The Slightly Opaque Screen of Death

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by LFrascogna, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

    What was that. I was sitting there with nothing other than safari, itunes, and ichat running and all of the sudden and slightly opaque gray screen slides down from the top. It then says in 5 languages to restart my computer. I've never seen it before. Amazing. Is this the apple equivalent to the blue screen of death.

    It doesn't really bother me, but I've just never heard of anyone else having this. I am one of the few with 10.2.8, maybe that is it.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Congratulations, you've just had your first kernel panic.

    10.2.8 is the worst .update Apple has ever put out.

    10.2.9 should be out very soon to fix 10.2.8
  3. macrumors regular


    You have just seen your first kernel panic!
  4. macrumors regular

    Speaking of kernel panics....I've managed to set up a situation where my G4 450 AGP kernel panics on demand.

    I recently installed a Pioneer DVD-R drive (105). Now, anytime there is a CD/DVD mounted, there will be a panic randomly 5-10 minutes after inserting the disc. The panic is white on black DOS type text that wipes from top to bottom, and it's black only where needed to provide background for the white text (i.e. half of the screen still remains...desktop, Word, iTunes, whatever).

    Any ideas? :confused:
  5. macrumors 68000


    You're obviously still using 10.1. That's what a kernel panic looked like before Jaguar.
  6. macrumors regular

    As much as I'd like to believe you, nope!

    Definitely 10.2.7 here.

    I'll try to cause a kernel panic with the About box showing on the screen and take a pic or something. :)
  7. macrumors regular

    Hmmm, my edits were erased.

    Anyways, the specs were -
    10.2.7, G4 450 AGP (Radeon9000pro), 768 RAM, new DVR-105 installed
  8. Moderator


    Staff Member

    That's weird, you shouldn't get the text if you're running 10.2 :confused:

    It looks like the top picture in this KB article?
  9. macrumors regular

    Yes, exactly like that top picture except what's visible will be my desktop (and not that little mac cartoon fellow).

    I'll post a pic shortly.
  10. macrumors 603


    i love that description, i think instead of referring to it as a kernel panic we should call it TSOSD. :D

  11. macrumors 65816


    they're pretty fun :p. I've had a few random ones. Nothing serious it seems. Most recently was on a fairly old build of Panther on a 400 G3 iMac. No surprises there.

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