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Hmm... I have been experiencing some strange... 39,269 Views / 962 Replies  
Hmm... I have been experiencing some strange things recently with my display (failure to recognise my second monitor when it's plugged in, and then it thinks it's there when it isn't...) - perhaps...
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 5, 2009 at 10:41 AM, in Mac OS X
The hard drive's fine, in fact it's only a few... 39,269 Views / 962 Replies  
The hard drive's fine, in fact it's only a few months old having been replaced under Apple Care.

You'll just have to take my word for it when I say that it's not a hack or some dodgy extension...
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 5, 2009 at 10:04 AM, in Mac OS X
Since installing 10.6.1 I've had not one, not... 39,269 Views / 962 Replies  
Since installing 10.6.1 I've had not one, not two, not three, but several total system freezes, the first I've ever had since first switching to Mac back under 10.3. Hard reset = only solution. I...
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 4, 2009 at 06:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Any solutions to this yet? This is caning my... 1,747 Views / 7 Replies  
Any solutions to this yet? This is caning my Macbook Pro, and the process just starts up again after being killed. Battery life down to 20 minutes on a full charge...
Posted by mintcake, on May 18, 2008 at 05:40 AM, in Mac OS X
Priceless! 1,005 Views / 9 Replies  
Priceless!
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 27, 2007 at 07:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for this Simon. I'd been having the same... 1,312 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for this Simon. I'd been having the same problem since an archive and install. Spotlight wasn't identifying certain apps. Quitting SystemUIServer didn't solve it, but adding and then...
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 12, 2007 at 10:10 PM, in Mac OS X
OK colour me stupid. I'd changed the name of... 450 Views / 5 Replies  
OK colour me stupid.

I'd changed the name of the Airport Express base stations, but not the speaker names under the 'music' tag.

D'OH!

Nothing to see here, move along. :)
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 9, 2007 at 08:28 PM, in Networking
Again, good idea, but it didn't work. Same old... 450 Views / 5 Replies  
Again, good idea, but it didn't work. Same old names.
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 9, 2007 at 08:17 PM, in Networking
Thanks, I hadn't thought of that, but no that's... 450 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks, I hadn't thought of that, but no that's not working. :(
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 9, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in Networking
Refreshing Airport Express names 450 Views / 5 Replies  
I've renamed my two Airport Express blocks using the Airport Utility but the new names are not recognised by iTunes or Airfoil. How can I refresh my apps so that they list the Airport Express blocks...
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 9, 2007 at 02:30 PM, in Networking
NP. :) For the record, uninstalling the NDAS... 414 Views / 6 Replies  
NP. :)

For the record, uninstalling the NDAS utility did not solve the problem, in the end I did an archive and install.
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 9, 2007 at 02:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm wondering if it might be an issue with the... 7,281 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm wondering if it might be an issue with the drive format (problems were with FAT32), I'm trying again with an HFS+ formatted drive and so far it hasn't dropped out on me.
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 7, 2007 at 11:19 AM, in Networking
I upgraded from my old flying saucer Extreme base... 7,281 Views / 11 Replies  
I upgraded from my old flying saucer Extreme base station to the new N one yesterday precisely with a view to using it as a server hub. I've also found that my Airport Disk keeps dropping out on me....
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 7, 2007 at 09:44 AM, in Networking
Ah, it could well be the NDAS utility! I've... 414 Views / 6 Replies  
Ah, it could well be the NDAS utility! I've since ditched my NDAS drive (two corrupt and unreadable file systems within the space of three weeks does not instil confidence) but the utility is still...
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 7, 2007 at 09:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Screen dead on wake from sleep 414 Views / 6 Replies  
Just recently - the last couple of weeks - my MBP has begun to be temperamental on waking from sleep. Specifically, sometimes the screen stays dead (the rest of the system appears to wake as per...
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 5, 2007 at 09:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, just in case anyone has the same problem in... 340 Views / 1 Replies  
Well, just in case anyone has the same problem in future and comes looking for a solution, here's how I resolved it.

In System Prefs, go to International, select the Input Menu tab and activate...
Posted by mintcake, on Sep 10, 2007 at 09:58 PM, in Applications
Asian font problem 340 Views / 1 Replies  
I want to use Devanagari (the standard Hindi font). The font is installed but the OS does not seem to be able to render it (or is this up to individual applications?). None of my browsers render...
Posted by mintcake, on Aug 25, 2007 at 06:12 PM, in Applications
Ah, good, that's reassuring! So just a... 517 Views / 2 Replies  
Ah, good, that's reassuring! So just a coincidence then. :)
Posted by mintcake, on May 17, 2007 at 11:06 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Firewire drive icon suddenly changed 517 Views / 2 Replies  
I recently started having problems mounting firewire drives on my Macbook Pro. At the same time, the icon for the mounted drive change to this...
Posted by mintcake, on May 17, 2007 at 10:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ah! Yeah, CS2 user... Well, that's a lot better... 542 Views / 7 Replies  
Ah! Yeah, CS2 user... Well, that's a lot better than having a corrupt disk, so I'll take that! Thanks. :thumbsup:
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 22, 2006 at 03:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Just some of them (well, a lot of them) - but... 542 Views / 7 Replies  
Just some of them (well, a lot of them) - but only in the User/Library/Preferences folder - the system Library/Prefs folder is clean.
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 22, 2006 at 03:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Eek! Time to back up! 542 Views / 7 Replies  
Eek!

Time to back up!
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 21, 2006 at 06:03 PM, in Mac OS X
I zapped the com.apple.PowerManagement.plist and... 3,120 Views / 26 Replies  
I zapped the com.apple.PowerManagement.plist and com.apple.systemuiserver.plist preferences and that seems to have fixed it, for now.
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 21, 2006 at 05:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What's this stuff in my Library? 542 Views / 7 Replies  
Where did all this come from?? Can I delete it? I can't remember ever seeing it before...

http://homepage.mac.com/chris.kendall/.Public/library.png
Posted by mintcake, on Oct 21, 2006 at 03:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Ah. That'll be it then. Thanks! 350 Views / 2 Replies  
Ah. That'll be it then. Thanks!
Posted by mintcake, on Aug 5, 2006 at 02:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone else had the MBP's battery die on them? 350 Views / 2 Replies  
Got my MacBook Pro about a month after they first started shipping, one of the early models, it started out hot but no hotter than my old 12" powerbook, but over the months it has started running...
Posted by mintcake, on Aug 4, 2006 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes naughty me I shouldn't have gone barging in... 611 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes naughty me I shouldn't have gone barging in there thinking it would be that simple. Anyway, for once I actually found the right Apple article...
Posted by mintcake, on Jul 23, 2006 at 05:44 PM, in Mac OS X
fix renamed home folder 611 Views / 6 Replies  
I was troubleshooting my sister's iBook this afternoon (800mhz G4, 10.3.9) and renamed her home folder (she didn't like the one she had). I renamed it by opening the info dialogue, and changing the...
Posted by mintcake, on Jul 23, 2006 at 03:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Ah, good tip. Will try that. Thanks. I assume... 411 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah, good tip. Will try that. Thanks. I assume I can apply that over the top of the existing 10.4.7 update?
Posted by mintcake, on Jul 16, 2006 at 05:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Apple Menu disappearing 411 Views / 3 Replies  
Can someone help me with this strange problem? On my parents-in-law's eMac the main Apple menu has disappeared. When I click it, the pull down list is blank (well, in fact it's still there, but the...
Posted by mintcake, on Jul 16, 2006 at 01:45 PM, in Mac OS X
That's not what I wanted to hear. :( But... 1,029 Views / 2 Replies  
That's not what I wanted to hear. :(

But thanks. Guess I'll have to bite the bullet and send it back.
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 22, 2006 at 05:56 PM, in Networking
Network AFP share - files disappear 1,029 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm having a strange problem and I wonder if someone with more experience than me can work out the cause?

I have a LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini which I connect by RJ45 cable to my Airport Extreme base...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 21, 2006 at 08:47 PM, in Networking
Unwelcome developments on my MBP 788 Views / 3 Replies  
The MBP is about a month old now and in the last few days (ever since WOPR's 100% happy thread actually) I've had a few problems with user switching, powering down and putting it to sleep. It's not...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 17, 2006 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Clarification, if using the MBP in clamshell mode... 894 Views / 4 Replies  
Clarification, if using the MBP in clamshell mode via the remote for Front Row, you don't need a keyboard/mouse attached, but you do need to plug it into the power supply.
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 15, 2006 at 09:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Sorry, only just seen this - it's actually a... 1,118,893 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Sorry, only just seen this - it's actually a kitchen table that we've put upstairs as a desk. I think it's from IKEA but we didn't buy it ourselves.
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 14, 2006 at 09:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm delighted with it. It's not hotter than my... 6,066 Views / 75 Replies  
I'm delighted with it. It's not hotter than my 12" powerbook and the whine does not bother me in the slightest.
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 14, 2006 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nice one rajab, wish I'd had that a couple of... 92,012 Views / 1,213 Replies  
Nice one rajab, wish I'd had that a couple of weeks ago!
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 11, 2006 at 03:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
micdaflip, I also noticed that red light coming... 19,026 Views / 181 Replies  
micdaflip, I also noticed that red light coming on, but for some reason I couldn't get the line out to work (at least, not to headphones). Must fiddle some more...

I have to say, after a couple...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 9, 2006 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm, OK thanks, I'll delve a bit deeper. 3,058 Views / 2 Replies  
Hmm, OK thanks, I'll delve a bit deeper.
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 7, 2006 at 02:47 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Macbook Pro volume control in XP 3,058 Views / 2 Replies  
As this is MBP specific I think it's OK to post the question in this forum.

I'm really impressed with the Mac drivers in XP, all of them seem to 'just work' (excuse the split infinitive). The...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 7, 2006 at 02:08 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Good question, I wish I knew. :/ 1,039 Views / 5 Replies  
Good question, I wish I knew. :/
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 7, 2006 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Just to share my experiences. I had a few... 51,737 Views / 234 Replies  
Just to share my experiences. I had a few problems along the way - first Boot Camp assistant wouldn't partition my drive as it had errors - worked fine once I repaired it by booting to my OS X DVD...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 7, 2006 at 09:31 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
Boot Camp question - do we know how easy it is to... 21,023 Views / 397 Replies  
Boot Camp question - do we know how easy it is to remove the XP partition once created? I can see myself needing those ten gigs back.

edit - OK, sorry, I hadn't read the installation guide. I...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 6, 2006 at 10:02 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I've realised that the annoying groaning/whirring... 1,039 Views / 5 Replies  
I've realised that the annoying groaning/whirring sound that I'm hearing all the time are my fans starting up and then immediately quitting. It's very distracting. It must be the fans because just...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 5, 2006 at 10:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, the more I read people's hands on... 21,023 Views / 397 Replies  
Yep, the more I read people's hands on experiences, the more I'm reminded of why I switched. :D

I'm still gonna try this at some point though. Pharaoh and Emperor running on my Macbook Pro? How...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 5, 2006 at 05:42 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
If you boot into XP you should be able to play... 19,026 Views / 181 Replies  
If you boot into XP you should be able to play exactly the same games as you can on any other similarly-specced laptop running XP. Of course, getting games to run in Windows has always been one of...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 5, 2006 at 05:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
We're on W8613 already I believe, it simply... 19,026 Views / 181 Replies  
We're on W8613 already I believe, it simply refers to the week in which they're made (that's what I was told, anyway). If you're getting a whine from the screen then that's a fault which Apple will...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 5, 2006 at 05:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is Apple directly applying the lesson they... 21,023 Views / 397 Replies  
This is Apple directly applying the lesson they learned with the iPod. They turned a cool but niche gadget into a maHOOsive monopolistic cash cow by releasing iTunes for Windows and making the iPod...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 5, 2006 at 05:04 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
OS X hasn't crashed once in the week that I've... 590 Views / 5 Replies  
OS X hasn't crashed once in the week that I've had the MBP, though a week is a short time - I fully expect the OS to remain stable for the foreseeable future. I've had a couple of Rosetta...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 5, 2006 at 09:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I feel your pain, but you know, your MBP isn't... 1,031 Views / 11 Replies  
I feel your pain, but you know, your MBP isn't going to stay perfect forever, even if it's perfect to begin with. I dropped my old powerbook when it was only a couple of weeks old, it had a huge...
Posted by mintcake, on Apr 4, 2006 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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