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So which to buy? 3,111 Views / 39 Replies  
Hope you don't mind me piggy-backing on this topic.

I've finally wised up and want to replace my MS Intellimouse. Absolutely hate the software, and believe it's responsible for many input-device...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Sep 6, 2004 at 10:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm one of those that had no line regarding... 84,438 Views / 815 Replies  
I'm one of those that had no line regarding CrashReporter in the hostconfig file at all.

Just after asking my question of Yukon just above, I had another freeze. :brick:

So I finally got...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Apr 30, 2004 at 07:21 PM, in macOS
So what did you do that stopped all your crashes? 84,438 Views / 815 Replies  
So what did you do that stopped all your crashes?
Posted by ImpishLM, on Apr 30, 2004 at 10:17 AM, in macOS
I think this bug is due to Crash Reporter. Check... 84,438 Views / 815 Replies  
I think this bug is due to Crash Reporter. Check your hostconfig file: is there a line of text regarding Crash Reporter?

If there is, you might try changing 'YES' to 'NO'. But there are many of...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Apr 29, 2004 at 11:25 AM, in macOS
As a follow-up to my message above, I've decided... 84,438 Views / 815 Replies  
As a follow-up to my message above, I've decided not to update after I re-installed 10.3. I now have a stable system, and I'm sticking with it.

I'll update when Apple specifically acknowledges...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Apr 6, 2004 at 10:42 AM, in macOS
I had this freeze for a couple months, then fixed... 84,438 Views / 815 Replies  
I had this freeze for a couple months, then fixed it by cleaning out the system caches using Panther Cache Cleaner.

After a month or two without problems, the 10.3.3 update brought it back.
...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Apr 4, 2004 at 10:43 AM, in macOS
What utility did you use to defrag your disk? I... 84,438 Views / 815 Replies  
What utility did you use to defrag your disk? I should probably do this soon... does Disk Warrior have this capability?
Posted by ImpishLM, on Mar 21, 2004 at 08:07 PM, in macOS
I had the freeze for quite a while after... 84,438 Views / 815 Replies  
I had the freeze for quite a while after installing the original Panther, but eventually resolved the issue by using Panther Cache Cleaner to clean up system caches.

Unfortunately, the freeze has...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Mar 20, 2004 at 11:15 AM, in macOS
NO, it's not a RAM problem 4,495 Views / 16 Replies  
I have 1G of RAM, and as I said, it never skipped until recently.

Also, it happens even when I'm clicking on a card in a solitaire game: no other apps loaded or opening.

No: this is a problem...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Feb 18, 2004 at 11:59 AM, in Applications
Nope... and I haven't updated my firmware either.... 719 Views / 5 Replies  
Nope... and I haven't updated my firmware either.

I really should, but two things make me reluctant: I installed a CPU upgrade on my previous computer -- a G3 -- and it promptly fried my Mac. I...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Feb 17, 2004 at 11:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Should I upgrade my firmware? 719 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm on a 466 mghz G4 "Digital Audio" with a Radeon 8500 and 1G RAM.

When Apple released their occasional firmware updates, the "Who should use this" section always refers to some bug that I never...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Feb 13, 2004 at 12:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wow! THANK YOU for your thorough explanation of... 1,319 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow! THANK YOU for your thorough explanation of my situation.

The OWC 1.33 CPU has been at the top of my list, and your recommendation may well have cinched the deal.

I have only one question...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Feb 7, 2004 at 11:13 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Upgrade CPU of G4 466mghz to.... what? 1,319 Views / 5 Replies  
More and more apps (read "games") are coming out requiring more power than I have.

What's the best?

xlr8yourmac has closed its forums so I can't ask there. That site, however, seems to think...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Feb 6, 2004 at 08:35 PM, in Hardware Hacking
It IS hiccuping, but that doesn't make it... 4,495 Views / 16 Replies  
It IS hiccuping, but that doesn't make it acceptable.

It hasn't hiccuped for me ever before...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jan 27, 2004 at 09:13 PM, in Applications
iTunes: playback suddenly skips & stutters 4,495 Views / 16 Replies  
A few days ago, iTunes started "skipping" while I listened to music: a brief interruption of the music, almost immediately resumed as if nothing has happened.

It seems to coincide with clicking...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jan 26, 2004 at 08:31 PM, in Applications
Re: Equivalent to rebuilding the desktop in Panther?? 1,017 Views / 9 Replies  
Also, I recommend that you get Disk Warrior 3.0, a hard disk utility that works on all directories. DW has resolved all finder problems that have cropped up for me.
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jan 3, 2004 at 08:10 PM, in macOS
System Freezes in Panther & force-quit doesn't work 768 Views / 3 Replies  
I did a search in this forum and saw that others have had system-wide freezes in which the force-quit command doesn't work.

I can't tell if an app crashes first, which leads to the system crash,...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Dec 12, 2003 at 08:29 PM, in macOS
Mail: what happend to the "Delete from Server" option? 502 Views / 3 Replies  
In pre-Panther days, there was an option in Mail prefs that would immediately delete the original messages from the remote server after downloading them to the desktop.

In the new Mail app, that...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Nov 12, 2003 at 08:35 PM, in Applications
HELP! "Waiting for Data Recycler TrashSync daemon"??? 417 Views / 2 Replies  
Since installing Panther, I've had several system-wide freeze... even the force-quit window won't appear. It seemed to happen while using iTunes 4.1, but that may be coincidental.

I thought...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Nov 3, 2003 at 11:59 AM, in macOS
Tried this and also the eject button again. ... 587 Views / 4 Replies  
Tried this and also the eject button again.

Still nothing.... it must really be jammed in there, altho' I don't know how that could happen when it burned the disk and then hung only afterwards.
...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Oct 29, 2003 at 07:54 PM, in macOS
CD stuck in drive: HELP! 591 Views / 1 Replies  
Using iTunes 4.1 and Panther, burning a music CD hung on the "finishing" message in the status bar. Waited 20 minutes, and then tried to force-quit, but system completely unresponsive.... no mouse...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Oct 29, 2003 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
w/ Panther, burn failed, CD stuck in drive: HELP! 587 Views / 4 Replies  
Using iTunes 4.1 and Panther, burning a music CD hung on the "finishing" message in the status bar. Waited 20 minutes, and then tried to force-quit, but system completely unresponsive.... no mouse...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Oct 29, 2003 at 10:14 AM, in macOS
After using Classic, iTunes doesn't work 300 Views / 0 Replies  
I haven't used Classic for ages, but a few days ago, decided to revisit some older games.

After playing -- and whether or not I stop Classic -- the play button in iTunes (latest version) no longer...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Aug 6, 2003 at 09:52 AM, in macOS
Any problems with Acomdata External Firewier Drives? 627 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm abut to buy a 40GB Acomdata drive, a company I've never heard of before. The price is very good..... so good that I'm hesitating.

Any problems?

Thanks!
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jul 30, 2003 at 08:30 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Comments re: Solace wanted 493 Views / 2 Replies  
Anybody have anything to say about Freeverse's Solace? Worth buying? Fun? Not?
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jul 11, 2003 at 07:21 PM, in Gaming
Lode Runner II; Pod Racer 1,581 Views / 25 Replies  
Lode Runner II is several years old now and should be available at a great price.

Don't let it's age fool you: it gorgeous to look at and a blast to play. Many MANY levels, grouped in 5...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jul 2, 2003 at 10:42 AM, in Gaming
How can we get Roller Coaster Tycoon ported? 603 Views / 3 Replies  
Sim City 4; Zoo Tycoon, and other similar games have been or are being ported for Macintosh; many by Aspyr.

Yet one of the best-selling sim games -- Roller Coaster Tycoon -- has not. Yes we got...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jul 2, 2003 at 10:32 AM, in Gaming
Should I buy SpyHunter? 610 Views / 1 Replies  
I saw one thread with a negative view, and wondered how many people shared that experience. I love driving games, especially when I'm not on a closed track.

Should I get this one?
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jun 28, 2003 at 07:23 PM, in Gaming
Not so: Lode Runner II, in 3d, is gorgeous and a... 748 Views / 5 Replies  
Not so: Lode Runner II, in 3d, is gorgeous and a blast to play.

Hmmmm... maybe it's time to get it out again.
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jun 28, 2003 at 07:20 PM, in Gaming
Why can't Mozilla 1.4 do what 1.3b did? 516 Views / 2 Replies  
I play a java-based multiplayer game everyday... until I updated to Mozilla 1.4

In 1.4, the game board is drawn correctly, but the players' pieces don't appear at all.

I'm stumped: both...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Apr 19, 2003 at 09:59 AM, in Applications
Mozilla 1.4 can't do what previous versions did 403 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm trying to figure out why Mozilla 1.4 can't handle a Java-based game site that Mozilla handled perfectly up until the latest version.

The game is played online: the game board is presented and...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Apr 15, 2003 at 10:54 AM, in Applications
Thanks: that solved one problem but created... 585 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks: that solved one problem but created another.... my bookmarks are notw retained, but 1.3 can't handle an on-line Java-based game I play daily, so I reverted to 1.3b again.

And another...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Mar 30, 2003 at 10:43 AM, in Applications
Mozilla won't retain my bookmarks 585 Views / 3 Replies  
After many problems with Mozilla 1.3, I've reverted to 1.3b. I also deleted all support files and folders, wanting to start with an absolutely clean slate. I knew this would mean I would need to...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Mar 28, 2003 at 11:27 AM, in Applications
thanks! never knew that. Do you think I... 505 Views / 2 Replies  
thanks! never knew that.

Do you think I should just paste that list into my user.js file?

It does seem longer than the original... do all of those belong in the user.js file?

Thanks...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Mar 19, 2003 at 08:56 PM, in Applications
most lines in User.js file deleted by Mozilla 1.3 505 Views / 2 Replies  
The user.js file should have multiple lines of code/instructions.

After installing the latest Mozilla, I noticed some bizarre behavior and decided to take a look... and there is now a single line...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Mar 19, 2003 at 11:22 AM, in Applications
R U Having DSL problems after Security Update? 434 Views / 2 Replies  
MacFixit is reporting that many DSL users are having trouble with their DSL connection after applying the recent security update.

I have done the update yet, and was wondering how serious and/or...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Mar 5, 2003 at 10:56 AM, in macOS
Mummy Maze Deluxe Bug 438 Views / 1 Replies  
The game (v. 1.1) itself is fun, but I reached a level in which the maze was drawn without an exit.

I wrote to the developers, but no response of any kind.

Has anyone else run into this wall...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Feb 7, 2003 at 10:53 AM, in Gaming
Why do app windows appear shifted to the right? 348 Views / 1 Replies  
In several apps, like Mozilla, iTunes, iCal, and Safari, the windows don't return to the position I had left them in: they're always shifted about 1/4 inch to the right (some more, like iCal; some...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jan 12, 2003 at 11:13 AM, in macOS
Has anyone deleted OS 9 altogether? 956 Views / 38 Replies  
In addition to the Classic OS 9 system on the same partition as X, I have 9.2.2 on a separate partition. The ONLY time I use it is when I need to run DiskWarrior on the X partition, which I did last...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Jan 6, 2003 at 11:26 AM, in macOS
Undying: Anyone get past the gate after getting the shield? 467 Views / 1 Replies  
After completing the Lizbeth segment, going to the island to obtain the shield and returning to the main gate, I get stuck. The groundskeeper is supposed to show up and unlock the gate, but he never...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Dec 10, 2002 at 10:31 AM, in Gaming
because I'm a believer that if I'm not using a... 760 Views / 4 Replies  
because I'm a believer that if I'm not using a hack, utility, or other modification, I should get rid of it.

Gestures worked fine, but I didn't find it easier to use than keyboard equivalents,...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Nov 13, 2002 at 09:08 PM, in Applications
How do I remove Cocoa Gestures? 760 Views / 4 Replies  
I'd like to remove Cocoa Gestures, but the creators website doesn't state how, and the Finder's find command doesn't locate any related files.

How do I get rid of it? Thanks!
Posted by ImpishLM, on Nov 12, 2002 at 12:07 PM, in Applications
Afraid to buy another Aspyr product 711 Views / 3 Replies  
I'd like to buy Jedi Knight II, but I'm hesitating because of my experience with Undying, also from Aspyr.

I finished the Lizbeth quest in Undying, which is about 1/3 of the way through the game. ...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Nov 3, 2002 at 09:22 PM, in Gaming
How do I Prevent Popup windows in Mozilla? 378 Views / 1 Replies  
I've been using Mozilla for quite some time and never had popup windows from advertisers before.

However, after problems with v1.2b, I reverted to 1.2a, and now I have these "spam-ups" all the...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Oct 25, 2002 at 11:03 AM, in Applications
Re: Pressing TAB worked for me 884 Views / 10 Replies  
Kodiak:

Have you made it past Lizbeth, then to the island where you pick up the Shield spell, then returned to the main manor gate?

If you have, did the groundskeeper appear to let you out?
...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Oct 19, 2002 at 06:16 PM, in Gaming
Site needs path to folder, but can't locate it 415 Views / 1 Replies  
I've downloaded a folder from a site, and then clicked a link at the site which presents a field for me to enter the pathname to the folder.

It doesn't take: I get an error saying "Please...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Oct 12, 2002 at 11:09 AM, in macOS
Undying: still stuck after getting Shield 510 Views / 0 Replies  
I posted over a month ago that a bug in Undying prevents me from continuing. After getting the Shield spell from the island, I return to the front gate of the manor, where a groundskeeper is...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Oct 6, 2002 at 07:31 PM, in Gaming
Links CE? 3,695 Views / 51 Replies  
How is the new Links Championship Edition running on Jaguar?

THX!
Posted by ImpishLM, on Oct 1, 2002 at 08:12 PM, in Gaming
I came to this forum looking for the same info,... 573 Views / 3 Replies  
I came to this forum looking for the same info, assuming Ali is talking about "Links Championship Edition."

When it first appeared, many found it buggy, some so much so that they proclaimed it...
Posted by ImpishLM, on Oct 1, 2002 at 08:09 PM, in Gaming
I have Marine Aquarium also, but don't know how... 15,663 Views / 210 Replies  
I have Marine Aquarium also, but don't know how to get it to be my desktop. How didja do that?

THX!
Posted by ImpishLM, on Sep 5, 2002 at 07:53 PM, in macOS
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