Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion Discussion dedicated to installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini 1011

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
Rasputin Rasputin is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 9
Join Date: Nov 2009
Default How to figure out Kernel Panic - 06-14-2010, 01:43 AM

I'm getting a kernel panic. It happens very randomnly. I really don't have any additional software installed on the machine aside from the stock Mac OSX apps and Office 2004. I've tried to look up what's causing the kernel panic, but I can't even find the panic in the console/logs. Any suggestions, it only happens maybe once every few weeks (though occasionally more frequently). My only concern is I never know when I'm going to lose something I'm working on and just have to reboot. Also I don't know will these become more frequent if I don't find the cause?? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
soho100 soho100 is offline
Senior Member
 
Posts: 176
Join Date: Nov 2009
Default 06-14-2010, 08:15 AM

If your system boots and runs fine with occasional panics it is usually down to hardware issues. Do you have any peripherals attached at the time, hard drives, printers etc. Have you installed any additional cards, WIfi, Bluetooth, extra RAM etc.
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
Rasputin Rasputin is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 9
Join Date: Nov 2009
Default 06-19-2010, 08:49 PM

I have no extras added to the computer. Just that I put OSX on the computer. I did shut off USB Support as I read that might make a difference, but still several weeks later a random kernel panic. It is more annoying than anything. Particularly if you happen to be in the middle of doing work and lose it all. Any other suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  (#4) Old
Pemm Pemm is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 21
Join Date: Nov 2009
Default 06-21-2010, 01:41 AM

I have the same problem, but it only seems to occur when using the backspace or arrow keys for me.

In the research I've done some people have suggested the Western Digital hard drives might be conflicting with the OS and that changing to Seagate or something might help. Do you have a WD hard drive?

Unfortunately I haven't had to cash to do this myself and haven't seen any confirmation that changing hard drives stops it

Good luck, hope you find a fix.


Mini 10v | Black | OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard | 160GB HDD | 1GB RAM
Reply With Quote
  (#5) Old
chrischris chrischris is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 14
Join Date: May 2010
Default 06-21-2010, 03:42 AM

Same problem here... I seem to be getting one every few days when I am using the arrow key to scroll. I believe I have also received one when I was using the trackpad two finger scroll.

Is there anyway to diagnos the cause?
Reply With Quote
  (#6) Old
another10vuser another10vuser is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 7
Join Date: Jun 2010
Default panic info 10v kernel_task - 06-22-2010, 09:14 PM

I've gotten this panic also, a number of times. To debug it, I've edited my /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist file. Under Kernel Flags, i added debug=0x100, like so:
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>debug=0x100</string>
You need to reboot before it will work.

This gives me a detailed dump of the panic instead of the generic message for everyday users. Unfortunately, the message doesn't give me much clue or hope for a fix, because it points to kernel_task, not a kernel extension. See the full message below (there's a small possibility I made a typo in there, but I have a photo if needed.)

I usually get it when scrolling down with the arrow key in Firefox or Chrome. There may be a small chance I got it when not pressing an arrow key, but I'm not sure at this point. I'll keep this thread updated with more results.

Some details on my system:
dell mini 10v partitioned for a triple boot (xp, os x, unr lucid) according to Allan Kelly's guide, linked to from this site: http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/mac-...iple-boot.html. I've updated to 10.6.4 and other updates by using the new unofficial nbi in post #67 in the Official 10.6.4 update thread in the osx section of this forum.

One thing the Allan Kelly guide makes me unsure of is when doing the parted copy command, the source and target partitions are not the same size. I tried to make them as close as possible in gparted (about 45gb in my case; I used an external usb hdd instead of a 16gb usb stick; if you use the 16gb stick, you are limited to a 16gb os x install.)

Regardless, it seems this panic may not be related to the triple boot setup at all. Can anyone confirm? Anyone else getting this with just a single OS X partition?

kernel panic dump:

panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2269f0): "thread_invoke: preemption_level -1, possible cause: unlocking an unlocked mutex or spinlock"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.7/osfmk/kern/sched_prim.c:1476
Debugger called: <panic>
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x3376be18 : 0x21b455 (0x5cf328 0x3376be4c 0x2238b1 0x0)
0x3376be68 : 0x2269f0 (0x58712c 0xffffffff 0x5870c4 0x2262b4)
0x3376bee8 : 0x2270f6 (0x54cb7c4 0x0 0x3fc4f00 0x1)
0x3376bf58 : 0x227161 (0x22fa9b 0x863ea0 0x0 0x2a1591)
0x3376bf78 : 0x22fc35 (0x22fa9b 0x863ea0 0x0 0x0)
0x3376bfc8 : 0x29e6cc (0x863ea0 0x0 0x4 0x38254c8)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:
10F569

Kernel Version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.4.0: Fri Apr 23 1828:53 PDT 2010; root:xnu-1504.7.4~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: Inspiron 1011

System uptime in nanoseconds: 24258257451580
Reply With Quote
  (#7) Old
mattwykoff mattwykoff is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 1
Join Date: Jun 2010
Default 06-23-2010, 10:25 PM

i am having the same problem, but my mini will not boot at all. I installed Snow leopard today, and had finished updating and upon restarting it went to the kernal panic, i noticed in another10vuser post it identified the mac os version, my mini didn't even do that, please help! should I re-install and not update using the apple updater?

Also I have a single partition with just snowleopard
Reply With Quote
  (#8) Old
another10vuser another10vuser is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 7
Join Date: Jun 2010
Default 06-24-2010, 03:35 AM

You may not be getting the same panic.. If you're updating to 10.6.4 you need to run the new unofficial NBI in the official 10.6.4 update thread. Though at this point you probably need to do a trick at boot to recover. That's also described in that thread.
Reply With Quote
  (#9) Old
moshymoshy moshymoshy is offline
Member
 
Posts: 39
Join Date: Jan 2010
Default 06-24-2010, 04:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by another10vuser View Post
If you're updating to 10.6.4 you need to run the new unofficial NBI in the official 10.6.4 update thread.
No you don't. You can also use the existing build of NBI and delete a bunch of kexts instead. That's what I did.
Reply With Quote
  (#10) Old
chrischris chrischris is offline
Junior Member
 
Posts: 14
Join Date: May 2010
Default 06-26-2010, 06:09 PM

Any ideas from anyone? I just received two panics while browsing this morning. Both in google Chrome with 4 tabs open, scrolling down a web page with the arrow key.

Maybe I will start using an external mouse to see if this helps.
Reply With Quote
Reply

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright © 2008-2016 MyDellMini.com.