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Freezes when switching locations

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Stephen Connor Calculating status...
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Dec 6, 2008 11:58 PM
Can anybody help me?

In the network control panel there is a setting that allows several location profiles, so you can alter your network connections, depending upon where you are. When I take my MacBook Pro away from home I tend to switch to an 'offline' profile with all the ports switched off (so I don't waste the battery on the Airport card). I am finding that when I get home and switch back to my regular profile (with the Airport on) my computer freezes. Completely freezes, as in the mouse cursor wont move and no keys work and I have to hold the power button to reset. Mostly this happens when I use the shortcut on the Apple menu to switch locations, it seems to be better when using the control panel.

Any ideas?
MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Dec 7, 2008 5:49 AM (in response to Stephen Connor)
    Instead of creating a location "offline" why not just turn off your Airport?
    MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 15.4 / 2 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Ozzie Shepherd Calculating status...
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    Dec 16, 2008 12:30 AM (in response to Stephen Connor)
    I have the same problem with a MacBook. I had a friend with the problem on his MBP and he ended up re-installing a clean OS which fixed the problem. I have yet to do so. Oz
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    Dec 17, 2008 5:29 PM (in response to Stephen Connor)
    I am having the same problem, I clean installed my whole OS when I bought my MBP as usual when I buy a Mac. Don't want to do that again unless I really have to.

    Does anyone have a fix besides reloading the whole OS, as that is just way too time consuming?
    MacBook Pro Original 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17' HD 4GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.6), PowerMac 4 x 2.5 PowerPC G5 2 x 23 6GB Ram
  • X-Status Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 22, 2008 11:28 PM (in response to Stephen Connor)
    I guess I will do the same.... I luv Macs but when there is a problem it seems to be the weirdest most annoying little thing....

    Happy Holidays.
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    MacBook Pro Original 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17' HD 4GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.6), PowerMac 4 x 2.5 PowerPC G5 2 x 23 6GB Ram
  • Rembert Oldenboom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 15, 2009 1:29 AM (in response to Stephen Connor)
    Have similar problem. I carry my MBP to several customers. When I get there, I just switch location. 9 out of 10 times go well but then that one time: total freeze. I do need to switch locations as the environment does differ quite a lot.

    With previous OS-X releases it was worse. But still, it's not solved.

    I'd prefer Apple to focus more on extremely solid basic functionality and performance instead of eyecandy. This shouldn't be too much a hassle due to the unix heritage of OS-X?

    BTW. This MBP doesn't and never has run Parallels or other VMs. It's just plain OS-X, installed with an archive & install over 10.4. Don't want to reinstall OS-X - that's one of the reasons why I bought a Mac in the first place: low COO.
    MBP 2.2, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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