OS 10.6.8 released

Markdvc

Administrator
Staff member
http://support.apple.com/downloads/

or per Software Update:

The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:
Enhance the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion
Resolve an issue that may cause Preview to unexpectedly quit
Improve support for IPv6
Improve VPN reliability
Identify and remove known variants of Mac Defender
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4561.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

kind regards

Mark
 

daveyboy

Logician
I installed it and can't get my apogee symphony 32 system to work correctly. I'm getting a bizarre distorted word clock error sound out of all if my apps. Things play back fine using the MOTU pci424 card. I'm attempting to revert my system back using time machine right now. Never had this problem before. It's a big reminder for me to clone my system prior to any update.
 

Markdvc

Administrator
Staff member
Apogee have a message about this on their site:

http://support.apogeedigital.com/

MPORTANT MESSAGE Regarding Symphony 32 compatibility with Mac OS 10.6.8
Apogee Engineering has discovered an incompatibility between the Symphony 32 PCIe card and Mac OS X 10.6.8. To work around this issue, we recommend that Symphony 32 users remain on Mac OS X 10.6.7 or below. All other current Apogee products are fully compatible with Mac OS 10.6.8

kind regards

Mark
 

daveyboy

Logician
Thx Mark,
I've been going crazy with this! Now I'm trying to revert back 10.6.7 using time machine and have been having issues due to the fact that I've been using my Leopard DVD and not Snow Leopard (which I can't find). That doesn't work as the restored disc isn't bootable. Sooo, I managed to boot from my wife's iMac restore disc (snow leopard) and restore with time machine backup.
 

daveyboy

Logician
Update: Do not update to 10.6.8 if you're using the Symphony 32. I finally got things working again after reverting to 10.6.7. Kind of a night mare but I was able to do today's session and everything worked (thx time machine!).
 

Markdvc

Administrator
Staff member
I just solved another issue I was experiencing recently. In the activity monitor, the dock was typically showing 100% CPU usage, one whole core on my Mac Book Pro i7 was kept fully occupied by this. Today I couldn't even launch Parallels.

A visit to http://www.parallels.com/support/ brought up this information:

NOTE: Parallels Desktop for Mac 6 customers, if you've installed the Apple Snow Leopard 10.6.8 update we recommend that you make a change in your Windows virtual machine to insure optimal system performance. The steps to do this can be found at http://kb.parallels.com/en/111541.


it turned out, I wasn't on the very latest version, Parallels 6.0.12092. Installing this did the trick.

kind regards

Mark
 
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