This discussion is archived
1256 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2009 2:38 AM by Ernst Mulder
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2009 3:45 PM (in response to Kev Leho)you can try reinstalling 10.6.2 combo update
and if that doesn't work simply revert to your 10.6.1 backup ( it sounds like you've got one) and try reapplying 10.6.2 again.Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2009 1:16 PM (in response to V.K.)Thanks for responding and your help.
I've noticed that this only happens when Better Battery Life is selected in Energy Saver so I guess it is only an issue with using the integrated graphics card
I might perform the upgrade again and see if the problem still persists. It's not a major hassle but not great.
I'll update this if I get any further with this problem.
KevMacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz 4 GB Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2009 11:19 AM (in response to Kev Leho)Still got the problem with the dedicated card. Tried the 10.6.2 combo upgrade but still have issue. Doing a restore but not sure whether I'm going to bother upgrading to 10.6.2 again as seems like a backwards step - well to me anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2009 11:39 AM (in response to Kev Leho)Im confused about the issue. Is your screen going black? Or does it act funky with "Spaces/ expose" the window management apps? Please what is screen hang? Does your mouse freeze?15" Macbook Pro 2.8GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2009 2:40 PM (in response to BoyHowdyDoo)Hi,
My screen is going black. Pressing any key other than F3 does nothing. When I press F3 all I get is one active window, even if I had more active windows/apps. I can also move the mouse at this point and select the window but when I do the screen goes black again. After a period of time 15 - 30 mins my desktop comes back.
I'm currently thinking it is an issue with the screen saver so have disabled it for a while to see what happens.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2009 2:33 PM (in response to Kev Leho)Hi,
Just to let you know that this is definitely an issue with the screensaver using the Pictures folder. I know there is a work-around but just using the default screen saver for now.
Thanks for all your help.
KevMacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz 4 GB Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac OS X (10.6.2), Windows, Linux, AIX & Solaris
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2009 3:51 PM (in response to Kev Leho)
Kev Leho wrote:
I'm probably going to revert back to 10.6.1 rather than a reinstall of the software.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Before returning to 10.6 (a prelude to updating to 10.6.1), I would make a bootable clone of my Sno boot volume on an external drive for purposes of backup, possible migration, and fail-safe--even if you have a TM backup. Your only way of returning to 10.6 is to erase and install using your 10.6 install DVD (i.e., their is no archive and install option on the 10.6 install DVD). Before you do so, check the compatibility of your hardware and software; check [here|http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/forum:start] and [here|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3258].
Given that you have dealt with any compatibility issues, your only problem should be migrating from your clone in a way that avoids your 10.6.2 problems. In this regard, you generally can drag and drop you data files from 10.6.2 without issue (see links below--use Preferential Treatment before migrating anything and the by-hand migration guide to accomplish your migration). I would reinstall my apps by hand. But, you probably would be relatively safe just dragging and dropping those that are installed by dragging an app icon to your applications folder. I would not migrate your users or settings. The remaining issue is dealing with the remaining contents of your user folder(s).
I would acquire [Preferential Treatment|http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22790] and use this app to fix the your user preferences--the items in your User/Library/Preferences folder(s). After doing so, use [this guide|http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=6185507] to do the actual migration of the items in your user folder(s).15" 4 GB 2.8 GHz 500 GB MacBook Pro with LaCie 1TB external 7200 RPM RAID 0, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Boot Camp/Win7; PowerBook 540c; iBook G4