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763 Views 27 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2005 4:28 AM by Wijo Koek
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2005 10:21 AM (in response to Kevin Asher)Kevin
Your symptons seem a bit different to me. Mine and I think most of the others are quite specific and only effect the system in specific ways. You may find that your problems stem from a different source.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2005 11:29 AM (in response to Fireblade)Well it looks like removing the .mac account did it. Everything works fine except for printing in InDesign. It still locks up the first time I try to print, but I'm guessing that might be application specific now. All other apps (office, illustrator, photoshop, iwork) are back to normal.
Seems kinda strange...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2005 11:35 AM (in response to Christian Issa)Hi Christian
Do you have to completely remove the .mac account? and have you tried loading it back in? Does it bring back the symptoms again? I shall do some additional testing but I really use my .mac account a lot as weel as the iDisk so would be loathed to loose it unless I really had to. Maybe turning auto syncing may help?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2005 6:39 PM (in response to Fireblade)It looks like the problem starts whenever I turn iDisk Syncing on. If my iDisk syncing is off, I don't experience any delays. I tried switching it on and off a few times to check and it seems to be consistent. It's a real drag to turn iDisk syncing off... I use it from my desktop as well.
If you decide to try it, let me know what happens.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2005 8:54 AM (in response to Christian Issa)It turns out that there are still two actions which cause "lock-ups":
- Creating a new document in Illustrator for the first time (Command-N)
- Printing in InDesign for the first time
Everything else is still working normally without the .mac account configured in system preferences. I think I'm gonna leave it off. I'm not too impressed with the new version of .mac anyways.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2005 4:36 PM (in response to Fireblade)I had the same problem, exactly. It seemed to improve when I upgraded to 10.4.2 (I had to re-do this using a direct ethernet connection, not via Airport, because doing a software update via Airport caused problems) and I removed the iDisk from my desktop. Then things slowed down again and seemed to improve when I shut off the iMac syncing. Then they slowed again, not as often and not as badly, but still didn't seem right. Today I turned off the RSS feeds on Safari and right now everything is crackling along as it used to with Panther (maybe faster).
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2005 5:00 AM (in response to Daniel Edelman1)Very strange...... I have changed nothing, did one more test before intending to turn off .mac syncing etc and everyhting now seems to work fine! Opening for the first time in all apps now is instant. New doc in illustrator is created instantly to. No idea why the change but will see how long it lasts...!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2005 10:59 AM (in response to Eric Hamburg)After reading other threads, websites, etc. I have reinstalled OS X using the Erase and Install option, after doing a full backup using Retrospect to create an external bootable disk and then restoring all documents, applications and settings etc. during the re-installation progress. File opening is faster than before. The process was relatively painless. One site to review as to the steps is http://www.macworld.com/2005/04/features/takecontroltigerupgrade/index.php?pf=1
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2005 1:11 AM (in response to Fireblade)My G4 PowerBook 15" with 1 Gig of Ram was over heating (VERY HOT) and running slow with the beach ball showing up.
I was about to do the full erase and re-install of Tiger that the apple store staff told me to do today.
In my tour of this discussion and other sites recommeded, I found that Virex (the .mac anti-virus software) might be the problem. I still had it running and in checking with the sysstat widget, I found that Virex was consuming most of my processors resources. I followed a link from the apple support page to remove Virex using terminal.
Everything is running cool and fast now. So, I would suggest you go to this link and delete Virex (which ran great on 10.3) and get rid of it. My computer, and I, are happy campers now.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2005 1:17 AM (in response to Fireblade)One more thing, I suspect that the deletion of the .mac account took care of the Virex deletion. Am I off base on this one?
Also, the erase and install option for Tiger would also erase Virex since it is not offered as a download on .mac now.
Any thoughts out there on this theory?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2005 10:26 AM (in response to Fireblade)I had a slight variation of this problem as I kept getting the beach ball even after I opened the initial document. I trashed most of my cache files and it seemed to help.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2005 9:45 AM (in response to Fireblade)Great thread. I've been having the problem with slow opening of files from my applications for months. It just seems to be getting worse. It got so bad that I started doing a "force quit" just to free up the application when the computer would freeze trying to open documents.
One of the comments above talks abut .mac and isync. That's the solution! I went to computer preferences, clicked on .mac, clicked on .idisk, and turned off idisk syncing. Problem solved.
Turned it back on. Problem back. Turned it off. Problem solved.
My G5 is back!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2005 4:28 AM (in response to Brian Kuehl)Same here. I couldn't figure out why opening a file (from within an application) took soooooo long.
And it turns out to be this simple: turning off synchronisation of .iDisk...
tssk, tssk, Apple. Fix it.