Weird Shut Down Problem

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  1. Butler Trumpet macrumors 6502

    Butler Trumpet

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    So my computer has been slowing down big time in the past couple of days.... more than likely its because I have been using Dreamweaver and Fireworks at the same time, a lot more than normal.
    But then I get this error message when I try to shut off my iBook last night.... (see attachment)
    And it wont shut down... I try multiple times, it beachballs for ever, and I finally just hold down the power button.
    After I restart it does it again.... 3 more times.

    Thanks!

    edit: I am not consciously running a program called MirrorAgent... and it doesnt show up when I try to force quit.
     

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  2. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    How about in Activity Monitor (in Applications>Utilities). Does this MirrorAgent app show up there?
     
  3. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it is showing up there.... its using hardly any RAM

    No idea what it is though
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Are you authenticating against Active Directory?

    Or are you using automated copying to an iDisk?
     
  5. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do have an iDisk, but nothing copies to it automatically... I sync it all manually.

    And I dont know about Active Directory... not sure what that is.

    Thanks
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Well, the Mirror Agent is from the sync..

    So something is broken, try moving the com.apple.MirrorAgent.plist to your Desktop and logout/login and see if it's still hurting you. ALternatively, you can safely just kill the Mirror Agent process and shutdown as normal.
     
  7. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay that made it shut down much better.....
    my start up was pretty good... for a while it only loaded spotlight on the upper right side... my user account, clock, battery, sound AP BT and Sync took forever... but they eventually worked.

    So what do I do with the com.apple.MirrorAgent.plist that is sitting on my desktop?

    Also, I have been getting a thing in my trash after restarts.... its in a recovered items folder, and it is called "Growl" with numbers after it.

    I dont know what that is either.
     
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  10. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    alright thanks a lot.... everything seems fine.

    also I backed up the com.apple.MirrorAgent.plist file on an external HD just incase sometime I need it for something.

    thanks again!
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You won't need it.. it gets recreated automatically next time the Mirror Agent is used (likely when you sync with your iDisk).
     
  12. Butler Trumpet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yep... you are right... and I just synced my iDisk, and shut down... it works fine now.
    thanks!
     
  13. MatthewCobb macrumors regular

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    3 cheers

    What an excellent thread (one amongst many I know). Full marks all round, chaps and chappesses, for an example of Why the Internet Is Useful.

    :)
     
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