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10.3: A workaround for display stalls in Peak 4.03 Apps
For a long while since I upgraded to Panther, I have been having severe display halts while using Bias Peak 4.03, a professional audio waveform application. The cursor would scroll for 10 seconds, pause for three (with a spinning ball added for effect), and then continue five seconds ahead of where it stopped. Needless to say, this was less than ideal for audio editing.

The solution? Believe it or not, you must disable your Ethernet port. Go to System Preferences -> Network -> Network Port Configuration, and uncheck the box next to "Built-in Ethernet."

I don't know if this problem is isolated in Bias Peak, but I can say that several applications that gave me spinning beach balls periodically before do not give me spinning beach balls when the ethernet port is completely disabled. Please let us know how this works for you, just in case there is an Ethernet issue in Panther that needs Apple's attention.

[robg adds: I don't have Bias Peak, so I can't test this one myself -- can anyone else confirm its validity?]
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10.3: A workaround for display stalls in Peak 4.03
Authored by: skymt0 on Feb 02, '04 04:02:01PM

Sounds like Peak is checking for other copies installed on your network.



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10.3: A workaround for display stalls in Peak 4.03
Authored by: ibnabouna on Feb 03, '04 09:23:59AM

Confirmed... there is a thread over at Bias's web site:

http://www.bias-inc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2610#2610



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10.3: A workaround for display stalls in Peak 4.03
Authored by: NeutronMonk on Feb 03, '04 10:21:45AM

One thing that I do with resource intensive applications (such as Reason, Photoshop, etc., even games) is to create "workspace" accounts and use fast user switching to access them. With this, you can create an account that uses minimal resources (as in turning off ethernet,airport,any extraneous background processes...) and devote most everything to your one running app. If you need to check e-mail, just "cube" on over to your main account... If you are the only one on your machine, you can create these accounts as non-admin, no password to speed things up in transition (since these accounts have no internet/localnet access, this should be pretty secure). This is almost like switching to a separate machine dedicated to one app!



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