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Old 11-05-2012, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default Mountain Lion - Macbook Air crashes randomly?

I'm not sure how to troubleshoot this as I've never had problems like these with OS X.

I get random freezes - can't move mouse, capslock doesn't work, no response. Only option is hard reboot.

Sometimes I get grayscreen with the error.

I'm running Skype, Vmware and Windows, Preview, Mail, Safari... was just reading a website when it happened last. Seems random.

Looked at the system log, not sure how to pickout the point where i did the hard reboot, closest thing I found were these entries:

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Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 1
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 2
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 3
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 5
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 6
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 7
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 8
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 9
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 10
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 11
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 12
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 13
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 14
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 15
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 16
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 17
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 18
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 19
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 20
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 21
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 22
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 23
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local mDNSResponder[35]: ERROR: handle_resolve_request bad interfaceIndex 24
Nov 6 12:27:57 MBPA-3.local WindowServer[100]: kCGErrorNotImplemented: receive_notification: CPXSetEventFilter failed
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Could this be some form of DoS attack?

OSX 10.8.2 Core i5 Macbook Air, 4gb Ram.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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Maybe try disabling mDNSResponder. Not sure if this applies to 10.8 or not:

http://www.remotemacserver.com/?p=20

I see to remember having this problem a long time ago...
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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Sometimes I get grayscreen with the error.
What error?
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What error?
I agree with you. What error is he talking about.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:36 AM   #5
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I agree with you. What error is he talking about.
Great question. There's no error code or description from what I recall, just a message saying it's shutdown due to an error and I can wait 10 sec or press any button and it'll reboot.

Trying Applejack, thanks for the tip
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Great question. There's no error code or description from what I recall, just a message saying it's shutdown due to an error and I can wait 10 sec or press any button and it'll reboot.

Trying Applejack, thanks for the tip
No Problem! I just wanted you to describe the error that's all and maybe I could assist you. But honestly, I would disable mDNS responder and this might cure the issue. It does apply to 10.8 so you should be good.
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