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post #41 of 144
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Originally Posted by Cedric View Post

Same here. After the update...

NO SOUND!!! ZERO!!!

MUTE!!!

Why? Oh why? What's your four-oh-four Apple?

(MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3)

Get the combo and try that. It's the only thing I ever recommend after a .1 update.
post #42 of 144
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

People, there are some very basic rules when doing updates….

1) Back up using TimeMachine or whatever backup program you use before doing any major update to your OS.

2) Verify your disk before installing update.

3) Install update. I prefer the Combo Update from the website over Software Updater, but it’s your choice.

4) If something in the OS that used to work no longer works then restart and see if that fixes it.

5) If not, then go grab the

Combo Update from the website and try it again. That should resolve most issues people have with point updates.


Actually Cloning your whole boot drive to another drive before doing any sort of update is better as you can boot from the clone and simply reverse clone back to the earlier OS/boot drive state. Because Time Machine drives are not boot-able, which means resorting to the OS X install disk and any update disks before restoring (time consuming and problematic). Cloning is almost entirely automated, just set it and watch TV or something, come back in a hour or so and you got your drive back.

Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper are the two leading cloning software's. Make sure to "hold option boot" from the clone to check everything out (programs work and all) and repair permissions on both volumes after cloning. Filevaulted drives shouldn't be cloned.

Do a whole boot drive clone in addition to Time Machine or any other backup of files method (disk is best as it's permanent)

If you have a new drive, erase with Zero option first just to make sure to catch any bad sectors before using. Use Firewire 800 if you got it.


I'm so glad I'm waiting out the Snow Leopard beta testing out this time around.

Perhaps on a new machine...
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post #43 of 144
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Originally Posted by mistergsf View Post

Is it a good time to jump into Snow Leopard with this update? Been holding off due to fonts/printing/Mail/MobileMe issues. Feedback from others with similar reservations appreciated.

I am using SL on a production Mac that I use daily for illustration, animation and design. I installed it about 3 weeks ago and it's been fine. I did update to the newest Adobe software at the same time so I can't speak to older versions of Adobe stuff. Epson printer drivers for my printer are still a no show, so you use the generic driver which gives you no access to cleaning ETC. That's the biggest issue. Scanner fine, laser printer fine.

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post #44 of 144
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Originally Posted by mistergsf View Post

Is it a good time to jump into Snow Leopard with this update? Been holding off due to fonts/printing/Mail/MobileMe issues. Feedback from others with similar reservations appreciated.

I heard that 10.7 is coming out in about 22 months, if you want to wait for the best time to do it.

But, seriously, this looks good.
post #45 of 144
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Originally Posted by krolingo View Post

* Save as PDF Crashes the printing application
* Does anyone else see that nice *feature* ?


Happens on Firefox in Leopard too.

bug report submitted.
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post #46 of 144
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Originally Posted by marik View Post

Hmm should I get the straight update or the combo updater? (I'm on v10.6.1)

My instincts tell me the straight update but I vaguely remember seeing something about using the combo updater because it prevents permission issues?

I was going to download the Combo, but, with everyone downloading it, the ETA was over one hour. So I used Software Update in five minutes, with a ten minute reboot. It looks good.
post #47 of 144
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

That's interesting because a friend just bought a Macbook, and he has the same problem with 10.6.1, which came with the machine.

Look in sound prefs to see if internal speakers are available. If so, select it. On my friends Macbook, all that's available for output is digital output. When I plugged headphones in, it switched to that, and it worked. But when I unplugged them, all that was available again was digital output.

You do have the startup sound and some others.

This was a little weird. When I saw you said something about plugging headphones in, I tried that while looking in System Pref. > Sound. The selected "Internal Speakers" changed to "Headphones", but still no sound. Then I deselected headphones and selected it again, then the music started and worked after I unplugged the headphones again.
Looks like it was some kind of configuration that needed to be rewritten with the correct output device. But seems very odd to me anyway.

So, try that Cedric. Maybe it'll work for you..
post #48 of 144
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Originally Posted by djpadz View Post

Looks like Mail.app has a new plugin API version, so Mail plugins (GrowlMail, etc.) are being disabled.

I've seen posts in which people said that GrowlMail and LetterBox no longer work after this update.
post #49 of 144
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Originally Posted by krolingo View Post

* Save as PDF Crashes the printing application
* Does anyone else see that nice *feature* ?

Works just fine on my end. I rely on this feature regularly.
post #50 of 144
FINALLY!! Now the screen doesn't freaking go to the brightest setting anymore after me putting it on the dimmest and turning it off/on!
post #51 of 144
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Originally Posted by Cedric View Post

Same here. After the update...

NO SOUND!!! ZERO!!!

MUTE!!!

Volume is not gray for me it's just as it always is but there is no sound even if the volume is at its top.

Why? Oh why? What's your four-oh-four Apple?

(MacBook Pro 5,1 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3)

Solution: Go to System Preferences=>Sound=>Output and select "Internal speakers, Built-in Output". For some reasons the update switched it to "Soundflower (2ch)" which I really don't know what that is. However that's the reason why it was mute. Why did it switch? Who knows?!

Go to system preferences > sound > output and select: internal speaker (built_ in output)!
It worked for me!
post #52 of 144
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Originally Posted by macosxp View Post

FINALLY!! Now the screen doesn't freaking go to the brightest setting anymore after me putting it on the dimmest and turning it off/on!

Same here; re-tested, problem resolved. That was irritating.

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post #53 of 144
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Originally Posted by soundfish View Post

Go to system preferences > sound > output and select: internal speaker (built_ in output)!
It worked for me!

Yeah I found that out after posting the message (and posted the solution in teh original post). Sorry everybody and thanks for trying to help. Strange however that the update switched the audio output... I'm glad my MBP makes some noise again. It's always making some noise and if it suddenly stops making noise it's really strange... It feel less alive \
post #54 of 144
flash plugin problems anyone? crashes whenever there is flash on a web page?

and adobe indesign cs4 wont open? perhaps linked, Adobe = crap!!!!! un fortunatly it has to be used in the world of digital print as i hate quark more!
post #55 of 144
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Originally Posted by pelleravn View Post

I just updated to 10.6.2 via Software Update, and now my sound-bar item is gray and there is no sound from OS X.
If I press the volume buttons nothing happens else than the dialog with the volume is gray and a "Forbidden symbol" in the bottom.

I have a 2008 Macbook Pro (4,1).

Anyone had any problems alike, and can help me troubleshoot?

I usually experience this when I log in to two accounts at the same time. Go to System Preferences - Sound - Output (make sure it says "Internal Speakers") - Input (Make sure it says "Internal Microphone").
post #56 of 144
Still no fix for noisy USB audio under Virtual Machine software

Many more weeks of being stuck on 10.5.8...
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post #57 of 144
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Originally Posted by soundfish View Post

Go to system preferences > sound > output and select: internal speaker (built_ in output)!
It worked for me!

Did the upgrade and now can only get sound out of the internal speaker. I still only get internal speaker when I choose Line Out in prefs.
post #58 of 144
This update seems to have fixed the stuttering Flash video on my new iMac. That's not in the documentation, however.
post #59 of 144
i have the death of all flash plugins for safari!!!!!!
please help!!!!!!??????
post #60 of 144
i download update and it erased at least 80 gig of data on my eye tv
very unhappy
all my movies are gone

everybody beware
got any suggestions anybody how to get them back
please help
post #61 of 144
Software Update picked up HP Printer Drivers Update 2.2 and a Xerox Printer Drivers Update 2.0 in addition to Mac OS X Update 10.6.2.
post #62 of 144
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Originally Posted by affromonkey View Post

flash plugin problems anyone? crashes whenever there is flash on a web page?

and adobe indesign cs4 wont open? perhaps linked, Adobe = crap!!!!! un fortunatly it has to be used in the world of digital print as i hate quark more!

I've been using ClickToFlash, which seems to be working fine under 10.6.2 with both HTML5 and Flash.

Have you installed any custom plugins under Safari?
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post #63 of 144
Download the 10.6.2 Combo updater and reinstall.
post #64 of 144
Hopefully this will let me surf the web with ONLY 3GB of RAM, something that didn't used to be a problem with 10.5.... Hopefully.
post #65 of 144
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Originally Posted by bwik View Post

Hopefully this will let me surf the web with ONLY 3GB of RAM, something that didn't used to be a problem with 10.5.... Hopefully.

Is this a bad attempt at flamebait? Seriously?
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post #66 of 144
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Hopefully this will let me surf the web with ONLY 3GB of RAM, something that didn't used to be a problem with 10.5.... Hopefully.

What the heck are you running that you cant use a web browser with less than 3GB RAM? Right now Safari is 330MB RAM, more than any other single app, and Im only using 1.2GB total with 6 apps open.
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post #67 of 144
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Originally Posted by MacTripper View Post

Actually Cloning your whole boot drive to another drive before doing any sort of update is better as you can boot from the clone and simply reverse clone back to the earlier OS/boot drive state. ...

No offence, but cloning your entire hard drive before a point update is serious overkill, especially if you have Time Machine.

True, if you want to be 100% safe that's the way to go, but the risk of anything happening that would require a complete restore is so low as to be negligible. You might as well start strapping pillows about your body in case you fall out of your chair while the update completes as well.
post #68 of 144
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Originally Posted by affromonkey View Post

flash plugin problems anyone? crashes whenever there is flash on a web page?

and adobe indesign cs4 wont open? perhaps linked, Adobe = crap!!!!! un fortunatly it has to be used in the world of digital print as i hate quark more!

You're doing something wrong.

Flash plugins are crap but they only crash the browser when your resources are shite or the page is badly coded. I'm also running InDesign CS4 right now without any problems.

With a quasi-racist handle like that though you are probably just a troll anyway.
post #69 of 144
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

No offence, but cloning your entire hard drive before a point update is serious overkill, especially if you have Time Machine.

True, if you want to be 100% safe that's the way to go, but the risk of anything happening that would require a complete restore is so low as to be negligible. You might as well start strapping pillows about your body in case you fall out of your chair while the update completes as well.

Time Machine does the same thing, although it's done via incremental backups, the end result is the same.

Any time you update any system, regardless of how 'minor' it may be, you should always have a good backup. It's so easy with Time Machine, it's a shame that people don't use it more. A cheap hard drive and a $10 dollar drive enclosure and your good to go.
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post #70 of 144
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Originally Posted by Cedric View Post

Yeah I found that out after posting the message (and posted the solution in teh original post). Sorry everybody and thanks for trying to help. Strange however that the update switched the audio output... I'm glad my MBP makes some noise again. It's always making some noise and if it suddenly stops making noise it's really strange... It feel less alive \

This happened to me also.

Never had an update reset the audio like that before. Actually I don't think I've ever had an update change any of my preference settings before.
post #71 of 144
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Originally Posted by marik View Post

Hmm should I get the straight update or the combo updater? (I'm on v10.6.1)

My instincts tell me the straight update but I vaguely remember seeing something about using the combo updater because it prevents permission issues?

Check your sound settings in Systems Preferences.

Mine did the exact same thing. It defaulted to a weird "line in" setting. I set it back to headphones and all is well.
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post #72 of 144
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Originally Posted by djpadz View Post

Looks like Mail.app has a new plugin API version, so Mail plugins (GrowlMail, etc.) are being disabled.

Yep. Same here.
post #73 of 144
WTF is with the lemmings posting troll bait on every snow leopard thread? Anyway, this weekend is going to be good. Will finally upgrade from 10.5 after doing a backup.
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post #74 of 144
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Originally Posted by talksense101 View Post

WTF is with the lemmings posting troll bait on every snow leopard thread? .

They're pissed off that they spent all weekend upgrading from XP to 7.

You'll be fine. Especially if you do a backup before hand.
post #75 of 144
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Originally Posted by pelleravn View Post

I just updated to 10.6.2 via Software Update, and now my sound-bar item is gray and there is no sound from OS X.
If I press the volume buttons nothing happens else than the dialog with the volume is gray and a "Forbidden symbol" in the bottom.

I have a 2008 Macbook Pro (4,1).

Anyone had any problems alike, and can help me troubleshoot?

Yes I have a MacAir and after the update I did not have sound. Just go the system preferences/ Sound/ Outputand check the Internal Speakers.
For some reason it was going default to something called Soundflower (2ch)
post #76 of 144
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

Get the combo and try that. It's the only thing I ever recommend after a .1 update.

Check System Preferences/ SOund/ Output / and select the internal speakers
post #77 of 144
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Originally Posted by marik View Post

Hmm should I get the straight update or the combo updater? (I'm on v10.6.1)

My instincts tell me the straight update but I vaguely remember seeing something about using the combo updater because it prevents permission issues?

The combo updater has the ability to update any Mac OS X system that is of the same family as the updater...a 10.6.2 combo updater could update both 10.6 and 10.6.1 systems where the "straight" updater assumes that you have 10.6.1 already.

I've always used the combo updaters because I've found that they work better--and I've seen strange behavior from the updaters that can only update the immediately previous release of the system.

If an earlier update's installation becomes messed up and makes your system malfunction, the combo updater goes through the motions of applying every fix and patch that has ever been released as part of a previous operating system update all the way back to the first one. That is another reason why you may want the combo updater instead.

Finally, if you ever have to recover your system by reinstalling the OS, combo updaters let you make a big jump from whatever revision your installation CD is to the current level.

Take a backup of your system using a disk cloning utility (or Time Machine if you trust it), repair permissions, download the updater, verify your disk(s) with Disk Utility, reboot once before installing it, install it, leave the computer alone while it is installing the updater and check everything out afterwards to be sure it works.
post #78 of 144
fixed the most crippling bug i've ever encountered in osx:

- an issue with some PostScript Type 1 fonts not working properly

had to reboot into tiger once a month to use quark xpress. the horror!
i feel much better now...
post #79 of 144
My only peeve with the 10.6.1 update was that it broke the sound preferences and changed the default output device to 'internal speakers' on every reboot. I reported this to Apple support, filled in feedback and hoped they'd work on a fix.

First thing I tried on 10.6.2, on first boot, audio defaults to 'internal speakers', so reset it correctly to 'line out' (at least that's the correct setting for me!), reboot 10.6.2 and low and behold, it doesn't work, it resets it back to 'internal speakers'.

A small, but totally un-necessary problem that should have got fixed.

This got introduced in 10.6.1, and is still there in 10.6.2.

To those who believe this was a new problem in 10.6.2, check the forums, it's not, you just got lucky last time! Also, would love to know if your temporary workarounds actually remain set after a subsequent reboot...
post #80 of 144
Downloaded the combo updater and installed without issue.

Seems much snappier now and now all I need to do is buy a new mouse as the one I have is dying slowly.

I have noticed one thing has disappeared when repairing the permissions the
SUID regard private framworks and locum has now gone.

I will do some more testing of things later and post any issues I may find.
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