Kernel Panic Due to Intel GMA?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Music_Producer, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

    Sep 25, 2004
    My recently purchased MacBook works great.. except for a kernel panic crash almost everyday, sometimes twice a day.. and now its getting annoying. I fixed everything, repaired permissions, etc etc.. I just found out how to check the panic.log file and it shows:

    Sun Jun 4 19:45:37 2006
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x0019C9EF): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 1, Type 14=page fault), registers:
    CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x8b8b085d, CR3: 0x00d39000, CR4: 0x000006a0
    EAX: 0x00080000, EBX: 0x00000000, ECX: 0x00000013, EDX: 0x0229a000
    ESP: 0x8b8b085d, EBP: 0x0b293d18, ESI: 0x0229a000, EDI: 0x02c010b8
    EFL: 0x00010206, EIP: 0x005c408d, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x00000010

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0xb293b34 : 0x128b5e (0x3bbf84 0xb293b58 0x131bbc 0x0)
    0xb293b74 : 0x19c9ef (0x3c13b4 0x1 0xe 0x3c116c)
    0xb293c24 : 0x197b8d (0xb293c38 0xb293d18 0x5c408d 0x20b0048)
    0xb293c30 : 0x5c408d (0x20b0048 0x10 0x10 0x10)
    0xb293d18 : 0x5af5b9 (0x229a000 0x1 0x0 0x0)
    0xb293d48 : 0x3a36b4 (0x229a000 0x1 0x0 0x2c010b8)
    0xb293d88 : 0x18a579 (0x229a000 0x9 0x2c010ac 0x2)
    0xb293dd8 : 0x12b389 (0x2c01084 0x25822a8 0x0 0x0)
    0xb293e18 : 0x124902 (0x2c01000 0x0 0x48 0xb293efc)
    0xb293f28 : 0x192f04 (0xb293f54 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0xb293fd8 : 0x19805b (0x1c033b8 0x1c033b8 0x0 0x8b8b085d) No mapping exists for frame pointer
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xbffed918
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.6.2: Thu Apr 13 18:48:29 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.9.59.obj~1/RELEASE_I386


    Does this mean that the integrated graphics unit is causing these kernel panics? If it is, is there a fix, or is it because of a lack of system memory.. (right now its 512 mb ram, upgrading to 2 gb tomorrow) or is it a hardware issue..thereby requiring to send it for repairs/replacement?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I suck at interpreting crash dumps, but based on your description, there's really only three possibilities:

    1) You installed some sort of hack or modification that is causing kernel panics. Doesn't sound that way.

    2) The system shipped with something corrupt in its OS install.

    3) There's a hardware problem.

    (An optional "4" would be that you're running some particular application that is tickling a bug and causing panics, but that seems unlikely unless you're doing something unusual.)

    If it's 1 or 2 there's a simple, if annoying, test: Use the restore disks that came with it to reinstall the OS from scratch. Shouldn't be too painful since you haven't had it for long. If this resolves the crash (and you don't install any hacks or tweaks yet), then it was a bum install or something you unintentionally screwed up.

    If not, there's a hardware problem and it's time to talk to Apple.
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    The vast majority of kernel panics are hardware related, especially if they happen essentially right out of the box. I suggest you not waste any time trying to fix it, and instead return this Mac to Apple for service.
  4. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    i agree with this. also, the dump looks like bad memory. gma is id'ed due to integrated chipset sharing memory. did you add ram? if so, take it out. if not, return trip to apple asap!

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