TryInstallingObserver - Failed for DEVONthink -- ?

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Component Manager: attempting to find symbols in a component alias of type (regR/carP/x!bt)

CApplicationWindowInfo::TryInstallingObserver - Failed for DEVONthink, pid 1428, error -25204. Attempts so far: 1. Will keep trying for another 52.880961 seconds
CApplicationWindowInfo::TryInstallingObserver - Failed for DEVONthink, pid 1428, error -25204. Attempts so far: 2. Will keep trying for another 42.791905 seconds
CApplicationWindowInfo::TryInstallingObserver - Failed for DEVONthink, pid 1428, error -25204. Attempts so far: 3. Will keep trying for another 32.563349 seconds
CApplicationWindowInfo::TryInstallingObserver - Failed for DEVONthink, pid 1428, error -25204. Attempts so far: 4. Will keep trying for another 22.526383 seconds
CApplicationWindowInfo::TryInstallingObserver - Failed for DEVONthink, pid 1428, error -25204. Attempts so far: 5. Will keep trying for another 12.447142 seconds
CApplicationWindowInfo::TryInstallingObserver - Failed for DEVONthink, pid 1428, error -25204. Attempts so far: 6. Will keep trying for another 0.955143 seconds

Component Manager: attempting to find symbols in a component alias of type (regR/carP/x!bt)

Component Manager: attempting to find symbols in a component alias of type (regR/carP/x!bt)

CApplicationWindowInfo::TryInstallingObserver - Gave up after one minute for DEVONthink, pid 1428, after 7 attempts.
CApplicationWindowInfo::TryInstallingObserver - Failed for Terminal, pid 1440, error -25204. Attempts so far: 1. Will keep trying for another 48.957153 seconds
CApplicationWindowInfo::TryInstallingObserver - Installed for Terminal, pid 1440. Attempts (including this): 2

I don’t know what this InstallingObserver is, but it is NOT happy here and I would invite it to leave if I knew how.

Good question - I’ve never seen something like this. Did you install any third party system extensions, components, input managers, startup items or hacks (like APE modules)?

Aha.  I’d installed and uninstalled Detour, hoping to get control of my sound back – apparently this APE module came in with Detour and stuck.  And it was the cause of the problems for which I uninstalled Detour, ironically.  Gone now.  Whew.

Putting the audio jack back in the socket to silence the Pismo (some apps like Flash and Apple’s INstaller can make it blare out even if the audio’s muted in software, sigh, thus the hope for Detour.)