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I upgraded my G4 to 10.2.4 this morning. Everything seemed fine. Then this evening, just a while ago, a strange thing happened.
I had several apps open -- Eudora, IE, URL Manager Pro and Web Confidential.
Suddenly, what appeared to be a semi-transparent dark shade descended from the top if the screen and a white box appeared in the centre of the screen, saying "You should restart your computer. Hold down the power button for several seconds or use the restart button" Everything was frozen.

I used the restart button and it appeared to boot up fine but I shut it down right away (I'm writing this on my iBook) because I had no idea what was going on.

Anyone else have this happen or know anything about it? Does it have anything to do with 10.2.4?
 

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Yes, that is the new kernel panic as of Jag, not more crazy text scrolling all over the place, the computer now is much more polite and its not so scary like the BSOD which gives a scary picture
 

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Oh no... not Kernel Paniks! The bigger Q? is, has it happened again?
 

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You could run System Profiler and check out the log, but in general it's not that informative (except to programmers). Worth a try though.

South Park blames Canada, I blame IE.

From the Finder:
About This Mac: More Info
... then to the Logs tab.
 

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Thanks all for the help.
I have just been brave enough to go back to work on my G4 (also, I didn't have a chance till now
). It's been fine for the five minutes it's been on. I did check for a panic log and yes, there is one for the moment the weird event happened.
Evan, thanks for the link -- that is what I saw.
I never had a kernel panic before and I would prefer not to have one again. Do you think giving my computer Xanax woud help? Okay, then maybe I'll give myself Xanax and not worry about it

I hope 10.2.4 won't cause problems.
One other strange thing I've noticed with .4 and the latest Safari is that the ehMac pages are very w-i-i-i-d-e.
 

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since84 wrote:
I did check for a panic log and yes, there is one for the moment the weird event happened.

Out of curiosity, what did the log say? There might be enough information in the log to determine what caused the crash....
 

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since84. the reason that some threads lose their formatting is b/c of long URLs and such, like the one that Evan Holt put in, is very long, and that is why they go wide. And then that causes people to have to scroll to the right to continue reading :rolleyes: But C'est la vie. Not Safari's fault, its UBBs fault partially, as when someone puts a VERY LONG string of characters it thinks its a word and well, when its that long, it don't work well.
 

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jfpoole,
here's what the panic log said. Does this tell you anything?
Thu Feb 13 21:29:08 2003


Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access DAR=0x00000004 PC=0x0008cb98
Latest crash info for cpu 0:
Exception state (sv=0x1BDD5000)
PC=0x0008CB98; MSR=0x00001030; DAR=0x00000004; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x00040338; R1=0x13FD3D50; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
Backtrace:
0x00000000 0x001ECFA4 0x001E58BC 0x001E573C
Proceeding back via exception chain:
Exception state (sv=0x1BDD5000)
previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...
Exception state (sv=0x1BA40780)
PC=0x900257AC; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x1406BB98; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x901618F0; R1=0xF003FD00; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 6.4:
Wed Jan 29 18:50:42 PST 2003; root:xnu/xnu-344.26.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC


panic(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access
Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
Backtrace:
0x00084FAC 0x000853DC 0x00027FA8 0x0008EE68 0x00091F78
Proceeding back via exception chain:
Exception state (sv=0x1BDD5000)
PC=0x0008CB98; MSR=0x00001030; DAR=0x00000004; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x00040338; R1=0x13FD3D50; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
Backtrace:
0x00000000 0x001ECFA4 0x001E58BC 0x001E573C
Exception state (sv=0x1BA40780)
PC=0x900257AC; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x1406BB98; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x901618F0; R1=0xF003FD00; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 6.4:
Wed Jan 29 18:50:42 PST 2003; root:xnu/xnu-344.26.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC
 

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since84 wrote:
here's what the panic log said. Does this tell you anything?

Alas, it doesn't. I'm still learning how to read these messages, though, so someone else might have a clever insight into your crash.

It's one of the few things I miss about Windows -- the BSOD was always informative, and I could usually figure out what had gone wrong.
 

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i took the plunge to X.2.4 since my OS X is only a test system anyways.

X.2.4 seemd to work ok, then i updated to QT 6.1 and "kapow!" screen went all wonky.

i re-booted, and didn't have any sound input nor output sources.

re-installed the X.2.4 update and so far so good

noticable speed performance in QT and Safari

G3/500
 
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