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Master Geek

# 41244 11-Sep-2009 22:59
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Alright, so I installed snow leopard as an update and everything ran unbearably slow and crashed frequently. So I did a clean install and now it is unbelievably fast, but in the 24 hours I've used it I have had a kernel panic error twice when launching an application from spotlight. Any fix for this and does anybody else have this?

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Uber Geek
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  # 255112 11-Sep-2009 23:14
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Have you updated to 10.6.1?

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Master Geek

  # 255136 12-Sep-2009 09:20
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Check through the list of incompatible software and uninstall them.
Onyx for instance will crash the whole system

No Safari add ons work in 64 bit ~ you can 'get info' on Safari in Finder and change it to load in 32 bit.

Use Disc Utility to repair permissions etc.. Note: 3rd party Leopard System utilities will not work and some will crash your system.
Check in Console for error messages which may alert you to what is causing the problem.
6.1 makes a few changes but I wouldn't update until you get rid of the software that is causing the panics.


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Master Geek

  # 255350 13-Sep-2009 14:09
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So I went into disk utility yesterday and clicked repair disk and then repair disk permissions (: haven't had a crash since

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Uber Geek

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  # 260898 4-Oct-2009 00:01
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I get these regularly but only when using Safari and the 'Top Sites' view.

Maybe once a week.

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Master Geek

  # 260911 4-Oct-2009 07:26
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I have only one problem with SnowKitty and that is with the Telecom software installed via their XT TStick which reloads every time I start it and has to be force quit after 10.6.1  No updates available yet...

Otherwise SL runs fast and clean. I've had one kernel panic in 5 years and that was software related.

Incompatibility List: It changes regularly.

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Master Geek

  # 260972 4-Oct-2009 13:33
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Since I last posted I had more kernal panics and I fixed it by making snow leopard boot into 64-bit. Haven't had one for at least 3 weeks

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