So I just got my iPod shuffle today, went to sync some songs onto it, and wanted to sync some songs onto my iPhone as well. So I connected both of the iPod USB cables to my Kensington 4 port USB hub and plugged the USB into my USB port on my MacBook.
Boom. kernel panic.
Restart the computer, leave the USB hub plugged in, boom, kernel panic on startup
Unplug the USB hub, restart, computer restarts, plug in each cable into a separate USB port on my MacBook, everything works, starts syncing, etc.
Now so obviously, it seems like the USB is the problem. However, I usually have a whole bunch of things plugged into this hub (wireless mouse, printer cable cord, camera cable cord, etc) and I have never gotten a kernel panic before. And is it normal for one to get a kernel panic from USB ports? I'm just curious if I should bring my computer in to be checked out at the Genius Bar.
its normal especially when user over uses the power of either the firewire or usb ports. try to stay away from daisy chaining anything. use a compatible usb hub and test it out thoroughly especially during deep sleep. CYBERPOWER is a very compatible usb hub with Leopard.