6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2010 6:10 PM by aprouser
B.Murph Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
my macbook has been laggy i'd say for about a month now -- super SLOW, lots of rainbow waiting mans going on...

cpu: user: 4%, system: 2%, Idle: 98%

right now i'm only running safari and mail and it's uber slow... i don't know what to do. ran disk utility.. here are the results!

120.03 gb internal sata disk: "Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent" has been modified and will not be repaired."

then pressed "repair disk permissions" and it told me:

Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent" has been modified and will not be repaired.


then ran disk permissions on my hd and it said:

Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent" has been modified and will not be repaired.

is this what's making is slow? what should i doooo?

help. PLEASE.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • aprouser Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    Well according to "Mac OS X: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions messages that you can safely ignore" (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448?viewlocale=en_US) the "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent" is listed there and the article states at the bottom:

    Resolution
    You can safely ignore these messages. You can also usually ignore any "ACL found but not expected..." message. These messages can occur if you change permissions on a file or directory. These messages are accurate but are generally not a cause for concern.


    So apparently not an immediate concern there. Not sure though if it would cause the device to be slow; will check around and see if can find anything else.

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  • Whitecity Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
    Have you ever installed any Adobe apps?
  • aprouser Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    Just to clarify,

    Is the system running slow when not using Safari and Mail - still getting the beachball when "nothing" is being used? Or is it just a slow Safari issue? If so, what version Safari are you using? Any particular settings you may have tweaked (or not)?

    Have you done any updates / upgrades recently? How long have you had the system / current hard disk?

    Just to be on the safe side, I would backup your data, since spinning beachball could be sign of hard disk failing.
  • B.Murph Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    negative -- no adobe apps.
  • B.Murph Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    system runs slow all the time. stupid beach vall.

    computer updates automatically.

    no tweaked settings, just general use (i.e. listening to the new girl talk c.d. on repeat, browsing recipes websites, and watching harry potter cast members say 'can i have an order of mozzarella sticks?' in an 'american accent'). and its safari 5.0.3.

    downloaded snow leopard last christmas.

    backed up last weekend.

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  • aprouser Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    Have a look at "Topic : MacBook Pro slowing down" (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=12440208&#12440208).

    I would try walking through "Dale Weisshaar" advice first. If that does not work, and you feel that you have done enough troubleshooting then may want to try:

    "Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)" (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964?viewlocale=enUS&locale=enUS)

    Note, down toward the bottom of that page is:

    After performing normal troubleshooting, these symptoms may indicate that an SMC reset may be necessary:


    And then (as one of the symptoms):

    System Performance
    The computer is running unusually slowly although it is not experiencing abnormally high CPU utilization.


    Hope this helps.

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