HELP! 10.4.3 update made mouse pointer disappear!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tonywalker23, May 31, 2006.

  1. tonywalker23 macrumors regular

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    Below is what i sent to apple feedback. please help me fix this. i either have to stay stuck at 10.4.2, update to 10.4.6 but stare at a color changing flickering square for a mouse pointer, or stick in a rage 128 video card and not get to see the rss screensaver and spectrum screensaver and other qtz extreme thingys.

    "i have a gigabt ethernet dual 450 g4.
    the video card i have in it is a pc version nvidia geforce2 mx 64 mb. the rom rev. is 1028f. i didnt know a pc version would work until someone told me powermac firmware 4.2.8 enabled it (? not sure if thats right but thats when i heard and hey it worked when i put it in).

    well under 10.4, 10.4.1, and 10.4.2 all was fine. but when installing 10.4.3 it caused my mouse pointer to go away. it was replaced with a little square (a little smaller than a folder icon) that is mainly white. sometimes it changes to pink, multi colored, and sometimes its not there at all except for a little dot. when i would normally see a 'beachball' the little square starts flashing until the finder is back to normal.

    i then reinstalled tiger and am using 10.4.2 until hopefully a fix is included in a future tiger update.

    thanks for your time,
    tony walker"
     
  2. highland99 macrumors newbie

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    Did you find a fix for the Geforce2 and MAC OS X update?

    Hi,
    I know you posted this a few years ago. I'm having the exact same problem you have/had when you installed the GeForce2 into your machine. Did you ever find a solution to this problem?
    Thanks,
    Highland
     
  3. keithcobbett macrumors member

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    In my past experiences, I would not use a PC Video Card in a Mac. I know they say you can, but I wouldn't. Hard Drives, RAM, USB Flash Drives are all good. Video Cards and other I/O Cards, no way. Replace the card with a Mac card and all your wows will go away. ATI Radeon is a good cheap card.

    Thanks.
     
  4. tonywalker23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    to be honest i dont remember. i think it never worked under tiger. b/c i remember selling the card and putting the 16mb back in so im guessing i sold b/c i couldnt get it to work. ive since sold the powermac also. hope that helps
     
  5. highland99 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks For The Quick Replies......

    Thank you keithcobbett and tonywalker23 for your quick replies. I have actually decided to go with ATI Radeon MAC Edition Card. I found a guy in town that sold Apple components and has a used OEM ATI MAC Edition AGP Card cheap!!!! Again, thanks for your help!!!
    Regards,
    Highland99
     

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