very, very slow on Mac Mini

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 21:47:15 CEST 2014


Just a quick not very likely thing to check.. If you have an external drive
hooked up (or more than 1) temporarily remove them and try again.


On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > On 01/04/14 21:06, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> >
> >>
>
>
> > I missed the entire PPC period; I went from a powerbook 180 to an 08
> >>>
> >> macbook . . .
> >>
> >  That is a socking great leap.
>
>
> Yes :)
>
> I switched to unix over LyX and writing equations as a grad student.  Then
> 3 or 4 years ago, a clearance macbook jumped me at Frys.  I figured I could
> always put freebsd on it if I couldn't get along.  And I was about to do
> exactly that, until I used spotlight a couple of times.  I thought it would
> be focus-follows-mouse that would be hardest to give up, but it turned out
> to be cut & paste in X . . .
>
> And I still used them as primarily unix boxen, but with great searching . .
> . and better power management/battery life than I could manage under
> FreeBSD or Linux.
>
>
> > The mini is two or three years old.
> >
> >
> >
> I am inclined to think that something is sneakily working in the background
> > and sucking up the RAM like nobody's business.
> >
> > Better have a look at all the active processes via the thing that I think
> > is called 'System Monitor' in the 'Utilities' folder
> > [nicked from Linux]. If there is something racheting up the RAM there you
> > can Force quit the thing and see if that makes any difference.
> >
> >
> We had to dump a prior account on this machine that got bog-slow with
> nothing I could find.  ANy login or switch-user to that account killed
> things.
>
>
> I'll have it back in a couple of days and can try again . . .
>
> --
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