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chriswei

I downgraded to Arduino 1.0 and was having better luck, but then today I've had a couple immediate reboots using 1.0 and a Diecimila board. It seems to have the most problems when the Serial Monitor window is open and I either try to upload to the board or try to close the Serial Monitor window.

The OS X kernel panic crash report didn't have anything obvious to say.

I'm going back to Arduino 1.0.2 and continuing the investigation. I'm thinking maybe it's something in the latest OS X Mountain Lion update (I'm running 10.8.2).

- Chris

James C4S

Make sure you have the latest FTDI drivers installed.


but then today I've had a couple immediate reboots using
...
The OS X kernel panic crash report didn't have anything obvious to say.

I don't consider "immediate reboots" and "kernel panics" to be the same thing.  So which is happening?
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chriswei


Make sure you have the latest FTDI drivers installed.


but then today I've had a couple immediate reboots using
...
The OS X kernel panic crash report didn't have anything obvious to say.

I don't consider "immediate reboots" and "kernel panics" to be the same thing.  So which is happening?


Sorry for the ambuguity - I'm admittedly not an expert on OS X internals. The effect I'm experiencing is an immediate reboot of the machine - no intermediate screen or other error indication, just an instant reboot (gray screen, boot sound, spinner and eventually back to my desktop). After the reboot, as the Mac is coming back up, I see a crash report dialog. One of the lines in that report mentions a "kernel panic" from an unknown thread.

Papa G



Make sure you have the latest FTDI drivers installed.


but then today I've had a couple immediate reboots using
...
The OS X kernel panic crash report didn't have anything obvious to say.

I don't consider "immediate reboots" and "kernel panics" to be the same thing.  So which is happening?


Sorry for the ambuguity - I'm admittedly not an expert on OS X internals. The effect I'm experiencing is an immediate reboot of the machine - no intermediate screen or other error indication, just an instant reboot (gray screen, boot sound, spinner and eventually back to my desktop). After the reboot, as the Mac is coming back up, I see a crash report dialog. One of the lines in that report mentions a "kernel panic" from an unknown thread.


I'm getting exactly the same reaction. I think the problem has to do with Java, the 1.0.x versions of the IDE and USB communication. There have been some upgrades to Java for OS X this Fall. I haven't upgraded to the latest Oracle supplied Java. I am still running Java for OS X 2012-006 version 1.0 from October 2012.

kg4wsv

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I don't consider "immediate reboots" and "kernel panics" to be the same thing.


Maybe not, but a kernel panic usually causes a reboot...

-j

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