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Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Phil Of Mac, Oct 25, 2003.
Okay, Panther gave me a new preference pane...I don't think this was supposed to happen:
If I open the "Hardware" Preference Pane, I get this. Is this supposed to be here? What is up with this!?:
what does show control in menu bar give you? (screenshots if you would please, this is interesting)
Interesting. I haven't ever seen anything like this on the rest of the net.
I'd say you should contact Apple and ask if it's a feature or a bug.
Also, I can apparently use the menu by L2 Cache to turn the L2 Cache on and off. I keep turning it on, but it just goes back off!
Some more info: I upgraded over 10.2.8 (the second release) on a 15" PowerBook G4 Aluminum, 1.25 GHz processor (although the Hardware preference pane tells me they cheated me out of 50 MHz; those bastards!), stock except a slight change in RAM configuration.
Also, I think this just mysteriously appeared after awhile!
If your want to delete it go to Computer/(Hard drive)/System/Library/preferencepanes/ and look for something saying hardware.
I'd take a screen shot of it and send a bug report to apple just for good measure too.
I was perplexed when it appeared for me, too, but then I remembered that I has just installed the Developer CD and had checked the CHUD Tools option. I'll bet it's part of that.
Oh, damn, you're right! You're right! That's exactly what I did!
Time to uninstall and reinstall Xcode! (I could just delete the preference pane...but I won't.)
That preference pane shows up when you install Xcode Developer's Tools. On my machine, a dual processor Power Mac, it also gives me the option of shutting off one processor. When I shut one off, even in Apple System Profiler it only shows one processor. Interesting stuff.
Oh yeah, here's a shot of the Control in the menu bar.
no, no, no
i remember this being discussed in some of the forums when panther was still being seeded to developers,
it was originally for the g5 and to use or dis-use(??) the daul processorism
i don't know it's late
but it was discussed before (a while ago)
And finally, as quickly as it started, it has stopped. Thanks for the help, guys!
There's a utility in Developer/Applications/CHUD that's called "CHUD Remover" that removes all the CHUD stuff. That's what I used.
You can also use it to turn off "napping", which was causing some sqeaky/cricket noises on some Dual G5s. I remember reading about this on some other thread here, but I can't find the link right now.
...ah here it is:
Scroll down to the posting by KentuckyApple.
It's a sign...
The option of switching from dual processor mode to single processor mode may be a sign: Dual Processor PowerBooks coming soon!
Just turn off the second processor for improved battery life.
Re: It's a sign...
Or it may be a sign that it already works on dual processor Power Macs.
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But what would be the use of turning off the second processor of a Powermac?
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It's a part of *developer tools*. Testing and benchmarking, anyone? It is NOT a part of the normal install!
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Okay, you have a good point. Well, I'm still hoping for Dual Processor Powerbooks, even though they now seem just as unlikely as before.
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Just a wild guess, but maybe it helps sometimes when debugging code. If you are following low-level execution in a multithreaded program, I can imagine it might make the processing more predictable if you allow only a single processor to run.