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Finding all not responding tasks from the command line in OSX?

I know I can do ps -aux | xargs kill etc but I want to list the PIDs of all tasks that are not responding (the red ones in Activity Monitor). What command I can execute in my terminal to list these ...
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Mac SSD freezing & I/O error

6 months ago I've added a SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 512GB) on the back of the superdrive and enabled TRIM. It's still as fast as it was when I bought it. Since some days my mac randomly freezes twice a ...
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mac os freeze but no logs in the console messages

My max os keeps crashing about once a day, I've noted down the exact time (down to the second) and checked in the console messages. But got no messages at all for that entire ten minutes. It crashed ...
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Automator in Mavericks freezes when creating or opening a Folder Action

Short version: On an older Mac, Automator hangs when trying to create a Folder Action. I have an older Mac being used as a media server. It is a Core 2 Duo iMac with 3 GB of memory, running ...
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1answer
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why has my computer mouse started jumping and freezing?

I have an Imac which i have been running on 10.6 for ages and was fine but I just upgraded to 10.9.1. It was working fine for a week and now my mouse either moves with incredible slowness and short ...
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1answer
209 views

New Macbook Pro Retina Spinning Wheel Then Complete Freeze

I checked the console and this message was repeating before crashing, although I am not certain it caused either the spinning wheel or the freeze. 12/11/13 8:45:56.106 PM ...
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Mavericks freezing on boot

I updated my 2007 non-unibody Macbook Pro with 4gb RAM and 2.2ghz Core 2 Duo. It successfully installed, then the spinner froze on boot and the computer wouldn't start. I ended up just reinstalling ...
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1answer
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Unfreeze a frozen osx UI using ssh without shutting down all applications?

My mac freezes occasionally, and most often I simply restart it by holding down the power button for 5+ seconds. Today however, I had been running a huge file scan for 14 hours when the UI froze ...
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Macbook freezes, console printing kernel: disk0s2 I/O error

Yesterday I've closed my mac, opened it today and experienced horrible performance slowdown, beachball, and eventually a freeze. After several reboots I managed to close most of my applications but ...
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Why a Macbook Pro Retina can't open a big folder of images without freezing?

I have a folder with 60000 32x32 images. Opening that folter on my Macbook Pro Retina causes it to freeze for almost a minute. Also, navigating from one image to another displays a lag on the Finder ...
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1answer
330 views

Snow Leopard 10.6.8 — Short freezes all the time

I have a Macbook white (2010) and I'm facing an annoying thing since I'd bought it. I've already re-installed the system some times, but the fact is that I got short freezes for 2-3 seconds when ...
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Frequent Mac lockups due to fsck_hfs

My Macbook Pro (10.6.8) locks up every day at noon for several minutes (and often after sleep). I put 'Activity Monitor' up front right before noon sorted by %CPU, and saw that it ran 'fsck_hfs'. ...
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1answer
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Macbook Pro completely hangs at start, no super user mode nothing

I was moving some files from my external hard drive to a network drive, when the finder started crashing and starting repeatedly, so I forced it off. After that OS X wouldn't start anymore. I booted ...
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1answer
442 views

In OSX Terminal freezes on text select

Once in a while, if I've been using the terminal and click on it to select text, the terminal freezes, with the mouse pointer becoming the spinning wheel. Activity monitor also shows 100% CPU usage. I ...
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1answer
59 views

SSH login very slow on OS X Leopard

My SSH sessions take a very long time to initiate. This applies for logins with and without passwords, interactive and non-interactive. I have tried setting 'GSSAPIAuthentication no' and 'IPQoS ...
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3answers
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Hard drive freezes on MacBook Pro

The hard disk in my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro crashes intermittently. In Activity Monitor, the disk activity flatlines and no data is written or read for a period of time, usually between 15 seconds and ...
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0answers
673 views

Mac OS X, mouse moves but mouse clicking and keyboard stroke doesn't respond?

On my Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.8., the mouse works that if I move it the cursor moves around, but clicking doesn't respond, neither does keyboard strokes respond. How do I recover from this ...
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1answer
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Mac: window manager frozen, have ssh access

I have a Mac which regularly runs into a problem. The user interface stops reponding, showing a "frozen" user interface. The mouse is still moving but clicking does not trigger anything. This happens ...
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MacBook gets frozen in sleep mode

I have a MacBook running OS X 10.5.8 Lately, with increasing frequency, it will freeze up. It happens as follows: I use it for a while, then close the lid, putting it in sleep mode. If I leave ...
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Can I close a firefox tab through the console?

There I was downloading a bunch of stuff from the Internet quite happily using Firefox built-in download manager when I decided to check code academy (a site that teaches you how to program in ...
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Macbook is freezing ever since install of OCZ Agility 3 SSD, any suggestions?

I recently replaced my internal macbook (model: 2007 black) HDD with a OCZ Agility 3, and the laptop has been blazing, just brought back to life :). However, I noticed that the startup is not as ...
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My Mac demands I sacrifice a program to it every 10 minutes or so. What should I do?

Several times today, my Mac (10.6 Snow Leopard) has frozen up. The cursor has become fixed (movable, but the cursor does not change), the screen unresponsive (nothing highlights when I roll over it, I ...
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1answer
364 views

Account on OSX Snow Leopard locks up on login

I have a few problem accounts on a mac mini running Snow Leopard. When logging in with some accounts, it hangs forever. Sshing to the box shows that the user has a session, and the system isn't ...
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1answer
49 views

Screen freezing when using Firefox 5 in OS X

I constantly need to move the windows of Firefox to get the page to visually refresh (like to unpin the window from the top). The problem: I'm on a page, I want to go anywhere else, or I click on a ...
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1answer
275 views

Getting console message: ipc_kmsg_copyout_header: can't grow user ipc space. Any Mac OS X kernel gurus in here?

Ever since upgrading from Mac OS X 10.6.5 to 10.6.7, my computer has started locking up frequently (usually at least once every couple of days). I will get the spinning pinwheel and the system will ...
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1answer
545 views

Thunderbird 3.1.10 often unresponsive

I'm having a problem with Thunderbird and I can't for the life of me figure out what the problem is. I'm using OS X 10.6.7 Thunderbird 3.1.10 I have it configured to check 3 IMAP Google accounts, ...
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1answer
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Macbook Pro boots but doesn't respond

I'm having a strange issue with my Macbook Pro (15", unibody, removable battery). It boots to the desktop, after that it's very slow, and I can't open any programs. I can move the mouse, and make the ...
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2answers
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Hard drive slowing down OSX after updates

After updating OSX several times, I noticed that the hard drive is working even when I'm not doing anything. Also, the hard drive will momentary lock up the system for no apparent reason. How can I ...
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4answers
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How to debug the cause of infrequent freezes of my iMac?

I have an iMac that freezes up on me irregularly. Sometimes I can work for two weeks and everything is fine. Other times I experience 3 or more freezes a day. On average my iMac (bought in June 2010) ...
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1answer
357 views

Macbook freezes while charging

This MacBook(version 2.1) freezes while in OSX(10.5 and 10.6 at least) when in the charger is plugged after having ram upgraded to 4gbs. It doesn't freeze immediately but it always does eventually. ...
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4answers
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Installer hangs on “waiting for other installations to finish” despite no other installations in progress

I started an installation of the Xcode 4 developer's preview last night before going to bed. When I woke up, the installation had popped up a message saying to close Xcode first (doh!). I did so, but ...
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1answer
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Mac OS X 10.6.3 update: Freezes mouse every now and then

Ever since I updated my early 2010 MacBook Pro 13" with the 10.6.3 update, the mouse pointer freezes for 5 to 10 seconds, every now and then. The keyboard is next to unresponsive when this happens. ...
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Android SDK emulator freezes on a Mac running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

I'm having trouble running the Android SDK on both of my Macs running OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard. This appears to be a 64-bit vs. 32-bit issue, as Snow Leopard now defaults to 64-bit everything, ...
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2answers
2k views

Why might a Macbook Pro be freezing on resume from sleep?

My Macbook Pro (17" 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.4.11) often locks up when it resumes from sleep. I usually know I'm in trouble when the display brightness doesn't adjust right away. Then it ...
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3answers
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Mac UI locked up. Are there any ways to unfreeze it short of cycling the power?

My Mac's UI has locked up. Is there any way to unfreeze the system short of cycling the power?