10.13.4 Update weirdness - Strange Pixels on Shutdown

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  1. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040

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    So here's the deal, my specs are in my signature below for my cMP.

    I updated to the new release today and noticed that upon shutting down, the screen goes black for a bit, and dancing white dots appear on the lower/right quadrant of my display. It looks like a partial word if you connect the dots. Well... or at least W.... Is what it looks like, IDK what this is.

    After about 2 seconds of the dancing dots, the Mac shuts down as normal.

    Anone have a clue what that's about?
     
  2. Project Alice macrumors 6502

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    No clue. Ever since I put HS on my 2008 cMP, I have a weird DOS looking cursor (white rectangle) in the top left corner of the main screen when I shut down. I never thought anything of it.
    What video card is in it? Mines a GTX 1060, and I assume my "DOS cursor" is something to do with nvidias web drivers and being a PC graphics card.
     
  3. crjackson2134 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    AMD HD 7970 - Same Card as in the nMP. Should be fully supported.
     
  4. Project Alice macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. Well, I haven't installed 10.13.4 yet, I have to wait for nvidia to update their drivers of course. I actually I wasn't aware that 10.13.4 was released until about 20 min ago lol
     
  5. crjackson2134 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I’ve actually seen this before on an older OS. It was Yosemite or Cappy. Different video card (Apple Branded), I cant remember what made it go away.

    Maybe I’ll download the installer and try again later...
     
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    I usually update the OS via terminal, and never have any issue.

    This time, it says completed, but actually nothing updated after reboot, still 10.13.3 (17D102).
    Screen Shot 2018-03-30 at 13.51.18.jpg
    I can keep repeating this process, nothing will be changed. And Appstore says no update for me (unless I run that terminal command).
     
  7. crjackson2134 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I haven’t decided weather I’m willing to live with it, reinstall from combo-Installer, or roll back with TM.
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    If I had to guess, I’d say your AppStore is out of sync because it thinks you already installed it by way of terminal command line.

    You could search for the package on the AppStore and if found select download and install manually. Alternatively you can wait for the combo-Installer to be posted and download fro. There.

    This will likely fix the AppStore interface sync once installed. You can force a resync. I’ve done it before but I can’t remember how.
     
  8. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    I use the softwareupdate -l command to trigger the normal update shows up in Appstore.

    So, I go for the "normal" path. Everything has GUI.

    It downloaded a few GB files from Apple, pretend ran the update (I actually see the Apple logo, progress bar, and how much time left below the bar). But after restart, still 10.13.3.
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    I was planed to test the 387...161 driver with 10.13.4. The Hackintosh community reported that the 387 driver actually OK with 10.13.4 beta. Since my computer is not a production computer. I don't mind to do the test, but only if I can install 10.13.4. Anyway, I may try the combo update later.
     
  9. stx66 macrumors newbie

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    I have this issue too. AMD 7950.
     
  10. crjackson2134 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Good to know. I was worried I might have some hardware starting to fail.
     
  11. mds1256 macrumors regular

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    I have this too after update on 2016 TB 13” Pro.
     
  12. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    Just fixed my own issue.

    Still no idea what's wrong, but after performing the firmware update from the HS full installer. The combo updater successfully update my OS to 10.13.4.

    Anyway, the colour bug still there with the 387 driver, but 378 driver is good for 10.13.4 (patch required)

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  13. crjackson2134 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, at least I know it’s a software issue, so no need to do a clean install. Thanks for the feedback.
     
  14. Éric 69 macrumors member

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    I have this issue too 10.13.6, AMD RX580 8GB.
     
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    Mojave doesn't do this at all. I was happy to see that went away.
     
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