shutdown issues and unexpected quits

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by rey, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. rey
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    I have a few issues with a dual 1.25 tower that acts up occasionally. A few times I have had a dialogue box appear, that shuts everything else down, telling me I need to restart my computer. It is not a regular dialogue box, just a white square telling me to shut down. Also, it seems to be doing a lot of thrashing when nothing is being asked of it. A check of the logs reveals, among other things, this line: (in the console log) "Looking for devices matching vendor ID=1193 and product ID=8720"
    It is repeated, literally, over 50,000 times since Sept. 10th.
    Any ideas connections or ideas?
     
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    Daveman Deluxe

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    The box you see on the screen telling you to restart is simply Jaguar's manifestation of a kernel panic.

    The rest, I don't know.

    I sort of preferred the old kernel panics... kind of neat to see those last few lines of Unix before everything came screeching to a halt.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    i had this issue a few versions ago.

    the problem was an usb-device (isdn-modem in my case) but everything went well since an update of osx.

    also make sure you got the latest driver for all your stuff

    cheers
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    The first issue is a Kernel Panick. I had the same issues with the comp using up a lot of the CPU doing nothing. I was told to reset the PRAM and if that did not work I was told to reinstall the operating system (clean). After that it has been fine (so far!)
     
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    Me Too

    I also have a DP 1.25 and have had some similar issues.

    I don't have a kernel panic on shut down, I get them on occasion waking from sleep. I updated USB drivers, have all the latest OS updates have even in the past done a clean install, but I can't seem to get rid of them. It crashes often enough to be annoying but not often enough that it's a problem.

    Currently I have some issues with Mail and Safari, quitting on launch or not launching when I wake from sleep. I haven't tried resetting the PMU or zapping the pram for this current issue.

    So I think I have some system cleaning to do, the usual repairing permissions hasn't helped on the last problem. I don't want to do a clean install, I'll wait until 10.3 comes out and then I'll do clean install.

    fsck -y seems to be a magic bullet for things, but I don't know enough of the details of what it does or the "proper" way to execute it, so I am holding off till I do a little more reading. Anybody have a good link?

    I love the DP 1.25 but my G3 Powerbook never crashed or kernel panicked with Jaguar. My 1.25 is not as stable, which is a drag... but it is an assload faster...
     
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    tomf87

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    I've seen both kernel panics in 10.2. We have a G3 B&W at work and it sometimes does the whole kernel panic where a bunch of code is shot across the screen.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    vendor id 1193

    I had same problem. Was caused by cannon scanner button manager. Run process viewer to find out exact filename of button manager then Go to /library/CFMsupport and move it out to a new folder named CFMsupport-disabled. My next restart took only 30 seconds, and havent had any unexpected quits yet
     
  8. rey
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    Button manager

    thanks to J Marohl for figuring that one out for me ( or for having had the same problem). That was exactly it. So far, things seem to happen a bit more smoothly. But does everyone's console log fill up so quickly? Now there's a whole wack of other stuff, invalid windows, illegal arguments, (which I can't diagnose but can, I think, directly relate to software issues) and this odd one: iCal Helper[431] Launch of helper planned at : 09/16/03 14:26:46. I haven't used iCal for months, haven't even opened or clicked on it by accident.
    Maybe I should have waited for the G5.

    Thanks again J.
     

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