Mac Messenger Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Philligan, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Philligan macrumors newbie

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    Mar 31, 2010
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    Hey,
    So earlier today I thought I'd download the new beta version of Mac Messenger, version 8. After installing it, it was really buggy - freezing and whatnot, basically not working at all. I tried to reinstall the older Messenger, 7.0.1 I believe, and it wouldn't let me, because it said the "messenger daemon" was in use. When I finally found the messenger daemon, I couldn't open it, force quit it, or delete it, and yet it's in use. So I can't use the current messenger, and can't get rid of it/install an older one.
    Anyone know what to do?
    Thanks, this is really ridiculous and I'm looking forward to getting this cleared up.
     
  2. fullojellybeans macrumors regular

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    Mar 31, 2010
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    to stop the daemon from running try restarting your computer in safe boot so just the core system runs. then uninstall messenger and reinstall the old.

    that beta version of 8 is so poorly built, even trying to change the picture that displays for the user produces a crash.log

    to boot into safe mode, just hold down left Shift while starting the computer. once you restart it should boot back to regular mode.
     

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