Kenral Panic craziness - good luck with this one

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cocoax, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. cocoax macrumors newbie

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    #1
    OKay
    so
    here';s the deal
    My imac g5 (i have an intel as well, but my imac is small and i can travel with it)

    is in full kernel panic
    the first few times it happened
    i finally got something new

    i checked everything when i could, but now i'm in full panic

    here's the catch number one

    it's any usb hub
    anytime anything is plugged in - i can however stick an external hub as extension, no problem------UNTIL i plug the usb connection (mouse or keyboard into that)
    that is ANY CONNECTION

    so
    the system boots up fine with no connections

    here's Catch number 2

    the bluetooth isn't set up on the system at the moment, as when the last boots happened, the bluetooth was shut off

    so i have no mouse
    or keyboard to make a fix

    kernal panics are easy to get around
    and i've never had a problem
    but i realized this one is a doozy

    so
    is there any ideas at all? about resetting bluetooth? or something, without the use of a mouse
    this kid is stumped.

    and i actually need to travel this week
    and i gotta fix somehow
    even if it's for just a week

    ARGGHHH!!
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    Location:
    Detroit
    #2
    So what you have is a "headless" mac.

    One thought about the kernel panics is there is a possible hardware problem with your usb. Can you boot from an OSX dvd and use the keyboard and mouse? If the answer is yes, your fix might be easy: an archive and install. If the answer is no, you need to find another machine to carry with you while your machine is at Apple for repairs.

    Now we come to the headless part. Even if you have a hardware problem, you should be able to ssh or screenshare into the broken machine to get your files backed up before you take it in for repairs.
     
  3. cocoax thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 11, 2010
    #3
    yeah
    that's a tough one
    though
    i just managed after numerous boots
    i did to get on in safe mode
    now mouse and keyboard works fine

    i guess i gotta go rip around preferences
    we'll see
    i'm pretty sure i'm going to need a fix.
     

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