Does the macbook (or any mac) do this at startup?

confucious626

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May 20, 2006
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I just got the 1099 macbook. Since the time I turned it on it started showing all these numbers, letters, etc, everytime I start it up. Is this normal? Thanks.:(
 

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faintember

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Thats verbose boot-up mode. It just shows what all is going on behind the scenes. It typically only happens when you hold command+v immediately after pressing the power button.

I have no clue why it is doing it all of the time. I believe there is a terminal command to switch it back to the "normal" boot-up method, but i can recall it at this time.
 

plinden

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Apr 8, 2004
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In Terminal:
Code:
sudo nvram boot-args=""
But I hope you realise that doing something involving boot arguments, told to you by a stranger in a public forum, isn't the cleverest thing to do. Google "nvram boot-args" first.

Actually, try to see what the boot-args are:
Code:
sudo nvram boot-args
If it's set to verbose mode, you'll see "boot-args -v" on the screen. If it's not set to verbose mode, you'll either get an Error (-1) or simply "boot-args" on its own and you have some other problem.