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just in case somebody is interested in the... 1,145 Views / 2 Replies  
just in case somebody is interested in the solution:
The fact that Spotlight isn't presenting any findings as well gave me an idea.
In the Terminal I did a quick mdutil -s /Volumes/* and found the...
Posted by TonTaub, on Oct 31, 2010 at 06:21 PM, in Applications
~/LibraryMail moved into sparsebundle - Mail.app can't search full text anymore 1,145 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello,
For several reasons (encryption - also on my backups, less physical files - therefore much faster backup etc.)
I moved the ~/Library/Mail directory into a sparsebundle und set a symbolic...
Posted by TonTaub, on Oct 31, 2010 at 07:29 AM, in Applications
ical calender corrupted? 461 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello,

I just stumbled upon a rather bizarre problem while managing same entries of two calendars I have in ical.

I had a repeating entry where I changed some individual appointments later...
Posted by TonTaub, on Oct 25, 2010 at 09:23 AM, in Applications
similar thing here: about two years ago - Power... 1,414 Views / 19 Replies  
similar thing here: about two years ago - Power Book G4 1.5 with memory slot failure.
The returned PoBo didn't quite work (graphics controller problems).
With the third attempt I got a MBP 2GHz in...
Posted by TonTaub, on Nov 30, 2009 at 09:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's good to know! Meanwhile I noticed that... 588 Views / 4 Replies  
That's good to know!
Meanwhile I noticed that software like Photoshop reclaims activation (which is a bit uncomfortable
since I'd have to do that again in a couple of days when the 17"'s back from...
Posted by TonTaub, on Nov 29, 2009 at 06:49 AM, in Applications
brilliant - thanks! So I'll have to do that again... 588 Views / 4 Replies  
brilliant - thanks! So I'll have to do that again when I get my 17" back. But was easy to do.
Posted by TonTaub, on Nov 29, 2009 at 06:45 AM, in Applications
changed hw, same system disk, no backups listed in time machine 588 Views / 4 Replies  
Hello - to put a lengthy story short:
Currently I'm running off an external 10.5.8 system disk (fw800) and instead of my regular 17" MBP (which is due to repair since it's a victim of this nvidia...
Posted by TonTaub, on Nov 27, 2009 at 09:29 PM, in Applications
Lost File On Backup Disk But Not In Time Machine Index 335 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello - the other day I experienced something strange:
I was searching for a video file which I obviously misplaced and/or accidentally deleted.
It was hard to find because I also forgot that it...
Posted by TonTaub, on Jun 13, 2009 at 09:14 AM, in Mac OS X
So, what I would get for that money?:rolleyes: 26,392 Views / 23 Replies  
So, what I would get for that money?:rolleyes:
Posted by TonTaub, on May 5, 2008 at 03:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
Average Load 50% Causes Noise 26,392 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi again Andrew,



What I forgot the mention:
While I fully agree to remove any software or task/process that eats up CPU-time for nothing I can benefit from (at least because it saves some...
Posted by TonTaub, on May 4, 2008 at 05:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Replacing the Fan? 26,392 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi all,
I still have this Mac mini G4 and it still is noisy.
Resetting the PMU helped only a very little.
As soon there's some CPU load on this little fellow it gets excited and loud.
E.g. I'm...
Posted by TonTaub, on May 4, 2008 at 05:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Silencing Noisy Mac mini G4? 26,392 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi again, All ...
Well ... Right now I'm sitting next to my Mac mini G4 1.5GHz with its fan at full speed ... :-(
Activity Monitor shows the CPU at about 55% for two minutes now (I'm running rsync...
Posted by TonTaub, on Nov 25, 2007 at 08:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree! I installed drivers using this very... 368 Views / 5 Replies  
I agree! I installed drivers using this very package back then when getting my MBP.

I'm not sure if I'm mixing up things meahwhile, I'll check again several settings.

Thanks a lot! Michael.
Posted by TonTaub, on Aug 22, 2007 at 07:33 AM, in Mac OS X
errm ... I wasn't aware of that. :eek: I... 368 Views / 5 Replies  
errm ... I wasn't aware of that. :eek:


I agree and this is of course what I checked first ...

I'll dig into this again,
Thanks for pointing this out!
Michael.
Posted by TonTaub, on Aug 21, 2007 at 06:07 AM, in Mac OS X
All AIF Audio Recordings in 16bits instead of 24bit 368 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi All!
Every audio recording I do gives 16bit AIFF files instead of 24bit.
Which is quite some loss of headroom.
First I blamed Ableton Live and/or the MOTU Traveler, but none of them is...
Posted by TonTaub, on Aug 20, 2007 at 08:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Brand/Model of Hard Disks in current MBPs? 262 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi, in order to compare manufacturer's performance values I'd like to know what brand and model the 160/250GB hard disks in the current MBP line are.
I searched the net and this forum, but no clue...
Posted by TonTaub, on Jul 10, 2007 at 03:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No Virex 26,392 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi Andrew, thanks for responding!
Unfortunately I don't have Virex running on this particular Mac mini.
This little thing just gets too "excited" when the cpu load increases.
Resetting the pmu...
Posted by TonTaub, on Jul 10, 2007 at 03:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hello! Eventually I did reset the PMU... 26,392 Views / 23 Replies  
Hello!



Eventually I did reset the PMU according to the KB article.
I've to say that it changed nothing.
What's disturbing about it is, that the description in the article says, performing a...
Posted by TonTaub, on Jul 1, 2007 at 08:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did the Reset - no Effect. 26,392 Views / 23 Replies  
....
Posted by TonTaub, on Jul 1, 2007 at 07:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
2nd hand, recently acquired 26,392 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi, thanks for responding!

The unit is clean and in mint condition.
It sits in an office environment and has been bought second hand recently.

There are no visible obstacles in or at the...
Posted by TonTaub, on Jun 11, 2007 at 06:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
loud mini G4 1.5 26,392 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi All,
couple of weeks ago I acquired a 2nd hand Mac mini G4 1.5. It's in mint condition, but the fan gets really loud quite soon (e.g. Firefox w/ Flash-movie) although cpu load is under 50%...
Posted by TonTaub, on Jun 9, 2007 at 03:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
ok, this slips OT, but ... ... are... 1,618 Views / 21 Replies  
ok, this slips OT, but ...



... are there any Mac labels? :cool:



Michael.
Posted by TonTaub, on Jun 6, 2005 at 08:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Like I do with (almost) any sticker on any... 1,618 Views / 21 Replies  
Like I do with (almost) any sticker on any computer ...

:hmm: Michael.
Posted by TonTaub, on Jun 6, 2005 at 05:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm pretty sure that this kind of a problem which... 620 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm pretty sure that this kind of a problem which eventually will become worse.
I just want to know if this is something somebody else experienced.
Until yesterday the noise stopped when the PoBo...
Posted by TonTaub, on Feb 11, 2005 at 08:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd like to second that. In the office I'm... 5,088 Views / 98 Replies  
I'd like to second that.
In the office I'm using KDE/Konqueror on my Linux box and I really like the transperant file access I have accross all our systems.

It simple doesn't matter in what way...
Posted by TonTaub, on Feb 9, 2005 at 12:15 PM, in Mac OS X
When using Finder and pointing at an multimedia... 1,602 Views / 23 Replies  
When using Finder and pointing at an multimedia file like a MP3 my PoBo generates a very tiny but noticeable fizzeling noise. A bit like as if an inductor or a coil vibrates at very high frequencies....
Posted by TonTaub, on Feb 9, 2005 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi Chris, Indeed! Over the years I've... 620 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi Chris,



Indeed! Over the years I've heard a lot of noises from various disks which eventually led to a fatal failure.
But this one is odd.
Meanwhile to me it sounds like a failing bearing...
Posted by TonTaub, on Feb 9, 2005 at 06:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Strange Harddisk Noise (15", 1.5GHz) 620 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi All,

since a couple of days I notice a strange noise when tilting my PowerBook.
I'm pretty sure it comes from the HDD since it changes pitch when the disk spins up or down (e.g. from or to...
Posted by TonTaub, on Feb 8, 2005 at 10:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This is what CCC does, it calls ditto, bless etc.... 737 Views / 14 Replies  
This is what CCC does, it calls ditto, bless etc.



Well, I saw that that is possible when installing from DVD.
What happens to the system settings like network profiles, screen calibration,...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 7, 2004 at 07:56 PM, in Mac OS X
Current state is that I suspect the source... 737 Views / 14 Replies  
Current state is that I suspect the source partition (i.e. the one on the internal PowerBook drive) being messed up.

Re-blessing the clone, even with a freshly installed 10.3.4 on another...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 7, 2004 at 08:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Ok, thanks for pointing me there - fsck_hfs does... 737 Views / 14 Replies  
Ok, thanks for pointing me there - fsck_hfs does the job and reports no errors.



Am I correct if I say that Disk Utility is just launching fsck* in the background?

:-) Michael.
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 6, 2004 at 04:39 PM, in Mac OS X
Good point! But since this is supposed to be an... 737 Views / 14 Replies  
Good point! But since this is supposed to be an excact copy of the active system drive it shouldn't make any difference in this particular case.
But this took me to another thought:
What if the...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 6, 2004 at 04:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Good point! But since this is supposed to be an... 737 Views / 14 Replies  
Good point! But since this is supposed to be an excact copy of the active system drive it shouldn't make any difference in this particular case.
But this brought to another thought:
What if the...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 6, 2004 at 04:29 PM, in Mac OS X
I tried this - no change. Still hangs after the... 737 Views / 14 Replies  
I tried this - no change. Still hangs after the "BSD Root: ... "-line.

I got some other thoughts, PLS read below.

Thanks, Michael.
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 6, 2004 at 04:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Making a Cloned Disk Bootable? (troubleshooting aid needed) 737 Views / 14 Replies  
Hi,

I'm pretty sure I checked "Make Bootable" - I tried the clone several times.



No, just verify in Disk Utility if this is something different.

If this wasn't what you mean, what tool...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 6, 2004 at 04:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Making a Cloned Disk Bootable? (troubleshooting aid needed) 737 Views / 14 Replies  
Dear All,

since a while I'm struggling with a cloned system disk of my PoBo.
It doesn't boot.
I did virtually anything besides reinstalling MacOS (this is what I want to avoid at all cost).

I...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 6, 2004 at 01:39 PM, in Mac OS X
We ordered three 15" 1.5GHz in May and one of... 1,697 Views / 51 Replies  
We ordered three 15" 1.5GHz in May and one of them has a stuck pixel about 1/2" above the bottom edge of the screen.

You don't see it on white, but on grey and blue (it's redish).

Massaging...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 6, 2004 at 01:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi, thanks for replying! How do you... 646 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi, thanks for replying!



How do you use this "Restore" feature? Just entering Source and Destination partition?
I tried this too but then I couldn't even boot in verbose or single user mode....
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 6, 2004 at 10:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
despairing 646 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm getting confused:

I "sacrificed" an external data disk (FW400) and repartitioned it (two small and one big partition).
I installed 10.3.4 on it from scratch - this does boot!
I cloned it...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 6, 2004 at 07:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No Clue! 646 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi All again,

I'm runnig out of ideas!

I repaired permissions, set ignore permission on the target, erased the target partition with disk utility, deleted psync, reinstalled CCC ... no clue.
...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 3, 2004 at 02:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This is were I got the updated version of psync... 646 Views / 12 Replies  
This is were I got the updated version of psync from.
The original version just doesn't even run.

I did try the backup without psync.

I'll try again. I'll reinstall CCC with the original...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 2, 2004 at 08:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Clone won't boot possible help 646 Views / 12 Replies  
Do you mean the destination drive?
In one of my recent attempts I cleared the backup disk with Disk Utility before running the backup.

I know I got it working earlier I'll try once again ...

...
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 2, 2004 at 08:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: Clone of Disk doesn't Boot 646 Views / 12 Replies  
Are there possibly any issues with psync?
That's the only thing I've changed.
If that can be a reason I can't tell - I didn't check the bootability often enough.

Thanks, Michael.
Posted by TonTaub, on Sep 1, 2004 at 07:52 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That looks pretty good! I tried this on our old... 511 Views / 8 Replies  
That looks pretty good! I tried this on our old and trusty 10.2.8 system here.

Thanks a lot!! :-) Michael.
Posted by TonTaub, on Aug 31, 2004 at 07:20 AM, in Mac OS X
*LOL* the "Mouse Problem" was because of a broken... 511 Views / 8 Replies  
*LOL* the "Mouse Problem" was because of a broken disk clone - the mouse is perfectly ok. That just brought up this rather general question.

On my PowerBook I'm pretty fast when it comes to go...
Posted by TonTaub, on Aug 31, 2004 at 07:18 AM, in Mac OS X
hat Ok, that helps in the case of rebooting.... 511 Views / 8 Replies  
hat

Ok, that helps in the case of rebooting.
But how's that within an app like Photoshop?

I just tried elsewhere where this typical "do you want to replace"-dialog comes in case of saving a...
Posted by TonTaub, on Aug 31, 2004 at 05:24 AM, in Mac OS X
Operating a Mac Without a Mouse 511 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi All,

I just booted from a testing partition (10.3.4) and somehow it happend that the mouse didn't work.

So I wanted to leave it and hit the power button to get the reboot menu.

Then I...
Posted by TonTaub, on Aug 31, 2004 at 03:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Clone of Disk doesn't Boot 646 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi,



Yes I did.
What I don't get is that it worked before. I was testing MacOS Updates this way (cloning and testing the update with the clone booted).

I suspected the 80GB disk (the same...
Posted by TonTaub, on Aug 31, 2004 at 03:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Clone of Disk doesn't Boot 646 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi,

I'm a bit confused by the circumstance that "all of a sudden" my PowerBook can't be booted from the backups on an external FW disk.

I'm running 10.3.4 and did the clone with Carbon Copy...
Posted by TonTaub, on Aug 30, 2004 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Fixed! 394 Views / 1 Replies  
ok, I fixed that:

from http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/helpviewer.html :

Corrupted Help Viewer cache folder

If trashing the preferences files for Help Viewer does not resolve the problem, trash...
Posted by TonTaub, on Jul 18, 2004 at 07:38 AM, in Mac OS X
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