Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.x) Drops WiFi; Fixes

A number of users have reported an issue in which Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) repeatedly drops WiFi (AirPort) connections when connected to a variety of wireless routers. Typical fixes for this issue (including switching to or from IPv6, resetting router settings, etc.) have proven largely ineffective. We have, however, identified a few less-traditional fixes […]

Apple Releases Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update for MacPro (Mid 2010)

Apple has a version of the Mac OS X 10.6.4 update specifically for the MacPro (Mid 2010). The company says the update is recommended “for all servers currently running Snow Leopard Server version 10.6.3. It includes Wiki Server Update 1.0, Safari 5 and general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of […]

Mac OS X 10.6.4 Troubleshooting Guide

Release Notes and Download Links What to do if you have a show-stopping problem right after updating Problems and fixes Graphics Problems: Slowness, Artifacts (garbled), OpenGL issues Photoshop CS5/After Effects CS5 Freeze No Internet Access Slow Startup Wi-Fi/AirPort Problems Spotlight Crashes or Doesn’t Work Mail.app Missing Subjects

Mac OS X 10.6.4: Slow, Garbled Graphics (Steam, Photoshop, etc.); More Fixes

We previously reported on various OpenGL-related graphics issues, including lags, stalls or slowdowns in video playback, artifacts or corruption (particularly when moving windows or scrolling) and more after updating to Mac OS X 10.6.4. This issue can affect various graphics-intensive applications, including a number of games (Steam, StarCraft 2, etc.), Photoshop, web browsers (Firefox, Safari) […]

Photoshop CS5 12.0.1 Addresses Some Mac OS X 10.6.4-related Crashes

Adobe has released Photoshop CS5 12.0.1, a minor update that addresses some crash issues that have occurred in conjunction with Mac OS X 10.6.4, particularly some problems related to fonts. Adobe’s official list of enhancements in Photoshop CS5 12.0.1: A number of issues that could cause slow performance have been addressed Top crashers found in the field […]

Photoshop CS5, After Effects Freeze Under Mac OS X 10.6.4; Adobe Blames Apple

Continuing a series of potentially OpenGL-related issues under Mac OS X 10.6.4, some users are experiencing persistent crashes in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and After Effects CS5 after the update. Ironically, Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6.4 release notes stated that the update specifically addressed an issue that “may prevent some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from […]

Mac OS X 10.6.4: OpenGL Graphics Performance, Artifact Problems (VMware, Steam, Starcraft 2 etc.)

Some users have reported graphics issues, including lags, stalls or slowdowns in video playback, artifacts or corruption (particularly when moving windows) and more after updating to Mac OS X 10.6.4. Users have also reported complete system freezes when exiting a screen saver, sometime in conjunction with VMware. This problem may be accompanied by the error […]

Mac OS X 10.6.4: Wi-Fi/AirPort Problems; Fixes

A handful of users have reported Wi-Fi connectivity issues after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.4. These problems include inability to connect to wireless routers (such as AirPort base stations), slow transfer speeds, spotty connections, dropped connections and more. Fixes Reset SMC. Some users have reported that resetting the Mac’s SMC (system management controller) […]