10.2.2 puked

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  1. ddtlm macrumors 65816

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    I am using my trusty Linux box to inform the world, should you care :), that when I installed OSX 10.2.2 (the patch) my system now gives that neat multi-language "you must restart your computer" box each time I start it. Wonderful. Overall OSX 10.2 has crashed more than any operating system I have ever used.

    Crashed twice, or was that three times, just downloading the patch (ICQ will also crash it in a matter of minutes, otherwise it generally goes a day or two). The machine was perfect under 10.1.

    Guess I'll be reinstalling OSX this weekend. :rolleyes:
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I downloaded and installed both 10.2.2 and the Superdrive patch and everything is working quite well.

    Did you overlay a beta version with 10.2 earlier? Apple strictly said not to do that. I did two machines, three drives without formatting anything, but I only upgraded two of them. The other with the beta, I archived and installed.

    Good luck!
     
  3. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Umm

    What are your system specs? How did you install 10.2?

    Youre the only one....:rolleyes:
     
  4. medea macrumors 68030

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    no issues here with x.2.2, sorry you are having so many of them. are you recieving any error when your machine "crashes."
     
  5. ddtlm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    medea:

    Nope, no error message. The usual mode of failuire is what I like to call a "snowball," since something somewhere dies and then everything else is OK till it touches whatever is dead. Any process that touches something dead dies as well. It's bizzarre.

    MacAztec:

    DP-800, 1.5gig RAM, SCSI software RAID, Radeon 8500.

    bousozoku:

    Nope, fresh install into 10.2 a while back. I'll try that again soon and hope something magicly works this time. :)
     
  6. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Have you checked Apple's Discussion boards for anyone having similar problems?

    That's probably your best bet for finding out if it's a general bug or something specific to your system/installation.
     
  7. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    I have not had any problems with Jaguar or any other versions of OSX. The last time my computer crashed was about 5 months ago.
     
  8. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Repair permissions. 10.2.2 screws 'em up like anything.
     
  9. ddtlm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nice to get sympathy and suggestions :), but this thing dies the moment that it boots to the login prompt (GUI), so I think I'm just gona reinstall the OS and see if that fixes it (remember it was already unstable before the patch). I wasn't trying to get help so much as I was trying see if anyone else has seen anything like this.
     
  10. e-coli macrumors 68000

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    i would say you have a hardware problem. take your machine in for service.
     
  11. medea macrumors 68030

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    Have you reinstalled your os yet, and did it do the trick?
     
  12. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

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    Loosing your cookies...

    Hold down your shift key next time you start...

    :cool:
     
  13. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

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    hmmm...

    Just heard a rumor its viral from downloading a certain movie on Limewire... the fix said next time your computer starts up, don't let it get very far... push and hold down your power button to force a restart a second time... I don't know about the shift key thing now. The iChat guy I'm on with right now said it dims the screen and then puts up a dialog in four languages telling you restart.

    Doesn't sound good... :mad:
     
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Re: hmmm...

    Interesting. The production companies won't pay to have DVD-ROM access for Macintoshes but they'll pay to have Mac OS X virii written.

    Guess it doesn't pay to steal.
     
  15. ddtlm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    e-coli:

    Nope, ran it 24x7 in 10.1 for a year or whatever, with about 4 crashes.

    medea:

    No time yet.

    BenderBot1138

    There is essentially no way for a virus to have gotten onto my machine.
     
  16. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i had one of those weird multi-language 'restart your machine' messages thisafternoon as well.

    i was just playing iTunes with a few other apps open and a full screen visualisation then when i exited the visualisation the scree went all tones of grey and the restart message came up.

    it was also about 30˚C in the classroom and my TiBooks was feeling very hot.

    could it have been some high-temp cutout thing? i think that the max operating temp of the TiBooks is only 33˚C.... what would happen if it did get too hot for it?
     
  17. ddtlm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    cb911:

    Excessive heat can certainly cause errors. If it was getting too hot, the TiBook would just suffer random crashes, probably no pattern to them.
     
  18. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

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    Installed 3rd party RAM lately? Checked your harddrive? (fsck -y, then Diskwarrior). Kernel panics during startup usually referres to hardware problems. If you belive its software, do a clean install (archive and install).
     
  19. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i haven't had any more restart messages again, but the Dock.app did crash twice yesterday, and the Finder crashed once as well...
     

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