Originally posted by Urbansory I'm starting to have this problem. I'm hoping it's not a 512 chip i bought a while ago, it passed a test by techtool pro, so i'm not sure. I know I get logged out every so often, maybe twice a week, if that. I get that ugly text over the interface crash every other day. I fscked, and the system file was modified. I ran the permission repair, and that found all types of things, it doesn't bomb out as much now, but I get logged out every so often. I think it's time to jump to 10.2
I had this problem twice. The first time was a bad daughtercard. The card passed all of Apple's diagnostics (they even kept sending the powerbook back each time I sent it) but they for some reasn never actually used the machine to see the error. swapping with an identical model card solved my problem with that.
The second time was b/c of one of my 256MB chips. Removing one chip resolved the problem (it was the chip b/c I replaced the good one with it to be sure it wasn't the two together, and the bad chip had problems even by itself). My bad chip also passed the Techtool diag.
I'd suggest taking the 512 out and just seeing if the problem persists. If it does, and the chip is new, send it back to the manufactuer.
Powerbook G3/500 (Pismo)
OSX 10.2.1, 14.1", 512MB, 20G, Airport