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  • 15. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    denise CLARK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok thanks very much, I have to go out now so will try it later!

  • 16. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    denise CLARK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Linc,

    I just followed your instruction and there was no text appearing, it has been empty now in the system log for a couple of minutes. I will just leave it now and see what happens?

  • 17. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,270 points)

    I'm not sure I understand your response. You mean there's no output in the Terminal window? In that case, please post a screenshot of the window showing what you did.

  • 18. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    denise CLARK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Linc,

    this text came up when i clicked on all messages then went back to system log. they cover the time i carried out your instruction. (my external drive was not pluged into my computer which is why time machine failed). I have bold type where i carried out your instruction.

     

    Jan 30 18:01:12 Denise-Clarks-Computer loginwindow[41]: loginwindow SleepWakeCallback WILL sleep
    Jan 30 18:01:15 Denise-Clarks-Computer com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter): Failed to count the number of files in "/System/Library/StartupItems": No such file or directory
    Jan 30 18:01:15: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Jan 30 18:01:15 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: network configuration changed.
    Jan 30 18:42:21 Denise-Clarks-Computer loginwindow[41]: loginwindow SleepWakeCallback will power on, Currenttime:1/30/2013 6:42:21.001 PM - Waketime:1/30/2013 6:42:21.000 PM = Deltatime:0.000920951
    Jan 30 18:42:21 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: -[TCMPortMapper networkDidChange:] NSConcreteNotification 0x1a8390 {name = State:/Network/Global/IPv4; object = <IXSCNotificationManager: 0x6a4450>}
    Jan 30 18:42:22 Denise-Clarks-Computer com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter): Failed to count the number of files in "/System/Library/StartupItems": No such file or directory
    Jan 30 18:42:23: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Jan 30 18:42:22 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: Sleep: Success - AC 98 - Idle Sleep
    Jan 30 18:42:22 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: Wake: Success - AC 98 - USB4
    Jan 30 18:42:22 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: Hibernate Statistics
    Jan 30 18:42:22 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: network configuration changed.
    Jan 30 18:42:23 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: deamonConnectionReady
    Jan 30 18:42:23 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: (\n        {\n        fan = F0Ac;\n        speed = "2730.769";\n    },\n        {\n        fan = F1Ac;\n        speed = "2016.484";\n    }\n)
    Jan 30 18:42:23 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: -[TCMPortMapper networkDidChange:] NSConcreteNotification 0x14fdae10 {name = State:/Network/Global/IPv4; object = <IXSCNotificationManager: 0x6a4450>; userInfo = {\n    PrimaryInterface = en1;\n    PrimaryService = "114B839E-7328-4BC7-8EA8-F39785F9DB68";\n    Router = "192.168.1.254";\n}}
    Jan 30 18:42:26 Denise-Clarks-Computer BatteryUpdater[3078]: Battery does not need the BatteryUpdate v 1.2 (0x2)
    Jan 30 18:42:28 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: deamonConnectionReady
    Jan 30 18:42:28 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: (\n        {\n        fan = F0Ac;\n        speed = "2730.769";\n    },\n        {\n        fan = F1Ac;\n        speed = "2016.484";\n    }\n)
    Jan 30 18:42:51 Denise-Clarks-Computer loginwindow[41]: no spins reported for this wake
    Jan 30 18:42:51 Denise-Clarks-Computer [0x0-0x1b01b0].backupd-helper[3076]: Not starting Time Machine backup after wake - failed to resolve alias to backup volume
    Jan 30 18:44:02 Denise-Clarks-Computer Pages[3087]: *** WARNING: Method setDrawsGrid: in class NSTableView is deprecated. It will be removed in a future release and should no longer be used.
    Jan 30 18:48:31 Denise-Clarks-Computer ntpd[30]: time reset +0.267555 s
    Jan 30 18:52:18 Denise-Clarks-Computer [0x0-0x64064].org.mozilla.firefox[653]: NOTE: child process received `Goodbye', closing down
    Jan 30 18:53:27 Denise-Clarks-Computer AOSNotification[177]: [AOSNotification] XMPP session not connected - no ping sent
    Jan 30 18:54:02 Denise-Clarks-Computer Xmarks for Safari[165]: *** __NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x3680060 of class OC_PythonString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Jan 30 19:03:53 Denise-Clarks-Computer [0x0-0x64064].org.mozilla.firefox[653]: NOTE: child process received `Goodbye', closing down
    Jan 30 19:08:27 Denise-Clarks-Computer AOSNotification[177]: [AOSNotification] XMPP session not connected - no ping sent
    Jan 30 19:09:02 Denise-Clarks-Computer Xmarks for Safari[165]: *** __NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x3680060 of class OC_PythonString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Jan 30 19:12:06 Denise-Clarks-Computer loginwindow[41]: loginwindow SleepWakeCallback WILL sleep
    Jan 30 19:53:00 Denise-Clarks-Computer loginwindow[41]: loginwindow SleepWakeCallback will power on, Currenttime:1/30/2013 7:53:00.001 PM - Waketime:1/30/2013 7:53:00.000 PM = Deltatime:0.000766993
    Jan 30 19:53:01 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: Sleep: Success - AC 98 - Idle Sleep
    Jan 30 19:53:01 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: Wake: Success - AC 98 - USB4
    Jan 30 19:53:01 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: Hibernate Statistics
    Jan 30 19:53:01 Denise-Clarks-Computer com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter): Failed to count the number of files in "/System/Library/StartupItems": No such file or directory
    Jan 30 19:53:03: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Jan 30 19:53:01 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: network configuration changed.
    Jan 30 19:53:01 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: PMConnection AirPort configd plug-in com.apple.powermanagement.applicationresponse.slowresponse 1948 ms
    Jan 30 19:53:01 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: PMConnection IPConfiguration com.apple.powermanagement.applicationresponse.slowresponse 1962 ms
    Jan 30 19:53:02 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: -[TCMPortMapper networkDidChange:] NSConcreteNotification 0x14ec3c00 {name = State:/Network/Global/IPv4; object = <IXSCNotificationManager: 0x6a4450>}
    Jan 30 19:53:02 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: deamonConnectionReady
    Jan 30 19:53:02 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: (\n        {\n        fan = F0Ac;\n        speed = "2730.769";\n    },\n        {\n        fan = F1Ac;\n        speed = "2016.484";\n    }\n)
    Jan 30 19:53:03 Denise-Clarks-Computer com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter): Failed to count the number of files in "/System/Library/StartupItems": No such file or directory
    Jan 30 19:53:03: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Jan 30 19:53:03 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: network configuration changed.
    Jan 30 19:53:04 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: -[TCMPortMapper networkDidChange:] NSConcreteNotification 0x157b3010 {name = State:/Network/Global/IPv4; object = <IXSCNotificationManager: 0x6a4450>; userInfo = {\n    PrimaryInterface = en1;\n    PrimaryService = "114B839E-7328-4BC7-8EA8-F39785F9DB68";\n    Router = "192.168.1.254";\n}}
    Jan 30 19:53:05 Denise-Clarks-Computer BatteryUpdater[3153]: Battery does not need the BatteryUpdate v 1.2 (0x2)
    Jan 30 19:53:07 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: deamonConnectionReady
    Jan 30 19:53:07 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: (\n        {\n        fan = F0Ac;\n        speed = "2730.769";\n    },\n        {\n        fan = F1Ac;\n        speed = "2016.484";\n    }\n)
    Jan 30 19:53:21 Denise-Clarks-Computer ntpd[30]: time reset +0.736950 s
    Jan 30 19:53:31 Denise-Clarks-Computer loginwindow[41]: no spins reported for this wake
    Jan 30 19:53:32 Denise-Clarks-Computer [0x0-0x1be1be].backupd-helper[3149]: Not starting Time Machine backup after wake - failed to resolve alias to backup volume
    Jan 30 19:54:06 Denise-Clarks-Computer com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter): Failed to count the number of files in "/System/Library/StartupItems": No such file or directory
    Jan 30 19:54:06: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Jan 30 19:54:06 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: network configuration changed.
    Jan 30 19:54:06 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: -[TCMPortMapper networkDidChange:] NSConcreteNotification 0x1c1fd0 {name = State:/Network/Global/IPv4; object = <IXSCNotificationManager: 0x6a4450>}
    Jan 30 19:54:07 Denise-Clarks-Computer ntpd[30]: sendto(17.72.255.11) (fd=26): Can't assign requested address
    Jan 30 19:54:07 Denise-Clarks-Computer com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter): Failed to count the number of files in "/System/Library/StartupItems": No such file or directory
    Jan 30 19:54:07: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Jan 30 19:54:07 Denise-Clarks-Computer configd[15]: network configuration changed.
    Jan 30 19:54:10 Denise-Clarks-Computer SystemUIServer[126]: -[TCMPortMapper networkDidChange:] NSConcreteNotification 0x14edcb40 {name = State:/Network/Global/IPv4; object = <IXSCNotificationManager: 0x6a4450>; userInfo = {\n    PrimaryInterface = en1;\n    PrimaryService = "114B839E-7328-4BC7-8EA8-F39785F9DB68";\n    Router = "192.168.1.254";\n}}
    Jan 30 19:54:11 Denise-Clarks-Computer mDNSResponder[16]: RegisterInterface: Frequent transitions for interface en1 (FE80:0000:0000:0000:0216:CBFF:FEBE:3DC0)
    Jan 30 19:56:30 Denise-Clarks-Computer com.apple.backupd-auto[3176]: Not starting scheduled Time Machine backup - time machine destination not resolvable.
    Jan 30 20:04:18 Denise-Clarks-Computer AOSNotification[177]: [AOSNotification] XMPP session not connected - no ping sent
    Jan 30 20:04:53 Denise-Clarks-Computer Xmarks for Safari[165]: *** __NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x3680060 of class OC_PythonString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking

  • 19. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    denise CLARK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also, Linc,  I don't know if you have seen a similar post of mine on this mentioning which i feel may be important is that i had a new motherboard fitted a couple of years ago because my graphics card burned out!

  • 20. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,270 points)

    I'm asking for the text that appears in the Terminal window, not in the Console window.

  • 21. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    denise CLARK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, the terminal window is where exactly please? Sorry I am a novice

  • 22. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)

    Applications > Utilities > Terminal

  • 23. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,270 points)

    I posted some instructions for you to do something in the Terminal a few messages back, but I think that was a bit too ambitious for your experience level.

     

    Instead of trying for a precision fix, I suggest you use the Apple Support approach. Back up all data, then boot from your installation disc and reinstall OS X. When the system reboots, run Software Update. You may have to run it more than once to get all available updates. Your data should be unaffected.

     

    If you have any doubts about how to carry out this procedure, don't. Make a "Genius" appointment at an Apple Store for assistance.

     

    If there's no improvement after the reinstallation, you may need to do something more drastic: a clean reinstallation. For that, you really do need someone more experienced to help you in person.

  • 24. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    denise CLARK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok thanks for your help and patience! A clean install is what?

  • 25. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,270 points)

    Erase the drive and reinstall everything from scratch.

  • 26. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    Denise Clark111 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Linc, I have tried your first instuction again and it has worked. So the window that came up is titled system.log

    size 27.87 GB on disk

    created thursday 13 sept 2012

     

    I tried your second instruction and it wouldnt work for me, it's me!

    what do you reckon?

    I am backed up to time machine on an external drive WD which is kept only for time machine. I think I could do an erase and install, I did it before my update to snow leopard.

    I'm not sure it's a good idea to just restore my cleaned disc with the time machine back up in case it reinstalls the same problem, so i was planning just to put certain things like mail and contacts and certain applications (just the ones that came with snow leopard). Or, do you think it will be ok just to reinstall everything?

    I could delete the extra applications then back up after and reinstall that back up.

    I'd appreciate your thoughts linc, thanks!

  • 27. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    Denise Clark111 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I forgot to mention, that the size of my log file is staying the same now for a couple of days.

  • 28. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,270 points)

    I'll assume that you're the original poster in this thread, though you're not using the same ID. I don't know which instructions you're referring to. You marked your question solved. Is it?

  • 29. Re: can i delete the data in the system log? it takes up 26 GB of my hard disc! help please!
    denise CLARK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Linc. Someone else told me where to find the terminal and I said that was solved, only that.

    The instruction you gave me first was

    triple-click the line below

    /var/log/system.log

    rightclick or control -click the highlighted line and select

    Services show info

    from the contextual menu. an auto dialog should open in the general section , what is shown for size and created?

    Sorry for the confusion with my user name on this disscussion.