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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,000 points)

    Ummm,

     

    That is odd.

     

    The only thing I can think of there is that the Apple ID being used in Face Time is also a valid ID in iChat such as an @mac.com or MobileMe name.

     

     


    7:05 PM      Monday; July 25, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,000 points)

    Hi,

     

    The Plug-ins for iChat 4 and 5 are in the app itself.

     

    That is to say highlight the App in the Applications Folders and then Right/Control Click it

    In the Menu select Show Package Contents.

    Open the Contents folder.

     

    As iChat 6 allows Plug-ins as Add-ons then also check Hard Drive/Library/Application Support  (you may have to chose Apple here.

     

    I don'tr have Lion yet and I am suggesting likley places.

     


    7:08 PM      Monday; July 25, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • Seanus Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)

    After reading this I opened up FaceTime and switched it off. Now iChat seems to be working just fine.

  • sportschiroatc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello all,

     

    Thank you for all your responses, however I've tried them all and still stuck not being able to access iChat.  Any other ideas?  This is the message I get:

     

    Process:         iChat [1227]

    Path:            /Applications/Communication/iChat.app/Contents/MacOS/iChat

    Identifier:      com.apple.iChat

    Version:         5.0.3 (745)

    Build Info:      iChat-7450300~8

    Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)

    Parent Process:  launchd [204]

     

     

    Date/Time:       2011-07-26 22:42:08.380 -0400

    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7 (11A511)

    Report Version:  9

     

     

    Interval Since Last Report:          243812 sec

    Crashes Since Last Report:           45

    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   19

    Anonymous UUID:                      B5FC2BE7-30FB-4BAB-AB8D-C64AE25BFA06

     

     

    Crashed Thread:  0

     

     

    Exception Type:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)

    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

     

     

    Application Specific Information:

    dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

     

     

    Dyld Error Message:

      Library not loaded: /System/Library/Frameworks/IMCore.framework/Frameworks/IMUtils.framework/Versio ns/A/IMUtils

      Referenced from: /Applications/Communication/iChat.app/Contents/MacOS/iChat

      Reason: image not found

     

     

    Binary Images:

           0x100000000 -        0x100281ff7  com.apple.iChat (5.0.3 - 745) <513A76F0-9437-4158-5679-21AF3205DEE7> /

  • Seanus Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)

    Well for one I'm using Version 6 of iChat so maybe ugrading to that will help?

     

    On a further note. I now find that sometimes I can't log in to FaceTime either. So there is definitely a bug in there somewhere.

  • sportschiroatc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Seanus,

    I stay on top of my updates, so I'm not sure why I wouldn't be using 6.  I am just clicking the button that's in the ribbon at the bottom.  Is that not the right program?  Why would I have 2 versions of iChat?

  • Seanus Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)

    Not sure mate.

    Is iChat even included in Lion now? Maybe it's just a left over from an older OS?

    I certainly haven't been using iChat for a while and it was only in the last week that I started again.

    (Final Cut Video Sharing) before that I hadn't touched it since 2009.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,000 points)

    Hi,

     

    As Seanus says you have iChat 5 on a Lion Install.

     

    iChat has matched the OS level since IChat 3  (iChat Updates are in the OS Update (or Uppgrade in this case) )

     

    Check your Application Folder has not got two iChats.
    If you previously moved iChat from the Applications Folder (Into a sub Folder or similar) then Right CLick the  current DOCK icon for iChat and shose "Show in Finder" to find out where it is.

     

    The Current icon can be dragged from the DOCK (and let go  for little puff of smoke animation)

    The proper App can then be dragged to the DOCK which will recreate the Icon in the DOCK and the Proper link to the right app.

     

    If you do not have two versions of iChat re-run the Lion Install.

     


    8:14 PM      Wednesday; July 27, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • Allan Gengler Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    I've had tons of trouble with iChat. I've got it to where it logs into all my different accounts, but I'm having color and effects issues. The new effects Just DON"T WORK. The work fine in Photobooth.

     

    I deleted Chax, 3ivx, and iGlasses. I don't have any other plugins installed.

     

    Sometimes my color is fine, next time it's very red.

     

    I also switched it to 64 bit mode and it crashes as soon as I choose any effect.

     

     

    Oh, sigh!

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,000 points)

    Hi,

     

    The com.apple.ichat.plist will still be holding pointers to iGlasses and Chax

     

    In the Finder go to the Go Menu > Go to Foler

    Enter ~/Library/Preferences.

     

    Find the mentioned .plist and drag it to the Trash

    Restart iChat if Open (this will rewrite the .plist from defaults)

     

    You will need to reset all the iChat Preferences you changed from Defaults.

    Font Choice and Colour of Text.
    Colour of IM Background (Balloons or other)

    Any Chat Window background

    Incoming Overrides.

    Saved Transcripts and options

    Anything in the General section.

    Saved Status Messages will need to be recreated.

    (only your accounts are unaffected).

     

     

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    7:56 PM      Friday; July 29, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • metron Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks Uls! I've tried removing all my "login at startup options," as well as trashing all my iChat-associated prefs to no avail. But going into iChat's "get info" and UNcheckling the "32 bit" box seems to have done the trick! Whew!!!

  • DJ_JohnB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Me too. Mac pro xeon 2.66 3gb ram. Ichat always hangs when i launch it either from dock or launchpad. LAME.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,000 points)

    Hi,

     

    Tom Fletcher had a specific issue caused by having Chax installed.

     

    Is this what you have ?

    Have you Uninstalled it ?

    If so you may also have to delete the com.apple.ichat.plist so ichat is not still looking for Chax.

     


    7:52 PM      Sunday; July 31, 2011


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • JFraser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just tried this procedure step by step but it didn't work for me.  Right after I upgraded to Lion even though I successfully sign on whenever I try to chat with anyone or do anything else with iChat it crashes.  I don't see the icon neither in my Command+Tab nor Force Quit so I can't get into the settings since I can't access the menu neither.  Has anyone found a fix for this problem yet?  I have all the latest updates.

  • JFraser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Goint into Applications->iChat's Get Info and unchecking 32 bit fixed my iChat problem also.