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What about older macs? Surely we can just upgrade... 1,600 Views / 48 Replies  
What about older macs? Surely we can just upgrade the Airport Extreme Card to one that supports 802.11n ... the question is Apple doesn't seem to be selling these.

Is Apple going to make us...
Posted by Xtraz, on Jan 11, 2007 at 03:10 PM, in Networking
The DVI port / cabling may be part of the cause.... 7,369 Views / 116 Replies  
The DVI port / cabling may be part of the cause. I find that when my machine starts chirping, I can wiggle my DVI cable a little and find a position that minimizes the noise.

Can someone else try...
Posted by Xtraz, on Jun 23, 2005 at 12:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
Exactly the same as me, the Cmd-C is often the... 2,308 Views / 49 Replies  
Exactly the same as me, the Cmd-C is often the culprit. It also seems to affect applications that haven't been in the foreground for a while.

Since we seem to be suffering from the same symptoms,...
Posted by Xtraz, on May 26, 2005 at 06:05 PM, in Mac OS X
seems like you should just do a ping to... 559 Views / 11 Replies  
seems like you should just do a ping to www.google.com and see if it responds
Posted by Xtraz, on May 26, 2005 at 04:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Right its not a freeze, but it is annoying.... 2,308 Views / 49 Replies  
Right its not a freeze, but it is annoying. What's more, it wasn't there in Panthar, so it just feels like less of an "upgrade"
Posted by Xtraz, on May 26, 2005 at 04:27 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm just going to add myself to the people who... 2,308 Views / 49 Replies  
I'm just going to add myself to the people who have been experiencing spinning beach balls when switching apps.

Even the simpliest of apps like Stickies or TextEdit has that problem, and it...
Posted by Xtraz, on May 26, 2005 at 12:01 AM, in Mac OS X
Just to provide closure, I did an upgrade install... 554 Views / 12 Replies  
Just to provide closure, I did an upgrade install of Tiger and everything works again! Woohoo! (except VPN, but I'll live). Thanks for everyone who gave suggestions.
Posted by Xtraz, on May 13, 2005 at 02:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Terminal does work and I was able to install the... 554 Views / 12 Replies  
Terminal does work and I was able to install the 10.3.9 combo updater successfully. Thanks. (and thanks for the tip on single-user mode).

Unfortunately, it didn't work. What's also weird is that...
Posted by Xtraz, on May 11, 2005 at 01:30 PM, in Mac OS X
But wouldn't I have to reinstall all my perl... 554 Views / 12 Replies  
But wouldn't I have to reinstall all my perl modules, MySQL databases, avr compiler and such? Hmm... maybe I'll just use non-Apple apps as substitutes until I have time to reinstall.
Posted by Xtraz, on May 10, 2005 at 06:15 PM, in Mac OS X
You can pin the Dock to the right, and that would... 2,460 Views / 59 Replies  
You can pin the Dock to the right, and that would fix the trashcan positioning, but then all the other icons are no longer in the middle (which I prefer). I would like a solution where the trash is...
Posted by Xtraz, on May 10, 2005 at 05:13 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it and it... 554 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it and it didn't work. Then I rebooted into Safe Mode and that didn't make any difference either.

It seems to me it might have to come to a full reinstall, but I...
Posted by Xtraz, on May 10, 2005 at 04:54 PM, in Mac OS X
Unfortunately, Installer is also one of the apps... 554 Views / 12 Replies  
Unfortunately, Installer is also one of the apps that refuse to run, so I can't do any updates.

Funnily enough Software Update works.
Posted by Xtraz, on May 10, 2005 at 03:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Okay, so I ran Safari and looked at the system... 554 Views / 12 Replies  
Okay, so I ran Safari and looked at the system calls its making.

This mach_msg_trap thing seem to be called a lot. Does anyone know what it does?
Posted by Xtraz, on May 10, 2005 at 01:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Security Update 2005-005 Broke My Apps! 554 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm running 10.3.9 on iBook G4.

After installing Security Update 2005-005, ALL the Apple apps (except for XCode for some reason) don't run anymore. The icon bounces forever, I get the spinning...
Posted by Xtraz, on May 10, 2005 at 01:22 PM, in Mac OS X
I also have a Dual 2Ghz G5, but I'm not seeing... 3,135 Views / 71 Replies  
I also have a Dual 2Ghz G5, but I'm not seeing the speed increase that you mention. What specifically do you find faster?

Booting up is a little faster, but opening apps and general usage of the...
Posted by Xtraz, on May 8, 2005 at 09:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: Can someone explain this further? Does... 5,857 Views / 103 Replies  
Can someone explain this further?

Does Archive and Install transfer things like MySQL databases, software libraries in /usr, stuff that fink installed, etc? It has never been clear to me what gets...
Posted by Xtraz, on Apr 22, 2005 at 06:37 PM, in Mac OS X
I've never tried using ASR before, but maybe I'll... 423 Views / 7 Replies  
I've never tried using ASR before, but maybe I'll try that next time I need to clone a drive.

There tends to be more buzz around CCC so that's why I chose to use it. ASR looks like its just as...
Posted by Xtraz, on Feb 22, 2005 at 07:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Okay... so this plist file seems to specify... 459 Views / 9 Replies  
Okay... so this plist file seems to specify specific permissions and uid for the offending nodes. What is it there for? Do we edit it to fix the problem? Hmm...
Posted by Xtraz, on Feb 21, 2005 at 12:38 PM, in Mac OS X
That was spot on. Thanks! Its weird though... 423 Views / 7 Replies  
That was spot on. Thanks!

Its weird though that Monaco isn't turned off on my source drive but when I cloned it, the target drive's was off.
Posted by Xtraz, on Feb 21, 2005 at 12:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah I'm getting that message too and not too... 459 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah I'm getting that message too and not too worried about it since everything works. Its just annoying.
Posted by Xtraz, on Feb 20, 2005 at 03:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah I didn't want to clone again because its... 423 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah I didn't want to clone again because its 200GB of stuff, but I'll do that overnight if it comes down to it.

Thanks.
Posted by Xtraz, on Feb 19, 2005 at 01:55 PM, in Mac OS X
10.3.7 Terminal broke after CCC 423 Views / 7 Replies  
so I used CCC to clone my hard drive to a newer bigger faster one, and everything works except the terminal. When I launch the terminal, it gives me a tiny tiny square window. Basically its just the...
Posted by Xtraz, on Feb 19, 2005 at 12:38 PM, in Mac OS X
If you're in academia, go check out your local... 537 Views / 5 Replies  
If you're in academia, go check out your local computer store. At UCLA (and they have some sort of deal with Apple), the 1Ghz 12" iBook (early 2004 edition) is selling for $600.

!

No joke....
Posted by Xtraz, on Dec 24, 2004 at 05:59 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just to veer this back to the original topic... ... 1,874 Views / 28 Replies  
Just to veer this back to the original topic...

I'd say this proves Windows is more human of an OS. I mean, we do have millions of microbes and foreign entities in our bodies.
Posted by Xtraz, on Dec 7, 2004 at 05:01 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, since its just movies, if you can get at... 1,493 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, since its just movies, if you can get at the XCode files for a DVD player or media player, you can just invoke NSView's -(void) setFrameRotation:(float) angle method, which will rotate the...
Posted by Xtraz, on Oct 14, 2004 at 02:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Good point. But then wouldn't it simply be a hash... 402 Views / 2 Replies  
Good point. But then wouldn't it simply be a hash (or array) of references to the files, and then randomizing the order of the content? Surely an algorithm of that sort does not cause any long delay...
Posted by Xtraz, on Sep 29, 2004 at 02:36 PM, in Mac OS X
Interesting, I didn't know this. Does finding the... 1,946 Views / 84 Replies  
Interesting, I didn't know this. Does finding the swapfiles and deleting them manually work?
Posted by Xtraz, on Sep 29, 2004 at 01:31 PM, in Mac OS X
On the other hand, I wait a few days to make sure... 1,946 Views / 84 Replies  
On the other hand, I wait a few days to make sure the update isn't pulled or a major bug surfaces because of it. Unless that update contains an improvement that had been making my life miserable,...
Posted by Xtraz, on Sep 29, 2004 at 01:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Screensaver issue with large iPhoto library 402 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi, I want to use the random photo screensaver to show random photos of my entire iPhoto library. I have a fairly large photo library (10k), and whenever I set the option to use a random mode (as...
Posted by Xtraz, on Sep 29, 2004 at 05:24 AM, in Mac OS X
When I had two broken keys on my TiBook, the... 441 Views / 4 Replies  
When I had two broken keys on my TiBook, the Apple Store guy just gave me two new ones right there.

But you're in the UK? There aren't any Apple Stores there huh. That sucks.

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Posted by Xtraz, on Sep 20, 2004 at 01:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I guess there isn't a way then.... 315 Views / 1 Replies  
I guess there isn't a way then....
Posted by Xtraz, on Mar 23, 2004 at 12:53 PM, in Mac OS X
View Options dialog - Why default on all windows? 315 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi whenever I want to change the view options of a window in the finder, how come it defaults on making me change the options for ALL windows instead of the current window? I find that really...
Posted by Xtraz, on Mar 21, 2004 at 11:16 PM, in Mac OS X
System-wide Cursor control 275 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi I want to show and hide the cursor with a system-wide key. I've been able to use the funcions in CGDirectDisplay to show hide the cursor within my application, but when I switch applications it...
Posted by Xtraz, on Mar 21, 2004 at 03:38 PM, in Developer Center
Can't anyone offer me just a little advice or a... 484 Views / 2 Replies  
Can't anyone offer me just a little advice or a hint?
Posted by Xtraz, on Mar 9, 2004 at 11:48 PM, in Developer Center
Multiple keyDown: keyUp: s 484 Views / 2 Replies  
How are multiple keys interpreted in the responder chain? Say, if I press and hold the key 1 and then press key 2 before releasing key 1, presumably there'd be two keyDown's.

Also are keyDown...
Posted by Xtraz, on Mar 6, 2004 at 06:19 PM, in Developer Center
Works perfectly. Thanks guys. 7,478 Views / 5 Replies  
Works perfectly. Thanks guys.
Posted by Xtraz, on Mar 3, 2004 at 05:48 PM, in Developer Center
Thanks. It worked except for the case that the... 7,478 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks. It worked except for the case that the timer expired by itself before the button is pressed, in which case [timer invalidate] would cause an error because it had already released itself, so I...
Posted by Xtraz, on Mar 3, 2004 at 02:22 PM, in Developer Center
NSTimer - How to reset the timer? 7,478 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi I'd like my timer to be reset (to its maximum value) whenever a button is pressed. For example on first press the timer is at 5 seconds,


But, say 3 seconds later, (2 seconds til time is up)...
Posted by Xtraz, on Mar 3, 2004 at 03:15 AM, in Developer Center
Haha I love that song (good job noticing the... 16,014 Views / 64 Replies  
Haha I love that song (good job noticing the mistake too!). Thanks (I don't really know how to extract it from the flash file)

Do you happen to have the one on capitalization also?
Posted by Xtraz, on Feb 21, 2004 at 04:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Value is subjective. Most crave power, some crave... 1,272 Views / 14 Replies  
Value is subjective. Most crave power, some crave design.
Posted by Xtraz, on Dec 3, 2003 at 01:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
oh and funny how you were looking at the... 1,853 Views / 23 Replies  
oh and funny how you were looking at the endoftheworld.swf
I just watched it this morning.
Posted by Xtraz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Surely you could've taken more time and actually... 1,853 Views / 23 Replies  
Surely you could've taken more time and actually left-align the 1.8 Ghz and the 14 GB texts.
Posted by Xtraz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 05:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Granted its the original battery in my Ti/500...... 38,439 Views / 290 Replies  
Granted its the original battery in my Ti/500... my Al 1.25 gets 3400 in Capacity. A little disappointing.
Posted by Xtraz, on Nov 7, 2003 at 03:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sure. | | | | "IOBatteryInfo" =... 38,439 Views / 290 Replies  
Sure.

| | | | "IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=1239,"Amperage"=1200,"Curren$
Posted by Xtraz, on Nov 7, 2003 at 03:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Then head over to your local IKEA... observant... 1,072,018 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Then head over to your local IKEA... observant observers will also notice the LACK coffee tables and LACK shelf.

Oh god what's happening to me...
Posted by Xtraz, on Oct 21, 2003 at 12:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Here's mine. With a Ti/500 and Al/1.25 Though... 1,072,018 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Here's mine. With a Ti/500 and Al/1.25
Though its nice having them side by side, I kinda want to replace the AlBook with a G5 tower, because of storage issues.
...
Posted by Xtraz, on Oct 21, 2003 at 05:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I have a slight latch problem... I just have to... 1,663 Views / 34 Replies  
I have a slight latch problem... I just have to close it not-so-softly. And the trackpad button seems a little stiff.

But otherwise everything is perfect (especially the screen)
Posted by Xtraz, on Oct 12, 2003 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Couldn't get yourself to buy it, spitty? I... 1,819 Views / 29 Replies  
Couldn't get yourself to buy it, spitty?

I think there were a bunch of 30GB ipods the last time I checked.
Posted by Xtraz, on Oct 11, 2003 at 05:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The student discount only allows for one laptop... 1,819 Views / 29 Replies  
The student discount only allows for one laptop and one desktop per academic year, unfortunately.
Posted by Xtraz, on Oct 10, 2003 at 12:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah the UCLA Store on Westwood (on campus) has a... 1,819 Views / 29 Replies  
Yeah the UCLA Store on Westwood (on campus) has a price tag thing that had $2299 crossed out and it says Special Offer: $1999

They don't list this price on the web, and they do this occasionally...
Posted by Xtraz, on Oct 9, 2003 at 08:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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