[OSX]System preference window crashes when selecting a screensaver

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Appelsap, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Appelsap macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    #1
    Hello,

    When i try to select an standard Apple screen saver in my preference panel it crashes. I can select screen savers that i imported myself.

    Anyone got some ideas what might causing this?

    i got this crash report.

    Code:
    Process:         System Preferences [72656]
    Path:            /Applications/System Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS/System Preferences
    Identifier:      com.apple.systempreferences
    Version:         5.2 (5.2)
    Build Info:      SystemPrefsApp-1510800~2
    Code Type:       X86 (Native)
    Parent Process:  launchd [161]
    
    Date/Time:       2009-01-20 09:53:31.610 +0100
    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55)
    Report Version:  6
    
    Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
    Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x000000000000008c
    Crashed Thread:  0
    
    Application Specific Information:
    |DesktopPicture|mainViewDidLoad
    |ScreenSaver|running|Arabesque
    
    Thread 0 Crashed:
    0   com.apple.JavaScriptCore      	0x93498272 KJS::Heap::registerThread() + 18
    1   com.apple.JavaScriptCore      	0x93490778 JSContextGetGlobalObject + 24
    2   ...QuartzComposer.ExtraPatches	0x18cd4ab1 0x18cc8000 + 51889
    3   ...QuartzComposer.ExtraPatches	0x18ccd96f 0x18cc8000 + 22895
    4   com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96cfdd6b -[GFList applyFunction:context:] + 113
    5   com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d1286a -[GFNode applyFunctionOnInputPorts:context:] + 122
    6   ...QuartzComposer.ExtraPatches	0x18cd0bb4 0x18cc8000 + 35764
    7   com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d00dec -[QCProgrammablePatch recompileSourceOfType:] + 174
    8   ...QuartzComposer.ExtraPatches	0x18cd006e 0x18cc8000 + 32878
    9   com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d0d99f -[QCPatch(Private) _setup:state:] + 437
    10  com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d0dbc7 -[QCPatch(Private) _setup:state:] + 989
    11  com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d0dbc7 -[QCPatch(Private) _setup:state:] + 989
    12  com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d0dbc7 -[QCPatch(Private) _setup:state:] + 989
    13  com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d0dbc7 -[QCPatch(Private) _setup:state:] + 989
    14  com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d0d44d -[QCContext startRenderingPatch:options:] + 406
    15  com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d0d28e -[QCGraphicsContext startRenderingPatch:options:] + 71
    16  com.apple.QuartzComposer      	0x96d0d1f1 -[QCOpenGLContext startRenderingPatch:options:] + 71
    17  ....screensaver.QuartzComposer	0x16b9a3ca 0x16b95000 + 21450
    18  ...pscreeneffect.screeneffects	0x190e9723 0x190e2000 + 30499
    19  com.apple.Foundation          	0x901ebe1a _nsnote_callback + 106
    20  com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x91fbc8da __CFXNotificationPost + 362
    21  com.apple.CoreFoundation      	0x91fbcbb3 _CFXNotificationPostNotification + 179
    22  com.apple.Foundation          	0x901e9080 -[NSNotificationCenter postNotificationName:object:userInfo:] + 128
    23  com.apple.Foundation          	0x901f28c8 -[NSNotificationCenter postNotificationName:object:] + 56
    24  com.apple.AppKit              	0x939c7e09 -[NSTableView _enableSelectionPostingAndPost] + 561
    25  com.apple.AppKit              	0x93a01290 -[NSTableView mouseDown:] + 6867
    26  com.apple.AppKit              	0x93a1168d -[NSOutlineView mouseDown:] + 611
    27  com.apple.AppKit              	0x939b81a3 -[NSWindow sendEvent:] + 5381
    28  com.apple.AppKit              	0x93984d49 -[NSApplication sendEvent:] + 2941
    29  com.apple.systempreferences   	0x00008010 0x1000 + 28688
    30  com.apple.AppKit              	0x938e269f -[NSApplication run] + 847
    31  com.apple.AppKit              	0x938af8a4 NSApplicationMain + 574
    32  com.apple.systempreferences   	0x00009ba2 0x1000 + 35746
     
  2. Mashiach macrumors regular

    Mashiach

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Location:
    In a House Near the Sea
    #2
    try trashing

    com.apple.systempreferences.plist

    found in users/<username>/library/preferences.

    Copy it to another directory first just in case it breaks something so you can put it back again.
     
  3. Appelsap thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    #3

Share This Page