On three occasions the system was so locked up, Activity Monitor didn't respond. A few moments ago the fourth occurrence , I was able to determine that disnoted is the culprit. Posted on Oct 18, PM. Page content loaded. These instructions must be carried out as an administrator. If you have only one user account, you are the administrator.
Select it in the results it should be at the top. The application is in the folder that opens. Each message in the log begins with the date and time when it was entered. Scroll back to the time you noted above. Select the messages entered from then until the end of the episode, or until they start to repeat, whichever comes first.
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Copy the messages to the Clipboard by pressing the key combination command-C. Paste into a reply to this message by pressing command-V. The log contains a vast amount of information, almost all of it useless for solving any particular problem. When posting a log extract, be selective. A few dozen lines are almost always more than enough. Please don't indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.
When you post the log extract, you might see an error message on the web page: "You have included content in your post that is not permitted," or "The message contains invalid characters. Please post the text on Pastebin , then post a link here to the page you created. Oct 18, PM. Again today Finder froze twice, nothing much is working on the iMac i3 , El Cap. Distnoted is a perfectly benign process, but it can occasionally consume resources and make your Mac slow down. Instead, use Activity Monitor to see what apps are running — not just system processes. Quit one app at a time and see if the distnoted activity dies down as well.
Apr 8, PM. I too have started having trouble with distnoted. First time I noticed it, it just sat there consuming all available CPU for a few minutes before calming down again. Second time the computer completely locked up. Whenever I brought an application to the foreground it'd work for a short while and then the UI would lock up and I'd get the spinning beachball. I let it sit overnight to see if it would clear up like it did previously.
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It didn't. Instead the keyboard stopped working. I could still use the mouse to launch applications — at least for as long as Finder was still working — but they would still lock up after a short while. In the end I had to do a force shutdown using the power button. I've skimmed through the system log, but there's just too many messages and I don't know what to look for.
Apr 17, AM. Since running It hangs times per working day, and the pattern is always the same.
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I might be just in time to kill the disunited process, which returns the Air to a normal state immediately. However, if I am too late, the spinning beach ball takes over and the machine can only be recovered by turning it off. Every now and then, the machine seems to be able to recover itself without killing distnoted. In those cases, the menu bar which is frozen from the moment the problem starts is reloaded all menu icons disappear and then appear again. It is extremely annoying, especially in the office. I return from a meeting to find my Mac with fans screaming, so I need to do the switch off-boot slow loop that takes quite some time.
On all Macs, the OS and all apps are updated to the latest versions. Apr 22, PM. Same as last model It is a pain that this laptop is not like the old version in functionality. It freezes all the time! I'm working and suddenly the OS becomes unresponsive. I closed it and the everything went back to normal.
But I don't even know what is Distnoted for. Do I need to keep it open? Apple Support. Is it my laptop? Is the the OS Capitan? I've been with the new laptop almost a month and I'm about to return it and switch it for a new one at apple Store. Please respond asap. Apr 25, PM. Apr 25, PM in response to intramartmx In response to intramartmx. Since this is a new Mac, you get free Telephone support. If you want a comment from Apple, I suggest you use your free support. Today I had the distnoted process run amok again, consuming all available CPU.
I opened Activity Monitor but it froze before I could locate distnoted, just like last time. I did however manage to successfully run " sudo killall distnoted " from the Terminal.
The computer returned to normal after a few seconds. Apr 28, PM. I did call Apple Support and they don't even know if it is a hardware issue or OS. Apr 29, AM in response to intramartmx In response to intramartmx. I don't believe this is an hardware issue. It started around or after the moment I upgraded from My MacBook Air is a mid 13" with an i7.
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