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Agreed that something is wrong with the MacBook.... 11,888 Views / 90 Replies  
Agreed that something is wrong with the MacBook. Call me a fanboy or whatever, but the only time I've managed to crash OS X is in World of Warcraft (a multithreaded OpenGL bug expected to be fixed in...
Posted by diamondsw, on Feb 20, 2007 at 09:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sadly, this does not work for me - the new... 43,616 Views / 28 Replies  
Sadly, this does not work for me - the new resolutions do not show up in Ubuntu/Gnome. I had similar problems in Fedora Core 6; after a lot of rebooting (and crashing gdm - FC6 seems flaky in that...
Posted by diamondsw, on Nov 6, 2006 at 07:09 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Reinstall fixed it. Annoying, but at least I... 470 Views / 1 Replies  
Reinstall fixed it. Annoying, but at least I caught it pretty soon after the install, so not much time lost.
Posted by diamondsw, on Aug 29, 2006 at 10:28 AM, in macOS
Can't use the Terminal? Security problem? 470 Views / 1 Replies  
On a nearly fresh install (I didn't launch Terminal first thing, but close to it), I'm getting the following message when I fire up a terminal window:

login: PAM Error: System error
[Process...
Posted by diamondsw, on Aug 29, 2006 at 12:37 AM, in macOS
Okay, let's add some clarity: BIOS/EFI/Boot... 8,340 Views / 68 Replies  
Okay, let's add some clarity:

BIOS/EFI/Boot Loaders: All Intel Macs use EFI to boot (not Open Firmware, which was used for PPC Macs). A firmware update at the start of April added legacy BIOS...
Posted by diamondsw, on Aug 11, 2006 at 06:49 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I think he *is* being unreasonable. Most of those... 11,323 Views / 136 Replies  
I think he *is* being unreasonable. Most of those MacBooks would have been perfect with ONE PART REPLACED, whether it's the DVD drive, the screen, or whatever. The fact that he's getting a new...
Posted by diamondsw, on Jul 20, 2006 at 09:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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Posted by diamondsw, on May 12, 2006 at 02:03 PM, in Developer Center
Ha! I work for IBM (thankfully not in the Lenovo... 10,392 Views / 44 Replies  
Ha! I work for IBM (thankfully not in the Lenovo PC division), and probably 25% of our laptops fail in the first few years (that is, in our department, not for our customers!). The plastic parts of...
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 9, 2006 at 03:36 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Scam. One post, with internal contradictions, and... 1,060 Views / 5 Replies  
Scam. One post, with internal contradictions, and just makes no sense.
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 9, 2006 at 03:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd have no problem with iWeb if: 1) It... 807 Views / 4 Replies  
I'd have no problem with iWeb if:
1) It imported all of the existing Homepage sites and linked them in
2) It had all of the templates available to Homepage
3) It didn't still have the infuriating...
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 2, 2006 at 11:50 AM, in Applications
Looks like Apple just ripped that out. I still... 807 Views / 4 Replies  
Looks like Apple just ripped that out. I still see the NetService for HomePage in there - anyone know of a way to use it?

Thread at Apple is here:...
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 1, 2006 at 08:47 PM, in Applications
Uh-oh, I thought it was fixed and it's not. After... 595 Views / 5 Replies  
Uh-oh, I thought it was fixed and it's not. After the last round of updates today, it's invisible again. I also notice its label is being set to gray spontaneously as well.

Douglashh - SetFile is...
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 1, 2006 at 07:59 PM, in macOS
Using iPhoto 6 without iWeb? 807 Views / 4 Replies  
I upgraded to iLife 06 (thanks to a new MacBook Pro), and while I love the new features, I don't like using iWeb for my uploaded photo albums - I much prefer the previous "homepage.mac.com"...
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 1, 2006 at 07:01 PM, in Applications
Monty - First of all, you need to purchase... 642 Views / 3 Replies  
Monty -

First of all, you need to purchase a second copy for a second Mac. Secondly, the disks that came with the MacBook Pro are likely Intel-specific, not universal. At the very least they're...
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 1, 2006 at 06:55 PM, in Applications
Looks like that did it. Must have been one of "A,... 595 Views / 5 Replies  
Looks like that did it. Must have been one of "A, B, or D" options.
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 1, 2006 at 02:44 AM, in macOS
Yes, tried that. I just tried SetFile and turned... 595 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, tried that. I just tried SetFile and turned off all options, and hopefully that will do it.
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 1, 2006 at 01:42 AM, in macOS
Hard drive is invisible! 595 Views / 5 Replies  
After a crash where Disk Utility was trying to image a scratched CD (and failing spectacularly) on my MacBook Pro, on every boot my main hard drive is invisible. It doesn't show on the desktop or in...
Posted by diamondsw, on Mar 1, 2006 at 12:25 AM, in macOS
See the first message in the thread - it's part... 1,225 Views / 10 Replies  
See the first message in the thread - it's part of the CHUD CPU tools.
Posted by diamondsw, on Feb 27, 2006 at 06:10 PM, in macOS
Or like this: ... 1,225 Views / 10 Replies  
Or like this:

http://homepage.mac.com/jochs/files/palette.png

I used a black image with better contrast for the active CPU, and a white one for a disabled CPU.
Posted by diamondsw, on Feb 27, 2006 at 03:50 PM, in macOS
Excellent - that is it indeed! Now my next... 1,225 Views / 10 Replies  
Excellent - that is it indeed! Now my next question is, how do you *do* that? Is there a way to trace what files a program accesses, or is it just a matter of drilling through folder after folder?
Posted by diamondsw, on Feb 27, 2006 at 11:34 AM, in macOS
Processor Palette shows the old Intel logo - where is it? 1,225 Views / 10 Replies  
Okay, this concerns the Processor Palette (to show, install developer tools, open the new "Processor" preference pane, show the CPU menu, and finally select "Show Processor Palette"; or you can just...
Posted by diamondsw, on Feb 27, 2006 at 04:27 AM, in macOS
Maybe it's been stated (I have not read all three... 16,690 Views / 148 Replies  
Maybe it's been stated (I have not read all three pages of fighting to know), but since the bottom of the new MacBooks is thinner (thus the non-DL SuperDrive, among other things), doesn't this give...
Posted by diamondsw, on Feb 26, 2006 at 04:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I can hear a quiet hum coming from the upper left... 1,167 Views / 7 Replies  
I can hear a quiet hum coming from the upper left corner, near the MagSafe connector - is that what people are discussing? Sometimes it does quit briefly, but the Photo Booth tip above makes no...
Posted by diamondsw, on Feb 26, 2006 at 04:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Need a free flashy 3D thing 538 Views / 4 Replies  
Anyone know something free that will nicely show off the 3D capabilities of the MacBook Pro? I'm not a gamer, so I don't have a bunch of those to use, and I really want to see the 3D capabilities of...
Posted by diamondsw, on Feb 24, 2006 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Reading an Intel Mac HD on a PowerPC Mac? 525 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a MacBook Pro on the way (glee!), and the first thing I usually do on a new computer is image the hard drive, just in case something goes awry (especially given that DiskWarrior and such...
Posted by diamondsw, on Feb 20, 2006 at 09:48 PM, in macOS
NECflashX gone? 704 Views / 0 Replies  
Does anyone have a copy of NECflashX 1.4.5 (the Tiger-compatible one)? I just bought one of these drives, and the author's website is down (http://www.ralf-papenfuss.de/mac/necflashX.zip).

If...
Posted by diamondsw, on Jun 28, 2005 at 08:11 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I like the sound of the deep Mac integration, but... 734 Views / 2 Replies  
I like the sound of the deep Mac integration, but I don't like the fact that it *only* works with a Mac and requires specific software. One thing I am trying to avoid is any kind of lock-in, which to...
Posted by diamondsw, on Jun 23, 2005 at 05:05 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Recommendation for Mac-friendly home media center 734 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm looking for an inexpensive device that will allow me to easily access video stored on my networked iBook and file server. Something like this, but without the Windows lockin BS:
...
Posted by diamondsw, on Jun 23, 2005 at 04:21 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Recommended Laser Printer? 650 Views / 1 Replies  
After many years with my old Apple LaserWriter Select 360, I'd like to get a new black and white laser printer for my Mac. Any suggestions? The things I'm looking for are:


Ethernet networking...
Posted by diamondsw, on Jun 20, 2005 at 01:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Ouch - downloaded the Darwin code, and... 615 Views / 1 Replies  
Ouch - downloaded the Darwin code, and unfortunately Apple still uses a bunch of patches that aren't present in the upstream source. Said patches do not play well with the newer source (although at...
Posted by diamondsw, on May 31, 2005 at 06:25 PM, in macOS
Compiling OpenSSH with Apple's options? 615 Views / 1 Replies  
Does anyone know what options Apple compiled OpenSSH with in Tiger, or know how to discern this from the Darwin code? I need to install OpenSSH 3.9, and I'd like to compile it with the same options...
Posted by diamondsw, on May 31, 2005 at 01:19 AM, in macOS
Problems connecting to samba share on Linux 506 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello all, I have a problem with a samba share I'm trying to access, and I can't tell whether things are borked on the Linux side or on the OS X side. For background, I'm trying to connect from OS X...
Posted by diamondsw, on Dec 10, 2004 at 06:06 PM, in Networking
Um, the obvious point is OS X is UNIX based,... 2,344 Views / 28 Replies  
Um, the obvious point is OS X is UNIX based, which is based on concepts from the 60's. And 70's. And 80's. Shoot, and the 90's. And we seem to have come up with some new stuff the last couple of...
Posted by diamondsw, on Dec 7, 2004 at 02:03 PM, in macOS
It looks like he's asking to stop someone else... 652 Views / 5 Replies  
It looks like he's asking to stop someone else from connecting to him, not trying to stop his computer from connecting to someone else.

You'll need to turn on the firewall, but Apple's built-in...
Posted by diamondsw, on Nov 28, 2004 at 08:12 PM, in macOS
Sticky: Say the moderators get the stick out of their...... 33,064 Views / 38 Replies  
Say the moderators get the stick out of their... :rolleyes:
Posted by diamondsw, on Nov 8, 2004 at 01:21 PM, in macOS
Ah, my mistake. In that case, you have my... 41,186 Views / 403 Replies  
Ah, my mistake. In that case, you have my sympathies. :)
Posted by diamondsw, on Nov 4, 2004 at 08:48 PM, in macOS
So I suppose that means everyone with an iBook,... 41,186 Views / 403 Replies  
So I suppose that means everyone with an iBook, 12" powerbook, or older LCD/CRT monitor has some sorry **** as well? Hell, most brand new PC laptops still do 1024x768 because people complain they...
Posted by diamondsw, on Nov 4, 2004 at 03:48 PM, in macOS
Okay, so we're not talking strictly about... 1,363 Views / 20 Replies  
Okay, so we're not talking strictly about upgrading the OS that is installed, but also upgrading the boot OS - two very different things.

I don't know about tools like Slipy (whose link is...
Posted by diamondsw, on Nov 4, 2004 at 03:37 PM, in macOS
In the Finder only (which until very recently had... 21,627 Views / 209 Replies  
In the Finder only (which until very recently had its own custom-awful toolbar implementation). In other applications (Mail, for example) it was designed like the one we use today.
Posted by diamondsw, on Nov 3, 2004 at 04:23 PM, in macOS
Aqua appeared in Mac OS X DP3... 21,627 Views / 209 Replies  
Aqua appeared in Mac OS X DP3 (http://arstechnica.com/reviews/1q00/macos-x-dp3/macos-x-dp3-1.html), Internet Explorer 5 was released over a month later...
Posted by diamondsw, on Nov 3, 2004 at 04:20 PM, in macOS
And what exactly is the difference, other than a... 1,363 Views / 20 Replies  
And what exactly is the difference, other than a few minutes of install time?
Posted by diamondsw, on Nov 3, 2004 at 04:04 PM, in macOS
I don't know if things have changed, but back in... 1,363 Views / 20 Replies  
I don't know if things have changed, but back in the 10.0.x and 10.1.x days you could make an image of the CD and with a lot of pain, add packages to it that would then be installed by the installer....
Posted by diamondsw, on Oct 29, 2004 at 08:51 PM, in macOS
Ahem. IE based their toolbar on the Aqua... 21,627 Views / 209 Replies  
Ahem. IE based their toolbar on the Aqua appearance, which Apple had allowed them to see prior to its public launch.

Now, if you want something that Apple did copy, how about contextual menus.
Posted by diamondsw, on Oct 25, 2004 at 01:36 AM, in macOS
Wow. I haven't seen such a moronic post in a long... 1,733 Views / 47 Replies  
Wow. I haven't seen such a moronic post in a long time. Of course, I largely stay out of OS X interface threads these days. ;)
Posted by diamondsw, on Oct 5, 2004 at 07:33 PM, in macOS
I find it amazing that no one has mentioned the... 1,733 Views / 47 Replies  
I find it amazing that no one has mentioned the fact that Dave Hyatt (yes, of Safari fame) started both Camino and Firefox (when they were Chimera and Phoenix, respectively). OF COURSE they look...
Posted by diamondsw, on Oct 5, 2004 at 07:30 PM, in macOS
Sticky: It's fairly common to say in software development... 33,064 Views / 38 Replies  
It's fairly common to say in software development that if you really design an interface right, people won't need to read the manual. Similarly, if this forum were named properly to begin with, then...
Posted by diamondsw, on Sep 30, 2004 at 05:04 PM, in macOS
Interesting thread. How about a compromise on the... 1,627 Views / 42 Replies  
Interesting thread. How about a compromise on the "access data" idea - you're by no means obligated to allow them to access their data with your program, but if they have other means (other programs,...
Posted by diamondsw, on Sep 15, 2004 at 08:28 PM, in Applications
Network image sniffer? 914 Views / 0 Replies  
Does anyone know of a good network image sniffer for Mac OS X?

I want to see what's going on out on my subnet and possibly lock things down. It would be a plus if it could store the image, URL,...
Posted by diamondsw, on Sep 14, 2004 at 07:07 PM, in Applications
I'd try rebuilding the kernel extension cache. I... 583 Views / 7 Replies  
I'd try rebuilding the kernel extension cache. I believe all you have to do is delete the existing cache and it will be rebuilt at the next boot. For now, try "rm -f...
Posted by diamondsw, on Aug 16, 2004 at 03:55 PM, in macOS
However, it's likely that other areas will see a... 1,578 Views / 43 Replies  
However, it's likely that other areas will see a speedup, if only due to larger registers to play with (I'm sure some interesting compiler optimizations could be performed).
Posted by diamondsw, on Aug 16, 2004 at 03:48 PM, in macOS
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