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Old May 27th, 2005, 08:27 AM   #1
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Tiger- Kernel Panic?

This has happened to me twice in 10.3 panther. None in Puma-Jaguar. None so far in Tiger.

For those who don't know what a kernel panic is. Its essentially when the kernel crashes altogether - similar to the blue screen of death in windows:

Anywho - Has anyone got them in Tiger? And also can anyone tell me WHY these happen (why in panther and not jaguar, cheetah or puma?)
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Old May 27th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #2
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I had one in Linux yesterday.

Never had one in 10.3 or 10.4 in my 2-3 months as a Mac user.

From a generic computer architecture background there is not going to be a simple answer though. Faulty components or bad software (less likely on Mac) could cause the issue.
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Old May 27th, 2005, 08:33 AM   #3
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If theres any interest, the panics took place:

1) running dreamweaver and 4 web browsers

2) coming out of sleep with no apps running
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Old May 27th, 2005, 09:22 AM   #4
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I've had 2, er maybe 3 since I've moved to OS X (since 2002-2003). I seem to remember it originally was a blue screen, was it not?
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I had a bunch when I first received my PowerBook.

What I discovered was that KP's are most often caused by hardware issues. In my case it was a stick of bad RAM. Oncer replaced no more occurrences.

Back then I was running JAG.
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Old May 27th, 2005, 11:14 AM   #7
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MannyP - In 10.1 it would spit text going down your screen. 10.2+ has a grey overlay (like Dashboard) with the message seen above.

Most kernel panics are associated with hardware problems now a days rather then software. It's possible when coming out of sleep a bit of memory had been corrupted, but that is just a blind guess.
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Old May 27th, 2005, 11:43 AM   #8
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I got them regularly on my new G5 after I used the "migration tool" to move everything over from my powerbook. They didn't stop until I formatted and loaded everything manually.

I figure something in my Library was the culprit since it only seemed to happen when I was logged in. The rest of my family never had a problem
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Old May 27th, 2005, 11:54 AM   #9
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I've had nothing my problems with my dual 2G G5
I used to get them all the time....then my harddrive died.
That was replaced.....still get them now and again
using Illustrator CS is a right pain......and I use a 3D app too.

I had the RAM checked out, apparently it's all good so I have no idea what to do

typically I get 1-2 freezes/crashes a week....that combined with my airport dropping out and not being able to reset it properly drives me freakin' nuts
to a point where even my wife has suggested getting it looked at.....but i can't afford the time without it....It's my business!
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Old May 27th, 2005, 12:33 PM   #10
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That by no means is a typical situation. There's definitely something wrong with your computer. I can't remember the last time I had a Kernal Panic/Freeze/Crash. This iBook is up 24/7 and rarely put to sleep. Not a problem. I would get it checked.. for sure. If you look at it one way, it's costing you business and keeping you frustrated, therefore worth while to take a day off to get it looked at.

edit/addition: I'm also using Airport... never an issue. Doesn't Drop, ever!
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