Random reboots & panic logging in Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by big_malk, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. big_malk macrumors 6502a

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    Last night my mac pro decided to reboot several times of it's own accord. I missed any errors there might have been, as I was trying to sleep at the time and was woken up by the startup sound several times, when I came to investigate it was at the log-in screen, and has worked fine since.

    I'm trying to track down the problem, and I tried to read the panic.log, but it's not there in library/logs/? Does this just mean I haven't had any panics? I've search for how to turn panic logging on, but all I can find is advice to turn it on in the Console app preferences, but the option isn't there, so I assume that's pre-Leopard advice?
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    I find myself wondering if your problem was a power outage (or possibly brownout). Certainly, if you'd had a KP, evidence should appear in the logs.
     
  3. big_malk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is panic logging on by default?

    I doubt it was a power outage, last time that happened my Mac didn't turn itself back on, and this happened several times in succession.
     
  4. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, Mac OS X should log kernel panics by default.
     

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