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System very slow after upgrade to High Sierra

Sam Silverman-2
I upgraded my mid-2011 Mac Mini (8mb ram) to High Sierra. The system shows as being at 10.13.1.

Since upgrading the system has been very slow. Every program I’ve tried seems like it’s running at 1/2 speed. When I try to print, (every time) the system reports "looking for printer” ( a networked HP laserjet) for at least a minute, before it finally starts to print. Mail searches take a minute or two, where before they took a few seconds. Safari seems to take twice as long to open websites. Even moving to the taskbar often does not produce any icons for a minute.

Has anyone else seen this? Anyone have any ideas? Activity monitor does not report any one programming hogging resources. assistantd (which is supposed to be a dictation process) is always up at the top of the list, though I never use dictation.

Thanks in advance,

Sam Silverman


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Re: System very slow after upgrade to High Sierra

Sam Silverman-2
An update -

On further examination, assistantd was consuming 6.75gb of the 8 gb of memory. I forced it to quit and the system is - so far - running better.

Sam

> On Nov 11, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I upgraded my mid-2011 Mac Mini (8mb ram) to High Sierra. The system shows as being at 10.13.1.
>
> Since upgrading the system has been very slow. Every program I’ve tried seems like it’s running at 1/2 speed. When I try to print, (every time) the system reports "looking for printer” ( a networked HP laserjet) for at least a minute, before it finally starts to print. Mail searches take a minute or two, where before they took a few seconds. Safari seems to take twice as long to open websites. Even moving to the taskbar often does not produce any icons for a minute.
>
> Has anyone else seen this? Anyone have any ideas? Activity monitor does not report any one programming hogging resources. assistantd (which is supposed to be a dictation process) is always up at the top of the list, though I never use dictation.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Sam Silverman
>
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Re: System very slow after upgrade to High Sierra

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On 11 Nov 2017, at 13:28, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Since upgrading the system has been very slow. Every program I’ve tried seems like it’s running at 1/2 speed. When I try to print, (every time) the system reports "looking for printer” ( a networked HP laserjet) for at least a minute, before it finally starts to print. Mail searches take a minute or two, where before they took a few seconds. Safari seems to take twice as long to open websites. Even moving to the taskbar often does not produce any icons for a minute.
>
> Has anyone else seen this?

No, and I have 10.13 on several minis.

> Anyone have any ideas?

Reboot into safe mode (hold the shift key until the login window), Then login to the desktop, then reboot again.

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Re: System very slow after upgrade to High Sierra

Sam Silverman-2
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OK. Further developments:

assitantd keeps returning and consuming 6.75 gb of memory. While it’s doing this, the system runs slowly and with problems. If I force it to quit with activity monitor the system returns to better operation, though I’m not sure it’s back to where it was before High Sierra. Not sure yet how long it stays dead or what process keeps bringing it back. If it continues like this, I’ll call Apple. My advice is to steer clear of the update, at least for now.

Sam

> On Nov 11, 2017, at 3:43 PM, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> An update -
>
> On further examination, assistantd was consuming 6.75gb of the 8 gb of memory. I forced it to quit and the system is - so far - running better.
>
> Sam
>
>> On Nov 11, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I upgraded my mid-2011 Mac Mini (8mb ram) to High Sierra. The system shows as being at 10.13.1.
>>
>> Since upgrading the system has been very slow. Every program I’ve tried seems like it’s running at 1/2 speed. When I try to print, (every time) the system reports "looking for printer” ( a networked HP laserjet) for at least a minute, before it finally starts to print. Mail searches take a minute or two, where before they took a few seconds. Safari seems to take twice as long to open websites. Even moving to the taskbar often does not produce any icons for a minute.
>>
>> Has anyone else seen this? Anyone have any ideas? Activity monitor does not report any one programming hogging resources. assistantd (which is supposed to be a dictation process) is always up at the top of the list, though I never use dictation.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Sam Silverman
>>
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Re: System very slow after upgrade to High Sierra

Jerome King-2
I am still on Sierra so following may not be relevant

I didn’t find anything using Google search

I found it in my Activity Monitor and is a 0 type consumer of anything.  Seems to be associated with Address book application

Jerry
On Nov 12, 2017, at 12:38 PM, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]> wrote:

OK. Further developments:

assitantd keeps returning and consuming 6.75 gb of memory. While it’s doing this, the system runs slowly and with problems. If I force it to quit with activity monitor the system returns to better operation, though I’m not sure it’s back to where it was before High Sierra. Not sure yet how long it stays dead or what process keeps bringing it back. If it continues like this, I’ll call Apple. My advice is to steer clear of the update, at least for now.

Sam 




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Re: System very slow after upgrade to High Sierra

Alan Forkosh
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Assitantd is apparently related to dictation. If you don’t use dictation, go to the dictation tab in the Keyboard System Preference and turn it off. See if that helps.

Tip courtesy of the first comment at https://www.kirkville.com/high-cpu-usage-on-macos-from-videosubscriptionsd-process/

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On Nov 12, 2017, at 9:38 AM, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]> wrote:

OK. Further developments:

assitantd keeps returning and consuming 6.75 gb of memory. While it’s doing this, the system runs slowly and with problems. If I force it to quit with activity monitor the system returns to better operation, though I’m not sure it’s back to where it was before High Sierra. Not sure yet how long it stays dead or what process keeps bringing it back. If it continues like this, I’ll call Apple. My advice is to steer clear of the update, at least for now.

Sam





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Re: System very slow after upgrade to High Sierra

Sam Silverman-2
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Final development:

assistantd kept reappearing and the owner was - me! I finally went into System Preferences and disabled both Siri and Dictation. I Forced assistantd to quit and it hasn’t returned. The system is back to normal!

Very bizarre.

Sam

> On Nov 12, 2017, at 12:38 PM, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> OK. Further developments:
>
> assitantd keeps returning and consuming 6.75 gb of memory. While it’s doing this, the system runs slowly and with problems. If I force it to quit with activity monitor the system returns to better operation, though I’m not sure it’s back to where it was before High Sierra. Not sure yet how long it stays dead or what process keeps bringing it back. If it continues like this, I’ll call Apple. My advice is to steer clear of the update, at least for now.
>
> Sam
>
>> On Nov 11, 2017, at 3:43 PM, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> An update -
>>
>> On further examination, assistantd was consuming 6.75gb of the 8 gb of memory. I forced it to quit and the system is - so far - running better.
>>
>> Sam
>>
>>> On Nov 11, 2017, at 3:28 PM, Sam Silverman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> I upgraded my mid-2011 Mac Mini (8mb ram) to High Sierra. The system shows as being at 10.13.1.
>>>
>>> Since upgrading the system has been very slow. Every program I’ve tried seems like it’s running at 1/2 speed. When I try to print, (every time) the system reports "looking for printer” ( a networked HP laserjet) for at least a minute, before it finally starts to print. Mail searches take a minute or two, where before they took a few seconds. Safari seems to take twice as long to open websites. Even moving to the taskbar often does not produce any icons for a minute.
>>>
>>> Has anyone else seen this? Anyone have any ideas? Activity monitor does not report any one programming hogging resources. assistantd (which is supposed to be a dictation process) is always up at the top of the list, though I never use dictation.
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>
>>> Sam Silverman
>>>
>>>
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