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Re: Re: Software Update is driving me crazy 936 Views / 23 Replies  
To fix the Preference Panes trash the file ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.preferencepanes.cache
Posted by dagaz, on Feb 17, 2004 at 03:30 PM, in macOS
Finder > Preferences > Sidebar > check the box... 335 Views / 1 Replies  
Finder > Preferences > Sidebar > check the box next to computer.
Posted by dagaz, on Feb 15, 2004 at 03:16 PM, in macOS
This symbolic link was apparently taken out by... 1,173 Views / 22 Replies  
This symbolic link was apparently taken out by the 10.3.2 update but has since been replaced by the Security Update 2004-01-26.
Posted by dagaz, on Feb 13, 2004 at 06:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
An excellent place to start learning some Unix... 942 Views / 9 Replies  
An excellent place to start learning some Unix for OSX is at the OSXFAQ Learning Centre (http://www.osxfaq.com/Tutorials/LearningCenter/index.ws).
Posted by dagaz, on Feb 13, 2004 at 06:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Any Scientists Here? 3,606 Views / 46 Replies  
Look I don't want to sound like I'm sucking up to a Micro$oft product (but I actually think Word is pretty damn good) but here's a few tips. The keyboard shortcut for subscript is command-= (i.e....
Posted by dagaz, on Feb 13, 2004 at 05:21 AM, in Applications
This is definitely not normal. I assume you've... 1,763 Views / 13 Replies  
This is definitely not normal. I assume you've repaired permissions and ran fsck, but have you re-installed the 10.2.8 combo installer?
Posted by dagaz, on Dec 17, 2003 at 03:02 PM, in macOS
Re: OS X Guru Challenge: Help Me Delete This File 978 Views / 26 Replies  
Did you try sudo rm -f /Previous\ System\ 1/Users/shalliol/Library/Application\ Support/Direct\ Connect/dcLists/* ? The best bet would be to type the first few letters of each directory then use tab...
Posted by dagaz, on Dec 17, 2003 at 03:01 PM, in macOS
WakeUp... 787 Views / 5 Replies  
WakeUp (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17998) does the trick for me, and its free.
Posted by dagaz, on Dec 12, 2003 at 07:07 AM, in macOS
My alltime favourite forum site is... 965 Views / 24 Replies  
My alltime favourite forum site is http://forums.osxfaq.com I've learnt so much from that forum. The OSXFAQ homepage (http://www.osxfaq.com) is really cool too, they have links to all the latest...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 27, 2003 at 01:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Disk Utility Crash 554 Views / 14 Replies  
There's a freeware application out there called "Repair Disk Utility's Permissions", try versiontracker.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 25, 2003 at 08:52 AM, in macOS
Re: upgrade or clean install Panther 668 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, when you partition the drive you have the option to format the drive or partition as UFS (Unix File System). I had a UFS partition running for a while but saw no great advantage to it and I'm...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 24, 2003 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In Safari go Safari > Preferences > Tabs and then... 1,790 Views / 21 Replies  
In Safari go Safari > Preferences > Tabs and then enable tabbed browsing (Its also available in Netscape 7, camino, mozilla etc). In Safari instead of just clicking on a link hold down the Apple key...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 24, 2003 at 03:56 PM, in macOS
The best tool out there for playing VCD's in OSX... 2,014 Views / 36 Replies  
The best tool out there for playing VCD's in OSX is a program called "VLC Player" (I think it might even be freeware) - do a search on versiontracker for it. To copy the actual movie out of the VCD...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 24, 2003 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Before panicking try all the usual... 1,968 Views / 18 Replies  
Before panicking try all the usual troubleshooting steps - repair permisssions, run fsck, zap PRAM, reset NVRAM. Besides, you had a good backup of all your data right?
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 24, 2003 at 03:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Classic does not run after I installed Panther... 1,608 Views / 13 Replies  
You need to re-install OS9 after wiping your hard drive and to do that you need to have selected the "Install OS9 drivers" checkbox when you deleted the hard drive.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 24, 2003 at 05:47 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Any time you do have a kernel panic (I think I've... 2,917 Views / 8 Replies  
Any time you do have a kernel panic (I think I've had a grand total of 3 or 4 in almost 2 years, mostly back in the early days of 10.1) you should either boot into the Install CD, choose disk utility...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 24, 2003 at 05:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Problems with Disk Utility and Norton Utilities for 10.3.1 400 Views / 1 Replies  
Disk Utility can only repair hardrives which are NOT the start up drive. To check your start up drive you either have to boot up from another partition or from the Install CD and access Disk Utility...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 23, 2003 at 03:59 PM, in Applications
If anyone is interested in checking out a free,... 762 Views / 10 Replies  
If anyone is interested in checking out a free, stable webmail which also helps promote the environment check out www.care2.com and grab yourself an @wildmail.com email address.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 23, 2003 at 06:34 AM, in Applications
I haven't yet installed Panther so this is more... 793 Views / 12 Replies  
I haven't yet installed Panther so this is more of a question back, maybe you need to update your firmare? I know that a firmware update was neccessary for most computers before installing Jag.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 22, 2003 at 08:45 PM, in macOS
Well its about bloody time the Poms beat us at... 1,001 Views / 40 Replies  
Well its about bloody time the Poms beat us at something.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 22, 2003 at 08:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Did you update firmware before installing Panther? 583 Views / 5 Replies  
Did you update firmware before installing Panther?
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 22, 2003 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Do you have your Safari preferences set to... 762 Views / 10 Replies  
Do you have your Safari preferences set to "select new tabs as they are created"? (Safari > Preferences > Tabs). If so, this will explain the behaviour you are talkign about.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 22, 2003 at 03:22 PM, in Applications
Yeah its quirky but its no big deal. You just... 571 Views / 12 Replies  
Yeah its quirky but its no big deal. You just have to let the dock become hidden once or twice and then it goes back to normal behaviour. I'm pretty sure I mainly notice it when there's a lot going...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 22, 2003 at 07:08 AM, in macOS
These are both read and write. The computer... 374 Views / 2 Replies  
These are both read and write. The computer treats them as a floppy (i.e. you can write or even delete files off the drive). Well, at least the ones I've used are, maybe you're talking about...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 21, 2003 at 11:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why don't you just command-click on the links to... 1,790 Views / 21 Replies  
Why don't you just command-click on the links to open them in a new tab instead of a new window?
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 21, 2003 at 06:26 PM, in macOS
I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for... 525 Views / 8 Replies  
I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for but its pretty easy to reset the cache with the keyboard shortcut Option-Command-E then hit return when the dialog box comes up.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 21, 2003 at 04:54 PM, in macOS
They're in 2 different ball parks. I don't like... 736 Views / 9 Replies  
They're in 2 different ball parks. I don't like promoting Microsoft, except with Word X they've made a truly great product. To me OpenOffice is in about the same league as AppleWorks. I have all 3...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 21, 2003 at 03:35 PM, in Applications
I haven't yet read the article posted in your... 895 Views / 34 Replies  
I haven't yet read the article posted in your article (its almost midnight over here as I type this). But it fits in with what I was thinknig tonight while watching Clear and Present Danger on the...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 21, 2003 at 07:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've never tried the halt command. To shut my... 513 Views / 3 Replies  
I've never tried the halt command. To shut my computer down from a shell I normally type "sudo shutdown -h now". But thanks for that, I'll have to look into halt. I've never once had a problem...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 21, 2003 at 07:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
The best fix is to wake the sleeping computer. 728 Views / 11 Replies  
The best fix is to wake the sleeping computer.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 21, 2003 at 03:12 AM, in Networking
I'm guessing you're using 10.3 and you've got... 2,298 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm guessing you're using 10.3 and you've got journalling turned on. If it was me I'd boot into single user mode (Apple-S after startup chime) then type "fsck -yf" at the prompt. Keep doing this...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 21, 2003 at 12:46 AM, in macOS
Forgot to mention in my post above that you can... 566 Views / 4 Replies  
Forgot to mention in my post above that you can also change the time the different scripts will run by editing the file /etc/crontab. This is a hidden system file so you can't access it from the...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 04:55 PM, in macOS
With the Terminal you can unlock a whole heap of... 529 Views / 5 Replies  
With the Terminal you can unlock a whole heap of "hidden" features of OS X. Two really good introductions to using Unix in OS X are:
1)http://www.osxfaq.com/Tutorials/LearningCenter/...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 04:50 PM, in macOS
If you leave your computer on 24/7 (and I don't... 566 Views / 4 Replies  
If you leave your computer on 24/7 (and I don't mean sleeping) you don't have to worry about using this as MacJanitor is just a graphical front end for three processes that operate normally on Mac OS...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 03:46 PM, in macOS
I'm guessing you guys are running Panther because... 669 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm guessing you guys are running Panther because I've read somewhere else about Palm Desktop software causing conflicts with Panther.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 03:43 PM, in macOS
This is very wierd that Unix doesn't see the... 874 Views / 19 Replies  
This is very wierd that Unix doesn't see the files but the GUI does, normally its the other way around and I've never heard of this before. Perhaps a complete restart is in order, while you're at it...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 03:21 PM, in macOS
Try: 1) Repair permissions 2) run fsck ... 1,201 Views / 2 Replies  
Try:

1) Repair permissions
2) run fsck
3) Zap PRAM
4) Reset Open Firmware
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 08:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
You need a Jaguar (10.2) install CD or DVD. ... 738 Views / 4 Replies  
You need a Jaguar (10.2) install CD or DVD. Assuming you have one of these you would do an Archive and Install. Following this you would then have to download and install the Combo 10.2.8 updater.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 08:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Open up System Preferences (under the apple menu)... 971 Views / 7 Replies  
Open up System Preferences (under the apple menu) and open CD's & DVD's - use the pop-up menus to tell your computer what to do when you insert a blank or music CD (I'm assuming this is still much...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 05:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Then the folder (and file) are gone. Maybe the... 874 Views / 19 Replies  
Then the folder (and file) are gone. Maybe the GUI just hasn't caught up yet - are you running any system hacks or themes? Try logging out and back in again.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 04:56 AM, in macOS
Can you do a "ls -al ~/.Trash/" and paste the... 874 Views / 19 Replies  
Can you do a "ls -al ~/.Trash/" and paste the results back into here?

Or you may just want to check out this link (http://osxfaq.com/Tutorials/LearningCenter/HowTo/Trash/page2.ws) and work it out...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 04:00 AM, in macOS
Sounds like your Keychain is corrupted. There's... 704 Views / 7 Replies  
Sounds like your Keychain is corrupted. There's a cool little app on Apple's support site somewhere called "Keychain First Aid" (at least it used to be there, do a search for it). I'm not sure if...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 01:50 AM, in Applications
I'm not sure if this is what you did or not, but... 874 Views / 19 Replies  
I'm not sure if this is what you did or not, but you'll notice in my post above I used the flag "-rf" which is both recursive and forced. If that doesn't do it repair permissions and try again.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 01:46 AM, in macOS
If the menu bar item you wish to add is from a... 323 Views / 4 Replies  
If the menu bar item you wish to add is from a 3rd party application make you sure you have that app in your "login items" (in System Preferences).
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 01:43 AM, in GUI Customization
For a folder you have to add the "r" command... 874 Views / 19 Replies  
For a folder you have to add the "r" command (recursive) to the "rm" command (remove). So, for example, if the folder you wish to delete is in your trash you would type "sudo rm -rf ~/.Trash/*"...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 01:34 AM, in macOS
OK, there's bunch of things you can do before you... 603 Views / 6 Replies  
OK, there's bunch of things you can do before you start freaking out.
1) zap the PRAM by holding down Apple-Option-P-R after the startup chime and at least until you hear the startup chime the...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 20, 2003 at 01:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is one of the most unlikely Mac rumours I've... 2,341 Views / 25 Replies  
This is one of the most unlikely Mac rumours I've heard. The G5 generates so much heat they need 9 fans to cool it. How are they going to fit all that into the small case of the iMac? Also, I'd be...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 16, 2003 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try trashing... 638 Views / 7 Replies  
Try trashing com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist from Home/Library/Preferences.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 16, 2003 at 03:42 PM, in macOS
Or you can do this in the terminal by typing the... 376 Views / 4 Replies  
Or you can do this in the terminal by typing the chmod command (change modes).e.g. chmod g+w ~/Desktop/Media will change the permissions for group (g) to include write (+w).BTW there's a space both...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 13, 2003 at 11:16 PM, in macOS
What version of stuffit are you using? The first... 1,091 Views / 18 Replies  
What version of stuffit are you using? The first version 8 was very flaky which is why there is now an update. If you can access the terminal type in sudo shutdown -h now. If you can't you might...
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 13, 2003 at 11:04 PM, in macOS
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