2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2014 8:22 AM by jfromna
jfromna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Powerbook G4 10.5.8


Several issues lately:

-crashing browser (all add-ons turned off)

-intermittently not able to connect to wifi (same room with another device not having trouble)

-kernel panics

-disk repair partially repaired disk but failed twice to complete repairs


Seems likely that this is being caused by the disk, but before I change or wipe it I'm curious if the following logs support that conclusion.  Also, are there any other disk repair tools that might have more success than Disk Utility (booted off install disk)?  Apple Hardware Test came back clean.





Most recent browser crash:


Process:     firefox [116]
Path:        /Applications/Added/TenFourFox7450.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox
Identifier:  com.floodgap.tenfourfox
Version:     24.2.0 (2413.12.6)
Code Type:   PPC (Native)

Parent Process:  launchd [84]


Date/Time:   2014-01-28 08:27:07.449 -0600
OS Version:  Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a)

Report Version:  6

Anonymous UUID:  CCC9BE79-DBA8-49A1-A2F5-7BA64F8B6709


Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)

Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000

Crashed Thread:  0


Thread 0 Crashed:

0   ???                       0000000000 0 + 0
1   XUL                       0x0577eab0 XRE_AddStaticComponent + 35936
2   XUL                       0x0572301c std::vector<__gnu_cxx::_Hashtable_node<std::pair<int const, mozilla::ipc::SharedMemory*> >*, std::allocator<__gnu_cxx::_Hashtable_node<std::pair<int const, mozilla::ipc::SharedMemory*> >*> >::_M_fill_insert(__gnu_cxx::__normal_iterator<__gnu_cxx::_Hashtable_node<std:: pair<int const, mozilla::ipc::SharedMemory*> >**, std::vector<__gnu_cxx::_Hashtable_node<std::pair<int const, mozilla::ipc::SharedMemory*> >*, std::allocator<__gnu_cxx::_Hashtable_node<std::pair<int const, mozilla::ipc::SharedMemory*> >*> > >, unsigned long, __gnu_cxx::_Hashtable_node<std::pair<int const, mozilla::ipc::SharedMemory*> >* const&) + 6343468
3   XUL                       0x050078c0 JSD_GetValueForObject + 1177552
4   XUL                       0x04faa814 JSD_GetValueForObject + 796452
5   com.apple.CoreFoundation  0x941010d4 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 1108
6   com.apple.HIToolbox       0x9060fb18 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 268
7   com.apple.HIToolbox       0x9060f8a4 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 264
8   com.apple.HIToolbox       0x9060f77c BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInMode + 88
9   com.apple.AppKit          0x91ef9248 _DPSNextEvent + 600
10  com.apple.AppKit          0x91ef8c00 -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 116
11  XUL                       0x04fa9614 JSD_GetValueForObject + 791844
12  com.apple.AppKit          0x91ef28a0 -[NSApplication run] + 748
13  XUL                       0x04fa9708 JSD_GetValueForObject + 792088
14  XUL                       0x04db4d3c XRE_StartupTimelineRecord + 620
15  XUL                       0x03b08de4 XRE_GetProcessType + 1620
16  XUL                       0x03b0b32c XRE_GetProcessType + 11164
17  XUL                       0x03b0b770 XRE_main + 176
18  com.floodgap.tenfourfox   0x00004ee4 0x1000 + 16100
19  com.floodgap.tenfourfox   0x0000203c start + 812
20  com.floodgap.tenfourfox   0x00001d40 start + 48
21  ???                       0000000000 0 + 0



Most recent kernel panic:


Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access DAR=0x00000000C90000AC PC=0x000000000019DC38

Latest crash info for cpu 0:

   Exception state (sv=0x44660280)

      PC=0x0019DC38; MSR=0x00009030; DAR=0xC90000AC; DSISR=0x40000000; LR=0x0019DBE0; R1=0x3229FDB0; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)


0x0019D8A0 0x0003F2A0 0x000B1DD4

Proceeding back via exception chain:

   Exception state (sv=0x44660280)

      previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...

   Exception state (sv=0x2a6a8c80)

      PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)


BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task


Mac OS version:



Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:57:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_PPC

System model name: PowerBook6,2


System uptime in nanoseconds: 6160061571222

unloaded kexts:

com.apple.driver.AppleTexasAudio    2.5.8f1 - last unloaded 1947067544

loaded kexts:

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager    2.1.9f10 - last loaded 622551354

com.apple.filesystems.autofs    2.0.2

com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver    1.0.6

com.apple.GeForcePPC    5.4.8

com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor    1.9d0

com.apple.driver.AppleTexasAudio    2.5.8f1

com.apple.driver.AppleTexas2Audio    2.5.8f1

com.apple.driver.Portable_PlatformMonitor    1.8.7d5

com.apple.driver.AppleFCU    1.3.2b0

com.apple.driver.AppleFan    1.0.10f1

com.apple.driver.AppleADT746x    1.0.10f1

com.apple.driver.AppleADM103x    1.0.10f1

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP    1.7.7

com.apple.driver.AppleVSP    2.2.2

com.apple.driver.AppleThermal    1.0.1f2

com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController    2.1.9f10

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub    3.5.2

com.apple.driver.AppleDACAAudio    2.5.8f1

com.apple.driver.AppleSCCSerial    1.3.2

com.apple.driver.AppleADBButtons    3.0

com.apple.AppleOnboardDisplay    1.15.1

com.apple.driver.InternalModemSupport    2.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleI2S    1.0.1f1

com.apple.driver.AppleADBMouse    2.1.1

com.apple.nvidia.nv30hal    5.4.8

com.apple.driver.AppleSlewClock    1.5.2d0

com.apple.driver.AppleHWClock    1.5.2d0

com.apple.driver.CSRHIDTransitionDriver    2.1.9f10

com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver    1.1.0

com.apple.driver.AppleADBKeyboard    2.3.9

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice    2.1.1

com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient    2.1.1

com.apple.driver.XsanFilter    2.7.91

com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport    1.5.3

com.apple.iokit.IOATABlockStorage    2.0.6

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub    3.4.9

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient    3.5.2

com.apple.driver.ApplePMU    2.5.6d2

com.apple.driver.AppleGPIO    1.3.0d0

com.apple.iokit.AppleMediaBay    1.0.2f1

com.apple.driver.KeyLargoATA    1.1.1f1

com.apple.driver.AppleI2C    4.0.0d2

com.apple.driver.AppleVIA    1.5.1d1

com.apple.driver.MacIOGPIO    1.3.0d0

com.apple.driver.AppleMPIC    1.5.3

com.apple.iokit.AppleGMACEthernet    1.5.9f1

com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI    3.9.7

com.apple.driver.AppleKauaiATA    1.2.1f4

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI    3.4.6

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBOHCI    3.4.6

com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx    367.91.22

com.apple.driver.AppleKeyLargo    1.7.2f1

com.apple.driver.AppleMacRiscPCI    3.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleCore99NVRAM    1.1.1

com.apple.driver.AppleFlashNVRAM    1.0.5

com.apple.security.seatbelt    107.12

com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall    1.8.77

com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet    3

com.apple.BootCache    30.4

com.apple.driver.DiskImages    199

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController    2.1.9f10

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily    2.1.9f10

com.apple.driver.AudioI2SControl    2.5.8f1

com.apple.driver.Apple02Audio    2.5.0



Disk Verification:


Performing live verification.

Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.

Checking Extents Overflow file.

Checking Catalog file.

Incorrect number of file hard links

Checking multi-linked files.

Incorrect flags for file inode (id = 2146762)

(It should be 0x22 instead of 0x2)

Checking Catalog hierarchy.

Checking Extended Attributes file.

Incorrect number of Extended Attributes

(It should be 637 instead of 0)

Incorrect number of Access Control Lists

(It should be 112 instead of 0)

Checking volume bitmap.

Checking volume information.

Volume Header needs minor repair

The volume Macintosh HD-Leopard needs to be repaired.


Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,255 points)

    -disk repair partially repaired disk but failed twice to complete repairs


    This generally means one of three things.  All of which require either a backup or restore to other medium if there is not one:


    1. The hard drive directory is badly munged.  Alsoft Disk Warrior can repair it, but can hasten the drive's demise.


    2. The hard drive interface is broken for some reason.  Replacing the hard drive can isolate that problem.


    3. The hard drive itself is near death.


    See this tip if you can't boot the machine at all in safe mode (with the shift key held down), and need to somehow recover your data because you don't have the latest copy of everything:




    Note your Powerbook can't run anything higher than 10.5.8.

  • jfromna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    -Ran /sbin/fsck -fy from Safe mode

    -After long run, showed volume repaired

    -The G4 ran okay for about two days before crashing again


    Looks like a hard drive replacement is the best option at this point.


    Thanks for the reply, a brody.