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Me too. 1,092 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry I can't offer help here, but you're not alone in this. I have exactly the same problem. MacBook Pro, 10.4.6, NetGear hub using WPA. It's always a fiddle to get an address from the Netgear's...
Posted by Gary Finley, on May 10, 2006 at 08:46 PM, in Applications
Excellent OS X technical reference 436 Views / 1 Replies  
I've just come across an excellent tech reference for OS X. Last week I posted in Applications about an arcane app problem that I had with Photoshop. Nobody among my circle of knowledgable friends...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Mar 23, 2006 at 06:42 PM, in macOS
Photoshop executable mystery 452 Views / 0 Replies  
I have some screwball filetype problem with the installation of Photoshop Elements on my G5. For other user accounts on my machine, the file /Applications/Adobe Photoshop Elements 2/Photoshop...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Mar 17, 2006 at 05:44 PM, in Applications
10.4.3 and Firewire 645 Views / 4 Replies  
See other discussions here in the OS area and threads on Apple's discussion board about the problems with vanishing Firewire under 10.4.3. Many people have had Firewire go bad after doing this...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Dec 16, 2005 at 12:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
G5 mic input 711 Views / 5 Replies  
Griffin used to sell a little preamp-dongle that converted microphone level up to line-in level, but I was unable to get one when I tried. I ended up using their iMic with my G5. Makes mic-level...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Mar 15, 2005 at 12:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have a new dual 2GHz G5, and am a bit... 2,031 Views / 35 Replies  
I have a new dual 2GHz G5, and am a bit disappointed in the noise level. I think my machine is louder than the first-generation dual 2 GHz G5s were. I haven't been able to hear one of each side by...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Aug 17, 2004 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
10.3.3 and Powerbooks 691 Views / 8 Replies  
I ran into this today with a colleague's 15" Powerbook at work. We fixed it by re-installing the 10.3 BSD core code. This just required booting from the Panther (10.3) CD, which you can do by...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Mar 23, 2004 at 12:15 AM, in macOS
Chartsmith 562 Views / 6 Replies  
You might want to have a look at Chartsmith. www.blacksmith.com. I just installed it a couple of days ago, and it looks pretty good. Nothing too fancy, but it's a proper OS X GUI application, and...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Feb 4, 2004 at 02:16 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I didn't... 408 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I didn't create this file, or do the exporting. I've never written any flash, otherwise I'd know enough about how these things work to not have to ask this...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Jan 18, 2004 at 12:23 AM, in macOS
Flash file mystery 408 Views / 4 Replies  
I have some Flash files that were created under Windows but exported in Mac format. My machine doesn't recognize them as Flash. When I try to play them it brings up the "Choose Application" dialog....
Posted by Gary Finley, on Jan 17, 2004 at 12:21 AM, in macOS
Tcpd is not only supported in OS X, but installed... 529 Views / 3 Replies  
Tcpd is not only supported in OS X, but installed by default. You can see this by looking inside /etc/inetd.conf. The standard services like ftp, telnet etc, normally loaded by inetd itself, are...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Nov 22, 2002 at 06:43 PM, in macOS
fsck: hash table full 594 Views / 0 Replies  
I just had a disk problem, and used fsck (in a single-user boot, of course) to repair the file system. After a couple of passes the machine was bootable again, but an fsck run now returns the...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Nov 22, 2002 at 01:05 PM, in macOS
Captain FTP 1,549 Views / 50 Replies  
I've tried Transmit, Fetch, and Gideon. Captain FTP is the clear winner in my opinion. It has all of the features that I want, and a clean, uncluttered UI. The authors are quick to respond to...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Oct 6, 2002 at 09:58 PM, in Applications
MyTV CPU usage 502 Views / 2 Replies  
What % CPU does MyTV use on your machine? (Run 'top' in a terminal window.) I've been wondering how much of a performance hit MyTV would cause on my cube. Back in my Windows days, I used to use a...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Sep 22, 2002 at 12:03 AM, in Applications
[QUOTE]Originally posted by besson3c: I'm... 1,520 Views / 15 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by besson3c:
I'm working on a very thorough and complete how-to for this which is nearly complete. I was thinking of submitting the final copy to Mac OS X Hints.

Please...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Sep 11, 2002 at 11:45 PM, in macOS
I agree that the icon of the recent SPs was... 1,341 Views / 135 Replies  
I agree that the icon of the recent SPs was nicer, but I don't think the look of an icon is such a huge deal. However, I was hoping that the release version of 4.1 would work with my bank's site, so...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Jun 25, 2002 at 12:35 AM, in Applications
Stability - OS X is rock solid. - One year of... 940 Views / 50 Replies  
Stability - OS X is rock solid.
- One year of continuous running, 24/7. No crashes, not one. I guess
that qualifies as 'solid'.

Speed - OS X is sluggish (but it's OK).
- video could be...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Mar 23, 2002 at 08:17 PM, in macOS
I use Sharity to back up directories on my Cube's... 393 Views / 11 Replies  
I use Sharity to back up directories on my Cube's disk to spare space on an old PC that I rebuilt to Win 2000. Worked out of the box, and it's free for single-user non-commercial application.
I...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Mar 21, 2002 at 01:08 AM, in macOS
Pardon my ignorance and tell me about running... 323 Views / 4 Replies  
Pardon my ignorance and tell me about running Quake or Quake II on my cube under OS X. What do I need? I downloaded the OS X Quake ports and tried to run them, using the Quake/Quake II data files...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Mar 13, 2002 at 09:40 PM, in macOS
I've been running OS X on a Cube since the... 443 Views / 26 Replies  
I've been running OS X on a Cube since the official release last March. The machine is on 24x7, and I use it for work 8 to 12 hours a day on most days. I have never had a kernel panic, not one.

I...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Jan 22, 2002 at 12:39 PM, in macOS
I'd like to know how much CPU the Eskape MyTV... 655 Views / 28 Replies  
I'd like to know how much CPU the Eskape MyTV would use on my Cube. I used to use a Hauppauge WinTV to watch hockey games in a little window on my Win2000 box while doing mail and cruising forums...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Jan 18, 2002 at 12:51 AM, in macOS
Wow, flame wars over using a terminal. Some... 2,784 Views / 118 Replies  
Wow, flame wars over using a terminal. Some folks take themselves *way* too seriously. I'm with the other old geek who's written assembler and survived other such rites of passage. Just because...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Jan 13, 2002 at 12:05 AM, in Applications
The stupidity of Windows rubs off on those who... 407 Views / 16 Replies  
The stupidity of Windows rubs off on those who use it. We should treat them with compassion, and hide our pity. It only makes them grumpy.
Posted by Gary Finley, on Dec 17, 2001 at 07:44 PM, in macOS
Elvin: There was a lot of cool stuff under... 802 Views / 23 Replies  
Elvin:

There was a lot of cool stuff under NeXTStep. NewsFlash was feature-rich and bug-free, much better than the alpha OS X versions have been so far. Probably the coolest thing never seen...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Dec 12, 2001 at 10:07 PM, in Applications
NewsFlash was excellent under NextStep.... 475 Views / 10 Replies  
NewsFlash was excellent under NextStep. Unfortunately Wolfware (ie Chris Wolf, the one-man company) doesn't have time or money or inclination to do the X port quickly. He's open-sourced it, and...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Aug 29, 2001 at 05:38 PM, in Applications
tcsh was available in /bin under NextStep. I... 406 Views / 2 Replies  
tcsh was available in /bin under NextStep. I used it instead of csh, which was the default. UserManager.app let you select the login shell for each account, although this could only be done by root.
Posted by Gary Finley, on Aug 2, 2001 at 12:18 AM, in macOS
I agree with this comment completely. Compared... 701 Views / 30 Replies  
I agree with this comment completely. Compared even to a rusty old Win standard like WSFTP, Fetch and Transmit seem crude to me. I like the way WSFTP shows both local and remote file systems and...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Jul 11, 2001 at 04:01 PM, in Applications
This seems to be a problem with negotiating the... 2,292 Views / 6 Replies  
This seems to be a problem with negotiating the auth protocol between client and server. As an alternative to entering 'ssh -1 ...' all the time, you can just edit (as root) /etc/ssh_config. Remove...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Jun 29, 2001 at 02:06 PM, in macOS
This seems to be a problem with negotiating the... 2,292 Views / 6 Replies  
This seems to be a problem with negotiating the auth protocol between client and server. As an alternative to entering 'ssh -1 ...' all the time, you can just edit (as root) /etc/ssh_config. Remove...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Jun 29, 2001 at 02:02 PM, in macOS
Sorry. I didn't address the issue of app... 984 Views / 54 Replies  
Sorry. I didn't address the issue of app launch-time. It was fast. In fact it was very fast. Of course, the black NeXTs had SCSI disks, and I used them in my Intel machines too, which helped. ...
Posted by Gary Finley, on May 24, 2001 at 01:07 AM, in macOS
Sorry. I didn't address the issue of app... 984 Views / 54 Replies  
Sorry. I didn't address the issue of app launch-time. It was fast. In fact it was very fast. Of course, the black NeXTs had SCSI disks, and I used them in my Intel machines too, which helped. ...
Posted by Gary Finley, on May 24, 2001 at 01:03 AM, in macOS
I ran NeXTStep for years, on NeXT hardware (25 &... 984 Views / 54 Replies  
I ran NeXTStep for years, on NeXT hardware (25 & 33 MHz 68040s) and on a succession of Intel boxes up to Pentium Pro 180. The graphics (the main item of interest here) were about as fast on a black...
Posted by Gary Finley, on May 24, 2001 at 12:59 AM, in macOS
There is a bit of a parallel with the NeXT case... 348 Views / 5 Replies  
There is a bit of a parallel with the NeXT case in this display-speed issue. When NeXTStep came out in '88, many UNIX 'experts' looked at the choice of Display Postscript and scoffed that it would...
Posted by Gary Finley, on May 23, 2001 at 02:00 PM, in macOS
There is a bit of a parallel with the NeXT case... 348 Views / 5 Replies  
There is a bit of a parallel with the NeXT case in this display-speed issue. When NeXTStep came out in '88, many UNIX 'experts' looked at the choice of Display Postscript and scoffed that it would...
Posted by Gary Finley, on May 23, 2001 at 01:58 PM, in macOS
Cube, 576MB RAM. 10.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3 ... 889 Views / 97 Replies  
Cube, 576MB RAM. 10.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3
Zero panics. I've never seen one.
Posted by Gary Finley, on May 19, 2001 at 12:42 AM, in macOS
Cube, 576MB RAM. 10.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3 ... 889 Views / 97 Replies  
Cube, 576MB RAM. 10.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3
Zero panics. I've never seen one.
Posted by Gary Finley, on May 19, 2001 at 12:40 AM, in macOS
Who needs a driver? Plug it in, it works just... 350 Views / 24 Replies  
Who needs a driver? Plug it in, it works just fine. Right button works everywhere, wheel support depends on the application. To my surprise, I find the wheel very handy in Mail and OmniWeb.
Posted by Gary Finley, on May 7, 2001 at 02:19 PM, in macOS
I haven't had any luck with DHCP under OS X. ... 341 Views / 2 Replies  
I haven't had any luck with DHCP under OS X. Until my cable ISP agreed to give me a static address, I had to do this:

(1) Boot 9.1 under DHCP, note the IP assigned by the server
(2) Boot X, use...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 29, 2001 at 12:54 AM, in macOS
No problem for me. On my Cube, the MP3's I... 545 Views / 27 Replies  
No problem for me. On my Cube, the MP3's I ripped on my Windows box with RealJukebox, tracks from the net, *and* tracks ripped from CD on the Cube with iTunes, all sound just great. Never any...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 24, 2001 at 11:20 PM, in macOS
schwa: Just add them to the path of your... 387 Views / 7 Replies  
schwa:

Just add them to the path of your login account. Here are some lines from my .tcshrc file, which sets up Tcsh the way I like it:

-----------------------

# User specific aliases and...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 20, 2001 at 06:19 PM, in Applications
schwa: Just add them to the path of your... 387 Views / 7 Replies  
schwa:

Just add them to the path of your login account. Here are some lines from my .tcshrc file, which sets up Tcsh the way I like it:

-----------------------

# User specific aliases and...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 20, 2001 at 06:18 PM, in Applications
"The development aspect of OS X cannot be... 731 Views / 54 Replies  
"The development aspect of OS X cannot be overlooked. Cocoa is so powerful it's incredible. As OS X becomes more popular, more and more people will eventually spend a little time playing with Cocoa...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 19, 2001 at 12:37 AM, in macOS
If you'd really prefer to use telnet instead of... 455 Views / 34 Replies  
If you'd really prefer to use telnet instead of ssh, you can improve the security level with tcpd. This wrapper for Internet daemons is installed in OS X by default, as you can see by the lines in...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 16, 2001 at 11:09 PM, in macOS
I had this after loading the new updater. It... 315 Views / 3 Replies  
I had this after loading the new updater. It kept saying it couldn't connect to the Internet, even though I could ping www.apple.com. (http://www.apple.com.) It went away when I changed the...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 14, 2001 at 09:26 PM, in macOS
I had the 'Can't Connect' message from the... 369 Views / 8 Replies  
I had the 'Can't Connect' message from the updater too. It went away when I changed the setting from Automatic to Manual before clicking Update Now.
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 14, 2001 at 09:21 PM, in macOS
Many thanks. This worked for me too. I booted... 449 Views / 4 Replies  
Many thanks. This worked for me too. I booted back into 9.1 and fetched the software updates, one of which was Carbon 1.2.5. Now when I tell 9.1 to switch to the OS X Startup disk, I don't get...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 8, 2001 at 02:16 PM, in macOS
No Classic 449 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm a complete Mac newbie, but a NeXT and UNIX oldie. If I can get some Mac help here, maybe I can help out some others with the other stuff. I've just bought a cube and OS X. Installed 9.1 and X...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Apr 7, 2001 at 11:11 AM, in macOS
This behavior is a symptom of the object-oriented... 3,363 Views / 324 Replies  
This behavior is a symptom of the object-oriented design of OS X (and NeXTStep before it). When you have two terminal windows open, what you're looking at is not two separate copies of 'the terminal...
Posted by Gary Finley, on Mar 30, 2001 at 04:10 PM, in macOS
 
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