Beachball (constantly)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by David R, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. David R macrumors 6502

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    I never installed a beta or anything, I just upgraded to Leopard using my own purchased copy today.

    I seem to get the beachball at random intervals and it freezes my system. It doesn't happen as often as it did when I first upgraded, but it still happens every minute or two.

    I opened the terminal, typed "top" to look at the top processes. I see that my system does the beachball thing with something called "update_dyl" appears (at the very top) and is then about to disappear.

    A google search didn't bring up anything at all.

    Is anyone experiencing the same problem?
     
  2. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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  3. David R thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just put the disc in, had it reboot, and went through the prompts. I didn't change any installation options or anything. I just let it do whatever it wanted.
     
  4. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    i had to install it 3 times before it worked properly. my suggestion don't transfer your info over if you can. just do a fresh install. there are a lot of apps that don't work in leopard and maybe one of them that was on your tiger machine is causing this. when this happened to me i thought it was the ram on my computer, and mine is litterallly brand new, i just got it. i thought it was stupid to ship a computer with an amount of ram that made it unuseble. It works very smooth now, i think it is something that was on your machine from before that wasn't compatible.
     
  5. David R thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the suggestion. However, the problem seems to have gone away by itself. How weird.

    My system was doing that for the 4 hours or so it has been running Leopard. Maybe it's some after-update process that takes a while to run or something.

    If it happens again, I'll try reinstalling like you suggested.

    UPDATE: I guess I lied. I'll prob try reinstalling tomorrow to see if that goes away. Too lazy to go through the update again now.
     
  6. David R thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Another update - I got frustrated with the system freezes once a minute so this time I ran an Archive and Install (preserving users) and the problem seems to have been fixed.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  7. SolrFlare macrumors regular

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    It is also important to note that once you install Leopard, for the first 20 minutes or so performance will be a touch on the sluggish side(depending on your hardware) as spotlight re-indexes everything. Afterwards it should be up and running at full speed.
     
  8. ichii macrumors 6502

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    I'm also getting the beach ball more often, anyone having problems with quicktime movie not playing of freezing? I will try to do a fresh install after I back hard drive.
     
  9. cuanurse macrumors regular

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    Weird for me as well. Even after the spotlight had indexed my computer was running extremely slow for a few hours and not it seems back on track. I didn't nothing different! Very odd.. but hope others finding Leopard sluggish have the same luck.
     

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