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weird aperture artifact

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hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 26, 2013 10:15 AM

i have been getting this artifact after minimizing Aperture lately on my desktop. anyone know if this is something to be concerned about and/or what to do other than a restart? i ran a permissions rebuild recently due to some issues with missing images and/or thumbnails/previews. TIAaperture artifact.png

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  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,710 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Jonathan,

    is that the export dialogue?

     

    Yesterday was a similar post here: Re: aperture export dialog

     

    Perhaps you can compare notes with the other poster.

     

    Unfortunately I have no solution.

    Do you see the same when you are working from a different user account?

    See: Isolating an issue by using another user account

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • dbmoore Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 4:33 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    HotWheels  it might be a grarphics card issue.  Id first read   http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3805  which Im sure you are familar with.  Safty Boot might help, but dont open Ap while in saftey boot, wont work.  Then id look into all the secret hand shake startup and shut down voodoo like resetting PRM,  SMC,   fsck.  After all that Id take it in for  a video card check  But Im kinda a cowboy out here in Arizona.  cheers, dbm

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,710 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:02 AM (in response to dbmoore)

    David, I just had a graphics card issue, for me it looked more random like this:

    IMG_0109.jpg

    If it is hardware trouble or other system wide trouble, then hotwheels should see the same broken menus when working from a different user account.

     

    Did you test it? Is the problem independent of your account, Jon?

    Then id look into all the secret hand shake startup and shut down voodoo like resetting PRM,  SMC,   fsck.

    If it happens in the other account, then try David's suggestions:

    Mac OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?

    Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM

    When to reset NVRAM or PRAM

    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

  • dbmoore Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:14 AM (in response to léonie)

    Hi Leonie  yea I dont think its a card but if the general maintence stuff   and the preference n cache dont solve it ...then .... a good re-boot  cant hurt.... I think.  In fact I think I have seen some weird screen draws.  I wonder if he has two video cards and the one with less ram was on as when its in battery power?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,710 points)
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    Apr 30, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Jon,

    if you are having hardware trouble or suspect it, it would be better to ask in the hardware related forums. They will be better able to help you.

     

    also, can anyone please advise as to whether i should only reset PRAM and SMC and fsck(not sure what this is exactly) when i have a problem or if i should do this periodically?

    Only, if you you are having an issue, see: When to reset NVRAM or PRAM

     

    After resetting the PRAM you will have to reset some parameters.

     

    fsck(not sure what this is exactly)

    fsck - short for file system check  - will check the file system on your system drive.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

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