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This is a pain in the ***, but I'm kind of glad there seems to be a common reason (FontExplorer) for all of these issues. For awhile I thought 10.5.2 was just wreaking havoc on my system for no apparent reason. At least this seems to be easy to identify, if not to solve...
*fingers crossed for a quick fix*
I turned off extraneous fonts, cleared caches, reset safari, checked for obvious conflicts, etc.
All to no avail. Only thing that works is quitting FontExplorer, and that seems to instantly do the trick.
Which cashes? Coming from Suitcase, in earlier versions/Tiger, I had to remove the following folder to solve issues including not being able to start finder.
"HD"/Library/Cashes/com.apple.ATS/501 (or whatever user you are using. See "last change"-date)
(this folder is rebuildt after restart.)
To all who are having crash issues with FE, open "Console" from /Applications/Utilities (cmd-U while in Finder).
Check the LOG FILES and ~/Library/Logs tab for CrashReporter.
Locate the reports related to your crash. It's coded after the application name and crash date.
Check for the crash reason (3rd paragraph), like here:
Exception Type: EXCBADACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERNPROTECTIONFAILURE at 0x0000000000000008
Crashed Thread: 3
Then jump down to the thread number that crashed, like here:
Thread 3 Crashed:
0 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x92c5817f CFURLHasDirectoryPath + 15
1 com.apple.CFNetwork 0x93f5d4bd _CFHTTPAuthenticationCreateFromResponseInternal + 3477
2 com.apple.CFNetwork 0x93f57cba _CFHTTPProtHasCredentialsForChallenge + 70
3 com.apple.CFNetwork 0x93f1fb89 performHeaderRead + 2719
4 com.apple.CFNetwork 0x93f1f056 httpReadStreamCB + 3118
From the "domain" of the libraries loaded in this thread, you'll be able to know if it's caused by an Apple supplied library, or a third party library.
Thread 17 Crashed:
0 com.apple.QuickTime 0x9216514a triggerChannelDrawingNotificationsOverlappingSequence + 147
1 com.apple.QuickTime 0x92154bea ICMSequenceLockBits + 124
2 com.apple.QuickTime 0x9214a5c1 ICMDeviceLoop + 1112
3 com.apple.QuickTime 0x92154871 DecompressSequenceFrameWhen + 843
4 com.apple.QuickTime 0x921a196c DecompressSequenceFrameS + 61
Thread 0 Crashed:
0 com.apple.WebCore 0x905a7681 WebCore::FontFallbackList::determinePitch(WebCore::Font const*) const + 33
1 com.apple.WebCore 0x905a7650 WebCore::Font::isFixedPitch() const + 32
As posted on their fourm
Start up your apps.
Then Start up Linotype.
Everything seems to be working okay when started in that order.
All CS3 apps are running, can add fonts.
Posted by: Mudflap
That'll teach me to upgrade my OS in the middle of a huge design project. I'm an idiot.
I did the same thing, and now I think I'm an idiot too.
It's really unusual that a greatly popular application as FEX was not considered by Apple in all the beta testings for this so-called "update". This time, shame to Apple.
TO LINOTYPE: I want a bug-fixer update for tomorrow, 8 A.M. And be on time, or you're all fired! :P
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