OS X frequently crashing since Safari update

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  1. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    OS X just crashes, with the grey-language-screen-of-death asking me to hold the power button. It's happened just once in my 3 years owning my PowerBook, but now it's done it 7 times in the last week. I'm using Panther and Safari 1.3. Here is the system log of before the crash:

    Jul 2 20:05:25 Lukes-G4-PowerBook kernel: ADB present:8c
    Jul 2 08:15:58 Lukes-G4-PowerBook /usr/local/bin/iTafd/iTafd: messageType e0000320, arg 0ced39b0
    Jul 2 20:05:21 Lukes-G4-PowerBook configd[90]: posting notification com.apple.system.config.network_change
    Jul 2 20:05:21 Lukes-G4-PowerBook lookupd[1570]: NetInfo connection failed for server 127.0.0.1/local
    Jul 2 20:05:22 Lukes-G4-PowerBook configd[90]: executing /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Kicker.bundle/Contents/Resources/set-hostname
    Jul 2 20:05:22 Lukes-G4-PowerBook mach_init[2]: Server 0 in bootstrap d03 uid 0: "/usr/sbin/lookupd": exited as a result of signal 1 [pid 1570]
    Jul 2 20:05:26 Lukes-G4-PowerBook mDNSResponder[174]: mDNSResponder Waking at 172222306
    Jul 2 20:05:26 Lukes-G4-PowerBook /usr/local/bin/iTafd/iTafd: messageType e0000300, arg 0cec38f0
    Jul 2 20:05:26 Lukes-G4-PowerBook /usr/local/bin/iTafd/iTafd: Just had a nice snooze
    Jul 2 20:05:27 Lukes-G4-PowerBook lookupd[1643]: lookupd (version 324.13) starting - Mon Jul 2 20:05:27 2007
    Jul 2 20:05:30 Lukes-G4-PowerBook kernel: AirPort: Link Active: "dlink" - 000d8861baf8 - chan 11
    Jul 2 20:05:30 Lukes-G4-PowerBook set-hostname[1650]: setting hostname to Lukes-G4-PowerBook.local
    Jul 2 20:05:32 Lukes-G4-PowerBook configd[90]: posting notification com.apple.system.config.network_change
    Jul 2 20:05:32 Lukes-G4-PowerBook mach_init[2]: Server 0 in bootstrap d03 uid 0: "/usr/sbin/lookupd": exited as a result of signal 1 [pid 1643]
    Jul 2 20:05:32 Lukes-G4-PowerBook configd[90]: executing /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Kicker.bundle/Contents/Resources/set-hostname
    Jul 2 20:05:32 Lukes-G4-PowerBook lookupd[1653]: lookupd (version 324.13) starting - Mon Jul 2 20:05:32 2007
    Jul 2 20:05:33 Lukes-G4-PowerBook set-hostname[1666]: setting hostname to Lukes-G4-PowerBook.local
    Jul 2 20:08:43 localhost syslogd: restart
    Jul 2 20:08:43 localhost syslogd: kernel boot file is /mach_kernel
    Jul 2 20:08:43 localhost kernel: oot Hub Simulation: family specific matching fails
    Jul 2 20:08:43 localhost kernel: EHCI Root Hub Simulation: family specific matching fails


    - The crash point is between 20:05 and 20:08. At the time I had Mail open and I was using Safari. I'd just pressed the tab 'X' when it crashed. Every time it's crashed I've been using Safari, but I am only 80% certain Safari is to blame.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not getting anything from at log but my brain's really really small. Starting at the basics, create a new user account and see if the problem occurs there too. Do you have any third party system hacks or theme changers installed? Do you have any Safari plugins installed? :)
     
  3. EssentialParado thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No theme hacks, but I do have SafariStand installed.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well uninstall it and see whether that stops the crashing. :)
     
  5. EssentialParado thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll leave it for now and see how it goes. If it crashes again I'll try uninstalling it. Though I'm surprised a Safari plugin would be able to cause a kernel panic.
     
  6. EssentialParado thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The crashes have got worse. I don't think the problem is Safari.

    It's not just in Safari but any application. It seems to happen if I type really fast. I will be in the middle of a forum post and the crash screen draws itself down across the screen. It's done it three times today. I can even get it to happen on cue if I want.

    i'm lucky I typed this without it crashing (I'm typing very slowly)

    help
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  8. EssentialParado thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is the third time I've tried posting this message now. It took me a while, but I can confirm the problem definitely happens on the fresh user account too.

    It crashes many times per day (sometimes none), but it happens anytime, there is no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes I am just reading something on the screen and it crashes.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Boot from the OSX discs and use that version of Disk Utility to repair your drive. What sort of peripherals do you have plugged into the machine? Also, if you have your OSX discs handy then run the Apple Hardware Test. It's probably on a separate disc from the restore discs. Boot holding C and it should let you run the tests. :)
     

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