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WOAH ... Something just happened on my POWERBOOK 12"
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Lancer409
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Sep 12, 2004, 09:40 PM
 
I was watching a ibook quicktime from apple's archive (found it from a link in the lounge i believe..) .. and i got a bezel with five different languages telling me to hold down the power button for a few seconds or to hit the reset button ... any idea what that is?

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Sep 12, 2004, 10:08 PM
 
kernel panic.

do a search on the forums here and on apple.com. some might disagree, but my opinion is that unless you get them a lot or on a regular basis, don't worry. just be sure to do regular maintenance (repair permissions, run diskwarrior, etc.) and you should be fine (unless you're mucking with your system a lot adding freeware and junk).
     
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Sep 12, 2004, 10:14 PM
 
I find it quite amusing that these days, a crash (because that's all a kernel panic is: your computer crashed) is SO rare that people actually post a thread on a help forum when they first experience one...

We certainly have come a long way since OS 9.
     
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Sep 12, 2004, 10:16 PM
 
Kernel panic


typo.

By the way welcome to the world of unix.
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Sep 12, 2004, 10:34 PM
 
Originally posted by macaddict0001:
Kernal panic
The question was already answered, and you spelled "kernel" wrong.

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Sep 12, 2004, 11:24 PM
 
Originally posted by Spheric Harlot:
I find it quite amusing that these days, a crash (because that's all a kernel panic is: your computer crashed) is SO rare that people actually post a thread on a help forum when they first experience one...

We certainly have come a long way since OS 9.
Yup. Love it.
I actually dumped OS 9 for Windows 2000 because I could not stand the constant crashing. Came back with MacOS X 10.0!
     
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Sep 13, 2004, 12:40 AM
 
yay! my first one!

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Sep 13, 2004, 05:32 AM
 
Originally posted by Lancer409:
yay! my first one!
     
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Sep 13, 2004, 12:39 PM
 
If you get two of these in... I don't know, a week or so, there might be a problem. Still, it can be caused by a few non-threatening things. My Sawtooth KP'd once because of a power dip (basically a brownout... we were having a LAN, and when the AC kicked in, I KP'd). Strangest thing I'd seen.

Another time, though, I got a few kernel panics in a short amount of time (two, back to back days)... had major problems with one of my disks. After the second KP, the OS X drive I had wouldn't boot. Only had my OS 9 drive clean at the time, Norton was able to clean everything up (remarkably... don't try this at home!). No more KP for me on my Sawtooth.
     
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Sep 13, 2004, 10:54 PM
 
in the the past 2 years of running OSX on a total of 4 machines i've only gotten a kernel panic one time and it was due to bad ram. i consider it a baptism of sorts.

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Sep 13, 2004, 11:13 PM
 
I can't dump OS 9 cuz all my favorite games run on it.
     
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Sep 13, 2004, 11:37 PM
 
Originally posted by olePigeon:
I can't dump OS 9 cuz all my favorite games run on it.
Get new favorite games.
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