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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.

Visit Discussion of syslogd problem at Smarticus

 
 

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Nisus Software, in the throes of releasing the long-awaited NisusWriter 4.0, has also shipped QUED/M 2.7, the latest version of their programmer's editor. QUED/M 2.7 now has a CodeWarrior menu for accessing CodeWarrior commands from within QUED/M, Frontier scripting support, and THINK Debugger support. QUED/M is also MPW Projector and SourceServer aware. Upgrades are $20 from version 2.5 or 2.6, and $49 from version 2.09 or older. [ACE]

Nisus Software -- 800/281-0101 -- 619/481-7197 -- 619/481-6154 (fax) --<nisus.mktg@applelink.apple.com>

 

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