Now that I have finished my animation and posing assignment for this week (and before I start working on next week’s workload this weekend) I’ve decided to do some nitty gritty trouble shooting stuff to clear my issues with the Mac Pro and the Cintiq.
I’ve mentioned in an earlier post that there was a new driver for the Wacom. It is still in release candidate version, not the final version yet. But that has not stopped me from trying it out.
I’ve cloned my crash-free Mac OS X version, the one that has been running trouble free for almost five days since I downgraded, into another hard drive. I’ve booted into that hard drive and did a software update to Mac OS X to bring it up to 10.5.3 once again.
I also software updated Flash CS3 to make sure that that too is in its latest version and boy, does the update take a lot of time! Earlier before and during those mishaps with the Cintiq, I’ve cancelled most of the updates. To cover all the bases, I intend to make sure I have all these updates installed.
Once I’ve completed that, I will remove the existing tablet driver, do a repair disk permission on this hard drive and then download and install that release candidate Wacom Tablet driver. I intend to run this set up this weekend and see if I can make it through the day without crashing.
I just have to have 10.5.3. I have applications that only run in that version of Mac OS X such as Aperture 2, my Raw Photo editing tool. I have several pictures in my camera waiting to be downloaded, post processed and posted! There were a lot of going-ons behind the scenes that I was not able to share because of this Mac Pro/Cintiq issue that took up most of the space in this month’s postings.
Until then, have a great weekend!