Behaviour at shutdown/startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johnalan, May 18, 2010.

  1. johnalan macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi All,

    I just wanted to get some feedback on this issue, I have a new MBP everything is going well with it, no issues. really enjoying it,

    just wanted to ask you as of late shutdown and start up seem to be taking forever,

    I did do a benchmark on the disk the day i got it and it scores the same and better now in the same test so I can't understand why its taking 2-3 times as long to start up and shut down. I have installed no new apps on it except for adium and vlc,

    so its not like a bunch of behind the scenes services are running,

    tl;dr; it used to shut down in an instant, now every shutdown the screen goes blue and a spinny indicator shows for about 15 seconds... disk performance benchmarked the same, and no new apps,

    any thoughts??


    Thanks,
    Kind Regards,
    John
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    System Preferences -> Startup disk -> Select your OS X disk and reboot

    Anyway, use sleep mode instead, much faster
     
  3. johnalan thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool i'll give that a try and let you know thanks buddy :)
     
  4. johnalan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hiya I tried this and it hasn't made any difference, I guess you were thinking that it might be looking to boot off the network first,

    it's really strange I don't know what caused it, my processes are all stock ones, no startup items, and nothing changed

    even downloaded onyx and ran maintenance scripts etc,


    This didn't make any difference,

    I just don't know why the shutdown process for example used to take a few seconds, now it's a spinning wheel and a blue screen for like 20 seconds!

    I can't understand what it's doing, I literally have NO background processes, threads or applications that weren't on it when it shut down in 3-4 seconds.

    Really would love to fix this,

    Thanks,
    Regards,
    John
     
  5. johnalan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Everyone Should Check This Out

    I finally found a solution to this retarded issue:


    I noticed in console I was getting the following line alot:

    May 18 18:46:56 MacBook-Pro com.apple.kextd[10]: Can't create kext cache under / - owner not root.



    Thanks to this dude on this page :
    http://www.hutsby.net/2010/02/error-message-in-osx-console-cant.html

    I fixed it by changing ownership of /

    my machine now boots and performs shutdowns in seconds again,


    thanks for the replies

    Happy days,

    Regards,
    John
     
  6. johnalan thread starter macrumors regular

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    no probs!
     

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