I have the latest update installed for Photoshop CS6 for Mac, I also run the latest OS (MountainLion 10.8.4). I have a MacBookPro from late 2012. Whenever I open Photoshop, it shows an error log saying "sniffer_gpu quit unexpectedly". I've had this happened before and got it fixed, but can't remember how and it's just doing it again. I've searched all over the web to find an answer, but I can't find it and am lost. Everything is up to date, why do I get this crash and how do I fix it?
Photoshop works fine, but it's an annoying error and something seems to be wrong. But what? If anyone can help out, I'd be grateful. I don't want to have to reinstall Photoshop every few months because of this error, because I feel like I shouldn't.
Yes, as mentioned more than a few times already, this is a known issue that we are investigating.
It appears to be due to a bug in the video drivers that causes the drivers to slow down over time.
The workaround given is to disable the gpu sniffer until the fix is issued.
1. In the Photoshop CC folder, Ctrl-click on Adobe Photoshop CC.app
2. Choose "Show Package Contents" from the context menu.
3. Open the Contents > MacOS folder, look for "sniffer"
4. Keep that file, but rename it by placing a tilde in from of sniffer: ~sniffer
5. Close the finder and PS CC should launch normally.
Thanks a bunch. This indeed solved the problem!