First Kernel Panic On My Mac

Verto

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 20, 2005
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Denton, TX
First one since I bought it roughly a year ago. I had just run Maintenance in Xupport, restarted, and was going through the other tabs in Xupport when it happened.

I feel..violated. :eek:
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
Congratulations... I think. :p

Have you used Maintenance since? Does it all work normally again? Sometimes machines just panic randomly (but not often, as you've noticed) but there's no associated long term problem. Hopefully this is the case for you. :)
 

Heb1228

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Feb 3, 2004
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Virginia Beach, VA
Hey, one in a year is a pretty good record. If you start having more problems, let us know and we'll try and help you figure out what the problem is.
 

CoMpX

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Jun 29, 2005
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This may sound silly, because it is. Is there a way to force a kernel panic? I think it would be fun.
 

Heb1228

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Feb 3, 2004
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Virginia Beach, VA
CoMpX said:
This may sound silly, because it is. Is there a way to force a kernel panic? I think it would be fun.
Put cheap RAM in your machine. You'll get 'em fairly frequently. But there is probably some program with a bug that'll cause it, but none that I know of off the top of my head.
 

skunk

macrumors G4
Jun 29, 2002
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CoMpX said:
This may sound silly, because it is. Is there a way to force a kernel panic? I think it would be fun.
Don't tempt fate.
I used to get them about once a month, seemingly at random, but I haven't had one for about nine months now. Something's going right, but I have no idea what.:)
 

36183

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Jun 24, 2004
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CoMpX said:
This may sound silly, because it is. Is there a way to force a kernel panic? I think it would be fun.

i was once installing this iscroll2 driver using the command line, and part of the installation process required me to unload the current trackpad driver before installing the new one. the manual clearly said that you cant touch the trackpad while the driver is unloaded but i was like i wonder what would happen if i did. and there it was a kernel panic.

i think it is some kind of sudo command in the terminal that you will have to type to get it working (or not working in this case)