10.3.9 is maxing my CPU!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lebnjay, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. lebnjay macrumors newbie

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    After installing 10.3.9 I have run into a troubling problem.
    I noticed things were running rather slowly, and the fan on my powerbook was running full time. Checked activity monitor and a process named "lookupd" was taking all the remaining processing power, keeping me at 100% CPU usage.
    I have reinstalled java, ran the security update again, repaired permissions, still the same problem.
    I learned how to reset lookupd, which takes care of the problem for a number of hours, but then it returns. As root I run the command "kill -HUP pid" where pid is the process ID.
    Does anyone know how to turn on logging for lookupd so I could figure out where it is hanging? I saw a few articles after a google search but could not figure it out.
    Thanks for your guys help.
    lebnjay
     
  2. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    Since installing 10.3.9, my eMac keeps crashing. I think Apple designed 10.3.9 to be buggy so you upgrade to Tiger. Bastards!!!
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Have you (either of you) tried anything else (fsck, checking for corrupt prefs)?
     
  4. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    In the application "maintain" (and presumably other OS X maintenance utils) there's an option to "flush lookupd cache". Have you tried this?
     
  5. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    Same thing happened with 10.3.7 to 10.3.8. The solution was to upgrade from the combo update.

    Have you tried installing 10.3.9 from the combo update?
     
  6. gopher macrumors 65816

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    Not exactly logging, but you can boot in verbose mode. Command-V I believe it is.

    Secondly, the combined update does often solve a lot of things. See my FAQ:

    http://www.macmaps.com/upgradefaq.html
     
  7. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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  8. lebnjay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did download and run Onyx a bit over a day ago, I also downoaded Applejack (an awesome piece of software by the way) and ran that. Since then I have not seen the lookupd problem come back. I'm not sure it's fixed yet, but so far so good.
    lebnjay
     
  9. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    How do you run fsck?
     
  10. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    I just downloaded the newest version of Onyx and upon first run it returned this error:

    OnyX.app:Contents:Resources:Scripts:info:scpt wasn't found. (-35)

    and

    The variable Prefs is not defined. (-2753)

    and

    The variable LogOnyX is not defined. (-2753)

    Any clues?
     
  11. gopher macrumors 65816

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    Since LogOnyx could only be a variable assigned by Onyx itself, sounds like you encountered a bug in Onyx. Report it to the author.
     
  12. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Download Onyx again or... download from a diff. mirror or... reinstall the OS are the only things I can think of. Do a format and install.
     
  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    General thread on subject:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=89736

    Another way is the invaluable, aforementioned Applejack, which can be found on Versontracker. I've been peddling that one for months. Glad to see it's starting to catch on! :)
     

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