strange screen when waking from sleep

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by lemmon, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. lemmon macrumors newbie

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    #1
    i just woke up my dual 867 from sleeping for a couple of hours and i got a screen i have never ever ever seen on a mac.

    it was black, with a little box in the middle that had a picture of the power button and said "you need to restart your computer, etc. etc. (how to restart it)" and it had it in a couple of different languages.

    what the hell is going on??
    i've never seen this, does anyone know why it happened and i how i can keep it from happening again?
     
  2. Gus macrumors 65816

    Gus

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    #2
    This is the new version of the kernel pannic. Restarting should fix the problem. If it happens repeatedly, then yes, you have a problem of some sort. Try repairing permissions using Disk Utility in the Utilities folder. Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility.

    Regards,
    Gus
     
  3. RandomDeadHead macrumors 6502

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    It's a LOT better than the old kernel pannic.

    Less chance of makeing someone crap their pants when seeing it.
     
  4. The Shadow macrumors regular

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    How to restart it?

    Sorry if this wasn't a question and you might feel patronised...;)

    There's a restart button on the front of the PowerMac (ie In addition to the Start button).

    At least there is on my older G4 anyway.

    Cheers.
     
  5. benixau macrumors 65816

    benixau

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    not on the post-QS models there aint. you have to hold the power button for 5-8 seconds for it to turn off. Then you press it again to to turn it on.

    i agree that the reset button should not be on the front - confuses users. I do not agree with there being no reset button at all on a machine.

    oh well. who am i to comment. i am just a mac owner and user ...
     
  6. The Shadow macrumors regular

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    #6
    Interesting. That s*cks. I like the reset button.

    I've had what I presume to be a video card problem for about 2 years, causing me to sometimes have to restart after start up to get a picture. I'd be pissed if I didn't have the reset button. As it is, it doesn't bother me.

    Cheers.
     

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