"A graphics problem detected"

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  1. macjoshua macrumors 6502

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    Occasionally, my computer (a mid 2014 rMBP) freezes and the only solution is to power it off and restart. I get a message that says a graphics problem was detected. I can tell that it's usually when the graphics cards are switching (often when I'm using Safari, but also occasionally when opening Photoshop, etc.)

    The only solution I've had is to turn graphics switching off, which sucks for battery life. I'm curious if anyone else is having this issue, or if it's something I should take to the Genius Bar.
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Whether anyone else has had it or not, it still needs taking to the bar by the sound of it...
     
  3. solodogg macrumors 6502

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    mine does this also, and it's a 13" without the dual graphics cards.
     
  4. macjoshua thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just read that quite a few people on the Apple forums are having the same problem.
     
  5. Riccardo83 macrumors member

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    Im having this too with a mid 2014 15 inch retina model. did u take it to apple yet? it happened like 2 or 3 times for me within 3 months or so.

    the last time it was when trying to import images into lightroom from a card reader.

    one question i have for you all, how do i see what card is used? and if i use an external screen, does it mean the internal or nvidia card is used?
     
  6. jozeppy26 macrumors 6502

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    You could try using gfxCardStatus, it'll let you know which graphics card is being used and notify you when it changes. It also lets you "force" the integrated or discrete card.
     
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    Thanks. Is a GPU Restart (Kernel) necessary a hardware error? Im just afraid my new mid 2014 is broken.
     
  8. dyt1983, Dec 19, 2014
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    Can you report back if it solved anything? Kind Regards
     
  10. dyt1983, Dec 22, 2014
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  12. leman macrumors 604

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    Its a nasty bug in the Yosemite graphics driver, so changing the logic board will probably not help. I say 'nasty' because it is apparently quite difficult to track down — it occurs randomly and leaves no crash repot. Still not fixed in in 10.8.2
     
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  14. leman macrumors 604

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    Fair enough :) And you are absolutely right that this was a conjecture (as is anything else I write ;) ). I have observed this issue on different machines, none of which I would have otherwise suspected as having a defective GPU (thus my guess that its a driver bug). On my work machine, the crashes are indeed very random — usually once per several weeks (used to be more frequent in the developer preview). I do hope they fix it soon.
     
  15. jays94, Dec 27, 2014
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    I've experienced the same thing many times!

    Crashes are very random, sometimes with lots of programs running and sometimes with nothing but mail open.

    Some weeks I get a couple but for the last couple of weeks have not experienced any.


    I'm on a Late 2012 13" rMBP.
     
  16. cstm macrumors regular

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    I have this exact same issue. 2012 mid rmbp 15 inch. Happened to me now like 10-15 times since I installed mavericks. Never happens when running discrete
     
  17. dyt1983, Jan 29, 2015
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  18. viettanium macrumors regular

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    yes, the 10.10.2 update decrease times of this error. but usually happen.
     
  19. jahall05 macrumors regular

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    Believe it or not, but I believe I have seen this happen one time on my cMBP Mid-2012 model...

    I went to disk utility and repaired permissions and there was something about the graphics...I could be wrong though :rolleyes:
     
  20. leman macrumors 604

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    I think it is too early to tell but I am a bit sceptical. I have had the issue popping up very rarely over the course of 10.2.2 betas (like once per month). The 10.2.2 prerelease candidate was actually particularly bad — the crashes were coming every few hours. So far, no crash on the final 10.2.2 but I'd like to wait for at least a crash-free month or two before I can be convinced that its fixed.
     
  21. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a

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    For some this problem is connected to automatic graphics switching. This seems to primarily affect 2012 rMBP. if you have a warranty return you machine since it could be hardware related. There may be many causes, but it does appear in some cases to be software related since the problem occurs with Yosemite but not prior versions.
     
  22. dyt1983, Jan 31, 2015
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  23. Mark0, Feb 1, 2015
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    I've started getting this problem yesterday when launching Photoshop on my Mid 2014 MBP Retina 15". I went to energy saver and disabled switching.

    Anyway I installed the latest Yosemite update and not had a problem since. My screen flickered a wee bit there but not had a crash since the update (touch wood!). I've re-enabled graphics switching and with photoshop open, it's still using Iris Pro when it would normally use the Nvidia graphics. If I uncheck the graphics switching, it will use the Nvidia chip.

    I do hope the problem gets addressed properly though as I'm not convinced yet!
     
  24. dyt1983, Feb 2, 2015
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  25. koolaid-drinker macrumors 6502

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    I have had the exact same issue.

    Called Applecare and insisted I submit logs to engineers but got brushed off.

    In regards to the disk permissions, it did show errors:

    Permissions differ on private/var/db/GPURestartReporter/
    Permissions differ on private/var/db/displaypolicyd/


    Issue is on Late 2013 rMBP
     

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