[nycbug-talk] Problem with Mac OS X

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Thu Mar 16 12:04:19 EST 2006

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I know this isn't a Mac list, but I know there are some Mac gurus here,
and I feel more at home here.  :)

Anyway, one of our graphic designers recently developed a problem with
her machine.  She's running Tiger, and a day or so before that, we
upgraded her Adobe Creative Suite to CSII.  However, a day passed before
this issue arose. 

Now, when she starts Safari, or some other programs, including Disk
Utilities, Activity monitor, iPod (yes, it's allowed, the designers get
what they want), top will show (the terminal isn't one of the apps that
causes this) 0.0% CPU idle time and the application will simply hang
with that revolving colored ball.  If I log on the same machine as
another user, this doesn't occur, even if I open up Illustrator and
Photoshop as well as several other applications.  

I tried the suggestions that I found while googling, repairing file
permissions, booting from the install CD and repairing disk, forcing
periodic, and running update_prebinding.

I don't know enough about Macs to know if I'm missing something obvious,
and I'm not quite sure what other information will help here.  If anyone
could give me suggestions, I'd be grateful.


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