PHP/MySQL Broken After Security Update 2010-05; Fix

After applying Security Update 2010-05, some users have reported PHP and MySQL problems, including an inability to connect to MySQL databases. Apple Discussions poster TriangleJuice reports that the following procedure resolves the database connection issue: In the Terminal type sudo nano /etc/php.ini (Terminal will ask you for your password) Change: mysql.default_socket = to: mysql.default_socket = /tmp/mysql.sock Press Ctrl-O, then […]

Security Update 2010-05: Cannot Startup, Other Problems

Some users have reported issues after applying Security Update 2010-05, the most dire of which is an inability to startup (boot) directly after updating. If you experience this issue, or another show-stopping problem, follow these potential fixes: Delete errant kernel extensions. Early indications are that this issue could be related to a kernel extension (.kext) […]

Mac OS X Security Update 2010-005 Plugs PDF, PHP Holes

Apple has released Security Update 2010-005 in the following editions: Security Update 2010-005 (Snow Leopard – Client) Security Update 2010-005 (Snow Leopard – Server) Security Update 2010-005 (Leopard-Client) Security Update 2010-005 (Leopard-Server) The new release is available through Software Update or via the above download links. Among the security holes plugged: CoreGraphics Opening a maliciously […]

Mouse or Trackpad Cursor Moves Randomly in Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)

Several users have reported an issue in which the cursor moves unexpectedly and without user input under Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard). In these cases, the cursor may continue to move even when the mouse is physically disconnected. Users have also reported that the issue remains after switching mice (both wired and Bluetooth) and […]

Problems After Snow Leopard Graphics Update 1.0

Some users are reporting a variety of issues after applying Snow Leopard Graphics Update 1.0,  which (for the majority of users) fixes longstanding issues with several games and provides an OpenGL performance boost. Slow/laggy system performane. Some users have reported sluggish transitions between applications, slow scrolling and other performance related issues after the update (again, […]

Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.x) Graphics Update Fixes Portal, Aperture, StarCraft II Problems

Apple has released “Snow Leopard Graphics Update” for Mac OS X 10.6.x, which the company says “contains stability and performance fixes for graphics applications and games, including fixes that: address frame rate issues occurring in Portal and Team Fortress 2 on certain Macs resolve an issue that could cause Aperture 3 or StarCraft II to […]

Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) Cannot Connect to Wi-Fi

Several users have reported an issue in which Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) systems cannot connect to Wi-Fi networks to which computers running Mac OS X 10.5.x, iOS devices and Windows systems have no problems connecting. Turn off Bluetooth Oddly, some users have reported that simply turning off Bluetooth resolves this issue. To do […]

Mac OS X 10.6.x: Google Images, Maps Won’t Load in Safari, Firefox; Fix

Some users have reported an issue in which Google Maps and Images (image search results) do not appear in Safari under Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard). These items generally load in earlier versions of Mac OS X, and in Windows on machines connected to the same wireless router. As described by Apple Discussions poster […]