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So... why not just *be* nice and charitable and... 4,102 Views / 233 Replies  
So... why not just *be* nice and charitable and leave your position for or against religion out of it?
Posted by Detrius, on Aug 15, 2013 at 08:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If you have an iPod, unplug it. My Mac Pro... 1,115 Views / 28 Replies  
If you have an iPod, unplug it. My Mac Pro always does this if I leave the iPod plugged in when I boot it.
Posted by Detrius, on Mar 20, 2007 at 02:38 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm shocked that this is new to 10.4.9. I was... 3,290 Views / 52 Replies  
I'm shocked that this is new to 10.4.9. I was under the impression this was introduced in something along the lines of 10.1.3. A really, really long time ago, they added a delay to the F12 key...
Posted by Detrius, on Mar 20, 2007 at 02:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Occasionally? What do you mean *occasionally?* ... 4,082 Views / 11 Replies  
Occasionally? What do you mean *occasionally?* If I boot my Mac Pro with the iPod connected, it's *guaranteed* that it will gray screen--100% of the time.
Posted by Detrius, on Feb 10, 2007 at 07:05 PM, in Mac OS X
No, QuickTime Player does NOT need a playlist... 2,541 Views / 66 Replies  
No, QuickTime Player does NOT need a playlist function. That would be a horrific user interface blunder. If QTP has a playlist function, then what if you want to save it? What if you want to make...
Posted by Detrius, on Nov 28, 2006 at 02:59 AM, in Applications
Myth. The only way writing zeros to the drive is... 683 Views / 15 Replies  
Myth. The only way writing zeros to the drive is going to help is if you have bad blocks. If you have bad blocks, you need a new hard drive. He has TTP. If the bad blocks hadn't yet been mapped...
Posted by Detrius, on Sep 29, 2006 at 03:48 AM, in Mac OS X
BEFORE YOU REINSTALL, BACKUP YOUR DATA AND... 683 Views / 15 Replies  
BEFORE YOU REINSTALL, BACKUP YOUR DATA AND REFORMAT!

Do NOT reinstall without fixing the overlapped extents. If you don't fix this, it will get worse. There are two ways I know of to fix this: ...
Posted by Detrius, on Sep 27, 2006 at 09:59 PM, in Mac OS X
To top it off, this generally counts as piracy,... 767 Views / 10 Replies  
To top it off, this generally counts as piracy, as that copy of Tiger was only licensed to be installed on one machine, and it already had been.
Posted by Detrius, on Sep 27, 2006 at 09:52 PM, in Mac OS X
Wait a minute... I thought the Mac Pro came with... 4,199 Views / 77 Replies  
Wait a minute... I thought the Mac Pro came with 1GB. If your machine is only seeing 512MB, you have a stick of bad RAM.

Also, the 512MB that came with our iMac was absolutely unbearable (it...
Posted by Detrius, on Sep 11, 2006 at 10:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry, but if you've already paid for it, you... 2,384 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry, but if you've already paid for it, you will have to get it from your original source. We can't help you. As far as we know, you're talking about piracy.
Posted by Detrius, on Aug 20, 2006 at 07:15 PM, in GUI Customization
It does. It's part of the universal binary... 4,966 Views / 20 Replies  
It does. It's part of the universal binary thing. This is the detail that doesn't get mentioned. As of Xcode 2.4, we can make a universal binary for four architectures:

ppc, ppc64, x86, x86_64...
Posted by Detrius, on Aug 10, 2006 at 07:08 PM, in Mac OS X
If the Mac is always up, and you are on a... 419 Views / 4 Replies  
If the Mac is always up, and you are on a completely secure network, you could use NFS. You would have to ensure that the UIDs on the various machines are arranged appropriately, but you would...
Posted by Detrius, on Aug 8, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Mac OS X
I would say 100% probability. The compiler... 4,966 Views / 20 Replies  
I would say 100% probability. The compiler ALREADY supports 64-bit PowerPC chips. The issue of whether or not 10.4 is 64-bit native happens above the compiler level. If they coded everything to...
Posted by Detrius, on Aug 8, 2006 at 11:17 PM, in Mac OS X
14 logins from the same account?? why?? 419 Views / 4 Replies  
14 logins from the same account?? why??
Posted by Detrius, on Aug 7, 2006 at 04:53 PM, in Mac OS X
This is a moot point. The added time and power... 1,027 Views / 8 Replies  
This is a moot point. The added time and power consumption taken to copy the entire contents of your RAM to the hard drive and back again would negate any benefit gained from not powering the RAM...
Posted by Detrius, on Aug 7, 2006 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Does it happen to other users? Do you have... 743 Views / 5 Replies  
Does it happen to other users? Do you have another install of the same version of OS X available?
Posted by Detrius, on Jun 4, 2006 at 01:17 PM, in Mac OS X
It's a little more complicated than that... but... 940 Views / 8 Replies  
It's a little more complicated than that... but I'm not telling.
Posted by Detrius, on May 21, 2006 at 10:41 PM, in Mac OS X
Does it still happen if you hold down the shift... 468 Views / 10 Replies  
Does it still happen if you hold down the shift key *after* entering your password?
Posted by Detrius, on May 12, 2006 at 08:57 PM, in Mac OS X
Agreed... either you have pirated software, or... 428 Views / 4 Replies  
Agreed... either you have pirated software, or you are discussing software that is under NDA. Either way, you are doing something you shouldn't be. If you ARE legal, contact Apple directly,...
Posted by Detrius, on May 12, 2006 at 08:54 PM, in Mac OS X
It's a little late now, but wxWidgets is also on... 694 Views / 4 Replies  
It's a little late now, but wxWidgets is also on the list. This is a cross platform API, similar to (but far better than) Qt. A few familiar names that use it: VLC, AOL, AMD, NASA, Xerox... just...
Posted by Detrius, on May 11, 2006 at 11:10 PM, in Developer Center
Well, for example, the program I develop takes... 12,142 Views / 128 Replies  
Well, for example, the program I develop takes advantage of high-end DirectX capabilities--specifically the VMR9 for playing movies. This doesn't work in VMWare on a PC either--I have to actually...
Posted by Detrius, on May 11, 2006 at 10:50 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Idunno. I haven't done this in years. Search... 449 Views / 4 Replies  
Idunno. I haven't done this in years. Search the network forum or VersionTracker for a software router.

IPNetRouterX was an option last I checked. Flying Buttress may do it (previously known as...
Posted by Detrius, on May 11, 2006 at 10:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Well, the first thing you need is an OS to boot... 1,205 Views / 28 Replies  
Well, the first thing you need is an OS to boot from. Did you recommend she do a PRAM reset? If that doesn't work, she'll need an OS CD to boot from.

And FYI: since it means that no OS can be...
Posted by Detrius, on May 11, 2006 at 10:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Use a third party utility to configure the file... 449 Views / 4 Replies  
Use a third party utility to configure the file sharing--not Apple's built in stuff. I believe what you are describing is the normal behavior for the Apple setup.
Posted by Detrius, on May 10, 2006 at 10:29 PM, in Mac OS X
The old Mac logo looked like two faces looking at... 1,205 Views / 28 Replies  
The old Mac logo looked like two faces looking at each other: http://somebodystopme.net/photos6/MacLogo.jpg


There may be a blank error message that has popped up.
Posted by Detrius, on May 10, 2006 at 10:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Activity monitor says my VM size is about 15GB,... 1,216 Views / 36 Replies  
Activity monitor says my VM size is about 15GB, but my swap usage dashboard widget says I have 2GB of saw with 1.2GB used.

So, if I had 15GB of RAM, it would be full of inactive stuff, and if I...
Posted by Detrius, on May 9, 2006 at 12:39 AM, in Mac OS X
Before ditching your prefs, try killing... 399 Views / 2 Replies  
Before ditching your prefs, try killing SystemUIServer, or just try to log out and back in. If you ditch the preferences, you will have to reconfigure whatever custom items you put up there.
Posted by Detrius, on May 9, 2006 at 12:36 AM, in Mac OS X
From my experience, there isn't much of a... 352 Views / 1 Replies  
From my experience, there isn't much of a difference between a sleeping CRT and one that is off. If there is, then you really *should* be turning it off.

I don't know of any way to explicitly put...
Posted by Detrius, on May 9, 2006 at 12:34 AM, in Mac OS X
Perhaps the energy saver is kicking in and... 402 Views / 2 Replies  
Perhaps the energy saver is kicking in and chopping the processor speed in half.

I don't have these options on my G4, but I believe you can change these settings through CHUD. This, you'll...
Posted by Detrius, on May 9, 2006 at 12:28 AM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, can't help you. If it won't boot, how can... 1,205 Views / 28 Replies  
Yeah, can't help you. If it won't boot, how can it do something on bootup?

Does it chime?
Is it running OS X?
Is there either a happy Mac or an Apple logo on the screen?
Is there either a...
Posted by Detrius, on May 9, 2006 at 12:24 AM, in Mac OS X
Right. Three beeps is bad RAM. So, you there... 410 Views / 2 Replies  
Right. Three beeps is bad RAM. So, you there are a few possibilities:

1) The RAM went bad since the last time you booted the machine
a) You fried it by not grounding yourself
b) ...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 22, 2006 at 05:50 PM, in Mac OS X
This sounds stolen to me. You "bought" it, but... 846 Views / 3 Replies  
This sounds stolen to me. You "bought" it, but they didn't wipe it clean, and they didn't supply any of the installer software. But now, you are trying to restore it to factory condition so you can...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 20, 2006 at 02:14 AM, in Mac OS X
As your own pictures show, only about 470MB of... 770 Views / 14 Replies  
As your own pictures show, only about 470MB of your RAM is being actively used. The rest is either a cache or stuff that isn't being used at the moment. You should also take into account the fact...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 20, 2006 at 02:02 AM, in Mac OS X
1024x768 is almost useless on a normal TV over... 738 Views / 6 Replies  
1024x768 is almost useless on a normal TV over S-Video. A normal TV's actual resolution is hardly even 640x480. With an S-Video switch, you may be able to trick the iMac into thinking the TV is...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 12, 2006 at 02:47 AM, in Mac OS X
To the original poster: you haven't spawned much... 1,193 Views / 18 Replies  
To the original poster: you haven't spawned much actual discussion because most of us know this already--this is how computers work. Different architectures are different in more ways than you...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 12, 2006 at 02:37 AM, in Mac OS X
No! Don't zero the drive! This will map out bad... 17,859 Views / 11 Replies  
No! Don't zero the drive! This will map out bad blocks if there are any (if still possible). This means that if you run a surface scan in the future, these bad blocks may not be found. Any drive...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 12, 2006 at 02:26 AM, in Mac OS X
It could be hardware... it could be software. ... 1,861 Views / 11 Replies  
It could be hardware... it could be software. Start by running the hardware test that came with the machine. There could be any number of things going on.
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 12, 2006 at 02:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, running the new Parallels software on my... 1,804 Views / 42 Replies  
Well, running the new Parallels software on my iMac Core Duo at the office is a guaranteed method of KPing the machine within about 15 minutes.
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 9, 2006 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Trust me... they didn't. There are no key... 1,804 Views / 42 Replies  
Trust me... they didn't. There are no key combinations that can fix kernel panics.

And Apple Hardware Test isn't the best for testing RAM (it's WAY better than TechTool Pro, though). Check out...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 9, 2006 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The free RAM that these mail-order companies... 1,804 Views / 42 Replies  
The free RAM that these mail-order companies install tends to be the low quality stuff. When I was a bench tech, probably 80-90% of the bad RAM I saw was the free stuff given away by these companies.
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 9, 2006 at 01:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's in the gcc man page. In your LDFLAGS, you... 706 Views / 6 Replies  
It's in the gcc man page. In your LDFLAGS, you would put something along these lines:

-weak_framework dcampi\ Library

You can also link individual functions weakly, though I don't have the...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 7, 2006 at 08:35 PM, in Developer Center
Okay... your original post is about 10%... 706 Views / 6 Replies  
Okay... your original post is about 10% ambiguous... you're using CodeWarrior, right? Why not Xcode?
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 6, 2006 at 09:43 PM, in Developer Center
According to Steve himself, it should work... 429 Views / 1 Replies  
According to Steve himself, it should work *better* on the EFI Macs than the OF Macs.
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 6, 2006 at 09:40 PM, in Mac OS X
I had the same problem. I used Disk Utility to... 12,142 Views / 128 Replies  
I had the same problem. I used Disk Utility to create a disk image of the DVD I was using. Click the disk in Disk Utility (not the volume, the root--the disk itself), then select File->New->Disk...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 6, 2006 at 09:39 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Unless you can find a utility to resize your... 980 Views / 5 Replies  
Unless you can find a utility to resize your other linux volumes, you will have to repartition to increase the size of your swap volume... unless you have another drive to repartition.
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 5, 2006 at 11:16 PM, in Mac OS X
And since DarwinPorts tends to have newer... 784 Views / 4 Replies  
And since DarwinPorts tends to have newer releases of stuff, I put it in my path before fink.
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 5, 2006 at 11:13 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm surprised it works at all... for one reason,... 359 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm surprised it works at all... for one reason, you are doing this in QuickTime for OS 9. For another, it's only a 400MHz G3.

A couple of tips:

1) Upgrade the processor
2) Post application...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 4, 2006 at 11:55 PM, in Mac OS X
You don't need to delete it to reinstall. The... 671 Views / 3 Replies  
You don't need to delete it to reinstall. The X11 app to run stuff is on the OS installer disk. However, to build stuff, you need to do a custom install when you install the developer tools. From...
Posted by Detrius, on Apr 1, 2006 at 09:29 PM, in Developer Center
Make sure you report this bug to Apple. ... 610 Views / 5 Replies  
Make sure you report this bug to Apple. Otherwise, it may not get fixed. If it doesn't get explicitly brought to their attention, how can you be sure they know about it?
Posted by Detrius, on Mar 26, 2006 at 05:10 AM, in Developer Center
Going off the top of my head here, but I think... 867 Views / 2 Replies  
Going off the top of my head here, but I think weak linking was introduced in 10.2, so you should probably set the deployment target to 10.2 or later. Also, if you are using weak linking, make sure...
Posted by Detrius, on Mar 26, 2006 at 05:03 AM, in Mac OS X
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