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All creative replies, thank you. I can't... 1,862 Views / 11 Replies  
All creative replies, thank you.

I can't seem to download Lion from the Mac App Store. Option-clicking the Installed button (or the Lion logo above it) shows the price. Obviously, I don't want to...
Posted by scip, on Dec 31, 2011 at 09:57 AM, in Mac OS X
How to do clean install on MBA, mid-2011 w/o Internet connection? 1,862 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a work-issued 13" MacBook Air Mid-2011. Great machine.

I am doing some testing, which requires me to do frequent clean installs on the machine. The Internet Recovery feature works well, but...
Posted by scip, on Dec 29, 2011 at 08:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Rebuilding a Mac, according to Apple Standards...? 837 Views / 1 Replies  
I have to rebuild a Mac at work. I'm no stranger to rebuilding Macs, but there was a consultant in before me and he came in and said that the Macs were configured all "wrong" and he rebuilt a few of...
Posted by scip, on Nov 21, 2008 at 06:00 AM, in Mac OS X
SNMP on OS 10.3 312 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm trying to get SNMP to work on my Mac. I downloaded, compiled and installed SNMP, but couldn't find a way to get it to start on system startup.

I found a command online, and was able to get the...
Posted by scip, on Feb 22, 2006 at 03:45 PM, in Networking
Re: Re: eMac monitor loses focus 608 Views / 5 Replies  
It's a client's machine and I don't know if they'll know when they got it exactly. I can try to find out the Rev., but that would mean I'd have to go to the client site (I posted only after hearing...
Posted by scip, on Apr 30, 2004 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
eMac monitor loses focus 608 Views / 5 Replies  
I have an eMac that completely loses focus after about 30 minutes. If you restart the machine, the display comes back clearly, only to lose focus again.

This seems to be a hardware problem. Is...
Posted by scip, on Apr 29, 2004 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks. I'll try it. 736 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks. I'll try it.
Posted by scip, on Mar 12, 2004 at 11:31 AM, in Mac OS X
Drag & Drop broken, can't move icons! 736 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a Mac OS X 10.2.8 machine that is exhibiting a strange problem. It seems as though drag & drop is broken! If you try to drag an icon in the Finder, the icon highlights but does not move with...
Posted by scip, on Mar 12, 2004 at 10:04 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Mac OS X Server permissions problems 446 Views / 2 Replies  
That didn't seem to work. After the spinning beach ball (there I was, thinking it was working), an ls -l on one of the directory contents shows no change in the perms of the files that need to be...
Posted by scip, on Mar 11, 2004 at 12:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Mac OS X Server permissions problems 446 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm working on an OS X 10.2.8 server and am having a problem where some of the files created by the users (that all belong to the group "staff") are created with read only group and world privs.

I...
Posted by scip, on Mar 11, 2004 at 11:15 AM, in Mac OS X
I'm not keeping mail on the server, thus when you... 591 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm not keeping mail on the server, thus when you delete the account settings, Mail deletes the .mbox files on the local machine, which deletes all the user's mail.

My point is that this is not a...
Posted by scip, on Feb 25, 2004 at 11:14 AM, in Applications
Re: Re: Troubleshooting Apple Mail 591 Views / 4 Replies  
No, I'm not saying that at all. However, the program is very un-Maclike. To me, Entourage is a better-behaved/functioning program than Apple's Mail.

Apple's Mail keeps copies on the server by...
Posted by scip, on Feb 24, 2004 at 02:42 PM, in Applications
Troubleshooting Apple Mail 591 Views / 4 Replies  
The Apple Mail program is unlike most mail clients in that when you delete established account settings, it also deletes the mailboxes associated with the account, thereby deleting all the user's...
Posted by scip, on Feb 24, 2004 at 02:22 PM, in Applications
Used power supply for G4 410 Views / 7 Replies  
I have an original G4 that needs a power supply. I've found them new online, but they are like almost $200. I can't believe this machine won't take a standard power supply....

Anyone know of a...
Posted by scip, on Feb 16, 2004 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Power Supply for G4 452 Views / 3 Replies  
The computer powers up fine. It's the blower that's failing (in the power supply). The bearings sound like they are going. I'm being to be proactive for my client and gonig to replace it before it...
Posted by scip, on Feb 4, 2004 at 09:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Power Supply for G4 452 Views / 3 Replies  
I have to replace the power supply in an older G4...it looks like a standard power supply, but I can't tell. If I get a standard power supply with the right wattage, should it work?

(I should have...
Posted by scip, on Feb 2, 2004 at 08:41 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Mounting Servers in 10.3 Question 619 Views / 10 Replies  
Does anyone know why Apple has not included this feature in the GUI as easy as it was in OS 9 and prior? As I move my clients to OS X, I know this will be a major gripe for them.
Posted by scip, on Jan 18, 2004 at 11:24 PM, in Mac OS X
ssl for webmin 315 Views / 1 Replies  
I've got webmin up and running (yay for me!). One user recommended getting ssl working with webmin. This is a good point. I looked through the docs on the openssl.org site, and it is unclear to me if...
Posted by scip, on Jan 16, 2004 at 02:27 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: accessing webmin from another computer 1,479 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, apache, ssh, etc. is running and accessible. I just figured it out. Turns out it WAS a firewall issue...the built-in firewall in Jaguar!!! I forgot that Jag automatically turns on the...
Posted by scip, on Jan 16, 2004 at 10:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Re: Re: accessing webmin from another computer 1,479 Views / 6 Replies  
I work at an ISP...we do not have a firewall or proxy server.

Allow from all addresses was set by default.

If webmin wasn't running, then I wouldn't be able to access it at all, even from the...
Posted by scip, on Jan 15, 2004 at 01:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: accessing webmin from another computer 1,479 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, as the config script says, I was hoping it would be this simple. :(
Posted by scip, on Jan 15, 2004 at 12:34 PM, in Mac OS X
accessing webmin from another computer 1,479 Views / 6 Replies  
Ok, so I downloaded and installed webmin. I can get to it on the local machine by typing http://localhost:10000/ but when I try to access it from another machine, I cannot. The machine is up and...
Posted by scip, on Jan 15, 2004 at 12:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Ok, so I'm back to trying to move the data to... 758 Views / 16 Replies  
Ok, so I'm back to trying to move the data to another volume and symlink to it.

This is what I've done:

(as root)

cp -Rp data /path/to/new/location

rm -R data
Posted by scip, on Jan 15, 2004 at 10:34 AM, in Mac OS X
I had a feeling that it might lie in permissions.... 758 Views / 16 Replies  
I had a feeling that it might lie in permissions. I didn't know what needed root and what needed to be mysql

I had chowned the data dir back to mysql, but not recursively. I did it again adding...
Posted by scip, on Jan 14, 2004 at 06:12 PM, in Mac OS X
So now, mysql won't start at all. I decided... 758 Views / 16 Replies  
So now, mysql won't start at all.

I decided to get silly and moved the data directory from one volume to another, then created a symlink to it. That didn't work so I copied (via the command line)...
Posted by scip, on Jan 14, 2004 at 03:59 PM, in Mac OS X
my.cnf DOES NOT exist with this mysql... 758 Views / 16 Replies  
my.cnf DOES NOT exist with this mysql installation. Using the locate command returns NOTHING. It appears that the config it is using is a file called mysql.server within a directory under the mysql...
Posted by scip, on Jan 10, 2004 at 01:59 AM, in Mac OS X
Ok, so I've managed to find what I think is the... 758 Views / 16 Replies  
Ok, so I've managed to find what I think is the config file mysql uses. It's the /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server file.

In it, it shows the following:

# The following variables are...
Posted by scip, on Jan 9, 2004 at 03:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, I saw that my-huge.cnf file in the mysql... 758 Views / 16 Replies  
Yes, I saw that my-huge.cnf file in the mysql install. My question is what .cnf file does mysql use by default. It is obviously using some type of config file somewhere, right? There is no...
Posted by scip, on Jan 9, 2004 at 10:05 AM, in Mac OS X
Been there, done that, thank you. The docs on... 758 Views / 16 Replies  
Been there, done that, thank you. The docs on mysql.com are NOT easy to read/follow at all.

I've moved my msql installation to a different volume, and when I start it, it still loads the databases...
Posted by scip, on Jan 9, 2004 at 09:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Managing MySQL database 758 Views / 16 Replies  
This is excellent information, thank you.

I noticed that /etc/my.cnf does not exist by default. Does this mean that if I add one and then stop/start mysql it will look for it and process the...
Posted by scip, on Jan 8, 2004 at 03:55 PM, in Mac OS X
Managing MySQL database 758 Views / 16 Replies  
I'm using MySQL4X Manager to try to connect to my MySQL database. It works locally, but when I try to connect to the db on the same subnet, it doesn't find the server, even by IP.

Surely, this can...
Posted by scip, on Jan 8, 2004 at 01:05 PM, in Mac OS X
ssh question 335 Views / 4 Replies  
If I ssh from one OS X box to another, it automatically assumes that I want to login to the remote system as the same user I'm logged into on the local machine. Hence, it does not prompt me for a...
Posted by scip, on Dec 17, 2003 at 02:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Creating HTML email...how? 646 Views / 6 Replies  
What tools are available for the Mac that allow the creation of HTML email such that I can create email like the Apple eNews, etc.?

How do professionals do this?
Posted by scip, on Dec 11, 2003 at 01:51 PM, in Applications
How do I disable gimp in Panther? 493 Views / 7 Replies  
Apparently, the built-in gimp printing conflicts with Epson printer drivers for their large format printers. Epson is aware of the problem, but does not have a fix.

As gimp is a Unix thang, is...
Posted by scip, on Dec 11, 2003 at 09:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Have you taken a hard, analytical look at the... 498 Views / 1 Replies  
Have you taken a hard, analytical look at the network design? Are there excessive collisions? Are you using AppleTalk or AFP over TCP/IP to connect from the Macs?

There is a known issue with...
Posted by scip, on Dec 5, 2003 at 02:51 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Outlook 2001 Mac Printing Question 526 Views / 2 Replies  
One of my client's reports that Outlook 2001 (the Outlook used in concert with MS Exchange) does not show the email address when an email is printed.

Is there any fix for this?
Posted by scip, on Dec 5, 2003 at 12:27 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Re: OS X won't boot...line with circle around Apple logo 1,585 Views / 2 Replies  
The user of the machine moved some critical OS X files (mach, mach.sym, mach_kernel, etc) to another folder while in OS 9.

It's ok though, it was a nice billable support call. :)
Posted by scip, on Nov 21, 2003 at 02:03 PM, in Mac OS X
OS X won't boot...line with circle around Apple logo 1,585 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a G4 that has Jaguar installed. It won't boot. The Apple logo appears and then a circle with a line through it appears over the Apple logo.

This has happened twice and the first time I...
Posted by scip, on Nov 21, 2003 at 08:56 AM, in Mac OS X
Error when trying to install MySQL 311 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm trying to install MySQL 4.0.16 from the source on Jaguar. It reports "no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH"

I assume that OS X comes with a C compiler, but it has to be added to root's...
Posted by scip, on Nov 20, 2003 at 12:38 PM, in Mac OS X
Uploading files to OS X Apache not world readable 295 Views / 0 Replies  
If I create a text file with BBEdit on the local machine and save it in the same directory as my web files, it gives it world readable permissions, thus they will load when a browser requests the...
Posted by scip, on Nov 13, 2003 at 08:21 AM, in Mac OS X
VirtualHosts question for built-in Apache 281 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm setting up more than one virtual host on my OS X box.

I'm using the NameVirual Host set to the single IP that is statically assigned to the box.

I've created two VirtualHost directives, as...
Posted by scip, on Nov 12, 2003 at 01:57 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, other clients get a timeout. Yes, while... 571 Views / 12 Replies  
Yes, other clients get a timeout.

Yes, while testing locally, if I type localhost into the web browser address field, it loads as it should.

Further, if I turn on the built-in web server in OS...
Posted by scip, on Nov 11, 2003 at 03:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Nothing whether I use the IP or name of the... 571 Views / 12 Replies  
Nothing whether I use the IP or name of the machine. I haven't configured any virtual hosts. Built-in Apache works fine.

My understanding is that a default install *should* load over the network...
Posted by scip, on Nov 11, 2003 at 01:39 PM, in Mac OS X
Nahh, this isn't the issue. I can get it to... 571 Views / 12 Replies  
Nahh, this isn't the issue. I can get it to install and work locally just fine. It's when I attempt to access the box via http from any other machine on my network that it doesn't work. If I turn...
Posted by scip, on Nov 11, 2003 at 08:56 AM, in Mac OS X
That's what I have and I'm having problems... 571 Views / 12 Replies  
That's what I have and I'm having problems getting it to work.
Posted by scip, on Nov 10, 2003 at 08:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Didn't have to. I used the precompiled binary... 571 Views / 12 Replies  
Didn't have to. I used the precompiled binary package available for OS X from www.serverlogistics.com.
Posted by scip, on Nov 10, 2003 at 07:15 PM, in Mac OS X
Apache 2 doesn't web serve but built-in Apache does! 571 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm trying to get Apache 2 working on a Mac on my network. I installed it, and it'll load files locally just fine, but when I attempt to access the server on a machine on the same network by IP or...
Posted by scip, on Nov 10, 2003 at 02:57 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, I ended up having to change the permissions... 2,172 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, I ended up having to change the permissions on the conf directory as well in order to get it to allow me to save changes.

Now, I can load content from a different directory on the machine...
Posted by scip, on Nov 10, 2003 at 12:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes. Owner: Me Access: r/w Group:... 2,172 Views / 12 Replies  
Yes.

Owner: Me
Access: r/w

Group: admin
Access: r/w

Others: Read only
Posted by scip, on Nov 10, 2003 at 10:47 AM, in Mac OS X
I already tried that. No workie. :( 2,172 Views / 12 Replies  
I already tried that. No workie. :(
Posted by scip, on Nov 10, 2003 at 10:43 AM, in Mac OS X
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