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Anyone having problems with ichat after lion install?

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  • Ralph Sanchez Calculating status...

    After reading everything in this thread through 8/23/11 I have iChat about 3/4 of the way toward working.  So far the only residual is that my Buddy List won't show, I'm unable to Add Buddies... [I can open the window that does that, but when I add nothinig shows up.], and the Show Buddy List command is greyed out in the Buddies Menu.  Anybody got that one?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)

    Hi,

     

    First of go to the iChat Manu > Preferences > General Section.

    Deselect the item that links Buddy List together.

     

    Now go to the Account section.

    Apart from the Bonjour Account, is any Other Accounts marked as Use this Account ?

    For AIM Logins and Jabber (Google/Facebook) this is in the Account Info tab  (The Yahoo one in iChat 6 only have one Pane (No Tabs)

    If not tick the box.

     

    Close the Preferences.

     

    In the iChat Menu > Accounts are any Accounts showing as Ticked (Logged in) ?

    Do these same Accounts show in the Window Menu ?

     

    Using the Red button on a Buddy List to try and close the app does not work. You specifically have to Quit it.

    However if you did close the Buddy list iChat will remember where the Buddy List (Or any other Window) when the app was Quit.

    If the Window for the Buddy List was Closed it will remain ""Hidden".

     

    If the account is Ticked in the iChat Menu > Accounts and shows in the Window Menu use the Window Menu keystrokes to bring it into view.

     

    Further to this iChat 6 is effected by the setting in System Preferences > General Pane that reads something about opening apps with all the windows that were open when it was Quit.

    It works for all apps and is useful in iChat to keep a Text Chat "on Top" when you reopen the app (by having it open when you last Quit).

    As I have said it will also remember windows that are closed before Quit and keep them hidden on re-launching the app.

     

     

     


    7:39 PM      Tuesday; August 30, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • hodges88 Calculating status...

    MobiusB,

    I can also reproduce this behavior.  Leopard and Snow Leopard w/ VPN worked flawlessly as well.

  • MobiusB Calculating status...

    The consistent fix for me is to do a ps -ax | grep imagent and then just kill the imagent process. Once I do that iChat will connect to everything fine through the VPN.

     

    -B

  • JFraser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You need to disable 32-bit mode on iChat (Applications->right click iChat->Get Info->Uncheck 32 bit mode->relaunch iChat.

  • digitalcoleman Calculating status...

    I had to kill the imagent process to get ichat to let me login, and this seems to make sense since about %50 of the time i send or recive images over bonjour ichat will crash.  Even tho it crashes, it leaves the imagent running.

    Chris

  • Noblenova Calculating status...

    SOLUTION:  run your activity monitor

     

                         close IMAGENT

     

                         restart your iChat

     

                         hope this helps

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)

    It would seem to as it is mentioned in thread from August to Novemeber 2011 (digitalColeman's entry above yours in Threaded view).

     

     

    I had to kill the imagent process to get ichat to let me login, and this seems to make sense since about %50 of the time i send or recive images over bonjour ichat will crash.  Even tho it crashes, it leaves the imagent running.

    Chris

     

    An Earlier one

     

     

    The consistent fix for me is to do a ps -ax | grep imagent and then just kill the imagent process. Once I do that iChat will connect to everything fine through the VPN.

     

    -B

     

    An Auguust one

     

     

    Nope sorry. That made no difference what so ever. My only 100% works every time is to go to Activity Monitor and force quite the imagent.

     

    Hopefully this bug will be fixed in the next update of Lion.

     

     

     


    8:48 PM      Monday; January 16, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)

    Note to others.

     

    This was posted before I got my Lion iMac.

    iChatAgent in OS X 10.6.x and earlier is iChat Only.

     

    In Lion IMAgent does both FaceTime and iChat Logins.

     

     


    7:18 PM      Thursday; February 2, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Mark23 Level 3 Level 3 (975 points)

    Even with 10.7.3 installed there is no way I can get iChat working over VPN, while I have full internet access over VPN (when I go to whatismyip.com, I now get the public IP from the server). Only the connection to my iChat Server on Lion is somehow confused. I have quit the IMagent process and iChat to no avail.

     

    How to fix the routing issue?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 19, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to Mark23)

    If this is a a question about iChat Server it may pay to ask in the server fourms.

     

    iChat Server and VPNs are beyond my knowledge.

     

     


    9:23 PM      Monday; March 19, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • cavenewt Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 8, 2012 7:46 AM (in response to Uls)

    Check under info (command-I) that iChat is NOT opening in 32 bit. Uncheck the 32bit box in information.

     

    Funny, my iChat was crashing on launch (under 10.7.4) and CHECKING the 32-bit-mode box is what enabled it to run. 2012 MacBook Pro.

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