Quartz Extreme not longer supported?

Two days ago Top Sites disappeared from Safari, than I see that iWeb dis not show pages, iPhoto did not work well, iTunes did not show cover flow and finally Google Earth didi not show anything. I discover that in Info on my Mac, on Monitor information Quartz Extreme is not supported!

Fiollowing the description...

ATI Radeon X600 Pro:

Modello Chipset: ATY,RV370

Tipo: Monitor

Bus: PCI

Slot: PCI-E

VRAM (totale): 128 MB

Fornitore: ATI (0x1002)

ID dispositivo: 0x5b62

ID revisione: 0x0000

Revisione ROM: 113-xxxxx-113

Monitor:

iMac:

Tipo di monitor: LCD

Risoluzione: 1440 x 900

Profondità: Colore 32-bit

Integrato: Sì

Core Image: Non Supportato

Monitor principale: Sì

Mirror: Spento

Online: Sì

Quartz Extreme: Non Supportato

Monitor:

Stato: Nessun monitor collegato

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Has anyone idea about what's happening? I can't use my Mac in this state...

Thank you very much for any help and suggesty.

Gaetano Zagra - Italy

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Thank you very much for all the support. I have finally solved reinstalling MacOSX from a Combo Update. I think ity was a corrupted driver. Now this is my system configuration (as was time ago)

ATI Radeon X600 Pro:

Modello Chipset: ATY,RV370

Tipo: Monitor

Bus: PCI

Slot: PCI-E

VRAM (totale): 128 MB

Fornitore: ATI (0x1002)

ID dispositivo: 0x5b62

ID revisione: 0x0000

Revisione ROM: 113-xxxxx-113

Monitor:

iMac:

Tipo di monitor: LCD

Risoluzione: 1440 x 900

Profondità: Colore 32-bit

Integrato: Sì

Core Image: Supportato

Monitor principale: Sì

Mirror: Spento

Online: Sì

Quartz Extreme: Supportato

Monitor:

Stato: Nessun monitor collegato

Thank you again

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Quartz Extreme should always work on that mac. Try resetting the PRAM, and the PMU.

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hank you very much for the suggest. I reset PRAM and PMU (unplug all cable, wait and re-plug cable while pressing ON button, release and start again).

Sadly nothing has changed.

I also reset NVRAM (Command+Option+O+F at startup, then reset-nvram, set-defaults, reset-all), but nothing.

I have heard of a phantomatic SMU or PMU button reset on the logic board... any suggest for it?

Thank you again for the help.

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I'm not entirely sure where it is, if it exists, but i will check for you and see if I find anything.

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Resetting the SMU button is in one of the last steps in this guide: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2094

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Both my mac-minis developed the "Quartz Extreme not longer supported" problem. I started my project on one then switched to the other. Reinstalling the system fixed this problem for me. It's a tedious fix but I was on a deadline and none of the other "fixes" were working for me (like changing the display settings or restarting) Plus I ran out of computers to switch to. I was surprised that this problem goes back to early 2008 and Apple has yet to address it in any serious way. I did an exhaustive search and finally came across the re-install fix here. Thanks ifixit.com!

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re-Install or upgrade mac os x to version 10.5 and upgrade safari 5.0.6 and itune 10.5 then you can see Quartz Extreme: Supportato ok

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The remedy is to reinstall over the existing os, then the quartz comes back.

I see the quartz disappeared under 2 conditions so far,

1. os crash, reboot, no more quartz

2. when the space filling up, apps start to freeze, I close all the apps, then restart, then quartz has gone

Mine is mac air, so the space is pretty thin, pry why it happens to me so many times.

I think it has to do with the corruption of some config files, Apple should find the way to bombproof them.

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