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Damien
10-18-2012, 06:56 PM
I get this error message at startup sometimes I'd say maybe 30% of the time

http://www.macmeisters.com/~damien/600.jpg

Any clue?

rwm
10-18-2012, 08:31 PM
Never seen it. In which OS?

unclemac
10-18-2012, 09:16 PM
I would click the OK button. :D


.....Check Console and see if there are any clues? What happens after the error message?

ricks
10-19-2012, 07:58 AM
You don't hear noises coming from the attic..... do you?

Damien
10-19-2012, 08:07 AM
I DO click the ok button and everything is fine

10.8.2

and no.. no unknown evil noises in the house that aren't purposely generated by me

Searched Apple with no results a few weeks ago

But today I see an answer on the Apple forums. Seems a startup item causes this, don't know which one yet but I don't have many

iTunesHelper
Classic Menu
TrackBallWorksHelper
smcFanControl

if it's the iTunesHelper then I doubt there is anything I can do about it
Classic Menu is an app and does NOT install any system/kernel extensions
Trackball Works does install a kext so I am suspicious…
SMC Fan Control probably does as well but I don't know for sure

None of this stuff is newly installed. I think this started happening with 10.8. I think I'll go check for updates….

Damien
10-19-2012, 08:47 AM
Ok

I have pared it down to two items

iTunesHelper
TrackballWorks

I have an applescript that I use to launch all my commonly used apps, I added the other two to that. (one click = 8 apps launched)

I have USB Overdrive but I don't like the way it handles my trackball so I will be needing to keep Trackball Works, also USB O/D installs a kext as well.

I use iTunes more than any other app…

Damien
10-19-2012, 08:58 AM
Seems to be apple related. Found several more posts about it now and several apps are mentioned (FCP, iTunes, iMovie) ALL I have found mentioned are Apple applications and all are multi media related.

I am betting this is a Quicktime error

Damien
10-19-2012, 09:37 AM
Found this…

What does iTunes Helper do? (http://osxdaily.com/2009/09/10/ituneshelper-what-does-itunes-helper-do/)

So it's now disabled. This makes trackball works my only startup item.

unclemac
10-19-2012, 09:44 AM
Good deal.

Always want to make sure that your (track)balls are handled correctly. That's very important. :)

ricks
10-19-2012, 10:18 AM
Good deal.

Always want to make sure that your (track)balls are handled correctly. That's very important. :)

Q.E.D. Hence the noises in the attic being self attributable.

Damien
10-19-2012, 11:14 AM
To smite or not to smite….