Problems (many) after updating to 10.5.2

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dml, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. dml macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    Updated yesterday to 10.5.2

    The minute I started using the computer (white iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz, 2GB SDRAM), problems arose. Some of them were caused by LinoType FontExporerX, which I deactivated. Things are going a little better since, but there are still many issues :

    - The computer is now MUCH slower. Applications will crash randomly.
    - Specific software seems to be problematic : Transmission (Torrent dowload application) makes the computer even slower, and it seems impossible to use it simultaneously with other apps; Safari crashes a lot more than before; iTunes has difficulty reading songs (!), and the iTunes library can't overwrite itself anymore.

    I wonder what's going on. If anyone has an idea, let me know, it would be greatly appreciated.
  2. kvasir macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    Sounds like you might need to repair disk permissions. Try it and see if it fixes anything.
  3. dml thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    More problems

    Did that. Once, and then a second time. The Disk Utility crashed.

    Also, I tried to update Linotype FontExplorer X, apparently the new version resolves problems. This time, the whole computer crashed.

    And now : the computer wont boot up! I get stuck at the blue screen, just before the login window usually appears.

    Now I really need some help.
  4. kvasir macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    Boot from the OSX Leopard DVD and run disk utility again. Don't they have TechTool on there too?
  5. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2005
    The wireless connection on my MacBook randomly drops out, scans, reconnects LITERALLY every 3 minutes or less. This NEVER happened prior to 10.5.2. My wireless connection is worthless right now.
  6. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2004
    South Jersey
    10.5.2 has been great for me, but I did have an issue with Safari on my G5 iMac.. For some reason Safari on that computer, and ONLY that computer, was crashing.. Reading the crash report indicated that it was a Flash player plug in that was causing it so I uninstalled the old one that was in there and installed a new version and it's been rock solid ever since..

    That's a shame that it's giving you so much trouble- I guess you never know how these things are going to affect individual set-ups..Do you think it probably has something to do with the torrent app.? If so how do you fix that? I've never used one before, but I bet that could be a real pain- trying to figure out exactly which download is causing the trouble just sounds tough..

    Good luck with it- hopefully you'll get it sorted out quickly..
  7. dml thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    Heading to the repair shop

    Tried and it didn't work either. I'm now heading to the repair shop. Of course this happens when a ridiculously important deadline is two days ahead...

    I'm quite mad at this update.
  8. dml thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008

    Coming back from the repair shop.

    Apparently, the hard drive is dead. Trying to recover some of the data, but most of it will be lost.

    Thank you 10.5.2.
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Never a good time to do any update.
  10. dml thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    That's always what you say to yourself after you have done the update.

    I still think it's not normal an OS update has so many issues.
  11. mercless macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    10.5.2 Upgrade or hell?

    I just upgraded to this version and now I cannot login to my computer and dont recognize any cd or c button start or control button during the start..anyone can help or suggest some ideas

  12. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2006
    WTF? Dude, Hard Drives die. Don't blame Apple because YOU installed an OS update days before a deadline, apparently without a backup of any kind, and had a hardware failure.

    How is 10.5.2 to blame, exactly?
  13. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2005
    Now with Time Machine there is really no reason not to have a recent backup available.
  14. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I also fail to see where Apple is responsible for your HD failure, It's not like there is a code that will melt the bearings or kill the read arm.
    Just Murphy's law.

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