Console is not responding. Any suggestions?

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  1. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    I'm trying to track down an unrelated issue with my ISP's mail server but when I went to Console to look at some log files, all I get is a spinning beach ball forever.

    I did a tail command in Terminal to see the last 100 entries in the System log but it's not clear to me what this is telling me, if anything relevant.

    Can someone please take a look at the log entries and see if they explain why Console is not responding?

    tail -100 /var/log/system.log
    MacBook:~ laura$ tail -100 /var/log/system.log
    May 1 18:58:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[470]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 18:58:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 18:59:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[471]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 18:59:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[471]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 18:59:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 18:59:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[472]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 18:59:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[472]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 18:59:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 18:59:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[473]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 18:59:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[473]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 18:59:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 18:59:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[474]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 18:59:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[474]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 18:59:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 18:59:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[475]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 18:59:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[475]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 18:59:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 18:59:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[478]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 18:59:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[478]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 18:59:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:00:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[480]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:00:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[480]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:00:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:00:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[481]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:00:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[481]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:00:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:00:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[482]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:00:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[482]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:00:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:00:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[483]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:00:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[483]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:00:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:00:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[484]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:00:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[484]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:00:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:00:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[485]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:00:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[485]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:00:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:01:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[486]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:01:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[486]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:01:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:01:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[487]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:01:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[487]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:01:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:01:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[488]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:01:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[488]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:01:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:01:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[489]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:01:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[489]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:01:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:01:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[490]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:01:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[490]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:01:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:01:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[491]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:01:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[491]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:01:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:02:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[492]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:02:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[492]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:02:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:02:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[493]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:02:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[493]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:02:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:02:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[494]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:02:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[494]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:02:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:02:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[495]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:02:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[495]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:02:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:02:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[499]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:02:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[499]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:02:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:02:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[500]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:02:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[500]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:02:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:03:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[501]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:03:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[501]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:03:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:03:07 MacBook login[401]: DEAD_PROCESS: 401 ttys000
    May 1 19:03:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[503]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:03:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[503]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:03:12 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:03:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[504]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:03:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[504]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:03:22 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:03:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[506]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:03:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[506]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:03:32 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:03:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[507]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:03:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[507]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:03:42 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:03:48 MacBook /usr/sbin/spindump[508]: process 505 is being monitored
    May 1 19:03:50 MacBook /usr/sbin/spindump[508]: process 505 is being force quit
    May 1 19:03:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[509]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:03:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[509]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:03:52 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:03:53 MacBook com.apple.launchd[83] ([0x0-0x2d02d].com.apple.Console[505]): Exited: Terminated
    May 1 19:04:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[513]): posix_spawnp("/Library/PreferencePanes/PowerController.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PowerManagerDaemon", ...): No such file or directory
    May 1 19:04:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon[513]): Exited with exit code: 1
    May 1 19:04:02 MacBook com.apple.launchd[1] (com.sanity.powercontrollerdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
    May 1 19:04:10 MacBook login[514]: USER_PROCESS: 514 ttys000
    MacBook:~ laura$
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    #3
    Try deleting Console preferences, and then clearing out all all your logs.
     
  4. Moof1904 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    May 20, 2004
    #4
    Thank you for your response. I deleted the Console prefs, to no avail, but I'm not sure how I delete the logs? How do I do that (remember that the Console is unresponsive, so if I have to delete them through there, I'm hosed).

    I just searched online and found that there are no discrete Console log files under Leopard. What now?!?!?

    Quoting:

    "The console and system log messages are stored in the log database in the ASL.db file. The console log messages come from applications run by the current user."
     

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