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Avoid high kernel_task utilization on 2005 PowerBooks
Authored by: Wetzel on Aug 12, '05 08:20:20PM
If you just need a bit more CPU juice for a while, you can disable the trackpad by running
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBTrackpad.kext/
in the terminal -- this is great if you use a USB mouse. Note that every once in a while I have gotten a kernel panic when unloading an extension.

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Avoid high kernel_task utilization on 2005 PowerBooks
Authored by: klatt on Oct 03, '05 06:31:16AM

You can also go into system preferences -> keyboard & mouse then to the "trackpad" tab and click "ignore trackpad when mouse is present"...

I think that does the same thing as unloading it. Not sure....



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