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David Desrocher Calculating status...
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Mar 20, 2009 5:51 PM
Okay. I've been using LT for 6 years with no issues, so I'm not sure what is happening here. I try to launch LiveType either from the dock or the Applications folder and the little LT icon hops up and down (like usual) but then the computer freezes and I get a spinning beach ball. It unfreezes itself a minute later, without LiveType ever having opened. I've shut down and restarted, to no avail. I need this for last step of a project due on Tuesday, and hope to work over weekend, so if anyone has any advice, it is much appreciated.

PS - I've not loaded any new software anytime recently, so don't think that is the issue.

Thanks-
Dave
PowerMac G5 Dual 2 GHz 4G RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    Mar 20, 2009 6:31 PM (in response to David Desrocher)
    Have you tried repairing permissions? It really might be that simple.
    Post the version number of LiveType and FCP/FCE that you are using.
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  • Jon Chappell Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
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    Mar 21, 2009 2:26 AM (in response to David Desrocher)
    If it freezes when you click Get Info, that sounds to me like an indication of a system-wide problem.

    Have you done anything recently (software updates, etc) that could have caused this? Can you see any error messages in the Console (in /Applications/Utilities)?
    Quad G5, 8 GB RAM; MacBook 2GHz Black, 2GB; PowerBook G4 1.5, 1 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Final Cut Pro 6.0.2, Shake 4.0
  • Jon Chappell Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
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    Mar 21, 2009 6:52 AM (in response to David Desrocher)
    You're missing am important framework. This framework is located inside the application bundle so you can either:

    1. Copy the LiveType executable from another computer that has the same version.
    2. Patch it to the latest version (if it isn't already)
    3. Reinstall it.
    Quad G5, 8 GB RAM; MacBook 2GHz Black, 2GB; PowerBook G4 1.5, 1 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Final Cut Pro 6.0.2, Shake 4.0
  • Jon Chappell Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
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    Mar 21, 2009 7:19 AM (in response to David Desrocher)
    You don't need to do a complete reinstall. Try this:
    http://www.digitalrebellion.com/fcs_remover.htm

    Just select Application and Receipts under LiveType and deselect everything else. Run the remover and then put the DVD in and reinstall. Everything should be grayed out except LiveType and it should not ask you for your serial number since the serial file wasn't deleted.

    Then update LiveType in line with the other FCS applications on your system.
    Quad G5, 8 GB RAM; MacBook 2GHz Black, 2GB; PowerBook G4 1.5, 1 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Final Cut Pro 6.0.2, Shake 4.0
  • Jon Chappell Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
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    Mar 21, 2009 4:13 PM (in response to David Desrocher)
    Hmmm... well in that case, select all the options under LiveType. I was hoping you wouldn't have to do that.
    Quad G5, 8 GB RAM; MacBook 2GHz Black, 2GB; PowerBook G4 1.5, 1 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Final Cut Pro 6.0.2, Shake 4.0
  • Jon Chappell Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
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    Mar 22, 2009 2:17 AM (in response to David Desrocher)
    If your system is hanging when you try to empty the trash, that is a serious problem and probably nothing to do with LiveType. I would advise running a disk verify in Disk Utility and using Onyx to check the SMART status of the drive (this is designed to indicate if the drive is about to fail but it is not perfect).
    http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html

    Mac OS X doesn't have a System Restore function like Windows - the closest thing is Time Machine in Leopard but you have to specifically set it up with an external disk.
    Quad G5, 8 GB RAM; MacBook 2GHz Black, 2GB; PowerBook G4 1.5, 1 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Final Cut Pro 6.0.2, Shake 4.0
  • Jon Chappell Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
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    Mar 22, 2009 5:55 AM (in response to David Desrocher)
    You can't repair your startup disk while you are running OS X. You will need to insert the OS X DVD and restart the computer while holding down the C key. When the menu appears, select Disk Utility.
    Quad G5, 8 GB RAM; MacBook 2GHz Black, 2GB; PowerBook G4 1.5, 1 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Final Cut Pro 6.0.2, Shake 4.0
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