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    Sierra - 10.12 Any issues

    Is anybody running catalyst 5 on the new operating system, and if so is there any issues?
    I'm about to buy in some new macs and was wondering if it's a case of having to downgrade the OS for anything running catalyst or can I safely start using 10.12, which is preferable, due to a multitude of other software we use.

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    CINELUX (Spain)

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    UPDATED March 2017
    Have been testing Catalyst V5 with 10.12.0 on a MacPro 6,1 with D700 and it seems to be working fine.

    EDIT March 2017:
    EXCEPT for editing exact maps - Don't use 10.12.x if you want to edit an exact map.
    However, if you load in a pre-edited exact map, Catalyst (V5 n561) will run fine (just don't try to edit the map in catalyst)
    Current suggestion is to use OS 10.9.5 as is seems to be the most stable (and usable) of any version listed below.
    Will post any updates when available.

    Setup:
    3.5G 6Core MacPro 6,1
    16GB RAM, 256GB FS Dual FirePro D700 GPU 6GB
    using 6x startech active MDP-DVI 2m cables connected to a Lightware 16x16 DVI PRO Matrix (EDID 1920x1080@50)

    Have tested the following OS and these are my observations:
    (note - these may differ to your experience depending upon hardware setup and configuration - IF IN DOUBT - TEST)

    10.9.5 -
    works ok. Sometimes issues with OS not recognising multiple monitors at startup, usually fixed by a restart. (or PRAM restart)
    USB drivers for audio can be problematic is a USB device is removed. (ie audio stops)

    10.10.5 -
    works ok. But seems to mirror every startup when multiple monitors are connected. Only way to resolve seems to be re-order in system preferences.
    USB drivers for audio can be problematic is a USB device is removed. (ie audio stops)

    10.11.6 -
    works ok. multiple monitors come back the same at startup
    USB drivers for audio still problematic, but less so than above - only small drop-out when a USB device is disconnected (ie keyboard)

    10.12.0 -
    works ok. multiple monitors come back the same at startup
    USB drivers for audio still problematic, but less so than above - only small drop-out when a USB device is disconnected (ie keyboard)
    Also seems to resolve issue with blank 'Preset Edit' window with n561
    NOTE: - There is a problem editing exact maps due to changes in MacOS 10.12.x. Don't use 10.12.x if you want to edit an exact map.
    However, if you load in a pre-edited exact map, Catalyst (V5 n561) will run fine (just don't try to edit the map in catalyst)


    Generally - seems to be no performance difference between OS versions.

    The later versions of OS have more 'enhancements' to disable:
    - Disable Spotlight
    - Disable Dashboard
    - Disable Notification Centre
    - Disable Mission Control and Spaces
    - Disable Energy Saver
    - Disable Screen saver
    - Disable Time Machine
    - Disable Software Update
    - Disable App Nap
    - Disable Siri (10.12.0)
    - Enable 'Allow apps from registered developer / anywhere'

    TEST THOROUGHLY OFFLINE BEFORE USE CHANGING OS
    Last edited by Mr_P; 27-03-2017 at 08:59 AM.
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    Hi Simon,

    Thanks for your input, always appreciated. This is all reassuring

    Barret

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    Good information, thanks Simon
    CINELUX (Spain)

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    That is interesting, I was having a ton of instability with El Capitan. Catalyst would regularly freeze... I rolled back to 10.9.5 but I do have the issue you described where sometimes it just does not recognize 1 monitor in a multi-monitor setup and I have to manually unplug cables... Very annoying.

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    I have just a problem when i want to quit catalyst V5 under os 10.12. I get an error, and the preferences are not saved.

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    With 525???
    CINELUX (Spain)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Jimenez Casabella View Post
    With 525???
    with 561

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    I have found with 10.12.2 doing anything with Exact maps makes Catalyst 561 unstable and crash or crash on save.

    In my testing if this starts happening, and I then go and delete my exact map, everything goes back to happy.

    Cheers

    Chris

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