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OS9.0 conflict with AfterDark and Energy Saver

Message #1 - Posted 2002/02/28 - PRJ

Having what appears to be a conflict caused by AfterDark4.0. After a semi-crash, in which e partially re-installed OS9.0, we re-set an AfterDark screen saver which had worked fine previously. This time it seemed to be causing hang-ups (as I've had it do on other Macs before), so I shut it off in it's Control Panel and also turned off it's extension. But.......... now the Energy Saver Control Panel will not open and freezes the system each time we try. Other control panels work fine. It's logical, though, that AfterDark might conflict with Energy Saver since both are related to similar functions.

How can I best fix the Energy Saver? Disk Doctor and Disk First Aid have had no effect.

Thanks.

Message #2 - Posted 2002/02/28 - Jeff Collins

Previously, PRJ wrote:

Having what appears to be a conflict caused by AfterDark4.0. After a semi-crash, in which e partially re-installed OS9.0, we re-set an AfterDark screen saver which had worked fine previously.

You might try updating to 9.1 (or 9.2.1, if you have supported hardware) and see if that fixes it.

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Message #3 - Posted 2002/03/01 - John Hill

PRJ wrote:

Having what appears to be a conflict caused by AfterDark4.0. After a semi-crash, in which e partially re-installed OS9.0, we re-set an AfterDark screen saver which had worked fine previously. This time it seemed to be causing hang-ups (as I've had it do on other Macs before), so I shut it off in it's Control Panel and also turned off it's extension. But.......... now the Energy Saver Control Panel will not open and freezes the system each time we try. Other control panels work fine. It's logical, though, that AfterDark might conflict with Energy Saver since both are related to similar functions.

How can I best fix the Energy Saver? Disk Doctor and Disk First Aid have had no effect.

General opinion is that After Dark is dead - it died with System 8. Get rid of it, it's dangerous. Let's face it, if you can use Energy Saver, you don't need it.

There hasn't been much point to screen savers since colour monitors came in - they don't burn like the black and white ones did - but now we have Energy Saver screen savers are just fun things.

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Message #4 - Posted 2002/03/02 - PRJ

Thanks, I agree with you, except my wife really likes the birds in the Jungle saver............ but what do I need to do to get Energy Saver to work again? Every time I try to open it the system freezes.

General opinion is that After Dark is dead - it died with System 8. Get rid of it, it's dangerous. Let's face it, if you can use Energy Saver, you don't need it.

There hasn't been much point to screen savers since colour monitors came in - they don't burn like the black and white ones did - but now we have Energy Saver screen savers are just fun things.

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Message #5 - Posted 2002/03/03 - John Hill

PRJ wrote:

Thanks, I agree with you, except my wife really likes the birds in the Jungle saver............ but what do I need to do to get Energy Saver to work again? Every time I try to open it the system freezes.

I assume you have tried the good old standbys - trash the Finder Preferences and zap the PRAM? Running Disk First Aid can do no harm.

You could then try making sure you have deleted *everything* to do with After Dark and also the Energy Saver Preferences.

If that doesn't fix it, use Extensions Manager to select the Apple extensions only (Energy Saver will be amongst them) and reboot. That will deactivate pretty well everything that could cause a conflict, and is a good starting point to find out what (if anything) is doing this.

If this fails, you are looking a System Restore in the face... Problems like this are symptoms that Something Is Wrong and it's best to try and fix them.

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