Hrm it used to be with earlier versions the SNIFFER.EXE would read the text file of compatible cards and if the card didn't pass the SNIFF test of Memory it would result in a sniffer error.
That´s in Windows. In mac may do the same check, I think.. There is a way to fool the Compatible cards? I mean, there is a lot of graphics cards outhere... Mine is not a bad one and I may accept that AE could run a litle bit slower.. but not run a all is a strong issue to consider in order to buy CS6 or not...
I had the same issues on a similar system (ATI 6850). I updated from 10.7.2 to 10.7.4 and After Effects works well now.
John, do you mean the OS? Or the the driver version...
10.7 is Lion, right? Running in original Mac or Hackintosh?
I'm running a Hackintosh with 10.7.4 Lion. I was having the same as errors
trying to start AE as you and many others.
From what I've read, the update from Lion 10.7.3 to the current 10.7.4
included openGl support for many ATI cards. I've had no issues with AE
Oh. Very good then. I´ll have to do the upgrade sooner than I expected...
Thanks a lot.
same problem to me, I´m on a Hackintosh OSX 10.7.4, ATI Radeon HD5770, everything works, but the AE got the "sniffer" issue... (wait until Mountain Lion perhaps...?)
The AECS6 ,in my MBP, works perfect!!! by the way...
The update didn't work for me (HD6850).
Anyone find a work-around for this annoying bug? I'm a MacPro, Lion 10.7.4, ATI Radeon HD6870, I get the same error. Running the latest AE CS6 update with no relief.
All other CS6 apps work wonderfully, _including_ OpenCL mercury hardware playback in Premier CS6. Needless to say, all other mac apps run brilliantly, FCPX, Motion, Cinema 4D, etc, etc
Have you tried "GraphicEnabler = Yes" when booting?
it worked for me. I am on a hackintosh & having an ati graphics
Get that exact same message in newly fresh installed Lion 10.7.4 and CS6 Production Premium. Should I understand from all the above questions/replies that this is related to ATI Radeon cards? (Mine is a Radeon 5450)...
Is the only solution to switch to a nVidia graphic adapter ?