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Distorted menus after 10.5.3 update


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I updated to 10.5.3, restored my backup kexts: AppleIntelGMA950GLDriver, AppleIntelGMA950VADriver, AppleIntelGMA950, AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer, AppleIntelGMA950GA.


My graphics card is:


Intel GMA 950:


Chipset Model: GMA 950

Type: Display

Bus: Built-In

VRAM (Total): 64 MB of shared system memory

Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

Device ID: 0x2772

Revision ID: 0x0002


Display Connector:

Status: No display connected


Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz

Depth: 32-bit Color

Core Image: Hardware Accelerated

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

Quartz Extreme: Supported



Menus are now totaly distorted. See the screenshots bellow:






Apple Menu:






Any help os appriciated :blink:





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I currently have this problem. For a start I updated my system using the genuine update just I didn't update the kernel, extensions, and system configuration. There is either a problem outside of these folders OR there is an update needed to these files. I will be updating to the genuine kernel shortly. As a quick fix boot F8 then -f -x to go into safe boot from there the menus work fine. To solve the problem someone needs to find the difference between normal boot and safe boot.OK further now it only loads certain kexts while booting in safe boot.Just looked on the Apple website the differences that matter to this problem are that the system only loads certain kexts. I'll try and find the list of required kexts and compare the two to find the extra ones in normal boot that cause the distortion.

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1) Go into /Applications/Utilities/Directory Utility.app (something like this)

2) Edit>Enable Root User

3) Enter password of your choice

4) Logout

5) Login Other:





6) Go into /System/Library/Extensions and find and replace them with the attached files:







The attached files are extracted from the latest update 10.5.3. so they are fine.


See y'all,



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After running the 10.5.3 update my video doesn't work at all! I get a blank black screen. I know the system is working because once the hard drive light stops flashing I can hit the power button, then "enter" and it shuts down safely.


I tried copying the kexts mentioned here but no difference.


Any ideas?



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