MBP graphics issues resolved with OS X 10.5.5 (I think)

winninganthem

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Jun 10, 2008
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Hi everyone,

My MacBook Pro has had problems with
(1)screen tearing when scrolling
http://images.appleinsider.com/screen_corruptionpenryn.jpg

-and-

(2)white flickering boxes in flash video playback
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czqOXxvvA-k


For me, this problem only came up after waking the computer from sleep (closing the lid and opening it again). I found that logging out before I closed the lid prevented these problems from happening

But...

I updated my MBP to 10.5.5 today and was most interested in seeing if the graphics issues would be resolved, and from what I can see so far, there are no problems.

I tested waking the computer up from sleep a total of 8 times and I still have no flickering white boxes or scrolling issues.


This might be very promising for others with the same issue as me. Has anyone else that experienced this bug found that 10.5.5 fixed the issue? I really hope this keeps up :)
 

Jasper2k

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Nov 8, 2007
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2x - me too!

Same symptoms - errant scrolling, white box flickering, same resolution. 100% repeatable with wake from sleep, battery power.

I applied 10.5.5 (extensive graphics enhancements, as per Apple) and can no longer replicate this bug!

Thanks, Apple! :)
 

winninganthem

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Jun 10, 2008
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Awesome! Glad to hear that :)

It's really nice to be able to use my computer and sleep it without fear that the issue will come back upon reawaken.
 

salzo

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Jun 6, 2007
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2 days, 16 hours - still OK

Has anyone fallen into the graphics malaise yet? I've been up 2 days, 16 hours on 10.5.5 and so far it's feeling more solid than ever. My MBP finally feels as solid as the old Powerbook it replaced over a year ago.

Has anyone had graphics corruption with 10.5.5? :apple:
 

winninganthem

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Jun 10, 2008
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Has anyone fallen into the graphics malaise yet? I've been up 2 days, 16 hours on 10.5.5 and so far it's feeling more solid than ever. My MBP finally feels as solid as the old Powerbook it replaced over a year ago.

Has anyone had graphics corruption with 10.5.5? :apple:
Been up 3 days and 2 hours so far with 10.5.5 with heavy use traveling back and forth to school and it seems that the graphics glitches are really over. It feels really nice to be able to enjoy a machine that truly does feel completely solid.

It seems that Apple has come through; I thought they were ignoring these problems at first.

About the vertical striping, from reading a lot of different threads, it seems that that issue would be hardware related. Just complain to Apple to fix it. Maybe a logic board replacement.
 

Icewind

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May 23, 2006
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Scotland
WooHoo...

I too had the same graphics issues mentioned here (Safari and Mail tearing while scrolling and the flashing white boxes on videos, ITMS and iPhoto). I installed 10.5.5 last night and so far (fingers crossed) I have not seen any of the issues appearing.

Once again.. my MBP is a joy to use :D

Thanks Apple
 

CaptainChunk

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Apr 16, 2008
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Strange. I starting having that exact same problem with screen tearing while scrolling about three months ago and then my logic board died several days later. After the new logic board, that problem never showed up again, even running older versions of 10.5 (at that point, it was either 10.5.2 or 10.5.3, but I don't really remember).

But the machine has been rock solid ever since, so I'm happy. :D
 

gr8bob

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May 16, 2008
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Just when I thought it was fixed, my MBP just froze on me in several succession.. AGAIN.

Fixed? I don't think so. :mad:
 

OdduWon

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Jul 4, 2006
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CaliVerse
whining in Windows

Has this update had any effect on graphics problems when using BootCamp? ( brightness related whining noise )

If not, Is Paralells a better alternative, in that is there less problems per performance?

How degenerative is the effects of this noise related issue on the life of the 8600 GT 512mb?

MBP 2.5 ghz/512 mb/7200 rpm/ multi-touch
3/3/08

XPpro sp2 retail / OSX 10.5.4 w/ current BootCamp
 

e12a

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Oct 28, 2006
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an osx update will not affect anything in boot camp unless otherwise stated. even then you'd probably have to burn a new driver cd, etc.
 

gr8bob

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May 16, 2008
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Froze? How do you mean?
Display system crashed (things in background still works) and it started spewing NVChannel(GL) errors into the system log.

Check the links in my sig for more info. Things stretch way back to half a year ago from owning my first MBP.

Has this update had any effect on graphics problems when using BootCamp? ( brightness related whining noise )

If not, Is Paralells a better alternative, in that is there less problems per performance?

How degenerative is the effects of this noise related issue on the life of the 8600 GT 512mb?

MBP 2.5 ghz/512 mb/7200 rpm/ multi-touch
3/3/08

XPpro sp2 retail / OSX 10.5.4 w/ current BootCamp
That issue can be partly resolved with the use of an older version of NVIDIA driver provided by Apple.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1442

I find all their releases a bit buggy either way.