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21/03/10 8:25:19 PM[33] System shutdown time has arrived 


Any insights as to why this is happening?


Mine is a Mac OSX 10.5.8.


Had this baby for 5 years, this is my first problem!

iMac, Safari Crashing
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,395 points)

    Please post a copy of the complete crash report.


    Go to your Applications Folder and open your Utilities Folder. Open the application Console.


    In the left-hand column, click on Crash Reporter.


    Click on the small triangle under Crash Reporter in the l/h column and they will all be listed.


    Scroll down to the latest Safari report and click on it.


    Now click on the r/h column (which now only shows THAT crash report and then Command-a to copy it all.


    Come back here and Command-v it to post it here!

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,395 points)

    Your version 3.2.1of Safari is years out date. On Leopard you should be running version 5.0.6, and you can download that here:



    Download it, install it, then repair permissions and restart your mac.


    Please report back with results!

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)

    You have a LOT of log entries with question marks ("?") where the computer cannot tell what version of these components are in place. For example:


    0x902a0000 - 0x9065efea  libLAPACK.dylib ??? (???)


    When I had Safari troubles it was immediately after a Java update and the log file looked much like yours, question marks and all. I repaired permissions and never had any more problems. Apple article on repairing permissions here:


  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,150 points)

    This doesn't look like the latest leopard version of safari.

    Version:     3.2.1 (5525.27.1)


    I do not know why you are not running a later version of safari.  I'd have thought 10.5.8 would be later.  Anyway download from here:

    Safari 5.0.6 Leopard.




    OmniWeb uses the lastest Safari framework.  The open source WebKit. Other browsers like Safari and iCab use the OS version of WebKit.  The OmniWeb downloaded dmg includes it's own copy of the latest WebKit.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)

    Latest release: July 20 2012

    This means it hasn't had any security patches for around ten months. I wouldn't be too enthusiastic about that browser. If this is really an iMac PPC, you could be running TenFourFox, which is kept up to date and receives the same security patches as Firefox. Plus, you can use all the Firefox Add-ons. It wlll work with 10.5.8.


  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,150 points)

    The crash report says:

    Code Type:   X86 (Native)

    The post indicates PPC.


    Lets verify what machine the poster has:


    You may want to post machine info.

    blue apple > about this mac > more info button. Click on the hardware line. It has a little triangle in front of the work hardware.


    Leave out the serial number.



    Machine Name: iMac

    Machine Model: PowerMac4,1

    CPU Type: PowerPC 750 (33.11)

    Number Of CPUs: 1

    CPU Speed: 600 MHz

    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB

    Memory: 768 MB

    Bus Speed: 100 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: 4.1.9f1




    You could try Opera:



  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)

    I was referring to OmniWeb, which hasn't been updated for 10 months; therefore I don't consider it a safe browser. And your Safari is ancient and ANY newer Safari version you can update to now in 10.5 is completely obsolete and will not be receiving any more updates--and hasn't in quite some time. I understand you want to know why it's crashing, but it's an unsafe browser in any version you can try and should be discarded. Finding out why it's crashing and fixing it is completely academic, since you shouldn't be using it.


    As I said, TenFourFox is updated regularly, even more frequently than current versions of Safari.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)

    The quesrion marks are still there.  Have you repaired permissions yet?

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)



    I think I finally see the problem, and we should have moved you to the Safari forums--we'd  have found this sooner.  Note this entry in your most current crash log:


    Thread 2:

    0   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x9689a34e __semwait_signal + 10

    1   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x968c4ccd pthread_cond_wait$UNIX2003 + 73

    2                       0x94438587 WebCore::IconDatabase::syncThreadMainLoop() + 279

    3                       0x94435e19 WebCore::IconDatabase::iconDatabaseSyncThread() + 761

    4   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x968c4055 _pthread_start + 321

    5   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x968c3f12 thread_start + 34

    That jogged my memory of something that turns up a lot in the Safari forums. I searched that forum and found a large number of threads where WebCore::IconDatabase was identified as corrupted. Trashing it and letting Safari build a new database seems to be the fix. Please see Carolyn Samit's post in this Safari thread:



    for how to fix it. It's a rather simple cure.

    iMac 27-in; Mid 2010 2.93G i7 Quad, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 12GB RAM; ATI5750 1G VRAM
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