Disabling Processes at boot time

Joined
Nov 2, 2007
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Your Mac's Specs
MacBook 2.16Ghz, 2GB RAM, 120GB Hard drive, Leopard
Does anybody know how to stop certain processes from being run at boot time? I've looked for a /etc/rc folder or anything similar but havn't been able to find it.

The reason I ask is that after a fresh boot it takes longer than normal to open Safari, iTunes, or Firefox and I'm thinking it's related to Fusion and the additional VMNet processes (could this also cause Wake-On-Lan not to find any computers?).

I've googled it but haven't been able to find anything.
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
25,564
Reaction score
486
Points
83
Location
Blue Mountains NSW Australia
Your Mac's Specs
Silver M1 iMac 512/16/8/8 macOS 11.6
Go into Systems Preferences on the Dock, Systems>Accounts>User>Login Items and make sure nothing is selected there.
 
OP
C
Joined
Nov 2, 2007
Messages
9
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Your Mac's Specs
MacBook 2.16Ghz, 2GB RAM, 120GB Hard drive, Leopard
I've cleared out all the StartupItems in the folder. I found the startup script called by whatever starts the processes and disabled it manually after I had booted, but it didn't make any difference. time to dig deeper...
 

Shop Amazon


Shop for your Apple, Mac, iPhone and other computer products on Amazon.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.
Top