Apps That Seem to Crash WoW on OS X 10.5.5

by barce on December 14, 2008

I wrote this quick script to take care of apps that seem to Crash OS X 10.5.5 on my Macbook Pro. I have just 1GiB of RAM instead of the recommended 2GiB, but ever since killing the processes in the script below, I haven’t had a crash.

The bad guys are:

  • Google Updater
  • Cross Over
  • HPEventHandler
  • HP IO Classic Proxy
  • HP IO Classic Proxy 2

I killed privoxy in my script below just to get more memory to run Warcraft.

#!/bin/bash

C1=`ps ax | grep Cross | grep -v grep | cut -c3-6`
echo “C1: $C1”
kill -9 $C1
C1=`ps ax | grep “Google Updater” | grep -v grep | cut -c3-6`
echo “C1: $C1”
kill -9 $C1
C1=`ps ax | grep “HPEventHandler” | grep -v grep | cut -c3-6`
echo “C1: $C1”
kill -9 $C1
C1=`ps ax | grep “HP IO Classic Proxy 2” | grep -v grep | cut -c3-6`
echo “C1: $C1”
kill -9 $C1
C1=`ps ax | grep “HP IO Classic Proxy \-” | grep -v grep | cut -c3-6`
echo “C1: $C1”
kill -9 $C1
C1=`ps ax | grep “privoxy” | grep -v grep | cut -c3-6`
echo “C1: $C1”
kill -9 $C1

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