Re: Firewire 400 PCI cards - OK with a PowerMac?

2018-02-24 Thread peterhaas
> ...I wasn't aware that the NEC chipset was the preferred one. > > The ones I briefly looked at yesterday on Amazon UK seemed to be all > Texas Instruments, which I think is also on my G3's motherboard. I'll > steer clear of those and try your suggestion. The preferred USB 3.0 chip set IS NEC

Re: Firewire 400 PCI cards - OK with a PowerMac?

2018-02-23 Thread peterhaas
> Best results with various other cards were found with NEC chips as well. The NEC chipset, now renamed Renesas, is the most compatible of several competitive chipsets. -- -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs

Re: Firewire 400 PCI cards - OK with a PowerMac?

2018-02-23 Thread peterhaas
> I've used PCI USB2 cards in the PowerMac without issues; I wasn't sure > about something more unusual like Firewire. Standardization is complete, or very nearly so. PowerMacs can accept and use USB 2.0/1.1, USB 3.0, FW 400 and FW 800 PCI cards. -- -- You received this message because you

Re: PRAM of MDD

2017-11-12 Thread peterhaas
> What problems are known to occur when a MDD has a weak PRAM battery? Is > ist > absolutely necessary to change it? Thanks for your comments. The nominal voltage of the PRAM battery is 3.6 volts. The battery may still be functional when is reaches 3.0 volts, at which point it is considered

Re: Partitions corrupted on a drive (UPDATE: typos fixed+parts rewritten)

2017-01-09 Thread peterhaas
>> But, it is still safer to limit the boot volume to two partitions, the >> first of which is 128 GB (131,072 MB, actual capacity) with the >> remainder >> being used for data storage which is not boot-dependent. > > It really is the only *safe* way. > >> Thereafter, the other volumes may be

Re: Partitions corrupted on a drive (UPDATE: typos fixed+parts rewritten)

2017-01-08 Thread peterhaas
> (Sorry, my first attempt had numerous errors such as typos. I've also > rewritten parts and added a TO-DO, what I would do). > THIS IS THE UPDATED VERSION OF THE SAME EMAIL. > ... It is my understanding that if the LBA48 property has been introduced to O.F. "persistently", then a volume which

Re: 10.5.8 Update Stuck in "Configuring Installation" for 12 Hours

2016-09-29 Thread peterhaas
> So that's it, apparently a corrupt file(s), that OSX apparently verified, > but it wasn't sound. All that cost me way too much of my life, but now I > get to reap the glory of solving my problem, and hopefully saving others > from the same fate.So if this works for you, then that

Re: Antenna for wireless

2016-08-25 Thread peterhaas
> Or you could buy the OEM Apple antenna plus a set of the correct Apple had > drive screws from me, shipped USPS Priority Mail from Eureka CA. How much > do you want to pay for that? The WiFi cards usually have one, two or three U.Fl connectors. Two is the most common for cards used on Apple

Re: Add normal floppy drive to Power Mac G4?

2016-07-23 Thread peterhaas
> I am aware there is no floppy connector on the motherboard, but I wanted > to > know if there is a cheap way to convert to IDE or add a floppy controller > card via PCI. Floppy to USB is the best option, if you can find a converter (probably from a China or HK eBay store). -- -- You

Re: Add normal floppy drive to Power Mac G4?

2016-07-22 Thread peterhaas
>> I have an old Power Mac G4 Digital Audio, and I would like to add on a >> floppy drive to read floppy disks I may find floating around. So I >> purchased a floppy drive on eBay, but I realized that it has a normal >> floppy drive connector. Is there any way I could connect this drive to >> my

Re: Mavericks install

2016-07-05 Thread peterhaas
> BTW I saw loads of defective newer MacBooks Air for sale. The RAM of these > babies is soldered to the motherboard! How stupid is that? It is a sign of the times. Chromebooks generally have soldered RAM (either 2 banks of 1 GB = 2 GB total or 2 banks of 2 GB = 4 GB total), but some VERY OLD

Re: Beige G3 startup problem

2016-05-26 Thread peterhaas
> I needed to hook up an Agfa SCSI Duoscan to scan negatives, and it would > not be seen by the SCSI card in a G4 Quicksilver, so I dug a beige G3 266 > desktop out of the closet. As I was trying different PCI cards, it started > to not respond to the power button. The Beige was the last desktop

Re: SSD for 2002 Quicksilver G4

2016-04-06 Thread peterhaas
> 137,000 MB is the limit for an early QS. Oops ... the limit is 131,072 MB, computed as follows: 128 megabytes (where a "megabyte" is really 1024-based, and not 1000-based) = 131,072 MB. The problem is: the early QSes support only a 24-bit LBA size, whereas late QSes support a 48-bit LBA. The

Re: SSD for 2002 Quicksilver G4

2016-04-06 Thread peterhaas
> You can use any of the offered sizes, but only the first 120 or so GB will > be seen by the Quicksilver, (the drive can always later be used in another > machine at full capacity). 137,000 MB is the limit for an early QS. Late QSes have this limit removed in hardware. "-02" IDE chip has the

Re: SSD for 2002 Quicksilver G4

2016-04-06 Thread peterhaas
> As the subject line says, I'm wondering if anyone has installed an SSD in > their G4? If so, would you please offer recommendations and comments on > how it performs? 2.5" SATA to PATA converters certainly exist (find them on eBay), but how would one provide the "trim" function? -- --

Re: Mac Mini G4 with double hard drive a possible solution?

2016-03-19 Thread peterhaas
> I just installed a 1TB 2.5" SATA hard disk into my G4 mac mini using one > of > those SATA to PATA Superdrive bays you can find on ebay for $10. Care to share the eBay item number, or the eBay link? The adapters which I found were all for 3.5"/5.25" drives, NOT 2.5" drives. -- -- You

Re: I want to set up my G5 to run Linux

2016-02-17 Thread peterhaas
>> You can have a look at Yellow Dog Linux: >> http://www.fixstars.com/en/technologies/linux/what/overview/ >> >> Cheers, >> Diederick > > That's pretty cool, I didn't know YDL was still kicking around. A version of YDL is still kicking around which will run on an ANS (Apple Network Server ...

Re: SATA PCI Card for G4 Sawtooth?

2015-09-23 Thread peterhaas
> It would be nice if there was an adapter that went into the mobo IDE > slot so you could run a SATA cable out to the drive. Routing would be > much easier that way. It is theoretiaclly possible to do, but only for one SATA port as the chipsets presently in use "map" either a Master PATA OR a

Re: Best browser Power Mac G-4 OS 10.5.8?

2015-07-18 Thread peterhaas
I still am using a Power Mac G-4 1.25 dual using OS 10.5.8 on a daily basis for some work using the internet. I can no longer upgrade Safari, Firefox or Chrome. I use TenFourFox (Firefox for G-series Macs) on 10.5.8 on my 1.25 GHz Mini [ * ] . There are different versions for different

Re: Best browser Power Mac G-4 OS 10.5.8?

2015-07-18 Thread peterhaas
Thanks, everyone. What is the most effective way to remove flash from the computer? Use your browser and point its search key to remove adobe flash. That should get you to ... https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html ... or a similar adobe.com link from

Re: Best browser Power Mac G-4 OS 10.5.8?

2015-07-18 Thread peterhaas
I heard that TenFourFox doesn't come with flash player though. Maybe that is the case? I would be curious to see speed comparisons with TenFourFox and a few other browsers still supported on 10.5.8. Do any of these support HTML I wonder? TenFourFox comes in at least two versions, one of

Re: Need Larger Internal HDD for G5 1.8 X 2

2015-07-16 Thread peterhaas
The drive comes unformatted so those are great suggestions from both of you. Even SSDs come unformated. During the device role call, unformatted drives are so marked, and one of the first actions when the system reaches the Desktop is to invoke Disk Utility and ask you to initialize or ignore

Re: WD My Book 2TB won't play nice

2015-07-02 Thread peterhaas
First, your DA G4 doesn't support volumes bigger than 128 GB. My shop had four G4 DAs, and all supported 128 GB (actual capacity is 131,072). You may use HD Speedtools, but that is an extension, and is only available after booting has been successfully completed. You may use the Open

Re: Giant Sata HD bolluxes up my DA G4

2015-06-04 Thread peterhaas
Thanks to everybody, I think I'm going to get an intel Mac ... A very wise choice. Flexibility and reliability of MacOS X improved dramatically after the switch to an Intel platform. 10.4.8 was the more-or-less first instance which supported Intel. Alas, the underlying Intel hardware was

Re: Giant Sata HD bolluxes up my DA G4

2015-06-01 Thread peterhaas
Does the PATA/SATA adapter have a jumper to set Master/Slave? You could be having Master/Slave issues. The SATA to PATA (IDE) converter I have does, indeed, have a Master/Slave jumper, but, alas, no position which is explicitly Cable Select. The drives in BW G3 and later machines support

Re: Giant Sata HD bolluxes up my DA G4

2015-06-01 Thread peterhaas
I'm not following this thread closely, so perhaps this isn't right, but some of the early G4's lacked LBA48 support for larger HDs in firmware. There was a patch to enable LBA48 support for bigger drives, but I think this was for models prior to the DA?

Re: best wifi solution for powermac Digital Audio

2015-06-01 Thread peterhaas
I've only just caught up with this threadI never realized that you could use off-the-shelf USB2 PCI cards with PPC Macs. A PCI solution which is often overlooked is this: 1) a PCI to Mini-PCI adapter which has one or more SMC connectors (for antennae), only one is actually needed, and two

Re: Giant Sata HD bolluxes up my DA G4

2015-05-31 Thread peterhaas
Can the G4 address that much space? Remember, the SCSI drives only have one parameter block for specifying the LBA (but there are several parameter block formats). Small/large IDE drives are accessed in this way: 1) Small drives have one parameter block, whereas 2) large drives use the same

Re: Replacement for Quicksilver G4 Superdrive

2015-04-20 Thread peterhaas
I understand that the lenses on the original Pioneer 103 DVR drives must be immaculate in order for them to work properly. By the time of the Pioneer 113, the drives had gotten quite good. But, they were still priced at about $100, whereas the price of SATA burners had depressed to nearly

Re: best wifi solution for powermac Digital Audio

2015-04-09 Thread peterhaas
Cheap solution is buy a USB 2.0 PCI card and use the USB WIFI adapter you’ve been trying to use. Most so-called USB 2.0 WiFi dongles will indeed work on USB 1.1. Check the support list, though, as not all of these will support PPC Macs (but some will). Alternative is buying a PCI WIFI

Re: G5 won't recognise Airport Express card

2015-02-16 Thread peterhaas
Did you recheck the connection of the Airport Extreme card inside your G5? The kexts for Airport (or competitive 802.11 networking) support all reside as plug-ins in: /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext In 10.9, these plug-ins are: AirPortAtheros40 (handles the Atheros-based

Re: UDMA mode 5

2014-12-01 Thread peterhaas
The drives should work just fine, although they'll be limited to the throughput of the ATA adapter on the motherboard, which, iirc is ATA-100 not 133, which is what the UDMA spec is talking about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UDMA The interface was carefully designed so that any drive which

Re: SYBA SD-SATA-4P

2014-08-17 Thread peterhaas
Dear Customer, The box for this card was designed for a series of controller cards. Some of which did support Mas OS 10.5+. Unfortunately this is one of the cards of the series that does not support Mac OS. As I pointed out on H Q-A (where this question was originally posted), the Silicon

Re: Hard Drives

2014-06-02 Thread peterhaas
It's a consequence of the bottom falling out of HDD prices, and the staggeringly high rate of HDD size increase, I expect. AND, dropping the size (thickness) from 12.5mm (although a few of those are still around) to 9.5mm, or less. -- -- You received this message because you are a member

Re: Hard Drives

2014-06-02 Thread peterhaas
When I purchase a new drive I look for those designated enterprise grade. They're the ones with 5 year warranties. Used to be everything had a 5 year warranty. Then the consumer/prosumer drives drives were reduced to 3 years. Now the consumer/prosumer drives are reduced to 2 years. The

Re: PowerBook Batteries

2014-04-23 Thread peterhaas
I've used the NuPower batteries OWC sells in my systems and recommended them for others...only one dud in the lot (which was promptly replaced by OWC.) I have also selected OWC's batteries, and have never been disappointed. -- -- You received this message because you are a member of

Re: Hard Drive problem with G3, 266 mhz tower

2014-04-15 Thread peterhaas
I have tried the Seagate drive with the jumpers set to either the single drive setting, or the cable select setting. I have not tried the Quantum drive with an alternative jumper setting. Apple began using Cable Select cables with the BW G3, after it had licensed hp/Compaq's patent on

Re: Hard Drive problem with G3, 266 mhz tower

2014-04-14 Thread peterhaas
Newer systems are always being updated to handle improved drive technologies, so it is quite possible that 9.2 would see something that 8.6 didn't. The size of the drives is also important, as every OS version and machine have their own limits. Is the Seagate larger than the Quantum? Is

Re: HD replacement goof

2014-03-30 Thread peterhaas
I had to replace the hard drive on my wife's Quicksilver 733, OSX Tiger yesterday. There were two drives in it and the boot drive went down. I replaced it with a new WD and removed the secondary while I had it open, however I put the jumper on the new one like the old primary, having

Re: Firewire gone awol

2014-02-16 Thread peterhaas
I'd get a cheap FireWire PCI card and put that in. Any OHCI PCI card should do. They're not very expensive. Correct ... any OHCI-compatible PCI card will provide basic Firewire, at your choice of 400 or 800, and sometimes with several connector types, even internal ones. Even the very

Re: Installing New HDD in my G5

2013-12-20 Thread peterhaas
250 GB - 500 GB 40 GB - 250 GB That works. Alas, there exists a self-imposed 2.2 TB (2,200 GB) barrier, in SOME cases. This ... usually ... turns out to be a BIOS incompatibility/limitation. Presently, I always use 1 TB drive for my OS drives, generally configured as 1/3 primary OS, 1/3

Re: What Mac to buy - and from where?

2013-10-07 Thread peterhaas
The newest OS supported on PowerMacs is 10.5.8 and that would probably be the recommended one. But 10.4.11 is good too and runs slightly faster. It must be my stupid day, but someone posted that 10.6 runs on PPC, which I can't understand either. My MacMini server is really a 1.25 GHz G4 with

Re: Wireless Mouse Options for PowerPC G4

2013-09-19 Thread peterhaas
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? I like the Gear Head MP2325BLK. BLK is black, but these also come in colors. The Bluetooth dongle is included with the product, and these are available

Re: SATA Internal HD for G5

2013-08-01 Thread peterhaas
It's only the 4TB flavor which is 5900 RPM. The 3TB and lower speeds are, I believe, all 7200 RPM. At any rate, that's what newegg claims in the chart they have on their product page for these drives. I stand corrected, sort of. It is indeed the 4 TB which is Desktop. The others, at least

Re: SATA Internal HD for G5

2013-07-31 Thread peterhaas
You might look at a used several years old velociraptor on the popular auction site. Otherwise any 7200rpm drive should do just fine for you. Personally I've had drives from every maker except Samsung fail, but it is probably only a matter of time for them too. Noboby makes flawless drives,

Re: SATA Internal HD for G5

2013-07-31 Thread peterhaas
Hitachi and Seagate are my choice in the 7200 64MB. Never had a Hitachi go yet, but I'm sure someday one will. Newegg most times has the best price, look for the weekly sales:-) Seagate has, unfortunately, elected to abandon the justifiably famous Barracuda trademark for its drives.

Re: Airport Card not detected on PowerMac G4 MDD

2013-07-19 Thread peterhaas
Is an Airport base station necessary for the Airport card to be detected? I do not yet have one. Airport is simply Apple's registered trademark for its implementation of the internationally standardized 802.11. There are at least four variations: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n.

Re: Dead G5 dual 1.8 tower

2013-07-16 Thread peterhaas
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. BTW the

Re: Dead G5 dual 1.8 tower

2013-07-16 Thread peterhaas
This is Apple's guide: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/PMG5_Battery_DIY.pdf which shows what looks like a CR3032-type button cell, but iFixit has photos of a motherboard showing a half-aa Lithium 3.6V cell http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing+Power+Mac+G5+Backup+Battery/1951/1 Most

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

2013-06-30 Thread peterhaas
what i did was de-solder the faulty regulator and attached 3 wires to the 3 contacts on the board the old regulator was soldered to. then i soldered the new voltage regulator to the proper one of the 3 new wires, wrapped the contacts with electrical tape, and taped it to a spot in the

Re: Web sites suddenly blocked

2013-04-30 Thread peterhaas
The specified DNS can be changed (which is another subject) however the DNS is by default set by your internet provider. The default DNS can be reset by reseting your internet box. A lot of folks ELECT to use a secondary DNS as their primary DNS as that secondary DNS offers improved

Re: DT Beige G3 to Sonnet G4 upgrade

2013-03-27 Thread peterhaas
Beige G3's are REALLY finicky. When the IDE system gets totally fouled-up, and won't respond in any reasonable way, the only solution is to do a Cmd-Opt-P-R (reset the PRAM contents). However ... This keyboard sequence most often DOES NOT WORK the FIRST time. And often not the SECOND, either.

Re: CPU upgrades for Beige G3 DT

2013-03-25 Thread peterhaas
My 300MHz Beige G3 minitower -- which I passed on to a new home last November -- had a Sonnet Encore/ZIF G4/500MHz Processor Upgrade. IIRC, the upgrade was was easy, and it certainly made for a great OS 9 experience. 500 and 533 MHz were offered by various companies. The Beige is somewhat

Re: Max RAM for a G5?

2013-03-21 Thread peterhaas
I have a G5 Dual Core (2.0) (Late 2005, M9590LL/A, PowerMac 11,2) that has eight memory slots. EveryMac says that this G-5 is maxed out at 16 GB of memory. Mine has 8 GB right now (1 GB chip in each slot). Does that mean that if you put more than 16 GB in the memory slots, it will only

Re: Max RAM for a G5?

2013-03-21 Thread peterhaas
You're reading this WRONG, there's no such thing as 4 GB modules, this is for TWO 2 GB modules, a MATCHED PAIR (2 x 2GB = 4GB). Indeed so. Manufacturers now specify the TOTAL amount of RAM contained in a RETAIL package. Example: a two stick package may be stated to be 4 GB, and the RAM will

Re: G4 Quicksilver 2002

2013-03-17 Thread peterhaas
My 2002 Quicksilver is starting to make some noise associated with the CPU cooling fan (as far as I can isolate it). Can anyone share experiences re: replacing this fan? Is it fairly easy to remove, replace and/or repair (i.e., lube?) It is a generic fan. You will have to obtain a

Re: G4 Quicksilver 2002

2013-03-17 Thread peterhaas
If you decide to replace the fan be sure and save the power plug, my new fan came without a plug. Fans from electronics parts stores come with tinned (i.e., ready to solder) leads, never with connectors. If a connector is found, the fan was most likely surplus. -- -- You received this

Re: Wireless router set-up

2013-03-05 Thread peterhaas
I have a G4 Sawtooth and a G4 Powerbook both running OS X 10.4.11. I have a naked DSL line and my ISP is Verizon. Recently I received a Actiontec GT784 modem/router. I wish to use wired Ethernet on the Sawtooth and Wireless on the Powerbook. The physical connection is very straightforward,

Re: Beige G3 Desktop External HD Device Boot

2013-02-10 Thread peterhaas
TMI-Sometimes booting 2nd HDs can be problematic on Beige, there is one ROM version (A) that doesn't support any slave drive booting, although XPF can boot slave drives on normally early Beige with ROM A by using a bootable master HD as an XPF Helper Drive. Later ROM B C can boot both

Re: Prepping a G4/10.5.8 for sale

2013-01-28 Thread peterhaas
Questions: 1. Can I do this from Disk Utility or do I need other software to proceed? 2. What are the steps I need to follow to proceed? Should you want to prepare the machine for a new user, so s/he has to go through the process of adding a user and password, the following process may be

Re: My Quicksilver Dual 1GHz G4 has gone bizerk ...

2012-12-26 Thread peterhaas
Just grasping at straws, before I buy a $50 cpu replacement to try. I simply updated to a dual 1.42 GHz MDD, $86 delivered from LEM seller RMARTIN. It has performed flawlessly. -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop

Re: Q: Airport compatible PCMCIA-WLAN card with WPA2+AES support?

2012-12-25 Thread peterhaas
USB1.1 doesn’t seem suitable, and I haven’t heard of a FW400 WiFi solution yet. Really, the PCMCIA slot seems to be the only way to add WiFi. The card with a stick-on label VER.2000 is definitely OS X-compatible. I believe there may be one other F5D7010 version which is OS X-compatible.

Re: Q: Airport compatible PCMCIA-WLAN card with WPA2+AES support?

2012-12-25 Thread peterhaas
The card with a stick-on label VER.2000 is definitely OS X-compatible. I believe there may be one other F5D7010 version which is OS X-compatible. All the others are not. Do you know if it supports WPA2 and AES/PSK? My recollection is it was too early for the WPA2 specification. I no

Re: My Quicksilver Dual 1GHz G4 has gone bizerk ...

2012-12-25 Thread peterhaas
That wouldn't make the L3 cache appear / disappear from the Hardware list, would it? No, it would not. But, the L3 cache chips were somewhat notorious for failing for no apparent reason. -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and

Re: Q: Airport compatible PCMCIA-WLAN card with WPA2+AES support?

2012-12-24 Thread peterhaas
I’ve found this: http://lowendmac.com/macdan/md09/mac-wifi-pc-card.htm The Belkin F5D7011 (801.11g) using the Broadcom chip looks like a suitable candidate to me, but it is not clarified yet whether it will support WPA2. Also, I’ve heard that Belkin (like any other manufactorer) might

Re: Q: Airport compatible PCMCIA-WLAN card with WPA2+AES support?

2012-12-24 Thread peterhaas
A much better alternative, for my money, are the various USB 2.0 cards. The grand-daddy of them all is the ZyDas 1211b ... http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070523154246381 ... which has drivers available for G-series and I-series versions of OS X. It has an internal antenna.

Re: Throwing in the Towel – CPU Upgrades

2012-12-17 Thread peterhaas
Just remember that the fastest G4 which was produced by IBM and/or Moto (Freescale) was 1.42 GHz, and the so-called 1.5 GHz (to accommodate the 100 MHz bus case), and 1.6 GHz, ..., 2.0 GHz G4s are really 1.42 GHz chips which have been purchased in bulk and then die sorted by the manufacturer,

Re: G4 Quicksilver 2002

2012-11-23 Thread peterhaas
Today, you can get a super-multi Lite-on for about $20. I use these in certain Hacks which, for reasons of ports, must use IDE hard and optical drives. Available from MANY Hong Kong or Chinese eBay sellers are SATA-to-IDE converters, which will allow a current generation SATA drive (of

Re: G4 Quicksilver 2002

2012-11-23 Thread peterhaas
Why bother with buying from China? Because they are fresh stock with the latest firmware, and they cost only a couple of bucks, delivered to any U.S. address. -- 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: Linux question

2012-11-16 Thread peterhaas
Also Apple is one of the few companies to have produced version on both sides of the Great Schism; between System V and BSD. OS X is based on the BSD line (why the Califoria Board Of Regents copyrights are there) Apple discloses this lineage in OS X pretty plainly. List the extensions and

Re: Linux question

2012-11-15 Thread peterhaas
Apple itself also uses a lot of OSS in the depth of Mac OS X. Just the GUI, “Aqua”, and the applications are closed source by Apple. Even the browser uses OSS: WebKit. Indeed so, including much of the OS X kernel, which predates the founding of Apple Inc (formerly Apple Computer Inc) by

Re: Linux question

2012-11-15 Thread peterhaas
Apple doesn't use the BSD kernel, Apple uses the Mach kernel, both for OS X and for the iPhone OS. Perhaps true, but Apple Inc acknowledges The Regents of The University of California's copyrights, within the kernel itself, and possibly other components. -- You received this message

Re: Quicksilver big drive mystery solved

2012-11-08 Thread peterhaas
A tip of the hat to the Mac OS 9 Lives website for getting to the bottom of a mystery. A number of G4 motherboards, other than those mentioned, are internally capable of LBA48 operation, and persistently, too. The LBA48 Property (which see, just Google it) may be persistently added just about

Re: external wireless device for mac mini

2012-09-07 Thread peterhaas
my mac mini has no wireless device installed. I need an external device. Can anyone recommend one? I use a Rosewill (NewEgg's captive brand) RNX-N150UBE. It comes with a detachable antenna and drivers are available for most OSes, certainly including OS X (MacOS X's new name). Works on true

Re: Selling software?

2012-08-21 Thread peterhaas
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t buy *a* *thing* that is sold without a media or printed envelope and I dislike anything without a printed manual. Same here. I’m still buying Audio CDs. I do use iTunes on the Cube and I even have an iTunes account, but since I only use ripped tracks (from

Re: Selling software?

2012-08-21 Thread peterhaas
Personally, like most folks, probably, my collection is a mixture of physical and digitally sourced software and media. Yes Apple could decide that I don't deserve my music and try to prevent me from playing it, but only in iTunes and since it's a format that can be played in other players

Re: Selling software?

2012-08-21 Thread peterhaas
I'd wager that probably half or more of all the audio CD's available in used record shops live on as audio files on the previous owner's computer (or computers, depending on how many times they've changed hands). Sure, and the usual suspect resellers of these used CDs and DVDs get it coming

Re: Selling software?

2012-08-19 Thread peterhaas
That depends on the current legal practice in your country, I guess. I come from Austria: in a lot of European countries it is the law that you are allowed to resell software that you purchased, whatever an EULA may tell you. Printed books are possibly a good model for software (which

Re: Selling software?

2012-08-19 Thread peterhaas
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? Laws have changed with many of the changes being self-serving, such as the

Re: refurbishing my new (to me) Dual 1ghz Quicksilver G4

2012-08-15 Thread peterhaas
At my wit's end, I figured I would have to swap out video cards from my other G4 (466 DA) to narrow it down. Before trying that, I popped the heatsink off to inspect the processors. They were caked in dust just as the rest of the unit had been, and their thermal pads and grease were burned

Re: Power mac g3 (BW) memory upgrade

2012-07-20 Thread peterhaas
AFAIK, ECC memory won't work in your G3 (I think this is true for most PowerMacs). G3 Beige is PC66. G3 BW and gigabit E-nets are PC100. DA and QS are PC133. All require unbuffered, non-ECC, low density RAM. Parity, if present, will be ignored. -- You received this message because you

Re: Excessive fan noise - Quicksilver 2002

2012-06-30 Thread peterhaas
I know that you replaced your fan, Peter, has anyone replaced the full PSU? If so, how difficult is it? No, not difficult. The three Allen screws on the outside are metric, not Imperial. The threads are M3.5-0.6, too, so DO NOT make a mistake and assume they are the much more common #6-32.

Re: Excessive fan noise - Quicksilver 2002

2012-06-30 Thread peterhaas
Thanks again for the responses .. I assume the PSU fan is 80 x 80 x 25 mm, at least 32 cfm? Any restrictions on current draw at 12 v? Nope. The fan is supplied off of the +12 volt bus, which is common to all +12 volt devices, such as HD, and, indeed, CPUs in Intel Macs. I have ... in an

Re: http://groups.google.com/group/g3-5-list/t/6962b21faa23de6

2012-06-27 Thread peterhaas
You're looking at a card which plugs into a PCI slot and provides ATA/ IDE interfaces for drives. Those, the 6280M and the 6880M are sometimes available on Ebay for about $30 - $50. The 6880M is like the 6280M, except that it supports RAID 0 and RAID 1. The 6280M (any variation) is a

Re: http://groups.google.com/group/g3-5-list/t/6962b21faa23de6

2012-06-26 Thread peterhaas
I checked Acards' website yesterday for these very cards. They wanted $89 for an PCI-ATA adapter. That is not significantly different from their price nearly 15 years ago. Over the years, one could get a 68-pin UW-SCSI adapter card (fits on the back of an ATA drive, any size and capacity,

Re: Best wireless card for a G5?

2012-06-26 Thread peterhaas
So, if i buy this mini USB adapter, I just plug it into any USB port on my G5 and I get wireless? It is the whole wireless card itself--- not merely an adapter to plug some other wireless card into? Is it seen as Airport Extreme? Most USB adapters come with Universal drivers (both PPC and

Re: Is SCSI DRIVE SAME AS UATA DRIVE?

2012-06-25 Thread peterhaas
A few years ago there's were scores of them on Ebay for $30 - $40. Now it is difficult to find one for under $150. It's just two chips and a few connectors on a tiny circuit board. I don't know why it's so darned expensive. The law of electronics supply and demand: things that are out of

Re: Is SCSI DRIVE SAME AS UATA DRIVE?

2012-06-25 Thread peterhaas
Not one that'll plug into the airport slot of a Pismo they can't...which was my point. Those are Airport Extreme-compatible devices. I use a Aria extreme Wireless CardBus Card it plugs right in and uses the AirPort software. Way faster than the Apple Original AirPort b speed cards. Correct

Re: Fw: Is SCSI DRIVE SAME AS UATA DRIVE? ADD ON

2012-06-24 Thread peterhaas
Making further inspection -- the SCSI ribbon connected to a FM socket inside the computer is from an added card (which by the way is not as long as the socket it is in) that has the following information on it: ULTRA2 SCSI LVD/SE KV9149TTGDCD AHA-2940U2B/ MAC APPLE 1795500 9914 This

Re: Is SCSI DRIVE SAME AS UATA DRIVE? ADD ON

2012-06-24 Thread peterhaas
I see a second ribbon connected to the MB that goes to the CD. This socket on the second ribbon looks like a 'NORMAL ATA, maybe this is a more advanced form of SCSI or could it be ATA. The connectors on the motherboard are ATA; the connectors on the add-in card are two varieties of SCSI.

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

2012-06-23 Thread peterhaas
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. The ACARD product is available in several

Re: Dual boot possible?

2012-05-20 Thread peterhaas
I have to say it has been awhile since I have installed linux on that vintage of a PPC, and I can tell you it is ALOT of work. First things first: You need to get a copy of BootX: http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/bootx/ This is the boot loader used for OldWorld macs that

Re: 35 pass erase

2012-05-15 Thread peterhaas
The macintel list seems to be the one intel-based LEM list with decent traffic. Pretty soon non-Ivy Bridge Intel Macs (and the Hack clones of pre-Ivy Bridge) will go the way of the others, too. -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3,

Re: 35 pass erase

2012-05-15 Thread peterhaas
As a physicist working for the US Navy at a time well before the IBM peecee appeared, let alone Windows, we wanted to use the computers on Minuteman missiles that were being decommissioned. The idea was that everyone in the laboratory could have a machine on his desk as opposed to using a

Re: Blu-Ray player software for the Mac [a little OT]

2012-05-12 Thread peterhaas
If you have an Intel Mac, and if you actually were brave enough to put a Blu- Ray drive in it, you might be interested in this software afterall. BTW, the german computer magazine article concludes that the Mac player software was (one year ago, previous version) very limited in features

Re: Mac OS X Version Distribution

2012-04-27 Thread peterhaas
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

Re: Mac OS X Version Distribution

2012-04-27 Thread peterhaas
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. There are Mac-based server systems which are still using Apple Network Servers, and those went out of production in

Re: Mac OS X Version Distribution

2012-04-27 Thread peterhaas
And IBM's Mainframes are now capable of a lot more than they used to be, so they've actually built on the technology. I have 2 full System Z frames here, one at each site..beasts. Well, yes, and CMOS was the key. The last IBM mainframe which was bipolar could not even do 1000 MIPS (it

Re: Mac OS X Version Distribution

2012-04-26 Thread peterhaas
This usage of 20% tells us why we are no longer important to Apple. Mac OS X Version Distribution OSX  %USE  NOTE 10.4   03.8     PPC --- 10.4.8 was first practical OS for Hackintoshes 10.5   16.4     PPC LAST OS FOR G5s 10.6   47.4     INTEL ONLY --- Some Hacks are still 10.6.x 10.7  

Re: Getting 80 pin SCSI to work in an 8600

2012-04-18 Thread peterhaas
Besides which, I have had my best results using a hacked version of Drive Setup, in which I use ResEdit to change one of the Seagate drives to support whatever new-to-me drive I encounter. That's the way I always did it. Just hack your drive setup entry with ResEdit to make it see all drives.

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