I have never seen anything like this before...(error)

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  1. eyeluvmyimac macrumors regular

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    I was just coding (or attempting to code) in BB Edit then suddenly, this error message comes up. I have never seen or heard of anything like this before. I could not do anything, (ex: take screenshot, use mouse, keyboard, etc). So I grabbed my good 'ole Canon DV camera and took a still to show you all. After I restarted, it took much longer to restart than normal. If anyone knows how this could have happened, what it meant/what happened, and if anything needs to be done, please reply. Thank you.

    PS- See the power logo in the center? I didn't notice that when I got the error message, so I have no idea how it got there.

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's called a kernel panic, the UNIX/OSX form of a BSOD.
     
  3. howard macrumors 68020

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    awhile ago mine always did that...it was when i unplugged this one usb connector...i don't know maybe something wrong with the connector cause since i stopped using it it hasn't happened
     
  4. idkew macrumors 68020

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    usb causes many kernal panics. expecially with vpc.


    the reason it took so long to restart is because it ran disk first aid.
     
  5. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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  6. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Don't worry, it was probably a random thing. Before Jaguar, that kind of crash was much messier:

    (Oh no! Macrumors crashed my computer! :))
     

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  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    The only time I had kernel panics was when I enabled journaling on the disk.

    When I disabled it, the kernel panics went away.
     
  8. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    They should admit that an error occurred, at least. Just saying that you computer needs to be restarted is a bit too vague.
     
  9. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    ..

    Damn that used to happen to me a lot, but not so often with10.2 even though i have seen it a few times. (I like the way it rolls up on the screen - very Xish)
     
  10. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    I had the same thing eyeluvmyimac had pop up a few times when I first had my iMac. I think that it had something to do with the external USB floppy disk drive.
     
  11. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    it doesnt really matter. no matter what, you still have to reboot. doesnt really matter whether or not it tells you an error occurred. it tells you what the proper course of action is.
     
  12. guitargeek macrumors regular

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    Well, it would be nice if it were more descriptive so that you can avoid it in the future.
     
  13. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    not really. if you are knowledgeable enough to understand what the errors are, then you are smart enough to know where to look.

    a kernel panic is a rare occurrence, and happens not because of the user, but errant software and/or bad hardware/drivers.
     
  14. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    Do a hardware test

    This is the exact same message I got a week ago with my 800mhz iBook. Eventually that is all my iBook would display. I ran a hardware diagnostic and the results whoed my soldered ram had gone bad - good thing it is still under warranty. If I were you I'd run that hardware diagnostic.
     
  15. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    I've had that pop up several times on my TiPowerBook running OS 10.2.3 while going through a Keynote run.

    Since I'm running the first TiPowerBook, there's probably not enough v-ram to keep such a graphics-dependent little jewel like Keynote totally happy. I jammed the display down from millions to thousands, and upped the OS to 10.2.4.

    No problems since.
     
  16. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    it should work just fine in millions of colors now. the ati chipset on the original ti's were the victim of a flaw in the apple provided drivers that seemed to only be brought out by keynote. 10.2.4 should have fixed the problem.
     
  17. macmax macrumors regular

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    well , i had a problem with 10.2.3 when installing it and my computer started doing that a lot, after 10.2.4 , never has it done it again.

    when i asked for my comp specs it didn't show anything at all before, now everything is fine, after reinstalling or better said, upgrading to 10.2.4
     
  18. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    Why I Love MacRumors

    After reading the above I visited my Dock and upped the colors to millions and ran the Keynote presentation...flawless.:D
     
  19. bngbrgr macrumors newbie

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    Never

    I've used tons of hacks, haxies, and other programs that im not supposed to use, and the only time in the year that ive been running os x that i've had a kernal panic is when i opened my powermac G4 400 while it was running. (Something that i advise you all not to dojavascript:smilie(':rolleyes:'))
     
  20. bngbrgr macrumors newbie

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    Never

    I've used tons of hacks, haxies, and other programs that im not supposed to use, and the only time in the year that ive been running os x that i've had a kernal panic is when i opened my powermac G4 400 while it was running. (Something that i advise you all not to :rolleyes:)
     
  21. bngbrgr macrumors newbie

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    Never

    I've used tons of hacks, haxies, and other programs that im not supposed to use, and the only time in the year that ive been running os x that i've had a kernal panic is when i opened my powermac G4 400 while it was running. (Something that i advise you all not to do:))
     
  22. utilizer macrumors regular

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    Yup, that's exactly the message I got that I posted in another thread a few days ago, while trying to connect to a Windows computer over SMB. I thought I was the first guy to discover this and thought that they had changed the notice since the 10.2.4 update, but alas, no. Not that I'm complaining! I haven't had a kernel panic happen to me since 10.1.4 I believe and that was b/c of bad RAM and a bad Apple power adapter that fried my RAM.
     
  23. MasterX (OSiX) macrumors 6502

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    On my iBook 500Mhz (8MB Ati) it crashed once. I find that you reallllllly should run your mac at 800x600 if you have 16MB/8MB and 640x480 if you have 8MB and need higher performance.

    Sometimes the video card can die, and thus take down OSX with it. I attribute 98% of my keranl panics to running games and comming out of sleep. OSX only let me down maybe 2 times doing somethign else (running from public beta to 10.2.4 on 2 macs)
     
  24. cubist macrumors 68020

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    I do have continuing problems in 10.2.4 with SMB networking, but things are improving.

    For example, you can get an eternal beachball this way:
    (a) connect to a windows PC with SMB, so that the drive shows up on your desktop
    (b) shut down the windows PC
    (c) drag the network drive to the eject (trash)

    I've gotten eternal beachballs with Appletalk too when using Airport while my hub was dying. Mac OS X is very sensitive to network hiccups.

    I have never seen a kernel panic from these though (yet :eek: ).
     

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