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10.4: Fix PowerPC apps that fail to launch on Intel Macs
Authored by: scschulte on Sep 14, '06 11:45:36PM

This is excellent information and "right-on" it seems to my problem. If I understand correctly, if a program (like Adobe Reader 7.0.8) does not start, then I can use the force-quit command and in there I will see a line-item called "Translator" which I force quit; and then (without restarting) I can launch Adobe Reader. Is that correct?

Thanks for this feedback and any additional comments or web site references appreciated.

Steve Schulte 15 Sept 2006

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Steve Schulte - MacBook OX 10.4.7 PBG4 10.3.9 eMac 10.3.9 G4733 10.4.7 and Mac SE 6.0.4



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10.4: Fix PowerPC apps that fail to launch on Intel Macs
Authored by: JELaVallee on Sep 15, '06 08:58:15AM

Steve,

Do this:
1) Open Applications -> Utilities -> Activity Monitor
2) In the toolbar, select "All Processes" on the drop-menu
3) In the toolbar, type in "translated" in the search box
4) In the process list, you should see a process called "translated" owned by the "root" user.
5) Click on the "translated" process
6) In the toolbar, click on the "Quit Process" button

It will prompt you for your password (security and what not).

Once the process is killed, you should be able to open the non-launching PowerPC app (Word, Excel, Photoshop, etc).

Alternatively, I've gotten rid of this problem by removing the 3rd party System Prefs plugin Application Enhancer since I no longer use WindowShades and that fixes the problem for good.

cheers,
Etienne


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10.4: Fix PowerPC apps that fail to launch on Intel Macs
Authored by: strikeman on Sep 16, '06 11:19:18AM

Unfortunately remove APE improves, but does not fix the problem. See this thread (with a reply from the Unsanity guy): 10.4: Another fix for non-launching PowerPC apps on Intel



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