[kismac] Re: [kismac]

  • From: "John Warren" <xaive1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 11:26:54 -0800

Awesome, my friend actually had it, but no help.  It doesn't seem to
be able to boot to the disc.  If anyone has any ideas for a mac forum
that does hardware trouble shooting, that would be great.  Thanks
guys.

On 12/8/06, John Warren <xaive1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thank you.  I'll give that a try.

On 12/7/06, James Lancaster <james.lancaster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My guess is that the motherboard is failing (or your new drive could also be
> bad).  Try TechTool Pro from Micromat.  It has a bootable CD with a lot of
> diagnostics tailored specifically for the Apple platform.  You can buy it
> at:
> http://www.micromat.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=174&Itemid
> =85 , but you can "get" it from other sources as well.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kismac-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kismac-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of John Warren
> Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 9:05 AM
> To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [kismac] Re: [kismac]
>
> Since this was started with a dying powerbook comment.... I've been
> searching around for what might cause a problem with my powerbook.
> Apparently no one I talk to has ever heard of this happening.  I know
> this is necessarily the right place to ask, so if you guys know a good
> forum to go to for this, I would be much appreciated.  Thanks.  John
>
> Here's the story - go below for straight out details.
>
> My wife was using it and it just stopped working right in the middle
> of her working on a word document.  She tried to turn it off by
> holding the power button, but it wouldn't turn off.  When I got home,
> it had put itself to sleep, I hit a button... nothing.  I closed the
> lid and re-opened it.  It awoke, but I could do nothing.
>
> I started thinking "hard-drive has gone bad" so I replaced it.  Still
> nothing.  This hardrive already had OSX on it, but I got the balck
> multi language screen saying to restart the computer, i think it's
> called the kernel panic screen.
>
>
> Straight out details.
> 1) I checked both the new and old harddrives in external enclosures.
> The new one fully works.  The old one can be seen, but not formated or
> written to.
>
> 2) With the new drive in the powerbook, starting in firewire target
> mode, the new drive can be seen, but not formated.
>
> 3) Starting the powerbook from the OSX install disc gives a kernel
> panic, but the black box never displays the text.  It's more of a gray
> box.
>
> 4) Starting the powerbook with "option" pressed shows nothing to boot
> from, unless the OSX disc is in and then see #3.
>
> 5) The pram has been reset and all that good stuff.  No change.
>
> Has anybody ever seen this or know what would actually cause it.
>
>
> On 12/7/06, globo <globo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > my Powerbook died and i wanted to wait for the 2ng gen macbooks. Now
> > I've got one and tried how kismac would work with it. Signal reception
> > is way better than the powerbook but i guess that was always the case,
> > even with the ibooks.
> >
> > I compiled 217 and at first glance everything works fine. A few
> > glitches here and there.
> > Kismac dumps a lot of GPS-device data into the log. I have it up on the
> > desktop with geektool. Kinda hard to catch the "important" messages
> > when there's a new line every second or so.
> >
> > "2006-12-06 10:50:25.316 KisMAC[390] nmesgs 3, tmsg 3, satsinview 11,
> > sat1 prn 4 signal 240582687, sat2 prn -1341002320 signal 6603632, sat3
> > prn -1839244802 signal 5332992, sat4 prn 8 signal 6703536"
> >
> > I had a few crashes. Not sure why though.
> > "KisMAC(601,0x1876400) malloc: *** error for object 0x6f0670: double
> > free
> > KisMAC(601,0x1876400) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in szone_error to
> > debug"
> >
> > I also had problems with my DWL-122 A1. The loved spinning ball of
> > death....
> > "2006-12-07 09:27:31.131 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack: Detected a Prism2
> > card
> > 2006-12-07 09:27:31.189 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack: Firmware vendor
> > 31, variant 1, version 1.7
> > 2006-12-07 09:27:31.191 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack: MAC 0x0 0xf 0x3d
> > 0xe9 0xb4 0xda
> > 2006-12-07 09:33:36.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
> > 2006-12-07 09:33:41.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
> > 2006-12-07 09:33:46.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
> > 2006-12-07 09:33:51.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
> > 2006-12-07 09:33:56.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
> > 2006-12-07 09:34:01.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
> > 2006-12-07 09:34:01.001 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack::unable to execute
> > commmand (00000002)
> > 2006-12-07 09:34:01.001 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack::_disable:
> > _doCommand(wlcDisable) failed
> > 2006-12-07 09:34:01.001 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack::setChannel:
> > Couldn't disable card
> > 2006-12-07 09:34:01.005 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack::Data overrun,
> > attempting to clear the pipe stall
> > ...
> > "
> >
> > I can't tell for sure but it seemed that after waking up kismac would
> > run fine but wouldn't pick up new APs. After a restart it worked again.
> >
> > Since I was gone so long I didn't want to post a new ticket.
> > It's great to see that Kismac is alive and kicking.
> >
> > globo
> >
> >
>
>
>


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