Multiple Kernel Panic since upgrade to gfxcardstatus & Java Update 2

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tom71, May 19, 2010.

  1. Tom71 macrumors regular


    Apr 27, 2010
    Since today, I have had two crashes already on my brand new MBP15 i7 which was running fine before.

    It seems not to be the freeze issue that others report, mine are true kernel panics.

    I've installed today, Java 10.6 update 2 - I don't think it's the culprit but that's all I had changed despite gfxCardStatus but I've disabled that after the first crash.

    On reboot, it looks like nVidia driver functions are high up on the call stack.

    Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0xba1fbbd8 : 0x21b449 (0x5cf438 0xba1fbc0c 0x2238a5 0x0)
    0xba1fbc28 : 0x9cedd4 (0xbd63dc 0xc43da0 0xbe3b48 0x0)
    0xba1fbcc8 : 0xade983 (0xe2eec04 0xe89f004 0x100 0x0)
    0xba1fbd18 : 0xad6659 (0xe89f004 0x100 0xba1fbd48 0x9bfc84)
    0xba1fbd48 : 0x1690a4d (0xe89f004 0x100 0x438004ee 0x226bf9)
    0xba1fbe88 : 0xafc2aa (0xe89f004 0xea08004 0x0 0x0)
    0xba1fbec8 : 0x9d7e7e (0xe89f004 0xea08004 0x0 0x0)
    0xba1fbf08 : 0x5488e3 (0x0 0xea23980 0x1 0x29d54e)
    0xba1fbf58 : 0x547914 (0xea23980 0x1903 0x0 0x0)
    0xba1fbf88 : 0x547d6e (0xe06e180 0x0 0x800 0x1903)
    0xba1fbfc8 : 0x29e6cc (0xe06e180 0x0 0x10 0xd9d4820)
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):>0x1976fff

    Anyone else has a similar problem?



    PS: The system was a bit loaded both times it happened, once it was a timemachine backup, the other time it was mds/email syncing a larger folder.
  2. corasana macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    MacBook Pro i7 kernel panic

    I am having the same problems as you on my same machine. I did install gfxCardStatus and the Java update. I had a few kernel panics prior to install both and they continue after installing them. I had have only a couple freezes as people are describing, but its the kernel panics I am more worried about. I can't find much on the Apple forums about this, so it was good to see your post to at least someone is experiencing the same problem.

    I don't get freaked out like I have a bad machine, I'm just trying to figure out why it's happening. Don't know if it's because of the new processor and the the latest OS X update or something else. I really didn't think of going to Apple because I can't make it happen for them to examine it - it just happens at times. I think they would just have me ship it for AppleCare, so I'd rather try to find a solution thru checking online or realize it may take a firmware or software update.

    I can tell you some things that happened when it occurred: Syncing my iPod in iTunes and then when I clicked on the iTunes store I got the kernel panic. Yesterday, again syncing my iPod, just after disconnecting it I got it again.
    Other times unrelated to syncing an iPod, it just happened in Safari when I went to a new website. Couldn't replicate it after restarting.

    I have also been experiences a number of program crashes, especially Safari, but other times some of the background startup items I have running.

    I'll keep checking to see if there may be others who can offer any insight.
  3. Ryanhdd macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2007
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    i had the same kinda thing happen to my 3 week old MBP i7 512ssd, anyway it kernel panic'ed so much that i could not even get safari to do anything. It would panic right of the start. then mail started to do this. then the whole computer, restarted and nothing, would not boot. Got disc out tried disc utility repair, nothing, could not and would not repair. Reformatted, then tried to install and nothing. So I just got my 2nd mbp from apple yesterday, we will see if I have the same problems. So far so good.
  4. sp3ctre macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2008
    Harrogate, UK
    I have the java update and gfxcardstatus and I keep getting kernel panics too. Weirdly enough though I do think they started before I installed either. I have a 17" i7.
  5. spacefrodo macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
    same here!
    last time it happened when gfxcardstatus notified me that my macbook pro i5 switched processors after a full screen youtube video...
    other times i'm just browsing, though, it tend to happen more with youtube, video and flash related browsing
  6. sp3ctre macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2008
    Harrogate, UK
    Interestingly I was telling it to go into Integrated graphics mode to save battery... now I have left it to choose for itself I haven't had a kernel panic since (touch wood)

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