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  • Puella1963 Level 1 (0 points)

    After writing here I continued to have the same problem.

    I somehow noticed that the e-mail programme might be related to it.

    I was using Sparrow. I decided to test my theory and started using Mail instead.

    I haven't had any freezes from then on.

  • sukotto Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm going to follow up on my post from a while ago.  My basic thoughts are this:  it's something to do with sleep.  It only seems to occur after I've let my MBP go to sleep.  When plugged in, I don't let it go to sleep.  When on battery, I have it set at something like 10 minutes.  But, I no longer close my lid and let it sleep.  It's been quite a while now since I last experienced it.  I had noticed that when I had experienced, I was usually recovering from closing the lid on it.  Since I stopped doing that, no issues at all.  To my recollection, every time this issue occurred, it was some period in time AFTER the MBP had come out of sleep mode (the time varies).

  • TomyArgentina Level 1 (0 points)

    Same to me.. Always after the MBP had come out of sleep mode.

  • ASKR Level 1 (0 points)

    I had similar issue of sudden screen flashing followed by glitchy video . The only workaroud was to restart the macbook ( 5,1).


    The root cause in my case was faulty RAM.


    I had upgraded my macbook from 2 GB to 8 GB kit ( two 4 GB modules). I was able to boot up fine and the system recognised both the modules. However the machine use to freeze during heavy usage.


    To test the RAM, I tried to start the macbook with just one of the modules installed. With one of the modules , I was not able to boot. With the other -- boot went fine... and there are no more freezes.


    Hope this helps in some of the cases.

  • Canadianpj Level 1 (0 points)

    I only use Safari and am having these exact same problems.


    I tend to be okay, with no freezes but if I attempt to use an external monitor I can gurantee that I will get a few crashes within the next hour or less. The whole external monitor only (so far) has come about since 10.8.2.

  • NicFromOz Level 1 (0 points)

    I have switched back to Chrome (which I thought might be the culprit) since upgrading to 10.8.2 and have gone several days without a crash now.

  • Ressac Level 1 (0 points)

    well, i wrote here before, and i said that a Chrome was my problem.

    but after a long time i got a freeze again, and Chrome was running, so i dont know where is the problem (((



    i got a freeze on 10.8.2 already, maybe i have to reinstall a Chrome again becouse of new update 10.8.2, well i try to reinstall Chrome and see what happen again

  • NicFromOz Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for everyone's help. I only just saw the advice to remove Soundflower. I upgraded to 10.8.2 on my MBP mid 2009 and I have had 4 days with no crashes and with many sleeps and no reboots. I didn't uninstall AirParrot or Soundflower and have the same versions as before. But I have been closing AirParrot when I wasn't using it so that may be helping.

  • Canadianpj Level 1 (0 points)

    My fix of the external monitor being my problem fell apart. I had not had a crash without it in a long while since 10.8.2 but have had 2 video lockup/freezes so far today alone.


    According to Apple my hardware is just fine, they even ran the specific 2010 test and it came up fine. So the best we can hope for is 10.8.3 at this point.

  • DLoken Level 1 (0 points)

    How many of you are utilizing Crucial M4 SSDs? That's what my problem turned out to be. Check your firmware versions, if it's not current, there stands a good chance the drive is causing issues.

  • NicFromOz Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes - good point. I think I've only ever had the crash while plugged into an external monitor via my Cablesson mini-displayPort to HDMI cable.


    Another possible relevance - my machine was running very hot so I recently opened it up and cleaned out /a lot/ of dust stuck in the fans and vacuumed out the little heat sinks. This cooled everything down, and I didn't have any crashes until 10.8 but perhaps I knocked a cable or something.... (I think this is unlikely since the crashes happen when the machine is lying flat on my desk).

  • NicFromOz Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the standard Apple SSD that came in the machine in early 2009.

  • WimpyW Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issues after updating to mountain lion. Just had the harddisk renewed couple of months ago so that cannot be the problem. System just starts freezing up, it starts with one random application. After that if I click on another application like enter a new URL in safari or opening another email in sparrow it will freeze too. Then I try to force close applications with the force quit window in finder, which makes finder crash. Only thing that works is completely depower machine and reboot. Freezes up about every two days. Thanks for looking at this, here's my log:


    Hardware Information:

              iMac - model: iMac10,1

              1 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU: 2 cores

              12 GB RAM


    Startup Items:

              CiscoVPN - Path: /System/Library/StartupItems/CiscoVPN

              EyeConnect - Path: /Library/StartupItems/EyeConnect

              HP IO - Path: /Library/StartupItems/HP IO

              HPlaserjet Trap Monitor - Path: /Library/StartupItems/HPlaserjet Trap Monitor


    System Software:

              OS X 10.8.2 (12C60) - Uptime: 0 days 0:21


    Disk Information:

              ST31000528ASQ disk0 : (1 TB)

                        disk0s1 (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209,7 MB

                        Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 999,35 GB (789,77 GB free)

                        Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB


              HL-DT-ST DVDRW  GA11N 


    USB Information:

              Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

              Apple Internal Memory Card Reader

              Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

              Apple Inc. BRCM2046 Hub

                        Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller


    FireWire Information:


    Kernel Extensions:

              at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch          Version: 3876

              com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower          Version: 1.5.1

              com.vara.driver.VaraAudio          Version: 1.0.3


    Problem System Launch Daemons:



    Problem System Launch Agents:



    Launch Daemons:

                     [loaded] at.obdev.littlesnitchd.plist

                     [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

                     [loaded] com.freemacsoft.appcleanerd.plist


                     [loaded] com.sharpcast.xfsmond.plist

                 [not loaded] com.sickbeard.sickbeard.plist


    Launch Agents:

                     [loaded] at.obdev.LittleSnitchUIAgent.plist

                 [not loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist

                     [loaded] com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist

                     [loaded] net.culater.SIMBL.Agent.plist


    User Launch Agents:

                     [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.c854900b90925d7e34fd9113b03d70ea238104742a94b78f8dab160b.plist

                     [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.e9edf7bf2079e83e0084e2b08d67d4e0b76ab415e01136a06ec170f1.plist

                     [loaded] com.macpaw.CleanMyMac.volumeWatcher.plist

                     [loaded] com.netputing.airprintactivator.plist

                     [loaded] com.plexapp.helper.plist

                     [loaded] com.spotify.webhelper.plist


    User Login Items:





              AppCleaner Helper


              SugarSync Manager


              Plex Media Server


    3rd Party Preference Panes:

              Flash Player



    Internet Plug-ins:



              Flash Player.plugin


              Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin




              QuickTime Plugin.plugin




    User Internet Plug-ins:



    Bad Fonts:



    Top Processes:

  • NicFromOz Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm starting to suspect SoundFlower. So maybe try completely removing that? Mine was installed for AirParrot and since i've removed AirParrot from the startup items I am down to one crash every 10 days or so (from about twice per day)

  • WimpyW Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply. Can you tell me how to remove the kernel extensions for soundflower? Have been looking on google but unable to find any good instructions. Thanks again.

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