Crashing Jaguar

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by vincentmeanie, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. vincentmeanie macrumors newbie

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    Since upgrading to 10.2 I have experienced around 4 system crashes when before I had never experienced such windows like behavior with 10.1.

    I am using a upgrade install on a 600mhz ibook, with 640mb of ram.

    All crashes are waking from sleep related, except for one when the screen just locked and I got a big error screen in 12 languages that informed me I would need to reboot the computer.

    the usual thing that happens is when I open my ibook it either can't respond or works for a while and freezes up usually while calculating batter life.

    any hints beyond the obivous, reinstall from scratch.. i am waiting for a good way to back up my data first, like a new powerbook
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

    Chaszmyr

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    Upgrades often have bugs, unfortunately. I don't recomend ever upgrading an OS, just backing up all your pictures/music/documents onto CD and doing a clean install.
     
  3. vincentmeanie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    any hints beyond the obivous, reinstall from scratch.. i am waiting for a good way to back up my data first, like a new powerbook
     
  4. peterjhill macrumors 65816

    peterjhill

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    Well, you could look in the console logs

    applications -> utilities -> console

    file menu
    open log

    Also the apple system profiler gives you access to some of the logs. They can be very helpful in determining why things aren't working. I found a bug in AFS that was giving me similar errors. When you put it to sleep, or wake it up, are you doing anything with USB? Whenever I plug in my mouse, if my Tibook is asleep, it will wake up. I have had some freaky experiences, enough that i make sure that the computer is not asleep when touching USB devices.
     

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