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Update issues with 10.8.3

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hpr3 Level 5 Level 5 (5,700 points)
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Mar 14, 2013 10:49 PM

Today I updated from 10.8.2 to 10.8.3 thru the apps store. All seemed well until waking my display from sleep my desktop picture disappeared and only had a white screen. Clicking around the desktop revealed small 2 inch squares of the picture. Then the computer locked up. I relaunched the finder and the whole desktop reappeared only to revert to this bad behavior after waking from display sleep again.

Ran repair disk from my clone and repaired permissions with no joy. Downloaded the combo update and installed but the problem was still present.

I have copied my clone of 10.8.2 back to my HD and experiencing no problems. Anyone who has an idea what could be causing this and possible remedies would be appreciated. I have not seen any other posts with this problem but its early in the update cycle. I suppose it could be a bug but that usually isn't the case. Obviously there is nothing earth shattering about this problem and I don't need most of the update fixes included with this update however a new version of Safari was included and I would like to be current for security reasons.

Thanks

 

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iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • sambou2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:05 PM (in response to hpr3)

    Me too,

    After updating my mac mini to 10.8.3 the dock disappear on me and the computer started freezing all the time. Then I used my time machine backup to revert to 10.8.2

    so beware about this update.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 2:14 PM (in response to sambou2)

    sambou2 wrote:

     

    so beware about this update.

    Try installing the Combo Update

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1640

     

    Then repair permissions. There is no issue with any of my five Macs and the 10.8.3 update. Nothing whatsoever, so I can't see it being the update itself. More likely a third party conflict or a hardware issue.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • hareball82 Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to hpr3)

    I get this as well on my Macbook Pro.  Never had a problem before 10.8.3.

  • Pepsilee Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to hpr3)

    I have the issue also and it has only ocurred after the 10.8.3 update. The white screen disappears but I have never had this happen. I have seen nothing else wrong with the update but the white screen that appears after waking from a sleep mode. I don't want to re-install because everything else is okay but it definitely relates to the update. I also have no 3rd party software apps that would be creating this.

  • dmaude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to hpr3)

    There appear to be several issues with this update. Soon after applying the update, I tried to initiate a Time Machine backup and experienced the full-screen whiteout reported by others (with a rather odd, migraine-like zigzag border).

     

    This is on a mid-2007 iMac which suffered from the post-Lion screen freezes reported by hundreds of users in other forums. So I applied the display driver kext fix recommended there, which has worked well following a number of previous updates.

     

    As before, this initially appeared to work well. No whiteouts or freezes, but periodically I "lose" the mouse pointed completely (it comes back with a random click or Cmd-Opt-Esc press). Then, trackpad gestures to scroll down, up or sideways result on the whole window starting to move gently around the screen, apparently with a mind of its own.

     

    Very frustrating. And I begin to wonder – as I have many times before in recent years – what sort of testing regime is Apple running these days? Indeed, is Apple running a testing regime worth the name at all?

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,875 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to hpr3)

    Try setting up another admin user account to see if the same problem continues. If Back-to-My Mac is selected in System Preferences, the Guest account will not work. The intent is to see if it is specific to one account or a system wide problem. This account can be deleted later.

     

    Isolating an issue by using another user account

     

    If the problem is still there, try booting into the Safe Mode.  Shut down the computer and then power it back up. Immediately after hearing the startup chime, hold down the shift key and continue to hold it until the gray Apple icon and a progress bar appear. The boot up is significantly slower than normal. This will reset some caches, forces a directory check, and disables all startup and login items, among other things. If the system operates normally, there may be 3rd party applications which are causing a problem. Try deleting/disabling the third party applications after a restart. For each disable/delete, you will need to restart if you don't do them all at once.

                   

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  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,875 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 5:51 PM (in response to hpr3)

    I'm glad you got the problem solved. Did it fix the iPhoto problem?

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