Just received DP 1.8 and...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by newt2mac, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. newt2mac macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2004
    nicely shipped.. delivered about 1 week early.. took it out of box.. set it up... hit the power.. and got what looked like a system dump (kernel panic)..; in hindsight, i should have taken a picture.. but i rebooted and everything has been fine since..

    I know without details, you wouldn't be able to help.. this is the first time Ive ever even seen OSX.. I have been a PC user my whole life..

    The screen seemed to be complaining about my network.. It seemed to get an IP address from my router.. but then just hung.. when I restarted, everything worked fine..

    Is there a log I can check to see what happened.. I just don't want this to be a sign of things to come.. I proceeded to set up the network after without any problems..

    Thanks in advance..
  2. jMc macrumors 6502


    Nov 19, 2001
    London N8, Late-16th Century
    Check out your Console (in the Utilities folder in Applications)... You can access crash logs from there.

  3. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    Is this what it looked like?? [​IMG]

    I doubt this will happen again, it is *really* hard to crash OSX - and I've tried!!
  4. newt2mac thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2004
    thanks guys..

    no, that wasn't it, it wasn't a packaged nice message like that, more like a core dump i've seen in nt server...
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    That's pretty much what I saw after installing the Mac OS X public beta. It wasn't exactly a nice introduction but the kernel panics have been few since then. You may never see another.

    The graphical notice only comes up once the graphics subsystems have been initialised. The other is typical of a problem early in the boot process or 10.0.x or 10.1.x.
  6. destroyboredom macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2002
    Washington, DC.
    I'm sad to report I experienced what you are talking about more than once. You may want to check the memory in your machine. Mine was bad and was causing all sorts of problems, including what you described. At least that's what I believe was causing it. I've since replaced the RAM and haven't had a problem since.
  7. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    i miss the fun exciting kernal panics from the days or yore... :D
  8. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    I know, I miss the impact those old ones would deliver. These new ones are too watered down for my taste.
  9. whocares macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Just take out any non-Apple installed RAM (ie stuff you may of put in yourself) and just plug the keyboard/mouse/screen and nothing else (no network/peripherals) and see if it boots up then.

    I have a few of those kernal panics on my iMac. Pretty sure it's bad memory.
  10. Opteron macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2004
    South Australia
    I wouldn't go saying that too loudly:p. You just need to know what pressure points to press, any system will crash if pushed over the edge.
  11. giles117 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2002
    Detroit, MI
    I got kernal panics on my rev D. Imac 333 Only. Under OS X.2 and X.1

    And when I swapped out memory all was well.

  12. Crikey macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2004
    Spencer's Butte, Oregon
    My sweetie's G4 tower would kernel panic occasionally at random intervals. It turned out to be her Apple mouse; she switched to a Logitech two-button scroll mouse, learned to right-click and scroll, and never had another kernel panic.

    That was a while ago, though, maybe under 10.1.x.


  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Almost anything would cause a kernel panic under 10.1.x. :D By the time we're up to 10.5.x, we'll be extremely stable. Can I wait that long?

    I'm just glad I'm not dealing with Mac OS 9.x still.
  14. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Funny; when I got my G5 I got one kernel panic very early on (which in my case I'm positive was related to a funky Firewire drive), and haven't seen a single one since then.

    Were it my computer, I probably wouldn't panic (pardon the pun) quite yet--it's possible there was some sort of first-time initilization with the network that went awry the first time it tried, but it will work every single time from now on--the fact that it was on "first boot" and never since makes me think that might be the case (or something static related after shipping, who knows). If it happens again, though, I'd start to worry.
  15. sebaz macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    did it look like this:


    that was my kernel panick, some time ago
  16. newt2mac thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2004

    Well, it wouldn't stop crashing on me. Every 15 minutes.. driving me nuts. Called Apple Support.. Restored OS.. nothing.. did the hardware chech.. all fine.. still getting Kernel Panics, frozen beachballs all over the place..

    Tech support said it was DOA.. im waiting for sales support to call me tomorrow to arrange replacement.. hopefully it won't take long..

    Im in Canada.. Im a student, and I am computerless until it shows up!!

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