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Sometimes, an old aging pet needs a little help... 15,108 Views / 34 Replies  
Sometimes, an old aging pet needs a little help to pass out with dignity... Open up the poor thing and using some sharp metallic object, you can get it out of its agony.
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 24, 2007 at 08:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ghost or gremlins acting is hard to predict 2,142 Views / 15 Replies  
Just try a little experiment : next morning, use a long plastic or wooden dry stick to switch the light on and see what happens (besides the light coming on, that is).

I guess your problem is...
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 24, 2007 at 08:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
KPs are so rare, nowadays... 743 Views / 5 Replies  
Your kp might be a coincidence but kps are so rare with 10.4.x (don't even remember when I got my last one) that it might not be after all... When your friend adds (changes) ram, he must make sure...
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 24, 2007 at 07:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've read elsewhere on the web of a trick that I... 7,130 Views / 8 Replies  
I've read elsewhere on the web of a trick that I would try on a bad drive (read : not spinning). Get the drive out of the computer and put it in a freezer for a night. Next morning, take it out the...
Posted by Calli46, on Oct 21, 2006 at 12:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, shipping was fast! I ordered a blue nano... 1,550 Views / 26 Replies  
Yes, shipping was fast! I ordered a blue nano with the Nike+ipod sport kit yesterday, too. Maybe I'll have to wait some more as I asked for standard (slow!) but free shipping. It might take as long...
Posted by Calli46, on Sep 13, 2006 at 08:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
> Try the steps outlined here:... 686 Views / 4 Replies  
> Try the steps outlined here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?
>artnum=301733. Let us know if it works for you.

Hi Mojo,

Just read your reply and did what that apple...
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 6, 2006 at 09:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
iMac G5 fans always on after 10.4.6 update 686 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi all,

While my home PowerMac G4 update to 10.4.6 went smooth as silk, my work iMac G5 update went sour as vinegar!

I tried an incremental update going from 10.4.5 (running beautifully well)...
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 5, 2006 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mine is a USB 2 external, half HFS+, half FAT32.... 1,998 Views / 18 Replies  
Mine is a USB 2 external, half HFS+, half FAT32. The FAT part is for connecting to PCs at work. I did it too using the command line, following the steps given here...
Posted by Calli46, on Dec 12, 2005 at 10:34 PM, in macOS
As CharlesS said, it doesn't look like bad ram if... 2,210 Views / 26 Replies  
As CharlesS said, it doesn't look like bad ram if you don't get KPs. Once, I got the same problems as you with many apps, even Disk Utility would'nt lauch! And I was sure my ram was good. So I...
Posted by Calli46, on Jun 25, 2005 at 04:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Nowadays with OS X, there might not be many... 2,598 Views / 70 Replies  
Nowadays with OS X, there might not be many reasons to still use partitions. As some have said, it is yet the way to go if you want more than one OS on the same disk (OS X and Linux, for example)....
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 18, 2005 at 03:32 PM, in macOS
I just bought an external USB 2.0 HD enclosure... 519 Views / 2 Replies  
I just bought an external USB 2.0 HD enclosure for a spare 40 GB HD I had. After installing it, I tried copying a few hundred MB folders to it and everything seemed fine. Eventually, I tried to...
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 16, 2005 at 09:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Maybe you should give PixelCheck, a freeware, a... 642 Views / 9 Replies  
Maybe you should give PixelCheck, a freeware, a try. With it, you can check your monitor for any dead pixel (black, white, red, green or blue). Or you could try another LCD monitor.
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 1, 2005 at 08:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
RDC is a very nice piece of software with a few... 570 Views / 4 Replies  
RDC is a very nice piece of software with a few quirks. First, it won't run with win98 :confused: but only with 2000, 2003 and XP. Then, I didn't find a way to emulate the Windows key on the mac...
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 1, 2005 at 08:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Do you have more than one HD connected to your G5... 974 Views / 15 Replies  
Do you have more than one HD connected to your G5 ? Like 2 internals or a Firewire or USB external ? To test for virtual memory file corruption, you could tell OSX to put its VM files on another HD,...
Posted by Calli46, on Feb 27, 2005 at 01:52 AM, in macOS
Some caracters may cause havoc with the file... 1,147 Views / 25 Replies  
Some caracters may cause havoc with the file system and the OS. So, better NOT use any of them in the drive's name. For one, I won't dare to try those caracters.

Now to name a few : </> like in...
Posted by Calli46, on Feb 27, 2005 at 01:39 AM, in macOS
Hi WoD, Long post you got there... If you go... 1,266 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi WoD,

Long post you got there... If you go the Firewire road, I hope you realize that while new and not so new Macs have Firewire interfaces, it's not the same with most PCs. Most of them don't...
Posted by Calli46, on Feb 23, 2005 at 12:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
---- Quote from P ---- "...PCI express, not... 1,333 Views / 8 Replies  
---- Quote from P ----
"...PCI express, not extreme, (PCIe) is a completely different technology that happens to share the same name as a marketing trick."

PCIe is a replacement (read faster) for...
Posted by Calli46, on Feb 17, 2005 at 05:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
ADC -> DVI adapters are cheap... 2,141 Views / 18 Replies  
I just bought such an adapter to drive a Benq DVI LCD display the other day. It's about 40 CAN$ (around 30 US$) from Apple. You might find some from other manufacturers for less... Get the job done...
Posted by Calli46, on Feb 17, 2005 at 05:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
DVI vs VGA LCD ? 1,730 Views / 14 Replies  
After many years tearing my eyes over bad VGA monitors, I was lucky enough to get an iMac G5 17" to work with from my employer. Needless to say, the screen of the iMac is DVI. The sharpness and the...
Posted by Calli46, on Feb 16, 2005 at 01:32 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Check those also... 879 Views / 7 Replies  
Besides Macupdate and Versiontracker, you can try <http://osx.hyperjeff.net/Apps/>. And if you want to dig into OSX innards a little bit more, using Terminal, for example, go to...
Posted by Calli46, on Feb 11, 2005 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
QUOTE: Will ram from a G5 iMac work in a G4... 533 Views / 2 Replies  
QUOTE:
Will ram from a G5 iMac work in a G4 1.25gz eMac?
I've just compared ram specs for the 2 machines as best as I can, and it would seem very nearly identical. Only real difference I see...
Posted by Calli46, on Dec 9, 2004 at 11:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
quote: Originally posted by steve1341: It... 1,080 Views / 16 Replies  
quote:
Originally posted by steve1341:
It does - and its a free download from Microsoft. But screen redrawing and resolution is not as good as if it were done natively

I've just been using such...
Posted by Calli46, on Dec 9, 2004 at 10:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
CD burner in an educ imac G5 ? 695 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi all,

I have an education class imac G5 coming soon my way :-) . From what meager info I could get on this machine (1,6 GHz, 17" machine), I know it comes without a DVD-CD drive. Now, maybe one...
Posted by Calli46, on Oct 3, 2004 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
More memory or 128 bit bus ??? 4,391 Views / 22 Replies  
Well, I read this thread and couldn't find an answer to the (my) following problem.

I had an iMac G5 (1.6 GHz educ model) ordered by my school. Everything in it is standard, even the 256 MB Ram. I...
Posted by Calli46, on Sep 29, 2004 at 03:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
View folders (smart folders) must prevail! 9,070 Views / 140 Replies  
This thread is most interesting... Having used Macs since 1984, I was exposed to spatial then for a couple of years to browser navigation. But as a user, what should matter more? I'd say : ease of...
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 14, 2004 at 05:05 PM, in macOS
10.2.8 on Beige G3 266 MHz 9,544 Views / 73 Replies  
I've been using OS X (10.2.8) on a 266 MHz G3 at work, with 384 MB RAM for Word, Excel and other light work. This is on a 4GB hd. It installed and runs without any patches...

Now I would install...
Posted by Calli46, on Nov 16, 2003 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Ethernet loss! 2,211 Views / 38 Replies  
Only problem with 10.2.8 on my G4 500DP was the ethernet connection loss. I tried the AppleGMacEthernet.kext (is it the true name of this beast?) switch and everything seems like working as it did in...
Posted by Calli46, on Sep 28, 2003 at 08:00 PM, in macOS
Non US music 1,040 Views / 25 Replies  
Like here in French Canada, we have our own performers and would like to buy other French music. But I suppose, many other peoples would buy other countries' music if and when this will be possible....
Posted by Calli46, on May 7, 2003 at 02:03 PM, in Applications
Oh, sweet memories are made of... KellyHogan 5,345 Views / 85 Replies  
Apple could have invented a God OS and he would have bitched about it.

So, Kelly was a kind of DEVIL's advocate! ;)
Posted by Calli46, on May 5, 2003 at 02:27 PM, in macOS
Is it possible or not ? 1,858 Views / 34 Replies  
Well, someone at macobserver did just that! I didn't try it myself but then... you may give it a try if you have nothing of value on this drive.
You can read it here


Someone else tried...
Posted by Calli46, on May 5, 2003 at 02:05 PM, in macOS
futureshop and ow = no go! 38,445 Views / 777 Replies  
As a Canadian, futureshop.ca is very useful to lookup computer related products prices. Lo! and behold, after the main page has loaded, there's no way to go further...

The site works well in...
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 19, 2003 at 01:54 PM, in Applications
YES, it IS working!!! 689 Views / 5 Replies  
I manage to get iCommune working and play the tunes from icommune website with my iTunes.

All one has to do is :
1) start iCommune <- this one is easy, really

2) in the Shared Music Folder...
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 15, 2003 at 06:32 PM, in Applications
Thin vs Thick client... 3,372 Views / 52 Replies  
Some of you write about thin OS X client as if there were other (thick??) kind of clients. Maybe a network guru could explain to me and a few others what a "thin" client is ?
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 15, 2003 at 03:26 PM, in macOS
Excel won't do automatic calculations 703 Views / 6 Replies  
> BTW...If I import the file into Appleworks 6
> everything works as it should...

Just a thought... If it works in AW6, you could import it back from AW6 to Excel as a new sheet and see if it...
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 11, 2003 at 11:04 AM, in Applications
Simple as 1, 2, 3, GO 1,400 Views / 4 Replies  
It's really quite easy :
a) put in your new (almost) drive as slave and make sure your 4 Gig jumper is defined as master.
b) connect the ide cable and power cable to the 2 drives.
c) start the...
Posted by Calli46, on Mar 10, 2003 at 01:24 PM, in Hardware Hacking
!0.1.5 did introduce this bug on my system (G4... 1,505 Views / 76 Replies  
!0.1.5 did introduce this bug on my system (G4 500DP). Like others, I log on the internet with DHCP on a cable modem. Never got this problem before updating to 10.1.5.

Now, will we have to buy...
Posted by Calli46, on Jun 9, 2002 at 11:45 PM, in macOS
It's pretty easy, really. I'll try to explain... 465 Views / 4 Replies  
It's pretty easy, really. I'll try to explain but as I am using the French version of OW, some commands might have a different name than what I suppose to be...

First, open the bookmarks drawer....
Posted by Calli46, on May 10, 2002 at 09:19 AM, in Applications
This opens the door to Wacom "intelligent"... 930 Views / 43 Replies  
This opens the door to Wacom "intelligent" tablet. It might be something like a self-powered drawing tablet, with on-board memory, but without a processor. You write, sketch, note to it, and later,...
Posted by Calli46, on May 9, 2002 at 09:00 AM, in macOS
Zen & Starfleet, while I sympathize with... 23,236 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Zen & Starfleet,

while I sympathize with you, I must say that I am using OW on my DP/500 since the early betas (b6, b7 and such). Like everyone, I got my share of crashes. Many times, OW would...
Posted by Calli46, on May 6, 2002 at 03:03 PM, in Applications
Zen & Starfleet, while I sympathize with... 23,236 Views / 1,656 Replies  
Zen & Starfleet,

while I sympathize with you, I must say that I am using OW on my DP/500 since the early betas (b6, b7 and such). Like everyone, I got my share of crashes. Many times, OW would...
Posted by Calli46, on May 6, 2002 at 11:34 AM, in Applications
When you don't care anymore to quit the apps you... 544 Views / 36 Replies  
When you don't care anymore to quit the apps you know you won't need again in the coming hour. Virtual memory played well is a god's blessing!
Posted by Calli46, on May 4, 2002 at 11:18 AM, in macOS
OK, guys, now that sp78 is out, there are still... 23,236 Views / 1,656 Replies  
OK, guys, now that sp78 is out, there are still 22 to go to reach the magic 100!!! What do you think are the odds to reach sp C (like in OS X) before getting golden ? Make it a $10 on getting up to C...
Posted by Calli46, on May 3, 2002 at 09:42 PM, in Applications
Last time I heard of a Novell Client for OS X, it... 542 Views / 6 Replies  
Last time I heard of a Novell Client for OS X, it said sometime in April. Well, April is but a memory and no Novell Client. I, too, am waiting for it...

There is a while since I last checked...
Posted by Calli46, on May 2, 2002 at 05:02 PM, in Applications
4.1 beta 5 feels much faster on my 500/DP than... 23,236 Views / 1,656 Replies  
4.1 beta 5 feels much faster on my 500/DP than any previous sp releases. Scrolling is lightning quick and pages draw almost instantly. Besides being snappy, OW 4.1b5 seems very stable. A joy to use! ...
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 27, 2002 at 09:03 AM, in Applications
Tx Northform for the info given in your replay to... 462 Views / 5 Replies  
Tx Northform for the info given in your replay to Superchic. I was wondering why graphics cards couldn't accelerate the video display. But about the system bus, while you are right on the "no upgrade...
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 26, 2002 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Login in as root is not risky. Doing anything as... 419 Views / 8 Replies  
Login in as root is not risky. Doing anything as root can result in devastating damages to your system and user files, specially using the Terminal and not knowing exactly what the commands you type...
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 21, 2002 at 05:18 PM, in macOS
One, just one addition to OSX ? SPEED,... 654 Views / 30 Replies  
One, just one addition to OSX ?

SPEED, SPEED, SPEED and more SPEED...

That's it.
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 21, 2002 at 04:44 PM, in macOS
DragThing is a great app! I know, I've used it... 477 Views / 21 Replies  
DragThing is a great app! I know, I've used it for several years with pre-OSX system. With OSX, though, I tried using it but after a while, found easier and faster to go to the dock to start an app....
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 21, 2002 at 04:41 PM, in macOS
I know, I know, I'm a little off topic but anyway... 1,205 Views / 68 Replies  
I know, I know, I'm a little off topic but anyway :


I have a Canon A10 and, as far as I can guess, the A40 uses Compact Flash memory cards, isn't it ? What works perfectly with me and OSX is to...
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 21, 2002 at 12:44 AM, in macOS
My Sherlock is fast, but far as "snappy" as... 2,071 Views / 193 Replies  
My Sherlock is fast, but far as "snappy" as Locator. I checked the modif date and the version and found 12/20/01 - V3.2.

Can someone check the latest update (10.1.4) and let me know the new...
Posted by Calli46, on Apr 17, 2002 at 06:47 PM, in macOS
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