MBP Kernal panics?

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  1. Moshiiii macrumors 6502a

    Moshiiii

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    When I open my MBP from sleep I get a blue screen for a second then it pops me to my desktop. Is this blue screen known as the Kernal Panics?
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

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    That blue screen is just your computer waking up. A kernel panic will lock up your computer and will normally involve a black screen telling you to restart. I think. I've never seen one in my four plus years of using a Mac.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have an external monitor hooked up? The screen flashes blue on Macs primarily when the system is reconfiguring the screens -- e.g. if you plug in an external display, the internal display will also flash blue while the system gets reconfigured to do screen spanning. Normally, at least on Macs I've used, the screen goes from black to the normal desktop when you wake from sleep without a blue screen, if you don't have external displays plugged in.

    But as stated above, if you have a kernel panic, you'll know. You'll definitely know.
     
  4. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    My MBP also gets blue screens upon wake up (only when I open the lid, if it was open prior to desktop it pops me straight to my desktop) and even then, its pretty uncommon. I wouldn't worry.
    A Kernel panic is when, seemingly for no reason at all (trust me, there is one;) ) the screen dims and a grey box pops up saying, in about a million different languages, "you need to restart your computer press and hold the power button, blah, blah."
    MUCH nicer and happier than a BSOD!
     
  5. Moshiiii thread starter macrumors 6502a

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