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Jonait Level 1 (0 points)

Since I installed Mountain Lion I can no longer shut the computer down to sleepmode,

every time I open it up again it remains black for some time, then the screen turns white,

(in the same manner as Kernel Panic) and a message in several languages turns up:


"Your computer was restarted because of a problem. Press any key or wait a few seconds for the startup process to begin"


The words may not be exactly the since I took it out of my head, but the point is.


If anyone has any sollutions or experiences of the same problem Id be very glad to know because

I have to shut my comupter down every time now instead of getting it into sleep mode. I dont want to damage it.

Its very frustrating.



Computer is a Macbook Pro c2d 15" mid 2009 with 8GB ram, upgraded from the last Lion version into Mountain Lion.


No prior such problems.



Thankyou in advance!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Onsight Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem on Mac Pro 3.1 after upgrade from 10.7.4 to Mountain Lion.

  • ezollars Level 2 (255 points)

    I was seeing the problem on a MacBook Air (2011) and looked into it a bit.  Two culprits appeared to be involved, or at least I haven't seen the problem since disabling the potential offenders.


    If have installed Avatron's Air Display and have Bluetooth devices set up, connected, and you have the option set to allow Bluetooth devices (like keyboards and mice) to wake the machine, a machine with 10.8.0 will have a kernel panic.  See the following article:


  • Jonait Level 1 (0 points)

    Thankyou very much for you tip, but unfortunately that didnt solve the problem, since my Bluetooth is turned off all the time with very few exceptions, and I dont have any Avatron things installed. I guess the problem lies somewhere else... thankyou anyway ezollars

  • bigbangbig Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here, on a Mac mini Server Late 2009, every time it wakes from sleep. Extremely strange. It "looks" like a kernel panic, but isn't really. The system doesn't do a full restart, just some sort of a relogin including the "Your computer was restarted because of a problem" bit. Goes right into the login screen again.


    Upgraded the machine from Snow Leopard. Killed & deleted all possible culprits like LaunchDemons & LaunchAgents, cleared User and System cache, fixed permissions, SMC reset and all that jazz. Only thing that was a little "different" on the machine was the Apple Remote driver Candelair ( which I killed dead. No active bluetooth.


    Special things: Latest version of EyeTV w/ Tune and some Logitech USB wireless adapter for my keyboard. Not sure if that may be the culprit - with the EyeTV disconnected the problem still happens. Oh, and I'm using the machine on an HDTV.


    Jonait, do you use something similar? Special hardware / apps?

  • Jonait Level 1 (0 points)

    Funny thing is, i use no special hardware at all, among the most advanced things would be to disconnect my iphone from iTunes *laugh* seriously that is the level my computer is at. No hardware attached what so ever.


    However, i have some programs that might be hosting anti piracy software (licensing etc), which ive been told on another forum might be causing it (since they looked into the crash report which was created from OSX logging system "Console" (you can find it yourself by looking into the app folder)) and im investigating on that currently and will be back about it.

  • MaxxOdd Level 1 (0 points)

    I am also experiencing this behavior.  I have a 2010 Mac mini.  I do not have any Avatron air display programs installed.  I do use a bluetooth magic touchpad and keyboard.  My problem is identical to the above posters.  I allow ML to submit an error report every time and hope that some kind of patch will be issued.

  • ezollars Level 2 (255 points)

    Since Bluetooth was implicated in the Avatron issue, can you connect a wired keyboard/mouse and see if the problem continues.  I'm assuming that Avatron's program might not be the only one that may be triggering this situation.

  • Onsight Level 1 (0 points)

    Yesterday I managed to sleep system without crash, delete 2 custom user deamons (used for unmount external drives on start) with "Lingon", log off after that, put Mac in sleep, and it went to sleep without crashing. After that wake up and login with no problems and put Mac in sleep several times without problem.

  • bkowalk Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue here... is anyone here using BetterTouchTool?  Wondering if that might be having an effect since it has similar hooks in the OS as Cendelair.  Or maybe a DisplayLink driver, which has similar hooks as Avatron?


    Haven't found a solution yet... Thanks for all the ideas though!

  • kclassen Level 1 (0 points)

    I use the DisplayLink driver on a 2008 MBPro and have the same issue. 

  • mp537 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same as kclassen. I have a 2008 MB Pro with the Displaylink Driver.

  • bkowalk Level 1 (0 points)

    Looks like this is a little-known problem for DisplayLink, but one or two people have posted about it:



    For some reason I'm not able to post on their forum... anyone else?  I just messaged Christian P and sent him my crash logs.


    Let us know if anyone here is able to find a solution/get a response from DisplayLink or Apple!

  • BrawnyMan Level 1 (0 points)

    I was using the DisplayLink driver as well and was having the problem.  I uninstalled the driver and the problem seems to have gone away.  Guess I'll wait for a new version of DisplayLink's driver...

  • hride Level 1 (0 points)

    Got the same issue as well. I have macbook pro 13' mid 2009.. 2 times crash since last night, I had this mountain lion since a week..

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