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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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Advanced Mobile Sponsoring TidBITS

As the calendar pages slowly flip toward April 15th, the dreaded U.S. income tax return date, we'd like to welcome our latest sponsor, Advanced Mobile, a tiny company that makes TaxPro tax planning software for the Newton, not to be confused with tax preparation software that prints formsShow full article

CEI 420 Printer

Mark Anbinder writes: Bravo to CEI Systems, whose new promotion is a flyer promising "Two Tax Time Tips from CEI." When opened, the flyer reveals a photo of the company's CEI 420 printer on one side - and a packet of Extra-Strength Tylenol pain reliever stapled to the otherShow full article

MacFair

MacFair -- Those in New York City who haven't been frozen to the quick should mark their calendars for the New York MacFair, which runs from 9 AM to 4 PM on 26-Feb-94 at the New York Marriott Marquis HotelShow full article

Duos Rule

Some recent data from Dataquest confirms what many people have believed all along - that the PowerBook Duo is the best selling subnotebook computer in the U.SShow full article

Quadras Make Way For New Machines

Technical Support Coordinator, BAKA Computers Various media reports tell us that Apple's upcoming PowerPC Macs will arrive in mid-March. This will no doubt mean a shuffling of Apple's product line, and the existing Quadra systems will likely move out of the high end, or out of the lineup entirely in some casesShow full article

More Products from Macworld

I have a short attention span, and I almost forgot to finish my look at some of the more interesting programs that I saw at Macworld San Francisco. Again in no particular order... Arrange your life with Common Knowledge's new personal information managerShow full article

An Electronic World

Apple's eWorld was one of the most loudly trumpeted announcements at Macworld, but it will take a few months before we'll know how the electronic gold will pan out for AppleShow full article

The Apple and the Internet

I mentioned WIRE's Internet access above, and eWorld's people have said that they too plan to provide Internet gateways. That's good, if not surprising or excitingShow full article

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