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thx. I started exploring my options with this. ... 1,899 Views / 5 Replies  
thx. I started exploring my options with this. The unknowns are which OSs have support for my hardware. This page allegedly lists all the guests that can run:
Guest Support Status - KVM...
Posted by rehoot, on Oct 21, 2011 at 02:34 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I am transitioning away from Solaris due to lack... 1,899 Views / 5 Replies  
I am transitioning away from Solaris due to lack of Solaris drivers for some external drives. I was testing Ubuntu server to see if it could access the drives, and I'll remove Solaris soon. I use...
Posted by rehoot, on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:45 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Ubuntu Server 11.10 on MacPro1,1 beside Solaris 11 1,899 Views / 5 Replies  
I installed Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric on an old Mac Pro ("MacPro1,1" which is the first of the Intel Mac Pros) as a second boot next to Solaris 11. There were several complications: Solaris installs a...
Posted by rehoot, on Oct 20, 2011 at 07:03 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I don't know but I hope somebody posts a solution... 405 Views / 1 Replies  
I don't know but I hope somebody posts a solution here.
Posted by rehoot, on Feb 13, 2009 at 01:13 AM, in Mac OS X
If it is not copy protected, try Disk Utility to... 465 Views / 1 Replies  
If it is not copy protected, try Disk Utility to make a copy then burn the image to disk. Note that it is possible that the commercial DVD has more data on it than your blank DVD, so check the file...
Posted by rehoot, on Feb 13, 2009 at 01:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Here's my 2 cents worth: It is not a choice... 3,880 Views / 39 Replies  
Here's my 2 cents worth:

It is not a choice between doing Disk Utility clones and using Time Machine: use both. Use Disk Utility to make a monthly backup or an offsite backup. The Disk Utility...
Posted by rehoot, on Feb 13, 2009 at 01:08 AM, in Mac OS X
Depending on how many drives you are going to... 2,212 Views / 17 Replies  
Depending on how many drives you are going to get, you might want to consider 5 or 6 hard drives in your current computer and keeping the software RAID. This thing can help you use the extra port:
...
Posted by rehoot, on Feb 12, 2009 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
OpenID on MacNN 632 Views / 7 Replies  
Is there any plan to enable OpenID on MacNN? The general idea is that people can have one User ID for all of the low-risk/low-security web sites. It seems to be spreading:
...
Posted by rehoot, on Feb 10, 2009 at 09:22 PM, in Feedback
bittorrent mystery uploads 271 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm running Bittorrent 4.27.2 on OS 10.5 and I have two, completed files in my Bittorrent folder, but even when the detail window says those files are not active, my Activity Monitor shows that ...
Posted by rehoot, on Dec 9, 2008 at 07:40 PM, in Applications
Note: I modified this post to change the name of... 1,374 Views / 6 Replies  
Note: I modified this post to change the name of the library. I think this needs the old libgcj version 5 instead of version 8 that I had posted here an hour ago.

I replied to your email. Here...
Posted by rehoot, on Oct 21, 2008 at 01:51 AM, in Applications
Final Cut Express 4.0 (HD) install 273 Views / 0 Replies  
I had some problems installing Final Cut Express 4.0 on OS 10.4.11 on a Mac Pro, but I eventually got it running. I didn't find any tips here, so I thought I'd log it. Here are some tips:

1) log...
Posted by rehoot, on Aug 30, 2008 at 10:24 PM, in Applications
The best way to clone a drive is to boot from... 48,049 Views / 31 Replies  
The best way to clone a drive is to boot from your original OS X install disks, and from the first or second screen, look in the menus and find a command that will be something like "Open Disk...
Posted by rehoot, on Aug 30, 2008 at 05:30 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
The test on the magazine page never finished. I... 891 Views / 13 Replies  
The test on the magazine page never finished. I tried it on my new computer it is also locked. I think that answers a question about how well it works on big images that have busy backgrounds (it...
Posted by rehoot, on May 23, 2008 at 06:35 PM, in Applications
Since I posted other info on tex4ht, here is the... 891 Views / 13 Replies  
Since I posted other info on tex4ht, here is the last tip to get it to produce good quality image of the text equations. tex4ht uses program called convert that is created by Image Magick. You...
Posted by rehoot, on May 23, 2008 at 06:32 PM, in Applications
I posted test results for the LaTeX doc above,... 891 Views / 13 Replies  
I posted test results for the LaTeX doc above, and the test on the magazine is still running on my old G4 PowerBook--for about 40 minutes so far. I expect the output to be terrible because OCR gets...
Posted by rehoot, on May 23, 2008 at 03:42 PM, in Applications
There are two answers: 1) OCR is terrible for... 891 Views / 13 Replies  
There are two answers:
1) OCR is terrible for this kind or input. There are many math symbols and Greek characters on the same line as English characters.
2) If you have the LaTeX source and a...
Posted by rehoot, on May 23, 2008 at 02:48 PM, in Applications
For math, you might scan the equations as... 891 Views / 13 Replies  
For math, you might scan the equations as graphics as opposed to characters, especially if there a lots of symbols and things. If you have PDFs, you could email one and I'll OCR it and show you what...
Posted by rehoot, on May 23, 2008 at 09:39 AM, in Applications
Ok, I sent a private message to you with my... 1,374 Views / 6 Replies  
Ok, I sent a private message to you with my email. I can send the version that I compiled on 10.3, and it also works on 10.4 and 10.5. I don't know the version number of pdftk that I compiled on...
Posted by rehoot, on May 21, 2008 at 12:01 AM, in Applications
yes, I use pdftk to split big files into 50 page... 891 Views / 13 Replies  
yes, I use pdftk to split big files into 50 page chunks and run them separately.
Posted by rehoot, on May 19, 2008 at 03:54 PM, in Applications
For now I don't want to fight the computer, so I... 1,318 Views / 3 Replies  
For now I don't want to fight the computer, so I modified the permissions for *.sh in /usr/bin to look like this:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel

with the "w" for the user. I did this with

sudo...
Posted by rehoot, on May 18, 2008 at 10:16 PM, in Mac OS X
Here are a few lines from sudoers. I do not have... 1,318 Views / 3 Replies  
Here are a few lines from sudoers. I do not have this line in my 10.3 computer, but my sudo comands work on that computer:

# User privilege specification
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
%admin ALL=(ALL)...
Posted by rehoot, on May 18, 2008 at 10:01 PM, in Mac OS X
sudo, sudoers, file attributes problem in 10.5 1,318 Views / 3 Replies  
I got a new computer with 10.5, and I'm having a problem with sudo. My normal login account is "standard," and I created an "admin" account that I normally do not use. From the "standard" account,...
Posted by rehoot, on May 18, 2008 at 09:26 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't know about the others, but I have been... 891 Views / 13 Replies  
I don't know about the others, but I have been using ReadIris, and I don't like it very much. I was scanning PDFs that I made with LaTeX (I have since switched to a new procedure that bypasses...
Posted by rehoot, on May 18, 2008 at 10:58 AM, in Applications
I built one for 10.5 Intel Mac last night via... 1,374 Views / 6 Replies  
I built one for 10.5 Intel Mac last night via MacPorts, but it took a long time. If you have trouble with MacPorts, I could email it or upload it somewhere (if you have a place where I could upload...
Posted by rehoot, on May 18, 2008 at 10:50 AM, in Applications
I had made a couple copies of the file, and I... 9,024 Views / 3 Replies  
I had made a couple copies of the file, and I unzipped and rezipped one of them, so maybe that is why by md5 changed.



I had other problems yesterday when I was working on a 10.3.9 computer. ...
Posted by rehoot, on May 18, 2008 at 10:14 AM, in Applications
I just got a MacBook and I installed the... 1,107 Views / 16 Replies  
I just got a MacBook and I installed the OpenOffice Aqua Beta. I haven't used it too much, but it seems decent so far. On my old G4 powerbook, NeoOffice was slow as molasses--maybe it was a memory...
Posted by rehoot, on May 18, 2008 at 12:23 AM, in Applications
MacPorts: fixing "fetch failed" by manual download 9,024 Views / 3 Replies  
I finally fixed a problem that plagued me for a couple days...

I was trying to use MacPorts (The MacPorts Project -- Home (http://www.macports.org)) to download several different programs. I kept...
Posted by rehoot, on May 17, 2008 at 08:40 PM, in Applications
I'm also guessing that it is a hardware problem. ... 503 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm also guessing that it is a hardware problem. If you want to attempt to keep part of the drive useful, maybe you could split the big partition again and see if one part is good and the other part...
Posted by rehoot, on Dec 16, 2007 at 03:10 PM, in Mac OS X
If you don't need the index, you could try... 6,097 Views / 4 Replies  
If you don't need the index, you could try deleting it from Finder. Use Command-I on the disk icon, then choose the option to delete the index. I think there are also Spotlight options to say that...
Posted by rehoot, on Dec 16, 2007 at 03:05 PM, in Mac OS X
PDF files are already compressed. Additional... 34,483 Views / 14 Replies  
PDF files are already compressed. Additional compression might increase the size or just compress the small amount of information in the header. If you want to read about the file format, you could...
Posted by rehoot, on Dec 16, 2007 at 03:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Normally I would say that you could open a... 718 Views / 7 Replies  
Normally I would say that you could open a Terminal window (from /Applications/Utilities) and use an rm command, but I guess you can't do that. Try rebooting and hold the shift key down the entire...
Posted by rehoot, on Dec 16, 2007 at 03:00 PM, in Mac OS X
you said "this is happening with just the mouse... 865 Views / 4 Replies  
you said "this is happening with just the mouse pad, or a USB mouse." Do you mean it is happening with both or that it happens only with the mouse pad?

Did you use a utility to choose a silly...
Posted by rehoot, on Nov 28, 2007 at 09:29 AM, in Mac OS X
This might not be enough information for anybody... 425 Views / 2 Replies  
This might not be enough information for anybody to help. Try searching the entire hard drive for the downloaded files--maybe you are looking in the wrong place. Another possibility is that the...
Posted by rehoot, on Nov 28, 2007 at 09:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Look under the Images menu, then choose "New" and... 637 Views / 16 Replies  
Look under the Images menu, then choose "New" and then "New Image from folder." It will create a .dmg file. You can also choose encryption to make it secure.

You can also use Disk Image to...
Posted by rehoot, on Nov 5, 2007 at 05:42 PM, in Mac OS X
You can use DiskUtility to make backup copies of... 637 Views / 16 Replies  
You can use DiskUtility to make backup copies of folders or your entire disk. It will prompt you to enter the root user ID if it needs to copy protected files. Depending on what you are doing with...
Posted by rehoot, on Nov 5, 2007 at 08:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes, but you might have to add the sudo command... 637 Views / 16 Replies  
Yes, but you might have to add the sudo command to execute the command as the root user. If you are using those "pansy GUI" applications, you might have never activated the root user. If so, you...
Posted by rehoot, on Nov 3, 2007 at 02:28 AM, in Mac OS X
Perhaps the launch services file is corrupt and... 2,174 Views / 2 Replies  
Perhaps the launch services file is corrupt and causing problems. Look at this post and look for my comment about killing and rebuilding the launch services directory using a program called...
Posted by rehoot, on Nov 2, 2007 at 01:12 PM, in Mac OS X
It sure sounds like hardware, but if it runs in... 586 Views / 7 Replies  
It sure sounds like hardware, but if it runs in safe mode, then maybe there is a software issue. If you haven't already done so, you should also try booting from the Install DVD and looking in the...
Posted by rehoot, on Nov 2, 2007 at 01:04 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't have .Mac and I don't see syncserver... 1,518 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't have .Mac and I don't see syncserver running as a process on my 10.3 computer. I did find a post that said "perhaps it's related to iCal preferences or connecting to shared calendars that...
Posted by rehoot, on Nov 2, 2007 at 12:55 PM, in Mac OS X
At the moment, I'm on my G4 with OS 10.3.9, and... 20,547 Views / 11 Replies  
At the moment, I'm on my G4 with OS 10.3.9, and ".profile" is in the man page. To find it, type this:

/\.profile

The first slash is for the find command, and the second is the prefix so the...
Posted by rehoot, on Oct 30, 2007 at 02:29 AM, in Mac OS X
Does the message occur before the install starts... 5,506 Views / 9 Replies  
Does the message occur before the install starts or after it has completed part of the installation? If it occurs before any installation is performed, then it would have to be a problem with the...
Posted by rehoot, on Oct 29, 2007 at 02:00 PM, in Mac OS X
It could be a bad disk or a bad DVD drive. Does... 5,506 Views / 9 Replies  
It could be a bad disk or a bad DVD drive. Does the disk look OK (no goobers stuck to it)?
Posted by rehoot, on Oct 28, 2007 at 09:57 PM, in Mac OS X
I don't use "sudo su". Are you typing "sudo su... 20,547 Views / 11 Replies  
I don't use "sudo su". Are you typing "sudo su root" ?

The home directory for my root user ID (when I use "login root") is /var/root. Try putting any profile files there.
Posted by rehoot, on Oct 28, 2007 at 09:50 PM, in Mac OS X
You could try moving big files to an external... 42,568 Views / 17 Replies  
You could try moving big files to an external hard drive and emptying the trash can, or try buying idefrag as Mosco said above. I had tons of space left on my drive and bootcamp didn't work, so I...
Posted by rehoot, on Oct 2, 2007 at 08:30 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I guess I have a habit of not cloning from the... 975 Views / 6 Replies  
I guess I have a habit of not cloning from the boot drive because I didn't want to risk making an image of my database in an inconsistent state. If you know that no important files are being...
Posted by rehoot, on Sep 23, 2007 at 12:15 AM, in Mac OS X
I have a script that is close to what you want,... 475 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a script that is close to what you want, but it lease the newlines in the output. I think the special characters will cause a problem when I post the script: the slanted smiley faces are...
Posted by rehoot, on Sep 22, 2007 at 11:39 AM, in Mac OS X
First, be sure that you OS has all the updates by... 646 Views / 10 Replies  
First, be sure that you OS has all the updates by going to System Preferences (in the Applications->Utilities Folder) and clicking on the button for "Software Update."

Second: how big is your...
Posted by rehoot, on Sep 22, 2007 at 10:25 AM, in Mac OS X
The directions below look good, except that ... 975 Views / 6 Replies  
The directions below look good, except that

1) you might have to boot from your OS X install CD for the first image: hold the C key while booting, choose the install disk as the boot drive, and...
Posted by rehoot, on Sep 22, 2007 at 10:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Are you talking about copying the Windows image... 2,047 Views / 3 Replies  
Are you talking about copying the Windows image or the Mac image or both? I don't use Parallels, but I use bootcamp. In the bootcamp world you would have to run bootcamp to partition the drive so...
Posted by rehoot, on Sep 22, 2007 at 10:06 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
As a last resort for installing bootcamp, look... 47,388 Views / 9 Replies  
As a last resort for installing bootcamp, look for my long list of instructions in this post:

Follow this link ...
Posted by rehoot, on Sep 18, 2007 at 10:41 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
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