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5690 Views 18 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2008 4:13 PM by woodan
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2008 4:23 PM (in response to gudphilip)Good tip from Ken. Also, check your system.log for errors when it happens.
That is /Applications/Utilities/Console >> log files >> system.log
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2008 4:38 PM (in response to jaydyke)Hi,
I didn't mean to imply that the cause of this problem is definitely a memory leak. I just provided an example of a situation in which the operating system could be powerless to allow the user to force-quit an app, through no fault of the operating system itself. Although this may in fact be the cause, check the System Console log entries at the time when odd things were noticed, and then move backward through the log for a few minutes to see if there are signs of unusual things happening. Usually going back no more than 20 minutes should be enough to see if something odd was happening. From those messages, you should be able to determine what app was having problems, and from there, concentrate on that app, especially keeping track of whether that app is always running when your system problems occur.
Ken12 G4 PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 1.125 Gb RAM
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2008 4:13 PM (in response to gudphilip)This is has started happening to me, but it's happening everytime I run certain applications. Namely iTunes, Firefox, Garageband, Mail, and most likely many more.
I've tried to force quit - no success.
I've tried to kill the process - no success.
However, when I list the processes they appear like this:
212 ?? E 0:00.00 (GarageBand)
The E being trying to quit. I don't know if this is the same problem. Hopefully, it isn't and someone knows what I can do to sort this out. I noticed the guys in this thread talking about external drives. Now that I think about this only started happening to me after I plugged in my WD MyBook and backed up my iTunes. This must have something to do with it.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)