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Wireless Causing Kernel Panics?

24942 Views 386 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2007 7:54 AM by Talmage Cooley RSS
  • lelliebunny Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2006 10:52 PM (in response to Tom Magee)
    i hope you have better luck than i have had with the update. this isn't the first time that i've had kernel panic issues. they all seem to occur while the computer is trying to wake from sleep. one of the apple retail stores suggested that it was probably an airport. here's my most recent entry from panic.log

    Sun Sep 24 22:36:53 2006
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x007E4D17): AppleAHCI Attempt to reuse slot = 0

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x13d6b4d4 : 0x128b5e (0x3bc46c 0x13d6b4f8 0x131bbc 0x0)
    0x13d6b514 : 0x7e4d17 (0x7e5d74 0x0 0x0 0x1000)
    0x13d6b554 : 0x38e698 (0x2522c00 0x2526c40 0x20 0x0)
    0x13d6b594 : 0x7e398b (0x2521700 0x7e4bc8 0x2526c40 0x20)
    0x13d6b604 : 0x7de390 (0x2522c00 0x2526c40 0x13d6b644 0x7decb1)
    0x13d6b644 : 0x85012d (0x2522c00 0x2526c40 0x0 0x370374)
    0x13d6b6e4 : 0x850a16 (0x255a900 0x3 0x3b49000 0x0)
    0x13d6b764 : 0x370424 (0x255e580 0x1 0x0 0x3163a200)
    0x13d6b7e4 : 0x370e57 (0x24e35200 0x7 0x20000 0x0)
    0x13d6b864 : 0x372af3 (0x0 0x0 0x13d6bb4c 0x198ce5)
    0x13d6bb74 : 0x1a21a7 (0x245d400 0x0 0x13d6bbb4 0x66f382)
    0x13d6bb94 : 0x1a30db (0x13d6bbe4 0x1 0x2409800 0x13d6bbc4)
    0x13d6bbc4 : 0x1a225c (0x1a2188 0x13d6bbe4 0x0 0x520)
    0x13d6bbf4 : 0x6641a2 (0x663f8c 0x3 0x68f2e0 0x0)
    0x13d6bc54 : 0x659519 (0x2409800 0x2 0x13d6bc28 0x2742760)
    0x13d6bc74 : 0x39c861 (0x245d800 0x49761c 0x3 0x111000) Backtrace continues...
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.7.1: Wed Jun 7 16:19:56 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.9.72.obj~2/RELEASE_I386


    MacBook Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • _BurnOut_ Calculating status...
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    Sep 25, 2006 5:44 AM (in response to lelliebunny)
    FIXED at least on my machine and workplace. I'll try it at home also. If I get a new KP related to the Airport I'll let you know. If not, it means it's definitly fixed!
    G4 + MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Primarily a Windows user
  • Xod Calculating status...
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    Sep 25, 2006 9:39 AM (in response to _BurnOut_)
    Ran the machine all weekend on the wireless and not a single KP.
    15" Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • no comment Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2006 1:51 AM (in response to Xod)
    My machine also doesn't kernel panic anymore after the last airport software update.
    I wonder why there is still no official comment from Apple on this issue.
    It seems as though the last airport update fixed the problem so it seems clear to me Apple has been working on it lately.
    Any offical notice would be appreciated.
    macbook 2.0ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Bikul Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2006 11:25 PM (in response to lelliebunny)
    I bought a MacBook Pro 17 inch 2,16 GHZ 2GB RAM in May here in Germany. Since then I had to fight with Kernel Panic for instance like this (different crash logs possible):

    panic(cpu 1 caller 0×0019CADF): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 1, Type 14=page fault), registers:
CR0: 0×80010033, CR2: 0×8fe29004, CR3: 0×00d9f000, CR4: 0×000006a0

    EAX: 0×00000000, EBX: 0×03dc2f50, ECX: 0×00427064, EDX: 0×03dc2f64

    ESP: 0×8fe29004, EBP: 0×24e9bde8, ESI: 0×03dc2f64, EDI: 0×8fe29000

    EFL: 0×00010086, EIP: 0×00190b41, CS: 0×00000008, DS: 0×00000010

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

    0×24e9bc68 : 0×128b5e (0×3bc46c 0×24e9bc8c 0×131bbc 0×0)

    0×24e9bca8 : 0×19cadf (0×3c18e4 0×1 0xe 0×3c169c)

    0×24e9bd58 : 0×197c7d (0×24e9bd6c 0×24e9bde8 0×190b41 0×190048)

    0×24e9bd64 : 0×190b41 (0×190048 0×3dc0010 0×10 0×10)

    0×24e9bde8 : 0×190c21 (0×10fd3 0×20 0×0 0×17e4b5)

    0×24e9be08 : 0×17ed1e (0×10fd3 0×42ab4e0 0×24e9bf78 0×195099)

    0×24e9be28 : 0×1614c1 (0×1be3608 0×42b7b28 0×1000 0×0)

    0×24e9bf78 : 0×19c5c6 (0×14a412c 0×8fe4d000 0×0 0×3)

    0×24e9bfd8 : 0×197bbb (0×420dd48 0×420dd48 0×3dc2f50 0×8fe29004)
    No mapping exists for frame pointer

    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xb0080968

    Before i had a Powerbook G4 17 inch 1GHZ 1 GB RAM and never had any problems with it (even did not know that kernel panic exists).

    I formatted the HD and installed the system for several times. I tried to fix some software problems after loooking at the “Konsole” with my migrated data.

    The MacBook Pro had been to the local dealer where I bought it in Hamburg three times. They changed: 1. Processor, 2. Logicboard (is there a difference?) 3. Body (just to give me the chance to change the complete MacBook for a new one)

    When I was on a “holiday trip” I started from an external LaCie HD and it crashed totally. I could not start from the intern HD again. I went to a local Mac-Dealer, who checked the RAM (no problem), then left me with the info: Apple Service.

    So I went back home, the local MacDealer saved my data from HD and the 2nd and 3rd repair as mentioned above followed.

    Kernel Panic did not stop.

    For 1 day now it worked fine, before it crashed approximately twice a day. I am working on a keynote presentation which I will show In October to an audience of 1000 people. I really have panic that there will be kernel panic again and I loose this job forever.

    This morning it crashed with kernel panic three times, although I did not do much (Entourage, Safari) and it was not getting hot.

    I do not use Airport but have installed the recent Airport update !

    I read some messages that Apple will bring out a revision of either MacBook Pro 17 or logicboard for it, so I am waiting still to change it.

    Does somebody have the same problems or knows something about new logicboard or MacBook Pro 17?


    MacBook Pro 17   Mac OS X (10.4.7)   2 GB RAM
  • David Chamberlin Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2006 9:41 PM (in response to Bikul)
    I too had the dreaded kernel panics from day one. Apple took it back and repaired by putting a new logic board in it (15" mac book pro). So far no problems while using wireless connection.
    mac book pro 15 inch, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • big galoot Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2006 5:10 PM (in response to NetJunkie)
    My KP story:
    - Bought 1.83GHz MBP
    - Frequent kernel panics ("Type 14=page fault" approx every hour)
    - All the usual Apple-published fault finding did not help
    - Apple Service Centre here in New Zealand replaced RAM, then Main Logic Board
    - Did not cure problem
    - Apple Service Centre replaced MBP with a new 2GHz model
    - Replacement MBP suffered frequent kernel panics ("Type 14=page fault" and "mbuf address out of range" approx every 2 hours)
    - Apple Service Centre replaced RAM - did not cure fault
    - Apple Service Centre replaced Airport Card - did not cure fault
    - Apple Service Centre replaced Main Logic Board
    - So far, so good. No kernel panics after around 12 hours use.

    The replacement Main Logic Board is a "version 2" according to the Apple Service Centre. They have never received any info from Apple on the problem, but have seen it occur on several MBPs. Their take on the problem is that the earlier Main Logic Boards suffered from a noisy power supply line. They say that the "Version 2" Main Logic Boards appear to have a component change in a power supply line. This new board also appears to be less affected by the whining CPU.
    macbook pro 15", 1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • _BurnOut_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2006 9:53 AM (in response to _BurnOut_)
    Last update. Windows Vista RC1 didn't like BootCamp dual boot solution and decided to take over my MAC, so I did a full disk format and a MAC OS X clean install.

    I was surprised to see my MBP was working perfectly on my wireless network.

    Downloaded about 1Gb (the 300Mb auto-update to 10.4.8 x3) without doing any updating and no problems. So maybe there is actually some firmware update in that package that I previously downloaded, that kept it working even after a disk format.

    By the way and off topic, everything worked in Windows Vista RC1 5600, except for the keyboard mapping, lighting and shortcuts. I'm certain that a bit more than 2 hours running it would have lead me to some solution (I think there is actualy an apple keyboard driver!), but I just wanted to find out if it was possible, after seing reports of MAC running WinMC.
    G4 + MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Also (and no longer a primarily) Windows user
  • Chris Pf Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2006 4:52 PM (in response to big galoot)
    After installing the latest AirPort update on Sept. 23, I have been using AirPort extensively and have had no kernel panics. It is now Oct. 06. The new patch seems to be doing the job.


    MacBookPro 17"   Mac OS X (10.4.7)   2.16Ghz, 2GB RAM
  • MAcintoshy Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2006 4:17 PM (in response to NetJunkie)

    is this the relevant part of my crash report after kernel panic

    0x25703e18 : 0x3a7a2c (0x3d1e100 0x1 0x2cf818df 0x198)
    0x25703e58 : 0x1a78ea (0x1 0x0 0x25703e98 0x200871) Backtrace continues...
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

    Interestingly I also cannot see any Airport HArdware
    I do not get the KPs booting in SAFE mode but I cvannot see Airport hardware then either
    I get KPS evrey time for 2 weeks on new machine but I am deep into new job editing video and cannot stop and the KPs dont actually impede editing.

    Have done Archive and Install
    Have upgraded to 10.4.8

    please help

    Imac 24, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • MAcintoshy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2006 5:22 PM (in response to MAcintoshy)

    I found an advice page suggesting using PAcifist to reinstall parts of the OS
    Notably the parts reported in the Crash Log

    I did that and restarted (with KP at shutdown) and lo and behold the Airport Extreme card was visible again.
    I turned it off so as not to tempt fate and restarted and yay no KP on shutdown.
    1st time since I bought it. Other than in SAFE mode.

    But on restart Airport Hardware disappeared again and KP again on Shutdown.

    Im thinking it must be a fault with the Airport Card to corrupt the drivers etc like that. Am i on the right track? and if so there would be nothing I can do untill I finish the job in 3 months and can get it back to the shop


    PS I know this in MAcbook but i cant find other people talking about KPs and Airport
    Imac 24, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Talmage Cooley Calculating status...
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    May 11, 2007 7:54 AM (in response to NetJunkie)
    I have been having this problem non-stop since I got my MBP 15" 2.33 on Jan 29, 2007. The machine was built in week 3 of 2007.

    I have also had a problem with restarting when the lid is closed. Also numerous program crashes. And problems waking from sleep.

    Under direction from numerous level two product specialists: Tried archive and install, total disk erase and install, swapping RAM in and out, 24 hour extended hardware tests... nothing.

    Apple replaced the logic board and "top deck" and thermal spacer module... did not fix the problem.

    Apple replaced the airport card.... did not fix the problem.

    Finally after 3 months of constant phone calls to apple, constant reinstalling of software, and the computer being in the apple shop twice for almost 30 days in 30 months, they are replacing the machine.
    mac book pro 2.33 15", Mac OS X (10.4.9)
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