Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac

10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2014 12:33 AM by Drunken Hobo
rik321 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



it seems osx is less stable than it used to be.


My iMac 20.1 2011 osx 10.7.3 15 seems to crash and recover all by itself about two times per week.


Its happens more if I try to run Aperture or Excel but happened this morning as I was writing a few notes on a pad and I was not actually using the machine.


I see reports of problems with Chrome - but I've got firefox installed for web work, and this morning only had LibreOffice open with iTunes running in the background.


Long discussions at Apple, genius and by phone have not helped. I am usually told "I have no trouble running all my macs on Lion."  I have no problems with my old mbp upgraded from Tiger to Snow Leopard and still battling on well.


Any ideas would be helpful and appreciated.


Console dump for the latest incident:

19/04/2012 11:38:22.959 ( Falling back to default Mach exception handler. Could not find:

19/04/2012 11:38:22.962 load: option requires an argument -- D

19/04/2012 11:38:22.962 usage: launchctl load [-wF] [-D <user|local|network|system|all>] paths...

19/04/2012 11:38:23.689 ([121]) Exited with code: 1

19/04/2012 11:38:27.904 Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/04/2012 11:38:27.905 Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/04/2012 11:38:27.905 Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/04/2012 11:38:27.906 Could not connect the action buttonPressed: to target of class NSApplication

19/04/2012 11:42:27.833 firefox: -_scrollPhase is deprecated for NSScrollWheel. Please use -momentumPhase.

19/04/2012 11:52:02.309 ( Throttling respawn: Will start in 6 seconds

19/04/2012 11:53:01.190 SystemUIServer: Invalid kMDItemPath for (null)


tia - rik

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    Barry Hemphill Level 7 Level 7 (34,490 points)



    Kernel panics are, IMHO, frequently caused by hardware problems.  If you are close to one, I would take the computer in to an Apple store for diagnosis (with the documentation from your log files).



  • 2. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,840 points)

    If you're able to boot, launch the Console application in any of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ In the Finder, select Go ▹ Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    ☞ If you’re running Mac OS X 10.7 or later, open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the page that opens.


    Select the most recent panic log under System Diagnostic Reports. Post the contents — the text, please, not a screenshot. For privacy’s sake, I suggest you edit out the “Anonymous UUID,” a long string of letters, numbers, and dashes in the header and body of the report, if it’s present (it may not be.) Please don't post "shutdownStall" or "hang" reports.


    If you can't boot in the usual way, try a safe boot. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:


    • Be sure your Mac is shut down.
    • Press the power button.
    • Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone, but not before the tone.
    • Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).


    During startup, you’ll see a progress bar, and then the login screen, which appears even if you normally log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


    Safe mode is slower than normal, and some things won’t work at all.

  • 3. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    rik321 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank for this Barry - but it's a difficult journey and carry with a desktop machine. thanks again - rik

  • 4. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    rik321 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Linc


    Thank you for your reply.


    With apologies if this is not the report you asked to see - I had to log back in as admin to get at it - and then my iMac crashed again! I'm wondering if an external HDD on Firewire might be one cause?




    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  10 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          1

    Anonymous UUID:   


    Thu Apr 19 11:38:10 2012

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80002c266d): Kernel trap at 0xffffff80002b3a57, type 13=general protection, registers:

    CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000112e01000, CR3: 0x0000000001064002, CR4: 0x00000000000606e0

    RAX: 0xffffff8013d098c0, RBX: 0xffffff8020eac000, RCX: 0x0000000009000000, RDX: 0xffefff8020ea49f0

    RSP: 0xffffff80f218bd80, RBP: 0xffffff80f218bd80, RSI: 0xffffff80f218be58, RDI: 0xffefff8020ea49f0

    R8:  0xffffff7f810cb719, R9:  0x000000001ea867e7, R10: 0x00007fff888efe42, R11: 0xffffff80002d8220

    R12: 0xffffff8020ecb2e8, R13: 0x0000000000000000, R14: 0x0000000000000000, R15: 0xffffff8020eac000

    RFL: 0x0000000000010203, RIP: 0xffffff80002b3a57, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010

    CR2: 0x0000000112e01000, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Faulting CPU: 0x0


    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff80f218ba40 : 0xffffff8000220702

    0xffffff80f218bac0 : 0xffffff80002c266d

    0xffffff80f218bc60 : 0xffffff80002d7a1d

    0xffffff80f218bc80 : 0xffffff80002b3a57

    0xffffff80f218bd80 : 0xffffff7f810ca1e5

    0xffffff80f218bda0 : 0xffffff7f810c1b00

    0xffffff80f218bdd0 : 0xffffff80002fdf8f

    0xffffff80f218be40 : 0xffffff7f810c175c

    0xffffff80f218be90 : 0xffffff8000301b7f

    0xffffff80f218bec0 : 0xffffff80002fa3e4

    0xffffff80f218bf30 : 0xffffff800030bb3c

    0xffffff80f218bf50 : 0xffffff80005caa7b

    0xffffff80f218bfb0 : 0xffffff80002d8363

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

   [9D6E7670-BA04-35A6-8814-DF02A0A13B80]@0xffffff 7f810c0000->0xffffff7f810ccfff


    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: launchd


    Mac OS version:



    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 11.3.0: Thu Jan 12 18:47:41 PST 2012; root:xnu-1699.24.23~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: 7B6546C7-70E8-3ED8-A6C3-C927E4D3D0D6

    System model name: iMac12,1 (Mac-942B5BF58194151B)


    System uptime in nanoseconds: 6608367400886

    last loaded kext at 1180337120835:    2.5.0 (addr 0xffffff7f8078e000, size 24576)

    last unloaded kext at 162190102682:    4.4.5 (addr 0xffffff7f80a3f000, size 65536)

    loaded kexts:    2.5.0    1.7.1    1.1    1.9.4d0    66.6    3.0    1.59    122    3.5.9    1.0.26    2.1.7f9    2.1.7f9    7.1.8    100.12.42    1.0.0d1    7.0.0    2.0.1d2    1.2.2    4.7.5d4    1.5.3    170.1.9    7.1.8    7.1.8    3.0.3    3.0.1    312    3.0.1    1.0.0d1    1.0.0d1    33    2.0.1    1.5.0    4.8.9    3.0.8b2    4.5.0    503.60.3    2.2.0    4.5.8    1.4    1.4    1.6    1.7    1.4    1.5    167.3.0    3.2.30    1.1    167.3.0    220.62.1    4.0.3f12    1.0    1.0.0d11    2.1.7f9    1.0.10d0    80.0    4.0.3f12    10.0.5    2.2.4    1.0.0d22    2.1.7f9    2.1.7f9    1.8.6fc6    1.3    3.0.16    3.1.1d8    4.7.5d4    3.0.16    1.0.10d0    1.0.3    1.1.3    1.1.3    7.1.8    7.1.8    2.3.2    7.1.8    2.3.2    152.3    152.3    1.5.9    1.5.9    1.5.9    1.2.1    4.0.3f12    4.0.3f12    4.0.3f12    3.0.3    1.6    1.7    1.7    3.0.3    3.0.1    2.0.1    4.4.5    2.1.0    3.0.3    4.2.0    4.5.3    4.5.8    403    1.3.2    1.7.4    4.4.5    1.0.0d5    4.5.8    412.2    2.0    2.0.7    4.5.8    1.5.0    1.7.1    1.1    177.3    1.0.0d1    7    331.3    1.7    28.18    1.4    2.6.8    1.4

    System Profile:

    Model: iMac12,1, BootROM IM121.0047.B1F, 4 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.5 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.71f22

    Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6750M, AMD Radeon HD 6750M, PCIe, 512 MB

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x02FE, 0x45424A3231554538424655302D444A2D4620

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x02FE, 0x45424A3231554538424655302D444A2D4620

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x802C, 0x384A54463235363634485A2D3147344D3120

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x802C, 0x384A54463235363634485A2D3147344D3120

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x168C, 0x9A), Atheros 9380:

    Bluetooth: Version 4.0.3f12, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0

    Serial ATA Device: ST3500418AS, 500.11 GB

    Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-STDVDRW  GA32N, 835.1 MB

    USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in), apple_vendor_id, 0x850b, 0xfa200000 / 3

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 2

    USB Device: USB2.0 Hub, 0x05e3  (Genesys Logic, Inc.), 0x0608, 0xfa120000 / 6

    USB Device: U3 Cruzer Micro, 0x0781  (SanDisk Corporation), 0x5406, 0xfa124000 / 8

    USB Device: Keyboard Hub, apple_vendor_id, 0x1006, 0xfa130000 / 5

    USB Device: Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM), 0x045e  (Microsoft Corporation), 0x0040, 0xfa131000 / 10

    USB Device: Apple Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x0250, 0xfa132000 / 9

    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 4

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8215, 0xfa111000 / 7

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0xfd110000 / 4

    USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd120000 / 3

    FireWire Device: eGo HDD, Iomega, 800mbit_speed

  • 5. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,840 points)

    You have a Cruzer flash drive and an Iomega Firewire drive. Is either of those formatted with an ExFAT volume? If so, disconnect it and see whether there's any improvement.

  • 6. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    rik321 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've already disconnected the Iomega Firewire HDD - no probs so far!

    will leave the Cruzer flash drive in for the rest of the day to test the HDD

    thank you

  • 7. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    Drabek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I have a problem with my iMac too.


    I'm getting 5 kernel panics per day and I don't know why ?



    Interval Since Last Panic Report: 150252 sec
    Panics Since Last Report: 9
    Anonymous UUID: D2455D93-B7B4-47C0-A84F-1DF32465976C


    Fri Apr 27 12:24:12 2012
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff8000292d55): "VM_PAGE_QUEUES_REMOVE: unmarked page on Q"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1699.24.23/osfmk/vm/vm_resident.c:2215
    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff807f32b590 : 0xffffff8000220702
    0xffffff807f32b610 : 0xffffff8000292d55
    0xffffff807f32b640 : 0xffffff8000280433
    0xffffff807f32b6b0 : 0xffffff8000280d96
    0xffffff807f32b6e0 : 0xffffff8000281114
    0xffffff807f32b710 : 0xffffff8000281e86
    0xffffff807f32b740 : 0xffffff8000298de4
    0xffffff807f32b760 : 0xffffff8000217442
    0xffffff807f32b790 : 0xffffff8000222da3
    0xffffff807f32b7b0 : 0xffffff8000223025
    0xffffff807f32b7e0 : 0xffffff8000214829
    0xffffff807f32b840 : 0xffffff8000223193
    0xffffff807f32b860 : 0xffffff80002516d9
    0xffffff807f32b8a0 : 0xffffff8000217035
    0xffffff807f32b8d0 : 0xffffff80006439ef
    0xffffff807f32b8f0 : 0xffffff800063c8c6
    0xffffff807f32b940 : 0xffffff7f8155fe18
    0xffffff807f32b970 : 0xffffff7f8155fb95
    0xffffff807f32b9c0 : 0xffffff7f8155feac
    0xffffff807f32b9e0 : 0xffffff7f8158590f
    0xffffff807f32ba00 : 0xffffff7f8154c6b5
    0xffffff807f32ba40 : 0xffffff7f81585f7d
    0xffffff807f32ba90 : 0xffffff7f8154fbf0
    0xffffff807f32bb60 : 0xffffff7f8154cd57
    0xffffff807f32bbc0 : 0xffffff800065239e
    0xffffff807f32bbe0 : 0xffffff8000652c7a
    0xffffff807f32bc40 : 0xffffff800065341b
    0xffffff807f32bd80 : 0xffffff80002a3b78
    0xffffff807f32be80 : 0xffffff8000223006
    0xffffff807f32beb0 : 0xffffff8000214829
    0xffffff807f32bf10 : 0xffffff800021bb58
    0xffffff807f32bf70 : 0xffffff80002aeb80
    0xffffff807f32bfb0 : 0xffffff80002d8383
    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:[AC4F9692-256E-39D9-A17B-7BAD4AB57DF8]@0xffffff7f 81543000->0xffffff7f817a3fff
    dependency:[F63D4ABE-42DA-33EF-BADD-3415B0CB0179]@0xffff ff7f80823000
    dependency:[4B3F84DC-18B3-3897-BC56-4E3940878047]@0xff ffff7f80c49000
    dependency:[FE536983-1897-3D6B-965E-24B5A67080DA]@0 xffffff7f80c11000


    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer


    Mac OS version:


    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 11.3.0: Thu Jan 12 18:47:41 PST 2012; rootnu-1699.24.23~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: 7B6546C7-70E8-3ED8-A6C3-C927E4D3D0D6
    System model name: iMac7,1 (Mac-F4238CC8)


    System uptime in nanoseconds: 884344775851
    last loaded kext at 34643937365:     66.6 (addr 0xffffff7f81c8e000, size 53248)
    last unloaded kext at 166080757661:     4.0.3f12 (addr 0xffffff7f80da1000, size 8192)
    loaded kexts:     66.6     3.0     1.9.4d0     1.59     2.1.7f9     3.5.9     1.0.26     7.1.8     170.1.9     1.5.3     7.1.8     1.0.0d1     7.0.0     1.2.2     4.7.5d4     312 eDataless     1.0.0d1 eZlib     1.0.0d1     33     3.0.3     2.0.1     2.5.1     4.5.0     500.36.11     1.5.0     2.2.0     3.2.2b1     4.5.8     4.8.9     4.4.5     1.4     1.6     1.4     1.7     1.4     1.5 t     167.3.0     3.2.30     1.1     167.3.0     220.62.1     4.0.3f12     1.0     1.0.0d11     2.1.7f9     1.0.3     7.1.8     7.1.8     80.0     4.0.3f12     10.0.5     1.0.0d22     1.0.0d5     1.8.6fc6     1.3     2.2.4     2.1.7f9     2.1.7f9     3.0.16     3.0.16     2.3.2     2.3.2     3.1.1d8     4.7.5d4     4.0.3f12     4.0.3f12     4.0.3f12     152.3     152.3     4.4.5     182.10     4.5.3     4.5.8     3.0.3     1.6     1.7     1.7     403     3.0.0     3.0.3     2.5.1     4.5.8     412.2     2.0.7     2.0     4.4.5     4.5.8     1.5.0     1.7.1     1.1     177.3     1.0.0d1     7     331.3     1.7     28.18     1.4     2.6.8     1.4

    I don't know If I'm reading this log correctly but is this a problem with bluetooth ? I have a magic mouse connected to my iMac. Last couple days I have low battery (4%) can this be a problem ?



  • 8. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    Drabek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So noone will help me ?

  • 9. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    rik321 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hello Drabek


    Kernel panics seem to have stopped once I checked the format on some external storage - and my thanks to Linc.


    I was getting quite despondant after using osx for over 4 years with few problems to get into difficulties whereby I even bought alternative image processing software to avoid Aperture (it seems it wasn't Aperture - but that would probably have been resolved earlier if I had been offered more helpful advice than 'rebuild Aperture's database permissions')


    It seems fairly certain that the panics on this iMac were caused by my external HDD which was formatted FAT32. Having moved a couple of gigabytes around on different drives and re-formatted to HFS(+?) it has remained stable for over a week now (althought use has been inter=mittent with lots of travel!) I now only move data to or from anything formatted in other than HFS occassionally and then unmount that drive.


    I am not sure of the source for panics on your machine - but the earlier advice here from Barry seems very sound. If you still suspect bluetooth - can you turn it off, work on other connections, and test further?


    I suspect you may need to re-post a freash thread if that doesn't help.


    best regards

    to you all and thanks


  • 10. Re: osx Lion kernel panics iMac
    Drunken Hobo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have took my 2009 imac into the apple store bullring. They cleared the dust out the fans & its past all the tests. They offered to put a new grapic card in at a charge. But stated they can not find a fault with the grapic card. (GT 130 card) They have now ran  it for two weeks without a crash. I was geting kernel panics 20 times a day since sept 2012. So maybe a complete clean install with fresh user of mavericks & a dust clear out is the answer. I would not buy a graphic card unless it fails the apple store test.  I have been advised not to use any old time machine back ups, as the fault is somewhere in the softwear of my old user profile. The only none apple softwear I had installed was accountedge. So its a case of reinstalling all my old  stuff untill i can recreate the kernels panics scrren shots imac restarting itself. This should show the real cause. if yours is a 2009 imac      with gt130 card read this