apple.launchd every 10 seconds?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macker75, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. macker75 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    #1
    Hello,

    I just realized today that there are entries made in System.log (visible in Console) every 10 seconds. They are trying to run a MOTULauncher, which is probably some type of driver for a recording device I installed at one point but no longer use. Here are the entries in the log (the same repeats every 10 seconds):

    4/22/09 1:14:53 AM com.apple.launchd[68] (com.motu.MOTULauncher[7164]) posix_spawnp("/System/Library/Extensions/MOTUFireWireAudio.kext/Contents/MacOS/MOTUFireWireConsoleLauncher.app/Contents/MacOS/MOTUFireWireConsoleLauncher", ...): No such file or directory
    4/22/09 1:14:53 AM com.apple.launchd[68] (com.motu.MOTULauncher[7164]) Exited with exit code: 1
    4/22/09 1:14:53 AM com.apple.launchd[68] (com.motu.MOTULauncher) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    4/22/09 1:15:03 AM com.apple.launchd[68] (com.motu.MOTULauncher[7165]) posix_spawnp("/System/Library/Extensions/MOTUFireWireAudio.kext/Contents/MacOS/MOTUFireWireConsoleLauncher.app/Contents/MacOS/MOTUFireWireConsoleLauncher", ...): No such file or directory
    4/22/09 1:15:03 AM com.apple.launchd[68] (com.motu.MOTULauncher[7165]) Exited with exit code: 1
    4/22/09 1:15:03 AM com.apple.launchd[68] (com.motu.MOTULauncher) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to go about stopping this? I've been searching on my computer trying to find a configuration file or something, but I can't seem to find where this is being called. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. xgman macrumors 601

    xgman

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    #2
    can you search through for any and all files relating to that device and delete them manually?
     
  3. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

    ElectricSheep

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE
    #3
    Try looking in:

    /Library/LaunchAgents/
    /Library/LaunchDaemons/
    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
    ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/

    for "com.motu.MOTULauncher.plist". Delete the plist file and restart and you should no longer see those log entries.
     
  4. macker75 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    #4
    Thanks a lot! I found that file in /Library/LaunchAgents and deleted it. Solved the problem. Thanks again!
     

Share This Page