okay OSX has crashed on my twice in the last two days!

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  1. The1Ash10

    The1Ash10 Active Member

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    :mad: It goes black and it just says that I need to hold down the power button to restart my computer. I had safari and azureus open. Any ideas... this is getting old...... fast!
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    i'm thinking it's either the 10.4.10 update or the quicktime 7.2 update that's messing with the systems lately...I've seen more crashes lately since once of those 2 updates...

    try doing a disk permissions repair see if that helps some...
     
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    sorry, but how do it do that?
     
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    the logitech drivers are also shit. I get panics pretty often if I install the LCC drivers. they're shit
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    Open up Utilities (on the menu bar in Finder "Go > Utilties", or press cmd + shift + u)
    open up Disk Utility
    click "check permissions", then "repair premissions" once it's done...
    also, while you're there, do the "check disk", then "repair disk" when it's done.

    that's the first thing you should do if your system starts to act funny, or after a major software install, and maybe once every month or so just to keep things going smoothly
     
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    some common culprits:
    * shitty drivers or bad new hardware -- install anything lately?
    * any 3rd party haxies/ape crap installed -- these can reach further into the OS than you'd think

    and sorry, but repairing permissions is not going to do anything for you
     
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    the check disk and repair disk option won't allow me to click them... any idea why that would be?
     
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    not really, I just installed toast the other day... But that's about it.
     
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    :madfawk: Just crashed again! The second time today! Ugh... any way to stop this?
     
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    try booting with the osx disc that came with your computer
    run the disk utility from that and try check/repair disk from there instead...
     
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    did that, and it WON'T let me select it.
     
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    I just installed a lexmark printer... Would that do anything?
     
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    it is very possible as a poorly written driver can have some nasty effects. what make/model? also, were the drivers included w/OS X or did you have to install them via a CD/download?

    and an easy diagnosis: uninstall the drivers. if your system is as unstable as you say it is, a day w/o a crash would seem very suggestive
     
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    what exactly does that do?
     
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    it's not uncommon to be unable to repair a disk you booted from, since it can't make changes to potentially important parts of the disk in case the system needs to access them. boot off of your install CD and run disk utility from there if you want to repair it.
     
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    good thing that i have just been too lazy to run my updates, yikes
     
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    how do I go about uninstalling the drivers? Also, how do I remove things from a start up tray?
     
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    in reference to this problem, it will do absolutely nothing and is wrongly trumpeted as the solution to every mac problem in existence.


    basically, all of the files on your comp have a set of "permissions" that refer to three different major groups:
    you, the owner
    a group of people
    and everybody

    the permissions can be set differently for each group to allow some combination of the ability to read (e.g. open a PDF), write (e.g. save a document), and/or execute (if its a program) the file.

    repairing permissions simply looks for files with permissions which are obviously incorrect and sets them back to what they should be. the ramifications of incorrect permissions could include things like being unable to launch an application (e.g. if iPhoto had no execute access for you, the owner, you would be unable to launch it) or unable to read/write files that you know you should be able to (e.g. if your iTunes Library had read-only access for the owner, you could not create any new playlists). this clearly is not what is going on here
     
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    did you install the drivers yourself from a CD/download? If so, the installer usually is also the uninstaller.

    and what do you mean by startup tray?
     
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    hate to disagree, but while it's not the solution to every problem, it's a good base to go off of. sometimes just doing a permissions repair does solve the problem. not every problem, but it does solve some. it's the easiest thing to do first to see if it helps. no reason to go digging and messing around with stuff, if just a permissions repair does the trick.
     
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    I downloaded them from lexmark's website.

    In reference to the startup tray, this would where the list of everything that starts when the computer boots.
     
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    system preferences > accounts > login items

    just remove what you don't want
     
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    On what machine using which Logitec mouse?

    I have a G4-500 with an MX810 and the Logitec drivers are essential because the regular mouse driver causes me to repeatedly pick up and move the mouse. If anything, I wish I had even more control of the mouse sensitivity.
     
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    It would help if you gave your machine specs.

    I had this type of problem on an old bubble (G3?) 233MHz machine. If I installed the blue tooth updates, adios OS. I never bothered with iTunes, either.
     
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    Yeah I removed everything
     

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