Post 10.6.3 - Interface Degradation Issue

cybero's picture

This might be Safari related, might be Quartz Composer related, but I've been experiencing occasional, but severe interface degradation issues following the 10.6.3 update.

A pity, and I have tried the usual housekeeping & maintenance including the Combo Update and the post installation maintenance check routines, but still get a difficult to capture interface regression, just loading top sites and having Quartz Composer.

I had half suspected the installation of Many Cam but having checked that out am left with just 10.6.3 and no further specific idea.

Doesn't happen with any OpenCL breakdown or any specific technology - just seems to bubble up from the frameworks and proceed to regress the interface and do so by means of painting some interface grabs over every window. However it does often as not happen after a restart of QC following some sort of OpenCL hiccup.

Having iTunes visualising does seem to speed up the arrival of such an interface foul up.

Happens , difficult to reproduce and harder to capture as Shift Enter 3 doesn't seem to work when this is happening.

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cybero's picture
Re: Post 10.6.3 - Interface Degradation Issue

& just got it grabbed - thinking of getting in touch with Apple but first have to check out disabling Kineme Core just to be sure.

BTW, I think I might have solved this one, requires the full flushing of caches & then the likelihood of such video garbage would seem, thus far, to cease.

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cwright's picture
Re: Post 10.6.3 - Interface Degradation Issue

Are you by chance on an ATI? (info on the GPU in use would be helpful here, as it's not a QC bug -- I can reliably reproduce the top-sites safari corruption on my machine at work)

Never seen it in QC though, and haven't seen either on an nvidia...

cybero's picture
Re: Post 10.6.3 - Interface Degradation Issue

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Never seen it in QC though, and haven't seen either on an nvidia...

well, now you have, :-) ->> iMac nvidia 9400 10.6.3<<-

I can believe it isn't a specifically QC related issue.

Thorough cleaning of caches keeps it at bay thus far, but with each OpenCL hiccup, I expect it to re-appear, even though I have no definite proof that these are related.

cybero's picture
Re: Post 10.6.3 - Interface Degradation Issue

& I de-installed Google Chrome and incidence level of degradation dropped to zero. shall see if this hasn't already been pointed out on SafariDev. Not a bug as such, more like 'rude' coding issues.