Lately have had a run of KPs in my ten year old +- G4 iMac . . . so we know it's "old" but overall when it's running well, it's fine. I ran the Apple Hardware test and that shows "OK" . . . I have SmartReporter and that shows fine. I booted up in ext HD and ran DU to Repair Disk, and I ran Onyx as well . . . . Today, I was trying to see if it was related to the browser, lately Ten4Fox, so I switched back to Camino but got the same "we don't support your browser" and KP there as well . . . . Then I tried to not use the internet at all and things were going well for awhile, but then got another KP that way. The computer has stopped generating "Crash Reports" to send to Apple and now just gives the kernel panic in a CLI note in black bars with white text that drops down over the desktop; multiple times the "grey" screen with the "You need to restart" happened, we aren't wasting time doing that now . . . the mouse and screen freezes and the CLI kernel trap info shows up. BTW, I also had done a PRAM reset, and then I saw BDAqua's post here about doing it three times, which I did the other day and it seemed like the problem was fixed . . . until today with 3 of them. Seems like it can happen right on revive from sleep or after running the computer for awhile. Any thoughts? I've been told already, "It's time for a new computer" and I'm reconciled to that in the near-long term as the "answer" . . . just wondering if I can get some insight into troubleshooting my dear old G4 friend and keep it going for awhile longer??? Can anybody hep me? Final note, I've got the int HD partitioned and running Xu/Lu 12.0.4, the crash problem started there and that's not new, but then continued over into the OSX side. Today, I was logged into Xu/Lu and did not have any KP while there . . . but did again back in OSX . . . . Is it "soft" or "hard" ware issue? I can't tell . . . . Many thanks for any insights.
A flakey FW device could certainly be the cause.