Screen Saver Freezes Attempting To Disengage.

Whitehill

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I updated to 10.10 a couple of weeks ago - then to 10.10.1. It was mostly OK except for one major gripe I'll mention later. Right now ...

I leave my iMac running overnight with the screensaver set to random and displaying the time floating around. When I got back in the morning, both yesterday and today, the time was correct but the screen froze when I wiggled the mouse or touched a key. Both times I had to power off then on to get going - going to "safe" boot both times.

The console is kind of strange. It shows a TM backup completing normally at 2am, and then ... nothing until the restart at 5:30am. No hourly backup, just nothing - which probably explains why I couldn't SSH from another machine. The console also show lots of this message:

12/15/14 5:23:46.000 AM kernel[0]: BUG in process suhelperd[198]: over-released legacy external boost assertions (1 total, 1 external, 0 legacy-external)​

Same after a normal reboot. Any ideas on what to look at?

Gripe mentioned above. Since moving to Yosemite, certain apps take a loooong time to wake up after sitting idle overnight. The worst offenders are Numbers and Pages, but others do it, including non-Apple apps. The windows appear instantly, but so does the beachball, spinning away for 40 seconds or more. Has anyone else seen this behavior?
 

Cheryl

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I did a google search and found that you are not alone with the BUG. It is posted on Apple Discussions.

See if this will help:
Go to System Preferences>App Store and turn off automatic updates
Now open the App store and uncheck ‘Automatically check for updates’
 

Whitehill

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I did a google search and found that you are not alone with the BUG. It is posted on Apple Discussions.
Please post a link. I also searched but didn't find anything very apt.
Go to System Preferences>App Store and turn off automatic updates
Now open the App store and uncheck ‘Automatically check for updates’
OK, I did the 1st. Where in the App Store do I find something to uncheck?

Yesterday afternoon, I quit both Pages and Numbers. This morning my system was running fine. Today I'll leave only Pages running and see what happens tomorrow AM.
 

Whitehill

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Forget about it. The simplest answer is usually right. My internal disk failed completely this morning. I'm working from a SuperDuper clone until my new iMac arrives Thursday. Merry Christmas to me!
 
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