First off, don't you think there might be some good info here?:trainguy77 said:I just was doing permissions repair and it froze on me. Something is wrong with the update it seams. I have never had these problems before this update. Any ideas? Or a way to revert to the old OS without doing a complete new install?
I am doing another permissions repair. I was looking around as i did this and with 1 word document open and the repair i only had 12 MB of ram left. I have 768 MB installed. Is this normal? the proccess called Kernal_task was taking up almost 125 MB. and word was taking 50 mb. The kernal_task was also taking 747 mb of virtual memory. Wow. is this normal?
There has been no mention of this problem in that thread, as far as I have found. Lately it has been most about fans on G5 and GPUs, not interesting for my iBook, and threads tend to become a bit unmanageable when getting close to 500 posts...daveL said:First off, don't you think there might be some good info here?:
Secondly, there have been reports that the MacAlly joystick software is causing problems similar to yours. Do you have one?
Think I'll have to do another restart...Repairing permissions for Drue
Determining correct file permissions.
We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./System/Library/Filesystems/cd9660.fs/cd9660.util. New permissions are 33261
We are using a special uid for the file or directory ./private/var/at/jobs. New uid is 1
We are using a special uid for the file or directory ./private/var/at/spool. New uid is 1
Permissions differ on ./private/var/log/install.log, should be -rw-r--r-- , they are -rw-r-----
Owner and group corrected on ./private/var/log/install.log
Permissions corrected on ./private/var/log/install.log
Permissions differ on ./private/var/log/wtmp, should be -rw-r--r-- , they are -rw-r-----
Owner and group corrected on ./private/var/log/wtmp
Permissions corrected on ./private/var/log/wtmp
The privileges have been verified or repaired on the selected volume
Permissions repair complete
No nothing unusual, except this was today, and as I said they were repaired three days ago, after updating to 10.3.8...daveL said:Your permission repairs were the same ones I had on several different machines I updated; nothing unusual.
Have you tried running Activity Monitoring and sorting by %CPU to see what process(es) are using up your resources?
Nice to know someone's found a solution (we hope.)incognito said:I had the same kind of slow down on my G5 after doing a normal upgrade to 10.3.8 - beachball hell!!! It was taking ages for the Finder to launch.
In desperation I downloaded and tried the 10.3.8 combined updater (huge download, about 100MB's) - seems to have fixed everything!
Hope this helps.
sudo update_prebinding -root / -force
sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
sudo diskutil repairPermissions /
Do you know if there is a way (e.g. in a log) to see when periodicals was run last...?musicpyrite said:Try entering these commands into the Terminal. Don't know how useful they 'll be, but they won't hurt.
Run a search for anachron on versiontracker.com.Mitthrawnuruodo said:Do you know if there is a way (e.g. in a log) to see when periodicals was run last...?
(A loooooong time ago (over a year ago) I remember installing a third party app that ran cron jobs at the next available time, if the machine was off when they should've run, like the periodicals that typically runs at night, when my iBook sleeps or is off. And I don't remember the apps name, or if it logged its activity... )
My /private/var/log folder is only 4.5MB (the whole /private/var ~137MB), not much to save there, and probably no (big) problems, etiher. I have some HD space left, 8.3 GB free of 55.88 GB total...jMc said:I updated on Friday, and logged in this morning to find that the remaining 5GB of space on my OSX partition had somehow vanished. I tracked down the problem to some sort of overflow in the log files in .private/var (Repair Permissions looked mightily similar to those posted by Mitthrawnuruodo). You guys might want to check out your HD space and also your log files since the update.
FWIW I deleted the log files, which freed up about 4GB of space and so far the problem has not returned.
Guys, I am also experiencing random kernel panics! What are those kernel panics anyway? In the error that is shown after each crash it shows "KERN_INVALID_ACCESS" and some other stuff... Are these kernel panics?deebster said:Other apps (I know of) that change the times the cron scripts are run are Cronnix and Macaroni, the latter being a prefernce pane visible within the System Preferences apps.
You can get the 10.3.8 combo updater from Apple's site here
I get KERN_INVALID_ACCESS errors from QuickTime Player when it decides to crash on me. This particular error isn't a kernel panic - it's merely an application crash. The kernel (and all your other running applications) are unaffected, as the dialog box says.Soulstorm said:Guys, I am also experiencing random kernel panics! What are those kernel panics anyway? In the error that is shown after each crash it shows "KERN_INVALID_ACCESS" and some other stuff... Are these kernel panics?
When I download the combo updater, need I reinstall my entire system in order to restore normal functions? Please help...