Re: Max and OSX 10.4.5


    Feb 22 2006 | 8:25 pm
    hi gary,
    i updated osx since it came out and i personally
    didn`t have any problems [so far]using it with max.
    said so, im not an advance user of max but i use it
    almost every day for university projects.

    • Feb 22 2006 | 9:31 pm
      Working fine for me now, but for some bizarre reason all my audio plugs
      vanished from my Library when I ran the update!
      Luckily I had a backup, and it was probably some freak Voodoo that only
      affects folks like me, but you might want to make a backup if you're at all
      superstitious ;-)
      Cheers
      Roger
      Oh and it hasn't cured the curse of the Mbox that's been plaguing me for
      months (anyone for white noise?)
    • Feb 22 2006 | 10:06 pm
      fyi, i did the "erase and install" option, which gives you a clean
      install.
      if you clone your drive to a bootable volume you then get an option to
      import your user settings et al to the new install. i was amazed that
      this
      brought 95% of my system files, apps, etc over without having to install
      everything. max/msp/jitter transferred 100% - so far no problems.
      cudos to apple for this time saver. disclaimer: make sure you read all
      the info about doing this before you begin, there are some things you
      need to setup beforehand to make this work smoothly. i also did a
      repair permissions/disk warrior run beforehand.
      cheers
      bruce
      bruce tovsky
      www.skeletonhome.com
      "Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.."
      Philip K. Dick
    • Feb 22 2006 | 10:46 pm
      One thing you might want to note - it took a very, very long time to re-boot after the update. I don't know if others had the same experience, but I was getting quite concerned before my machine finally showed me the login screen.
      Brad
    • Feb 23 2006 | 2:27 am
      Replying to myself to thank everyone who responded. I am going for it!
      Cheers,
      Gary Lee Nelson
      TIMARA Department
      Oberlin College
      www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson
    • Feb 23 2006 | 9:25 am
      On 22 Feb 2006, at 23:46, Brad Cariou wrote:
      > One thing you might want to note - it took a very, very long time
      > to re-boot after the update.
      I saw that as well, both in 10.4.3->10.4.4 and 10.4.4->10.4.5 on more
      than one machine; one has to stare at the Macromedia-style little
      gearwheel thing for a long time. (Actually, forcing a power-off and
      rebooting at this stage doesn't seem to do any harm; I ran out of
      patience a couple of times.)
      nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http://
      www.cassiel.com
    • Feb 24 2006 | 8:37 pm
      Does this still happen to you? Or was it only on first reboot?
      _Mark
    • Feb 24 2006 | 10:32 pm
      For myself (I made the original comment) it was the first time only. Nick mentions this also happened with previous OS updates. True here as well, but the 10.4.5 update seemed to take much longer than the previous updates for me.
      Brad
    • Feb 25 2006 | 10:45 am
      On 24 Feb 2006, at 21:37, Mark Pauley wrote:
      > Does this still happen to you? Or was it only on first reboot?
      First reboot. All my 10.4.5 machines are now happy. I guess it's
      doing snazzy BootCache stuff the first time.
      -- N.
      nick rothwell -- composition, systems, performance -- http://
      www.cassiel.com