iChat and Chimera won't launch!

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I launch Chimera from the dock and it hangs on the Navigator screen... I get spinning beach balled to death. Similarly, I launch iChat from the dock and it hangs! I get spinning beach-balled to death! What do I do? (Defiant)


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    pyr3pyr3 Posts: 946member
    I usually restart. I've had problems with OSX not liking me if I move my TiBook from one Airport network to either a different airport network or waking it in an area with no network. I haven't done a lot of testing on this, but I even had problems moving from airport to ethernet cable on my home network. Seems that when you do this you have to close all apps that use internet and restart them or else they either freeze or lag to all hell. I've had times where opening up my TiBook at the library to look at something forced me to restart because EVERYTHING would beachball. I *think* that it had something to do with me leaving my Samba shares mounted at the apartment when I put it to sleep and OSX freaking when they weren't there later, but the OS shouldn't need to reboot because of that. They need to revise the event handling if that's what the problem is. Heh, enough with the ranting.

    edit : the airport to ethernet problem didn't involve samba shares, and even if it did, I was on the same network. I've stopped leaving the shares mounted and the problems still persist, even though not to the large extent that they existed before.

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    chychchych Posts: 860member
    I've had this problem occur to me a lot of times forcing my beautiful uptime to go to zero and I'm pretty sure it has to do with the system not handling disconnections of servers properly (like finder ftp connections, web dav, etc); just make sure you eject/unmount servers when finished. When it happens, I even try to kill the processes which are trying to connect to the lost servers, and I can't even kill them (it gets so bad that terminal will stop working).
  • Reply 3 of 4
    I've restarted to no avail. I opened Process Viewer to find iChat Agent gobbling up close to 50% of my CPU! How do I quit that process?
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    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    sorry, SPJ, I only have <a href="http://dvdmg.com/help.shtml"; target="_blank">this</a> kind of help.

    well, we're gonna do the usual FixingRound? ok ?

    ? one: delete everything in ~/Library/Caches/

    ? two: if it still doesn't work, repair your permissions. boot of the Jag CD and use Disk Utility to repair your HD.

    ? three: <a href="http://www.cupertino.de/data/movie/imac/3steps.mov"; target="_blank">There is no step three !!!</a> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

    [quote]<strong>How do I quit that process?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    you top in the terminal to find out the pid (Process Identification) of iChat, then use kill "pid" (without the ") to kill iChat.

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