Completely remove gfxCardStatus.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by johaen8, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. johaen8 macrumors member

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    #1
    I got a new iMac back in June and I restored a backup of my MacBook Pro to get it going. My MacBook Pro had gfxCardStatus installed, which obviously it doesn't support my iMac. Every time I start up my iMac I get a window stating that "You are using a system that gfxCardStatus does not support. Please ensure that you are using a MacBook Pro with dual GPUs.

    Now, you might simply tell me to drag the application into the trash from the Application folder, but it's not there. I cannot seem to locate any hint of gfxCardStatus on my system. Does anyone have any ideas on how to remove it from my iMac?
     
  2. Lunder89 macrumors 6502

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    Here are a couple of locations to look into.
    • Mac HD/Library/LaunchAgents/
    • Mac HD/Library/LaunchDaemons/
    • ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    Also try to check System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items (tab)

    If none of that works, try to re download the app, and then use the app called AppCleaner to uninstall everything.
     
  3. johaen8 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks so much Lunder89! That fixed it for me. It was launching gfxCardStatus from the Trash(!). I deleted it from the trash and removed it from the Login Items, restarted, and huzza, no more pop-up when I restart.
     
  4. Lunder89 macrumors 6502

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    YAY! You are welcome :)
    Thanks for the feedback.

    (Actually didn't know it could start it from the trash... I haven't seen that before)
     

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