Whether it’s just coincidental timing or what, I don’t know. But it seems this last Security Update (2005-02) has made some changes to OS X which are causing my powerbook to lock up. FREQUENTLY.
It’s almost like the “black screen of the long sleep”* is back and with a vengeance.
Right now I’m in the process of backing up anything from the last week in case a system restore is necessary this weekend.
Wish me luck.
*The “black screen of long sleep” refers to a recent problem caused by an OS X update in which powerbooks would cease to function and become nonresponsive after the system went to sleep. A patch released in February of 2005, six months after the first incident was reported, was supposed to fix this problem.