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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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DealBITS Drawing: Swift Publisher Winners -- Congratulations to Kevin Savetz of savetz.com, Ole Andreas Kongsgaarden of c2i.net, and Marijn van der Waa of xs4all.nl, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received an electronic copy of BeLight Software's Swift Publisher, worth $34.95. If you weren't among our winners, you can still save 15 percent on Swift Publisher through 26-Oct-05 by using the links below (the second link is for the download edition of Swift Publisher for $29.95, the third one is for the CD edition for $33.95 plus shipping (a total of $43.95); the CD edition contains 23,000 images and 100 designs versus 800 images and 60 designs in the download edition). This offer is open to all TidBITS readers. Keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings! [ACE]

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