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  • SanguinousSammy Level 1 (0 points)
    Same behavior here. Only crashes in Photoshop CS (which is my only Rosetta app,) only on Keystrokes, only when external monitor is plugged in. But, I don't use Photoshop much without the external monitor, so take that bit with a grain of salt.
  • monkeyluv Level 1 (0 points)
    I'll throw my voice in and say me too (Entourage 2004). I took Mr Wu's suggestion and filled out the form here:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
  • Stu Baker Level 1 (30 points)
    Peter,
    I have narrowed it down to the exact same scenario. Rosetta apps with External Monitor attached triggered by keystrokes. Killing WindowServer forces the issues
  • SanguinousSammy Level 1 (0 points)
    I too have submitted a report. Hopefully enough people will bug them to the point where they fix this for the next update.
  • fredp51 Level 1 (10 points)
    I,too, am experiencing the logout... but only in Photoshop CS, and only after a keyboard shortcut. I'm not running as admin, and I'm running a Dual 2.8 GhZ Quad Core Mac Pro with 8 GB of RAM.
  • Clive Tee Level 1 (0 points)
    Me too. Installed SL twice now on my macbook. Get the blue screen using Excel with great regularity. I bought a Mac to get away from this sort of thing. Hope it's sorted soon.
  • Ralph Wessel Level 1 (0 points)
    I've just suffered the same problem (spontaneous logout) and found this thread looking for an answer. I see in my logs that WindowServer had crashed, but, in line with others observations, I was using a Rosetta application at the time (Canvas X). It abruptly froze mid-operation, sat like that for a moment, then the whole screen went blue (as it does on shut-down or logout) and the login dialog appeared. All my open apps were terminated and I lost all my unsaved work - a very serious blow.
  • Lynxalot Level 1 (80 points)
    Just wanted to confirm that this seems to be a WindowServer crash that happens exactly upon a keystroke in a Rosetta app.
  • sunspotsbonaire Level 1 (0 points)
    I'll add my woes to the list: Running MacMassMaier (3.3) and FileMakerPro (7.0v3) on a MacBook Pro and have several of these logouts and have lost a lot of data. Hope Apple can fix this soon. I now have to save after every entry to be sure I don't lose my mailing lists.
  • Ralph Wessel Level 1 (0 points)
    I notice I hadn't updated my Mac specs - I'm actually running Mac OS 10.6.1 with 4GB RAM. I never encountered this problem until the update to Snow Leopard. If anyone at Apple is looking into this, I installed Rosetta at the same time as 10.6 (from the DVD).

    Since my last post, this has happened again within minutes of starting work. This could be a serious setback if it isn't resolved quickly.
  • Beejor Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same issue. Like others have mentioned, I do notice it happen more while using Rosetta (PPC) applications, and it happens on random keystrokes (like pressing Apple+anything). I'm also using an external display and since installing Snow Leopard my screen flickers weird colors from time to time. Not sure if that's related.

    Anyway I've filed a bug report and hope this issue gets resolved in a Software Update quickly. It's frustrating to be randomly logged out in the middle of unsaved work, like someone pulled the plug on the computer. Good luck to everyone else.
  • MHAlias Level 1 (0 points)
    Having spontaneous logouts while using Final Cut Pro v 5.0.4 usually while trying to use Command-S to save the latest changes. Intel quad Mac Pro with 3GB RAM. Just installed Snow Leopard over Tiger using the Mac Boxed Set. MS-Office 2008 works okay so far. Have only seen the spontaneous logout in FCP. Any fix pending?
  • MHAlias Level 1 (0 points)
    The other strange thing I am seeing is that after the bluescreen crash back to the login screen, the playback window in Final Cut Pro is still there visible superimposed over the login screen (upper left corner), and showing the last scene I was working on, but the playback window is flashing rapidly ... but then at least I was able to edit for about twenty minutes before this latest crash occurred ...

    Having spontaneous logouts while using Final Cut Pro v 5.0.4 usually while trying to use Command-S to save the latest changes. Intel quad Mac Pro with 3GB RAM. Just installed Snow Leopard over Tiger using the Mac Boxed Set. MS-Office 2008 works okay so far. Have only seen the spontaneous logout in FCP. Any fix pending?
  • Michael C. Reilly Level 1 (10 points)
    Well, my hopes were dashed when using InDesign CS the other night and experiencing the spontaneous logout. I was at home, so no external monitor, no MS keyboard or mouse (though the drivers are installed.)

    I have noticed graphics anomalies particularly when in dual monitor mode (24" HPw2408h via RGB), when I log out of an account, it clears the external monitor in 50x50px blocks scanning across and down. It happens quickly, but it's noticeable that it's not just the desktop pattern going away like on the main screen.

    I have also noticed that BBEdit seems to take a very long time to open a lot of plain text documents. It's not only ones on mounted shares, but local ones as well. It will draw the window in and spin for a minute or more before filling in the content. This happens both at home and work, though not every time, often enough to be really annoying.

    It's been too long to easily roll back to 10.5.8... guess I have to stick it out until the fixes materialize. It's not intolerable, but it's not the Mac performance I've always enjoyed either.

    Michael
  • Wladimir Zalozieckyj Sas Level 1 (5 points)
    I just experienced the same odd behaviour for the first time when writing a text in Word 2004. Excel was not open, no external monitor attached - I never used one on that machine - and no bluetooth devices connected. I am not 100 percent certain, but I do not think I even issued a command (Apple-something), when it happened, I just typed text.

    I have filed a bug report as suggested, and hope that our efforts will bring a result.
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