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  • 15. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Okay.....trust your word.....and will do it soon. ;0)

     

    LOL, your right.....thats just so funny. And eventhough i have seen starwars, i have never seen the similarity with Mark Hamil.

    So that must meen that i also have the force. ;0)

     

    But i really hope that i age better that Hamil, because thats not a pretty sight. ;0) Plus im 37 already, so i dont think i will look as trashed as he does.

    markhamill1.jpg

  • 16. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4 (3,240 points)


    ;0) Plus im 37 already

    ! I would have guessed late 20's early 30's

     

     

    were you able to recreate the bug when you force your screensaver on or was it only when you let it automatically go to the screensaver after a certain time?  If the PRAM doesn't work, you might need to let spotlight reindex your hard drive.

     

    Although initiating the process doesn't take long, depending on how much stuff you have on your hard drive, it may take a while to complete. During this time your computer might act slower then normal.

     

    if the PRAM doesn't solve your issue, go to system preferences>spotlight>privacy and then add your itunes folder. and then immediately take it off of the privacy list. This will make spotlight reindex the folder.

  • 17. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    margaret.miz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    This just happened to me again for the first time in a while. I do think it is related to the power/energy saver settings, because this is the first time since the last time this happened that my laptop wasn't plugged in when it went to sleep. So I reduced the time to screensaver and sleep to a minimum to test it. I didn't have a problem starting up from screensaver or sleep when plugged in, but did with it on battery. I could still start up from screensaver, but when I left it longer and started it up from sleep, the screensaver came on when I clicked a key, but not the login icons. I had to do the eraser thing with the pointer to uncover that; then it started up fine.

     

    I had the energy saver preferences set to shut down the hard drive when possible - I don't know how long it takes before it does that. I had it set for the computer to go to sleep after 3 minutes and I was away for about 45 minutes. 

     

    I'll try the PRAM reset per SmokeMonster's  instructions and let you know.

  • 18. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    margaret.miz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I did the PRAM reset and let my laptop go to sleep without being plugged in. Login came right up when I clicked on the shift key (doesn't work with the space key)  - on a black screen, not with the screensaver, which is fine with me. I don't seem to have lost any of my settings for touchpad, display, etc.

  • 19. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hey guys.:0)

     

    Well....i havent done the pram reset yet, but i just wanted to show you a pic where i have disabled the screensaver.....and still the problem keeps on happening. Now its just black when it wakes from its sleep.

    So anoying.

     

     

    IMG_1733.JPG

     

     

     

    But ill try the ret soon. ;0)

  • 20. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4 (3,240 points)

    What are you waiting for? Also did you report this to apple in feedback?  Not at my computer right now but it's located in the support area.

  • 21. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Well...i have just been to lacy and been playing a lot of PS3, so therefor i havent done it yet.:0p

     

    But ill do it soon.....LOL.:0)

     

    And no havent reported it to Apple yet either.......just so lacy at the moment.;0)

  • 22. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Well now i have tryede the pram reset, but that dident help.:0(

    It seems that the whole screensaver part is buggy, because when i just want to se an ex. of a screensaver setting i might want to use, then it freezes my mac and the only way to get access again is to do a restart or if im lucky, then i can cancel the screensaver via Mission control.

     

    So i have completly given up hope of getting the screensacer to work....sad apple.....:0(

  • 23. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Or at least buggy at my MBP. ;0)

  • 24. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    Try deleting this file:

     

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.screensaver.plist

     

    and then re-starting your mac.

     

    Don’t worry, deleting the file is harmless. It will just recreate itself to default settings when the computer reboots. It may be that the current file is corrupt.

     

    Note: to get to this file in Lion, you have to chose ‘Go’ menu from the Finder menubar at the top of the screen, while keeping the ‘option’ key held down. When you do this, you will see ‘Library’ in the Go menu bar. Click on it and navigate to Preferences and look for the file com.apple.screensaver.plist and trash it.

  • 25. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thanks for the help i will look at it soon and prob. try it, but dont have that much experience with Mac, so i just have to read and be shure of what im doing before im doing it.

     

    But again.....THANKS. And i will report back with the result as soon as i have done it.

  • 26. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hey Softwater.

     

    I have just tryede the thing you talked about i the last post and it seems like it worked.......yaaaa.

     

    If that was the only thing needed to fix this probelm then it was a easy fix......!

     

    So THANKS so much.......this have really made my day.

  • 27. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

     

  • 28. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    XXRichXX Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I have posted your adwise in another thread where another also has this problem. Hope its okay with you.

  • 29. Re: Screensaver freezes on startup
    softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    By all means, spread the love!