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Yeah, that's the frustrating part. Apple makes... 4,107 Views / 25 Replies  
Yeah, that's the frustrating part. Apple makes great strides with products like the TC, but then totally drops the ball in the last few yards by making IMO bonehead omissions like this. Same thing...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 7, 2009 at 10:10 PM, in Networking
That may be true, but I have never found setting... 4,107 Views / 25 Replies  
That may be true, but I have never found setting up any wireless router I've owned before a hassle either. Sure it may not look as pretty, but the process was usually nothing more than typing in an...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 7, 2009 at 07:24 PM, in Networking
Could somebody explain how this is supposed to be... 4,107 Views / 25 Replies  
Could somebody explain how this is supposed to be a feature? Less functionality and more hassle to manage the router (requiring a mac) vs. just visiting the router's IP address in any browser, on...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 7, 2009 at 04:18 PM, in Networking
Time Machine no SPI firewall? What's the deal? 4,107 Views / 25 Replies  
I'm planning to get a new mac soon as my old PBG4 is getting to be too slow for what I need. Anyways I was thinking maybe at the same time I would pick up a Time Capsule. I recently started playing...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 7, 2009 at 02:07 AM, in Networking
Spotlight doesn't find it but I know it's there... 3,559 Views / 3 Replies  
I have had a couple of issues with 10.5 spotlight recently.

A little while ago, sometimes I would search for something that I knew was there, like say the Disk Utility application. And Spotlight...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Mar 6, 2009 at 03:24 PM, in Mac OS X
Save view settings in spotlight results window? 390 Views / 1 Replies  
Is there a way to save the view preferences in a spotlight result window (the window you get by selecting "Show All" from the spotlight results)? For example I like to make it larger than it comes...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Feb 5, 2009 at 12:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Man that's what I've been waiting for all this... 1,029 Views / 37 Replies  
Man that's what I've been waiting for all this time. I guess the high res 17" 1920x1200 screen pretty much kills any possibility of the 15" ever coming out with a 1920x1200 panel in it though. ...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jan 24, 2009 at 11:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Help me figure out a backup solution. 455 Views / 4 Replies  
So recently I picked up a new 400GB WD My Passport Studio external drive for my mac. I got it because my 60GB HD is nearly full and I needed another drive on which to store photos. The fact that...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jan 24, 2009 at 04:48 PM, in Mac OS X
It's set to allow all incoming connections, which... 5,382 Views / 2 Replies  
It's set to allow all incoming connections, which I believe is the default?

Ruahrc
Posted by Ruahrc, on Nov 14, 2008 at 05:13 PM, in Applications
Can't see shared libraries in iTunes 5,382 Views / 2 Replies  
Got a wierd problem, wondering if anyone can help out.

Running iTunes 8 on OS X 10.5. I would like to enable remote sharing of itunes libraries, specifically letting me browse for shared...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Nov 14, 2008 at 11:55 AM, in Applications
Max RAM for 15" PBG4 1.3GHz 435 Views / 2 Replies  
I bought Leopard the other day and along with the OS upgrade I think it's a fine time to bump up to 2GB of RAM on my PB. I have 2 questions:

1) Right now I have 1.25GB, the stock 256MB stick that...
Posted by Ruahrc, on May 30, 2008 at 03:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook G4 battery calibration- wierd 683 Views / 0 Replies  
So I got a battery from a friend of mine for pretty cheap. He used it a little, but it was still supposed to be a "new" battery.

When I compared it to my original (and still used) battery,...
Posted by Ruahrc, on May 9, 2008 at 10:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't get Target Disk Mode to work (dead Mac) 866 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a Powermac G4 here running 10.3.9. I go to try to use it today and it doesn't boot. I will turn on the power, get the "chime" and then after a little while it will have a small folder with a...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jul 17, 2006 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
I thought it would be in Apps/Utilities too, but... 742 Views / 4 Replies  
I thought it would be in Apps/Utilities too, but it's not there. Spotlight (or the Panther find) doesn't find it when I type in "migration" (or "assistant") and search the entire disk either.
...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 29, 2006 at 01:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Moving onto a new mac... Migration Assistant is AWOL? 742 Views / 4 Replies  
I am looking to move to a different mac. Previously, I thought the process was simply to hook up both macs using a FW cable, and run the "Migration Assistant". Problem is, I cannot find the...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 28, 2006 at 06:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Some more insight: I have seen this behavior... 574 Views / 3 Replies  
Some more insight:

I have seen this behavior while connected to the internet via 2 different ISPs, but only with my mac. That, combined with the fact that I see the same error on 2 independent SSL...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 2, 2006 at 02:30 PM, in Applications
They start with https. Remember, I was using... 574 Views / 3 Replies  
They start with https. Remember, I was using these very same bookmarked links just a short while ago with no problems. Why the sudden change, and on whose end is it changing?

Ruahrc
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 2, 2006 at 11:41 AM, in Applications
Safari "Bad Request" and other login problems. WTF? 574 Views / 3 Replies  
I have come across a pretty big problem when using Safari. I am getting the following error:

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Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 2, 2006 at 12:51 AM, in Applications
Interesting. It's not my computer persay (it's a... 400 Views / 3 Replies  
Interesting. It's not my computer persay (it's a common computer here at work) they have a multitude of video connectors but apparently do not have that one. Possible that it came bundled with the...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 21, 2006 at 05:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Connecting a Powerbook 12" to VGA port 400 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a 12" Powerbook here, and am trying to connect it to a projector for a presentation. I have a multitude of connectors but none of them (or any combination thereof) seems to work. The PB has...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 21, 2006 at 03:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
External enclosure recommendations? 707 Views / 7 Replies  
Want to get an external HD. Had previously settled on the LaCie Porsche 250GB external FW drive. Then I found out the case was plastic. Yech. Too bad.

Now I'm open to more options. If I am to...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jan 6, 2006 at 06:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Chipset + HD Brand in Lacie externals? 344 Views / 0 Replies  
I want to buy a Lacie external FW HD. Currently I am eyeing the 250GB FW Porsche. 160GB is not big enough for my needs and so the next step up is 250GB.

Anyways I wanted to know if anyone knew...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jan 4, 2006 at 06:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Although it makes sense that just buying the... 470 Views / 10 Replies  
Although it makes sense that just buying the boards would be cheaper- there is not a very big market for standalone boards, and therefore the cost of them individually would be high in order for a...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jan 4, 2006 at 05:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
mudell- I don't understand. Why? Perhaps... 429 Views / 2 Replies  
mudell- I don't understand. Why?

Perhaps let me rephrase the original question in much simpler terms. I have 2 computers. XP NTFS 120GB HD and Mac OS X 60GB HD. I have 1 external USB HD,...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jan 1, 2006 at 09:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
How to put both PC and Mac partitions on an external HD? 429 Views / 2 Replies  
Santa delivered to me over Christamas a 200GB USB external HD. Yay

Anyways what I want to do with this device is create a backup for my two computers: a Windows XP PC and an Apple Powerbook G4. ...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Dec 31, 2005 at 08:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Connecting to D-link router 1,700 Views / 5 Replies  
I have a powerbook (Rev.C) and I am trying to connect to a D-link DI-624 router. The router's SSID is not broadcasted so I have to manually input the network name and password. The network also...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Sep 5, 2005 at 09:44 PM, in Networking
Trouble connecting Mac>PC with War3TFT on a LAN 423 Views / 1 Replies  
My friend and I want to play Warcraft III TFT together via a LAN (not battle.net). He is on a PC, I'm on a Powerbook with Tiger. When he goes to create a game, I can see it but when I press "join...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jul 14, 2005 at 09:35 PM, in Gaming
I'm having the opposite problem. My friend and I... 868 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm having the opposite problem. My friend and I are trying to play via LAN connection... I can see his games but can't join them. He can join the games I create, however. (I have a Mac he has a...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jul 14, 2005 at 09:24 PM, in Gaming
Pretty easy iTunes question 362 Views / 2 Replies  
I just upgraded from Panther to Tiger. Everything went pretty smooth (Did an erase and clean install) except for one little problem with my iTunes music. I coped all of my .mp3 files onto a backup...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 27, 2005 at 06:55 PM, in Applications
I don't necessarily agree with this. Often times... 922 Views / 26 Replies  
I don't necessarily agree with this. Often times with SCSI drives the drive itself is the exact same it's just the interface hardware they put on that's different. And most server-class hard drives...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 27, 2005 at 06:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Exporting mailboxes, Safari bookmarks? 323 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm upgrading my PB from Panther to Tiger, and am going to do an Erase and Install. I think I have everything I need backed up, only my mailboxes in Mail and my Safari bookmarks (both the bar and...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 21, 2005 at 04:44 PM, in Applications
Any Tiger Outstanding Issues? 365 Views / 2 Replies  
Just recieved OS X Tiger in the mail today. Before I jump in and install this thing I am interested to know if there are any outstanding issues left open that I should be aware of.

Currently I am...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 16, 2005 at 04:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Brand new 15" PB 1 month ago, and now a 2-week... 1,921 Views / 27 Replies  
Brand new 15" PB 1 month ago, and now a 2-week old $3000 Dual G5? Sounds like you have the budget to just keep the current one AND buy a new one when it comes out :)

Ruahrc
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 6, 2005 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Those are good points Maflynn. I agree with them... 5,656 Views / 90 Replies  
Those are good points Maflynn. I agree with them as well. Despite their best efforts to ensure that their new OS X runs only on Apple hardware. having OS X run on the same hardware as Windows is...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Jun 6, 2005 at 05:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Although you should be able to get at least a... 687 Views / 10 Replies  
Although you should be able to get at least a couple minutes' sleep time from the backup battery, even if you have 2GB of RAM. I would not encourage dilly-dally while swapping your battery but it is...
Posted by Ruahrc, on May 22, 2005 at 05:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Oddly enough it all works fine now... maybe the... 512 Views / 2 Replies  
Oddly enough it all works fine now... maybe the server was down temporarily or something...?

Ruahrc
Posted by Ruahrc, on May 14, 2005 at 06:16 AM, in Applications
Anybody have trouble accessing Hotmail? 512 Views / 2 Replies  
So uh... I go to check my hotmail today, and I apparently am unable to access their website? Everytime I try to go to www.hotmail.com, my Safari browser downloads a small file called silent.srf. ...
Posted by Ruahrc, on May 14, 2005 at 12:37 AM, in Applications
IMO the 17" is a little too big for toting around... 4,388 Views / 118 Replies  
IMO the 17" is a little too big for toting around every day. The 15" even is a little big unless you get the right bag/case.

I don't think a G5 laptop is a good buy for at least a year (must wait...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 18, 2005 at 10:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does that mean if you have AppleCare it still... 1,306 Views / 14 Replies  
Does that mean if you have AppleCare it still costs you $250 to replace the screen? Or is that just an internal thing Apple keeps track of (work was still done so it "costs" $250). Do you think...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 17, 2005 at 05:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hehe lesson learned I guess. Now tell me... what... 1,989 Views / 35 Replies  
Hehe lesson learned I guess. Now tell me... what Apple tech replaces hard drives? I went to a local apple retailer (not an Apple store but a 3rd party place. I think they are Apple Authorized...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 15, 2005 at 04:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Unfortunately the cost of replacing that screen... 1,306 Views / 14 Replies  
Unfortunately the cost of replacing that screen will be very, very high. I'm guessing at least $1000. Enough to maybe wonder if you should just invest some more and get a new 17" PB instead.

As...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 15, 2005 at 04:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, restarting did the trick. Let's see how... 395 Views / 1 Replies  
Yep, restarting did the trick. Let's see how long it lasts this time...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 14, 2005 at 05:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree I think a lot of the performance can... 1,422 Views / 17 Replies  
I agree I think a lot of the performance can depend on the quality of the port... I do not own the latest 3D games like Halo or Tron but I do have a couple for the mac.

Warcraft III is fairly...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 14, 2005 at 05:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Messed up PB sound?? 395 Views / 1 Replies  
I have a Rev. C 15" PB. Had it since september.

For the second time in 2 days, I have experienced a strange problem with my sound. What happens is sound is now extremely quiet- quieter than it...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 14, 2005 at 05:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
90 days? I thought the warranty ran a year? ... 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
90 days? I thought the warranty ran a year?

And how about Applecare- do you need to buy that within 90 days or 1 year from purchasing the PB?

Ruahrc
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 11, 2005 at 06:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes it should work. Do you plan on taking that... 590 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes it should work. Do you plan on taking that RAM with you onto your next laptop? Usually there isn't much point to doing this unless you actually intend on taking this RAM with you (as opposed to...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 10, 2005 at 08:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah you have to mute the sound before shutting... 783 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah you have to mute the sound before shutting the computer down or you'll get the sound.

BTW if it bugs you (like it did to me) just search on VersionTracker for Startup Sound- I found a small...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 10, 2005 at 07:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Font corruption is what I would describe as what... 585 Views / 6 Replies  
Font corruption is what I would describe as what he is seeing. That does not suggest that the font data is actually corrupt- but they are being corrupted when they are being displayed.

The second...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 8, 2005 at 01:00 AM, in Mac OS X
have not heard of what you describe- but maybe if... 585 Views / 6 Replies  
have not heard of what you describe- but maybe if you tried the term "font corruption"? That seems like an accurate description of what is happening to your system?

I would hazard that it might...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 7, 2005 at 06:14 AM, in Mac OS X
I would say that if you are down to 2-3bars,... 444 Views / 2 Replies  
I would say that if you are down to 2-3bars, reduced proc performance, no BT, no wireless, and all that- you'd be closer to 4 hours (and maybe even a smidgen more, depending on how heavy you are...
Posted by Ruahrc, on Apr 6, 2005 at 03:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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