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Steve Connor
Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 18, 2016 at 2:15:50 pm

Hi, every time I start FCPX I get about 25 secs of spinning beachball, I've tried trashprefs, completely reinstalling and taking out all the plugins. It even does it on a new empty library with nothing in. Any thoughts?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 18, 2016 at 3:48:50 pm

What else is hooked up to your machine?

What are the machine specs?


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Steve Connor
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 18, 2016 at 3:51:29 pm

2008 8-core MacPro 32gb, Radeon 7950 with Sonnet E4P card and G-RAID Drive. Everything else with FCPX runs as expected, the beachball appeared a month or so ago.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 18, 2016 at 3:58:56 pm

My first suspicion would be a hard drive slow down. What speeds are you getting on your boot drive? Externals?

Have you tested the RAM?


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Steve Connor
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 18, 2016 at 4:06:37 pm

Yes, I thought that too, RAM tests OK and I have an SSD boot with 250mb read and 170mb write


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 18, 2016 at 4:46:44 pm

And X boot is the only slow down you notice?

You have no other peripherals attached?


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Steve Connor
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 18, 2016 at 4:54:51 pm

Just a USB printer and I tried removing that as well. Only FCPX has the issue, everything else is fine.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 18, 2016 at 6:33:29 pm

Seems odd.

Have you tried making a new user to see if it goes away?


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Steve Connor
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 18, 2016 at 6:57:12 pm

That's the one obvious thing I haven't tried! Will give it a go


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Steve Connor
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 19, 2016 at 6:30:26 pm

Yep, it doesn't do it if I log in as a different user! Hopefully a clean install of Sierra will fix it


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:11:55 pm

Sierra? You rebel.


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Steve Connor
Re: Spinning beachball on startup
on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:12:34 am

Apart from my 2008 Mac Pro doesn't support Sierra!


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