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Archived - Mac OS X: 128-Bit 2D/3D Professional Graphics Card Causes Kernel Panic

Some Power Macintosh G3 models offered a build-to-order option for a 128-Bit 2D/3D Graphics Accelerator Card, which does not work with Mac OS X 10.0 to 10.2.8.
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Symptom

Either of these symptoms may occur:
  • A kernel panic occurs during system startup time.
  • A display connected to the 128-Bit 2D/3D Graphics Accelerator Card only works at a resolution of 640-by 480-pixels.


Any of the following computers when the build-to-order (BTO) 128-Bit 2D/3D Graphics Accelerator Card is installed:
  • Power Macintosh G3 Mini Tower
  • Power Macintosh G3 Desktop
  • Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One
  • Macintosh Server G3

Notes

Solution

You should not use the 128-Bit 2D/3D Professional Graphics Card in a computer with Mac OS X 10.0 to 10.2.8. The 128-Bit 2D/3D Professional Graphics Card does not meet the system requirements for Mac OS X versions 10.0 to 10.2.8.
Last Modified: Feb 17, 2012
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