Today, I'm getting this error when my screensaver (HAL 9000 Console), which uses Flash, is supposed to turn on. I tried uninstalling Flash, removing the cache and Marcomedia Flash preferences, rebooting and reinstalling the latest version of Flash to no avail. I just recently updated MacOS Mojave to version 10.14.6.
This is the error report I get:
i'm getting the same error. it didnt' happen right after upgrade, but maybe a day or so after. did you ever figure it out?
Same problem here after upgrading from 10.14.6 to 10.15.
Some observations: I noticed the problem on my 2018 15-inch MBP wtih eGPU and multiple monitors. Started the usual troubleshooting: uninstall and reinstall Flash, throw away preferences and system preferences, reinstall HAL, and cleaning using Catalina Cache Cleaner. No dice. Same error and crash.
Interesting clue: I also upgraded my 2016 12-inch MacBook. HAL was working fine with Hot Corners and timed 20 minute start. I was begining to think what was the difference between these two systems. Then, I opened the System Preferences Desktop and Screensaver pane, and the same crash occurred. I can not get the 12" MacBook's HAL working either now, same behavior as on my 15"
I'd really like a solution to this.. HAL. The screensaver did function of both of these systems until I opened the preference pane.
Frustrating as I really like HAL on a multiscreen Mac
I was able to get an admittedly crappy workaround by downloading the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrb8fKKcH_I and using this screensaver: https://github.com/packagesdev/savehollywood
in the issues tab you'll see instructions on how to enable it for movie files. unforunately, it will only play the same video on all your monitors and it doesnt scale well for higher resolutions since it's not vector format.
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Flash Player is intended to be used as a browser plug-in. We know that people embed it in desktop applications (like screensavers), but it's a path fraught with peril.
In this instance, I see that the OS is killing the Flash instance running in the screensaver application, but I'm not clear on why. Apple changed a bunch of stuff around how code and components need to be signed, and I kind of wonder if that's in play.
Long story short, the screensaver folks probably need to push an update to fix this. They'd be better off finding a way to remove the Flash dependency, as the end-of-life for Flash is getting pretty close.
I have a case for this in BugTracker: https://tracker.adobe.com/#/view/FP-4199039 . I think it is a bug on Adobe's part. The issue is that it aborts when run from a web browser plug-in. I think that scenario should be supported. It works just fine when Safari is used to load a flash video, but not when using the WebKit web view. If you turn of System Interity Protection it works. So it is likely just an issue with how Adobe is signing and notarizing the plug-in. There are plenty of developers who would like to have this working so they have time to develop an alternative.
Same problem here for about the last month. I wasn't sure if it was the update from Adobe but thought I'd wait and see if the next update fixed it. It hasn't and now I'm at 126.96.36.1994. I believe it was 188.8.131.523 prior. I have a late 2013 MBP running Mojave 10.4.6. I don't believe there is anymore support for HAL 9000 screensaver so looks like we are at the mercy of Adobe if its their issue.
Just received the new Flash update to 184.108.40.2061and it still fails
Still failing for me with 220.127.116.111 as well.