Frequent Kernel Panic On MacBook

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  1. IscariotJ macrumors 6502a

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    Since installing .10, my MacBook has started to suffer kernel panics. At first, I thought that it was due to VMware, but it still occurs without any of the extentions installed. Looking at the panic.log, it appears to be related to the video card:

    ue Sep 18 06:11:57 2007
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A4A55): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 0, Type 14=page fault), registers:
    CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x0000000e, CR3: 0x00dd5000, CR4: 0x000006e0
    EAX: 0x00000006, EBX: 0x050c5e80, ECX: 0x04523000, EDX: 0x016f5bc8
    CR2: 0x0000000e, EBP: 0x253f3c18, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0x04523000
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x005b7c92, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x253f0010

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x253f3a48 : 0x128d08 (0x3cc0a4 0x253f3a6c 0x131de5 0x0)
    0x253f3a88 : 0x1a4a55 (0x3d24b8 0x0 0xe 0x3d1cdc)
    0x253f3b98 : 0x19aeb4 (0x253f3ba8 0x206 0xe 0x380048)
    0x253f3c18 : 0x5cc8b6 (0x4523000 0x50c5e80 0x13 0x253f3dd4)
    0x253f3c68 : 0x5b8f10 (0x4523000 0x4c20f48 0x63413a4 0x63413a8)
    0x253f3cf8 : 0x3b140d (0x4523000 0x1 0x253f3d2c 0x253f3d28)
    0x253f3d38 : 0x3b48c9 (0x4523000 0x1 0x42c7cb0 0x1)
    0x253f3d68 : 0x189db1 (0x4523000 0x1 0x42c7cb0 0x63413c0)
    0x253f3db8 : 0x12b4c3 (0x634138c 0x633bda0 0x253f3df8 0x11e042)
    0x253f3df8 : 0x124b17 (0x6341300 0x37ef4d0 0x4161914 0x0)
    0x253f3f08 : 0x195a42 (0x253f3f44 0x0 0x0 0x0)
    0x253f3fc8 : 0x19b32e (0x4bf165c 0x19b270 0x4 0x207) No mapping exists for frame pointer
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xb0182648
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelGMA950(4.5.6)@0x5b1000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.2)@0x577000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.4.7)@0x587000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.4.7)@0x5a2000

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.10.1: Wed May 23 16:33:00 PDT 2007; root:xnu-792.22.5~1/RELEASE_I386


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    I've tried re-installing .10, to no avail. Has anyone else been suffering from this? Has anyone any other ideas?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting... It's almost certainly related to your graphics card or driver. What are you doing when it panics?
     
  3. IscariotJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I thought, as the first time it happened, it was running the skyrocket screen saver. The next time, however, it was running a WindowsXP vm ( vmware, 3d acceleration disabled ). The time after that, I was scrolling a page down on Opera. Subsequent times have been in various apps.

    It happens now, about every 4 to 5 days. I'm wondering/hoping that .11 ( or even Leopard ) will include updated drivers.
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i hate to say it, but it might be hardware related and just happened to start with the update...

    ive not heard of that issue before which makes me think its not driver related
     
  5. ale500 macrumors regular

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    I'd like to note that:

    DS (data selector) is normally tied to CS (Code selector) both are 16 bit registers.
    If you look at the dump, several registers are given, but the value for DS does not fit in 16 bits. I'd suggest... memory corruption as the cause to the kernel panic. But what causes memory corruption in this case I cannot tell.
     
  6. IscariotJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, one more question. Does the GMA950 have any RAM of it's own, or is it entirely shared?

    I've just had a new HD delivered for the MacBook. I was thinking, if I'm going to swap the drive, I may as take the opportunity of reseating the RAM modules.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Try re-seating the modules. The RAM is completely shared but the error still mentions the integrated graphics chipset... Try booting into Safe Mode by holding SHIFT at startup. Does it still have problems there? :)
     
  8. IscariotJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a go....
     
  9. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a long shot, but do you have a logitech mouse with logitech drivers installed? That gave me all sorts of KP headaches...
     
  10. IscariotJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't, but I do have a wired MM....
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How did the re-seating go? How about Safe Mode?... :)
     
  12. IscariotJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't managed the re-seating yet, but I did try it in safe mode. Nothing ( though saying that, it was 4-5 days between occurances last time ). I might leave it on over the weekend in safe mode, and see what happens.
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, post back with how it goes. Safe Mode omits some parts of the startup process so if if it still panics over the weekend we can be pretty sure it isn't related to these components. :)
     

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