I admit it´s usually a good idea to read the whole thread. Sorry, guys. It would be reasonable to blame hardware, although the issue pops up with an upgrade. If 10.8 is more GPU intensive it might stress the graphics handling to the breakpoint on a 15-inch, Mid 2010 machine (which I believe he has) with a possible weakness:
I am so disappointed with apple right now..
I had my worries prior to doing this upgrade, but I thought that everything would be solved eventually..
It's been I don't know how many days and hours of lost work, and the issue still stands.
Apple support has no idea what is the problem, nor they are offering me any solution.
They are telling me to take this computer to a private retailer to check the hardware as they don't cover my country with their apple stores.
This solution is very expensive and will take another 10 days.
Apple does not offer me any other solution, I asked to be rolled back to snow leopard but it's not an option that they are offering... In case I can locate the original disk that the laptop came with, then I can try and install it by myself.
They are also not saying what could be causing the issue, or even offering some compensation due to the fact that this issue was caused by the upgrade that was supplied by them, and even paid for!
I paid to downgrade my computer and now all they are saying is we understand that you feel that you're screwed.
You are right, and there is nothing we can do about it...
I feel betrayed... It just changes my whole perspective towards them...
I am still hoping that there is some kind of a solution that I can try, maybe shut down some resources or whatever, and thus isolating the issue.. I have no idea.
In the meantime I'm looking for a private retailer - one that is not affiliated with apple.
I had enough from them for now...
Looking forward to your ideas...
Thanks again for all of you out there trying to help!!
For my tuppence worth then, I don't go down the hardware failure route until I hear that clanking sound and smell burning rubber. I don't know what you did last time, after the clean install of the OS. If you avoided transferring your old user account and started from scratch with your apps, it should have narrowed down the source of the problem. You certainly had a huge number of apps and plugins before.
I'd have another go at clean installing after running some disk checks and re-partitioning to rewrite the disk indexing. Then download the latest versions of apps, starting with your Antivirus, Java and Flash. Keep plugins out of the picture too (I only have Adblock).
It takes a little time, but I have done this procedure, as have many others moving to ML, and don't see the problems you have been having. Good luck!
Thanks, I was about to take my laptop to a private lab, but you've made me think it over and try to find what is the real cause.
Now that I see that it's clear that it's not only me here in this bug, then I'm kind of more relaxed about it.
I wish that apple would have taken responsibility about it globally, and not just in selected countries.
I don't understand what my region has to do with Apple's responsibility.
The product is sold globally and the update was purchased and installed directly from the appstore.
They could take my money nice and easy.
Why not take responsibility when things get screwed??
But for now, I just want to get it over with.
I have a clue that might be able to isolate the problem.
When I am running gimp ( version 2.8.0 ) which is running over XQuartz- 2.7.2 - the crashes seem to happen much more often. (almost all the time)
What does it tell us? if anything?
Thanks for this link!!
This was more then helpful.
I just reinstalled the OS and with your link I am checking every application be4 I install.
I realized that many applications that I installed (on the previous installation) are not completely compatible with the ML.
(who would have guessed that Skype and Google Drive are not compatible??!)
Anyway thanks again for this link!!
I had problems like you, but I don't use pixelmator, my problems started with 10.7.5.
I reinstalled the OS and formatted the HD and installed only minimal set of apps.
Now all is running well (more than 4 days without crashes) with skype 2.8
I did not install tons of old apps and utilities, I think that the responsible can be one of these cause:
- MBP born with 10.5 and never re-formatted (I changed 3 disks)
A nightmare.. now at the end.