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Is there a particular website that is best for... 594 Views / 6 Replies  
Is there a particular website that is best for doing that check? I'll be buying a new 12" soon.
Posted by zeller, on Nov 10, 2004 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
bizzare icon problems - OS X "desktop database" problem 352 Views / 5 Replies  
Howdy,

I'd be grateful if anyone has any help for this problem, which has been haunting my machine for months now. Even after a fresh install of 10.3 the problem recurred. (Probably because I...
Posted by zeller, on Mar 30, 2004 at 03:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Can't use a separate HD - it's in a powerbook. :( 339 Views / 3 Replies  
Can't use a separate HD - it's in a powerbook. :(
Posted by zeller, on Nov 28, 2003 at 04:44 PM, in Mac OS X
swap partitions 339 Views / 3 Replies  
Howdy,

Does anyone have any conclusive evidence that having a seperate swap partition on the same hard drive speeds up OS X? I have yet to see any benchmarking (yes, I've searched the archives...
Posted by zeller, on Nov 28, 2003 at 04:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Waffffffle - Hmm, and only iTunes handles them? I... 273 Views / 4 Replies  
Waffffffle - Hmm, and only iTunes handles them? I was hoping to be able to use some sort of management software to split the extremely long sound files (say, 60 minute interviews) into smaller...
Posted by zeller, on Mar 25, 2003 at 10:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Handheld Audio Recorders and Macs 273 Views / 4 Replies  
Anyone have any advice on this?:

I'm looking to pick up a handheld digital audio recorder to replace my aging cassette unit. I don't care if it has official Mac support or not, but I need it to...
Posted by zeller, on Mar 23, 2003 at 02:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
10.2.4 upgrades Pismo video performance? 449 Views / 4 Replies  
A friend of mine told me [see subject line above]. Yet I have not been able to find any documentation of this from Apple or third parties. Anyone else heard this rumour? If so, what exactly does the...
Posted by zeller, on Feb 18, 2003 at 09:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mmmmm. Stack of four powerbooks and an iPod. Wish... 1,050 Views / 5 Replies  
Mmmmm. Stack of four powerbooks and an iPod. Wish I had that sort of cash/connections.
Posted by zeller, on Feb 18, 2003 at 09:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've had good luck with both Data Memory Systems... 628 Views / 14 Replies  
I've had good luck with both Data Memory Systems (http://www.datamem.com) and OWC (http://www.macsales.com/)

No matter who you choose, make sure that they have a lifetime warrantee. (Both the...
Posted by zeller, on Feb 7, 2003 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Locate with remote service 294 Views / 4 Replies  
Hmm,

Couldn't you also NFSmount the remote server and then run locate.updatedb, with the proper flags to force it to scan the mounted server?

Of course, this requires both that you get...
Posted by zeller, on Jan 11, 2003 at 10:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Chris - This worked! Thanks so much. Someone... 395 Views / 5 Replies  
Chris - This worked! Thanks so much. Someone should start a FAQ somewhere about how to stop annoying things that Word does. Of course, that would be a looooooooong FAQ. ;)

Symonsl - if the...
Posted by zeller, on Dec 14, 2002 at 02:33 PM, in Applications
Word X driving me CRAZY 395 Views / 5 Replies  
First off, I hate Word. If Endnote 6 worked with anything else, I'd boogy in a sec.

This problem is driving me bonkers: somehow the default window position for documents is up against the menu...
Posted by zeller, on Dec 13, 2002 at 03:10 PM, in Applications
Cool, thanks! I'll probably order the OWC RAM... 416 Views / 8 Replies  
Cool, thanks! I'll probably order the OWC RAM when I get home tonight.

Ben
Posted by zeller, on Dec 11, 2002 at 08:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pismo RAM 416 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi all,

I know this question has been asked before, but I can't find a satisfying answer in the archives.

I'm looking at upgrading RAM for my Pismo to 1 gig (I've got 384 right now and have...
Posted by zeller, on Dec 10, 2002 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hello, One is never SOL. One is just... 515 Views / 12 Replies  
Hello,

One is never SOL. One is just propelled towards more creative solutions. :)

Can you mount the image and install from there? Does it actually need to be in a CD drive? Or maybe you could...
Posted by zeller, on Sep 22, 2002 at 12:02 PM, in Mac OS X
tcpwrappers 404 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi all,

Does OS X support tcpwrappers? I would feel more secure with a nicely configures set of /etc/hosts.deny and hosts.allow files. :)

tia,

Ben
Posted by zeller, on Sep 19, 2002 at 11:45 AM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, Looks like we all typed up replies... 331 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah,

Looks like we all typed up replies simultaneously... Like mitchell_pgh said, you probably want to leave root without a password. You _definitely_ want to leave root without shell access.
...
Posted by zeller, on Sep 19, 2002 at 11:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Heya, The default setting for root is no... 331 Views / 6 Replies  
Heya,

The default setting for root is no password and no ability to login. If you open the NetInfo manager you should see an options to browse your users. Look at your own user. You should see an...
Posted by zeller, on Sep 19, 2002 at 11:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Yikes! That is scary. Probably a manufacturing... 891 Views / 11 Replies  
Yikes! That is scary. Probably a manufacturing defect with his unit or some other sort of random problem, but still. Wow.

Yeah, I'm glad I've got a Pismo. Probably the best powerbook Apple ever...
Posted by zeller, on Sep 16, 2002 at 10:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
it's okay 453 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey there,

I had an original iMac running 10.1.5 at work. It was maxed out ram-wise and I had all the graphic features on OS X turned off. It was slow but stable. I considered that better than...
Posted by zeller, on Sep 16, 2002 at 11:47 AM, in Mac OS X
not really commands, but 3,184 Views / 103 Replies  
Note, this assumes you are using tcsh as your shell. These can vary in different shells.

| redirects output to another command. e.g. ls | grep "some string of text" redirects the ls output into...
Posted by zeller, on Sep 14, 2002 at 01:09 PM, in Mac OS X
short reply 320 Views / 3 Replies  
This really belongs under OS X (Unix), but anyway...

1) Set up the machine with multiple users. Give them shell access if you want, or not. Enable POP or IMAP.
2) Secure the box.
3) Secure the...
Posted by zeller, on Sep 14, 2002 at 12:44 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Is Palm for X still unreliable/unusable?? 338 Views / 4 Replies  
Palm Desktop and the sync utilities work perfectly for me. I use a handspring. There are still some conduits that need to be ported, but a number of good ones are done.

Ben
Posted by zeller, on Aug 25, 2002 at 07:34 PM, in Mac OS X
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva,... 240 Views / 3 Replies  
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ludovic Hirlimann:...
Posted by zeller, on Jul 26, 2002 at 03:47 PM, in Mac OS X
reading error code from kernel panic 240 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,

I've got what I believe to be some bad memory. Let me rephrase that: one of three DIMMs in a machine at work is most definitely bad, causing kernel panics every few days. I think I nailed...
Posted by zeller, on Jul 25, 2002 at 10:19 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks to Xyphoid Process, Now that I know... 535 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks to Xyphoid Process,

Now that I know to call a regular VGA plug a HDDB15 and the Apple one a DB15 (well, that one I knew), the search was much easier.

But, in case someone comes across...
Posted by zeller, on Jul 16, 2002 at 11:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
G4 to old style monitor -- need adaptor 535 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello,

Here at work I've got a Yikes-era G4 that I want to connect up to a nice older Apple monitor, the kind with the larger (i.e. not VGA style) connector. I am sure that these machines shipped...
Posted by zeller, on Jul 16, 2002 at 09:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
travan about to drive me insane! 194 Views / 0 Replies  
Grrrrr... :mad:

We have a Travan drive here at work, a 20 Gig Imation Firewire Travan to be specific, on a G4 tower. We use it for our Retrospect backup server. well, last week I popped a...
Posted by zeller, on Apr 3, 2002 at 08:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
thanks, tr! 233 Views / 2 Replies  
thanks, tr!
Posted by zeller, on Mar 11, 2002 at 04:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Champagne SE vs. Soundsticks 233 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello all,

I'm weighing the decision of purchasing a set of Harman Champagne SE speakers vs. the Harman Soundsticks. First off, does anyone have any experience with the Champagne speakers? I...
Posted by zeller, on Mar 10, 2002 at 03:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ah, thanks to you both, Camelot and Spiky_Dog. ... 228 Views / 3 Replies  
Ah, thanks to you both, Camelot and Spiky_Dog. I've been using release 2 (pre-scp) of NiftyTelnet/SSH for a while, never even realized that there was an update. r3 was just what I was looking for. ...
Posted by zeller, on Jul 7, 2001 at 11:32 AM, in Applications
scp implementation for mac? 228 Views / 3 Replies  
Howdy,

Does anyone know of a scp implimentation for MacOS 9 or earlier? (rcp over ssh) I want secure file transfer but don't want to mess with kerberos setup. yuck. And I certainly don't want...
Posted by zeller, on Jul 2, 2001 at 11:21 PM, in Applications
Hey MacMario, Yeah, I believe that you... 220 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey MacMario,

Yeah, I believe that you _could_ accomplish such a project as copying your firmware from Pismo to Pismo, but you would need to code your own program to do so. Start by trying to get...
Posted by zeller, on Oct 20, 2000 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, the defaults command does not add... 292 Views / 8 Replies  
Actually, the defaults command does not add additional lines to the com.apple.fi
nder.plist file. It toggles the FALSE and TRUE string, only adding the lines if
they are not already there. This...
Posted by zeller, on Oct 5, 2000 at 02:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Zerologic, thanks for your help. I wrote a... 292 Views / 8 Replies  
Zerologic, thanks for your help. I wrote a little shell script to automate the process. Here's the script:


#!/bin/sh

defaults write com.apple.finder ShowAllFiles TRUE

echo " Finder...
Posted by zeller, on Oct 5, 2000 at 01:05 AM, in Mac OS X
show dotfiles in finder? 292 Views / 8 Replies  
Hey fellow OS-Xers,

Does anyone know how to tell the new Finder to show dotfiles? i.e. the files that begin with the period character and are normally hidden under un*x unless one uses the -a...
Posted by zeller, on Oct 4, 2000 at 07:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Just a thought: As I recall every... 357 Views / 10 Replies  
Just a thought:

As I recall every ATAPI/EIDE/IDE device should have a dipswitch to determine if it is in slave or master mode on your device chain. Two masters or two slaves on one chain will...
Posted by zeller, on Sep 26, 2000 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey, You might also try turning off Sound In... 264 Views / 17 Replies  
Hey,

You might also try turning off Sound In via Internal Modem. I find that when I leave the internal modem as the sound input, I get random popping noises quite often.

Anyone else have this...
Posted by zeller, on Jun 28, 2000 at 08:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You can download the newest version of NetPresenz... 266 Views / 11 Replies  
You can download the newest version of NetPresenz 4.1 from

ftp://ftp.stairways.com/stairways/netpresenz-41.hqx

Wow. The shareware registration fee for NetPresenz is now an amazing $75. It...
Posted by zeller, on May 16, 2000 at 11:07 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
If you go with the ethernet solution there is a... 266 Views / 11 Replies  
If you go with the ethernet solution there is a very simple (and elegant!) way to get the PC and Mac to talk to each other.

Give each computer a nice bogus IP number, like 192.168.1.1 and...
Posted by zeller, on May 16, 2000 at 12:02 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I had a Dayna scsi-&gt;ethernet converter which... 354 Views / 2 Replies  
I had a Dayna scsi-&gt;ethernet converter which worked fine on my Duo 2300 and Duo 210 under systems 7.5, 7.6, and 8.1. No stability problems. Networking worked great under normal (i.e. non-server)...
Posted by zeller, on May 15, 2000 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks to both Misha and Tooki. Turning... 200 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks to both Misha and Tooki.

Turning off key repeat didn't help at all, as Misha thought. If I can get my hands on an external keyboard, I will do a little test as well.

Thanks again,
...
Posted by zeller, on May 14, 2000 at 10:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Overly sensitive Pismo/Bronze keyboard? 200 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello,

This relates to my Powerbook Firewire "Pismo." Have any other Powerbook Firewire (or Bronze, which has the same keyboard, right?) owners experienced the following "problem" with their...
Posted by zeller, on May 12, 2000 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Herbert, You can use the "Configurations"... 358 Views / 6 Replies  
Herbert,

You can use the "Configurations" menu in the TCP/IP control panel (Apple-K once you are in the control panel, or under the File menu) to create multiple sets of TCP settings. Use the...
Posted by zeller, on May 3, 2000 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bit of a tangent here, but... 9.0.2 seems... 200 Views / 6 Replies  
Bit of a tangent here, but...

9.0.2 seems pretty stable. I tried 9.0.4 and had horrible results -- unstable, slow, audio problems. I downgraded to 9.0.2 and am again pleased. I hear that other...
Posted by zeller, on May 3, 2000 at 05:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I use "Endust for Electronics" anti-static... 256 Views / 8 Replies  
I use "Endust for Electronics" anti-static cleaning wipes. They were on sale last fall at CompUSA with one of those $5 minus $5 mail in rebate offers. I've been pleased, but I don't know if I would...
Posted by zeller, on Apr 30, 2000 at 05:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey Stephll, That's a good question, and I... 248 Views / 11 Replies  
Hey Stephll,

That's a good question, and I admit that I do not know the answer. It sounds like Micha bought the powerbook secondhand, as Misha pointed out, and I bet this complicates matters even...
Posted by zeller, on Apr 25, 2000 at 11:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Micha, I think the best thing to do here is... 248 Views / 11 Replies  
Micha,

I think the best thing to do here is bite the bullet and take the thing in to a service center, even if you have no warranty. It sounds to me like the motherboard is fried. Has anyone...
Posted by zeller, on Apr 25, 2000 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Pleasant Pismo Experience 193 Views / 1 Replies  
Pleasant Pismo Experience


Yesterday I flew from Milwaukee to Boston with my Pismo in my lap. After about 30 minutes of typing out some reports, I decided to close my eyes and listen to some...
Posted by zeller, on Apr 24, 2000 at 12:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, So the consensus is that the problem is... 498 Views / 8 Replies  
OK, So the consensus is that the problem is either with a bad telephone line or is Earthlink's end. The fact still remains that everything was huncky-dory before, using my old 8500 and Global...
Posted by zeller, on Apr 3, 2000 at 04:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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