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Syslogd Overwhelming Your Computer?

If your Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) system is unexpectedly sluggish, logging might be the culprit. Run Activity Monitor (Applications/Utilities/ folder), and click the CPU column twice to get it to show most to least activity. If syslogd is at the top of the list, there's a fix. Syslogd tracks informational messages produced by software and writes them to the asl.db, a file in your Unix /var/log/ directory. It's a known problem that syslogd can run amok. There's a fix: deleting the asl.db file.

Launch Terminal (from the same Utilities folder), and enter these commands exactly as written, entering your administrative password when prompted:

sudo launchctl stop com.apple.syslogd

sudo rm /var/log/asl.db

sudo launchctl start com.apple.syslogd

Your system should settle down to normal. For more information, follow the link.

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iTunes 10.2.2

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The changes may be minor in Apple’s release of iTunes 10.2.2, but they’re still welcome. The update addresses an issue when iTunes can become unresponsive when syncing an iPad, and a separate issue that could cause syncing photos with iOS devices to take longer than necessary. Also corrected is an issue with skipping video previews in the iTunes Store. (Free, 75.59 MB)

 

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Comments about iTunes 10.2.2
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John V Keogh  2011-04-19 16:26
The new Apple iTunes update is optimizing and re-synchronizing 7243 photos to my iPad. The other 3209 photos were in optimal form, presumably. This is better than the previous version of iTunes which would tell me there was not enough space on the iPad (untrue) and not wait for the optimizing to finish.
Solange  2011-04-19 20:35
I can't download this update on my macbook-keeps saying error occurred & wants me to close Itunes, which wasn't open. Any ideas?
is another user logged in via FUS (Fast User Switching)?

If you are willing to use the terminal, open it up and type in

ps auxww | grep -i iTunes

If there is one listed, then type

sudo killall iTunes