How can i interpret Kernal Panic's and other errors

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Fantomas9mm, May 9, 2014.

  1. Fantomas9mm macrumors newbie

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    Feb 25, 2008
    #1
    So when my machine Kernal Panic's, i'd love to know how to be able to decipher what actually is causing it.

    Are there any tools that i can run that will give me a simple (easy to read) breakdown of what actually has caused the KP as opposed to lines of gibberish.

    Where is the best place to be looking in Console ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Code:
    /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports
    There should be a crash report file in this folder from the date/time of the KP.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    #3
    Understanding the kernel panics really requires knowledge of programming. Unfortunately, I've never found any programs that help. It can be really hard without access to the source code.
     

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