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10.4: Some info on iChatAgent 'not responding' System 10.4
Tiger only hintWell, this isn't really a hint or a solution to a problem, but just for those of you who were concerned by seeing the iChatAgent in red ("Not Responding") in your Activity Monitor. Did you even occasionally try to fix the issue by force quitting the process? If so, well, you can sleep better now after reading this Knowledge Base article:
Even though the red text may give the impression that something is amiss, you can safely ignore the message unless you can't log in. Activity Monitor can display this message even when iChatAgent is responding.
Don't panic!
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Unless you are running Suitcase
Authored by: ptwithy on Oct 17, '05 12:06:33PM
Who tell you that if Suitcase (or any of your applications that depend on it) hang, you can fix the situation by force-quitting iChat Agent. I have directly experienced this. I've tried quitting iChat and its Agent and trashing all their prefs, still no joy. Hm...

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10.4: Some info on iChatAgent 'not responding'
Authored by: ssamani on Oct 18, '05 03:27:23AM

I actually find that sometimes that my networking slows down when iChatAgent shows "Not Responding". Force Quitting it normally resolves the issue, to the point where I've reported it to Apple as a bug... I'm going to check the KB and check the progress of the bug report.

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Impossible to use dial-up connections
Authored by: ernipiggy on Oct 26, '05 05:59:09AM

It is impossible to connect using dial-up if iChatAgent is red. You have to kill it first using activity monitor.
By the way OS X dial-up implementation has always be poor. Just compare how reliable and fast is to start a dial.up connection on windows...

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