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18th February 2007, 11:29 AM
I installed these three software updates last night...

The Daylight Saving Time Update for Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server addresses recent changes in the way Daylight Saving Time will be observed in the U.S. and Canada beginning in March 2007 and includes the latest time zone information for the rest of the world.

For more information about this update, see

Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 5 adds support for the latest Daylight Saving Time (DST) and time zone information as of January 8, 2007, and delivers improved reliability and compatibility for Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 and Java 1.4 on Mac OS X 10.4.8 and later. This release updates J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_07, Java 1.4 to version 1.4.2_12 and improves SWT compatibility for J2SE 5.0.

For more details on this Update, please visit this website:

Security Update 2007-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of the following components:

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:

After installing these three updates last night Safari fails to completely load webpages. I have reset Safari, cleared the caches and repaired permissions on the hard drive. Opera and Firefox also exibit the same problems intermittantly.

Just now Safari would load mactalk.com.au fully I then went to Firefox and it loaded mactalk.com.au fully too. I went back to Safari and tried loading overclockers.com.au and it just sits there doing nothing same with another website as well. Now I tried reloading mactalk.com.au in Safari and it just sits there blank trying to load.

What is going on?

I am browsing for a solution and writing this from Firefox in my Windows XP virtual machine in Parallels while connected to my work VPN. I disconnected the work VPN and the same problem then occurs in the Windows XP virtual machine. But now I am editing this and the last sentence with Safari... WTF is going on?

I'm not totally convinced that the problem doesn't exist with my ISP but I think these updates I installed last night are the more likely cause at this point.

Any ideas what the problem may be?

18th February 2007, 11:51 AM
Safari has been working fine for me since the updates except that it appears to have reset all my site passwords?

So when I went to reply to a Mactalk thread the other day, I had to login again, and this has happened on any site where I was logged in (set to remember me).

I figured the update cleared the cache or cookies or something

18th February 2007, 11:55 AM
Safari has carcked it for me as well. I can't even open it. my other browsers are working fine see my post here............http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?p=259216#post259216

18th February 2007, 12:06 PM
At this stage, in the realm of the "unknown", it would probably best, for anyone actually wanting these Updates, to use Malakai's links, and download them as .dmg packages, as opposed to using Software Update.

As for Applications carking, I'd suggest using Disk Utilities from the Installer Disc, by booting up from the Installer Disc.

Do you know how to do this Malakai ?


AddIt: Manual Downloads:

Daylight Saving Time:

Daylight Saving Time Update (Tiger):

Daylight Saving Time Update (Panther):


Java for Mac OS X 10.4, Release 5:


Security Update 2007-002:




18th February 2007, 01:06 PM
Okay - I've tested those three Updates with Mac OS 10.4.8 on an eMac PPC G4 and I cannot replicate any of those errors.

At this stage, I can only recommend that those of you who haven't downloaded them yet, may choose to do so via direct download on the links in purple above this post.

For those of you who already have downloaded and are still experiencing browser problems, try first port of call and boot the machine(s) off the Installer Disc, to run Disk Utilities from Installer Disc.


18th February 2007, 01:11 PM
All 3 of my updates worked from "Software Update" and no problems with Safari, of course Mail sound still fails.

Waiting for Leopard,

18th February 2007, 02:49 PM
I can't believe it it turned out to be a combination of things...

1, Firstly ISP intermittent little outages for a few hours. They seemed to have fixed this.
2, My Linux server which provides DHCP, DNS, NAS, external VPN and more was not responding. Rebooted and it is okay now.
3, I think I found something weird in my Network settings in OS X, my Airport was connecting but not getting an IP, even after fixing the DHCP issue with my server. There was something else in the list called Stealth that was connecting and using DHCP. I checked the order of preference in the network settings and removed the Stealth one and re-ordered everything the way I wanted. Now everything seems to be back to normal.

I had never seen the Stealth thingo before in Network settings. From what I could find in the Help viewer it is something to do with the Firewall which I never have on because I only use trusted networks with hardware firewalls. What was it exactly?

Since removing it my AirPort connects and gets an IP via DHCP, so all is well again. Maybe the new updates turned that Stealth thing on? I don't know...

18th February 2007, 05:12 PM

In that case, the Swedish Chef avatar suits to a T!

Time to make chocolate moose, perhaps ?




Bork! Bork! Bork!

19th February 2007, 09:08 AM
Mine is still not working. Safari does not even open. Anyway I'm going to do a complete erase and install. Give my mac a fresh coat of paint. :)

11th December 2008, 11:47 AM
This is happening to me as well but not with the OS X software update. I was installing all the new updates (Windows) yesterday and I also updated the Safari and iTunes and ever since that it now no longer loads web pages. Its getting rather annoying.