Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:05 AM (in response to jordanmthunger)
That's not a known OSX process. Must be from some third party software, although I come up empty handed when I search for that. Are you spelling that correctly?
Whatever it is, it will only return with a reboot, but you can temporarily kill it using Quit Process from Activity Monitor
Get EasyFind and search for its locations. But don't delete anything yet.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:07 AM (in response to WZZZ)
HI! I typoed the process in the sub line...sorry. It definetly is a system process:
71 RetroISA root 70.7 18 543.9 MB
Intel (64 bit)
Hopefully this is more clear....the paste is from the activity monitor.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:16 AM (in response to jordanmthunger)
Then I've never heard of it or come across it. What does EasyFind show? I'm running 10.6.8 and it's nowhere on my system. And just because it's owned by root, doesn't mean it's a native process. Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions and see if you find anything by that name or related.
Description of Mac OS X processes.
Message was edited by: WZZZ
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:25 AM (in response to jordanmthunger)
Check Launch Agents and Launch Daemons in /Library and /System/Library. Also check Accounts>Login Items in Sys Prefs. It might show up under some other name.
As I said, you can kill it, but it will only return with a restart.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 4:32 AM (in response to WZZZ)
Nothing in either spot...appreciate your help. I guess I will kill it now and on each restart.
Instinct tells me this has something to do with an apple express 7.6.1 firmware upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 5:58 AM (in response to jordanmthunger)
In case this is some indispensable system process I don't know about, use the following at your own risk:
Open Terminal in Utilities and enter
sudo kill -9 <PID #>
( sudo kill -9 465 )
Important, leave a space after -9 then enter the current PID, which would be the PID from the current boot or after trying to kill it in AM. This will probably still be 465.
Hit return. You will then be prompted for your admin pword, which won't appear anywhere when you enter it and you will get a warning about using sudo. Then hit return again.
Have you looked thoroughly with EasyFind for any name that might be similar or related? Set EF settings to scan all files, ignore case, invisible. Try entering Retrol alone without SA. Besides All Words, try Phrase and Unix Wildcards also.
When you said this was a system process, is that because it comes up under the System Processes tab of AM?
How much CPU is it using. Is it so much you can't live with it?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 6:10 AM (in response to WZZZ)
Thanks...i can live with the usage but would rather not.
I'll search again and try to identify the process before a sudo kill. Somewhere out there someone must have heard of this thing!
Thanks again for your suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 6:28 AM (in response to jordanmthunger)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 6:59 AM (in response to andyBall_uk)
WHOA! Terrific... Yes, I did just upgrade to Retrospect 10 and this link did the trick!
Thanks Andy and again, thanks to WZZZ.
PS: I have asked the Devon folks why easy find could not find this file.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to jordanmthunger)
Andy...after editing the retro_ISA.ini file a la:
Edit the Retro_ISA.ini using the above directions [perms] and change StartRetroISA=1 to StartRetroISA=0
...saving and closing, should the process be quit or left as is?
I have adjusted the perms and made the file edit but the scanning continues.
Have you adjusted this file on your end?