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Re: Re: Software Update is driving me crazy 761 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 04:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Finder > Preferences > Sidebar > check the box... 265 Views / 1 Replies  
Finder > Preferences > Sidebar > check the box next to computer.
Posted by dagaz, on Feb 15, 2004 at 04:16 PM, in Mac OS X
This symbolic link was apparently taken out by... 971 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This symbolic link was apparently taken out by the 10.3.2 update but has since been replaced by the Security Update 2004-01-26.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 07:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
An excellent place to start learning some Unix... 753 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 07:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Any Scientists Here? 3,332 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 06:21 AM, in Applications
This is definitely not normal. I assume you've... 1,458 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 04:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: OS X Guru Challenge: Help Me Delete This File 851 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 04:01 PM, in Mac OS X
WakeUp... 668 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 08:07 AM, in Mac OS X
My alltime favourite forum site is... 719 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 02:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Disk Utility Crash 420 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 09:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Re: upgrade or clean install Panther 526 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 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In Safari go Safari > Preferences > Tabs and then... 1,611 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 04:56 PM, in Mac OS X
The best tool out there for playing VCD's in OSX... 1,836 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 04:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Before panicking try all the usual... 1,804 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 04:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Classic does not run after I installed Panther... 974 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 06:47 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Any time you do have a kernel panic (I think I've... 2,753 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 06:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Problems with Disk Utility and Norton Utilities for 10.3.1 330 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 04:59 PM, in Applications
If anyone is interested in checking out a free,... 592 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 07:34 AM, in Applications
I haven't yet installed Panther so this is more... 620 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 09:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Well its about bloody time the Poms beat us at... 840 Views / 40 Replies  
Well its about bloody time the Poms beat us at something.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 22, 2003 at 09:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Did you update firmware before installing Panther? 440 Views / 5 Replies  
Did you update firmware before installing Panther?
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 22, 2003 at 09:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Do you have your Safari preferences set to... 592 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 04:22 PM, in Applications
Yeah its quirky but its no big deal. You just... 419 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 08:08 AM, in Mac OS X
These are both read and write. The computer... 274 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 22, 2003 at 12:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why don't you just command-click on the links to... 1,611 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 07:26 PM, in Mac OS X
I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for... 381 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 05:54 PM, in Mac OS X
They're in 2 different ball parks. I don't like... 551 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 04:35 PM, in Applications
I haven't yet read the article posted in your... 785 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 08:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've never tried the halt command. To shut my... 398 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 08:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
The best fix is to wake the sleeping computer. 568 Views / 11 Replies  
The best fix is to wake the sleeping computer.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 21, 2003 at 04:12 AM, in Networking
I'm guessing you're using 10.3 and you've got... 1,567 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 01:46 AM, in Mac OS X
Forgot to mention in my post above that you can... 454 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 05:55 PM, in Mac OS X
With the Terminal you can unlock a whole heap of... 395 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 05:50 PM, in Mac OS X
If you leave your computer on 24/7 (and I don't... 454 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 04:46 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm guessing you guys are running Panther because... 572 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 04:43 PM, in Mac OS X
This is very wierd that Unix doesn't see the... 752 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 04:21 PM, in Mac OS X
Try: 1) Repair permissions 2) run fsck ... 1,109 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 09:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
You need a Jaguar (10.2) install CD or DVD. ... 608 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 09:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Open up System Preferences (under the apple menu)... 809 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 06:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Then the folder (and file) are gone. Maybe the... 752 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 05:56 AM, in Mac OS X
Can you do a "ls -al ~/.Trash/" and paste the... 752 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 05:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Sounds like your Keychain is corrupted. There's... 515 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 02:50 AM, in Applications
I'm not sure if this is what you did or not, but... 752 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 02:46 AM, in Mac OS X
If the menu bar item you wish to add is from a... 236 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 02:43 AM, in GUI Customization
For a folder you have to add the "r" command... 752 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 02:34 AM, in Mac OS X
OK, there's bunch of things you can do before you... 438 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 02:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is one of the most unlikely Mac rumours I've... 2,082 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 04:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try trashing... 522 Views / 7 Replies  
Try trashing com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist from Home/Library/Preferences.
Posted by dagaz, on Nov 16, 2003 at 04:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Or you can do this in the terminal by typing the... 275 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 14, 2003 at 12:16 AM, in Mac OS X
What version of stuffit are you using? The first... 943 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 14, 2003 at 12:04 AM, in Mac OS X
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