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I've had this identical problem before on my... 8,071 Views / 12 Replies  
I've had this identical problem before on my desktop, where certain-colored pixels were flickering oddly, particularly noticeable in the menus at blender3d.org. These pixels even moved with the...
Posted by BearOso, on Mar 17, 2008 at 07:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You hit the nail on the head. The displays can't... 1,025 Views / 11 Replies  
You hit the nail on the head. The displays can't reproduce color like a CRT, but people expect them to.

I suppose the reason the MacBook in particular has been targeted is because it's the...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 30, 2007 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Don't give up on a Mac. This "problem" is... 1,025 Views / 11 Replies  
Don't give up on a Mac.

This "problem" is present on all laptops of all brands. You just need to understand that getting a laptop means having a lower-color screen. If you've got a laptop...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 28, 2007 at 08:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The Dell 1905FP is an 8 bits-per-component panel,... 1,025 Views / 11 Replies  
The Dell 1905FP is an 8 bits-per-component panel, 16777216 colors. ALL laptops have 6 bits-per-component, 262144 color panels. The screen quality is going to be worse on the MacBook screen, no...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 27, 2007 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think the free Nvu (http://www.nvu.com) can do... 1,191 Views / 6 Replies  
I think the free Nvu (http://www.nvu.com) can do this. If all else fails, you can run Apache, keep your work in a properly-permissioned folder in /Library/WebServer/Documents and point your web...
Posted by BearOso, on Aug 17, 2006 at 12:59 PM, in Applications
Nope, most laptops use TN panels with 6bits of... 776 Views / 8 Replies  
Nope, most laptops use TN panels with 6bits of color+2bits dithering (18 bits + 6 dithering total). I'm not aware of any consumer 32bit displays, I'm sure you mean 24bit. 32 bits are used in memory...
Posted by BearOso, on Jul 15, 2006 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not aware of any laptop that has anything... 776 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm not aware of any laptop that has anything more than an 18bit display. That's 262144 colors. Laptops nearly always use 6bit TN panels for low power, size, and cost.
Posted by BearOso, on Jul 14, 2006 at 05:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For me, the problem is instantaneous from bootup.... 7,076 Views / 141 Replies  
For me, the problem is instantaneous from bootup. Have you tried using the keyboard and looked at how the arrow keys move the highlight? It looks to me as if that's faster. Thus, I think it could...
Posted by BearOso, on Jul 14, 2005 at 12:43 AM, in macOS
Not sure if this will work, but try saving it as... 1,720 Views / 10 Replies  
Not sure if this will work, but try saving it as PNG from Photoshop and test that. Tiger has some issues where it is blurring and fading certain jpg files.
Posted by BearOso, on May 25, 2005 at 01:37 PM, in macOS
I noticed Penny Arcade's 4-29 strip (JPEG) is... 1,891 Views / 25 Replies  
I noticed Penny Arcade's 4-29 strip (JPEG) is very washed out in Safari, but looks fine in Gecko.
http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2005-04-29&res=l
Posted by BearOso, on May 4, 2005 at 11:56 PM, in macOS
No, there's definitely a video memory leak... 1,318 Views / 17 Replies  
No, there's definitely a video memory leak somewhere. I'm writing an OpenGL application, and I can clearly see it stall and stutter during the first second as it swaps in its own textures, something...
Posted by BearOso, on May 3, 2005 at 10:47 PM, in macOS
I noticed both of the things you suggested.... 1,318 Views / 17 Replies  
I noticed both of the things you suggested. Lagging menu-bar highlighting also. This is odd, because, except for these, things are generally faster in Tiger.

See if 10.4.1 fixes it, maybe?
Posted by BearOso, on May 3, 2005 at 07:39 PM, in macOS
Does the problem persist if you switch your font... 620 Views / 5 Replies  
Does the problem persist if you switch your font smoothing preference to "Standard - Best for CRT"? The problem you describe sounds like an error with regards to sub-pixel antialiasing.
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 10, 2004 at 06:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wow, that's quite a few fonts. Since you have all... 1,080 Views / 15 Replies  
Wow, that's quite a few fonts. Since you have all those Helvetica variants in your user folder, have you tried creating a new user to see if the same problem persists?

Since there aren't really...
Posted by BearOso, on Sep 1, 2004 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
First check to see whether... 1,080 Views / 15 Replies  
First check to see whether /System/Library/Fonts/Helvetica.dfont is 217250 bytes in size. If it is, then the font file probably isn't to blame. Otherwise, I'd just copy the file I posted overwriting...
Posted by BearOso, on Aug 31, 2004 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The system helvetica is apple extended truetype.... 1,080 Views / 15 Replies  
The system helvetica is apple extended truetype. In my experience any type1 font on MacOS is a bad idea because of type1's innate lack of hinting. I also haven't experienced any of the spacing issues...
Posted by BearOso, on Aug 31, 2004 at 01:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Looking at the front page's source, I think the... 1,080 Views / 15 Replies  
Looking at the front page's source, I think the problem is with the Helvetica font. Is Helvetica showing up correctly and does it have dots next to all its variants in font book?
Do you get the same...
Posted by BearOso, on Aug 31, 2004 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm pretty sure that's the case. That or the... 1,080 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm pretty sure that's the case. That or the encoding as madmacgames suggested. The jumbled text is actually numbers referring to characters defined in some character set, likely unicode. It's...
Posted by BearOso, on Aug 31, 2004 at 12:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, Mac fonts are much closer to the... 6,186 Views / 50 Replies  
Actually, Mac fonts are much closer to the original than Windows XP, you're just used to the different way they're displayed.

Windows XP in its cleartype incarnation utilizes sub-pixel...
Posted by BearOso, on Jul 11, 2004 at 09:02 AM, in macOS
I think you're mistaking white spots for... 32,710 Views / 111 Replies  
I think you're mistaking white spots for dead/bright pixels. They are completely different things, and your "spot" won't likely spread.
Posted by BearOso, on Apr 23, 2004 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Seriously, this isn't the first story I've seen... 1,118 Views / 14 Replies  
Seriously, this isn't the first story I've seen about a powerbook being run over and still working.

How on Earth do you people end up driving vehicles over something so expensive as a laptop?...
Posted by BearOso, on Apr 22, 2004 at 11:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Battery explosions tend to be from leaking... 8,670 Views / 68 Replies  
Battery explosions tend to be from leaking hydrogen gas, and from experiencing many hydrogen explosions in numerous physics classes, they are fairly centralized and produce large shockwaves that...
Posted by BearOso, on Mar 23, 2004 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm. He inhaled some lithium and has a scratchy... 8,670 Views / 68 Replies  
Hmm. He inhaled some lithium and has a scratchy voice? He got lucky.

I remember reading a story about an exploding Dell (Inspiron 8100?) where it literally exploded in someone's lap. There were...
Posted by BearOso, on Mar 23, 2004 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine clicks too. It is the 5400 rpm model from... 742 Views / 6 Replies  
Mine clicks too. It is the 5400 rpm model from Hitachi. I had my drive replaced for these clicks and the new one did exactly the same thing. After a little research, it appears this is a descendent...
Posted by BearOso, on Mar 19, 2004 at 02:24 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think that's new, it's just the display... 2,234 Views / 30 Replies  
I don't think that's new, it's just the display and lid together. They do this when it is an on-site repair because it's easier. I just hope I can get one of those, too.
Posted by BearOso, on Mar 4, 2004 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My repair was 646-0175 and I _still_ have a fat... 2,234 Views / 30 Replies  
My repair was 646-0175 and I _still_ have a fat white spot that I can't get Apple to fix. I also rarely see a black smudge in the bottom right corner, so this part isn't immune to illumination...
Posted by BearOso, on Mar 3, 2004 at 07:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sakino, your serial number is actually quite low,... 2,234 Views / 30 Replies  
Sakino, your serial number is actually quite low, which means you probably DID get an old one, unless that serial is from your original machine. If the white spots are your only problem, I'd have...
Posted by BearOso, on Feb 22, 2004 at 02:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hmm. If it is a large white spot, then try this: ... 768 Views / 7 Replies  
Hmm. If it is a large white spot, then try this:

Turn off all the lights and make sure the room is pitch black. Then set a black screen on your powerbook and turn the brightness up all the way.
...
Posted by BearOso, on Feb 17, 2004 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
To use sudo you need to have that username in the... 604 Views / 9 Replies  
To use sudo you need to have that username in the file /etc/sudoers, then run sudo and type your current password.

su works differently. You need to add your username to the "wheel" group in...
Posted by BearOso, on Jan 13, 2004 at 06:30 PM, in macOS
Thanks for the sticky, tooki. For those who... 32,710 Views / 111 Replies  
Thanks for the sticky, tooki.

For those who sent their powerbook in and received a repair without reoccurance, could you please state what they replaced and the part numbers. It appears that some...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 22, 2003 at 02:42 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That was my first reaction. "They replaced the... 988 Views / 7 Replies  
That was my first reaction. "They replaced the LCD only? That's not going to fix it." But perusing the apple boards for my part number shows people happy, so we'll have to see what happens. My theory...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 20, 2003 at 12:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
For me, I sent my Powerbook back on Tuesday the... 988 Views / 7 Replies  
For me, I sent my Powerbook back on Tuesday the 4th for issue mentioned, the same day I got my box, and it was on hold for parts for a week and a day. It just came back last Tuesday, the 18th.

I...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 20, 2003 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No panther inside the box probably means it was a... 3,261 Views / 32 Replies  
No panther inside the box probably means it was a powerbook that was packaged/produced earlier. It may not have incorporated the alleged fix yet. If you keep getting older powerbooks from an...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 7, 2003 at 09:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The support guy I talked to said he had only had... 1,105 Views / 6 Replies  
The support guy I talked to said he had only had one other person with the white spots, but he also said that he isn't in contact with the repair people, and that he wasn't sure how prevalent the...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 4, 2003 at 12:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Got my 15 Albook back from repair... 3,945 Views / 24 Replies  
Just curious, did you choose to repair it or get a whole replacement?

I just sent mine in a second time, my first for hard drive, this time for white spots, and they asked me whether I wanted to...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 4, 2003 at 01:19 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook is back, and with a new hard drive, the... 1,419 Views / 16 Replies  
Powerbook is back, and with a new hard drive, the clicking is still there, exactly as it was. I'm going to assume that this is normal. Unless of course, if someone thinks I should give it another go...
Posted by BearOso, on Nov 1, 2003 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I sent my powerbook in last week and just got it... 3,221 Views / 44 Replies  
I sent my powerbook in last week and just got it back. I had an issue with the hard drive clicking. The repair notice indicates they installed a new hard drive, and I can conclude this is true. The...
Posted by BearOso, on Oct 31, 2003 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
In my case, removing the office trial didn't... 1,419 Views / 16 Replies  
In my case, removing the office trial didn't help. In fact, it still made the noise when I booted to the system disc and ran the hardware test. So I don't think my issue was related to the software.
Posted by BearOso, on Oct 21, 2003 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I ended up calling AppleCare to get my drive... 1,419 Views / 16 Replies  
I ended up calling AppleCare to get my drive replaced. I've only had problems with clicking drives in the past. This sound reminds me of the problem I had with several subsequent IBM 75gxp drives...
Posted by BearOso, on Oct 21, 2003 at 12:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hard drive noise... Should I get repaired? 1,419 Views / 16 Replies  
Ok, I received my new Al 15" on Friday, and for the most part it is good. I have no screen defects as of yet (no white spots or dead pixels).

However, I do have a constant hard drive "clicking"...
Posted by BearOso, on Oct 19, 2003 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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