thread 1:
#0 0x9000586c in wait4
#1 0x97e416fc in _waitForTermination
#2 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

Thread 2:
#0 0x90073ba8 in mach_msg_trap
#1 0x90005ed0 in mach_msg
#2 0x901489c0 in __CFRunLoopRun
#3 0x90180f4c in CFRunLoopRunSpecific
#4 0x90148210 in CFRunLoopRun
#5 0x9402d768 in _ZN8DRStatus15GetActiveStatusEv
#6 0x9402d6cc in _ZN8DRStatus15GetActiveStatusEv
#7 0x94003598 in _ZN14DRThreadObject16SetFixedPriorityEm
#8 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

Thread 3:
#0 0x9003e9a8 in semaphore_wait_signal_trap
#1 0x9003e7c4 in _pthread_cond_wait
#2 0x97e34088 in -[NSConditionLock lockWhenCondition:]
#3 0x930819a0 in -[NSUIHeartBeat _heartBeatThread:]
#4 0x97e2cc38 in forkThreadForFunction
#5 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

Thread 4:
#0 0x9000586c in wait4
#1 0x97e416fc in _waitForTermination
#2 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

Thread 5:
#0 0x90014c08 in syscall_thread_switch
#1 0x97e03edc in +[NSThread sleepUntilDate:]
#2 0x000930e8 in 0x930e8
#3 0x97e2cc38 in forkThreadForFunction
#4 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

Thread 6:
#0 0x9000586c in wait4
#1 0x97e416fc in _waitForTermination
#2 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

Thread 7:
#0 0x9000586c in wait4
#1 0x97e416fc in _waitForTermination
#2 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

PPC Thread State:
srr0: 0x025467f0 srr1: 0x0008f030 vrsave: 0x00000000
xer: 0x00000000 lr: 0x02551688 ctr: 0x025515b8 mq: 0x00000000
r0: 0x00000000 r1: 0xbfffdab0 r2: 0x00000029 r3: 0x00052020
r4: 0x00000040 r5: 0x00000029 r6: 0x01296000 r7: 0x00000040
r8: 0x013b3000 r9: 0x00052000 r10: 0x00000000 r11: 0x00000000
r12: 0x00000000 r13: 0x00000000 r14: 0x00000000 r15: 0x00000001
r16: 0x00000000 r17: 0x00000100 r18: 0x039b0f08 r19: 0x013b3000
r20: 0x00000000 r21: 0x00000002 r22: 0x02ab50a4 r23: 0x02551598
r24: 0x0255c058 r25: 0x00000000 r26: 0x00000020 r27: 0x02560c2c
r28: 0x00000000 r29: 0x02550c2c r30: 0xbfffdc00 r31: 0x02546724

any help would be much appreciated.



macrumors 68000
Aug 5, 2003
You know that iLife '05 came out right, you just didn't buy the older iLife '04 because you didn't know there was 5? Back to the problem, do you have any third party RAM installed? RAM can cause havic with apps, maybe pull out your hardware test cd and run it. Also since I see newbie under your name, have your reset the PRAM and run Repair Permissions?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 13, 2005
I didn't pick up iLife5 b/c it was my understanding it wouldn't run on my 10.2.8. I have tried repairing the permissions with no luck. And I haven't done any RAM additions to my machine but I"ll try the PRAM idea.

incidentally, the rest of iLife4 works fine, just the iDVD :(.

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