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#5449 - 10/28/09 03:59 PM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Thanks, Hal! This is a really nice rundown on what AJ does. I like the oil change analogy - this is the right term with new cats!


Edited by macnerd10 (10/28/09 03:59 PM)
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#5456 - 10/28/09 11:22 PM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
> AFAIK, AppleJack only offers these 5 tasks:

From Applejack's "Read Me:"

Quote:
Beyond these basic functions, AppleJack can also test your RAM (if you choose to install the included memtest), disable auto login, disable login items for a user, and clear out your NetInfo database--readying it for being reconfigured by the Apple Setup program. These last options are only available from the expert menu (accessible by hitting x from in AppleJack's main menu), and should be considered experimental at this point.


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#5461 - 10/29/09 12:37 AM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: artie505]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Yup... i don't know about those. [thus the "AFAIK"]
  • The memtest part involves installing shareware, so i always skipped it.
     
  • The login options sound good... i'll look at the expert menu next time i enter SU mode.
     
  • NetInfo is gone from Leopard, so that part doesn't seem relevant anymore... but HMMM, i wonder what sort of 'backup and restore'-ability we have for Directory Services then? It's kind of weird how <this article> mentions 10.5 under "Products Affected" and yet nothing else on that page seems related to Leopard at all.

    Anyone know offhand? What's the "fix it" plan if something inside /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/ gets corrupted?
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#5538 - 11/02/09 10:18 AM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: macnerd10]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
OnyX 2.1 for Snow Leopard is now available. This is a finished version, not a beta, and you can download it here.
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#5545 - 11/02/09 03:11 PM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: artie505]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: artie505
These last options are only available from the expert menu (accessible by hitting x from in AppleJack's main menu), and should be considered experimental at this point.

Took a quick look today, but only stuck around long enough to copy down the "menu" items:

[0] deep clean cache files  
(Allows you to run the deep clean without having to run AUTO)
[1] check hard drive integrity  
(Not implemented yet. Can't get smartctl to work on all drives.)
[2] test memory
[3] bless system folder  
(Not implemented yet. Can't test adequately on my machine.)
[4] disable auto login
[5] disable login items for a user
[6] restore netinfo database from backup
[7] disable system configuration files
[8] disable NetInfo NFS mounts  
(Only if you've set them up in NetInfo rather than fstab)
[9] enable new machine setup

[Hmm, i guess that much was in the ReadMe as well. blush
Have added the author's own comments above in green.]



Edited by Hal Itosis (11/02/09 03:19 PM)

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#5551 - 11/02/09 11:31 PM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
> "should be considered experimental at this point"

I'll live by that for the time being and hope I never need to find out precisely how experimental which "expert" functions are.
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#5655 - 11/07/09 11:36 AM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: artie505]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Anybody tried the new Onyx for SL yet?
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#5657 - 11/07/09 01:44 PM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: macnerd10]
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Registered: 08/06/09
Have run in Automation 2-3 times and so far works fine- Mark
I should add that I am only running Snow Leopard on my backup so it is only a part time test. Will probably switch over to Snow Leopard on my main drive in the next few weeks.


Edited by MarkG (11/07/09 01:52 PM)

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#5663 - 11/07/09 02:07 PM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: macnerd10]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I don't use OnyX all that often but I have run automation with no problems.
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#5690 - 11/08/09 04:33 PM Re: Problem with latest OnyX beta in Snow Leopard [Re: joemikeb]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Thanks for the feedback!
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