Graphics & Logon Problem after 10.7.2

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gswilder, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. gswilder macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    I upgraded a 2011 MBP and 2011 MBA to 10.7.2

    The MBP seems to be working fine.

    The MBA has a problem after it goes to "sleep". When I hit a key to wakeup the MBA, the graphics are all messed up. When I move the cursor on the trackpad, there are little block graphics that "clear" the screen area as I move around. I have to clear an area around my "logon ID", then click and enter my password and it starts OK. Seems fine after I am back into OSX.

    I also notice I now have a Guest Account Icon next to my regular logon.

    Suggestions on what I can do to fix these? Particularly the graphics redraw problem?

    Thanks in advance..
  2. gswilder thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007

    Seems to only happen after a "deep sleep"

    Description - It wakes as quickly as usual, but I see a Grey screen with no user icons. And if I move the mouse, the cursor "paints" in pixelated fashion, like a jagged snake. I just realized it will "paint" the user icons, as though scraping a film off of the screen. Then I am able to click on my user icon and login normally.

    I have seen a couple of posts about graphics problems in 10.7.2 that suggest repaired persmissions. I have booted into my recovery partition. Ran disk utility. The permissions were corrupted. I repaired and rebooted into my main OSX. But problem persists.
  3. eddie832 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    Macbook Air Login black screen bug after 10.7.2

    My MBA (13-inch June 2011) is also experiencing a strange graphics bug after updating to 10.7.2. When I wake the MBA from sleep all I see is a black screen. So I can't see my user account or guest account. I actually need to move the cursor around to reveal my login screen, as if I were painting it on, or revealing it, with a 50 pixel square brush. I only need to do this after my MBA has been in sleep mode for a few hours. Also, it did not exhibit this behavior before the 10.7.2 update.
  4. jsbizarre macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    same thing here

    i updated to 10.7.2 and when i wake it up, it shows my login screen, and then it black out, i know it is responding, but the screen blacks out
  5. sYnth macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    gswilder and eddie832:

    I was experiencing the exact same problem. I investigated and discovered it to be caused by 1Password. I uninstalled 1Password completely (as explained here: and it hasn't happened since.

    If you don't have 1Password installed, open the "Console" Application and go through the list of messages, trying to find the message where the machine shutdown. If there are any programs reporting "errors", exiting for no reason or looking suspicious sometime shortly before the shutdown - those might be causing your problem. Uninstall the reporting App(s), restart your machine and see if it happens again.
  6. solodogg macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
    girlfriends 2011 MBP is doing the same thing. Password program is not installed on her computer, and nothing stands out in console. Any other ideas of what's causing this to happen???

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