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  • baltwo Level 9 (62,210 points)

    You can't easily uninstall Java. There's stuff installed all over the OS. It's an exercise in futility. Just use common sense and deactivate Java in browsers. That will keep you from current threats.

  • VoilaMagic Level 1 (0 points)

    Is this still a valid answer, today is 2013 June 06 and we're on 10.8.4.


    I just installed Java for my wireless printer. Java is killing my laptop! Java changed permissions in my library and does not allow me to administer it, I cannot find how to remove it. I'm getting the WHITE SCREEN hard-crashing, after Java was installed.


    Please help, if you can.

  • baltwo Level 9 (62,210 points)

    What is Java for my wireless printer. I don't do wireless stuff, but if you want an answer, I suggest you provide the details on the update (from who and which) and the printer.

  • VoilaMagic Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your response.


    I'm using the wireless printer "Brother MFC J615W" and is highly compatible with Apple's newer models' wireless network.


    Before 10.8.3, I was able to remote administer the printer with a breeze, no extras required, just the drivers, etcetera. After upgrading to 10.8.3, then 10.8.4, I was not able to administrate the scan/print, etcetera. This printer is dedicated to the Apple computers, so, I decided to check for new drivers and see if the Control Center app, named "", had a newer version. I downloaded all required dmg files, then I installed, from - (please note, I am not sure if I'm allowed to post links here, however, this is the omnipresent printer company and I really have to share: ?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfcj615w_all&dlid=&flang=English&os=115&type2=-1


    I downloaded directly from here, the manufacture's website.


    When I began installing, I had to download Java from Oracle. I went to and downloaded "jre-7u21-macosx-x64.dmg"


    Ugly design, by the way.


    I was able to admin the printer, all was fine, then the macbook pro began acting very strange. I reboot, keep working then the fan was on like HIGH SPEED FULL ON. I close everyhting and reboot. I began investigating then everything seemed fine. I began working, no changes made at this point. FLASH! The screen turns brilliantly white with an elegant death screen. It failed. I've never seen one of my laptops or desktops crash, ever. The statement said something like "... Had a problem"... "must reboot"... it did its reboot. I back-up, begin to investigate, found in discussion to use disk utility, verify permissions, permissions are not able to be corrected with "Repair Permissions". Here I am. When I reboot, now, I get a screen that has the thatched pattern, the gray colored pattern. I have to hard-reboot and go into safe-mode now. This is on day 2 so I haven't began to dig in, the "Panic" code states chrome? or Java?


    The only change was Java being placed into the OS. That's it. This Macbook Pro is under warranty and I've not had any issues, it's fast and perfect (for me).


    If you need anymore info, please post back.


    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  2640389 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          1

    Anonymous UUID:                    EDITED-THIS-PART-OUT-AS-ADVISED


    Wed Jun  5 22:19:10 2013

    panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff800dcb7e95): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f8fa5bca6, type 14=page fault, registers:

    CR0: 0x0000000080010033, CR2: 0x0000000000000068, CR3: 0x0000000291938092, CR4: 0x00000000000606e0

    RAX: 0x0000000000000000, RBX: 0xffffff80357f6a00, RCX: 0x0000000000000001, RDX: 0x0000000000000000

    RSP: 0xffffff81de9eb940, RBP: 0xffffff81de9eb970, RSI: 0xffffff802faee400, RDI: 0xffffff80357f6a00

    R8:  0xffffff8032a39f00, R9:  0xffffff81d3401000, R10: 0x0000000000000001, R11: 0x0000000000000000

    R12: 0x0000000000000000, R13: 0xffffff7f8fe587d0, R14: 0xffffff802faee400, R15: 0xffffff80357f6a00

    RFL: 0x0000000000010246, RIP: 0xffffff7f8fa5bca6, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010

    Fault CR2: 0x0000000000000068, Error code: 0x0000000000000002, Fault CPU: 0x2


    Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff81de9eb5e0 : 0xffffff800dc1d626

    0xffffff81de9eb650 : 0xffffff800dcb7e95

    0xffffff81de9eb820 : 0xffffff800dccd4dd

    0xffffff81de9eb840 : 0xffffff7f8fa5bca6

    0xffffff81de9eb970 : 0xffffff7f8fab2fbc

    0xffffff81de9eb9a0 : 0xffffff7f8fa6ff2f

    0xffffff81de9eb9d0 : 0xffffff7f8fa70efd

    0xffffff81de9eba00 : 0xffffff7f8fada230

    0xffffff81de9eba40 : 0xffffff7f8fa7103a

    0xffffff81de9eba70 : 0xffffff7f8fa63d48

    0xffffff81de9ebad0 : 0xffffff7f8fa6f990

    0xffffff81de9ebb30 : 0xffffff800e065ab3

    0xffffff81de9ebb50 : 0xffffff800e06668d

    0xffffff81de9ebbb0 : 0xffffff800e06408f

    0xffffff81de9ebd00 : 0xffffff800dc984a1

    0xffffff81de9ebe10 : 0xffffff800dc20aed

    0xffffff81de9ebe40 : 0xffffff800dc10448

    0xffffff81de9ebe90 : 0xffffff800dc1961b

    0xffffff81de9ebf00 : 0xffffff800dca5c7e

    0xffffff81de9ebfb0 : 0xffffff800dccdaee

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

   [8CAD17E4-8359-3015-BCFC-F1964357CBFE ]@0xffffff7f8fa4d000->0xffffff7f8fa97fff

                dependency:[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffff ff7f8e266000

                dependency:[38C214C0-83C8-3594-8A4C-DC6AC3FEC163]@0xff ffff7f8e7bf000

                dependency:[74E3E50F-E50A-3073-8C96-06F854292A91]@0 xffffff7f8e77c000

   [1DDF899D-B472-36DF-A08D-365D3221F6CE]@0xf fffff7f8faa3000->0xffffff7f8fe59fff

                dependency:[8CAD17E4-8359-3015-BCFC-F1964357CBFE ]@0xffffff7f8fa4d000

                dependency:[1D668879-BEF8-3C58-ABFE-FAC6B3E9A292]@0xffff ff7f8e266000

                dependency:[38C214C0-83C8-3594-8A4C-DC6AC3FEC163]@0xff ffff7f8e7bf000

                dependency:[74E3E50F-E50A-3073-8C96-06F854292A91]@0 xffffff7f8e77c000


    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Google Chrome He


    Mac OS version:



    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 12.3.0: Sun Jan  6 22:37:10 PST 2013; root:xnu-2050.22.13~1/RELEASE_X86_64


    Kernel slide:     0x000000000da00000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff800dc00000

    System model name: MacBookPro8,3 (Mac-942459F5819B171B)


    System uptime in nanoseconds: 38282309353780

    last loaded kext at 25756008376696:          4.1.23 (addr 0xffffff7f8ffa9000, size 16384)

    last unloaded kext at 25869423346379:          4.1.23 (addr 0xffffff7f8ffa9000, size 12288)

    loaded kexts:

    com.Greatdy.driver.SystemAudioCapture          1.0.0          1.8          1.9.5d0          4.1.3f3

    Model: MacBookPro8,3, BootROM MBP81.0047.B27, 4 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.5 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 1.70f6

    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Built-In, 512 MB

    Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6770M, AMD Radeon HD 6770M, PCIe, 1024 MB

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D5434314753364D465238432D50422020

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D5434314753364D465238432D50422020

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0xD6), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    Bluetooth: Version 4.1.3f3 11349, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HTS727575A9E362, 750.16 GB

    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-8A8

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 3

    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 5

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, REMOVED, REMOVED / 8

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0252, 0xfa120000 / 4

    USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in), apple_vendor_id, REMOVED, REMOVED / 2

    USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2

    USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, REMOVED, REMOVED / 3

  • baltwo Level 9 (62,210 points)

    com.Greatdy.driver.SystemAudioCapture          1.0.0


    is the most likely suspect.


    Boot into safe mode (restart holding down SHIFT key). If no KP, then disable these, reenable one at time to determine which. If KP, then most likely hardware related. Run the Apple Hardware Test suite, extended tests at least twice, followed by  Rember.  See


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

  • VoilaMagic Level 1 (0 points)

    I apologize if this comes across as daft, however, when I boot into safe mode, do I disable one-by-one, which? I understand "Greatdy", which one after this? If No Kernal Panic, disable Greatdy, disable Java? disable Brother Control Suite, basically, anything new within the recent 3 months is what I'll do, however, How do I disable Java? I am not seeing how to do this properly? Do I just find all components related to the Java install as this is what began the whole crazines.


    Everything else, I will follow like a robot. I know it is not hardware, I reboot my Macbook Pro last night and no Kernal Panic, though, I am not using heavy applications such as Adobe Master Suite, etcetera.


    Thank you for understanding, In your opinion, which should I disable in this test. When you answer this, thank you in advance, I'll begin the safe-mode testing.


    I believe you could be right about which item caused an issue, however, it has been in-use for almost a year and is directly form the App store, whereas, Java did not come from the App Store. Maybe besides the point.


    Awaiting your response.


    Very appreciative, I must add, again.

  • baltwo Level 9 (62,210 points)

    AFAIK, when you boot into safe mode, no 3rd-party kexts are installed. So, if no KP, delete the Greatdy one an boot normally and see if that stops the KPs. If so, that should do it.


    As for the components installed by the Java update, you'll need to use the Terminal app to open the hidden receipts folder, wherein you'll find the file which lists where everything is stored with the Java update. If you want to explore further, launch the Terminal app in /Utilities, copy & paste this command into the window that pops up, and hit the return key:


    open /var/db/receipts/


    Next, type in lsbom, followed by a space, click on the file in the receipts window, and drag it into the Terminal window. The command, after you do those steps should look like this:


    lsbom /private/var/db/receipts/


    If so, then hit the return key. That will give you a list of everything the update installed and where.

  • VoilaMagic Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. I followed the instructions provided, I was able to explore and research all of the items on this mbp.


    I am having no KP, only the one that was associated with Greatdy after installation of Java re.


    This computer is running slower, though, I did clear all cache, flush the temporary files and erased free-disk space.


    All is well. I'm in contact with Greatdy to solve their Application that is in the App store.


    Thanks, again, have a great day/night.



  • baltwo Level 9 (62,210 points)


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