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Topcat here again. I've checked the replacement... 610 Views / 22 Replies  
Topcat here again. I've checked the replacement drive in the Pismo - it's a 60 GB Hitachi Travelstar, 7200 RPM. It replaced the original Apple-issued 4200 RPM drive. (The 120 GB Seagate I bought...
Posted by topcat, on May 15, 2007 at 08:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hi. I installed a 120 GB 7200 RPM drive in my... 610 Views / 22 Replies  
Hi. I installed a 120 GB 7200 RPM drive in my Pismo. I think it was a Seagate drive, but its been a while and I don't have the machine handy now, so I can't check. I did the upgrade mainly because...
Posted by topcat, on May 15, 2007 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Oops! Kick52 caught my error. Only one process... 864 Views / 8 Replies  
Oops! Kick52 caught my error. Only one process (kernel_task) has VM > 1 GB. Others are in the 100-200 MB range. Still big.

Checked the swap file size and it was not that big, only about 65 MB....
Posted by topcat, on May 1, 2007 at 10:24 PM, in Mac OS X
virtual memory - too much on startup? 864 Views / 8 Replies  
Noticed I had less free disk space than I thought I should and on checking with Activity Monitor, saw that virual memory was taking up quite hunk, about 10 GB. Was not too suprised since it had been...
Posted by topcat, on May 1, 2007 at 04:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks 287 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks everyone. Looks like either of those solutions will make the job easy.

http://forums.macnn.com/images/smilies/oldschool/smile.gif

Topcat
Posted by topcat, on Dec 8, 2006 at 02:07 PM, in Mac OS X
transfer user folders and apps to new drive 287 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm upgrading my powerbook G4 hard drive from the current 80 GB drive to the Seagate 160 GB drive. Also buying an external firewire drive enclosure. What's the best way to transfer my user folders...
Posted by topcat, on Dec 8, 2006 at 10:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Mac won't automatically rejoin network 299 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a G4 Powerbook running 10.4.6. My home network has a Netgear wireless router. I recently switched from WEP encryption to WPA and now my Mac no longer automatically rejoins my home network...
Posted by topcat, on May 4, 2006 at 09:11 PM, in Networking
Ummm - never mind. The problem was resolved by... 389 Views / 2 Replies  
Ummm - never mind. The problem was resolved by resetting the router (using the reset button, not just a power off). WPA now enabled!
Posted by topcat, on Apr 21, 2006 at 11:30 PM, in Networking
WPA problem 389 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a powerbook G4 running 10.4.5 and a netgear WGT624 (v2) wireless router. For almost a year I've used this setup just fine with WEP encryption, but decided to upgrade to WPA encryption (much...
Posted by topcat, on Apr 21, 2006 at 10:28 PM, in Networking
How to link to a page within a PDF? 451 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm trying build a website having a link to a specific page of a pdf file. According to Adobe and other sources, the link should have the form "http://www.server.com/filename.pdf#page=6" to go to...
Posted by topcat, on Feb 28, 2006 at 04:49 PM, in Developer Center
Safari won't go to pdf page hyperlinks 422 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm trying build a website having a link to a specific page of a pdf file. According to Adobe and other sources, the link should have the form "http://www.server.com/filename.pdf#page=6" to go to...
Posted by topcat, on Feb 27, 2006 at 11:02 PM, in Applications
Missing Messages 238 Views / 0 Replies  
I have an imap email account that I usually access with OS X's Mail app. When it gets full, I move old messages from the Inobx to an archive folder in Mail. When I check mail again, the messages...
Posted by topcat, on Nov 30, 2005 at 11:35 PM, in Applications
OK, I'll try to be more specific. These aren't... 900 Views / 16 Replies  
OK, I'll try to be more specific. These aren't end of the world problems. I'm just looking for ways to work more efficiently.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, when starting out I had trouble...
Posted by topcat, on Aug 24, 2005 at 03:51 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the suggestions everybody. I am... 900 Views / 16 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestions everybody.

I am looking at the text editor options: SubEthaEdit, TextWrangler and NEdit. It may take me a little while to figure out which I prefer. I should have...
Posted by topcat, on Aug 23, 2005 at 09:29 PM, in Mac OS X
recommendations needed - UNIX GUI 900 Views / 16 Replies  
I find myself doing more and more in my Mac's UNIX environment - compiling and using some third party applications, writing some PERL scripts, that sort of thing. It's mostly fairly small scientific...
Posted by topcat, on Aug 22, 2005 at 10:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Airport Express or non-Apple base station? 368 Views / 3 Replies  
I need to replace my old graphite airport base station. Do any non-Apple base stations have advantages over Apple's Airport Express at similar prices?
Posted by topcat, on Jun 29, 2005 at 12:13 PM, in Networking
I second the notion of just going to a coffee... 285 Views / 2 Replies  
I second the notion of just going to a coffee shop with wireless (preferably free) and seeing if you can connect. Driving around and hoping to connect is just not an efficient way to find networks....
Posted by topcat, on Jun 29, 2005 at 12:04 PM, in Networking
Tooki, Thanks for the suggestion. I popped the... 408 Views / 3 Replies  
Tooki, Thanks for the suggestion. I popped the keyboard. Everything looked OK but I unplugged and reinstalled both the airport card and the antenna connector. Didn't help.

But here's some new...
Posted by topcat, on Jun 14, 2005 at 01:16 AM, in Networking
Where's my Wi-Fi? 408 Views / 3 Replies  
Actually, it's still there but suddenly I can't connect! All suggestions appreciated. Here are the details:

I have an airport-equipped G3 laptop (Pismo) and original airport base station at...
Posted by topcat, on Jun 13, 2005 at 03:16 PM, in Networking
After persisting for 2 days, the problem went... 363 Views / 2 Replies  
After persisting for 2 days, the problem went away on its own. Go figure!
Posted by topcat, on Nov 20, 2004 at 03:16 PM, in Applications
Safari's busted - How to fix? 363 Views / 2 Replies  
I recently updated to System 10.3.6 and Safari 1.2.4 (v125.11) using Software Update. The update seemed to go smoothly, but now I have a problem accessing a web site that's important for my work. ...
Posted by topcat, on Nov 19, 2004 at 03:18 PM, in Applications
Support MacNN - How? 475 Views / 6 Replies  
How does buying at an affiliate store (Apple Store, Amazon, etc, support MacNN? Do we have to use the links in the "Support MacNN" thread for MacNN to get credit?
Posted by topcat, on Oct 20, 2004 at 10:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, that worked! :) I had no idea that... 586 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey, that worked! :)
I had no idea that setting was there. Must be meant for use with slow connections.
Thanks!
Posted by topcat, on Aug 13, 2004 at 10:36 AM, in Applications
safari doesn't display images 586 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm trying to use Safari on a Beige desktop G3 with system 10.2.8. The problem is that Safari will not display images. For example, going to www.apple.com, it just displays boxes with the text name...
Posted by topcat, on Aug 12, 2004 at 12:04 PM, in Applications
cross compile question 290 Views / 1 Replies  
I want to install the latest version of streamripper on an older MacG3 running 10.2.8. It does not have any Developer Tools installed.

Previously I successsfully installed an early version of...
Posted by topcat, on Jun 8, 2004 at 11:03 AM, in Mac OS X
I'll try streamripper. I don't have much... 348 Views / 3 Replies  
I'll try streamripper. I don't have much experience compiling, etc., but am willing to give it a go. I thought about trying the upgrade to Panther via XPostFacto, but since that is non-standard,...
Posted by topcat, on May 12, 2004 at 10:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Record streaming audio? 348 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a old G3 that I'd like to set up to record streaming audio at programmed times. It's in a shared workplace environment and other people log in from time to time to do non-CPU intensive tasks,...
Posted by topcat, on May 11, 2004 at 10:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the info, CatOne. 211 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks for the info, CatOne.
Posted by topcat, on May 11, 2004 at 07:55 PM, in Mac OS X
x flag on ordinary documents? 211 Views / 2 Replies  
When listiing files using "ls -al" in terminal, I noticed that some ordinary documents had their x flag set while other did not, even though created by the same program e.g., Word. For example one...
Posted by topcat, on May 11, 2004 at 11:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Hope repairing permissions as suggested above... 898 Views / 20 Replies  
Hope repairing permissions as suggested above solved your problem.

You may to be able to access your files by clicking on the "Desktop" icon (folder really) in your home directory.
Posted by topcat, on Dec 21, 2003 at 11:01 PM, in Mac OS X
pat++, That worked nicely! Someday I'll... 504 Views / 3 Replies  
pat++,

That worked nicely! Someday I'll make time to study UNIX.

:)
Posted by topcat, on Dec 14, 2003 at 11:00 PM, in Mac OS X
can't change ownership of enclosed items 504 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a folder with a lot of subfolders (and sub-subfolders, etc.) and want to change the ownership of the top level folder and all of the enclosed items. Seems like it should be easy using the...
Posted by topcat, on Dec 12, 2003 at 04:19 PM, in Mac OS X
Searchin' Safari 202 Views / 1 Replies  
Is this a MacNN problem or a Safari problem?

The problem, as I see it:

Do a search on the MacNN forums,
Get a list of results,
Click on one and read it,
Click on the Safari's back arrow to...
Posted by topcat, on Nov 25, 2003 at 05:11 PM, in Feedback
Firewire drive -> SCSI port? 258 Views / 1 Replies  
Is there any way to connect a Firewire drive to a computer's (Powerbook Lombard) SCSI port? There seem to be adapters that do the reverse, but I can't find any info on making this type of...
Posted by topcat, on Nov 15, 2003 at 08:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
More details, please! 324 Views / 1 Replies  
How is the network set up? Open or closed, password or no, etc. Use Airport Admin Utility to check it out. What about the Panther iBook? What are its network settings?
Posted by topcat, on Nov 10, 2003 at 11:33 PM, in Networking
How to do AFP from XP 564 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a older G3 running 10.2.6 as a server. From within the university network, a PC with XP Pro can log into the server and access files. But access is denied from outside the university...
Posted by topcat, on Nov 7, 2003 at 11:05 AM, in Networking
"find" and "ls" disagree - why? 241 Views / 0 Replies  
I ran into a problem using rsyncX - it went into an apparently infinite loop, generating error messages saying that a certain file could not be found:

".../Drafts.mbox/Incoming_Mail: No such file...
Posted by topcat, on Nov 6, 2003 at 05:00 PM, in Mac OS X
"Recovered " directory - what is it? 231 Views / 1 Replies  
I was noticed an old Keychain file was missing and finally found it in a directory named Recovered at the root level. At first I could not open it, but after fixing its permissions it opened just...
Posted by topcat, on Oct 22, 2003 at 10:58 AM, in Mac OS X
TextEdit weirdness 353 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm trying to get familar with the UNIX rsync command, so I decided to save its man page as a file, then print it using TextEdit.

At the command line in Terminal I issued:
man rsync >...
Posted by topcat, on Sep 16, 2003 at 11:00 PM, in Mac OS X
can I use an old-style power adapter? 411 Views / 3 Replies  
My Pismo Powerbook came with one of those round power adapters. It looks cool but the original one died and now my second one is dying. Looks like the low-voltage cord is frayed where it joins the...
Posted by topcat, on Aug 1, 2003 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
It was an ordinary visible file when I tried it. ... 593 Views / 6 Replies  
It was an ordinary visible file when I tried it.

But an invisible file (dot file) can be deleted in Terminal with the rm command:

rm ~/Desktop/filename

That should delete the file named...
Posted by topcat, on Jul 15, 2003 at 04:36 PM, in Mac OS X
bad block(s) - how to recover? 440 Views / 2 Replies  
It seems my disk has one or more bad blocks. They seem to be in area where Mail has stored its Inbox (~/Library/Mail/account_name/INBOX.mbox). This has over 1000 messages and is over 80 MB in size....
Posted by topcat, on Jun 26, 2003 at 11:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Cables can go bad. Happens more often than you... 384 Views / 4 Replies  
Cables can go bad. Happens more often than you might think. Borrow one or, if necessary, buy one. Cheap compared to the alternatives!
:)
Posted by topcat, on Jun 10, 2003 at 11:10 PM, in Networking
Had that problem with 10.2.3 1,197 Views / 25 Replies  
I had the same problem on my Pismo with 10.2.3 and every OS version since then. Not all the time, but enough to be annoying. Reordering the DNA servers in Network Prefs often fixes it. Also...
Posted by topcat, on May 21, 2003 at 01:01 PM, in Mac OS X
appletalk not enabled 2,449 Views / 5 Replies  
Some things to try: Is the appletalk network actually working? Print Center can give that message if the network in down, even if the box is checked in System Prefs. Are you connected to the...
Posted by topcat, on May 20, 2003 at 06:49 PM, in Mac OS X
Can't stay connected to Windows XP Pro 282 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm to file share between my Mac (Pismo with 10.2.6) and a PC with Windows XP Pro over a university network. Opening connect to server, I don't see the PC. Lots of Macs are visible and some PC's...
Posted by topcat, on May 16, 2003 at 03:06 PM, in Networking
The 7 GB partition is the first partition, but i... 613 Views / 5 Replies  
The 7 GB partition is the first partition, but i still get the error message.
Posted by topcat, on May 2, 2003 at 08:54 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
OS 9.1 - maximum volume size? 613 Views / 5 Replies  
I replaced the internal hard disk in my Beige G3 Mac with a 40 GB SCSI model. Divided this into two HFS+ partitions (7 GB + 33 GB) using La Cie's Silverling drive utility. Installed System 8.6 on...
Posted by topcat, on May 1, 2003 at 10:45 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Re: X11 problems 367 Views / 3 Replies  
I believe you have to set the display as follows:

setenv DISPLAY ipaddress:0

The ":0" is important. The number following the colon defines which display on the target machine the X window will...
Posted by topcat, on Apr 29, 2003 at 10:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Upgrade Beige G3 to 10.2 - Worth it? 596 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm thinking of upgrading an old Beige G3 (233 MHz desktop model) to Jaguar. I'm wondering if the performance will be reasonable, or will it be too sluggish?
Posted by topcat, on Apr 24, 2003 at 10:35 AM, in Mac OS X
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