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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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Boot Camp 5.1

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Apple has released two version 5.1 updates to its Boot Camp virtualization software, both of which add support for the 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Boot Camp 5.1.5640 is for those with MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iMac models released in mid to late 2013, while Boot Camp 5.1.5621 is for all models of the Mac Pro, MacBook Pro models with Retina displays released in early 2013 (as well as all previous models), and all other MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iMac models released prior to 2013. (Free, 883 MB)

 

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Comments about Boot Camp 5.1

JohnB (SciFiOne)   2014-02-13 10:09
Mac Mini?
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-02-13 10:13
Yep, it's listed in the release notes. We'll add to the article.