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Kernal panics

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Sam Beaver Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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May 2, 2012 9:14 AM

Keep getting kernal panics. Shutdowns. After trying to upgrade to snow leopard. Same thing happened a few years ago. Just gave up trying to amek it work. Disk utility runs clean, then it says use start up from disk for errors. Wont let dvd be used as start up from the snow leopar if snow leopard drive starts at all.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), e08 2X4C 32 GB Ram
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    May 2, 2012 9:25 AM (in response to Sam Beaver)

    Which DVD are you usng to upgrade? Sounds like it may be the wrong one. Is it this one or a grey machine specific disc from another Mac?

     

    dvd-snow.jpg

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,090 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 6:45 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)

    Next time you get a kernel panic post the crash report here Sam.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:33 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)

    If no KPs in safe mode, then most likely one of these is causing the KPs when switching back to normal mode. You'll need to disable or delete them, reinstall one at a time, until you find the culprit:

     

    com.cisco.nke.ipsec    2.0.1

    com.vmware.kext.vmnet    3.0.0

    com.vmware.kext.vmioplug    3.0.0

    com.vmware.kext.vmci    3.0.0

    com.vmware.kext.vmx86    3.0.0

    com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic    7.0 15104.778994

    com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge    7.0 15104.778994

    com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook    7.0 15104.778994

    com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor    7.0 15104.778994

    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetAdp    4.1.22

    com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect    7.0 15104.778994

    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxNetFlt    4.1.22

    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxUSB    4.1.22

    org.virtualbox.kext.VBoxDrv    4.1.22

    com.vara.driver.VaraAudio    1.0.1

    com.iospirit.driver.rbiokithelper    1.5.2

    com.jft.driver.PdaNetDrv    1.0.0d1

    com.AmbrosiaSW.AudioSupport    2.0.1

    at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch    2.2.05

     

    See

     

    What is a kernel panic,
    Technical Note TN2063: Understanding and Debugging Kernel Panics,
    Mac OS X Kernel Panic FAQ,
    Resolving Kernel Panics, and
    Tutorial: Avoiding and eliminating Kernel panics for more details.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)

    Since you have so many, it will be very time consuming to uninstall then reinstall entire programs. Instead, you can try disabling the individual culprit kexts.

     

    Note: disabling a kext this way may not always work as it may refuse to cooperate, but this is usually effective. The worst that will happen is you'll get a message saying it won't work.

     

    You can temporarily uninstall any .kext, which may be causing the problem, by doing the following: Open Terminal in Applications>Utilties and copy/paste

     

    sudo kextunload

     

    Important, leave a space after kextunload

     

    Next, navigate to the /System/Library/ and select Extensions. Inside that folder, find the related .kext in question, which you should drag into the Terminal window. (After dragging it in, the file will stay where it belongs in its original location.) This will automatically fill the Terminal window with the name and path to the file.

     

    This is an example only of what the full command will then look like; it will not necessarily be found on your computer.

     

    sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/PaceSupportFamily.kext/

     

    Hit return. If you have never used the sudo prefix before, you will get a warning, which you can disregard. Then enter your admin password, which you won't see on the screen as you type it in and hit return. Wait for the $ sign prompt to reappear, which will indicate the extension has been unloaded. Then just close the window.

     

    This will have the effect of disabling the program. If it fails to be the source of the problem, to reload/enable it, substitute kextload for kextunload, using the above procedure.

     

    Other than that, have a look at this article, already linked above by Baltwo, on resolving kernel panics. Faulty RAM is a frequent cause.

    http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/kernelpanics.html

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)

    IMO, it appears that they're software related and not RAM related.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,090 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)

    Sam Beaver wrote:

     

    parallels = culprit.

     

    That is possible, but it is also possible for any one of your other system modifications to conflict with the ones installed by Parallels.

     

    Audio drivers such as Soundflower appear often, and you have another one that appears to be a system audio modification with which I am not familiar (VaraAudio).

     

    The probability of a conflict increases with the number of system modifications, so do not be too quick to implicate one as the sole case of your kernel panics.

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  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to Sam Beaver)

    Sam Beaver wrote:

    parallels = culprit.

    Thanks for the feedback. Since I don't do windoze, I'll leave that item for those who do.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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