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Changing screen saver

1298 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2008 1:15 PM by hictio RSS
Kim Markesich Calculating status...
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Jul 11, 2008 6:47 AM
I am trying to make changes in the screen saver on my sons G4 - time it takes to go into screen saver and hot corners - I had to put a password on his computer. Every time I try the system preferences crash. I was able to do this with no issue on my G5. I did a disk repair off the CD and repaired permissions. No change. His computer is a Power Mac G4 tower, 867 x2 - over a gig of RAM. running 10.4.11
PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Larry Goshorn Calculating status...
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    Aug 23, 2008 3:54 PM (in response to Kim Markesich)
    Just encountered same problem. I can not change or view screen savers. Also ran disk utilities, an I tried removing/replacing Screen Saver files from MacHD/Library/ScreenSavers and MacHD/System/Library/ScreenSavers with no change in the effect.

    When I select System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver, IF I click to Screen Saver THEN 'funk' plays and System Preferences disappears. Once this is triggered I can no longer access Desktop & Screen Saver (...except IF you quickly select Desktop before it crashes, THEN next time you open you can access Desktop...)

    When my computer goes into Screen Saver mode, first 'funk' plays then the Screen Saver crashes and then the computer runs the Screen Saver again, and the cycle repeats. Then my wife asks, "Why is your computer making irritating noises?"

    ...So...

    How do I change my Screen Saver settings without using System Preferences (...which crashes...).
    iMac (lamp version), Mac OS X (10.5.4), Apple user since 1977
  • hictio Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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    Aug 24, 2008 1:15 PM (in response to Larry Goshorn)
    I can't reproduce that. it is working A Ok on my Quicksilver DP 800 MHz, running Tiger
    PB 15 @ 1.67 Ghz 1.5GB RAM 80 GB | QuickSilver dual 800 MHz 1.5GB RAM 160 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Also a (Logic board) dead 12" dual USB @700 MHz 20 GB HDD

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