Apple has released an update to Mac OS X v10.2.8 that fixes previously identified problems with Ethernet on some Power Mac G4s. Also corrected is an issue involving the battery status menu used by Mac laptops. The update is available for download through the Software Update system preferences pane.
Apple first released the
Mac OS X v10.2.8 update on September 22, 2003. The update purportedly fixes issues related to Bluetooth, FireWire storage, enhancements for Safari, USB 2.0 and more.
Unfortunately, some Mac users realized that the update caused problems for their configurations as well — specifically, certain Power Mac G4 configurations reliant on Ethernet networking saw their connections die. PowerBook users also reported inaccurate battery level readings. A day after it was first released,
Apple removed the update from circulation.
Apple also posted a
technical support document explaining what the problem was and offering information on how to fix it; that document has now been updated with a recommendation to install the revised 10.2.8 release.