Your Mac starts up after kernel panic, and shows mystifying details about that panic. Here’s how to get the most out of that information.
What’s the difference between a crash and a panic? How can you tell what’s likely to have caused a panic?
An app crashes or quits unexpectedly. How can you work out what went wrong with it? An exploration using my free log browser.
For three years, I have maintained a troubleshooting article here which provides a short summary listing of the […]
How to tell apart unexpected quits, WindowServer crashes, kernel panics, and more – and what to do about them.
What is wrong when, out of the blue, the display freezes for ten seconds, then you see a black screen and are asked to log back into your account? Malware perhaps?
Knowing the difference helps you work out what to do in response, and how to work out what went wrong.
RunningBoard is new to macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. It’s very active in the log, and can cause apps to crash sometimes. So what does it do?
Pinning down what went wrong when an app has crashed is never easy, but should be far more straightforward browsing the log using Consolation 3.
Had my Mac frozen, or was it just very busy running tests on the boot disk? When I forced it to restart, what did the log reveal?