Re: G4 iMac tells me I don't have privileges

2013-03-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
In the HD privileges, I'd try clicking on the apply to enclosed items -- -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at http://lowendmac.com/lists/g-list.shtml and

Re: G4 iMac tells me I don't have privileges

2013-03-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
it harder to delete them quickly. I'm basically just adding the ability of the administrator to read and write all files. On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:30:17 PM UTC-7, Valter Viglietti wrote: Il giorno 27/03/13 19.50, Wayne Stewart ha scritto: In the HD privileges, I'd try clicking on the apply

Re: G4 iMac tells me I don't have privileges

2013-03-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
I wasn't talking about giving anyone read + write access to the entire file tree except the administrator. Jane siad she was the sole person and the administrator on that computer. Giving herself access shouldn't be a security issue. On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:36:33 PM UTC-7,

Re: CPU upgrades for Beige G3 DT

2013-03-26 Thread Wayne Stewart
Aside from the aftermarket CPUs, you can also use a CPU from a BW G3. If so I’d suggest avoiding anything below 350mhz as you won’t see that much of an improvement. Your 266 uses a 512k cache, in the BW the 350mhz and faster used a 1mb cache. That by itself made a noticeable difference. -- --

Re: Beige G3 Desktop External HD Device Boot

2013-02-11 Thread Wayne Stewart
How about a Sonnet SATA card? It'll boot OS 9. If you really want an external you can add an eSATA adapter. You can easily get an external case with eSATA and USB or FW so you could easily move data to another machine. New SATA drives ate cheap enough, they're almost giving away small used

Re: Airport/Time Capsule base station firmware update

2013-02-07 Thread Wayne Stewart
For me this could prove awkward as My Airport Extreme doesn't connect to the internet and I don't seem to see a stand alone installer. Looks like a worthwhile update but is it worth hauling the hardware to a different location -- -- You received this message because you are a member of

Re: new dvd burner for G4

2013-02-02 Thread Wayne Stewart
All the Lacie D2 DVD drives I've seen used a regular ide optical drive. Since almost any ide optical drive works in the G4, why not just pull it out of the case and install it in the G4 in place of the stock one? -- -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for

Re: Spillage on keyboard - broken beyond repair?

2013-01-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
Don't know if this will be helpful with the aluminum. A friend used to get a lot of earlier keyboards that had had spills from a local shop. He found damaged traces and used a trace pen to repair them. Probably more than it's worth for 1 keyboard but he got in 50 a year and fixed most of them

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

2012-12-08 Thread Wayne Stewart
If it is a failing or marginal power supply you could try removing other cards and running the hard drives off an external power supply. Then if it does reboot when hot, you'll know it's your power supply. If it still doesn't then maybe there's something wrong with the video card. -- You

Re: Power Mac G3 Beige: No Video

2012-09-25 Thread Wayne Stewart
You might check to see if the personality card is fully seated. Sometimes in handling the front gets lifted out of the socket. If it is then the built-in video port won't work -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs

Re: Power output problem?

2012-09-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
If you do a search withatx G4 you'll get quite a few hits with pinouts and instructions. I do have a G4 with an ATX power supply. Mine was done with an adapter so that if the ATX power supply ever quits, it's just a matter of plugging another in -- You received this message because you are a

Re: Power output problem?

2012-09-13 Thread Wayne Stewart
I've had a lot more connected to a G4 than a couple of drives and a 9800. My guess is that your power supply is getting marginal. After 12 years likely the capacitors in the power supply have started going. You could recap the power supply or do an atx conversion. Another option is to power some

Re: Fwd: Is SCSI DRIVE SAME AS UATA DRIVE?

2012-06-23 Thread Wayne Stewart
If the budget allows, the ACARD adapter might be a better choice. Once I clocked a 78mb SCSI drive vs an 80gb ide on an ACARD adapter to see how much faster the SCSI drive was. It wasn't, the 80gb on the adapter beat the SCSI drive by a good margin. -- You received this message because you are a

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

2012-06-06 Thread Wayne Stewart
I thought you needed apples DVD decoder card to play DVDs from OS 9. It doesn't occupy a slot but attaches to the Rage 128 card. -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The

Re: G4 and OS 10.5

2012-05-03 Thread Wayne Stewart
You can just go to the Time Machine preference and switch it to off. This just turns of the automatic backup. If you keep Time Machine in your menu bar then you can click on Back Up Now whenever you want one like when you're taking lunch. -- You received this message because you are a member of

Re: G5 and ADC

2012-05-02 Thread Wayne Stewart
You could pick up an Apple ADC to DVI adapter, then you could use the display with almost any Mac. -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at

Re: Mac OS X Version Distribution

2012-04-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
Got to be something drawing a particular group with Macs more than 6 years old. I know several hundred Mac users and of those that are online, about 1% are doing it with a PPC. They'd be running newer hardware if they could afford to. Actually their budget isn't much over free. iPads are used a

Re: Mac OS X Version Distribution

2012-04-26 Thread Wayne Stewart
Actually if someone says they're running 10.4 or 10.5, it doesn't mean that OS is necessarily running on a PPC Mac. The first Intel machines came with 10.4. I know a number of people still using 10.4 or 10.5 on Intel machines for a variety of reasons. You could purchase10.5 to run on a PPC Mac but

Re: Low Power G5

2012-04-22 Thread Wayne Stewart
If you want to save power then a G5 really isn't going to do it, you'd have to go to intel. A Mac Mini or MacBook don't draw a lot of power. You didn't say but I'm guessing you want to be able to use some older apps. You're not likely worried about PPC OSX apps as they'll work up to 10.6. More

Re: iCloud vs. G4

2012-04-17 Thread Wayne Stewart
A couple of years ago I was rendering a small HD video on my Macbook Pro. Out of curiosity I tried it on a MDD sporting dual 1.33 mhz processors with 2 mb cache 2gb RAM and a large SATA hard drive. Under OSX it's was faster than any Powerbook ever made. The MBP and MDD ran the same OS and

Re: How to make external drive bootable

2012-03-18 Thread Wayne Stewart
When formatting with Disk Utility, instead of selecting Erase instead select Partition Under Volume Scheme it'll say Currant, change that to 1 partition Now click on the options button and you will be able to select Apple Partition Map On Mar 18, 9:26 am, Dan A listmis...@gmail.com wrote: Hello

Re: MDD motherboards

2012-03-10 Thread Wayne Stewart
The dual 1.25 will work fine in a single 1.25 motherboard. I don't believe it will harm the motherboard. A number of years ago I did have a dual processor where each processor was running a different speed. An error on my part. It was my first try at overclocking and I somehow skipped part of the

Re: MDD motherboards

2012-03-09 Thread Wayne Stewart
The reason I suggested this is that he's not going to run MacOS in this machine and the OS he's going to use won't use the second processor at all. CHUD won't work in a non MacOS machine. On Mar 9, 8:17 am, Jörg Duurkoop yaw...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, Your dual 1.25 will have a 2mb cache while

Re: MDD motherboards

2012-03-08 Thread Wayne Stewart
You can easily swap CPU modules between MDDs with the same bus speed. You can also do it between MDDs with different bus speeds but you need to do some resistor mods to get the best results or in some cases to work at all Taking out a dual 1.25 and replacing it with a single 1.25 is just plug

Re: Overclocked MDD

2012-03-07 Thread Wayne Stewart
I tried the first one without luck but I was a bit tired and may have made an error. I'll try again in a day or two when Im more rested Wayne On Mar 6, 11:30 pm, Kris Tilford ktilfo...@cox.net wrote: I just realized your MDD is dual-CPU. This will likely require a slightly different patch

Re: Overclocked MDD

2012-03-07 Thread Wayne Stewart
According to iStat pro I'm running 2 degrees Celsius hotter at idle with both processors running. Using CHUD tools to turn on nap dropps my idle temp about 20 degrees C. At 1.5ghz there wasn't any problems. 1.58 is new to me so I'll be keeping an eye on the temp. If I get worried I'll see about

Overclocked MDD

2012-03-06 Thread Wayne Stewart
I've been trying to do something with a MDD that was a little beyond it so I overclocked a 1.42 to 1.5ghz. That wasn't quite enough so I tried for 1.58ghz. System Profiler is saying 1.5ghz. Xbench tests seems to be showing the correct amount of speedup though it's also saying I have 1.5ghz

Re: Can you Burn DVD/CDs on PowerMac G3 400MHz?

2012-02-25 Thread Wayne Stewart
It'll do what you ask provided you have the software. If you're thinking of making DVDs with a camcorder then it'd technically do it but you'd be looking at days to render a full length video. And that's with regular video, you'd grow old waiting for it to render HD video Unless it's a local ebay

Re: MDD Dual quick fan noise fix

2012-02-17 Thread Wayne Stewart
It's an OSX preference pane so it won't work on any other OS. I haven't looked into it maybe because I can't see any obvious difference from a user standpoint other than temperatures decrease. I believe it throttles down the processors and possibly shuts one down when not needed. From the

Re: MDD Dual quick fan noise fix

2012-02-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
Another possible option for people running OSX on a dual PPC is using the CHUD utilities 3.5.2 to turn on nap mode. Some people have had problems with it but it works great for me. On my G4 dual overclocked to 1.5 ghz the CPU idle temp went from 57C to 35C and of course the fans slowed down.

Adding Firewire port to MDD

2012-02-11 Thread Wayne Stewart
I was noticing that all the OS 9 bootable MDD have the solder pads for the components for Firewire 800. I'm wondering if anyone has tried adding the parts? -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular

Re: Why doesn't my little drive opening dohicky work?

2012-01-09 Thread Wayne Stewart
If nothing else, the drive should open if you hold down the mouse button on boot up If not, I'd try opening the door to the optical bay and pressing the drives eject button and see if it opens that way. If not then you likely have either a bad drive or no power going to it On Jan 7, 1:12 pm,

Re: dead mdd 2003 psu

2012-01-04 Thread Wayne Stewart
All the MDD power supplies are interchangeable. On Jan 4, 4:00 am, k l prinsk...@gmail.com wrote: house fuse blows in  a sec when you attach the powerchord, my guess is the psu are the  psus interchangeable with older 2 x 867 mhz mdd psu ?? the model i want to use it in is the 1.25 mhz year

Re: Analog video input?

2011-12-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
I've used a couple of Elgato devices that input S or composite video and send it to a Mac via USB2. I used an earlier product and later the EyeTV 250 Plus. At the time I bought it, it said it required a G4 or higher but when my G4 died in the middle of a project I discovered a G3 worked with both

Re: Zip drive on an MDD G4

2011-12-02 Thread Wayne Stewart
It was mounted internally in one of the hard drive bays. Apple didn't sell many as most people used the CD/DVD burner or opted for a USB Zip drive. On Dec 2, 8:55 am, John Ruschmeyer jrusc...@gmail.com wrote: I recently became the owner of a dual 1.0ghz G4 MDD. In looking at the various specs

733 DA top cover

2011-11-22 Thread Wayne Stewart
I have a few G4 DA, one of which is a 733 mhz. It alone happens to have a light grey top cover. I'd suspect that someone swapped it from a Quicksilver. Does anyone know if possibly any late models might have come with a light grey top. Only reason I'm wondering is that I'm turfing the remains of a

Re: Upgrade my Quicksilver

2011-11-16 Thread Wayne Stewart
Yes, that's a MDD CPU On Nov 16, 12:30 pm, JoeTaxpayer joetaxpaye...@gmail.com wrote: The eBay Listing I see says QS as you noted, but P/N 820-1452-A which looks like an MDD board. I added a SATA card to my MDD and am happy I did it. Extra RAM can't hurt. -- You received this message

Re: Which G5 or older Mac

2011-11-09 Thread Wayne Stewart
I've used Photoshop CS InDesign CS on intel Macs. MacOS 10.6 and earlier will run PPC software. With the currant 10.7 they eliminated support for PPC software. On Nov 9, 3:01 am, Bill Connelly billycarmac...@verizon.net wrote: Some day soon, I'd like to upgrade to a faster cpu Mac, from my

Re: Slow Motion G4 After HDD Switch

2011-10-27 Thread Wayne Stewart
How much space is left on your boot volume? -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at http://lowendmac.com/lists/g-list.shtml and our netiquette guide is at

Re: BW G3 freezes

2011-09-08 Thread Wayne Stewart
Usually when I get freezes it ends up being a faulty RAM strip. Have you tested the RAM or tried swapping out strips? -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at

Re: 20 ADC cinema display issue with G4 450mhz AGP

2011-08-26 Thread Wayne Stewart
The AGP G4 came out before ADC and the AGP slot doesn't supply the 25 volts required to power the ADC monitor. Starting with the Gigabit Ethernet machine Apple replaced the 20 pin power supply with a 22 pin power supply which supplied 25 volts. To use your display you need a newer G4, an ADC to

Re: Prey and Hidden tracking stolen Mac computers

2011-06-21 Thread Wayne Stewart
People who get used computer, either stolen or just bought second hand seldom wipe the HD. Usually there's applications they want to keep or they're just lazy. On Jun 1, 2:00 pm, Jonas Lopez jonaslo...@yahoo.com wrote: Prey and Hidden tracking stolen Mac computers What is to prevent the wipe

Re: Beige G3 with 1GHz ZIF upgrade worth it?

2011-06-09 Thread Wayne Stewart
You should be able to find a 1.25 or possibly a dual 1.25 G4 MDD in the $40 - 100 area and unupgraded, it'll run circles around the most heavily upgraded G3 out there -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a

Re: Beige G3 with 1GHz ZIF upgrade worth it?

2011-06-08 Thread Wayne Stewart
Sounds like you have an 867mhz Quicksilver. I doubt that an upgraded G3 would likely even equal what you have for video work. If you want more speed you have a few choices depending on budget and maybe where you live. You could get a processor upgrade for your machine. I may be mistaken but I

Re: opt-cmd-P-R when installing Kensington MouseWorks 3?

2011-05-24 Thread Wayne Stewart
I think I've used every version of Mouseworks and never had to zap the PRAM. I'm using Mouseworks on several computers and it's been flawless. As Bruce said, the only problem has been with the trackball which requires the occasional takedown for cleaning -- You received this message because you

Re: Car computer

2011-05-18 Thread Wayne Stewart
I'd think something like an iBook would be a better choice. Dismount the screen and attach that to the dash. Might need to make a custom cable. The car can be a warm environment so I might pull the top and put a fan over the heatsink. Either reuse the keyboard and trackpad or go USB or Bluetooth.

Re: G4 Mini: Wifi Slot?; IR Receiver?; Choice of DVDRW?; Max Memory?

2011-05-11 Thread Wayne Stewart
What about one of those SCSI to USB adapters? I know they also made SCSI to firewire adapters though I've never owned one of those -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The

Re: G5 1.8 Single Processor Performance

2011-05-02 Thread Wayne Stewart
If you didn't feel much of a difference going from 500mb to 1.5gb then I suspect adding a little RAM more won't satisfy you. If you still have the original hard drive then a new large hard drive should make it feel a little faster. Otherwise nothings going to make it feel hugely faster. If the

Re: Fan issue on Powermac g3 400mh, 640 ram

2011-04-25 Thread Wayne Stewart
I have 3 BW G3s and neither fan ever stops spinning while they're powered up. I was under the impression that they weren't supposed to stop On Apr 24, 10:06 pm, crumvoc crumvoc...@gmail.com wrote: This computer works great, except for other than a power-off, BOTH the fans (internal and power

Re: Keep the Sawtooth?

2011-04-21 Thread Wayne Stewart
I did re-equip one school. Someone said they were short a mouse and asked if I could spare one. When I went to drop it off I found a motley collection of really old Macs. Seemed like every machine was running different software with every possible version of MacOS. I knew from a teacher at a

Re: Keep the Sawtooth?

2011-04-20 Thread Wayne Stewart
I guess I should mention that I have about 125 Apple computers. Even though I've explained that this isn't unusual, the girlfriend remains unconvinced. Anyways I'm trying not to let the cubic footage of Macs, software peripherals increase so I'm eying different machines. On Apr 20, 6:14 am,

Keep the Sawtooth?

2011-04-19 Thread Wayne Stewart
I have every model of G4 tower Yikes, Sawtooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio, Quicksilver, MDD. I'm clearing out a few things and I'm trying to think of a compelling reason to not get rid of the Sawtooth and I can't think of one. Is there one? -- You received this message because you are a

Re: Bootable External

2011-03-11 Thread Wayne Stewart
If the backup is made by cloning your hard drive then it should be bootable. Firewire is preferable to USB 2.0 as USB 2.0 is pretty slow to boot from but in a pinch it works. If your backup was done with Time Machine then it's not bootable. If you want to see if your backup is bootable, you can

Re: GeForce Ti Question

2011-01-20 Thread Wayne Stewart
I wouldn't count on that EEE number, I have 11 G4 towers and none of the video cards has an EEE anywhere in the serial number. Two of them I bought brand new and I know they still have the original video card. Most likely the rest do too but of course I can't guarantee that. -- You received this

Re: Newer Technology MaxPower processor upgrade

2011-01-04 Thread Wayne Stewart
Adobe says that you need a Mac with an intel processor to run Photoshop CS5. -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at http://lowendmac.com/lists/g-list.shtml

Re: Suggested upgrades for a Power Mac G4 PCI Graphics

2010-12-30 Thread Wayne Stewart
Since the prices on MDD(Mirrored Drive Door) G4s is almost the same as a quicksilver now, I'd get a MDD. Any stock MDD is already way faster than any maxed out Yikes. If you choose the right one, the stock MDD will blow away virtually any upgraded Quicksilver -- You received this message because

Re: Suggested upgrades for a Power Mac G4 PCI Graphics

2010-12-30 Thread Wayne Stewart
I didn't mean that a Quicksilver was inordinately slow but right out of the box a MDD has certain advantages that you'll never get no matter how much you upgrade a Quicksilver. 167mhz bus speed, faster RAM and more RAM are just 3 of them. Start with a faster machine and if you feel like upgrading,

Re: New internal hard drive for Power Mac G4

2010-12-23 Thread Wayne Stewart
First thing I'd do is open the computers door and see if it's really the hard drives that are making the noise and not a fan or optical drive. If it is indeed the hard drive then what your options are depends a little on finances. One good option would be to get an external firewire hard drive to

Re: Will this power supply work in my G4 MDD?

2010-12-06 Thread Wayne Stewart
Only the MDD power supplies are drop in replacements If you're looking on ebay then do a search for MDD power supply. You'll get a number of hits. -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on