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Just a few ideas at the moment: Did you... 368 Views / 1 Replies  
Just a few ideas at the moment:

Did you check your internal disk using Apple's Disk First Aid? Do not forget this tool's excellent capabilities, even if you have Norton and Disk Warrior around.
...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on May 28, 2002 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, certainly: Buy it. The speed difference... 358 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes, certainly: Buy it.

The speed difference should be _very_ close to the difference in raw processor speeds.

Regards,

Walter.
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on May 28, 2002 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
When advertized by general RAM vendors, the RAM... 436 Views / 5 Replies  
When advertized by general RAM vendors, the RAM modules for PPC Macs are always specified as "non-buffered, non-registered, non-ECC".

PC 100 SDRAM will not fit into any iMac of the 233 to 333 MHz...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on May 28, 2002 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
PC-100 RAM should work o.k. in all first-series... 511 Views / 6 Replies  
PC-100 RAM should work o.k. in all first-series G3 Macs (so-called "beige"). For the desktop and all-in-one machines, it should be of the 1.15" (maximum) height form factor, however.

Regards,
...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on May 28, 2002 at 12:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
P.S. Don't forget your hard drive ;-) There... 881 Views / 29 Replies  
P.S.
Don't forget your hard drive ;-)
There are good IBM SCSI drives available in the 4.5 to 9 GB range (DDRS, DNES series) at affordable street prices.

W.
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on May 18, 2002 at 02:53 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Unless you already have lots of RAM installed in... 881 Views / 29 Replies  
Unless you already have lots of RAM installed in your 7500, spend a good portion of your budget on additional RAM. Having 128 or 256 MB of RAM will be a good thing, machine upgraded to G3 or not.
If...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on May 18, 2002 at 02:45 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Netatalk has been available for NetBSD and the... 662 Views / 5 Replies  
Netatalk has been available for NetBSD and the other BSDs for years.

netatalk - the AppleTalk Protocol Suite for Unix http://www.umich.edu/~rsug/netatalk/

SourceForge: Project: netatalk...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on May 18, 2002 at 02:11 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
As you are located in Europe, there is also a... 469 Views / 11 Replies  
As you are located in Europe, there is also a European mirror of the Newton Cage collection:
http://www.europegate.com/newton/

Regards,

Walter.
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 12, 2002 at 12:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hello red rocket, have a look at this site: ... 469 Views / 11 Replies  
Hello red rocket,

have a look at this site:

The Newton Cage Software Collection
http://www.chuma.org/newton/ncage/

Regards,

Walter.
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 12, 2002 at 12:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hello robodweeb, for wireless ethernet... 387 Views / 9 Replies  
Hello robodweeb,

for wireless ethernet (802.11) and other very top-of-the-line capabilities on the Newton platform, check out this Slashdot article:

Slashdot | Long live The King of PDAs...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 12, 2002 at 12:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
In addition to PsionBrian's remarks: The... 525 Views / 6 Replies  
In addition to PsionBrian's remarks:

The latest member of the Series 3 by Psion has been the 3mx (2 MB RAM, double processor speed compared to the 3c). Most of the accessories for the 3c work with...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 12, 2002 at 11:45 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another link for Linux on NuBus Macs: ... 662 Views / 5 Replies  
Another link for Linux on NuBus Macs:
http://nubus.tuxppc.org/

Maybe you check out Yellow Dog Linux by Terra Soft:
http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/

Good luck
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 12, 2002 at 10:29 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
sproutsie, GURU 2.9 by www.newerram.com... 618 Views / 4 Replies  
sproutsie,

GURU 2.9 by www.newerram.com (http://www.newerram.com) says that the 7500 can take up to 1024 MB RAM.
It has 8 RAM sockets.

If you get 2 additional DIMMs at 128 MB each, it will...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 12, 2002 at 10:11 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello moorghan again, please note that the... 330 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello moorghan again,

please note that the FireLite and FireFly HDs do not have the currently leading Oxford 911 chipset, but another one by Texas Instruments.

Walter.
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 11, 2002 at 08:46 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hello, maybe you saw the FireLite/FireFly... 330 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello,

maybe you saw the FireLite/FireFly series by SmartDisk.
www.smartdisk.com (http://www.smartdisk.com)

Regards,

Walter.
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 11, 2002 at 08:42 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ricoh CD-R 1x-24x After some disappointment... 490 Views / 25 Replies  
Ricoh CD-R 1x-24x

After some disappointment with some other brands, I am using preferrably Ricoh CD-R 1x - 24x (gold/yellow, in red boxes). They work very good on my SCSI Yamaha 400 drive (very...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 11, 2002 at 08:24 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hello, in a Brother 1270N (PostScript,... 1,719 Views / 8 Replies  
Hello,

in a Brother 1270N (PostScript, Ethernet) printer I got for a customer a year ago I did not experience any of these problems at all.

Maybe this is due to the fact that I ordered it with...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 11, 2002 at 07:58 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hello legoskid again, as to drive... 798 Views / 13 Replies  
Hello legoskid again,

as to drive specifications, a slower rotational speed drive like a 5400 or 7200 would be enough for the 7500/100.

In my experience, the IBM DDRS, DCAS, and DNES types are...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 11, 2002 at 07:43 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello legoskid again, as to drive... 798 Views / 13 Replies  
Hello legoskid again,

as to drive specifications, a slower rotational speed drive like a 5400 or 7200 would be enough for the 7500/100.

In my experience, the IBM DDRS, DCAS, and DNES types are...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 11, 2002 at 07:41 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello legoskid, assuming you can get a drive... 798 Views / 13 Replies  
Hello legoskid,

assuming you can get a drive sled for the new drive, why remove the old one?

In any case, I would recommend to install a System folder on the new (or just more recent) drive and...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 11, 2002 at 07:23 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Motorola is suffering primarily in the cellphone... 420 Views / 4 Replies  
Motorola is suffering primarily in the cellphone market like most manufacturers (maybe except Nokia) do these days. There is a real crisis in the telecommunications market today, worldwide. As far as...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 5, 2002 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hello Britney, what do ASP and SCSI probe... 378 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello Britney,

what do ASP and SCSI probe say? Do they see the drive as something like an "unknown SCSI device" or do they tell you the exact type of the drive (manufacturer and model)? Anything...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 5, 2002 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try trashing three basic preference files... 680 Views / 13 Replies  
Try trashing three basic preference files together, named System Preferences, Finder Preferences and Mac OS Preferences.

After updating from QuickTime 4 to QuickTime 5, I experienced some...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 5, 2002 at 03:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Due to its age, the ethernet card in the 475 is... 993 Views / 9 Replies  
Due to its age, the ethernet card in the 475 is certainly a pure 10Mbit type. The ethernet card (or on board chip) in the laptop is most possibly much newer and thus could be of the 10/100 variety,...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 5, 2002 at 02:51 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello, I would recommend a current version... 649 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello,

I would recommend a current version of Apple's Drive Setup to initialize/format any drive that is being recognized by it.

The most recent versions of Drive Setup did recognize all of the...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 4, 2002 at 10:04 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
boskeun, yes, the 4400 came with an IDE... 576 Views / 1 Replies  
boskeun,

yes, the 4400 came with an IDE drive built in, so for an *exchange* an IDE/ATA hard disk would be fine.

However, I am afraid that the 4400 lacks the dual master-slave capability that...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 4, 2002 at 09:46 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello tullamore, as to your hard drive: ... 614 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello tullamore,

as to your hard drive:

Remember, for a Mac Plus the drive has to be formatted using "interleaving" in a 3:1 ratio. Otherwise the Plus will not be able to use it.

The...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 4, 2002 at 09:21 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello Nicholas, Bus Mastering is a concept... 645 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello Nicholas,

Bus Mastering is a concept where cards in a bus get "shortcut" paths to a system's RAM or maybe to a video card in the same bus.

A bus master card needs another card also...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 4, 2002 at 09:03 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Hello Norman, anything from System 7.5.5 up... 625 Views / 5 Replies  
Hello Norman,

anything from System 7.5.5 up will be fine for Internet on a 7500/100.

System 7.5.5 is the latest System Version that can be obtained via free downloads from Apple's sites (you...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Apr 4, 2002 at 08:42 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
[QUOTE]Originally posted by -1984-: [QB]The... 666 Views / 4 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by -1984-:
[QB]The drive isn't mounting CDs burned with a home CDRW burner as well as some dual-session CDs. It was a long shot anyway. But since it's only a 12x drive, I'll...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Jan 24, 2002 at 09:01 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Dan, yes, I am pretty sure that the bus in... 737 Views / 10 Replies  
Dan,

yes, I am pretty sure that the bus in the 7300 will take up to 50 MHz. A customer's 7500 (originally 100 MHz 601), a very similar concept to the 7300, runs with a PowerLogix G3 switchable...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Jan 24, 2002 at 08:28 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Entering an IP number in Chooser for connecting... 636 Views / 12 Replies  
Entering an IP number in Chooser for connecting to a server was not available in OS 7.6 or 8.1. It was present just from OS 8.6 and up (maybe 8.5 which I did not use).

Regards,

Walter.
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Jan 24, 2002 at 08:03 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
If the ethernet chip or socket has been hit, it... 787 Views / 4 Replies  
If the ethernet chip or socket has been hit, it would be a "could have been worse" situation - you might just put a PCI ethernet card in (a 10 Mbit model will be sufficient for cable) and surf along....
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Jan 24, 2002 at 07:43 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
A good tool when considering an upgrade for any... 725 Views / 19 Replies  
A good tool when considering an upgrade for any Mac is GURU by NewerTech
(current version 2.9, http://www.newerram.com/Memoryguide/guru2.asp for download). It will tell you all about RAM...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Jan 24, 2002 at 07:26 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I have seen some Macs that "did not work"... 725 Views / 19 Replies  
I have seen some Macs that "did not work" according to non-Mac persons

:)

If you have to shop for a mouse and keyboard, take a look at the ADB ones from MacAlly...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Jan 24, 2002 at 07:03 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
As a first step, even before upgrading the OS... 523 Views / 15 Replies  
As a first step, even before upgrading the OS from 7.6 to anything higher, you might try FreePPP by Rockstar
http://www.rockstar.com/ppp.shtml FreePPP works fine with Mac OS 7.6, its purpose is to ...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Jan 24, 2002 at 06:32 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
So what about one of the new Treo PDAs by... 566 Views / 4 Replies  
So what about one of the new Treo PDAs by Handspring?
http://www.handspring.com/

Regards,

Walter.
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 6, 2001 at 03:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
And if they are right, then the G5 will be... 1,804 Views / 104 Replies  
And if they are right, then the G5 will be mounted on a motherboard featuring a 400 MHz bus clock, probably using DDR RAM. Processors will have active cooling.

(I read this recently somewhere on...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 6, 2001 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
The Yopy, dead? The pdabuzz.com people obviously... 566 Views / 4 Replies  
The Yopy, dead? The pdabuzz.com people obviously missed a thing or two:

www.gmate.com (http://www.gmate.com/english/overview.htm)

...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 6, 2001 at 02:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
"remove the BSD subsystem"? From OS X? The... 556 Views / 9 Replies  
"remove the BSD subsystem"? From OS X?

The remainder would hardly qualify as an OS.
;)

Regards,

Walter.

[ 11-06-2001: Message edited by: Walter J. Ferstl ]
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 6, 2001 at 02:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Welcome to the Newton community, Hakintosh! ... 543 Views / 29 Replies  
Welcome to the Newton community, Hakintosh!

Yes, there will be MP 2x00s waiting for you next year ;-)

Regards,

Walter (with an MP 2100).
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 5, 2001 at 07:12 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
See Victor Rehorst's Newton Ethernet Resources... 460 Views / 10 Replies  
See Victor Rehorst's Newton Ethernet Resources page, which are always very current for all ethernet matters, including 802.11
http://www.chuma.org/newton/ethernet/

In the Newton driver arena,...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 5, 2001 at 07:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
IDE slave capability seems to be depending on the... 651 Views / 8 Replies  
IDE slave capability seems to be depending on the ROM version only.

Using Apple System Profiler, check the ROM version. If it says at least $77x.45F1, you have a Rev. B board supporting IDE slave...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 5, 2001 at 06:37 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Some more information on the TAM: ... 558 Views / 2 Replies  
Some more information on the TAM:
http://lowendmac.com/ppc/tam.shtml

Regards,

Walter.
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 3, 2001 at 12:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
In Apple's terms, the 9600 will be an... 535 Views / 3 Replies  
In Apple's terms, the 9600 will be an "unsupported" Mac, even if upgraded to a G3 using a third party card.

(As bluedog says, I too would not shell out the higher price of a G4 upgrade in this...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 3, 2001 at 12:13 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
If the CD drive is working, you should be able to... 547 Views / 2 Replies  
If the CD drive is working, you should be able to boot from a System CD. But remember, it should be a PowerBook System CD. The early PowerBook 1400s like yours have been supplied with either 7.5.5 or...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 3, 2001 at 11:59 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
My first Mac was a 512ke, too and it had an... 566 Views / 5 Replies  
My first Mac was a 512ke, too and it had an internal 800k drive plus an 800k external one ;-)

TommyL,

if you can get some 800k floppy disks (second hand, of course), called "double sided,...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 3, 2001 at 11:38 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Check whether the SCSI data and power cables of... 461 Views / 5 Replies  
Check whether the SCSI data and power cables of the hard disk are seated properly.

Try to boot from a floppy disk (minimal System 7.1 or 7.5 would be right) or an external SCSI disk, if available....
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 3, 2001 at 11:11 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
madoka, you should compare the form factors... 639 Views / 9 Replies  
madoka,

you should compare the form factors of your old RAM modules and the new ones. In a 7600, there is only limited room between the motherboard and the part of the computer that contains the...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 3, 2001 at 10:56 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
My first question here is: What type of monitor... 506 Views / 3 Replies  
My first question here is: What type of monitor do you have?

I have experienced nearly the same problems on a 7500 with a PowerLogix G3/400 upgrade. To this machine, a 17" third-party-monitor is...
Posted by Walter J. Ferstl, on Nov 3, 2001 at 10:38 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
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