First ever kernel panic...

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  1. ZeWarrior
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    I just had my first kernel panic in os x. You know the one where they give you the power button and saying to restart the mac. Well yeah. I wasn't doing anything besides browsing the internet. Anything I should be worried about ?
     


  2. Switchy

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    Did you put in another hard drive?
     
  3. cenotaph

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    Could be a memory problem, though you'd be likely to experience other symptoms if that was the case. When I had a bad stick of RAM in my main workstation, I was getting segfaults all over.
     
  4. theorgan

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    dude that sounds terrible. i would take it to the geek squad. they know everything about max.
     
  5. hankchill

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    I had a Kernel Panic today as well.

    Here's what happened:
    [​IMG]
     
  6. EarthBound

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    KFC teh only thing missing is U

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  7. notnarb

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    sounds serious, switch to a pc
     
  8. Switchy

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    You ARE kidding, right?
    Switching from PC to Mac is the best thing that ever happened to me.

    Honestly, the only way something can go wrong with a Mac (with few exceptions) is when you do something stupid.
    Or change something in the hardware, etc.
     
  9. notnarb

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    omg same way for the PCs, only you don't have the ever persistent thoughts of suicide that accompany owning a Macintosh
    ... oh and you can play games [​IMG]
     
  10. TLSpartan

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    Just shove a copy of Ubuntu on your Mac [​IMG] . I have been using Ubuntu for around 6 months and I have never had kernel panic
     
  11. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    It's so funny that people think that you can't play games on your Mac [​IMG]

    When the first MacBook Pro's came out, I got one, stuffed Windows on it via Boot Camp, and played some Counter Strike. Everyone was like 'OMG how did you play CS on your Mac!?!!?!!?11!!1'. Funny people, do your research [​IMG]

    On real kernel panics though, I've only had 1 in the past year... however, it was brought on by a series of events; first, my computer was on for days, I was using tons of software that bogs the system down (Azureus, iGrabNews, Quicktime), and during testing a quicktime video it crapped out... wasn't too surprised, I was waiting for it [​IMG] (This was on my DP G5 2.3GHz.)
     
  12. Lukeage

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    But that requires buying a copy of Windows, which is what most people who move to Mac are getting away from.
     
  13. DBlaze

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    Calling changing hardware stupid or unnessesary, is like eating a hamburger without the burger.
    You're basing it on nothing but BS.
    Mac can crash, also without doing anything stupid.

    Changing hardware FTW! [​IMG]
     
  14. Switchy

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    Honestly, have you ever even tried using OSX? Ofcourse not.

    In the year and a half I've had my Macbook, I've never had my computer crash, get stuck in any way, nor have I had a kernel panic.
    I haven't had the need to reinstall my system since my system doesn't get loaded with virusses and crap being installed into the system.

    I can leave it on all the time without it getting sluggish.

    In all the time I've used it, I've probably only turned it off/restarted it maybe 20 times.

    A Windows PC can't go such a long time without having to reboot or getting terribly slow..
     
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    I didn't say that changing hardware is stupid.
    I've updated both my RAM and hard drive.

    But something can go wrong if you do.
    You can get a kernel panic when you exchange the hard drive and put in a wrong one, for one.

    No, what I meant with stupid is deleting files without knowing what they are, for example.
     
  16. mthrnite

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    This is not a PC vs Mac thread. Please make a note of it!

    On topic:
    What type of Mac are you using ZeWarrior? Any hardware changes recently? USB cards? RAM? HD?
    Has it happened more than just once?
    If you can get this far, make another user account on the machine and see if you get panics in that account.

    As far as being worried goes, any glitch is a nice reminder to back up your important files. [​IMG]
     
  17. Javacat

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    I wouldn't worry about the kernal panic. I vaguely remember having one on my macbook pro a few months ago, but that was down to me buggering around with it. It was fine before and it's been fine since.
    If it happens again then I might be a little bit worried and it might be worth looking into what is causing it.

    Also, backing up stuff doesn't hurt. I should really start doing it myself [​IMG]
     
  18. notnarb

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    I am fully aware that you can install XP on a Macintosh, but you can also install OSX on a PC with the exception that you need a second hard drive, I just haven't found the need to waste $100+ on an operating system I don't need. If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go play portal [​IMG]
     
  19. mthrnite

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    Last warning. Keep it on topic, or posts will start dropping like flies.
     
  20. MacGnG

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    dont worry about it [​IMG]