[OS X TeX] TeXShop 2.09 crash

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Jun 15 21:59:09 CEST 2006

On Jun 15, 2006, at 2:33 PM, Wolfgang Schmidle wrote:

> OK, the short version: I rebooted the computer and everything was  
> fine, which makes me feel kind of stupid.
> The long version: I removed ~/library/Texshop, but then TeXshop  
> wouldn't start at all because some macros were missing. I couldn't  
> re-install it from the dmg file because there were "too many  
> processes open". The activity monitor crashed when I tried to start  
> it. When I re-booted, there was a kernel panic. The second re-boot  
> worked, and TeXshop also worked again. Is this normal? I found it  
> really scary.
> Thanks Gary, Chris and Herb for your help!
> Wolfgang


None of this is normal!!! TeXShop should just re-create a default  
TeXShop folder in ~/Library/ and put in default contents. That's what  
happens here.

If the OS was messed up so a re-boot was necessary I'd actually try  
to do a memory test to make sure you aren't having a hardware  
problem. There is a GUI wrapper of memtest called Rember available  
from <http://www.kelleycomputing.net:16080/rember/> that seems to do  
a decent job. It takes some time to run but I think it's fairly good.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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