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StarManta 04-03-2004 02:28 AM

Powerbook always seems to be loading something....
 
.....even when there seems to be nothing for it to be loading.
Is there any way I can figure out what process is reading/writing how much, so I can kill the offending program?

TylerMoney 04-03-2004 05:13 AM

open up activity monitor under utilities...is something is working, that should show you what's eating up processes. Or you could go into terminal, and type top, that'll also show you whats going on.

StarManta 04-03-2004 11:42 AM

I don't need what's taking up the processor, I need what's using the hard drive.

GLJones 04-03-2004 07:54 PM

I have the same question. I notice in the Library>Receipts folder there are tons of install packages for software I installed.

Can these files be removed safely? They seem to take up tons of space.

Any other folders we ca safely clean out to make more room?

Jerry

witeshark 04-03-2004 08:02 PM

Go in Finder - applications -utilities -terminal and type top -there you see what's running. from there you can kill what you don't want running kill (PID) process ID. kill PID -9 for make it absolute :)

StarManta 04-03-2004 10:55 PM

Well, Repair Permissions and a restart seems to have fixed whatever it was... I'll keep that in mind next time it starts acting up.

witeshark 04-03-2004 11:00 PM

Very glad to hear that! :) ;) :D


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