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10.3: Old Wacom tablet driver may cause slowdowns Apps
After upgrading to Panther I noticed an aggravating tendency for my iMac to beach-ball or otherwise return very poor performance (esp while running Safari or DVD Player), so after a quick look with Activity Monitor and the Console, I found that my Wacom Intuit2 tablet driver had four duplicate processes called TabletDriverR running simultaneously.

As I only occasionally use the tablet, and haven't downloaded a driver for it since 10.1, I tried to kill the processes using the Quit Process button, but performance remained as before. Returning to the Activity Monitor, I found that they had not only respawned, but there were now sixteen identical processes, all with two threads and 640K of real memory each! Rapidly killing them all and removing the tablet software, I then downloaded Wacom's new driver, watching Activity Monitor for similar trouble -- two processes, no problems, Panther hasn't seen a single beach ball since.

Since I'm a neophyte to Macs I hope this isn't common knowledge. Has anyone had a similar problem?
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10.3: Old Wacom tablet driver may cause slowdowns
Authored by: MacHarry on Jan 19, '04 12:20:07PM

I found I couldn't drag with my Graphire after upgrading to Panther. I used the Wacom updater & it fixed it without having to stop any processes or deleting anything. Now it shows up in System Prefs instead of being an application.



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