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, one should give two info first: Mac model and OSX
version he's using.

Anyway I think your Mac (iMac? Mac Pro?) could maybe better run with an
older OSX version, like Snow Leopard (10.6) or Mavericks (10.9).

With an older version you might be more exposed to malware.
OTOH, your Mac should likely be faster, less memory-hungry, and you might be
more lucky with running older software and hardware.

If your hard disk is big enough, you could create another partition and
install the older OSX there. This way you cold boot into each OSX, according
to what you need to do.


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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 the
Alt /Option key during startup.


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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 with the HDD.
Looks like I might have been wrong, and a faulty HDD may cause a
shutdown :-o

> CPU halted
This looks serious but I don't know the meaning.

> When I boot off the external FW drive, the USB keyboard is working fine.
> I do have a 4-port USB card in the machine if that seems to be the problem
> BUT it is working on the Panther drive.
There might be some conflict between the system on your internal HDD and the
USB card.

If you can, try removing the USB card and check if boot goes ok: then you
know where the problem lies.
If that's the case, you might try to reinstall OSX; maybe some driver or
whatnot got lost or corrupted, hence the conflict.



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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 boot disk" - or something like that.
And if the HDD was corrupted, the Mac would show the folder icon with a
flashing question mark (meaning "Cannot find a valid system to boot").

> You could, if you have one, boot from an additional HDD with Mac OS X
> installed.
This is unlikely to work (since the issue seems hardware-related), but it's
worth a shot.


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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 an issue with the power supply, but it doesn't seem likely.

It makes me think about overheating: something gets hotter and hotter, until
it just stops working.
It could be a fan not spinning anymore, or an issue with the CPU (the
thermal paste non connecting anymore, the spring keeping the CPU and
heatsink together is broken...).
A CPU not properly cooled will overheat in a matter of minutes. Hence the
shutdown.
I can't remember if G4s had thermal sensors. I'm now used to Intel iMacs
with lots of sensors.

Did you open the case and check if anything comes loose, or the fans are all
spinning?

HTH,
Valter


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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 subsequent Intel Macs. Besides, they suck
power like crazy. :-D

I had a 2.7 GHz dual processor with liquid cooling. Great machine, no doubt
about it, and a delight to expand; but IIRC its power consumption was around
300 W (my 2009 iMac 24" consumes just around 100 W, screen included), and
one day the Ram soldering went kaputt.

Basing on my experience, if you really use your Mac everyday, adopting an
Intel one is way better than a previous one.
OTOH, if you just want to tinker with it, you'll likely love a G5 :-)


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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 her iMac under OSX 10.6.
When she updated her iPhone to iOS 10.3 (I think), no method was working
under OSX 10.6 anymore. That's why I found I need to operate under OSX 10.9.


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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 you need OSX 10.9 Mavericks at least.
See here:
https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8871

N.B: OSX 10.9 is free from Apple, but you cannot download it from the
AppleStore since several years ago.


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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, I just bought an
external Asus drive on Amazon:



It's cheap and it's been working flawlessly. No problem with the USB 2.0
connection.
It's one more gadget on the desk, but it's tiny and I use it every now and
then, so an external unit suits me fine. YMMV :-)


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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).


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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) persist whether I'm using a wired mouse or a wireless one

If you originally stated that your issue was with the wireless mouse only,
it would have been clear from the beginning that the issue might likely come
from radio interference.


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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 the UPS and turned it back on. At that moment I heard sound
> somewhere between a zap and a pop.
>From those sounds, I'm prone to think it was the power supply going kaputt.

> My DA G4 was nonfunctional.
Of course, without power supply, the Mac looks totally dead. Even if the
rest of it is perfectly fine.

> I don't understand why this happened. The thing should have been
> protected.
> 
> None of the other computer gear I've got, cable modem, router, TiVos or
> anything else on my network was damaged.
Either the UPS did something wrong, or it was just bad luck: when you
switched it on again, the G4's power supply just decided it was its final
straw. Sometimes it's just coincidence.

But I would test that UPS on something cheap, to check if it's defective
(and if it is, and it's under warranty, maybe you could get some money from
APC).

> There is no way of telling what the damage is.
Simplest way would be to insert a working power supply and see if the G4 is
ok. But find one could be hard.

I know there are info on the Net about using an ATX power  supply (for PCs)
on G4s. I don't know how difficult that is.

> I have been having a recurring problem with it. Sometimes when it boots up
> it won't recognize any input from the keyboard.
> [...]
> I finally swapped the keyboard cord
> to another spot on the usb hub and it started working.
This definitely looks like an USB problem. If those devices run through an
USB hub, maybe it's the hub. Or it could be the USB card.

Try a different USB port, a different hub, or a different USB card.

HTH,
Valter


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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 it.

> I tried holding down the option key when booting up to see If it would give
> me boot up choices, but just the same.
I can't remember if option-boot was already working at the time.

If you have them handy, you could try inserting a System floppy disk, or a
System CD.
To boot from CD, you need to keep pressed the "C" key on the keyboard while
starting up the Mac.

> Does anyone remember other boot option commands?
Here are some startup key combinations for Mac:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201255

Keep in mind not all of them will be working on such an old Mac.

> It was running system 7 or 8, I can't remember.
It did run System 7.5 to 9.1:
http://apple-history.com/5300

HTH,
Valter


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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.


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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 Powermac G4 page):


HTH,
Valter


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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 went from the G5 (DP 2.7 GHz) to an iMac (Early 2009 3 GHz) and it was a
whole new world :-)
Silent, beautiful machine with a gorgeous 24" screen, fast, and with a power
consumption just 1/3 of the G5! (from 300W to around 100W)

I'm loving it; only drawback, if you need to service something insside, can
be a hassle.


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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 the POST (Power On Self Test) phase.
Looks like it's something relatively common among around-2003 computers in
general (and G5s in particular).

But my G5 gave three flashes from the power-on light (signaling there was
issues with the Ram), and your doesn't, so maybe it has nothing to do with
this.
Anyway, try reading this page about the same problem I got:


For anyone interested in this kind of solder issue,
Google "lead-free solder issue g5"


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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 happened BEFORE the malware started encrypting your
HD, the backup would contain the malware (Transmission 2.90 in this case),
but its data would remain clean, NOT encrypted.
The encryption happens only (AFAIK) when the malware is active and running,
not just because the malware is on a disk.

Hence, you could clean your Mac's HD, remove the malware from the backup,
and restore the backup; and everything should be fine.
Of course I would keep an eye on which Transmission version I would be
running.

As others have noted, backup disks can easily be compromised by malware when
they are connected 24/7. As long as a a disk is on its own (not connected),
no software can alter its content whatsoever.

A good backup strategy would be having an always-connected backup disk (e.g.
using Time Machine), and another disk for periodic backups (e.g. once a
week), maybe stored offsite.
This strategy would offer the safety of both an up-to-date backup, and a
backup safe from whatever is happening to your computer right now (be it
malware, a thief, fire, etc.).


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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 the card, and it was even able to use it,
but it had a meager receptivity: only if the source signal was within a
meter, it could receive anything.

Hence, I think the OP problem is not about the missing antenna (although the
antenna would be probably needed to properly use the card).


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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. ;-)

 installed 10.4.3,
With didn't you install the 10.4.11 update?
That could contain some drivers or stuff that make the FW ports running as
they should.

 Is the firewire 800 link separate from 400?
 System profiler only states up to 800 Mb/sec and then only after
 much wheel winding.
 Maybe a 6-9 cable will get me firewire?
If the problem is with the 400 port, then the 800 might work.
Since a 400-to-800 FW cable should be relatively cheap (and always handy),
I'd give it a shoot.


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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 OSX itself.

But the issue could be from a different (non Apple) software as well, maybe
some driver or kext (extension) from weird apps.
In System Preferences, in the lower row (Tools or Accessories), what do you
have?

 I also noticed it won't restart either. It hangs at the
 desktop picture and won't go any farther.
This makes sense: to restart, it needs to shutdown the system first.


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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 (unlikely but not impossible).

 I have a 5 port Usb 2.0 card in it.
For the love of God ;-) try removing it!
That could just be your culprit.

Additional cards are known to cause problems to sleep feature, and maybe
it's interfering with your shutdown as well.
And it may happen even without any device connected to it (the card would
still be interacting with the system).

 Rarely, something happens with
 the USB something and the computer will quit all by itself.
This very likely points to the USB subsystem - starting with the USB card.

Is it a Mac-compatible card, or just a regular PC (Windows) card?
If the latter, it's likely its behavior is flaky: I had more than one
working just temporarily, or partially.


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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 well.

I'm reporting it here, just in case someone is still looking for it.
If interested, mail me in private.

If this topic is forbidden (but I don't think so, since Apple stopped giving
a damn about G5s long ago), I apologize


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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 them as ZIP files. Mail shouldn't mess with ZIP attachments.


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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 its Word was able to correctly open
several files I made ten years ago with Word 5.
Thus maybe Word 2008 could be able to open your files as well.
I'm willing to try to translate your files for you, if you want.

Another suggestion is try to use Open Office (it's free): it should be able
to open most Word formats.
http://www.openoffice.org/



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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 Intel code, and so
it can run natively on both kind of CPUs.
OTOH, Adobe dropped the PPC support in CS4 (AFAIK), thus CS4 (and later) is
Intel-only.

I think CS2 and before were PPC-only (but I'm not sure), thus they run
natively on PPC Macs, and can run on Intel Macs with Rosetta (available only
up to OSX 10.6).

HTH.


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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 working that
matters.
(PS: You don't even find broken PCs because they're directly thrown out ;-)

Besides, it depends on WHAT is broken (and which models).
G5 iMacs had many failures due to bad capacitors; later models didn't.
Some Intel iMacs with high-end graphic cards had those cards failing.
Apart from the above, I never heard about iMacs being fragile.

Actually, I got an used 2009 24 iMac months ago, and it's going strong.

 and decided I didn't want any computer, that didn't have a fan.
Try to get better informed.
iMac have several fans, and you can fine-tune their speed to suit your taste
and usage.
Since I was a little worried that my 24 iMac could overheat, I installed
smcFanControl and now I can keep my iMac's innards at the temps I want.

 Thats what made me scrape
 my nickels together and buy a Mac Pro Tower
Mac Pros are fine machines, but they are overkill for many users.
There's no one computer fits all. :-)


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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 advice for an iMac.
Where I live (Italy), used Mac Minis are way too expensive, while I found
lots of valid iMacs at reasonable prices. YMMV.

I got a 2009 3 GHz 24 iMac. And I love every bit of it. :-)
The screen is gorgeous, the design is sleek, the noise is almost
non-existent, the power is abundant (Adobe CS3 and 3D games go smoothly),
and power consumption is surprisingly low.

If you already have a good screen, the Mini could be an option, but since
you have an eMac, the iMac seems the best way to go.

 Unfortunately my entire Adobe collection of software will still be
 expecting a PPC to drive it, so I understand I will need an Intel machine
 which has access to Rosetta
On my iMac I installed 10.6 Snow Leopard, because:
- I have PPC software too (and it runs beautifully here)
- I dislike latest, iOS-like OSX versions and their interface.

I never feel the lacking of a newer OS.

 Additionally, many of my peripherals are FireWire 400
Up until Mid-2011 models, any iMac had at least 1 Firewire port.
Even if it's 800, you just need an 800-400 cable to hook up your
peripherals.


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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 the CPU was running at 100% all the time
The most likely culprit is one (or some) active process(es), that you're not
aware of, that are CPU-heavy and using all the CPU power.

In Activity Monitor, click on the % CPU header, and check the topmost
processes (the ones using more CPU %): then report them here, so we can
understand what's going on.

 I have checked it many times and even when the
 computer is first turned on the activity monitor still shows the processor
 at 100% and soon the fan will kick in.
Usually, after boot there shouldn't be anything using more than 1-2% CPU.
(the computer is - should be - idle, actually)

  I ran the Apple hardware test on it  and everything passed.
I don't think it's an hardware issue. The CPU do not keep busy himself, just
for the sake of it. ;-)


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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 the CPU was running at 100% all the time
The most likely culprit is one (or some) active process(es), that you're not
aware of, that are CPU-heavy and using all the CPU power.

In Activity Monitor, click on the % CPU header, and check the topmost
processes (the ones using more CPU %): then report them here, so we can
understand what's going on.

 I have checked it many times and even when the
 computer is first turned on the activity monitor still shows the processor
 at 100% and soon the fan will kick in.
Usually, after boot there shouldn't be anything using more than 1-2% CPU.
(the computer is - should be - idle, actually)

  I ran the Apple hardware test on it  and everything passed.
I don't think it's an hardware issue. The CPU do not keep busy himself, just
for the sake of it. ;-)


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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 tablet+mouse set for years, from MacOS 8.6
and up, and it all worked perfectly through the years (thanks to Wacom
drivers, of course).

What I want to add now is that, for Microsoft mice, I think one can still
find the Intellipoint (or whatever is called) software for OS9, thus
enabling all the mouse's features under OS9 and Classic.

BTW, here it is:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4355
It doesn't say which mice is compatible with, but I presume basic mice are.


NB: I'm not pushing MS because I love it :-) but I'm not prejudiced against
it either.
I like Logitech products more, but their Mac driver support has been lacking
sometimes.


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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 scroll wheel are recognized by default in
OSX. 

In OS9, though, the right-click won't be recognized by default (you can use
the standard Control-click to do that).
I'm not sure about Classic: if the input is managed by OSX (as I think), it
should be fine.

The only problem arises when the mouse have additional buttons or
non-standard  features; then you will need the manufacture's software to
handle those. Idem if you want to customize what buttons do.

Microsoft mice ( http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/mice )
are usually good hardware, and most of them should be supported by their
IntelliPoint OSX software:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads
(even if the box doesn't say so)

AFAIK, Microsoft and Logitech are the only input devices' big manufacturers
that care about Mac drivers.


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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 usually means the OS doesn't know what those files are,
hence it doesn't know what to do with them.

The OS keeps a list of association (don't know the right term) to link
file extensions or file types to the kind and the application it will use to
open files. 
Maybe the G5's OS lost the association for the JPEG. Maybe some app mangled
that.

Anyway (if I get your problem correctly), to tell to the OS what the file
has to be associated with, in the Finder you select the file and  call Get
Info (File menu).
On the subsequent window, in the Open with popup menu, you select the
default application that will open that file. This should give the file the
proper icons (and association).

If you also click the Modify everything (I don't know the right name, I'm
using an Italian OSX) button right underneath, that association will be
extended to all the files with the same extension (e.g. JPG).


Oh, BTW, do those files have an extension at the end? It might be  necessary
(or helpful).


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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.
Besides, and more important, I never heard of any significant amount of
SMART messages about G5s.

Since you checked those drives in Ubuntu, they're probably fine, but I
wouldn't use them on anything critical before finding where the problem is.

Most likely, the problem is in your G5.
It could be software-related (some part of the OS got flaky), or
hardware-related (the drive controller or something).

You can try the following:
- Create another user account, switch to it, try again inserting the HDs.
- If you have another partition available, or another drive to insert,
install OSX anew and boot from it: if the problem is software related, it
should disappear.
You could even use one of those drive to install OSX anew on it: if
everything works, it's likely the drive is fine.


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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 manifest some problem
(weird noises, failure at reading, system errors, no boot...) before really
being dead for good.
In most cases, I had a chance to recover most (if not all) the data from the
drive before it was just a brick.

Sometimes, though, a drive can be dead with no previous sign.
Being such delicate mechanisms, there's several things that can (and do) go
bad inside them. 

Anyway, I support others' advice to check the drive outside its enclosure,
before giving up hope.

Sometimes, connecting external drives can be ... odd.
Just recently I had a couple drives that worked fine when connected to a
computer, but they didn't even show up when connected to another one.
Yet, HD interfaces should be amongst the most standard things.
Baffling. :-|


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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 they are pretty expensive, I just screwed four normal hard-drives
screws in the drive's sides, taking care that one of the 6 screw' side was
horizontal (they usually have hexagonal heads), and inserted the drive that
way.

The drive worked flawlessly for almost 2 years (until the G5's motherboard
had the infamous memory controller fault), thus I think you don't really
need anything more.

Of course, YMMV. The rubber screws are better for isolating the drive from
the computer vibrations but, being mine a liquid-cooled G5, vibrations (and
noise) were almost non-existing.


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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 17,
enabling the plug-ins (if that's what he wants), and it'd work?

Of course, I get you're discouraging people from that course, but sometimes
compromises are all one gets. ;-)


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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 after. ;-)
I remember I did it when on a G5 with OSX 10.4.11, and everything went fine;
most videos and Flash content were viewable.

To do it:
- Type about:config in the URL bar
- Scroll down to tenfourfox.plugins.enabled
- Click on the row to make the Value column be true. It should be on
false by default

YMMV. :-)


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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,, but adapted to work on older Macs and OSX (thank you
a lot, Cameron! :-).


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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 receptacle is good, still no go.

It seems unlikely, but maybe in the meantime the CMOS battery is dead and
this has somethign to do with your problem.
Wait to hear from different users, but you could try replacing it, and see
it anything changes. At least it's a cheap try. :-)

See this guy who did lots of attempts, and it was the batter from the
start...
http://timesync.gmu.edu/wordpress/?p=447


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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 G4), and I liked 10.4 more.
10.4 wasn't any slower than 10.3 (perhaps even a little bit faster
sometimes), and it gave me much more software compatibility and some nice
added features.
Really stable and efficient OSX version.

So, unless you have specific issues against it, I'd suggest going for 10.4.


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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 google 23 cinema display capacitors and see if some page helps you
troubleshooting your problem.

 I disconnected the dead monitor and all its cables from the Mac.
Are you sure there's no adapter still connected to the video card?
It may trick the card into thinking a monitor is still there.

 When I open some windows, they go off the visible screen and open
 somewhere on the invisible one, on the non-existent monitor, and I can't
 get at them.
Using the display menulet (the icon on the top menu bar), can you change the
resolution of the ghost monitor, to a smaller one?
This way, windows opening there might be still visible on the main monitor
and movable.

That's the best that I can think of right now. :-)


Of course, if you have a real, working second monitor around, you might
connect that one, moving the new windows onto your main screen, and
disconnect it to see if the problem goes away.
If you have a friend nearby with a lousy PC, this may be the time the PC
turns out useful. ;-)


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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 the Adobe family impossible to upgrade to current boxed
 versions. I think, but tell me if I am wrong, that Snow Leopard is the highest
 OS which will still offer Rosetta, and that would allow me to still take
 advantage of my existing software.
You're right about Rosetta being gone with Lion and after.

 My question is: What machine version, (iMac or portable) even if it had to
 dual boot, would both give me the ability to use Rosetta for the old apps and
 offer the most improved speed and functionality for the future?
I'm currently using an Early 2009 iMac 24. I got it after my G5 gave up.

This iMac is a beauty, the screen is gorgeous, it's pretty fast (although
the processor is still Core 2 Duo, not i5/i7 yet), and it runs CS3 just fine
(3D games like BioShock or Half-Life 2 run beautifully, too).
Previous iMac models had some reliability problem (especially with the
faster graphic cards), but I think 2008 models and later are very reliable.

If you don't need the portability of a laptop, the iMac is a better, safer
and cheaper way. I just love mine. :-)
i5/i7 processors are of course faster, but if you want to save some dollar,
any iMac from 2007-2008 onwards is fine, I think.

BTW, CS3 is Universal.
But this iMac with Snow Leopard runs any PPC software fine, too.


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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 SATA are
 the external USB dock or I can crack open a LaCie D2 Quadra box for
 Firewire.)
I'd suggest to go with the Firewire route.
Since you have 5 drives to test, opening the LaCie box and running a real HD
diagnostic tool, seems to me well worth it.


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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 have to format the HD in
Mac format first (it doesn't work, or doesn't do many test, with FAT/NTFS
formats).

 My interest is simply to watch the flow, while processing these
 drives.  I want to see why the NAS box is refusing them while DU is
 happy with them.  If it turns out that DU is hiding hundreds of bad
 block replacements, or worse (seek errors etc), then I'd rather not
 use the drives or offer them for sale...
In Drive Genius, I use the Scan function to search and de-allocate bad
blocks. I think it's a good test for the HD's health, and I always check it
before installing or selling an HD.


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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 Mac OS X v10.6.8 or
earlier,
and this should put you back on business. :-)


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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 need a CMS to keep things alive?
(especially if most members are complaining about this switch)

I hope it's not about Facebook or anything social networks...
because I honestly, sincerely, positively despise and avoid them as much as
I can.

 I hope though that other old timers, like myself, will eventually migrate
 over - it would be so sad if these communities died out just because we'll
 have to adjust to new ways
I know I won't.

As a matter of fact, I'm not a Low-End-Mac user anymore... I'm a happy owner
of an Intel iMac. But I gladly kept here because I like reading about PPC
Macs, and I like helping fellow Mac users when I can.
But if I'd have to actively go to a website and browse posts... I just will
not. Too much of a hassle and, frankly, I see no reason why.

Mailing lists are simple, fast and effective. And I'm all for KISS.


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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 hosted/managed with Wordpress.
B) The mailing lists will be ported to the same website.

I understand the need for A), the improvements (both technical and for the
people working on it), and I appreciate WP (I even have my professional
website there).

OTOH, B) seems (to me) much less justified; I managed a mailing lists for
years (on YahooGroups), and I had not much to do, save for kicking out
spammers and explaining rules to newcomers.
Ok, GoogleGroups may be seen as evil, but I'm sure there are free mail list
hosting alternatives.

 but I do know something about running listservers and that's not for kids
 these days, I can assure you
But if the List is hosted by GoogleGroup, what's about a listserver?
Isn't it something you have to manage if you host the List yourself?

 I'm worried that this will be then end for a lot of old timers - on the
 other hand, there were also a lot of fuzz when we migrated to google and
 when we migrated from whereever it was that we resided before.
 there always is, when things change.
Yeah, I know. But that was a migration from a different platform for the
SAME service (mailing list).
Migrating to a (very) different service is not just a nuisance, it's a
revolution.

 I see a real danger that a lot of people will only find their way over
 there, when they encounter problems
Yes, exactly that: I usually go to forums just when I have a need/problem,
while I happily browse the mails coming in thru the various Lists I'm
subscribed to.

All in all, I think the people runnning LEM will hear users opinions, and
they will decide what's best.


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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.

Second, run Disk Utility and check your disk(s); your troubles might be
related to a disk going bad.

Third (after trying the cache trick Kris told you), download, install and
run Applejack: http://applejack.sourceforge.net/
(run it in Single user mode: hold Command+S at boot)
This will do a general cleanup and get rid of possible system issues.

Then, I'd try a reinstall of OSX 10.4.11.
I WOULDN'T upgrade to a diffferent OSX version, until the problem has been
identified (new things often means new troubles).

You can also check Activity Monitor (Utility folder): checking CPU loads,
you might identify some process that's hogging the machine.

Did you change anything about your Ram lately?
Sometimes a bad/failing/troublesome Ram stick might create this kind of
symptoms, I think.


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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 (possible) bad news, but I just had a
problem similar to yours (you can check the Group's archives for 3 blinks
and no boot subject), on my Early 2005 G5 DP 2.7 (looks like you have the
same G5).

Well, in my case it seems the memory controller soldering has gone bad,
thus it doesn't matter which Ram I insert (and even without Ram), it's
always the 3 blinks.
To prove this, I heated the memory controller area (a square of solders
between the two slots blocks, on the right to them) with a hair dryer (a
couple minutes), and this made the G5 boot and work for some time (15-45'
usually).

It seems many computers made around 2003-2005 had this oncoming problem, due
to lead-free solder (Google lead-free solder g5 problem).
One of the suggested trick was the hair dryer one (it makes the solders
contacts temporarily working).

In your case, you might have the picky Ram issue many mentioned here, or
you might have an issue similar to mine.
I wish you good luck. ;-)

Prior to this problem, the memory controller's temperature was always high
(around 75° C), thus it's likely that contributed to the subsequent failure.


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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:
http://www.macintouch.com/readerreports/powermacg5/topic2205.html

An user wrote this:
  It could also be a bad memory socket. My G5 died when I reseated my memory
 because they were far to tight. It must have cracked the solder.
Maybe that's what happened to you.

And, again, maybe your issue is just memory-related, nothing worse.
But I thought you better be informed.


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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 understand why they do not
work. :-/

 A difference I noted in the two partitions:  it reports that OS X mounts at
 /, and it reports Rescue as mounting at /Volumes/Rescue.  No idea whether
 this is the way things should be or not...
I'm no expert on OSX/Unix things, but AFAIK this is normal: the boot
disk/partition is reported as / (I think it's called the root level),
other disks/partitions are reported inside the /Volumes directory (and
that's the place you interact with them using the Terminal, if you want).


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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.


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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 sequence for single user mode and suchlike.

I've been using a Microsoft Digital Media Pro keyboard since 2006, with a
Powermac G4 DA and a Powermac G5 2.7 DP, and it's working flawlessly.
It's made for Windows' PC (has Windows keys), but I can remap those keys to
equivalent Mac ones using System Preferences.
Besides, Microsoft offer a driver for OSX, for programming media and user
keys.

Lastly, the Macs recognize startup sequences (like Command-S for single user
mode and Command-Option-P-R for resetting Pram) from this keyboard, as long
as it's connected to the Mac USB port (it might not work when connected to
an USB hub).

All in all, a good piece of hardware (as usually MS input devices are), that
is relatively cheap (it was 37 euros back then).


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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 the G5 is working.

Thus I think the problem lies in the soldering; the lead-free BGA solder has
become flaky. Heating it with the hair dryer seems making it stable again
(for a while, at least).
Of course, the high temperature of the chip - and consequent stress - only
makes the problem worse.

 Check the heat sink and make sure it's not slipped off. Consider removing it,
 reapplying thermal paste, reseating the heat sink and putting it through ASD
 to make sure there is no permanent damage, assuming it boots.
Good advice but, as I said before, I consider disassembling the G5 my last
possible chance. 
Since right now it's working (thanks to the hair dryer trick), I don't
want the burden and the risk to disassemble it and - maybe - break something
else. :-/

I was looking for an advice to improve the U3 temp, *without* disassembling
the whole shebang. :-)


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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 air rework station but it only produced a permanent fix
 in around fifty percent of cases.

Well, looks like I was lucky. :-)
Right now I'm writing this on my G5, that is born again. :-D

I tried everything with the Ram sticks (moving them, cleaning, swapping,
trying different sticks), no way. Ok, I knew it wasn't the Ram.

Then I used my hair dryer on each memory bank, and on the memory controller
chip (actually, on its back, since it's located onto the inner side of the
logic board). 
Around 3 minutes of blowing hot air on each part, and hey!, the trick
worked! 
Knock on wood, I don't know how long it will last. But I was able to backup
my recent stuff, so I'm an happy camper anyway.

I think it was the memory controller, partly because it has always been
really hot, between 70 and 75 degrees Celsius (checking with Marcel
Bresink's Temperature Monitor).
For a comparison, both CPU dies are around 50° C or less.

The funniest thing is, this problem occurred just the day after I decided to
buy an used iMac! 
Maybe the G5 got jealous! ;-)

I was planning to sell the G5 afterwards, but now I'm doubtful; I don't want
to sell a lemon. OTOH, the repair was pretty straightforward (once I knew
what to do), so I could sell it informing the buyer about this caveat.
If the problem is going to show up once or twice a year, I think it's
bearable; after all, from the dozens post I read about it, this issue can
happen to any G5.

Thank you to everybody for you suggestions and advice.
Valter


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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 Lion / M.Lion:
- SL can still run PPC applications (via Rosetta)
- the interface is - IMHO - better and clearer.

I had to use a Lion-equipped Mac, and I was lost! :-o
The user interface and Finder didn't behave like I was used to; Mac's user
friendliness my @ss!
(and I'm a long time Mac user, no newbie)

Thus no, newer is NOT always better. ;-)


 Basically want to know everything is working correctly.
 
 First rule: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If only the OP knew what is broke and what is not... ;-D


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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 take him up on the idea ... and try moving my software into
 the Intel world, 1 expensive chunk at a time.

Bill, if moneyis an issue, I humbly suggest to keep considering the G5
route.
Just because you were disappointed, it doesn't mean G5s are usually that
troublesome (for used hardware, anyway ;-).

I've been using a G5 DP 2.7 GHz (with Delphi liquid cooling system), and
it's a beautiful machine, fast and silent.
Knocking on wood, I had it for 18 months and I hadn't a single problem
(well, I had issues burning DVDs, but that due to Toast and not the
hardware).

Sure, a Mac Pro would be faster, more compatible with recent OSX, and
sucking less power.
On the other hand, you would have the added trouble of your old software
compatibility... 


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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 it used 1,5 years ago.
Great machine: fast, very silent (liquid cooled), easy to access its
innards, very stable (I'm using it with OSX Tiger).
Its only drawback, so far, it's power hungry: it draws from 160 Watts (idle)
to over 300 Watts!

It's way faster than the G4 Digital Audio (originally 667 MHz, upgraded with
a 1.4 GHz CPU) that I had before. A big step forward.
If your QS felt slow, I suggest going for a G5 (2.0 GHz or above): you won't
need to change your software (no OS9 boot, though!), but it will be
snappier.
Depending on where you are, I think G5s start from 100-150$ and up.
Definitely worth a check.

Regarding realiability, I read G5s with Delphi liquid cooling are
troublesome, but mine has a Delphi one, and so far - knock on wood! - it
runs flawlessly.
I think it's a matter of luck. If you don't feel like gambling ;-) better go
with an air-cooled one (the 2.3 GHz DP seems the best choice).

Here you can find info and specs about all the G5 models:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/index-powermac-g5.html


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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 for the MDD. Any idea why the different versions? Is
 the 400 watt unit just a later version, or what?
AFAIK, quite the contrary: according to MacTracker, first generation MDDs
had the 400W PS, subsequent versions (FW 800 and 2003) had the 360W.
Perhaps the design became more power-efficient; I don't know if the two PS
are interchangeable.

 My main motivation for doing this was to have a 128M card, so as to run a
 larger monitor at full resolution
I don't know about your 9000 card, but I think 64MB are more than enough to
drive high-res monitor and/or dual monitors (as long as the card has two
ports). I did run dual monitors (21 and 15) on a meager 32MB Geforce 2 MX.

Unless for larger monitor you mean a 30 display or such (that might
require a beefier card).


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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 the standard 360W (or 400W) power
supply.
No surprise it could be chocking...

As someone else said, try with just one HD connected (and the 9800 connected
to the optical drive power line).
If it works... You know where the problem is. :-)


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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 that way. I want my RAID, and you pretty
 much need USB 2.0.
I agree; this suggestion was not meant to make you run an handicapped Mac
;-) but to make absolutely sure the problem was about not enough power.
Once you knew it was that (or not), you could think about something else.

From what you reported, anyway, I don't think the problem is lack of power.
But IMO is worth making the above check, just to be sure.

 The fact is, I ran all of the above with the stock 9000 card and an Apple
 ADC 23 inch monitor, without a hitch. For a while I even ran a 5th hard
 drive in the machine with no problems. Now that monitor draws its power
 from the machine. Wouldn't the absence of the ADC monitor drawing power be
 some sort of compensation for the power needs of the 9800?
Yes and no. A 23 monitor should draw around 40W; the 9800 obviously needs
more.

 The 9800 must be some kind of monster power hog
From what I gathered on the Net, it should draw around 75W under normal
conditions (maybe more when running 3D intensive applications).

 It seems as though the MDD really *likes* having an ADC monitor connected
 to it. 
Maybe something got stuck in the power mangement unit.
Did you try to reset the PMU? ( Power Management Unit)
See Apple's page:
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1939

(knock on wood, it might have something to do with the 9800 issue as well;
worth a try)


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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, then plug it back in. Then it will start up
 normally. 
Well, it seems having to do with hot (re)start.
Letting it cool down (even just a bit), seems helping;but I cannot think
what heat has to do with it.
Unplugging might reset something or let a memory chip lose its content;
but, again, doesn't make much sense.

Only thing I can think of, when the Mac is starting, the 9800 could
compete with the hard drive (on the same power line) for power, since hard
drives need the most power when spinning up; once it has started, the
shared power is enough for both to work.
What else is connected on the same power line where you put the splitter?
Did you try to put the splitter on the optical drive's power line? (it
should not require power at boot).

 Is the 9800 just too much card for the MDD?
I think that 9800 Pro was made for G4 and G5 Macs, so it *should* work.

I wonder what could be wrong in your MDD's power department.
Have you got many peripherals inside it (HDs, cards...) that are sucking
power? Maybe the power supply is overloaded.


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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 (old) CRT TV/monitors issues.

Anyway, I think it could be the monitor's electronics having troubles (bad
sign), or the cable: did you try to taking off and reconnecting the cable,
or using a different one?


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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 did).

BTW, did you think your Mac could boot without memory? :-)


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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 printer and old MacOS is here:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Macintosh-OS-1063/2008/10/OS-8-6-printing.htm

HTH
Valter


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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 can look at the memory on the cards: usually, the bigger the
card's memory, the better.

Lastly, before choosing the A74 - eventually - check if you can find the
appropriate drivers (that's in OS9; OSX should have them included).

 Can I swap the Radeon from the G4 MDD 1.42Ghz with the nVidia which was in the
 Quicksilver?
Since both Quicksilvers and MMDs had a 4x AGP slot, graphic cards should be
swappable.

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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 keys action is good enough (far from the old ADB Apple Extended
keyboards - those were good! - but better than many), nice looking, and the
additional keys are very useful.

Of course, for using the additional keys (some are even programmable) you
have to install the Microsoft driver, that's available for OSX but not OS9.
In OS9 the keyboard works fine, but the additional keys don't work (of
course). 

I agree that Micro$oft is not the nicest company in the world ;-) but their
hardware is usually well made.
You can look around for a Microsoft or Logitech keyboard that has OSX
drivers available; Logitech products are usually excellent quality (best
mice I ever used). 

 Will an add-on USB Keyboard function the same at startup?
My MS keyboard works fine on startup, when pressing special keys like
Command+Option+P+R (reset Pram) or Command+S (Single-User mode). 

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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 this is mentioned several times on CCC help sections, you may want
to check them out:
http://help.bombich.com/kb
http://help.bombich.com/discussions

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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 existed. I may be wrong?

I have a Sony monitor very similar to yours (mine is an E500).
I do not notice on my monitor the same problem you are experiencing, thus I
cannot really help.

IMO, though, there IS a glass panel in front of the actual CRT, because I
think a CRT cannot be completely flat as the monitor appears.
Hence, it could be some dust infiltrated between the CRT and that glass; I
know some iMac (G5/Intel) had this problem, dust infiltrating underneath the
screen (static energy on the screen obviously helps).

Although, looking for monitor dust inside on Google, it looks like the
dust problem affects much more the LCD displays than it does with the CTRs.

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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!


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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 design, keeping powered all those parts, just
to enable the boot switch.

 people love that instant on.
That's what I thought: it's mainly for a quicker start.

 Keep in mind that if you disconnect power from the Mac, it will keep
 that PMU running anyway, using the pram battery.
Ok, it will cost less than the power consumption anyway. ;-)

 There's also the school of thought about the jolt of hitting a
 machine with a cold start every day.  Wear and tare on the
 components, and all that.  Personally, except for HDs, I never bought
 into that, for home-based systems at least.
Yeah, it sounds like a persistant myth; perhaps it was true many years ago.

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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 appliance on its own.

 Is there a power adapter for an Apple Cinema display?
No Apple displays.

 Second, calibrate your 'Kill-a-watt' clone, plug something like a vacuum
 cleaner, an iron, or some other 'dumb' appliance into it and see what the
 power usage is when off...you may be seeing false positives.
Yeah, I read a similar suggestion and that's what I did: plugging another
appliance (known consumption) together with the low-power appliance (like
the computer off), and then subtracting the known appliance's consumption.
It's been much more reliable.

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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 right?

 It is normal for an input filter to draw some VA when a hard power switch is
 off. But you don't pay for VA only watts.
Since my meter says Watts, I'm afraid I WILL pay for those. ;-)

 It looks like electronic engineers have a different meaning for the word
 off than normal people. ;-)
 
 No, but we do know about the reality of electronic components.
And that would be...? :-)

I mean, I uderstand people like instant on and that's why engineers design
circuits that way, trading a little consumption for a faster start.
But that's a kind of stand-by, NOT a real off.
And it should be made known: I've been using computers for 30 years, but I
never knew that off is not really off when it's about IT equipment. :-/

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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 (File menu in Finder) on the PS7 icon, you should see in the middle
of the Info window an option like Open in Classic environment: make sure
it's off, and try again.


Il giorno 30-09-2012 21:43, Les ha scritto:

 Also, since the Powerbook HD is quite small, would
 OS9 be a wiser choice than Tiger
An OS9 installation would be wy smaller than any OSX.

Besides, running an OS9 (Classic) app in real OS9 is usually faster than
running it inside Classic (Classic is an emulation, albeit a very good one,
and any emulation introduce slowdown).

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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 at low power consumption).

 You mean physically shutdown or just sleeping?  What about the display?
I mean shutdown. No light. Totally dead. :-)

And I measured the G5 only, no other connected appliance.

 If the former, then that seems strange.
Actually, it's not.
I got a measurement-mania :-D and measured everything in my home.
Any IT equipment seem to draw some power when off:
- I tested 4 Windows PCs: they draw from 4 to 7 Watts when off. Some of them
still draw 1 or 2 Watts even when the (hard) switch is off! :-o
- My 21 Sony CRT monitor draws between 10 and 21 Watts when off;
ironically, it draws the very same when it's in stand-by.
- My 15 Neovo LCD monitor draws 2 Watts when off.

It looks like electronic engineers have a different meaning for the word
off than normal people. ;-)


Il giorno 30-09-2012 23:21, Ángel Villodre López ha scritto:

 Thanks for sharing all this data, it's real food for thought - 17 watts
 being in shutdown is a nasty consumption
Well, actually it seems 9 Watts instead. Still too much for me anyway.
It would cost me around 10 euros each year, just for being connected to the
mains. :-(
(but since it's connected to an UPS that I switch off when not in use, it
doesn't)

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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
- Just Finder (idle, no app loaded) = 160
- TenFourFox + Outlook Express (idle) = 170
- Outlook Express (using) = 170-300
- Entourage (using ) = 170-180
- Call of Duty 2 = 310

I was astonished to discover it sucks 17 Watts when off! :-o
WTF! Does he think electrons are free?!? ;-D
I wonder what the hell is consuming all that power when off... :-?

Also interesting it's that, when using Outlook Express (within Classic), the
burden on the CPU can be as intensive as playing Call of Duty 2!

For comparison, my PC with a Pentium 4 3.2 GHz CPU and a Radeon 9550 graphic
card, takes 7 Watts when off, 60 Watts on idle, and 135 Watts running
3DMark03 (an intensive graphic benchmark). Less than half the G5 (although
that PC is a small form factor, thus designed for lower consumption).

I got the G5 for free... but I'm afraid I'm repaying it through my power
bills! ;-D

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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 the most likely issue is with the power source: either
the power strip, the power adapter, ot some of the cables.

You could also try to remove the battery. My PowerBook G4 is able to run
without battery inserted, I don't know about the iBook.

Best thing to do would be to try the iBook with an alternative power
adapter, if you can access one.

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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 him.
It would be way faster, but very likely it will be louder as well (MDDs are
known for being the loudest PowerMacs, I think) - unless the original fans
have been upgraded.

 If we just swap out his HD from the now dead
 500mhz DP (running OS 10.4.11), will it work ok in this 1.25ghz DP model
 without having to do anything else?
AFAIK, it should work run just fine.
I moved my OSX installation several times, from G3 to G4, and even from G4
to G5, and I had a little trouble just with some peripherals (I had to
reinstall drivers).
Going from G4 to G4 should be as smooth as silk.

If your dad were using OS9, though, there could be issues: OS9 (and
previous) installs machine-specific components (while OSX installs
everything it might need).

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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.
Besides, I think a 9800 Pro would be overkill for that machine, the
processor/memory/bus would be a bottleneck in comparison.

Anyway, it could be the G4 power supply is not enough to sustain all those
peripherals.

 The easiest fix that I see would be to disconnect the Pioneer optical
 drive  and put it in an externally powered box but I have no idea if
 that will work?  
If the problem is too much power request from the PSU, I don't think the
optical drive would change much. OTOH, the 2TB drive could make a
difference.

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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 Macintosh you won't care about
that.

* OS9 = the MacOS previous to MacOSX.
OS9 apps cannot run in MacOSX (and viceversa), but they can run inside the
Classic environment.

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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 you find
anything donated and for sale, books included.

How this situation comply with the law mentioned above?
Is perhaps that law obsolete?

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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
 -/190704608454?pt=US_Memory_RAM_hash=item2c66e164c6
 
 Would these pair work under my configuration

AFAIK, ECC memory won't work in your G3 (I think this is true for most
PowerMacs).

See these links for info about BW G3 memory:
http://www.macgurus.com/products/motherboards/mbppcg3bw.php
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-182096.html

Usually, PowerMacs are compatible with faster Ram sticks (I had a PC133 on
my PC66 Beige G3), but this is not always true. Also, high-density chips can
cause issues.
You can easily find cheap PC133 Ram sticks from old, dismissed PCs.

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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

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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 due to their different internal chips) aren't capable of booting Mac
OSX.
Maybe that Macally one is such case: working fine, but no boot.

You may want to check the Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) help section, there are
several post mentioning hard disks (in)compatibility with Macs:
http://help.bombich.com/home
(even if you're not using CCC)

For example, Western Digital external HDs are known for having some trouble
with Macs.

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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 it), but I strongly suggest
you (and anybody else ;-) to try iText instead!

Alas, it's webpage was based on MobileMe, no more available, but you can
find it elsewhere, e.g. here:
http://download.cnet.com/iText/3000-2079_4-11309308.html

It's nice, it's friendly, it has more features than TextEdit, it's simpler
to use, and it's free!
I've been using it since OS9 times, and I never found anything better for
simple (and even not-so-simple) text handling.

And, yes, with iText you can set your page margins (in the Format/Page
Layout menu), as well as a lot more.

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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 regular place)

We need to know if the problem lies in that specific drive or placement, or
in presence of all the drives.
3 HD and an optical might be too much for the power supply? Do you have many
PCI cards inserted? (they can suck power as well, especially a fast graphic
card)

 So, I'm guessing either the power supply is going bad or the primary ATA
 connector, unless someone has some other ideas? If it is the power supply,
 you think I'm okay to keep using it with the good spare connector
If things change just using a different power connector, it should have
nothing to do with the power supply: it should be a failing connector (but
that should fail the boot process, not make the G4 switch off - unless
there's a short circuit!).

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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 it elsewhere, e.g. here:
 http://download.cnet.com/iText/3000-2079_4-11309308.html

If you want me to send the file to you via mail, write me.

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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 problem in Apple System
Profiler (I think there is), otherwise you can take your PCI cards out of
the Mac, and see if the problems disappear.
Then you can try to identify the problematic card.

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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 sleep; I had this problem in
my G4 DA, and I know someone else did.

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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.

No, it can't be true. Can it? ;-)

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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 to to get this rolling? Peace.

If you really want to run SL, and you want it cheap, and you're willing to
do some tinkering, then the only viable solution (AFAIK) is a Hackintosh PC.
Much more feasible, and much less complex, than building a software
emulation that runs Intel OSX inside PPC OSX - I think.

If you don't want to mess with Hack(intoshe)s, and want it ready... well,
just spend some bucks. ;-)

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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 G5 with OSX 10.4), and it usually works fine.


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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 when it is in slot 0, but none when in slot 3.
 
 Is 128MB enough to run OS9?
It surely is. Not much for running several apps, but more than enough for
the system itself.

 USB is working.
Try disconnecting all the peripherals (save for mouse).
Sometimes peripherals interfere with the booting process.
Also, if you have additional PCI cards, try temporarily removing them.

 CD is being read.
I wonder if that CD is specific to some Mac, and not suitable for yours.
Not all MacOS CD/DVD are good for any Mac. What's written on the CD?

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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 Prahlad valter.prah...@fastwebnet.it
 wrote:
 
 After you solve the issue, I'd suggest you to add some more ram: 64MB is
 pretty tight. 256 or, better, 512MB, and OS8 should fly.
 You can use common PC Ram sticks, SDRam Dimm, PC66, PC100 or PC133

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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 had its current array of RAM?
If you just added RAM, that Ram is probably bad.
If the same RAM has been installed for a while and the problem just started,
try removing and reseating the RAM modules in case one worked loose in
transit or from a bump.

If you have more than one RAM module, try removing one (at a time) and see
if the problem repeats. That's one way to isolate a suspicious module.

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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 to identify which app using to open the file,
and the kind of content).
As said, you can drag the file onto the app icon (or its alias), but you can
set the file's Creator/Type as well with a utility: I used TypeShuffler back
then, and I loved it; it was freeware (at least up to 1.0.2)

TypeShuffler is a drag and drop utility that allows you to change the file
type and creator codes of files that are dropped on top of it. TypeShuffler
provides you with a configurable database of creator codes so that you can
easily change files to a common file type and creator.

A similar tools: FileType http://www.frederikseiffert.de/filetype/

 Okay. So 9.2.2 it shall be.
In my own experience (on a G3/450), OS 8.6 was sensibly faster than 9.2.2.
Thus, if you want to squeeze the maximum speed from your G3, I'd keep a
partition with 8.6 (try yourself, anyway, you might not feel the speed
difference I perceived).

 The .ttf and .otf files are now in the fonts folder, but the fonts
 are not available in Microsoft Word 2001.
Microsoft apps have their own (not standard) way to handle fonts.
To check if the fonts are recognized by the system, try with a vanilla
text editing app like SimpleText.


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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 I loved it dearly. :-)

 64MB/4GB HD/24x CD/MSO
After you solve the issue, I'd suggest you to add some more ram: 64MB is
pretty tight. 256 or, better, 512MB, and OS8 should fly.

You can use common PC Ram sticks, SDRam Dimm, PC66, PC100 or PC133 (that's
the Ram's max clock: for your G3 PC66 is advised, but I used PC133 for years
with no problem).
You can usually find them for cheap or even for free, from dismissed old PCs
(if you can roam at a local recycling/scrap area, you'll find plenty).
You could find there bigger HDs as well; easy to install and reformat as Mac
disks.

PS: What's MSO?

 OS 8.5
Another easy and useful update, go to MacOS 8.6.
It was more stable and complete than 8.5 (and really fast; faster than OS
9.2.2).

 Machine has been out of use for a couple of years. Rebooted it this
 morning, screen message came up:
 
 ³Your computer crashed or was not shut down properly the last time it
 was used. Your startup disk is being checked by Disk First Aid, and
 any problems will be repaired.²
This is normal: usually, DFA does its job and then booting resumes.

 Mouse arrow appeared on screen alongside this message but arrow would
 not respond when I moved mouse control to click the proceed box. I
 remembered during regular use before that this would normally clear
 message and boot up machine.
Pressing Enter or Return on the keyboard should also press the
selected on-screen button (you can also try Esc, if they do not).

Regarding the not moving mouse pointer:
- Is the mouse a regular Apple mouse, or a third-party one?
(third-party might require a loaded extension to work)
- AFAIK, this should not happen on your G3, but on some Macs a dead PRam
battery would create problems on boot. Yours is likely dead (they last
approx 5 years), so you might replace it just in case.
--- 3.6v Lithium 1/2 AA PRAM Battery, usually at around 5$.

HTH. Let us know how is going.
Valter

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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?
(sorry, I can't remember all their names, it's been a while I'm out of OS9)

Did you tru different DVDs? (might be incompatibility with some, maybe due
to copy-protection schemes)

 apple DVD player won't work due to error 21, some
 tripe about having to stop using other programs
As already said, check if you have Toast CD/DVD extensions active.

IIRC, DVD playing is OS9 on my G4 was disappointing anyway.
OTOH, DVD playing in OSX (on the same Mac) went fine (both with Apple DVD
player and VLC).

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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 I had a SCSI card (Adaptec) that forbade sleeping my G4.
Do you have any PCI card in your sleepless G4?

I seem to remember that Apple System Profiler told something like This
Macintosh cannot sleep because of card XYZ, but I cannot remember where it
did say that.

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