Kernel panics and monitor problems

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  1. dsyroi macrumors member

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    #1
    Looking for advice on an ongoing problem with my G4 iMac running 10.3.9. Been having lots of kernel panics at times, and intermittent problems with the monitor - usually the display starts breaking up into many thin horizontal lines. I'll post part of the panic log below, somebody looked at it the other day and said that the problem seems to be in the graphics drivers, suggested it was probably a hardware problem. I've run the Apple Hardware test in extended "loop" mode overnight - 42 loops, didn't document any problems. I don't know whether I can rule out a hardware problem based on this? Looking for ideas about what else to try - I've also verified the disk, repaired permissions, reset pram. Appreciate any input on this, here's the panic log:

    Tue Feb 27 22:45:20 2007




    Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access DAR=0x000000003813334E PC=0x000000000094054C
    Latest crash info for cpu 0:
    Exception state (sv=0x2A086280)
    PC=0x0094054C; MSR=0x00009030; DAR=0x3813334E; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x00940FA0; R1=0x174A3AD0; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
    Backtrace:
    0x00941F28 0x00940FA0 0x009385CC 0x0092A020 0x0027E650 0x00280324 0x0007AC48 0x00021668
    0x0001BCE8 0x0001C0F0 0x00094318 0x00000000
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(3.4.2)@0x923000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x454000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.5)@0x467000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(3.4.2)@0x49d000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.3.5)@0x487000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x2A086280)
    previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...
    Exception state (sv=0x38383280)
    PC=0x900078B8; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0xB2990000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x90007438; R1=0xBFFEE490; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.9.0:
    Wed Mar 30 20:11:17 PST 2005; root:xnu/xnu-517.12.7.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC


    panic(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x00083498 0x0008397C 0x0001EDA4 0x00090C38 0x0009402C
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x2A086280)
    PC=0x0094054C; MSR=0x00009030; DAR=0x3813334E; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x00940FA0; R1=0x174A3AD0; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
    Backtrace:
    0x00941F28 0x00940FA0 0x009385CC 0x0092A020 0x0027E650 0x00280324 0x0007AC48 0x00021668
    0x0001BCE8 0x0001C0F0 0x00094318 0x00000000
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(3.4.2)@0x923000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x454000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.5)@0x467000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(3.4.2)@0x49d000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.3.5)@0x487000
    Exception state (sv=0x38383280)
    PC=0x900078B8; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0xB2990000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x90007438; R1=0xBFFEE490; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - Sp
    *********

    Wed Feb 28 22:30:04 2007




    Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access DAR=0x00000000384CF34E PC=0x0000000000940464
    Latest crash info for cpu 0:
    Exception state (sv=0x2A083780)
    PC=0x00940464; MSR=0x00009030; DAR=0x384CF34E; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x0094044C; R1=0x176EBAD0; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
    Backtrace:
    0x00941F28 0x00940FA0 0x009385CC 0x0092A020 0x0027E650 0x00280324 0x0007AC48 0x00021668
    0x0001BCE8 0x0001C0F0 0x00094318 0x00000000
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(3.4.2)@0x923000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x454000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.5)@0x467000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(3.4.2)@0x49d000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.3.5)@0x487000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x2A083780)
    previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...
    Exception state (sv=0x2A078A00)
    PC=0x900078B8; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x01843408; DSISR=0x0A000000; LR=0x90007438; R1=0xBFFEE490; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.9.0:
    Wed Mar 30 20:11:17 PST 2005; root:xnu/xnu-517.12.7.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC


    panic(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x00083498 0x0008397C 0x0001EDA4 0x00090C38 0x0009402C
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x2A083780)
    PC=0x00940464; MSR=0x00009030; DAR=0x384CF34E; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x0094044C; R1=0x176EBAD0; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
    Backtrace:
    0x00941F28 0x00940FA0 0x009385CC 0x0092A020 0x0027E650 0x00280324 0x0007AC48 0x00021668
    0x0001BCE8 0x0001C0F0 0x00094318 0x00000000
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(3.4.2)@0x923000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x454000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.5)@0x467000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(3.4.2)@0x49d000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.3.5)@0x487000
    Exception state (sv=0x2A078A00)
    PC=0x900078B8; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0x01843408; DSISR=0x0A000000; LR=0x90007438; R1=0xBFFEE490; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - Sp
    *********

    Thu Mar 1 18:15:20 2007


    panic(cpu 0): Apparent UniNorth Hang: AGP STATUS = 0x00000004

    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x00083498 0x0008397C 0x0001EDA4 0x009403C0 0x00940B3C 0x0092A5E0 0x0027E650 0x00280324
    0x0007AC48 0x00021668 0x0001BCE8 0x0001C0F0 0x00094318 0x00610063
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(3.4.2)@0x923000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x454000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.5)@0x467000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(3.4.2)@0x49d000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.3.5)@0x487000
    com.apple.NVDAResman(3.4.2)@0x49d000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x454000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.5)@0x467000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.3.5)@0x487000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x38A96000)
    PC=0x900078B8; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0xE0630000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x90007438; R1=0xBFFEE5A0; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.9.0:
    Wed Mar 30 20:11:17 PST 2005; root:xnu/xnu-517.12.7.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC



    *********

    Fri Mar 2 16:55:32 2007


    panic(cpu 0): Apparent UniNorth Hang: AGP STATUS = 0x00000004

    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    Backtrace:
    0x00083498 0x0008397C 0x0001EDA4 0x009403C0 0x00940918 0x0092B8E4 0x00281008 0x0007B320
    0x00021668 0x0001BCE8 0x0001C0F0 0x00094318 0x00000000
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.GeForce(3.4.2)@0x923000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(1.4)@0x454000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.3.5)@0x467000
    dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(3.4.2)@0x49d000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.3.5)@0x487000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=0x29F68500)
    PC=0x900078B8; MSR=0x0000F030; DAR=0x002DF048; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x90007438; R1=0xBFFED920; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 7.9.0:
    Wed Mar 30 20:11:17 PST 2005; root:xnu/xnu-517.12.7.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Adelaide, Australia
    #2

    Mate, I've seen this a few times. I agree that it's the graphics driver. Check the Nvidia site for an update or something. :eek:
     
  3. dsyroi thread starter macrumors member

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    Mar 4, 2007
    #3
    update on this

    Thanks for the reply, I've kind of got two messages going on this since the topic on my original post kind of veered away from my original question. As an update to this post, I did end up getting an error code in the Apple Hardware Test, I ran it immediately after the problem showed up again and it showed a problem with the video ram, error code disp/13/3. Any thoughts on whether this still sounds like the graphics driver or am I now looking at the video card? I checked the Nvidia site and they don't seem to provide driver downloads for Mac. Thanks
     

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