10.5.5 update contains MBA fixes!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by glitch44, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    "Addresses stability issues with video playback, processor core idling, and remote disc sharing for MacBook Air."

    full info link
  2. Chansey macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2007
  3. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Cool - I was hoping they'd also fix the issue with Bluetooth PAN speeds too, but I can't find anything about a fix anywhere :(
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    So this fix is different than the previous stand-alone update for the Air, or do they mean to say they simply included that update into the OS now?
  5. glitch44 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    that's a good question. i guess i assumed it was new.
  6. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
  7. riwanami macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    10.5.5 Didn't Fix

    I have a MBA 1.6Mhz/80GB HDD.

    I've had core shutdown problems until I installed Coolbook. I uninstalled Coolbook before I installed OSX 10.5.5. Unfortunately, I'm getting jumpy cursors and slow performance has returned. (I currently have only FireFox opened, and the mouse cursor is already jiggery).

    I think I will reinstall coolbook again and see if it still works.
  8. Dh22 macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    my video playback has become slower than it was prior to the update. it does nothing to fix the fan issue, i have noticed no other improvement just slower video. sucks.
  9. saisrujan macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    From these observations I understand that the same MBA fix has been rolled into 10.5.5. No big deal. Re-enable coolbook and relax.
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Haven't experienced a core shutdown and my video playback seems fine. Fans haven't been running out of the ordinary, so I don't see any difference...:cool:
  11. lenselijer macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2008
    2 instances of yes > /de/null in terminal windows make my macbook air a 1200mhz machine again.

    enabled coolbook and it stays at 1600mhz, so no fix at all :(
  12. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Previous firmware update and 10.5.5 causing no issue here with a launch MBA...

    Repaired permissions after update, and haven't needed to go back to coolbook.

    Video playback is smooth and no core shutdowns.

    So for some at least things are ok.... not much consolation though for those with persistent problems. :eek:
  13. step21 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2008
    As far as I know there are indeed some new fixes in there for the MBA, but not related necessarily related to the core shudown problems. For example I think the graphics drivers were updated.
    @lenselijer You really should fix your coolbook installation. Coolbook is not meant to be used to run your MBA at top speed at all times, even with undervolting that could be unhealthy.

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