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Disabling Bonjour 423 Views / 0 Replies  
I've finally figured out that my unusual DNS problem with my Mac is being caused by Bonjour adding a local route on 169.254.0.0/16 - diagnosed by it also doing it on a Windows box when installed.
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Posted by KianD, on Oct 13, 2005 at 05:03 PM, in Networking
A bogus route which keeps reappearing, it seems -... 516 Views / 7 Replies  
A bogus route which keeps reappearing, it seems - put the Mac into standby and when it came out, the route was back.
Posted by KianD, on Oct 8, 2005 at 06:28 AM, in Networking
I found the problem - there was a bogus route in... 516 Views / 7 Replies  
I found the problem - there was a bogus route in the routing table on the Mac.

Didn't think of checking it as I didn't think you'd have to, but hey, thats UNIX.
Posted by KianD, on Oct 8, 2005 at 06:06 AM, in Networking
No, this is why I'm utterly confused as to whats... 516 Views / 7 Replies  
No, this is why I'm utterly confused as to whats wrong.
Posted by KianD, on Oct 6, 2005 at 10:07 AM, in Networking
I'm using DHCP, the Mac has the right gateway ... 516 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm using DHCP, the Mac has the right gateway

I forgot to add that it can ping both local machines and internet machines - but only by IP, not hostname.
Posted by KianD, on Oct 6, 2005 at 03:16 AM, in Networking
Mac unable to contact DNS, every other machine fine 516 Views / 7 Replies  
Got a bit of a weird problem here, and I'm not even sure its OS X's fault, but anyway

I've got a pretty standard network setup - Cisco 850 DSL router, Linksys WRT-54G, everything DHCP. I had the...
Posted by KianD, on Oct 5, 2005 at 11:41 AM, in Networking
Turn it off - off off, not sleep. Leave it. ... 932 Views / 16 Replies  
Turn it off - off off, not sleep. Leave it.

Its only a week. I've left my Powerbook THREE YEARS and its powered on once charged up... One week is nothing.
Posted by KianD, on Jun 27, 2005 at 12:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
3.3v or 5v EDO for PMac 5400? 491 Views / 5 Replies  
I can't find specs anywhere on wheter the PowerMac 5400 can take 3.3v EDO DIMMs I know it came with 5v, and RamJet have 5v for it, but neither everymac, lowendmac or Apple's own specs make any...
Posted by KianD, on Jun 27, 2005 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've just had then half-hour phonecall from hell... 480 Views / 5 Replies  
I've just had then half-hour phonecall from hell with Applecare (forgot the chances of getting a native English speaker went to nothing after 6 in Ireland...) and got told what was on the sheet in...
Posted by KianD, on May 27, 2005 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, so whats the text of it? Anything important... 480 Views / 5 Replies  
OK, so whats the text of it? Anything important other than shoving the old battery back in the UPS box and putting the new label on it?
Posted by KianD, on May 27, 2005 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone got the iBook battery replacement return instructions in English? 480 Views / 5 Replies  
Because AppleCare sent me a new battery with the Spanish instructions. To Ireland.

I have -never- been able to read Spanish...
Posted by KianD, on May 27, 2005 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is SoftwareUpdate broken in Tiger, or is it just me? 479 Views / 2 Replies  
Since Tiger came out, theres been the Java 1.5 relese, iTunes updated and DVD Player updated. I would have expected at the very least the latter two to be available through Software Update.

I'm...
Posted by KianD, on May 12, 2005 at 08:46 AM, in macOS
I'm surprised you had to name it, as my insurance... 2,318 Views / 33 Replies  
I'm surprised you had to name it, as my insurance specifically covers a laptop up to 3,000 and a desktop up to 2,000 without specified items

However, they never copped on me claiming on two...
Posted by KianD, on Apr 18, 2005 at 01:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hibernation will also keep your Windows session... 1,568 Views / 23 Replies  
Hibernation will also keep your Windows session alive whilst you're using a different OS on the same machine. Which is a feature I miss *a lot* from my Dell machine - which was a 1998 system, it was...
Posted by KianD, on Mar 13, 2005 at 09:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What? Apparent''Land Of The Free'', and... 883 Views / 21 Replies  
What?

Apparent''Land Of The Free'', and theres countries you're *not allowed go to*?

WTF?

Something tells me this thread will end up in the 'political' subforum of the lounge soon...
Posted by KianD, on Mar 11, 2005 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was about to counter this until I remember he's... 883 Views / 21 Replies  
I was about to counter this until I remember he's from the US. Where you can take crypto algorhythms out of the country if they're over a certain power...

My cellphone is an offensive weapon in...
Posted by KianD, on Mar 11, 2005 at 08:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Company policy on machines is that if its not... 404 Views / 2 Replies  
Company policy on machines is that if its not ix86, its up to the user to get it repaired. Its their only PPC machine, and its my personal system, so they just gave me the receipt. Same as when I had...
Posted by KianD, on Mar 11, 2005 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sendind a machine back for repair 404 Views / 2 Replies  
The random sleeping-when-being-moved issue my machine has is driving me nuts now, so the laptops going back for repair. As its possibly a HDD issue, its all being backed up, but I've got a few other...
Posted by KianD, on Mar 11, 2005 at 07:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
All my Apple and IBM hardware, ever, has had... 883 Views / 21 Replies  
All my Apple and IBM hardware, ever, has had 100-250 safe adapters. Just get an adapter or a replacement pigtail (removable bit of the charger unit, brick to wall) and you're fine - I used my ancient...
Posted by KianD, on Mar 11, 2005 at 07:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Err, I'm an electrical engineer. I understand the... 857 Views / 17 Replies  
Err, I'm an electrical engineer. I understand the differences involved here

The DVD player does not give a DAMN about what 'format' the DVD is when the output is not a television. Couldn't give a...
Posted by KianD, on Mar 5, 2005 at 11:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Err, the DVD doesn't know what format it 'is',... 857 Views / 17 Replies  
Err, the DVD doesn't know what format it 'is', beyond the number of lines. Its MPEG2 data. In a computer, it plays the data. That is all. A computer doesn't have TV standards...
Posted by KianD, on Mar 4, 2005 at 09:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thats the same as being locked. Once it has a... 857 Views / 17 Replies  
Thats the same as being locked. Once it has a mechanism to lock it to a region at any time, its a locked drive.
Posted by KianD, on Mar 4, 2005 at 09:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Its region locked to wherever you bought it.... 857 Views / 17 Replies  
Its region locked to wherever you bought it. PAL/NTSC/SECAM doesn't matter

However, occasionally third-party DVD players such as VLC or MPlayer-OSX2 can circumvent region coding, as they access...
Posted by KianD, on Mar 4, 2005 at 03:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
they do get dirty very quickly. And they have to... 731 Views / 14 Replies  
they do get dirty very quickly. And they have to be cleaned by abrasion of some kind - a pencil eraser works fine.

As goes 87-98 machines being 'platinum' - my 5400 is most certainly beige. It has...
Posted by KianD, on Feb 21, 2005 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Linux does support the sleep properly, as of the... 369 Views / 2 Replies  
Linux does support the sleep properly, as of the as-yet-unrelease 2.6.11 kernel

I assumed it was a hardware issue, but as I know the Powerbooks *do* have a hardware motion sensor I was wondering...
Posted by KianD, on Feb 19, 2005 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Weird powerdowns 369 Views / 2 Replies  
My iBook has started powering down or going in/out of sleep mode when moved relatively sharply - e.g. off my lap and onto the table beside me when getting up. It doesn't happen all the time, and it...
Posted by KianD, on Feb 18, 2005 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks. Now, to find my spare logic board.... I'm... 621 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks. Now, to find my spare logic board.... I'm not the best with a soldering iron and still use the 5400 a fair bit so I'd prefer not to murder it.
Posted by KianD, on Feb 14, 2005 at 08:08 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Can 5400 be overclocked? 621 Views / 3 Replies  
Is it possible to overclock something as archaic as a Power Macintosh 5400/180? I know this machine ran to 200 anyway, and I assume its the same logic board

I also know I can get an upgrade card,...
Posted by KianD, on Feb 5, 2005 at 10:20 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Its Backspace and Delete rather than Delete and... 504 Views / 7 Replies  
Its Backspace and Delete rather than Delete and Forward Delete on all my x86 machines, my SGI and SPARC.....

I'll try uControl. Not having an fn- beside the down/up arrows is one of the reasons I...
Posted by KianD, on Feb 4, 2005 at 07:28 AM, in macOS
I presume you mean fn-Backspace. But no, its not... 504 Views / 7 Replies  
I presume you mean fn-Backspace. But no, its not what I'm looking for as the fn-key is on the wrong side of the keyboard...


Another thing I'd like to remap is the superflous Enter key (the one...
Posted by KianD, on Feb 4, 2005 at 05:30 AM, in macOS
Extreme keyboard remapping.... or not 504 Views / 7 Replies  
I want a Delete key on my iBook. I never use F11, as I never use Expose or any other app that needs it.

Whilst I know that the normal keys can be remapped, is there any way to write a keymap defs...
Posted by KianD, on Feb 3, 2005 at 06:06 PM, in macOS
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ji Eun: IF it... 11,035 Views / 62 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ji Eun:
IF it hadn't been covered under warranty last time and apple charged me $250 for a new keyboard[/QUOTE

WHAT!!

A laptop keyboard is worth a tenner. At most....
Posted by KianD, on Jan 29, 2005 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Local team: Maynooth Town FC. Amateur leagues, no... 2,132 Views / 73 Replies  
Local team: Maynooth Town FC. Amateur leagues, no stadium, just a pitch and some benches

Not so local team: Kildare FC. Division 1, semi-pro, cruddy stadium, no support.

Even less local team:...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 21, 2005 at 07:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I should probably point out that Polycarbonates... 619 Views / 10 Replies  
I should probably point out that Polycarbonates are chemically simulated carbon fibre - its not woven, etc, which is why its a *lot* cheaper. Its also tougher in many ways - you wouldn't use normal...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 20, 2005 at 06:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Its smoothed and painted in the same way an F1... 619 Views / 10 Replies  
Its smoothed and painted in the same way an F1 car is.

A bare carbon fibre casing would be cool but would probably be more brittle than a painted one.
Posted by KianD, on Jan 20, 2005 at 06:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
VLC could play DVD's before it could play pure... 454 Views / 4 Replies  
VLC could play DVD's before it could play pure MP3 files, IIRC. I remember the joy when it was ported to BeOS at the .2x era, and that port had all functions bar DVD playing disabled.... This was...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 19, 2005 at 06:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Polycarbonate = Polymer of carbon fibres Carbon... 619 Views / 10 Replies  
Polycarbonate = Polymer of carbon fibres
Carbon Fibre = Polymer of carbon firbes

Different terminology, same meaning really. Minor differences, but the iBook is still made out of carbon fibre....
Posted by KianD, on Jan 19, 2005 at 06:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Quality and sound are cack. Headphone socket... 590 Views / 7 Replies  
Quality and sound are cack. Headphone socket delivers excellent quality, so its not the soundcard.

That said, they're tiny and when you look at the ones on the 17" Powerbook, you see that Apple...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 17, 2005 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mines not level at all on many keys, including... 511 Views / 3 Replies  
Mines not level at all on many keys, including the space but it works across the entire bar. However, based on every other iBook G4 I've seen the spacebar is badly buggered and really needs to be...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 17, 2005 at 05:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've dropped mine similar heights twice at this... 619 Views / 10 Replies  
I've dropped mine similar heights twice at this stage. Remember an iBook is basically made out of carbon fibre and magnesium - its pretty tough and can take a battering.
Posted by KianD, on Jan 17, 2005 at 03:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, Apple *claim* I've got an Irish layout. But... 638 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, Apple *claim* I've got an Irish layout. But my #, ", @, , `, ~, etc are all in the wrong place for an Irish keyboard.
Posted by KianD, on Jan 15, 2005 at 05:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Pencil eraser does the job. Or at least it seems... 638 Views / 6 Replies  
Pencil eraser does the job. Or at least it seems to on the wristrest. Powering down so I can clean the shift key

An iBook is like a girlfriend - requires too much of your time to maintain :-)
...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 14, 2005 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Cleaning a white iBook 638 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm pretty hard on my laptops - my HP has lost all the paint on its keycaps and the wristrests, shift key and spacebar are completely shiny

However, on the iBook, they're going yellow. Skin oils,...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 14, 2005 at 06:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not willing to lift a key to check, but I'm... 377 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm not willing to lift a key to check, but I'm going to make a guess that they're connected a bit like a Dell - they probably aren't but I can't find a photo.

If the four bits on the key and the...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 6, 2005 at 01:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Its beyond bristles - it seems to be the same... 560 Views / 5 Replies  
Its beyond bristles - it seems to be the same material draught excluders are made from (for those of you who live in countries with good weather, things you put on doors/windows to stop air getting...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 4, 2005 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Only time I 'turn off' my iBook is to change OS -... 637 Views / 8 Replies  
Only time I 'turn off' my iBook is to change OS - in OSX and in YDL, sleep mode does the job

I've been doing exactly the same on my Sony Vaio for two years, and thats with a HDD that is now SIX...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 3, 2005 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook speakers seem terribly quiet 422 Views / 2 Replies  
Even with iTunes volume maxed out, hardware volume maxed out, no settings below normal values in the System preferences

Compared to my Vaio speakers its quiet. Compared to my old Omnibooks...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 2, 2005 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I miss the serial port and parelel port, although... 1,666 Views / 32 Replies  
I miss the serial port and parelel port, although as my Intel laptop hasn't got any either, its a bit of a dead point.

The OS takes a bit of getting used to, and it seems to be worse if you used...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 2, 2005 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Inside the sleeve from a dead HP TabletPC, shoved... 838 Views / 9 Replies  
Inside the sleeve from a dead HP TabletPC, shoved into my backpack. Doubt thats an answer on that list of 12 pages :-p
Posted by KianD, on Jan 2, 2005 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My bezel isn't in the entire way around either,... 492 Views / 6 Replies  
My bezel isn't in the entire way around either, but thanks to our insane warranty laws here, I'm going to wait till the machine is about to go out of warranty and send it back to get it fixed, and...
Posted by KianD, on Jan 2, 2005 at 12:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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