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thanks analogica - good tips! Sadly, no new... 678 Views / 3 Replies  
thanks analogica - good tips! Sadly, no new minis today but I guess we'll just have a little while longer to wait until this those new chipsets arrive... perhaps in a couple of months.
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 6, 2009 at 04:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
streaming everything to mac mini 678 Views / 3 Replies  
I know this is a typical question but I was just looking for some clarifications on the details that I haven't been able to find explicitly answer through google searches.

New, unannounced mac...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 5, 2009 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, ok. So doing the 2x 2600XT config just... 1,159 Views / 13 Replies  
Well, ok. So doing the 2x 2600XT config just adds the capability for more monitors? What advantage/disadvantage does that have vs. crossfire capability? If I did the 2x 2600XT, you're saying that...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
video cards 101 (Crossfire, SLI, etc...) 1,159 Views / 13 Replies  
I wish I understood video cards a little better. I have an original Power Mac G5 and my only regret with the machine was getting a poor Graphics card and then having to upgrade later. With these...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Update: Unplugging the AEBS connects the... 805 Views / 3 Replies  
Update:

Unplugging the AEBS connects the Internet again automatically
Turning the modem off for a while and then on again, does not.

In the Network SysPref,

(green) Airport: Airport is...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Nov 29, 2007 at 07:29 PM, in Networking
Airport's ethernet connection drops off after 2 hours 805 Views / 3 Replies  
This has been frustrating since about Saturday. All of a sudden my Internet connection drops off the face of the Earth. I'm using Mac OS 10.4.11, AEBS Gigabit N, with the speedstream 4100 from SBC...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Nov 28, 2007 at 01:54 PM, in Networking
getting to the bottom of ichat setup 673 Views / 1 Replies  
My friend is trying to connect with her Mom via iChat AV and unfortunately, I am not an expert in this application by any stretch. I've been doing a lot of reading here and in other places about...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Oct 2, 2007 at 12:21 PM, in Applications
That may have been your very first post... but... 484 Views / 9 Replies  
That may have been your very first post... but it was brilliant. I completely overlooked that. I'm giving it a shot now but I think that will do the trick. Thanks!
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 5, 2007 at 01:17 AM, in macOS
I was able to move the user directory but the... 484 Views / 9 Replies  
I was able to move the user directory but the permissions won't stick. The user directories remain readable by other accounts. I did a chown as root but it still didn't take when I logged back in. ...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 4, 2007 at 10:57 PM, in macOS
Not to be too blunt, but how? How do I create a... 484 Views / 9 Replies  
Not to be too blunt, but how? How do I create a new user on another drive? If I create a new user now, it just goes by the rest of the users on my startup disk which is getting low on space. I...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 4, 2007 at 09:26 PM, in macOS
user folders on second hard drive 484 Views / 9 Replies  
Is it possible to move user folders to a second hard drive, apart from the drive containing Mac OS? I'd like to keep my OS drive just for the OS and applications. Then I would keep all the user...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 4, 2007 at 09:39 AM, in macOS
No, I just have single monitor at the time. ... 30,020 Views / 43 Replies  
No, I just have single monitor at the time. Would like to add a second but haven't found the right one for the right price yet. I'm now looking at the 9800XT with 256mb. OWC has it for $175. The...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 3, 2007 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not a big gamer either. I do have a roller... 30,020 Views / 43 Replies  
I'm not a big gamer either. I do have a roller coaster design program that's fun and that could really use some extra oomph. And a few other things, too.

I believe my 9600 has only 64mb. I...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 3, 2007 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
upgrading my G5 video card 30,020 Views / 43 Replies  
So upgrading a video card is kind of confusing...

I have the original G5 1.8ghz single processor. Yes, the one that was discontinued virtually immediately in November 2003. I got the midrange...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 3, 2007 at 01:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
It is a multi-user environment. So even though I... 560 Views / 5 Replies  
It is a multi-user environment. So even though I don't have access to another user's account while logged in under my account (admin), if I log in to the share as myself (admin) I WILL have access...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jul 31, 2006 at 09:55 PM, in Networking
So what I'm gathering from this is that once I... 560 Views / 5 Replies  
So what I'm gathering from this is that once I set up file sharing on both machines, I will only be able to mount the drives/users/files that are under admin rights? What about files that are on a...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jul 31, 2006 at 05:49 PM, in Networking
networking mini to G5 to watch video on TV 560 Views / 5 Replies  
I've been thinking a lot lately about adding a Mac Mini to the living room (as I'm sure many have). Currently, I have a G5 in my office on an airport extreme wirelessly sending itunes to the living...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jul 31, 2006 at 01:26 PM, in Networking
Along these lines, skybolt, you mentioned using... 5,468 Views / 11 Replies  
Along these lines, skybolt, you mentioned using photoshop and iphoto together? Can I use iphoto to track changes I make to a photo using photoshop? That would be really nice. Currently, I touch up...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jun 7, 2006 at 04:10 PM, in Applications
I fiddled around with it last night and I have a... 4,519 Views / 10 Replies  
I fiddled around with it last night and I have a wireless network now.... but

1) I haven't figured out how to add security yet so it's unprotected
2) I had trouble linking my airport express...
Posted by BWSchultz, on May 24, 2006 at 10:09 AM, in Networking
Glenn to the rescue... Will I need to wipe... 4,519 Views / 10 Replies  
Glenn to the rescue...

Will I need to wipe everything clean that I've done so far with the base station?
Ok, I'm looking at pages 31-33 of the Airport Designs Manual...

It says to go to the...
Posted by BWSchultz, on May 23, 2006 at 01:45 PM, in Networking
Well, it works through the ethernet cable (with... 4,519 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, it works through the ethernet cable (with the base station off) so what difference does it make if there is an Extreme Card inside?

Do I need the card to set up a home wireless network, even...
Posted by BWSchultz, on May 23, 2006 at 12:17 PM, in Networking
Wireless setup is easy? 4,519 Views / 10 Replies  
Then why can't I do it? :\

Here's the hardware I have:

Service: SBC Yahoo DSL
Modem: Speedstream 4100
Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS)
G5 with Extreme card
XP Laptop
Posted by BWSchultz, on May 23, 2006 at 10:49 AM, in Networking
Glenn, thanks for the words. I'm personally not... 538 Views / 3 Replies  
Glenn, thanks for the words. I'm personally not concerned with range as I have a G5, my wife has the XP laptop. In fact, I may use the ethernet connection on the ABS. I also have the Airport...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Mar 10, 2006 at 11:12 AM, in Networking
Airport updates? When? 538 Views / 3 Replies  
How long has it been since the airport extreme debuted? The airport express was a nice gadget but shouldn't there be another update to the airport family soon?

I have never worked on wireless...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Mar 9, 2006 at 12:49 PM, in Networking
access user accounts 389 Views / 2 Replies  
Here's an interesting one:

I was having some catostrophic issues with my G5 and Tiger... kernal panics while doing anything, kernal panics during re-installation of Tiger... etc. After testing...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jun 25, 2005 at 12:21 PM, in macOS
So what is the relationship betwen... 1,382 Views / 18 Replies  
So what is the relationship betwen pagesins/pageouts that tells me if I have enough RAM or not? That seems to be what you're implying I should look at on the Activity Monitor to determine if my...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 22, 2005 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, they've been going great for about a month... 1,382 Views / 18 Replies  
Well, they've been going great for about a month now. And I do lots of CPU intensive activites so I'm constantly at 15 MB of RAM available (out of 1.5 GB). It's that unused RAM is wasted RAM...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 18, 2005 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, I did that a few weeks ago when I had the... 1,382 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah, I did that a few weeks ago when I had the RAM trouble. Check out my post on that:

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=242988

For some reason, the 512 MB chips no longer...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 16, 2005 at 04:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
The 108 I just bought has the black tray. Cool,... 1,164 Views / 10 Replies  
The 108 I just bought has the black tray. Cool, I guess, for the 8 seconds I see each day.
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 10, 2005 at 01:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
Do you mean the Apple Hardware Test from the... 1,382 Views / 18 Replies  
Do you mean the Apple Hardware Test from the startup disc?

Yep, ran that. No problems found. Although, I did have a problem with RAM a couple of weeks ago that was solved by simply relocating...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 10, 2005 at 01:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
restore iPhoto library (fixed) 404 Views / 0 Replies  
Edit...

Ok, I think I figured it out. I didn't understand the import function in iPhoto and why it wasn't working for me.

It was... I just couldn't tell from looking at iPhoto. But when I...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 10, 2005 at 12:53 AM, in Applications
Yeah I have a CompUSA and a Fry's within a couple... 1,164 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah I have a CompUSA and a Fry's within a couple miles of where I live. I have ordered several times from newegg, as well. While the local stores are typically overpriced, I did get my Pioneer 108...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 9, 2005 at 06:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, if there was a buzz coming through the... 1,164 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, if there was a buzz coming through the audio, I would certainly take it back and get a different one. There's no way to tell from the outside of a box if something is grounded properly. Do...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 9, 2005 at 02:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
such a thing as DVD-R DL? 509 Views / 1 Replies  
I only seem to find DVD+R DL media out there. I just bought a Pioneer A08XL (the DVR-108, I guess. I hate the multiple names) and it lists speeds for DVD+R DL as 4x. I ask because +R seems much...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 8, 2005 at 05:39 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
108 and 109 1,164 Views / 10 Replies  
I can't remember what the difference between the 108 and 109 were but from what I've seen so far, 108 is about 3 times faster at ripping CDs/DVDs than the Sony. Which is really nice.

I haven't...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 8, 2005 at 05:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
convert superdrive to an external firewire 1,164 Views / 10 Replies  
Hello,

So I bought a new DVR-108 drive for my G5 and I'm really loving the speed improvements over the initial Superdrive (the Sony UA10, I think). But I still have the Sony and I wouldn't mind...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 8, 2005 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
clean install worked 1,382 Views / 18 Replies  
I had tried to overwrite the OS but that gave me an error part way through, so I thought there was something wrong with the G5 setup disc.

But I moved as much data around as I could to my second...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 8, 2005 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
don't like the sound of that! 1,382 Views / 18 Replies  
I think my next step is to buy a new copy of Panther and wipe the hard drive with a fresh installation - luckily, I have a second hard drive and that should mnimize my data loss. I did an...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 7, 2005 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: nothing mounting on G5 1,382 Views / 18 Replies  
Right now, it seems that the drives just aren't being recognized by any software.

The Apple System Profiler lists the new drive correctly but no software is able to speak with it. DVD Player,...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 6, 2005 at 10:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: nothing mounting on G5 1,382 Views / 18 Replies  
I was able to load the OS X disc (software install and repair) but it failed on the installation.

Either drive will not read any other discs. It only read the hardware test disc by holding 'c'...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 6, 2005 at 10:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
nothing mounting on G5 1,382 Views / 18 Replies  
Ok, something fishy is going on with my computer.

The first problem I noticed is that I can't open the DVD drive from the keyboard anymore. The upper right corner button doesn't work, and F12...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Feb 6, 2005 at 06:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
memory chip config inside G5 697 Views / 1 Replies  
A long time ago on this forum, I read that you are supposed to install the largest RAM chips on the 'inside' of the slots in the G5. I have a G5 with 8 slots and this is what I had before.

empty...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 25, 2005 at 10:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
kernel panic caused by super drive? 780 Views / 1 Replies  
So I had the dreaded kernel panic this morning on my G5 tower (10.3.7).

I haven't had time to troubleshoot much yet with all the different boot modes (I had to go to work). But I was wondering if...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 24, 2005 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
iLife 04 vs iLife 05 823 Views / 2 Replies  
Apple did it to me again... new product right after I get the old one.

I received 04 for Christmas. Is there any hope for return/exchange or should I just wait until iLife 06 comes out in 12...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Jan 11, 2005 at 02:36 PM, in Applications
I will give macjanitor a try tonight and check... 662 Views / 5 Replies  
I will give macjanitor a try tonight and check back then with more info.

Thanks, guys.
Posted by BWSchultz, on Nov 17, 2004 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm fine with the idea of "unused memory being... 662 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm fine with the idea of "unused memory being wasted memory" but I'm getting too many beachballs after I perform a memory intensive task. Mozilla/Safari will be much slower than normal, even if...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Nov 15, 2004 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Memory recovery 662 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi,

I have a question about the RAM in my PowerMac G5, 1.8Ghz. I started with the standard 512 from Apple and later added 1 GB from crucial.com for a total of 1.5 GB. I'm running the most...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Nov 15, 2004 at 09:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, that's what I thought. It would be too... 2,447 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, that's what I thought. It would be too easy for friends with iPods to just swap quick and double their music collection. However, with the increase in multi-computer homes and people with two...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Nov 2, 2004 at 10:57 AM, in Applications
iPod sync two computers 2,447 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi everyone,

This is a hypothetical question at the moment but it may become a reality soon...

Right now, I have a PowerMac G5 and sync my iPod with the single iTunes library on my home...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Nov 2, 2004 at 10:33 AM, in Applications
I've tried it with just two DVD's so far (Gone... 961 Views / 3 Replies  
I've tried it with just two DVD's so far (Gone with the Wind and Doctor Zhivago). Double sided DVD's are fairly rare nowadays. But it could be scratches - they are rentals after all. However, it...
Posted by BWSchultz, on Oct 7, 2004 at 09:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
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