- Mar 25, 2002
If you're not familiar with your system.log file, open Console (in your /Applications/Utilities folder), click on the "Logs" button in the upper-left, then click on "system.log" in the resulting sidebar.
Sure, I can kinda understand many of the entries in my system.log. But some are semi-confusing, and some are total mysteries.
If you Google some key phrases, you can find answers to some of these. But for others, all you get is other people (not infrequently on macrumors forums) posting their system.log, asking for help.
So if you can explain any of these, your exlanation (via this thread) will go into the annals of Googledom, and help people understand arcane mysteries previously known only unto you.
Here are some I am not sure about. Feel free to explain any of these, or any other baffling-looking system.log entries...
Feb 5 21:41:52 localhost loginwindow: sendQuitEventToApp (iTunes Helper): AESendWithMach returned error -609 Feb 5 21:42:28 localhost kernel: CSRHIDTransitionDriver::start after command - e00002ed Feb 5 21:42:28 localhost last message repeated 5 times Feb 5 21:42:31 localhost kernel: Jettisoning kernel linker. Feb 5 21:42:51 localhost SystemStarter: The "HasShadow" window property is obsolete. Use CGSSetWindowShadowAndRimParameters(cid, wid, 0.0,0.0, 0,0, CGSNoShadowStyle) to turn off the window shadow instead. Set a break-point on CGSLogMessage to find out where this property is set. Feb 5 21:43:14 localhost kernel: [AppleUSBHCIController][StopIsochPipeRead] - mInt1IsochInPipe = 0 - numReadsPending = 0 Feb 5 22:52:02 localhost kernel: Sound assertion "0 != err" failed in "AppleLegacyAudio/AppleTexas2Audio/AppleTexas2Audio.cpp" at line 960 goto Exit Feb 5 22:52:02 localhost kernel: FWOHCI handleSelfIDInt - nodeID not valid (reset bus and retry 1) Feb 6 21:05:39 localhost mach_init: Server 0 in bootstrap d03 uid 0: "/usr/libexec/fix_prebinding": exited with non-zero status 1 [pid 402] Feb 6 21:29:01 localhost /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin: *** Warning: ATSUSetFontFallbacks has been deprecated. Use ATSUFontFallbacks objects instead. *** Feb 6 23:32:50 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSWindowAddRegionToDirtyShape: Invalid connection Feb 6 23:32:50 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder: kCGErrorInvalidConnection : CGSFlushWindowContentRegion: Invalid connection Feb 6 23:33:46 localhost kernel: [HCIController][RequestPowerStateChange] changePowerStateTo() returned 0x0 Feb 6 23:33:46 localhost kernel: [HCIController][RequestPowerStateChange] changePowerStateTo(1) returned 0x0 Feb 6 23:33:46 localhost kernel: [HCIController][PerformPowerStateChange] 0->1 Feb 6 23:33:47 localhost syslogd: /dev/console: Input/output error Feb 9 11:46:18 localhost kernel: handleAirPortChangesChannelWL fails because POWER IS OFF (the mask is correcty set however) Feb 9 11:46:18 localhost kernel: AirPort: Rx'd mesg P-3 Feb 9 11:46:18 localhost kernel: AirPort: New Group Key, Idx 1 Feb 9 11:46:23 localhost mach_init: Server 0 in bootstrap d03 uid 0: "/usr/sbin/lookupd": exited as a result of signal 1 [pid 575] Feb 9 11:53:20 localhost kernel: NVDA,Display-A: vram [a0000000:08000000] Feb 9 11:53:21 localhost kernel: NVDA,Display-B: vram [00000000:01000000]