Originally Posted by Digitaldoc
****Please consider fixing this, too****
This long-standing bug persists from inception in 10.4.10 into 10.5.1. Often characterized as a bug only on Intel Macs, I can assure all that my dual 867 MHz MDD is afflicted, too. Major symptoms: When attempting to read a compact flash card in either of two different card readers, the system will mount the card as a drive and allow navigation to the folder that contains images (Raw or JPG - does not matter). System shows several thumbnail images, but then freezes. Cannot restart finder or do anything except a hard system shut-down.
Attempts to open folder from Photoshop file dialog fails similarly.
Hope post here is more effective than post on Apple forums.
Even more effective: use Apple's bug reporter
You'll need to sign up as a developer first, but there's a free option. I've (mostly) had good results with reporting bugs this way provided they were reproducible.
I've seen a similar but not as severe problem on a USB stick but I suspect in that case it was the USB stick at fault, because it didn't work that well on non-Mac systems either. Have you tried other tricks to get control back, like remove the device, then add another USB device to get the USB bus to reconfigure?On other complaints...
When I first switched to 10.4, I had a ridiculous number of crashes. It eventually turned out that my iMac (G5) had a hardware fault. I don't know if it was coincidence, or whether a major new release exercised the hardware differently and exposed the fault, but the latter possibility suggests to me that anyone having an unusual number of problems with a major new release should get the hardware checked (as well as the usual things like trying a clean install, in case some hack or whatever extra you installed and since forgot is incompatible).
I haven't gone to 10.5 yet because (a) I am waiting for the complaints to subside with newer releases and (b) a few of my Adobe CS3 applications need upgrades.
So far the level of complaints doesn't seem that high to me for a major release though anything closer to zero would obviously be good.