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gestures stopped working after today's software updates

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RonnieCorny Calculating status...
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Nov 11, 2009 6:26 PM
my trackpad was working well until i allowed the software update released today.

now, gestures stopped working (3 or 4 finger navigation) but 2 finger scrolling still works though...

I've tried to create a new profile but that didn't solve anything...

anyone else encounter this? any solution? I think i'll try rolling back the software update...

thanks!

- ron
MBP13, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
    Which software update are you talking about?

    Have you repaired permissions since you applied it?
    15" MBP unibody 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; PTProG3 500MHz/768M/160G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), film and flatbed scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers
  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
    And have you repaired permissions yet?
    15" MBP unibody 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; PTProG3 500MHz/768M/160G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), film and flatbed scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers
  • Thomas B. Robison Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    My wife's mbp 13" started behaving erratically lately. It was sluggish launching some apps and especially one game. The game would launch, but not show up on the screen. It would show up as being an active app in the dock, but nothing else. When trying to quit the app, it wouldn't. I would have to 'force quit' the app.

    I decided to repair permissions. The list of items needing repair was the most extensive list I've seen to date. Mostly dealing with Safari. But after repairing permissions, her mbp is, once again, back to normal.

    Since I also have the same model mbp, but wasn't experiencing any problems, I decided to check permissions on mine. What surprised me was that I had the same extensive list of problems. Ran the repair of permissions and all were repaired.

    In all my years of using OSX, I've never seen so many instances of items needing repair. I'm only guessing that the latest software update for Safari and, possibly OSX Security, were the culprits.

    Has anyone else found the same? Just curious.
    Macbook Pro 13" 2.26ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
    There's a very, very, very long list of informational messages that typically appear when you repair permissions, and that you can ignore.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448

    This article pertains to Leopard, but I wouldn't be surprised if Snow Leopard was much the same.
    15" MBP unibody 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; PTProG3 500MHz/768M/160G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), film and flatbed scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers
  • Thomas B. Robison Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Nov 15, 2009 9:53 PM (in response to eww)
    eww wrote:
    There's a very, very, very long list of informational messages that typically appear when you repair permissions, and that you can ignore.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448

    This article pertains to Leopard, but I wouldn't be surprised if Snow Leopard was much the same.



    Thank you for your help.

    Though I understand your statement, I can attest that the extremely long list of items needing repair were Safari related. Not one of the items in the link you provided was Safari related. I am pretty diligent in keeping my computer maintenance up to date. This was the first time I 'ever' had this many items needing to be repaired, and all, except one (SUID), were Safari related. And repairing permissions is something I've done since Jaguar.

    Just thought other's may want to repair permissions since the last update.
    Macbook Pro 13" 2.26ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Rod Hagen Level 7 Level 7 (31,985 points)
    eww and baron benj,

    Ted Landau (the founder of MacFixit, contributing editor of MacWorld, etc etc, etc) has a piece on permission repair under Leopard and Snow L at http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/171045/fixingpermissions_in_leopard_and_snowleopard.html that you may find worth a glance at.

    My own experience on updating permissions after the 10.6.2 update was that Disk Utility initially suggested an outlandish period for the job (47 minutes), but actually completed it in less than a tenth of the time!

    The only "error" that actually turned up was one of those "Warning: SUID file..." things that you can pretty safely ignore. No Safari issues for me.

    Good to know that the "gesture" issues that I have seen a couple of people mention can be fixed by this , though.


    Cheers

    Rod
    MBP 13"2.26, MBP15"2.2, iMacG520"RevB , MB2CD, MBCD, ,PM5400/180 & earlier, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 7 chooks, 2 dogs, 2 daughters, 1 pear tree, 0 partridges, itinerant bats, magpie
  • HMBowers Calculating status...
    I'm coming into this thread late, but the 3 and 4 finger gesture problem just started for me. I haven't tried the Disk Utility solution yet but will do so. Here's the odd thing in my situation. I sometimes use an external USB bridge with my MacBook Pro. When the bridge is plugged in, the 3 and 4 finger gestures work fine! When I unplug the USB bridge, the 3 and 4 finger gestures stop working, and nothing I've tried thus far will will get them to work (rebooting, unchecking and re-checking, etc.)

    My MacBook Pro is only about a month old, and everything worked fine until several days ago.

    HMB
    MacBook Pro, Also use Windows and Linux
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
    HMBowers,

    It really isn't a good idea to add a new question/problem to a message thread that has already been marked solved.

    You really should start your own, new message thread about your problems. This will insure you get the attention you deserve.
    933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.2), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.

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