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Apr 7, 2002, 04:13 PM
 
I am having a bit of a problem in the past few days. Everything is fine *except* when typing. The text appears a bit slugish (kind of a delay and not that smooth typing you would expect.) I am running Mac OS 9.2.2, and I don't know of anything that would cause this. Others use my computer, so it could be something was installed, though I will never find out for sure. Any ideas?
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Apr 9, 2002, 06:00 AM
 
Ditch 9.2. Get 9.1 full, or 9.04 if you can't get a FULL CD of 9.1.

Downgrade the CarbonLib if you don't wanna ditch 9.22.

What computer are you running? It makes a big diff with the later versions of OS9.
     
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Apr 9, 2002, 02:16 PM
 
im experiencing the same problem- the whole system slows to a crawl aftr about 1/2 hr- the fix (from what ive read on macfixit forums) is to downgrade the apple cd/dvd extension to version 1.4.3. (btw, this is on a dual800) you can get it from here
http://homepage.mac.com/macdgm/Drive...r1.4.3.sit.hqx

im unsure whether the latest dvd player dl will solve it- i know i dont have the most recent, and they may include a fixed extension in the installer.


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been using it for about 4hrs now- it seems to have solved the problem

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[ 04-09-2002: Message edited by: chris.p ]

[ 04-09-2002: Message edited by: chris.p ]
     
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Apr 9, 2002, 05:34 PM
 
I am running a B&W g3/400MHz.


I have been running Mac OS 9.2.2 for quite some time (since the day it came out)... so I think the OS is OK, but there is something conflicting.
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Apr 10, 2002, 04:09 AM
 
the only other problem seems to be with the iomega driver- if you have the ltest one, you need a zip disk in the drive for it to work properly- perhaps someone updated you iomegaware? again , downgrade- i think version 2.7.2 is ok- try both this+ the older cd/dvd extension (which worked for me)
     
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Apr 10, 2002, 02:13 PM
 
Originally posted by chris.p:
<STRONG>the only other problem seems to be with the iomega driver- if you have the ltest one, you need a zip disk in the drive for it to work properly- perhaps someone updated you iomegaware? again , downgrade- i think version 2.7.2 is ok- try both this+ the older cd/dvd extension (which worked for me)</STRONG>
You wouldn't by any chance have a link to that iomega driver would you?
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Apr 11, 2002, 12:19 AM
 
I've found that if you have an internal zip drive and your computer goes to sleep the zip drive doesn't completely wake up. Simply inserting a zip disk into the drive seems to cure the slow down for me.
You have to wonder...
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Apr 11, 2002, 04:51 AM
 
http://www.eskimo.com/~pristine/hard.html

about half way down the page- i didnt check the link- i

or

ftp://ftp.iomega.com/pub/english/ioware-mac-ppc-272.hqx

a direct download- i hope this solves the problem for you- i know how much of a pain this slow text thing is...
     
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Apr 11, 2002, 05:56 AM
 
Originally posted by chris.p:
<STRONG>im experiencing the same problem- the whole system slows to a crawl aftr about 1/2 hr- the fix (from what ive read on macfixit forums) is to downgrade the apple cd/dvd extension to version 1.4.3. (btw, this is on a dual800) you can get it from here
http://homepage.mac.com/macdgm/Drive...r1.4.3.sit.hqx

im unsure whether the latest dvd player dl will solve it- i know i dont have the most recent, and they may include a fixed extension in the installer.


&lt;&lt;edit&gt;&gt;
been using it for about 4hrs now- it seems to have solved the problem

&lt;&lt;/edit&gt;&gt;

[ 04-09-2002: Message edited by: chris.p ]

[ 04-09-2002: Message edited by: chris.p ]</STRONG>
The 9.2 update broke more things than a bull in a china shop.
     
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&lt;oops- not logged on&gt;

yeah, my comp was broke out the box- 9.2.1 on the factory install- slow text and all that too. thanks apple
     
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Apr 12, 2002, 07:30 PM
 
Still happening. Don't know why. Tried everything mentioned. No success.

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Apr 13, 2002, 03:53 AM
 
Originally posted by macvillage.net:
<STRONG>Still happening. Don't know why. Tried everything mentioned. No success.

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Did you downgrade CarbonLib?

Downgrade the Audio CD driver; or remove it to test whether it's the perpetrator.

Downgrade QuickTime (disable to test).
     
   
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