Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to peelard)
Hve you tried:
Are you sure you installed the correct version of Flash Player?
You can check here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version,10.3.183.23 or later, is for Intel Macs only running Tiger or Leopard, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version 11.4.402.265 is for Snow Leopard onwards.
* Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. Flash Player 10.1.102.64 is the one you download. More information here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/838/cpsid_83808.html
You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):
and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 4:57 PM (in response to Klaus1)
Thanks so much Klaus -
I did make sure to install the only one compatible with PPC 10.4.11 (Flash 10.1.1...) I know it was the bottom of the list of Flash versions, but not sure now that I think about it whether Camino was still open at the time. I thought maybe I had a RAM issue (512mb) but never had that problem before even with the newer Camino - but just in case I reverted back to the older Camino and dumped as many (non-system related) files as possible. yes already tried disk and permissions repair
I am going to try uninstalling that Flash plugin and see if that solves it... and VERY good to know about that Adobe / permissions issue. Thanks again for your time and I will post a follow up
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 7:23 PM (in response to Klaus1)
Unfortunately the uninstall of Flash did not fix the problem. Still having the same "Thread 0" crash that reads EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION and then underneath that it shows "libmathCommon.Adylib" with every crash, regardless of app that quits unexpectedly. Wondering if this is some library file that is corrupted...?!!
Thanks again though for trying to help
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 7:53 PM (in response to peelard)
Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go.
Reapply the big combo update...
The combo update for PowerPC-based Macs...
The combo update for Intel-based Macs...
Repair Permissions afterwords, reboot.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 11:36 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Wow I am so grateful BDAqua -
Followed your steps and did the Combo reinstall, then tried the two ways I consistently got the apps crashing (namely trying to double-click and play iTunes files or access the screen saver in System Preferences) and this time they worked normally!!
My troubleshooting skills are sub par after 13 years of using Macs but I found it interesting that disk permissions were fine before the Combo Updater but after the install some permissions needed to be corrected... also my computer did one of those "double reboots" after installation (where the computer gets to the grey apple screen that shuts off and restarts again. Needless to say I was nervous it wouldn't work but you are obviously a Mac genius...
Thanks so much again - my 2003 mac mini will hopefully last a bit longer until I can afford one of those sweet new iMacs!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 11:57 PM (in response to peelard)
Great news, thanks, really glad I could help!
PS. My opinion is the new iMacs, while faster by far, are not worth it unless you can dispose of it within a year, same goes for the new Minis.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2013 1:05 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for the tip - I have heard from other folks that they are not very happy with the newer Intel-based Macs.
My brother is offering to give me a older MacBook that he says just needs to have the display repaired. If it can be done for a reasonable price by the Mac experts at Tek Serve I might just use it as an extra hard disc and to start learning the newer OS X... otherwise I am clueless as to what I should get next.
Oh well, they definitely don't make them like they used to I suppose. My old G3 Powerbook (Black curvy model - not the Bronze) still works great too but it is slow as heck.