Dont do the new Security Update

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by jcontonio, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. jcontonio macrumors newbie

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    I just ran software update and now my powerbooks running slow as a dog. Every site I hit is slow slow slow where on my powermac with 802.11b I am hitting everything very fast. I don't know what the problem is but it took my longer to login to the macrumors forums on the powerbook than to login and post this on my powermac.
     
  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    it seems to be doing just fine on my computer (crt imac).
     
  3. jcontonio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I restarted, zapped p-ram, everything...Finally I said "^%&@^%#&@^!%#^!!!!" and just shutdown...that fixed the problem.
     
  4. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    No problems here...1 GHz Flat Panel iMac, Mac OS 10.3.2, 768MB DDR RAM.

    Like others suggested...I would your repair permissions.
     
  7. j33pd0g macrumors 6502

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    Good update(s)! I say updates because I also did 10.3.2, QT, Security 2004, iCal, and iTunes. Just as fast as before. It's been about 4 hours and everything is dandy. I did repair permissions before and after. Boot up time didn't take a performance hit like everyone said it would. Safari and Mail working great too!
     
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    No dramas here yet though i have to admit my net seems some what slower than normal but i can put that down to mass updates for xp. thanks bill your os failed again :p
     
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    Re: [remove] Dont do the new Security Update

    No problems here.
     
  12. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    Re: [remove] Dont do the new Security Update

    Ok i'm having this problem too, i thought it was just my DSL service. My boot up time is now super fast though.
     
  13. virividox macrumors 601

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    been running it for the past 8 hours no problems here
     
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  15. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    maybe the MyDoom virus...

    is causing a ruckus with your local neigborhood servers.
    It has been clogging up the internet a little lately. It just happens it started around the same time the security update came up.
     
  16. heidilux macrumors newbie

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  17. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    It's a bummer that happened, but it's only a very small group of users who are encountering this.

    Gee, trashing prefs. That's a hard fix. Come on...
     
  18. heidilux macrumors newbie

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    Actually, it was not a fix. It made things worse for me. Thanks for your help though.:(
     
  19. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    Come on now.. even the smallest 12" powerbook would make an eye-catching paperweight, and a 17" would make a fine cutting board!
    Yes, that's exactly how stupid "my powerbook is useless now" sounds.
    Since you made at least one backup of everything on your drive before mucking with the OS, and an additional backup of anything you considered vital... so just restore your backups.
     
  20. heidilux macrumors newbie

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    Right...

    So after restoring the Library to the "pre-'mucking'" state, I'm back to the apple apps just not working.

    Boy, this is great. <---sarcasm I thought the panther discussion pages here were for getting help, not heat.
     
  21. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Funny, doesn't look like you asked for any...but here's some anyway.

    Have you done any/all of the following?
    -repaired permissions (if Disk Utility runs)
    -installed any other software at the time that could account for the problems
    -tried creating a new account or logging into an existing one and seeing if the same behavior is there
     
  22. heidilux macrumors newbie

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    I have booted from the os disk and repaired the disk. I have repaired permissions. I have run diskwarrior.

    The second user account, which I created when I installed the OS, is totally clean. In fact, I think that this was the first time I've ever logged into it.

    The same things happen.

    Ideas?....

    heidilux
     
  23. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Are there any other applications besides Apple ones that don't work?

    Are there any Apple ones that do work?

    You didn't answer my question about new software installs.

    If you can, try clearing you caches with something like Cocktail and check out this guy's list of font problems (from the discussion on Apple.com/support).
     
  24. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I installed the Security Update on Monday January 26th. It was done at my local Apple Store. The Mac Genius was the one that upgraded me to Panther. So far Panther is running as smooth as a cat. :)

    The problems that I'm having are not related to the update, it's just my virgin knowledge of updating information from OS 9 to X.
     

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