Voodoo kernel slowing down shutdown?

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    Neosword

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    Hi, I installed OS X according to diablonet's guide. Everything worked fine. Then I installed IPHONE SDK and Voodoo Kernel. The shutdown time went from 5 seconds to 10 seconds. Any ideas if Voodoo may be causing this?
     
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    Did you install the shutdown crash fix? Because AFAIK that involves playing an 8 second (silent) sound file, which would slow down shutdown a bit.
     
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    OMG, you're Right! That's gotta be the issue. Can I just fix it by replacing the sound with a shorter one? If I can, how short is safe? Maybe I can time how long it normally takes and then select a sound of that length. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
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    You might be lucky and have it work with a shorter "sound". But I tried 5 seconds for instance, and it wasn't long enough to "wake up" the audio circuitry and prevent crashes on my machine. So I settled for 8 seconds to be on the safe side. I haven't had a single crash with this 8 second sound.

    Mind you, you can spend those 8 seconds closing the lid and packing your stuff ;)
     
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    Maybe you could create a 10 second 'count up' audio file and use it a few times... you'd get an idea how many seconds it took for the audio circuitry to wake up?

    That is, if you really wanted to shave a couple seconds off shutdown...
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. I tried reducing the sound to 3 and 5 seconds but It didn't worked. I ended up leaving the 8 second default sound. It's way better to wait acouple of extra seconds than having the netbook crashing on you.
     
    Neosword, Feb 6, 2009
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