Boot generates text document

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  1. eutexian macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello.

    Im not sure if this is a problem. or if its completely normal. its been going on for some time but ive kinda forgotten about it.. put it to the back of my mind.

    when I boot/reboot my Mac Mini (mid 2011 2.3 i5 - version 10.12.2)

    it produces this text file

    im curious to know, what it is.. why its being produced. is it useful and if not, can i stop it being produced.
     

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    It looks like you have something running to set a bash prompt theme in Terminal as described here.

    Do you recall installing something like that?

    Try running the app Etrecheck. That will create an anonymized report showing all launch items so we can maybe see what is launching the theme. You can post the report here for us to have a look.
     
  3. eutexian thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    To be honest I dont recall installing anything in the recent past.. nothing that comes to mind that can be linked directly to this text appearing.

    Anyway.. Ive done as you asked.. or, rather.. i hope I have. it asked me if there was a problem? I said No to that.. because to be honest this isnt really a problem.. more of a puzzle.

    I created a report but its greyed out and wont upload.. and so Im copying it below.

    EtreCheck version: 3.1.5 (343)

    Report generated 2017-01-20 19:27:13

    Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com

    Runtime 1:51

    Performance: Excellent



    Click the [Support] links for help with non-Apple products.

    Click the [Details] links for more information about that line.



    Problem: No problem - just checking



    Hardware Information:

    Mac mini (Mid 2011)

    [Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service]

    Mac mini - model: Macmini5,1

    1 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 (i5-2415M) CPU: 2-core

    8 GB RAM Upgradeable - [Instructions]

    BANK 0/DIMM0

    4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok

    BANK 1/DIMM0

    4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz ok

    Bluetooth: Old - Handoff/Airdrop2 not supported

    Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n


    Video Information:

    Intel HD Graphics 3000

    PA246 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz


    System Software:

    macOS Sierra 10.12.2 (16C67) - Time since boot: about 9 hours


    Disk Information:

    Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series disk0 : (256.06 GB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)

    [Show SMART report]

    EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB

    Samsung SSD (disk0s2) / [Startup]: 255.20 GB (124.87 GB free)

    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 650 MB


    USB Information:

    Apple Computer, Inc. IR Receiver

    Apple, Inc. Keyboard Hub

    Apple Inc. Apple Keyboard

    Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub

    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller


    Thunderbolt Information:

    Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus


    Gatekeeper:

    Mac App Store and identified developers


    Kernel Extensions:

    /Applications/LaCie Desktop Manager.app

    [not loaded] com.LaCie.ScsiType00 (1.2.13 - SDK 10.5 - 2013-09-10) [Support]

    [not loaded] com.jmicron.driver.jmPeripheralDevice (2.0.4 - 2013-09-10) [Support]

    [not loaded] com.lacie.driver.LaCie_RemoteComms (1.0.1 - SDK 10.5 - 2013-09-10) [Support]

    [not loaded] com.oxsemi.driver.OxsemiDeviceType00 (1.28.13 - SDK 10.5 - 2013-09-10) [Support]



    /Applications/Trim Enabler.app

    [not loaded] org.cindori.TrimEnabler (1.0 - SDK 10.10 - 2016-02-10) [Support]



    Startup Items:

    ChmodBPF: Path: /Library/StartupItems/ChmodBPF

    Startup items no longer function in OS X Yosemite or later


    System Launch Agents:

    [not loaded] 9 Apple tasks

    [loaded] 173 Apple tasks

    [running] 98 Apple tasks


    System Launch Daemons:

    [not loaded] 42 Apple tasks

    [loaded] 176 Apple tasks

    [running] 94 Apple tasks


    Launch Agents:

    [failed] com.adobe.ARMDCHelper.cc24aef4a1b90ed56a725c38014c95072f92651fb65e1bf9c8e43c37a23d420d.plist (2017-01-11) [Support]

    [loaded] com.divx.dms.agent.plist (2017-01-12) [Support]

    [loaded] com.divx.uninstall.converter.plist (2016-12-26)

    [loaded] com.divx.uninstall.player.plist (2016-12-26)

    [loaded] com.divx.uninstall.preferences.plist (2016-12-26)

    [loaded] com.divx.update.agent.plist (2017-01-12) [Support]

    [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (2016-08-24) [Support]

    [loaded] com.lacie.eventsactions.launcher.agent.plist (2013-09-10) [Support]

    [loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (2016-12-31) [Support]


    Launch Daemons:

    [loaded] com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist (2017-01-11) [Support]

    [loaded] com.adobe.ARMDC.SMJobBlessHelper.plist (2017-01-11) [Support]

    [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (2016-12-16) [Support]

    [loaded] com.apple.aelwriter.plist (2011-12-20)

    [loaded] com.bombich.ccc.plist (2012-01-10) [Support]

    [loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist (2016-09-21) [Support]

    [failed] com.lacie.desktopmanager.service.plist (2013-09-10) [Support]

    [loaded] com.mac.adg.SquidMan.plist (2014-09-17) [Support]

    [loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (2016-10-01) [Support]

    [loaded] org.cindori.AuthHelper.plist (2013-10-04) [Support] - /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/org.cindori.AuthHelper: Executable not found!

    [loaded] org.cindori.TEAuth.plist (2015-07-06) [Support]


    User Launch Agents:

    [failed] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist (2015-03-01) [Support] - /Applications/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/MacOS/Updater/Adobe Reader Updater Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Reader Updater Helper: Executable not found!


    User Login Items:

    smcFanControl Application

    (/Applications/smcFanControl.app)

    prompt_bigfade_setup TextEdit Document Hidden

    (/usr/share/zsh/5.2/functions/prompt_bigfade_setup)


    Internet Plug-ins:

    FlashPlayer-10.6: 24.0.0.194 - SDK 10.9 (2017-01-10) [Support]

    QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (2016-12-24)

    AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: 15.023.20053 - SDK 10.11 (2017-01-12) [Support]

    AdobePDFViewer: 15.023.20053 - SDK 10.11 (2017-01-12) [Support]

    DivX Web Player: 3.7.2.365 - SDK 10.10 (2016-12-26) [Support]

    Flash Player: 24.0.0.194 - SDK 10.9 (2017-01-10) [Support]

    GarminGpsControl: 4.1.0.0 Release - SDK 10.7 (2013-10-09) [Support]

    Silverlight: 5.1.10411.0 - SDK 10.6 (2013-01-03) [Support]

    JavaAppletPlugin: Java 8 Update 112 build 16 (2016-12-31) Check version



    User internet Plug-ins:

    RealPlayer Plugin: Unknown



    Safari Extensions:

    Adblock Plus - Eyeo GmbH - https://adblockplus.org/ (2015-09-23)

    AdBlock - BetaFish, Inc. - https://getadblock.com (2015-10-06)

    Translate - SideTree.com - Apps for Mac and Web - http://SideTree.com/extensions.html#Translate (2016-09-24)


    3rd Party Preference Panes:

    Flash Player (2016-12-16) [Support]

    Java (2016-12-31) [Support]


    Time Machine:

    Skip System Files: NO

    Mobile backups: OFF

    Auto backup: NO - Auto backup turned off

    Volumes being backed up:

    Samsung SSD: Disk size: 255.20 GB Disk used: 130.33 GB

    Destinations:

    Untitled [Local]

    Total size: 499.76 GB

    Total number of backups: 16

    Oldest backup: 08/06/2014, 01:51

    Last backup: 01/01/2017, 05:51

    Size of backup disk: Adequate

    Backup size 499.76 GB > (Disk used 130.33 GB X 3)


    Top Processes by CPU:

    6% WindowServer

    4% kernel_task

    3% Boxer

    2% fontd

    1% coreaudiod


    Top Processes by Memory:

    918 MB Safari

    819 MB com.apple.WebKit.WebContent

    654 MB kernel_task

    221 MB mdworker(8)

    172 MB Mail


    Virtual Memory Information:

    3.14 GB Available RAM

    425 MB Free RAM

    4.86 GB Used RAM

    2.72 GB Cached files

    0 B Swap Used


    Diagnostics Information:

    Jan 20, 2017, 07:10:21 PM /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Boxer_2017-01-20-191021_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    /Applications/Boxer.app/Contents/MacOS/Boxer

    Jan 20, 2017, 11:11:09 AM /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Boxer_2017-01-20-111109_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    Jan 20, 2017, 09:51:30 AM Self test - passed

    Jan 20, 2017, 04:57:08 AM /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Boxer_2017-01-20-045708_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    Jan 19, 2017, 08:15:40 PM /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Boxer_2017-01-19-201540_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    Jan 18, 2017, 10:08:02 AM /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Boxer_2017-01-18-100802_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    Jan 18, 2017, 10:02:22 AM /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Safari_2017-01-18-100222_[redacted].hang

    /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    Looks like this item here causing that file.

    Open System Preferences then Users & Groups and under your account select Login Items to the right. You should see the item listed there. Just select it and hit the minus at the lower left to get rid of it.
     
  5. eutexian thread starter macrumors regular

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    #5
    And with that.. a few easy steps. and a reboot... it failed to reappear. thank you.
     
  6. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    #6
    Another thing:

    You can properly deinstall TrimEnabler. Sierra has an integrated trim enabler.
     

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