Fix Released to OS X Lion Earlier Update

Monday, July 25th 2011. | Software News

 Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6.8 supplemental update released Monday isn’t the most critical Snow Leopard upgrade to come along in the past few days—that would be the previous .x update that readies Macs for an upgrade to the newly unleashed Mac OS X Lion—but it does resolve some vexing issues Mac users may be experiencing as a result of being quick out of the gate to install that earlier update.

Confusing? Here’s the story—Apple’s 1.09MB Mac OS X 10.6.8 Combo Update v.1.1 is now clean with regards to some printing and system audio issues that cropped up with the original Lion-readying update, and also smoothes out the transfer of personal data, settings, and applications to a newly purchased Mac running Lion from one still running Snow Leopard. So installing that current update is fine, just so long as you didn’t install the earlier Mac OS X 10.6.8 update. If you did do that, however, then you need to install the 10.9MB Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update, which can be found here.

The supplemental update includes the latest version of Apple’s Migration Assistant. Here’s a couple of other issues apparently caused by the original 10.6.8 update that the 10.19MB supplemental update fixes:

  • Certain network printers pausing print jobs immediately and failing to complete

  • System audio that stops working when using HDMI or optical audio out

One thing none of the updates or supplemental updates address? A reported exploit in the chip running batteries in Apple’s notebooks that allows hackers to brick them

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