Yeah, that's actually the same with me as I use a Dell U3011 at 2560x1600 resolution. To be honest I can't really test it not using an external monitor as that's the way I work and as these interuptions are totally random then I'm unable to see.
But, with that said I did download and install the 10.6.8 combo update over my current 10.6.8 installation and *touch wood* everything appears to be running okay and has been for the past week.
If you're interested here's another message I started https://discussions.apple.com/message/17978032#17978032
Yep, same happened with me! All was working well for a week or so and then I had the same thing happen the other day. I think a trip the Apple store is required. All very frustrating though as it's not something we can simply make happen. At least there's the crash logs that the Genius Bar guys can look at and hopefully conclude that there's an issue with the hardware.
Yes, I do think it's a graphics card issue. However, I sincerely hope that I won't have to take my new Macbook Pro in for a repair - I live in Darwin, Australia and there is no Apple Store within about 2000 km's. Only 'certified' repairers and I've had my fair share of dodgy experiences with them ...
15-inch Mid 2010 MBP on Lion 10.7.4. Replaced logic board. Connections to external displays still cause random display corruptions and Screen Saver crashes as well as Windows Manager crashes. Going back to a 'Login' screen also does not help much, but does help a bit.
Most of my crashes have been in com.apple.GeForceGLDriver, for example,
3 com.apple.GeForceGLDriver 0x00000002000b4980 0x200000000 + 739712 4 com.apple.GeForceGLDriver 0x00000002000b4a59 0x200000000 + 739929 5 com.apple.opengl 0x00007fff89999117 CGLFlushDrawable + 65
This is very consistent and occurs every few days to sooner. Going back to the Apple store and asking for the replacement did not address the issue in my specific case. Loathe to go back to the store unless it becomes more frequent.
My last reboot was 13 days ago, almost ready for one in a day or two.
Could it have to do with any apps/tools running in the background?
I've got the following in my Login Items list:
Default Folder X
MicrosoftMouseHelper (installed by xGestures)
gfxCardStatus (only because of this issue so the problem existed before installing this tool)
Apart from that, I've got the following installed:
Microsoft Intellipoint (Driver for Intellimouse Optical)
Here's a list of 'My Processes':
362 1PasswordAgent Eric 0.0 5 30.9 MB Intel (64 bit) 524 Activity Monitor Eric 4.0 3 32.4 MB Intel (64 bit) 307 Address Book Eric 0.0 2 87.4 MB Intel (64 bit) 360 AirPort Base Station Agent Eric 0.0 3 2.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 346 AppleMobileDeviceHelper Eric 0.0 3 19.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 336 AppleSpell.service Eric 0.0 2 4.6 MB Intel (64 bit) 345 ath Eric 0.0 6 4.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 341 ath Eric 0.0 4 4.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 368 BackTrackBA Eric 0.0 4 34.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 332 com.apple.dock.extra Eric 0.0 2 12.3 MB Intel (64 bit) 328 cookied Eric 0.0 2 1.8 MB Intel (64 bit) 378 Default Folder X Helper Eric 0.0 2 10.8 MB Intel 124 distnoted Eric 0.0 8 4.6 MB Intel (64 bit) 312 Dock Eric 0.0 3 77.9 MB Intel (64 bit) 315 Finder Eric 0.0 8 101.9 MB Intel (64 bit) 318 fontd Eric 0.0 2 5.3 MB Intel (64 bit) 366 gfxCardStatus Eric 0.0 2 29.2 MB Intel (64 bit) 331 imagent Eric 0.0 2 10.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 311 iTunes Eric 0.4 20 195.4 MB Intel (64 bit) 335 iTunes Helper Eric 0.0 3 4.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 373 Jumpcut Eric 0.0 2 12.4 MB Intel 361 KeyRemap4MacBook Eric 0.0 4 31.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 119 launchd Eric 0.0 2 2.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 276 loginwindow Eric 0.0 2 21.0 MB Intel (64 bit) 308 Eric 0.0 12 175.1 MB Intel (64 bit) 159 mdworker Eric 0.0 4 39.9 MB Intel (64 bit) 371 Microsoft Database Daemon Eric 0.0 3 12.8 MB Intel 377 MicrosoftMouseHelper Eric 0.1 2 14.8 MB Intel (64 bit) 370 Moom Eric 0.7 2 26.0 MB Intel (64 bit) 309 pboard Eric 0.0 1 1.0 MB Intel (64 bit) 374 PresButan Eric 0.0 2 14.6 MB Intel (64 bit) 522 Quick Look Helper Eric 0.0 4 6.6 MB Intel (64 bit) 375 Quicksilver Eric 0.0 3 42.5 MB Intel (64 bit) 306 Safari Eric 0.1 14 158.8 MB Intel (64 bit) 325 Safari Web Content Eric 0.4 12 249.3 MB Intel (64 bit) 310 Skype Eric 0.0 27 154.4 MB Intel 513 System Preferences Eric 0.0 2 271.4 MB Intel (64 bit) 314 SystemUIServer Eric 0.1 2 26.2 MB Intel (64 bit) 313 talagent Eric 0.0 2 18.5 MB Intel (64 bit) 367 TextExpander Eric 0.4 8 58.7 MB Intel (64 bit) 383 TextExpander Helper Eric 0.0 2 24.3 MB Intel (64 bit) 384 TotalFinderCrashWatcher Eric 0.0 2 7.6 MB Intel (64 bit) 372 Trickster Eric 0.0 2 60.6 MB Intel (64 bit) 299 UserEventAgent Eric 0.0 3 10.6 MB Intel (64 bit) 352 warmd_agent Eric 0.0 2 1.9 MB Intel (64 bit) 376 xGestures Eric 0.6 4 13.0 MB Intel 527 xpchelper Eric 0.0 2 4.6 MB Intel (64 bit)
Anyone have any of these apps running that they think may be causing any trouble?
It happened again when I hit the 'Save As' command in Word 2008. This is extremely frustrating as I am working on a journal article and the random logout does not allow Word to do an autosave on crash and thus an auto recovery.
I am now running in Safe Mode to get some actual work done. Please Apple, look into this. I have paid $3700 for this machine and I cannot use it for my work!!!
Given your situation, Eric, my suggestion is to contact Apple support and ask them to see if they will provide a replacement laptop via mail when you send in your machine for repairs. Since most of the Australian stores are on the southern coasts, Apple may do that. In my case, Apple Geniuses kept the laptop for a week to order a replacement logic board and run tests prior and post-replacement to make sure there was nothing else wrong.
I luckily have an older Early 2008 MBP that I use as a backup machine.
One thing that puzzles me is what machine model you have.
My Mid-2010 MBP is considered one with issues, but Alan's post mentions a 2012 MBP, which should not be part of this issue. Is your machine more recent than 2010?
I have most of the applications you mention. I also run Office 2011 for Mac, not Office 2008 as you mention.
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PS: May I also suggest that you try OpenOffice, even though I suspect your crashes are unlikely to disappear.
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I am already in conversation with Apple support. Their current suggestion is to run in Safe Mode and see if the problem happens there too. However, I simply need so many tools to work efficiently. I can see a long process with re-installs etc. coming. I hate this BS. All I need is someone who can read console logs. I'm 99% certain that the anser is in there.
Anyway, I've got the newest Retina Macbook Pro, 2.6 GHz, 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD. All software, firmware and OS are on the latest versions as far as i am aware.
And yes, I've got a 2009 MBP as a backup, however, creating images with SuperDuper and then running off that costs a lot of time.
I'm just baffled by the non-response from Apple. There are numerous threads on this topic and the only commonality is that it has something to do with either the graphics card, driver, automatic switching or video in general.
You have the latest machine, and such problems point to NVidia Graphics. I use gfxCardStatus v2.2.1. Can you get the machine out of safe mode and make the graphics 'Integrated Only' and monitor the stability of the system. Apple's love for NVidia is very strange, knowing that it has caused them much grief. I personally prefer AMD Radeons, but 'grass is always greener on the other side'.
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Despite everything I've been saying above, the Apple support actually did figure out the problem. It was one of the third party applications that was running in the background.
The support crew asked me to temporarily remove/rename the launchagents and launchdemons folders in the various ../libraries/ folders (don't ask me if that was under Macintosh HD, System or User, it's over half a year now since I did this). So if anyone is having the same problem, try renaming these folders one by one. Once you've identified in which folder the offending third party application sits, delete each demon/agent one by one.
If I remember correctly, for me it was a ******* called KeyRemap4MacBook. Could be because I used an older version, though ...