Apple Releases iMac Software Update 1.2.1 (Tiger)

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    W8742xxxxxxx
    20" 2.4

    No crashes/freezes/artifacts ever with 10.4.10 / 1.1. Trying 1.2.1 now.

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/imacsoftwareupdate121tiger.html

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    Fast conclusion: The update didn't ruin what wasn't broken for me, it seems. I tried changing quick between screensaver, while having iPhoto running in the foreground, WoW in a window in the background -- all while spamming my cursor over the dock, magnifying it. I'm eager to hear other user's reports. I also would consider it wise to install this update, even though you haven't got any freezes, as this would help you notice a hardware problem earlier.
     
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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It did, however it got pulled a couple of days after. I guess they realized they didn't address the problem adequately with it.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Eager to find out if this fixes the issue... it could be the catalyst for me making the purchase! Come on Apple! :apple::):apple::):apple::):apple::):apple::):apple::):apple::)
     
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    Luap

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    And it is the same. As mentioned in another thread here.. 1.2 introduced a bug that made it impossible to upgrade to Leopard after installing it. So if you are not going to use Leopard, then 1.2.1 is going to be the same as 1.2 for users.
    Its a very minor update which has nothing in it to improve the freezing issue over 1.2
     
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    chaosbunny

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    lol, this is getting ridiculous...

    you know what the person on the apple hotline told me today?

    "So if programs that use the gfx card much make your computer freeze avoid using these programs"

    Um, yes, that's why I paid 2200 bucks for this...
     
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    snickelfritz

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    That's ludicrous; OSX uses the graphics card!
     
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    Mindflux

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    Don't be naive, you know what they meant.
     
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    flopticalcube

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    The freeze happens in the dock. Are we not supposed to use the dock either?
     
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    I was certainly not feigning naiveté; OSX itself is probably the most demanding "graphical application" on many iMacs.
    (Quartz, OpenGL, CoreImage, CoreVideo, CoreAnimation are all core OSX graphics APIs)

    I do know what they meant: don't run games on your iMac if they're causing problems.
    It ain't the games causing the problems though, and any competent tech should know that by now. (especially if they work for Apple)
     
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    AlexisV

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    If you've still got freezing, I'd be starting to demand a replacement. There are plenty of freeze-free Alu Macs out there, sitting in Apple's stores and warehouses.
     
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    chaosbunny

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    Well, that's what I tried today, and I got the answer I posted above. :eek:

    I'm fed up for now, but guess it is worth another try in a few days.
     
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    No difference in behavior:

    • Screen goes black when running programs that use OpenGL
    • Google Earth causes immediate UI freeze (except mouse)
    • Gecko Engine browsers and MS Office (particularly Excel 2004) still cause random UI freezes (mouse still moves)

    20" 2.4GHz 3GB RAM S/N: W8730xxxxxx

    Mac OS X 10.4.10 (8R40310)
     
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    Apple Releases iMac Software Update 1.2.1 (Tiger)

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    Shortly after posting the original iMac Software Update 1.2 for Tiger, Apple quietly pulled the update off their site.

    Today, Apple has posted a new iMac Software Update, now at version 1.2.1.

    Article Link
     
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    I'm going to give the same advice I always give in these situations.

    Email sjobs@apple.com
     
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    kkat69

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    Yah we know. In other words:

    Stop using Photo Booth
    Stop using Coverflow in iTunes
    Stop using iTunes Visualizer
    Stop using ... wait a min, why not just stop using OS X all together.
     
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    jholzner

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    Ha...well it took me about 5 hours to install leopard on My friends iMac. He installed that update the day it came out and the bought leopard that afternoon and I installed it for him that evening. Everything seemed to go okay (upgrade install) but after restart, I could not log in! It acted like I was going to log in and the boom...right back to the login screen. Eventually read that it was this update that caused it and an archive and install fixed it.
     
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    Stridder44

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    Stop using iLife
    Stop using any kind of games
    Stop using Aperture

    The list goes on. Mindflux needs to lay off the Apple koolaid.
     
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    daneoni

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    Isn't it safe to say if your iMac is still freezing after these updates then its most likely a hardware issue?
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    The thing that always freezes me:

    The dock...
     
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    i might not own a intel Mac, but since when did the Dock become a game, unless it became a game of chance playing with it
     
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    wait to buy

    I'm thinking about upgrading to an iMac this week, should I wait? I've been hearing about this problem for a while now, is it all iMacs or just some?
     

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