gfxcardstatus crashes 2011 MBP when switching (lion)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Drecca, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Drecca macrumors regular

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    Is anyone else having this issue? Gfxcardstatus, whenever I try to toggle between integrated/dedicated, will crash the MBP and I need to hard restart it.

    It's been going on since Lion. In Snow Leopard, never an issue.

    If this affects anyone else, is there a fix?
     
  2. Darby67 macrumors 6502

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  3. Drecca thread starter macrumors regular

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    Version 2.1.

    Just tried it again, switched from the ATI to intel, screen goes black (keyboard remains lit). Screen doesn't light up again until I hard reboot it
     
  4. srshaw macrumors 6502

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  5. Drecca thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks to the feedback in this thread, I moved away from thinking gfxcardstatus is the issue and started testing things. Seems like i tracked the problem down to Insomiat. If I enable it after rebooting, gfx switching causes a black screen.

    Anyone know of an alternative to insomiat so closing the lid won't cause the MBP to sleep?
     

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