MacDoc, agree the backup boot would be the way to go. But I'm in no rush, and will take time to do this properly when the time comes. I know you can appreciate that for some, migrating key bits and pieces, could end up being tedious work. Right now, I just don't have the time, or perhaps the courage...
I don't know what the heck is up with this program. Consistently, for the last year, I've been using it on and off- praying that they fixed the critical issues it seemed to bring up in my Mac Pro (1.05) at the time. Basically, Transmission would trigger some sort of bizarre memory leak in the kernel that would eventually hang the entire machine (you wouldn't be able to quit applications, launch them, or even shut down properly). There's a gigantic thread about this over on the Transmission forums.
So I figured I'd give it a shot on 10.6- see if anything had changed. Nope.
For whatever reason, it still causes the entire OS to crash and burn. I was working away with Transmission in the background, when suddenly my user input dropped out and 10.6 displayed the "shutdown spinner"- overlaid on top of my work windows (an RDP session at the time). No more music from the speakers, just a spinner spinning away on top of the remnants of my desktop. The machine appears to have hard-hanged somehow, couldn't do anything except pull the plug and reboot.
Incidentally, it did the exact same thing ~45 minutes later. T-BT in the background, working away... "Shutdown Spinner of Death" appears over my windows, user input is *gone*, can't shutdown. Need to pull the plug and reboot.
Finally, had T-BT running a third time (same day) later that night. The Mac had been working just fine up until then (though T-BT wasn't running). Once Transmission was chugging away at around 500kb/sec, boom- spinner of death, machine hang.
This same behaviour is *not* present in uTorrent (though uTorrent doesn't appear to be able to load torrent files from a directory automatically). Ever since I trashed Transmission, and went back to uTorrent (shudder), the machine has been dead stable.
I don't know what Transmission is doing- it's a pretty looking piece of software, but it's also the only piece of software I've seen completely bring a Mac to it's knees, multiple times.
I would advise against running this application on 10.6. Though YMMV.
We had a discussion on this over in this thread and your statement is somewhat wrong. Transmission is compatible with 10.6, however your are correct in that is does have some bugs. I experienced the one you encountered and apparently (I am told) it may be related to a hardware issue. However, it is NOT related to 10.6 specifically, this also occurs in 10.5.
Originally Posted by macintosh doctor
Massive issue... I have clients calling with laptops and iMacs with external monitors - that do not work...
i guess they never tested 10.6 with dual display support.
Anything in common between all your clients that could be the issue (a particular monitor type maybe)? My wife has a second montior on her computer at home, and I'll be shot if I upgrade her to SL and it doesn't work.
WAnything in common between all your clients that could be the issue (a particular monitor type maybe)? My wife has a second montior on her computer at home, and I'll be shot if I upgrade her to SL and it doesn't work.
My dual-monitor setup continued to work as normal in SL. Dunno what's going on with Macintosh Doctor's clients, but most of my friends have dual setups and have heard no reports of any issues with that at all.
also my clients all have mini display port to DVI and Macbook pros
so just make sure you double check you compatibility, before doing the upgrade.
also I spend the money and effort to get to 10.6 properly.
1. Ran disk repair and permissions repair
2. upgraded all my apps to the latest ( CS4 design prem, filemaker pro 10, etc )
3. ran drive genious, than optimized my drive
4. software update
5. did 2 back ups of computer and files.
6. then i did the snow update...
so I hope i do not regret it.. we will see.
thanks for your positive energy.