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    FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?

    pfackelmann

      No files loading, just the application

       

       

      Activity monitor (MB):

       

       

      Filemaker 134

      Free 152

      Inactive 476

       

      10.6.8

       

      After computer restart: 6 minutes

      Quit FMP 11, start again: immediately

       

      No network sharing function active, even then no network issues

      Deleted prefs: no success

      Checked fontcache: 1 time effect

      New installation: no success

      Deleted PRAM: no success

      Unchecked plugins: no success

       

      Any ideas/ experience?

       

      Thank you in advance

       

       

      Peter

        • 1. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
          RayCologon

          pfackelmann wrote:

           

          No files loading, just the application

           

           

          Activity monitor (MB):

           

           

          Filemaker 134

          Free 152

          Inactive 476

           

          10.6.8

           

          After computer restart:           6 minutes

          Quit FMP 11, start again:          immediately

           

          No network sharing function active, even then no network issues

          Deleted prefs: no success

          Checked fontcache: 1 time effect

          New installation: no success

          Deleted PRAM: no success

          Unchecked plugins: no success

           

          Any ideas/ experience?

           

          Thank you in advance

           

           

          Peter

           

          Hi Peter,

           

          I'd be curious to know if it makes any difference if you boot from a different drive.

           

          Failing that, it might also be worth actually removing plugins, not merely unchecking them, so they won't load.

           

          Regards,

          Ray

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          • 2. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
            comment

            pfackelmann wrote:

             

            Checked fontcache: 1 time effect

             

            Could you elaborate on this?

            • 3. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
              jormond

              Most of the time when FM loads slow on my PC it is because there is either some Java intensive program eating all the memory...or one of the plugins wasn't initializing correctly or just hanging up.  I see it happen more often with certain older plugins that have not been updated for the newest versions of FM.  I started removing them one at a time, to see which one was the culprit.

              • 4. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                pfackelmann

                >Checked fontcache: 1 time effect

                 

                >Could you elaborate on this

                 

                It worked one time then the problem was back.

                 

                Peter

                • 5. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                  pfackelmann

                  Ray -

                   

                  >boot from a different drive.

                  No success

                   

                  >removing plugins,

                  Yes, it's 360Works_ScriptMaster.fmplugin

                  Version 4.13

                  Version 4.13.1

                   

                  Either put in

                  /Applications/FileMaker Pro 11/Extensions

                  or

                  /Users/peterfackelmann/Library/Application Support/FileMaker/Extensions

                   

                  I would like to use that plugin.

                  I will check with 360.works.com

                   

                  Thank you

                   

                  Peter

                  • 6. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                    pfackelmann

                    Joshua -

                     

                    >or one of the plugins wasn't initializing correctly or just hanging up

                     

                    Yes, see my note to Ray.

                     

                    Peter

                    • 7. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                      jormond

                      When you opened FM, did you have any Java or Flash websites/apps running?  Also, I would uninstall all old versions of Java install on your machine, and make sure you updata Java to it's latest stable version.  That seemed to solve my problem.

                       

                      Do you have more than 1 SM plugin in the extensions folder?  Having multiple plugins, in 1 or both of those folders may also cause that problem.

                      • 8. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                        pfackelmann

                        Joshua -

                         

                        >When you opened FM, did you have any Java or Flash websites/apps running?

                        No.

                         

                        >Also, I would uninstall all old versions of Java install on your machine,

                        Apple doesn't do that when updating.

                        There are 2282 files whose name contains "java".

                        I have no idea how to pick those to delete,-)

                         

                        >and make sure you updata Java to it's latest stable version.

                        Already Apple Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6

                         

                        >Do you have more than 1 SM plugin in the extensions folder?

                        Deleted 360Works_ScriptMaster.fmplugin; this solved the problem.

                        Web.fmplugin

                        and

                        xDBC.fmplugin

                        don't make problems.

                         

                        What are SM plugins? I didn't find a definition.

                        I started with FileMaker II because I thought I wouldn't need a 2nd IT study to handle it.

                        That became true; I built some nice databases.

                        But the actual problem is a bit complex (for me,-)

                        At least it's starting now as it is supposed to do.

                         

                        Peter

                        • 9. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                          andrewshirts

                          Check the External Data Sources for invalid entries. 

                           

                          I inherited a DB that took forever to load, and found a number of out-dated entries (bad IP addresses, mostly).  Once I refreshed the list to only those needed, launch time dropped considerably.

                          • 10. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                            pfackelmann

                            >Check the External Data Sources for invalid entries.

                            >I inherited a DB that took forever to load, and found a number of out-dated entries (bad IP addresses, mostly).  Once I refreshed the list to only those needed, launch time dropped considerably

                             

                            Andrew -

                             

                            this thread is about launching FMP 11 not data files.

                            No problem when loading data files.

                             

                             

                            Peter

                            • 11. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                              andrewshirts

                              Sorry.  I apparently paid no attention to your very first sentence!

                              • 12. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                                ITPC.JosephA

                                Hi Peter,

                                 

                                Do you have the preference to look for FileMaker updates turned on?

                                 

                                Screen shot 2012-01-12 at 1.33.11 PM.png

                                 

                                If so, might be worth a shot to uncheck these preferences and see if that's what's hanging up your system.

                                 

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                                • 13. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                                  jormond

                                  Sorry...I got to be careful when abbreviating.  SM = ScriptMaster.

                                   

                                  If you have multiple ScriptMaster plugins in the extensions folder, there my be a conflict because FM is trying to load more than one of the same thing.  The plugins could be in the same folder, or one in each of the folders you mentioned above.

                                  • 14. Re: FMP 11 needs 6 minutes to start. Why?
                                    psijmons

                                    Peter, what Andrew meant was that the FMP file may have an external data source IP that it keeps looking for.

                                    Check File > Manage Database > External DataSources and see if there are any IP numbers in the file names present that should not be there for your use.

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