Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th May 2009 20:51 UTC, submitted by REM2000
Mac OS X After a long gestation period, Apple has updated its Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system to version 10.5.7. This latest update comes packed with lots of bug fixes for several components of the Mac OS X operating system. Update: Various security updates for Tiger and Safari:Win were also released.
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Beware of the external monitor changes!
by BlackJack75 on Tue 12th May 2009 23:25 UTC
BlackJack75
Member since:
2005-08-29

I had a bad suprise with 10.5.7. My macMini on my TV could not go to 1360x768 anymore.. only 1280x720!

Luckily using SwitchResX, as explained here fixed it.
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2004318&tstart=0

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zorac Member since:
2009-05-09

I also had a bad surprise with 10.5.7 and do not recommend it to anyone who uses OSX for DVD viewing. I also have a mini but with a Samsung plasma TV. I previously could only put the TV in 1920x1080 interlaced and was surprised when it did not say it was interlaced. It also gave the options for 24Hz and 30Hz where the refresh rate was grayed out before. I never tried the SwitchResX before.

I was not pleased to discover the update changed how brightness and contrast are displayed. For caligrating my TV, I use a DVD with test patterns and a Huey Pro. After the update, it is like a filter was applied to remove grays below black level and above white level. As a result, I cannot calibrate my display accurately anymore. I think I will need to reinstall. I'm going to see if it does the same with a normal monitor before though.

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zorac Member since:
2009-05-09

After changing to another monitor and back it appears to be better. I'll wait and see if it happens again.

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zorac Member since:
2009-05-09

I found it occured consistenlty for one user profile but not the other. rm -rf ~/Library fixed it.

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