ScreenSaver preference crashing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Adidas Addict, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

    Sep 9, 2008
    When my mac went to screensaver this morning it just started the screen flashing every 2 seconds. So I went into preferences to choose a screensaver and it just hangs for 2 seconds and then boots me out of preferences. I tried repairing permissions and verifying the disk etc but still the same after numerous re-boots. I can't even disable the screensaver as it just boots me out of the preferences. Everything else is working perfectly.

    Anyone got any ideas how to solve this?


    ps its a 2.4 c2d iMac running 10.5.5
  2. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    What screensaver did you have selected prior to this problem? Was it the RSS Visualiser one?

    If so, I had the same problem, and I partially resolved it by going into /Library/Screen Savers (I'm not at my Mac right now so I'm not sure that's 100% correct) and removed the RSS screensaver. That stopped the preference pane from crashing, but I still haven't worked out what's causing that screensaver to crash.

    Let me know if that helped.

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