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    someguy

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    #1
    Where can I find a log that will show me the details of what happens when I log into Tiger?

    Everytime I log in, there is an app that loads and then quickly closes and I do not know what it is, but I believe it to be the cause of a few problems I've been having.

    I see it appear in the dock, but just as the icon furthest to the right (in my case, System Preferences) begins to slide over, it immediately slides back before I have a chance to see anything more than the small black triangle that appears below the would-be-icon if it weren't so instantaneous.
     
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    janey

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    #2
    Dunno if this helps, but go to Console.app (located in Applications/Utilities), then go to File > Open Quickly and then check out console.log and system.log

    although they don't tell you much in terms of exactly what happens, I know that console.log keeps a record of the crashed apps and where crashdump saved the crash report (i.e. appname crashed...crash report written to /Users/username/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/appname.crash.log) and if it's quitting because it crashed, that would help a lot :D
     
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    mad jew

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    #3
    Also, check System Preferences, the Accounts pane, for any suspect Login Items. :)
     
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    someguy

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    I disabled all login items. :)

    I can't find anything in the logs that (from what I can tell) point to this phantom app. :(
     
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    mad jew

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    #5
    Does it happen in all of your accounts? Could you use Activity Monitor to find a process that looks out of place? :)
     
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    calebjohnston

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    #6
    Do you have another account to try it with?

    EDIT: Hunggggchunggggg. Nevermind.
     
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    someguy

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    Happens in all accounts.

    I do notice that immediately after this app loads and quits/crashes/whatever, the menubar items (all of them at once other than the Spotlight icon) appear.
     
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    someguy

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    I'm starting to think its the SystemUIServer. Is there anyway I can login and have that process simply not load so I can see if (aside from the lack of a menubar) there aren't any problems?
     
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    mad jew

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    someguy

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    No, there is no phantom app in Safe Mode.
     
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    mad jew

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    Okay, give us a list of the processes running on your computer straight after start up, before you open any apps. Use Activity Monitor to compile this list. :)
     
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    someguy

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    #12
    XMenu
    WindowServer
    update
    UniversalAccessApp
    SystemUIServer
    syslogd
    slpd
    securityd
    rpc.lockd
    pmTool
    pbs
    ntpd
    notifyd
    nfsiod
    netinfod
    memberd
    mds
    mDNSResponder
    mdimport
    mdimport
    lookupd
    loginwindow
    launchd
    kextd
    KernelEventAgent
    kernel_task
    KeepSoundAwake
    ipfwloggerd
    HP Communications
    GrowlHelperApp
    Finder
    dynamic_pager
    Dock
    distnoted
    diskarbitrationd
    DirectoryService
    crashreporterd
    coreservicesd
    coreaudiod
    configd
    blued
    automount
    automount
    ATSServer
    AppleFileServer
    Activity Monitor




    XMenu, KeepSoundAwake, and GrowlHelperApp are in my Login Items list. I have tried logging in without them in that list and it makes no difference.
     
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    If Console didn't work you might want to open a Terminal and type:

    That'll show you kernel messages while booting (same as when you do a verbose boot).
     
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    someguy

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    Can someone who knows what they are looking at please take a look for me?

    Code:
    Mac:~ Gary$ sudo dmesg
    Password:
    standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
    vm_page_bootstrap: 381425 free pages
    mig_table_max_displ = 70
    99 prelinked modules
    Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
            The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    
    using 3932 buffer headers and 3932 cluster IO buffer headers
    IOPCCard info:   Intel PCIC probe:   TI 1510 rev 00
    IOI2CController::clientReadI2C cmd key:1017, B:1, A:b0 S:24, L:1, M:3 status:0xe00002ed
    -IOI2CController::clientReadI2C status = 0xe00002ed
    AMS::readBytes ERROR: failed to read from I2C
    AMS::freeFallIntHandler ERROR: failed to read the byte
    IOI2CController::clientWriteI2C cmd key:1019, B:1, A:b0 S:24, L:1, M:2 status:0xe00002ed
    -IOI2CController::clientWriteI2C status = 0xe00002ed
    AMS::writeBytes ERROR: failed to write to I2C
    AMS::clearInterrupt ERROR: failed to write the bytes, retval = 0xe00002ed
    AMS::freeFallIntHandler ERROR: failed to clear the interrupt, retval = 0xe00002ed
    IOI2CController::clientReadI2C cmd key:101b, B:1, A:b0 S:0, L:1, M:3 status:0xe00002ed
    -IOI2CController::clientReadI2C status = 0xe00002ed
    AMS::readBytes ERROR: failed to read from I2C
    AMS::checkResult ERROR: failed to read the bytes
    AMS::writeCommand ERROR: failed to check the result code
    AMS::startApp ERROR: failed to send kStartAppComm
    AMS::start ERROR: startApp failed
    FireWire (OHCI) Apple ID 31 built-in now active, GUID 001124ff fe7375f0; max speed s800.
    CSRHIDTransitionDriver::probe: 
    CSRHIDTransitionDriver::start before command
    Security auditing service present
    BSM auditing present
    disabled
    rooting via boot-uuid from /chosen: AB94D5B0-4470-3588-8CB0-7B78B5448B53
    Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>
    Got boot device = IOService:/MacRISC2PE/pci@f4000000/AppleMacRiscPCI/ata-6@D/AppleKauaiATA/ATADeviceNub@0/IOATABlockStorageDriver/IOATABlockStorageDevice/IOBlockStorageDriver/Hitachi HTS541080G9AT00 Media/IOApplePartitionScheme/Untitled@3
    BSD root: disk0s3, major 14, minor 2
    CSRHIDTransitionDriver::stop
    IOBluetoothHCIController::start Idle Timer Stopped
    Jettisoning kernel linker.
    Resetting IOCatalogue.
    Matching service count = 0
    Matching service count = 1
    Matching service count = 1
    Matching service count = 1
    Matching service count = 1
    Matching service count = 1
    PRAM: BootBeepVolume property set to 1.
    IPv6 packet filtering initialized, default to accept, logging disabled
    UniNEnet: Ethernet address 00:11:24:73:75:f0
    AirPortPCI_MM: Ethernet address 00:11:24:2d:97:48
    [HCIController][setupHardware] AFH Is Supported
    ATY,Jasper_A: vram [b8000000:04000000]
    ATY,Jasper_B: vram [b8000000:04000000]
    AirPort:  Link Active:  "wireless" - 00904b0cae8a - chan 6
    PRAM: BootBeepVolume property set to 1.
    USBF:   204. 65 AppleUSBOHCI[0x2757000] Processing WDH before suspending
    AirPort:  Link DOWN (Client disAssoc 0)
    System Sleep
    By the way, I am already aware of the AMS errors. This is apparently something with the Sudden Motion Sensor that causes it to not activate properly until a warm reboot is performed. Hopefully something that will be fixed in the next Software Update, but not anything I'm concerned with as far as this thread goes.
     
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    someguy

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    This same problem (or seemingly the same) was occuring on my iMac as well. Somehow, disabling the Volume status icon in the menubar and rebooting seems to have cleared it up. No such joy on the 'book, however.

    In fact, disabling EVERY menubar item on my PowerBook did not solve the problem.
     

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