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__CFServiceControllerBeginPBSLoadForLocalizations timed out Error in Consol

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Sep 9, 2009 11:40 PM
Hi,

On my MBP (Specs below) with a clean install of Snow Leopard, I'm getting random freezes that last for between 30 and 120 seconds. The only thing I can track it down to is shown in the console, with multiple applications throwing the following error:

__CFServiceControllerBeginPBSLoadForLocalizations timed out while talking to pbs

for example (note this occurs for many applications, some are not listed below)

10/09/09 4:19:52 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[269] (com.apple.pbs) Throttling respawn: Will start in 5 seconds
10/09/09 4:20:57 PM ScrobblePod[346] __CFServiceControllerBeginPBSLoadForLocalizations timed out while talking to pbs
10/09/09 4:20:57 PM EarthDesk Core[343] __CFServiceControllerBeginPBSLoadForLocalizations timed out while talking to pbs
10/09/09 4:20:57 PM ChronoSyncBackgrounder[339] __CFServiceControllerBeginPBSLoadForLocalizations timed out while talking to pbs
10/09/09 4:20:57 PM SizeUp[344] __CFServiceControllerBeginPBSLoadForLocalizations timed out while talking to pbs
10/09/09 4:20:57 PM HazelHelper[347] __CFServiceControllerBeginPBSLoadForLocalizations timed out while talking to pbs
10/09/09 4:21:26 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[269] (com.apple.pbs) Throttling respawn: Will start in 6 seconds

I've googled and not found much explanation. I've uninstalled Growl (its not recommended for Snow Leopard); upgraded all applications I can to Snow Leopard versions; removed all localisations except for the one I'm using (English), but am stumped.

Any thoughts?

TIA
Simon
MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6), 2.53GHZ MBP 4GB/500GB | 2GHZ MB 4GB/500GB | iPhone 3G 16GB |
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,045 points)
    HI,

    com.apple.launchd.peruser

    Try forcing background maintenance to empty log and cache files.

    Mac OS X: How to force background maintenance tasks (logs and temporary items)





    Carolyn
    Intel iMac 2.66 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone 3GS PBookG4 iBookG4 Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,045 points)
    How much free space on the startup disk?

    Control or right click the MacintoshHD icon on your Desktop. Click "Get Info". Under the General tab you will see Capacity and Available. *Make sure there is at least 10% available disk space, 15% is better.*

    If you have any peripherals connected like a printer... disconnect and restart the Mac.

    Are you running anti virus software by chance?

    What is this application? *EarthDesk Core*

    I have a feeling that is isn't compatible with 10.6
    Go here. http://www.techspot.com/downloads/3807-earthdesk.html

    It just says Mac OS, not 10.5 or 10.6

    Delete that application and see if that makes a difference.










    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
    Intel iMac 2.66 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone 3GS PBookG4 iBookG4 Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
  • sgginc Level 3 Level 3 (640 points)
    I have the same issue.

    With Activity Monitor open and Disk Activity selected my disk activity spikes all during the freeze.

    When the disk activity stops the freeze stops.

    Ran Disk Warrior with no luck.

    Console has no messages just before or after the freeze.

    Thanks ... Ken

    Message was edited by: sgginc
    MacBook Pro; Mac Pro 3.2, 8800GT, 16Gb; G5 Dual 2.5, Mac OS X (10.6), 30" and 23" ACD
  • Derek K. Calculating status...
    "__CFServiceControllerBeginPBSLoadForLocalizations timed out while talking to pbs"

    I am experiencing the same issue, only with web browsers. Safari seems to hang when I navigate to a page which uses flash. I have tried Safari, Omniweb, and Firefox and gotten similar results. I have another machine which is not experiencing the problem. Also, created a new user which has the same issues. I have the most current version of Adobe Flash.

    Seems like a software issue. I ran Cocktail and used "pilot" to run all service scripts, empty cache, etc, which seems to fix the problem intermittently (1 hour or so) after which time the problem surfaces again.

    Any ideas?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2.33 Core 2 Duo
  • jabial Calculating status...
    This is clearly a services issue. Couldn't find the command line to solve it, so I simply installed a third-party service (go to folder) in the hope that it would somehow force a rebuild of the services database or something like that. It worked. Some people report that for them, something else worked, like deleting a service from /System/Library/Services and rebooting, but I really wouldn't do this since it's full of Apple Services thay might be important.
    Macbook Pro 15'' 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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