A theme update on Local shut down my mac (twice)

Today I pulled down a live site to local that needed a theme update (Enfold) - I wanted to test things before I did it on live. Enfold is a theme that needs a themeforest.net username and API number to update - so I put in my credentials, hit update - and bam: Black Screen and then the classic white writing before reboot.

I thought it might be a coincidence, so I tried it again (I know, I know - not very smart.) Same exact thing.

After that - I just dropped the updated theme in there manually - and that worked OK.

So - things seem to be running fine after the fact, but it does worry me - that the error (whatever it was) was so big - that it immediately shut down my computer. That has not happened any other time since I have owned this computer (MacBook Pro 15).

Hi @brian5e,

That’s surprising! It definitely sounds like a kernel panic.

Can you please provide the following information:

  1. Version of Local by Flywheel that you’re currently running
  2. Whether or not Faster Docker Volumes is enabled under Preferences » Advanced
  3. Version of VirtualBox

Version 2.1.2
Faster Docker Volumes On
VirtualBox 5.1.3



Can you try the following?

  1. Quit Local if it’s running
  2. Update VirtualBox. Here’s the latest download link: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.2.6/VirtualBox-5.2.6-120293-OSX.dmg
  3. Re-open Local
  4. Go to Preferences » Add-ons and disable Faster Docker Volumes
  5. Try updating a theme/plugin

If that fixes the issue, try upgrading to Local 2.2.1 (pre-release) and then re-enable Faster Docker Volumes.

Hey @brian5e,

Just wanted to check in and see if you were still running into this issue or not.

Thanks for following up. I haven’t run into any issue with it lately - but I also have done any major theme updates. I definitely was able to do some plugin updates. Consider this closed for now - I think everything is fixed.