I crash everything, even OS X

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by slooksterPSV, Oct 31, 2004.

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    slooksterPSV

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    Ok, with Windows I've crashed a lot of programs. I don't know what I've done, but they just crash on me. Well, on my PB I have Jaguar. I was working on something, saved it, put my computer to sleep, woke it up an hour later, started clicking on a few programs and crashed OS X. It said something like:
    With Windows PC's I crash programs faster than I can install them. OS X, I've crashed a few programs but thats because they won't open certain files (emulators opening ROMs for example, then again I ported them from XP to OS X). So, yeah, I've crashed the most stable OS. Only happened once, but it happened.
     
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    musicpyrite

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    Try repairing your permissions, updating prebindings, and doing your daily, weekly, and monthly crons. Especially after something like a kernel panic.
     
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    slooksterPSV

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    prebinding??? crons??? I don't have any cron jobs running that I know of. But what the heck are Prebindings?
     
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    musicpyrite

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    Open the Terminal (Utilites>Termianl) and type:

    sudo update_prebinding -root / -force
    I highly recommend rebooting after typing that.

    Also type into the Terminal:
    sudo periodic daily monthly weekly

    And after every time you install something, I'd recommend you repair permissions. Open the Disk Utility (Utilites>Disk Utilities) select your hard drive(s) and click the button labeled 'repair permissions'.
     
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    slooksterPSV

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    Wow, did you want me to email you the log? This thing is huge, but I think I saved it :confused: It had a ton of things that have to do redo_prebinding, it says that the files aren't right with some of them and that. How do I fix this?
     
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    mymemory

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    Well, I crashed Final Cut Pro twice under OSX but never under OS9. :confused:
     
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    Sun Baked

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    After a thread like this, no way am I letting you borrow my car.

    And stay away from the driver's seat of any vehicle that has Windows built into it. ;)
     
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    wPod

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    heh. . . only once? . . . amature! you know nothing. i get <loud echoing voice>'THE POWER SCREEN OF DEATH DEATH death death. . . </loud echoing voice> at least once a month! though recently i have been getting it more frequently. i have repaired premesions done everything everyone is telling you. but it still happens. my problem is the USB. i plug my PB in and unplug the USB frequently. depending on if i am 'docked' at home or if i am out and about. apparently this causes a kernal crash easily. that combined with running a LOT of programs (11 open right now) on a small amount of ram (only 256) causes me a lot of problems. i dont know what to say. nothing can be perfect. but it is much better than a windows machine (which i cause to crash at least once a day when i am working with one all day) i think there just exsist people like me that are very intense and expect a lot out of their computers. people like my little bro who surfs the net, sends e-mail, uses iTunes and occasionally uses word has never seen a crash on his iBook (my old iBook :) ) it could be worse!
     

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