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After installing and using some newer Adobe programs, like Photoshop CS4 or newer versions of Acrobat, you may notice a flood of messages in /var/log/system.log reading kernel: unknown SIGSEGV code 0. These are caused by a broken FLEXnet licensing server; Adobe knows about the problem and says it is "normal." There is a relatively simple way to fix it.

Save the following file in /Library/LaunchAgents as com.18james.killFNPL.plist: Then save the following script as /usr/sbin/killFNPL:
#! /bin/sh
# kills Adobe FNPLicensing Service to prevent log clutter
# ron@doofus, 14 Dec 2008

sleep 5
pid=`ps -axc | grep " FNPLicensingServ" | awk '{print $1}'`
[ $pid ] && kill $pid
exit 0
Finally, run these commands in Terminal:
$ sudo chmod +x /usr/sbin/killFNPL
$ cd /Library/LaunchAgents   
$ sudo launchctl load -w ./com.18james.killFNPL.plist
This works by setting launchd to watch a data file that the FlexNET licensing server modifies each time it authorizes the use of the Adobe product. When the file changes, it sends a sigterm signal to the licensing server. End of bogus error messages in the log and CPU load of the FlexNet licensing server.
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Stop useless log entries from newer Adobe programs
Authored by: HintGuy2006 on Dec 17, '08 11:51:04AM

I get a syntax error when trying to make a script of:
"Unknown token can't go here."

#! /bin/sh
# kills Adobe FNPLicensing Service to prevent log clutter
# ron@doofus, 14 Dec 2008

sleep 5
pid=`ps -axc | grep " FNPLicensingServ" | awk '{print $1}'`
[ $pid ] && kill $pid
exit 0



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Stop useless log entries from newer Adobe programs
Authored by: rflorence on Dec 18, '08 08:35:59AM

Not sure what you mean by "make a script of". You just copy the shell script as /usr/sbin/killFNPL, then follow the directions to change the permissions to executable. It is not an Applescript.



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Stop useless log entries from newer Adobe programs
Authored by: javburg on Apr 27, '09 10:19:03AM

Hi, I just want to know how I must do this:

Then save the following script as /usr/sbin/killFNPL:

Thanks!



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