Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 3:27 AM (in response to Andreas Andersson)
What is your Aperture version? And your MacOS X version?
- Does the same happen, when working with a different Aperture library?
- is your library on your system drive or on an external drive?
Does the Activity window in Aperture show any unusual activities going on? (Windows > Show Activity)?
And do you seeerror messages that may be related to Aperture in the Console window? YOu can launch the Console.app from the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 5:23 AM (in response to léonie)
Thanks for replying Léonie!
- I am running OS X 10.8.4 and Aperture 3.4.5
- The problem occurs independently of library
- The library is stored on the internal SSD system drive
- The Aperture activity window shows nothing
However, I found the following interesting lines in the Console:
2013-08-18 14:00:37,649 WindowServer: CGXDisableUpdate: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Aperture" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
2013-08-18 14:00:37,669 WindowServer: reenable_update_for_connection: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Aperture" after 2.49 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 2.47 seconds)
2013-08-18 14:00:39,891 WindowServer: CGXDisableUpdate: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Aperture" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
2013-08-18 14:00:39,919 WindowServer: reenable_update_for_connection: UI updates were finally reenabled by application "Aperture" after 1.08 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.05 seconds)
The lines above are repeded many times, with different time values! Those lines corresponds to the moment I experience that Aperture hangs.
I serarched for CGXDisableUpdate and found some discussion related to Lightroom. It seems this might be a bug in the graphics card driver maybe?
Thanks for any further suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to Andreas Andersson)
Is the SSD part of a fusion drive or is it purely an SSD?
If it is a fusion setup what size is it? If it is only an SSD what size is the SSD?
How much free space is there on the root drive? Finally have you done any modifications to the standard OS X setup of the SSD or Fusion drive?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to Andreas Andersson)
Searching around it appears that a number of users have reported this same type of error, CGXDisableUpdate:, on a variety of applications not just Aperture.
Most of the users seems to have gotten satisfaction when they updated to 10.8.4 but that is the version you say you are running, so …
There is a program written by one of the frequent contributor to ASC called EtreCheck which will printout a complete list of settings within the system. It is safe and I recommend you run it and post the results here. This way we can see if there is something that might be contributing to your problem.
What you might also want to try is to re-install OS X using the OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.4 (Combo) The OS X update normally run installs the changes from the last version and usually is fine. The Combo update is the complete system not just the changes and in cases like this it can help fix problems.
It installs like an ordinary update. Your user date will not be overwritten but as is always the case good working backups are recommended before doing any work on the system.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2013 12:46 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
Thanks for taking time replying with advice!
It's a pure SSD system with lots of free space, no modifications made. I'll try googling a bit further for CGXDisableUpdate before trying the updete you mentined.
Below is the result of EtreCheck.
Thanks again and best regards,
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)
iMac - model: iMac13,2
1 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 4 cores
24 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX - VRAM: 1024 MB
OS X 10.8.4 (12E55) - Uptime: 1 day 6:40:36
APPLE SSD SM768E disk0 : (751,28 GB)
disk0s1 (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209,7 MB
Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 750,42 GB (224,14 GB free)
Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB
Apple, Inc. Keyboard Hub
Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard
Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub
Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Apple Inc. FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus
Problem System Launch Daemons:
Problem System Launch Agents:
[not loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_service.plist
[not loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer.plist
[not loaded] com.teamviewer.teamviewer_desktop.plist
User Launch Agents:
User Login Items:
3rd Party Preference Panes:
User Internet Plug-ins:
Top Processes by CPU:
0% System Events
Top Processes by Memory:
3.14 GB Aperture
516 MB WebProcess
270 MB WindowServer
98 MB Spotify
98 MB Safari
74 MB Mail
74 MB mds
74 MB GlimmerBlockerProxy
49 MB Finder
25 MB com.apple.security.pboxd
Virtual Memory Statistics
15.57 GB Free RAM
4.77 GB Active RAM
1.56 GB Inactive RAM
2.10 GB Wired RAM
10.43 GB Page-ins
0 B Page-outs
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2013 7:09 PM (in response to Andreas Andersson)
Did you run this EtreCheck after you experienced the slow down in Apertture? If not could you try the following:
Boot your system to clear out the memory stats, run Aperture as normally do until you experience the slowdown to the point where you would restart (BTW is the restart of Aperture or the system?)
Now before doing anything run EtreCheck and include the output here again. Also open Activity Monitor and select System Memory in the tabs at the bottom of the window and note the Swap used entry. Add the number shown there to the bottom of the report. I'm interested to see what the memory is doing when you experience the problem.
As for the rest of what is shown, nothing to unusual. You have no kernal extensions, that's good..
I am not familar with teamviewer or glimmerblocker. You might eant to disable those as a test to see f they are in some way affecting the system in this case.