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Mountain Lion has random freezes.  The mouse still works but the graphics go glitchy and i can't click on anything.  I have to hold the power to restart.

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  • WimpyW Calculating status...

    Well I can say that apparently I managed to remove the Soundlfower kernel extension. Don't know how but its gone. Since then, I haven't had a freeze anymore (one month of no freezes which used to occur on a daily basis). Yesterday out of the blue it happened again though, but I found this was connected with my TC backup. It had all the freezing characteristics like finder and other applications not responding. However after cancelling the TC backup and giving it a moment to recover, the machine came to life again. So for everyone out here, see if there is a connection between the freeze and your TC making a backup. Might also be multiple causes since removing soundflower dramatically improved my systems performance regarding this issue. Good luck!!

  • ToneDaBass Calculating status...

    Add me to those experiencing freeze issues. I have a rMBP, and this seems to happen after anytime I run a JAVA applet. My computer freezes for about 5 seconds, then runs fine again. If I disable graphics card switching, then the problem no longer occurs. Here is the error log from the console:

     

    1/2/13 10:41:06.995 PM WindowServer[76]: Received display connect changed for display 0x4280380

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: stampWait: Overflowed checking for stamp 0x4248f on MAIN ring: called from

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: timestamp = 0x4248e

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: ****  Debug info for *possible* hang in MAIN graphics engine  ****

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: ring head    = 0x00000000, wrap count = 0

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: ring tail    = 0x00000120

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: ring control = 0x00000000   disabled, auto report disabled, not waiting, semaphore not waiting, length = 0x001 4KB pages

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: timestamps = 0x4248e

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: Semaphore register values:

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: VRSYNC: (0x12044) = 0x4248e

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: BRSYNC: (0x22040) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: RVSYNC: (0x 2040) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: BVSYNC: (0x22044) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: RBSYNC: (0x 2044) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:06.000 PM kernel[0]: VBSYNC: (0x12040) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:12.061 PM WindowServer[76]: CGXMuxAcknowledge: Posting glitchless acknowledge

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: stampWait: Overflowed checking for stamp 0x4248f on MAIN ring: called from

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: timestamp = 0x4248e

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: ****  Debug info for *possible* hang in MAIN graphics engine  ****

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: ring head    = 0x00000028, wrap count = 0

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: ring tail    = 0x00000028

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: ring control = 0x0000f001   enabled, auto report disabled, not waiting, semaphore not waiting, length = 0x010 4KB pages

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: timestamps = 0x4248e

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: Semaphore register values:

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: VRSYNC: (0x12044) = 0x4248f

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: BRSYNC: (0x22040) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: RVSYNC: (0x 2040) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: BVSYNC: (0x22044) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: RBSYNC: (0x 2044) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:12.000 PM kernel[0]: VBSYNC: (0x12040) = 0x0

    1/2/13 10:41:12.091 PM WindowServer[76]: MPAccessSurfaceForDisplayDevice: Set up page flip mode on display 0x04280380 device: 0x105025320  isBackBuffered: 1 numComp: 3 numDisp: 3

    1/2/13 10:41:12.101 PM WindowServer[76]: Received display connect changed for display 0x4280380

    1/2/13 10:41:12.112 PM WindowServer[76]: Received display connect changed for display 0x3f003d

    1/2/13 10:41:12.113 PM WindowServer[76]: Received display connect changed for display 0x3f003e

    1/2/13 10:41:12.113 PM WindowServer[76]: Received display connect changed for display 0x3f003f

  • markbenjamin Calculating status...

    With my 10.8.2 macbook air- No freezes here but Chrome, and SkySafari (an astronomy simulator) frequently crash, as did the Kindle mac app once.

     

    Error stated as KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x00000000bf759fec last time

     

    I followed the procedure above to list processes, not that I fully understand and got

     

    /Library/Components:

     

     

    /Library/Extensions:

     

     

    /Library/Frameworks:

    AEProfiling.framework

    AERegistration.framework

    AudioMixEngine.framework

    NyxAudioAnalysis.framework

    PluginManager.framework

    iTunesLibrary.framework

     

     

    /Library/Input Methods:

     

     

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins:

    Flash Player.plugin

    JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

    Mathematica.plugin

    Quartz Composer.webplugin

    QuickTime Plugin.plugin

    flashplayer.xpt

    nsIQTScriptablePlugin.xpt

     

     

    /Library/Keyboard Layouts:

     

     

    /Library/LaunchAgents:

     

     

    /Library/LaunchDaemons:

    com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

     

     

    /Library/PreferencePanes:

    Flash Player.prefPane

     

     

    /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools:

     

     

    /Library/QuickLook:

    iBooksAuthor.qlgenerator

    iWork.qlgenerator

     

     

    /Library/QuickTime:

    .DS_Store

    .svn

    AppleIntermediateCodec.component

    AppleMPEG2Codec.component

    Sonix SN9C201 WebCam.component

     

     

    /Library/ScriptingAdditions:

     

     

    /Library/Spotlight:

    Microsoft Office.mdimporter

    Wolfram Notebook.mdimporter

    iBooksAuthor.mdimporter

    iWork.mdimporter

     

     

    /Library/StartupItems:

     

     

    /etc/mach_init.d:

     

     

    /etc/mach_init_per_login_session.d:

     

     

    /etc/mach_init_per_user.d:

     

     

    Library/Fonts:

     

     

    Library/Frameworks:

    EWSMac.framework

     

     

    Library/Input Methods:

    .localized

     

     

    Library/Internet Plug-Ins:

    Google Earth Web Plug-in.plugin

     

     

    Library/Keyboard Layouts:

     

     

    Library/LaunchAgents:

    com.apple.AddressBook.ScheduledSync.PHXCardDAVSource.48940D9D-14FF-4769-B575-807 E6AE1570E.plist

    com.google.keystone.agent.plist

    com.spotify.webhelper.plist

     

     

    iTunesHelper and Spotify were login items. Is any of this a worry??

    Have done a fresh install and have barely re-installed any applications. My computer is a bit battered but presumably this is a memory issue rather than a flash drive physical problem (I think?)

  • markbenjamin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry don't know how to edit the post above. The problem appears to have been the Sonix SN9C201 WebCam.component

    I went to top level library then to the quicktime folder and deleted the Sonix file there, no crashes since. What a pain.

    Thanks for the terminal code towards the beginning of the discussion here, that pointed out the problem.

  • cosmekovsky Calculating status...

    Similar problems here:

     

    Crashing with, in no particular order and not always with:

    Adobe After Effects cs5

    ConceptDraw Pro 8

    Adobe Illustrator cs5

    Mozilla Firefox

    And the dreaded FINDER!

     

    After reading some posts i uninstalled Sophos and an old nokia 3g modem

    that failed to load, but the crashes continues.

     

    Here I post my log, to see if Etresoft can take a look at

    Sometimes nothing seems to fail the loading and sometimes i receive fails in the login.

     

    Hardware Information:

        MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro6,2

        1 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores

        4 GB RAM

     

    Video Information:

        Intel HD Graphics - VRAM: 288 MB

        NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - VRAM: 256 MB

     

    Startup Items:

        BRESINKx86Monitoring - Path: /Library/StartupItems/BRESINKx86Monitoring

        iTools - Path: /Library/StartupItems/iTools

        ParallelsDesktopTransporter - Path: /Library/StartupItems/ParallelsDesktopTransporter

        Qmaster - Path: /Library/StartupItems/Qmaster

     

    System Software:

        OS X 10.8.2 (12C60) - Uptime: 0 days 0:18

     

    Disk Information:

        Hitachi HTS545032B9SA02 disk0 : (320.07 GB)

            disk0s1 (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB

            Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 274.36 GB (48.64 GB free)

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

            BOOTCAMP (disk0s4) /Volumes/BOOTCAMP: 44.85 GB (19.54 GB free)

     

        MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898 

     

    USB Information:

        Logitech USB Receiver

        Apple Inc. BRCM2070 Hub

            Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

        Apple Internal Memory Card Reader

        Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

        Apple Inc. Built-in iSight

        Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

     

    FireWire Information:

     

    Kernel Extensions:

        com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring    Version: 8.0

     

    Problem System Launch Daemons:

     

    Problem System Launch Agents:

     

    Launch Daemons:

               [loaded]    com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

               [loaded]    com.adobe.SwitchBoard.plist

           [not loaded]    com.bjango.istatmenusdaemon.plist

               [loaded]    com.bombich.ccc.plist

               [loaded]    com.bombich.ccc.scheduledtask.9FD62560-C176-4D7B-AE9C-3CE0DD050D30.plist

               [loaded]    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

     

    Launch Agents:

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

               [loaded]    com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist

               [loaded]    com.bjango.istatmenusagent.plist

               [loaded]    com.hp.devicemonitor.plist

               [loaded]    com.hp.messagecenter.launcher.plist

               [loaded]    com.Logitech.Control Center.Daemon.plist

     

    User Launch Agents:

               [loaded]    com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist

               [loaded]    com.adobe.ARM.1d4805ee434dbbd44d70d737a1be7162792f0a7e34728c569e3430e1.plist

               [loaded]    com.adobe.ARM.925793fb327152fd34795896fa1fb9ffa268b2a852256fe56609efa3.plist

               [loaded]    com.adobe.ARM.930da3ce175de4e82bd3cdf1dd8571f74bd3b6a7236bc94bfc00f6e9.plist

               [loaded]    com.akamai.client.plist

               [loaded]    com.akamai.single-user-client.plist

               [loaded]    com.bombich.ccc-user-agent.plist

     

    User Login Items:

        GrowlHelperApp

        iTunesHelper

        Home Storage Manager

        Microsoft Database Daemon

        Temperature Monitor

        CDSBupd

     

    3rd Party Preference Panes:

        Akamai NetSession Preferences

        Flash Player

        Flip4Mac WMV

        Growl

        Logitech Control Center

        MacFUSE

        Perian

     

    Internet Plug-ins:

        AdobePDFViewer.plugin

        Flash Player.plugin

        FlashPlayer-10.6.plugin

        Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin

        iPhotoPhotocast.plugin

        JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

        QuickTime Plugin.plugin

        SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin

        Silverlight.plugin

     

    User Internet Plug-ins:

     

    Bad Fonts:

        None

     

    Top Processes by CPU:

            11%    firefox

             4%    WindowServer

             2%    EtreCheck

             2%    TemperatureMonitor

             1%    SystemUIServer

             1%    Dock

             0%    fontd

             0%    LCCDaemon

             0%    configd

             0%    autofsd

     

     

    Top Processes by Memory:

        532 MB    firefox

        111 MB    mds

        102 MB    Dock

        94 MB    Finder

        84 MB    App

        82 MB    SystemUIServer

        82 MB    WindowServer

        53 MB    loginwindow

        53 MB    coreservicesd

        49 MB    com.apple.dock.extra

     

     

  • Servaasd Calculating status...

    I have this problem too. I bought a new imac 21¨ for my parents but now, after running software update, it freezes. I can only move the mouse but have to hard reset the imac with the startup button on the back. I flashed RAM but that didn't help.

     

    Edit: now it freezes randomly every day.

  • humblepy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just experienced the random freeze issue for the first time (only mouse pointer moves) on my rMBP mid-2012 running Mountain Lion 10.8.3. Not connected to any external monitors. I waited literally 5+ minutes before it "unfroze" and worked normally again.

  • PatrickL Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Brand new MacBook Pro 15" with Retina. Everything freezes except the pointer. I close the lid and the display stays on.

     

    This usually occurs when I plug my Thunderbolt cable in, which is connected to the Matrox DS-1 dock, which in turn has Ethernet, a USB mouse, and HDMI display connected to it.

     

    What's weird is that the restart after a hard shutdown is a lot quicker than a regular cold boot/restart. The login screen shows up after about 5-7 seconds on this post-freeze restart; all other bootups/restarts take about 20-30.

     

    I can't glean any useful info from the Console outputs.

  • V4Del Calculating status...

    Same issue here on Lion on Macbook Pro, upgraded to Mountain Lion and still happening.

     

    The gfxcardstatus app forcing the laptop in to only using the integrated graphics card definitely "fixes" the issue but defeats the purpose of having a better card.

     

    Very repeatable issue, just use any graphics intensive app (eg Aperture)

     

    Serious hardware faults with the AMD Radeon HD 6750M GPU which Apple should (a) admit and (b) fix as quickly as possible given how widespread it appears to be.

  • ckeilah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with V4Del.  Anything that taxes the GPU causes the screen to tear up and the system to freeze or kernel panic.  Try bitcoin mining with guiminer.app set to max out your GPU and you'll quickly activate this problem.  I have been having this intermittently through several Macs.  I wish I could have nailed it down to the bad GPUs when they were still under warranty!  Way to screw us Apple.  :-(

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