10.6.2 - spinning wheels and systems stalls

Discussion in 'macOS' started by elgrecomac, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    Well, up to now I have been generally pleased with Apples releases 10.5.3 to 10.6. But with 10.6.2 I have the spinning wheel of death and system stalls on a regular basis. And I have had to restart my computer daily. I have 4 gb of RAM and lots of disk space on a 2008 MBP. It happens when running itunes, Firefox and other apps. This, in my experience, has been so un-Apple. Is 10.6.2 a junior Vista in the making?

    I have noticed other threads about 10.6.1 but 10.6.2 is just a ****** release. come on Apple. I thought you were better than that.

    :confused:
     
  2. Corrode macrumors 6502a

    Corrode

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    There are many threads about venting your hate about all releases of 10.6 so I suggest you do it there. For many, many people, 10.6.x has not been a (insert expletive here) release.

    Perhaps asking for help with specific issue would do you more good than just starting a new thread about an old topic and posting nothing but your own negative opinion. In the interwebz world, this is considered "trolling".
     
  3. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    w.ell..



    Unfortunately the problem is systemic so to ask for a fix is futile. This is QA issue with regards to Apple. As for 'trolling', well, maybe guilty as charged but less guilty than Apple's QA department.:eek:
     
  4. multimania macrumors member

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    Agreed, my MacPro is half the machine it was, and I haven't the time to reinstall!
     
  5. n20nine macrumors member

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    agree with you all about SL. Try Onyx to solve your problems. Worked well for me. Also Safari is a pain and coupled with flash is a disaster. Try the new Firefox 3.6 beta 4 and remove flash from your computer and install the new flash 10.1, worked well for me.
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

    t0mat0

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    Intall FlashBlock for Firefox, click2flash for Safari. Flash can seriously be a pain and cause some of teh spinning wheel.
     
  7. SimonMW macrumors 6502

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    I didn't used to have any problems with SL until the 10.6.2 update which killed my Matrox MXO. So I downgraded to 10.6.1 again and everything is stable again... apart from recurring spinning beachballs, which I never had a problem with previously.

    I have now run Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner and so far things seem better. But I haven't grilled the system with FCP, Motion and Photoshop all running yet.
     

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