Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 3:25 PM (in response to gadkins)
Do you have Sophos running? If so, remove it and see if it does the trick
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to gadkins)
Something is causing windowserver to crash, I think. Do the following:
1. Disable any and all haxies that you might have installed, if applicable.
2. Look for any recent crash logs in /Library/CrashReporter or ~/Library/CrashReporter.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 10:05 PM (in response to gadkins)
I have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,2) and have had it Kernel Panic 5 times already in less than a day. It appears to be happening when switching from integrated to discrete graphics (but not always) such as when launching a GPU program like Diablo3 or google-chrome. The panic has only Apple kernel extension in the backtrace (com.apple.NVDAResman and com.apple.iokit modules), so I think the blame likely falls on their drivers for the NVIDIA GT 330M.
This feels very reminisent of the graphics driver bug in Lion at release which was fixed after shortly after 10.7.2 http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20119849-263/apple-acknowledges-2010-macboo k-pro-black-screen-bug/
I'm not sure if i'm hoping this is the old bug and just a regression (shame on apple) or a new bug (less shame?). Either way I hope they have a fix soon.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to axcess99)
This strikes me very, very much like that black screen of death from Lion. The other day I managed to go all day with only one crash but I'm up to 8 crashes so far today and it's making it very difficult to get anything done.
I've done a complete reinstall and it crashed before I even reinstalled any software so I am sure that is not it. In my last call to Apple I was bascially told I had done everything they could ask me to do and it's a software or a hardware issue.
I did take it the other day and the hardware checked out to be just fine. So I'm very, very fustrated with this and would love anything to at the very least make it better.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to axcess99)
Just wanted to update on my personal status. Went to the apple store, they did a diagnostic (nothing wrong). The "genious" was very helpful and nice, but all he could say was this was embarassing for apple and that hopefully there would be an update released 'soon'.
I wound up wiping and reinstalling Lion along with the Lion MacBookPro Video Update.
Apple store did offer to help with this procedure, but I know how to and can just as readily do it from home at my convenience. About 4 hrs of installing and copying from backups, I have a working 10.7 system again.
This resolution is unacceptable on Apple's part and represents a major failure of their QA and they should be offering to refund the price of Mountain Lion along with a future fix for the issue in 10.8 and notifying us when they have it publicly available.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 5:33 PM (in response to Canadianpj)
I take it your panic log shows the crash happening in a symbol that starts with NV? Please post panic logs.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2012 10:34 PM (in response to gadkins)
Gadkins - you're not the only one. Theres some other graphics related issues causing crashing. Another thread going on at https://discussions.apple.com/message/19177751#19177751. I've crashed my MBP 2010 at least 7 times since I installed last week. Hopefully they will get this fixed soon.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2012 12:41 AM (in response to gadkins)
Same problem here, up to about 20 crashes since updating last week. Mid 2010 MB Pro
Impossible to work so thinking the best bet will be to go back to Lion or even Snow Leopard as Lion even had issues with color and multiple monitors that they never addressed.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to Irradiate81)
If you want your machine to be stable in the interm until there is a fix, there is a program called "gfxCardStatus" which will allow you to lock your machine to using only the Integrated video card. This is of course limiting for an external monitor or if you want to play a game.
Since doing this I have had no crashes and hope that I do not have to keep my machine in this status.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to Canadianpj)
Yes, I did the same and it fixed, but I can't have a monitor hooked up to it. Anyway of having a monitor on?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 2:24 PM (in response to Canadianpj)
Is there similar software to gfxCardStatus for iMacs or does it work for both iMacs and MacBooks?
I just got a new iMac 12,1 with Mountain Lion installed on it and it crashes my Photoshop CS5 after about 30 secs from starting up.
Interestingly, if the .psd file is a simple 1- or 2-layer file it won't crash. That's why I'm guessing the problem has to do with the graphics/video card.