Does the macbook (or any mac) do this at startup?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by confucious626, May 26, 2006.

  1. confucious626 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just got the 1099 macbook. Since the time I turned it on it started showing all these numbers, letters, etc, everytime I start it up. Is this normal? Thanks.:(
     

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  2. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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  3. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Thats verbose boot-up mode. It just shows what all is going on behind the scenes. It typically only happens when you hold command+v immediately after pressing the power button.

    I have no clue why it is doing it all of the time. I believe there is a terminal command to switch it back to the "normal" boot-up method, but i can recall it at this time.
     
  4. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    they're only kidding with this behind the scenes, and technical terminal stuff... your new macbook is set in destructo mode from the factory...
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    #5
    In Terminal:
    Code:
    sudo nvram boot-args=""
    But I hope you realise that doing something involving boot arguments, told to you by a stranger in a public forum, isn't the cleverest thing to do. Google "nvram boot-args" first.

    Actually, try to see what the boot-args are:
    Code:
    sudo nvram boot-args
    If it's set to verbose mode, you'll see "boot-args -v" on the screen. If it's not set to verbose mode, you'll either get an Error (-1) or simply "boot-args" on its own and you have some other problem.
     
  6. cait-sith macrumors regular

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    #6
    does that say "hi mom tramps" on the first line?

    (edit: maybe, "hi mem"?)
     
  7. confucious626 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Close! It says "hi mem tramps".
     

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