Re: Migration to Intel

2018-09-06 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 06/09/18 18:28, "smac0031" ha scritto: > I still have problems with permissions. Did you repair them? You can do it using Disk Utility: > Also this thing is running El Capitan. You didn't tell us which model your Mac is. When troubleshooting,

Re: Have to replace my dying MDD

2018-04-17 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 17/04/18 23:24, "Jörg Duurkoop" ha scritto: > The only thing I'm puzzled about is lately it won't react to the Alt > command when starting up. Are you using a non-Apple keyboard? If so, try a different keyboard. USB keyboards should be standard, but I noticed some of them do not send

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-25 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25/02/18 21:32, "diane" ha scritto: > CLOCK RESET! PMU WAS PROBABLY RESET SOMEHOW!! I think this could mean the battery is dead. You could check this again with the new battery installed. > disk2s3, major 14, minor 23 > disk2s3: I/O error > disk2s3: I/O error These should mean problems

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-24 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 24/02/18 19:22, "Mac User #330250" ha scritto: > it could > be a faulty HDD so that some files got corrupted and thus the boot > eventually fails. The OP problem is definitely NOT an HDD failure. Even if the HDD was toast, the Mac would not shutdown: it would say "I can't find any

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-23 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 21/02/18 22:20, "diane" ha scritto: > Any thoughts? It just spins on the grey screen for a couple of minutes and > then shuts down. It's puzzling. If it was an hardware problem (e.g. a faulty memory chip), it should give a warning, like some beeps or power light flashing. It could be

Re: Blinking

2017-10-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 09/10/17 18:10, "Jörg" ha scritto: > BTW which would be your favorite (most reliable) G5? I would like to get > one eventually. G5s were a beautiful piece of hardware. BUT they were relatively unreliable (soldering, water-cooling, PSU...), and they are way less powerful that

Re: Communicating to my iphone

2017-10-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 02/10/17 03:04, "Bruce Johnson" ha scritto: > Try Image Capture. I'm afraid Image Capture is subject to the same limitation: iOS 10.3 "broke" communication with OSX previous to OSX 10.9. I know because my girlfriend has an iPhone 6 and we used Image Capture to download pictures to

Re: Communicating to my iphone

2017-10-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
> I have an iphone 6s. I was able to download photos from my phone using my > DA G4 and a cable until I upgraded to > iOS 10.3, I think. Now I am using a Dual G5 with iphoto 9. It doesn't > matter, it doesn't work. It has not to do with the Mac model, but with OSX version. For iOS 10.3, I think

Re: Quicksilver 2002 Optical Drive Replacement

2017-09-12 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 12/09/17 16:01, "William Tomcanin" ha scritto: > Overall, I'm pleased with the replacement. I don't know if it's worth it > to try and find an adapter that would restore the ability to burn discs. That's up to you, but I wouldn't. When my iMac's internal optical drive stopped working,

Re: Quicksilver 2002 Optical Drive Replacement

2017-08-21 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 22/08/17 00:06, "Roger Hodge" ha scritto: > Nope, Mine uses ATA drive for the dvd drive... :) Yep. IIRC, G5s had SATA interface for the hard drives, and ATA for the optical drive(s). -- -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3,

Re: Mouse Woes

2017-08-04 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 04/08/17 17:00, "Michael McMurtrey" ha scritto: > The problem, as it turns out, may simply be due to interference with > the wireless mice from either my iPhone or our home wi-fi network. Then you originally gave erroneous information about your issue: >> These issues (and >> others)

Re: My DA G4 died.

2017-07-07 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 08/07/17 01.19, "smac0031" ha scritto: > Monday my DA G4 died. I had it on an APC 650 UPS. I woke up and alarm was > going off and the green light was flashing. The alarm and the green light are about the UPS, right? You should investigate those in the UPS documentation. > I turned off

Re: Performa 5300 flashing disk with ?

2017-03-04 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 04/03/17 19.30, "Alex Ander" ha scritto: > I decided to give an old Performa 5300 a go. > the built in monitor comes up and a disk with a question mark that keeps > flashing. That means it cannot find a bootable System. It's either the hard disk is dead, or there's no bootable System on

Re: Digest for g3-5-list@googlegroups.com - 2 updates in 1 topic

2017-02-18 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 18/02/17 12.08, "Jörg" ha scritto: > I still prefer the latest Tiger version for MDDs. Faster and you have full > support of TenFourFox. I second OSX 10.4 Tiger. IMHO the best OSX version for G4s and G5s. -- -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group

Re: Which is the newset OS# a G4 can run?

2017-02-17 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 18/02/17 02.47, "Alex Ander" ha scritto: > Is there a list of OS# that show up to where I can go with my G4? I think it depends on the G4 model. The last G4 MDD can go up to 10.5. Here's a website with all the Mac models and their specs, included the MacOS they can use (this is the

Re: PowerMac G5 1.8DP major problem

2016-08-10 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10/08/16 14.40, "geraldcornish" ha scritto: > Inserting the startup disk in my QS I scanned the logs and found a > series of complaints about cpu 1 so I decided to let it go and look > for a later model to replace it - I'm thinking imac now I have found > they can run two screens. I

Re: PowerMac G5 1.8DP major problem

2016-07-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 29/07/16 14.53, "geraldcornish" ha scritto: > Force shut down, restarted, chime, low fan noise, no display (2x17" > ADC, one via apples power gadget into DVI). This reminds me a bit when my G5 2,7 DP died. Turn out it was the memory controller soldering gone bad, thus it couldn't pass

Re: Backup and ransomware Was: alg5 accidentently deleted a folder and emptied trash

2016-03-08 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 08/03/16 08.16, "G3-5 List" ha scritto: > If I use CCC to update a clone backup more frequently than every 72 hours, > when I discover I¹ve been "ransomwared² won¹t it be too late, i.e., the clone > will have been contaminated too, right? Well, yes and no. As long as the backup

Re: G5 won't recognise Airport Express card

2014-11-26 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25/11/14 22.32, Timothy Domst ha scritto: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/814483?start=0tst You need an antenna, apparently. My experience says it isn't so. I used a G5 DP 2,7 GHz for a couple years: it had the Airport card, but no antenna. In my case, the G5 always detected

Re: Firewire gone awol

2014-02-16 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 16/02/14 11.36, geraldcornish ha scritto: Problem disk does not show up, tried several firewire cables alternate disks, zapped pram, all to no avail. Sounds like an hardware problem (either the port or the FW chips), but wait for more informed opinions before getting worried. ;-)

Re: DA G4 will not shut down

2014-01-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 29/01/14 21.37, smac0031 ha scritto: I tried safe boot and reinstalling 10.4.11 ppc combo update. It didn't make any difference. This makes me think it's more likely is a hardware issue, not software. Reinstalling the update should have fixed most software issues, at least regarding

Re: DA G4 will not shut down

2014-01-24 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25/01/14 01.42, smac0031 ha scritto: I disconnected all usb devices except the keyboard and a Logitech trackball and tried shutting down which also made no difference. Try with just a standard keyboard and mouse (better if Apple). The trackball is unusual and could be troublesome

Anybody needs ASD 2.5.8?

2014-01-14 Thread Valter Prahlad
I used a G5 for a couple years, and I have been looking for ASD (Apple Service Diagnostics) for a long time, with no success. (it's needed for testing and tuning the G5, e.g. for calibrating fan speeds) Confirming a classic Murphy law :-D as soon as I got rid of the G5, I found ASD 2.5.8! Oh

Re: Image Attachments in Mac Mail

2013-11-30 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 30/11/13 17.07, Michael McMurtrey ha scritto: Why does Mail sometimes change my attachments to embedded images? Besides what has already been suggested, it might be Mail considers those images too big. You could try compressing them (one by one, or in a single folder/file), and attach

Re: reusing my thesis

2013-10-21 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 21/10/13 18.21, Bruce Ryan ha scritto: My PhD thesis dates from 1996 and was created in MS Word 4 or 5. I've just had reason to look at this ancient history but can't do so satisfactorily. It doesn't open in my current version of Word (mac:2011). Bruce, I have Office Mac 2008 and

Re: What Mac to buy - and from where?

2013-10-08 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 08/10/13 19.57, Geke ha scritto: One thing I'm not clear about is: which Adobe software has this problem? I have been using CS3 on a PowerMac (so PPC G4) and have moved it recently to an Intel MacMini with no problem at all. Adobe CS3 is Universal: it means it contains both PPC and

Re: What Mac to buy - and from where?

2013-10-07 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 07/10/13 21.55, ROBERT H. BAUCOM ha scritto: I just looked on the net, at all the two year old iMacs that were being sold for Parts How many? You should compare that number to the number of working used iMacs on sale. Every computer can break, but it's the ratio of breaking vs

Re: What Mac to buy - and from where?

2013-10-05 Thread Valter Prahlad
OK, so I have finally accepted that my eMac has outlived it's usefulness and needs to be retired. My question is what to replace it with?  Knowing your budget would help to target our suggestions. Cost is a big consideration, so I am probably limited to a core 2 duo iMac or Mac Mini. I would

Re: Activity monitor shows CPU running at 100% all the time....

2013-09-26 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25/09/13 14.54, spilrules ha scritto: Recently I noticed the fan running at full speed for quite some time on my G4 powerbook 12 1.33 mhz which I thought was unusual as it did not seem to run very long in the past. I checked the activity monitor under utilities and discovered that

Re: Activity monitor shows CPU running at 100% all the time....

2013-09-26 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25/09/13 14.54, spilrules ha scritto: Recently I noticed the fan running at full speed for quite some time on my G4 powerbook 12 1.33 mhz which I thought was unusual as it did not seem to run very long in the past. I checked the activity monitor under utilities and discovered that

Re: Wireless Mouse Options for PowerPC G4

2013-09-20 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 20/09/13 10.18, Manoah F. Adams ha scritto: P.S. I dont think the scroll wheel has ever worked for me (any mouse) under classic. You made me think, about the scroll wheel, it would be enabled using the suitable driver (of course), or USB Overdrive. I've been using a Wacom Graphire

Re: Wireless Mouse Options for PowerPC G4

2013-09-19 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 19/09/13 23.59, Michael McMurtrey ha scritto: Does anyone have a source/recommendation for a wireless laser mouse that will work on my G4 MDD running OS 10.5.8, OS 10.4.11, and Classic? In my experience, any USB mouse will work just fine in OSX. I mean, left and right click, and

Re: Generic jpeg icons

2013-09-10 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10/09/13 12.04, geraldcornish ha scritto: When I import the same jpegs into my wife's dual G5 (also 10.4.11) the jpeg icons stay as generic - no amount of opening/closing/ selecting etc creates a preview. What could be missing on the G5? Any idea why the difference? Generic icons

Re: Installed 2nd Hard disk in G5 and got a Smart failure warning on Drive

2013-09-10 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10/09/13 20.20, Macg4-steve ha scritto: Ran both drives through Gsmartcontrol on Ubuntu and both drives showed clean with no errors, s this a G5/OSX thing? AFAIK it's not a G5 thing. I've used an old G5 for a couple years, with two drives in it, and never got any SMART notice.

Re: Dead Seagate

2013-09-08 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 08/09/13 04.45, Cliff Rediger ha scritto: This is my first HD failure. I sort of presumed one might see some sort of weirdness or gradual malfunction. FWIW, in my longish experience with computer hardware (20+ years), and several dead HDs, most of the times the failing drives

Re: G5 HD Screws

2013-08-23 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 23/08/13 19.33, Macg4-steve ha scritto: Has anyone got four of those rubber Hard drive screws for the G5? Im after putting in a second hard drive and just realised it has special Mac screws. When I got a second-hand G5, it missed both the hard-drive and those special screws. Since

Re: Unresponsive script warning on Facebook

2013-08-05 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 05/08/13 05.33, Cameron Kaiser ha scritto: Actually, you won't live happily for much longer. In 18, Mozilla removed the QuickDraw code, so that's that. Whatever TenFourFox.next is, there will be no plugins, period. That should also mean, if I get it correctly, that one can use TFF

Re: Unresponsive script warning on Facebook

2013-08-04 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 04/08/13 17.53, Michael McMurtrey ha scritto: Performance much improved, as well, although videos cannot be viewed as TenFourFox does not support plug-ins. IIRC, TenFourFox doesn't *officially* supports plug-ins, but you can enable them, and - with a bit of luck - live happily ever

Re: Browers that don't crash

2013-07-23 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 22/07/13 18.28, smac0031 ha scritto: I use Firefox 17.0.7. [...] I have a DA G4 running 10.4.11. Are you sure you're using Firefox? IIRC, it doesn't run on Tiger. If you didn't already, you could try TenFourFox: http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/ same code as Firefox,,

Re: Dead G5 dual 1.8 tower

2013-07-16 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 16/07/13 17.57, les simo ha scritto: I put my G5 tower in storage for 7 months while I was away. I'm back now and when I attempted to power on the machine, it is dead as a doorstop. No power LED, no fan spinning - absolutely dead. I tried different power cables, confirmed wall power

Re: upgrade eMac

2013-06-24 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 24/06/13 15.04, Gene Henley ha scritto: I`m running in circles. I STILL cannot get Safari in 10.3.9. Sigh. I may have to go back to 10.3.3,or upgrade to 10.4. Drat! Any solutions? No solutions here, I'm sorry, but I can say that I switched to 10.4 from 10.3 years ago (on a

Re: G5 thinks there are still two monitors attached, after removing one.

2013-06-22 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 22/06/13 10.35, Tom ha scritto: Yesterday one of the two displays just suddenly went dark, like blowing out a candle. LCD monitors (and many electronics devices built around 2003-2005) suffer from the bad capacitors plague: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague You can

Re: Upgrade to what

2013-06-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 08/06/13 16.13, Don Wakefield ha scritto: My eMac which is limited to Leopard is really showing signs of age and I will be needing to retire it before long. My problem is that I have far too many PPC applications (Quark 8, CS 3 everything, etc) which would be cost prohibited and in

Re: Balky HDs vs SMART data

2013-05-02 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 01/05/13 20.53, Dan ha scritto: Nothing logged as errors, but then as-is OS X doesn't do SMART over USB. AFAIK, SMART is a lousy diagnostic anyway. It's a better than nothing alarm system, but I wouldn't trust it much. (No, I don't have a SATA card in the Mac. My choices for

Re: Balky HDs vs SMART data

2013-05-02 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 02/05/13 22.03, Dan ha scritto: Well, at least for the speed of having another place to spin up the drives. As far as I can tell, these tools don't support SMART over firewire either. Usually I use Drive Genius for testing HDs. IIRC it tests also USB and Firewire drives, but you

Re: LOG IN brainlock

2013-04-24 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 24/04/13 16.19, JohnV ha scritto: Just restarted and Even with the hint I used, I can NOT recall what the password is. Google recovering password osx First result is the one you should looking into: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1274 Scroll down to Resetting a user's password in

Re: New Forums

2013-03-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14/03/13 02.06, t...@nehaia.dk ha scritto: I can't say I like this change, but I can definetly understand that a cms is needed to keep things alive I'm no expert, but I've been using mailing lists for years and years, and nobody had complaints about them. So, what's up? :-) Why do we

Re: New Forums

2013-03-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14/03/13 04.26, t...@nehaia.dk ha scritto: the cms is for the website, you can read dan's own words about that part here: http://lowendmac.com/2013/welcome-to-wordpress/ Thank you for the link. As far as I understand, two main things are changing: A) The LEM website will be

Re: Molasses response

2013-02-25 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25/02/13 23.09, JohnV ha scritto: several USB and FW external drives hanging off it. First, try using your G5 without any external peripheral connected (save for monitor, mouse and keyboard). Thus you'll know if the problem is related to some peripheral, or the computer itself.

Re: G5 2.7 RAM upgrade.??

2013-02-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13/02/13 05.21, Dan Currie ha scritto: I have since removed ALL the RAM and inserted pairs . I still get the 3 blinks no matter which of the old pairs I put in. I can not get beyond the 3 blinking lights. 2005, G5, 2.7 dualie running 10.5.8. I don't like to be the bearer of

Re: G5 2.7 RAM upgrade.??

2013-02-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13/02/13 05.21, Dan Currie ha scritto: I have since removed ALL the RAM and inserted pairs . I still get the 3 blinks no matter which of the old pairs I put in. I can not get beyond the 3 blinking lights. Adding to my last post, take a look at this page:

Re: Prepping a G4/10.5.8 for sale

2013-02-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 01/02/13 07.16, kimtoufectis ha scritto: No, it's the same Ice White iMac keyboard I've been using on the machine. Thinking that it might be a keyboard problem I switched it with a 2006 flat aluminum keyboard I've used on another iMac I imagine both are wired; and me, too, can't

Re: Video flicker

2013-01-19 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 19/01/13 20:34, Kris Tilford ha scritto: Switch the monitors to each other's video port and see if the bands stay with the same monitor or stay with the same video port. ... and switch the video cables too, to test them as well. -- You received this message because you are a

Re: Spillage on keyboard - broken beyond repair?

2013-01-18 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 17/01/13 19:07, Deiniol ap Deiniol ha scritto: There are look-alike USB keyboards out there which will do the job and the Windoze key seems to map as an Apple key, although from memory non-Apple keyboards are not good for those special commands that you want to use in the boot

Re: G5: 3 blinks and no boot

2013-01-16 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 16/01/13 05:50, Cameron Kaiser ha scritto: Assuming this is not a quad, the northbridge for your unit is called U3. Not a quad, it's the Early 2005 2.7 DP. U3 has a history of overheating (and I hope yours isn't permanently busted). No it's not, because both last night and right now

Re: G5: 3 blinks and no boot

2013-01-15 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 15/01/13 21:27, Peter Devlin ha scritto: If it is a crack or a split in the solder contacts of the memory slots or even the controller it is possible with sufficient targeted heat to reflow the solder and eliminate the problem. I did a liitle of that some years ago with a hot

Re: Mac Pro Testing Suggestions

2013-01-10 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10/01/13 06:58, Kris Tilford ha scritto: I am also getting a copy of Snow Leopard Skip straight to Mountain Lion. I respectfully disagree. First, if you don't know the OP needs, how could you know what's best for him? Second, Snow Leopard has - at least - a couple benefits over

Re: G5 Quad Core Shaken Up in Transport

2013-01-05 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 06/01/13 02:25, Bill Connelly ha scritto: Money is also a factor ... I had to borrow the funds thinking I didn't want to miss such a good deal ... it was worth a try. although I paid too much for it. A friend just suggested I consider a 1st or 2nd generation Mac Pro. I just might

Re: In the Market for a G5, maybe ...

2012-12-17 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 17/12/12 13:24, Bill Connelly ha scritto: A friend suggested I upgrade to a G5 tower, after my G4 QS 2002's cpu went bad ... Suggestions on which ones in the G5 family (and others) to consider are welcomed. Not too fat in the wallet ... I'm currently using a G5 DP 2.7 GHz, I got

Re: MDD G4 odd start/restart behavior - new video card

2012-12-10 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 11/12/12 03:41, frrob ha scritto: Valter: I would call an AGP card that draws 75 watts a power hog all right. It was the most powerful card of its times... power always has a price. ;-) Speaking of which, my MDD has the 360 watt PS. I have seen that there are 400 watt units also

Re: MDD G4 odd start/restart behavior - new video card

2012-12-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 08/12/12 19:42, frrob ha scritto: As far as power goes in general, I *do* have four drives. But I have one empty PCI slot. So I'm not sure if I'm maxing out power or not. IMHO, four drives, three PCI cards (your MDD should have 4 slots) AND the Radeon 9800... Equals too much power for

Re: MDD G4 odd start/restart behavior - new video card

2012-12-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10/12/12 03:41, frrob ha scritto: The only thing to try, as Valter, Mac User #330250, and Wayne have suggested, is to remove the last things - the SCSI RAID, the UL3D, and the USB 2.0 card, and see what happens. The thing is, even if that worked, I don't *want* to run the machine

Re: MDD G4 odd start/restart behavior - new video card

2012-12-07 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 07/12/12 22:34, frrob ha scritto: The solution I have found to this problem is (if it powered on and gave me the flashing molex icon) is to manually power it down with the power button, and (if it didn't power up at all just do this) unplug the machine for 30 seconds to a minute,

Re: Monitor traveling band flicker

2012-12-06 Thread Valter Prahlad
It's all ben real stable but today I see that teh square Westinghouse monitor has very slight repeating lighter and darker horizontal 1' bands that slowly drift from top to bottom with a little bit of a flicker to them. Is it an CRT or LCD monitor? The problem you talk about, reminds me of

Re: imac g5 help needed asap

2012-12-05 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 06/12/12 01:57, t...@nehaia.dk ha scritto: i had one behave exactly like this when I tried to boot it from a cd, and with no memory and harddrive installed AFAIK, with no memory the Mac should beep one time (see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1547 ) and do not chime (like the OP's Mac

Re: HP 5100 Laserjet driver for G4 needed

2012-12-03 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 04/12/12 01:12, glen ha scritto: Looking for OS 9 drivers for Digital Audio G4. Apparently HP no longer has them on their support site.This is not a 5100 Deskjet or 5100 Officejet just a new refurbished black white 1200 dpi 5100 Laserjet printer. Only info I found about this

Re: VideoCards

2012-11-08 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 2-11-2012 6:07, Buzzby ha scritto: I have two video cards. ATI Radeon 9000 Pro and nVidia A74. Which one is better? I never heard about this A74 before. There's not much info on the Net either. For its time, I know the Radeon 9000 was a good card, so I'd go for that. Besides, you

Re: Better keyboard for my G4

2012-10-19 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il 19-10-2012 14:06, W. Neal Lewis ha scritto: I have a G4 with an Apple USB keyboard, M2452. What other keyboard would work with this Mac®? I'm using a Microsoft Digital Media Pro keyboard on my G5, and I've been using it for a long time on my G4 DA (OSX 10.4), with great satisfaction. The

Re: WD My Passport Studio

2012-10-14 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14-10-2012 6:34, Les ha scritto: I have a new Western Digital My Passport Studio external USB/Firewire drive for backup. Unfortunately this thing has been overwhelmingly problematic. I seem to remember that WD external drives are known to be somehow problematic with Macs. I think

Re: OT slightly- Trinitron blemish on CRT will not clean up

2012-10-14 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14-10-2012 21:38, Jonas Lopez ha scritto: OT slightly- Trinitron blemish on CRT will not clean up Using my G4 with an older CRT display Sony Trinitron Multiscan G500 [...] I was under the impression we are looking as the actual CRT glass of the tube and no removable glass

Re: PowerMac G5 power consumption

2012-10-02 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 3-10-2012 1:20, Rock ha scritto: But you are measuring Alternating Current so you have to multiply the Volt-Amps by .707 to get the actual power developed. Oh! I didn't know that! -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4,

Re: PowerMac G5 power consumption

2012-10-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 1-10-2012 15:27, Dan ha scritto: It looks like electronic engineers have a different meaning for the word off than normal people. When shutdown, the machine still has a small draw to keep the p/s, PMU, part of the motherboard, and keyboard running. It seems quite an ineffective

Re: PowerMac G5 power consumption

2012-10-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 1-10-2012 18:28, Bruce Johnson ha scritto: There wouldn't be a power strip in there somewhere, with a little neon light burning all the time? Nope, I connected the G5 directly to the power-meter with its own cable. (measurement would have been pointless otherwise) I measured each

Re: PowerMac G5 power consumption

2012-10-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 1-10-2012 23:03, Clark Martin ha scritto: Are you sure you were reading Watts and not VA? The display says W, thus Watts. Using either the Kill-a-watt VA setting or multiplying the volts times the amps results in Volt-Amps (VA). I was taught that A multiplied by V equals W. Is it

Re: Classic Environment

2012-09-30 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 30-09-2012 23:42, glen ha scritto: Photoshop 7.0 runs great under OS X 4.11 without Classic. AFAIK, some apps that are able to run both under Classic (OS9) and OSX, allow to declare which one you prefer. Maybe the PS7 that Les is trying to use, is set to run under Classic. Get Info

Re: PowerMac G5 power consumption

2012-09-30 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 30-09-2012 19:06, Dan ha scritto: I was astonished to discover it sucks 17 Watts when off! :-o Correction: on a second, more accurate measurement, my G5 seems to draw 9 Watts when off (instead of 17 - I'm using a cheap power meter, kind of a Kill-a-watt, and they are often inaccurate

PowerMac G5 power consumption

2012-09-27 Thread Valter Prahlad
Some time ago, someone wondered here about G5 power consumption. Today I measured all of my electronical equipments' consumption (I can be quite OCD :-), and here's my find. PowerMac G5 DP 2.7 GHz liquid cooled (Early 2005), with a Radeon 9600 XT graphic card, OSX 10.4.11 (# = Watts): - Off = 17

Re: iBook G4... Dead?

2012-09-15 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 15-09-2012 13:03, Judith Berkowitz ha scritto: Opened the cover and... nothing. The screen is dark, no sound when I press the power button. Seems as dead as can be, although I hope not! Since it's unusual (although not impossible) that a computer would die just on the spot, I think

Re: upgrading PPC G4

2012-09-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13-09-2012 17:45, spilrules ha scritto: I am currently living outside of the US and had set up my Father with a G4 Tower 500mhz dual processor I also found a 1.25ghz Dual Processor G4 MDD machine for a bit more money and was thinking that this would be a much faster machine for

Re: Power output problem?

2012-09-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14-09-2012 0:30, Frank Dutra ha scritto: I may have finally hit the wall so to speak, in my attempts at keeping my trusty old G4 (dual 450 mystic) alive. A recent attempt to upgrade my video card to a flashed Radeon 9800 pro IMHO, it seems to me you're asking too much from your G4.

Re: G-5 Hardware and OS

2012-09-11 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 12-09-2012 2:17, Illirik Smirnov ha scritto: Tiger (10.4) will work and will be less expensive. I would add that: - Tiger is known to usually be a little faster than Leopard - Tiger allows to run older OS9* apps in Classic environment (an OS9 emulator), although if you're new to the

Re: Selling software?

2012-08-19 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 19-08-2012 16:57, peterh...@cruzio.com ha scritto: British law held that books may not be resold or transferred to others as this prevention of resale or transfer served to preserve the income stream for the publisher Funny thing is, anywhere in the UK there are charity shops where

Re: Power mac g3 (BW) memory upgrade

2012-07-20 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 19-07-2012 17:32, Fernando chavez ha scritto: Hello am glad I joined this group since a power mac g3 (BW) was given to me; I recently came across a pair of 3 sticks here is the link: click here http://www.ebay.com/itm/KINGSTON-3-x-256MB-PC100-ECC-KTC3614-256-x-3-STICKS

Re: 3gp

2012-07-20 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 20-07-2012 20:38, Baldassare Guzzo ha scritto: PM G4 933. OS 10.5Is there any way to see a 3GP video on a mac? VLC should be able to play it. However, depending on the audio coding, it might not play the sound: http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_play_3gp_files.cfm --

Re: HD Boot Problem

2012-07-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13-07-2012 1:07, Don Wakefield ha scritto: they pulled the Samsung drive out of the Verbatim enclosure and installed it into a Macally enclosure. [...] Unfortunately, the unit would not start the Mac. I'm not a hardware expert, but I seem to remember some external enclosures (maybe

Re: OT - How do you get a TextEdit file with half inch margins? - iText

2012-07-10 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10-07-2012 4:10, Jonas Lopez ha scritto: How do you get a TextEdit file with half inch margins? I have tried everything and did get a 1 inch margin, but no half inch, can you help or send an attachment (off list) of your work file. I cannot help you with TextEdit (I never liked

Re: G4 QS (2002) power problem?

2012-07-10 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10-07-2012 15:21, mythmaker18 ha scritto: The REALLY odd thing is that when I connect my boot drive to the OTHER ATA motherboard connector (where the optical drive usually goes), the computer starts up just fine. Does the G4 boots Ok if you have just the boot drive connected? (in its

Re: OT - How do you get a TextEdit file with half inch margins? - iText

2012-07-10 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10-07-2012 19:04, JohnV ha scritto: just tried to downlad this and SAFARI crashed... ? I DLed it with TenFourFox (10.0.5) with no problem. No problem with Safari 4.1.3 either. (OSX 10.4.11 on a G5 DP 2.7) Alas, it's webpage was based on MobileMe, no more available, but you can find

Re: G4 MDD internet woes, again (sleep related?)

2012-06-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 29-06-2012 6:24, frrob ha scritto: My old BW G3 also had a sleep problem - I could never get it to wake up properly from sleep, and always ended up having to restart it. One main source of sleep problems in G3-G4, is some PCI cards. I can't remember if there's some hint about this

Re: G4 MDD internet woes, again (sleep related?)

2012-06-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 29-06-2012 6:24, frrob ha scritto: My old BW G3 also had a sleep problem - I could never get it to wake up properly from sleep, and always ended up having to restart it. One main source of sleep problems in G3-G4, is some PCI cards. I forgot: SCSI cards often creates problem to

Re: Is SCSI DRIVE SAME AS UATA DRIVE?

2012-06-23 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 23-06-2012 21:14, Dan ha scritto: Apple kept foisting off older slower interfaces on us. SCSI-1 when the world was doing SCSI-2 and -3. ATA/100. USB 1. etc *sigh* Looks like Apple was trying to save some bucks (pennies?), while still make us paying premium for their hardware.

Re: Virtual Intel Mac for G multiprocessors

2012-06-23 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 23-06-2012 21:02, Anand ha scritto: I know that it is generally said that a G anything cannot run Snow Leopard. [...] I expect many of you are pretty tired of hearing it can't be done. I'm tired of Apple leaving us behind. Time we did something about it. So, who do we need to talk

Re: Flash help??

2012-06-18 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 18-06-2012 18:10, Jonas Lopez ha scritto: S glad you posted this --- I have VLC and can NOT get it to work. I dl for 10.4.11 Last working VLC version for 10.4 (PPC) is 0.9.10. Which version do you have? For FLV and SWF video, I use SWF FLV Player as well (version 3.8, on G4 and

Re: G3 BLUE WHITE WILL NOT LOAD OS 9

2012-06-14 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14-06-2012 6:36, Jonas Lopez ha scritto: G3 BLUE WHITE WILL NOT LOAD OS 9 from CD, does clear the screen and puts up the arrow and that is all. I have this memory stick Micron 128MB PC100 SDRAM 168-pin DIMM PC100-322-620 in slot 3. It appears that slot 0 is defective, got 3 bongs

Re: Bringing G3 back into use

2012-06-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13-06-2012 2:26, dc ha scritto: Maxxing the RAM is always a good idea but this machine needs low profile sticks or the case may not close. Oy vey! You're totally right! :-/ Having done that Ram upgrade ten years ago, I forgot the low profile need. On Jun 11, 2:01 pm, Valter

Re: Bringing G3 back into use

2012-06-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13-06-2012 16:56, Jonas Lopez ha scritto: What is the tone??? Start up chime is normal, then 3 tones and nothing -- what is this 3 tones If you mean the G3 does its chime, and the three beeps (bongs?), AFAIK it means the RAM did not pass the startup memory test. How long has your G3

Re: Hints and suggestions for using a Power Mac G3 BW with Mac OS 8.6?

2012-06-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13-06-2012 23:02, Mac User #330250 ha scritto: I think StuffIt Expander is installed. But the files aren¹t associated with it. How can do the “Open withŠ³ magic under pre-Mac OS X? Files without association are missing the Creator/Type metadata (two 4 character codes, used by MacOS

Re: Bringing G3 back into use

2012-06-11 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 11-06-2012 16:24, AppleMac Revisited ha scritto: Can anybody help me revive my quite old G3? Specification: Beige G3 Power PC G3 266MHz 1MB Cache I'd be happy to help you (although I have no idea, at the moment, about your particular issue). I had the very same Mac years ago, and

Re: Yosemite 400mhz rev2, ATT rv100, apple DVD player conundrum

2012-06-06 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 6-06-2012 4:16, Jesse Stjohn ha scritto: Ok so I have Mac os 9.2 on my Yosemite with a gig of ram and 400mhz CPU, went to play a DVD, and golly wouldn't you know, it doesn't work, play or anything else. Do you have all Apple's DVD extensions in your System/Extensions folder?

Re: G4 not waking up well

2012-06-05 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 5-06-2012 22:03, JoeTaxpayer ha scritto: Two of the three go to sheep and wake up nicely. One has an issue. On waking, the screen is hosed. It's not viewable and can't recover. So, this machine can't be put to sleep. AFAIK, some PCI cards create problem to the sleep state. I think

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