Did not happen with Big Sur.
Monterey crashes every night. When I reboot, there is no panic data available.
This sometimes happens during the day when I’m away from my computer (iMac Pro) for an extended period.
If Apple support is just going to read you the same options they would copy/paste into an online support question, is there any good reason to use them? Ever? I’ve always relied on literally any other Apple user online and if there is no quick fix out there just went straight to the Genius Bar. It’s really their only actually knowledgeable support.
I always hated things like “reinstall”, “repair permissions”, “reset the pram”, “reset the SMC”, although sometimes they work, it just seems like support gyrations when people don’t know what else to do.
After reinstalling Monterey, my iMP had it’s first poop-free night last night.
We’ll see how it goes.
I don’t like when things “go away” because I’m always uncertain if they will come back. (Quarter century in field service.)
One of the other grad students taped a little picture of me on the wall behind some data acquisition equipment so it would keep working when I’m not there
I had customers in my past life that threatened to do that too. lol
I remember one time having an odd intermittent DSL connectivity issue once. When the tech showed up and asked if the connection was down, I said yes, and he was so excited! LOL (turned out to be a connection that separated only when the sun warmed up the connection box on the street around the corner).
Spent a couple of decades doing phone and desktop support.
Thanks. The inability to revert, despite taking precautions, is perhaps the most frustrating part. That’s always been an issue on this Mac though. I turned off everything is Startup Security, removed the firmware password (thanks for that), to no avail.
While I haven’t ruled that out, the problem started with the install of Monterey.
I would hope the ECC RAM would help in this regard, but I think the main thing is it started with the Monterey install.
Maybe the next point release will fix it, or I’ll just sit here and wiggle the mouse and post on MPU all night
Thanks, yes, I’ve tried starting from a bootable SSD created with Carbon Copy Cloner. It boots, I can get into the recovery interface, but when trying to install/restore, I get the (I think it was) error -4406F.
From what I’ve read, the errors may be caused by some ports not being open from my iMac Pro to the internet. Not sure why that would be, as everything I do on my Mac works (ssh, sftp, http, https, etc.). I don’t want to destroy my network infrastructure trying to solve this issue (yet). At some point, I may take my cable modem out of Bridge mode and connect a wire from my Mac to the modem (of course this breaks access for everyone and everything else while I’m troubleshooting).