Re: Power Mac G4 Gigabit Ethernet

2011-03-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 9-03-2011 3:03, Ronald Sweet ha scritto: The icon of a folder then appears, with alternately a left-facing smiling face and a question mark on it. Yes, that means I'm looking for a System Folder and it seems I can't find one... but... After a couple of minutes this icon eventually

Re: The strange world of graphics card ID and ROM matching

2011-03-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 7-03-2011 22:43, pdimage ha scritto: I'm in the UK and I can usually pick one up for around £10 - £20 on ebay - which is around 15 - 30 dollars I guess - plus postage. Postage to the US via airmail is around 8 dollars. Here's a very nice recent example of a 9800 pro on the XT board

Re: The strange world of graphics card ID and ROM matching

2011-03-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 9-03-2011 14:35, pdimage ha scritto: Plus the stock PC cards like the 9800 usually have faster speeds than the stock mac equivalent so you can clock them up. Here's a guide to the card which are convertible... http://themacelite.wikidot.com/9800-working Wow, looks promising!

Re: Help - Anyone with OS 9.1 install disk for a G4 Digital Audio?

2011-03-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 12-03-2011 5:46, jsmanson ha scritto: If there is anyone out there with an install disk, OS 9.1, specifically for the G4 Digital Audio, I'd like to hear from you. Well, I own a G4 DA, and I might have the disk you're looking for. :-) The disk set I have, contains four CDs: two grey

Re: Help - Anyone with OS 9.1 install disk for a G4 Digital Audio?

2011-03-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 12-03-2011 5:46, jsmanson ha scritto: If there is anyone out there with an install disk, OS 9.1, specifically for the G4 Digital Audio, I'd like to hear from you. Whoops! Sorry, I did mean to send my answer (previous mail) directly to the original poster, not the List. :-/ I beg

Re: Which would be the better Mac?

2011-03-16 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 16-03-2011 6:18, Scotty ha scritto: I have a Power Mac Digital Audio 733mhz with 512 MB of RAM and I have just had the opportunity to purchase a 1.0Ghz Emac all in one. I am just wondering which computer would be more effective for my needs. I'd stay with the G4 DA, investing the

Re: Which would be the better Mac?

2011-03-17 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 17-03-2011 9:29, Daniel Stewart ha scritto: I thought I might be able to get what seemed at least on the surface a faster Mac Yes... in part. Because the G4 DA has more cache: - iMac 1GHz: 256KB L2 - G4 DA 733MHz: 1MB L2, 1MB L3 Besides, you could have (or get) a faster video card in

Re: Need info or manual to replace HD in 15 2003 model M6498 iMac

2011-04-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 31-03-2011 17:49, Wm. Arnold ha scritto: Hi Group , I need to replace or get to HD in my iMac. Is there a service manual or instructions for this? iFixit http://www.ifixit.com has lots of tutorials about disassembling and working on Macs. -- You received this message because you

Using HD 128GB in G4 Macs!

2011-04-05 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 6-04-2011 1:42, peterh...@cruzio.com ha scritto: Speaking of LBA48... Yellow Dog Linux and Debian Linux both report and use the full 250 GB (because that is the size of my HD) in my QS 2001. But Mac OS 10.5 sees it as a 128 GB drive. Woah! :-o So it isn't an hardware limitation (as I

Re: [G3-5]Re: Using HD 128GB in G4 Macs!

2011-04-08 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 9-04-2011 4:46, MaGioZal ha scritto: I would like to ask: it wouldn't be much more simple nowadays to buy a PCI-ATA card and attach the 128GB HD to it? Well, it could be. But, what if... - The Mac has no PCI slot? (Or no free slot) - Owner doesn't want to open the computer? -

Re: Using HD 128GB in G4 Macs!

2011-04-08 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 6-04-2011 20:47, Mac User #330250 ha scritto: I wonder... if I'll use the script and enable the 48bit LBA, I think Disk Utility will then show the unused portion of the drive. No. Actually, it does. :-) (I'm on a PowerMac G4 DA with 10.4.11 - 250MB WD HD) After using the script

Re: Using HD 128GB in G4 Macs!

2011-04-12 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 9-04-2011 10:08, Mac User #330250 ha scritto: But... now I'm afraid that partitioning the new disk area could alter the existing partitions (I like them, I already have 5 partitions on my boot disk :-). I know it shouldn't happen... It won't happen. It did happen! I booted

Re: Using HD 128GB in G4 Macs!

2011-04-12 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 12-04-2011 21:28, Kris Tilford ha scritto: Your mistake was using a Tiger DVD, you need Disk Utility from Leopard in order to have non-destructive partitioning capability. Oh! Now I know it... ;-) Andreas (and maybe someone else) mentioned using Leopard's Disk Utility... but nobody

Re: Using HD 128GB in G4 Macs! - Data rescue

2011-04-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13-04-2011 0:59, Valter Prahlad ha scritto: Now I'll try some data rescue utility... even if I'm not much hopeful. Well, it went better than I thought. I had two partitions with some data lost (i.e. non backed up) in them; one was untouched after partitioning from Disk Utility

Re: Using HD 128GB in G4 Macs! - Data rescue

2011-04-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13-04-2011 18:59, Bill Connelly ha scritto: I'd be careful about running Norton under OS 9 on an OS X partition ... No no no! That's obvious... :-D On my HD I have five partitions, the first has OSX system and apps on it, the others contain data or OS9 apps (and they come from a

Re: .kpx

2011-04-13 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14-04-2011 4:37, Barney Guzzo ha scritto: Hi. Anyone know a way to open a ,kpx file (kid pix deluxe) on my G4 QS (10.4.11) - with out having to purchase Kid Pix Deluxe? Usually Graphic Converter opens just about any graphic (bitmap) format. I checked mine (v. 6.5.2) and I couldn't

Re: Need printer advice

2011-04-18 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 18-04-2011 19:38, Wm. Arnold ha scritto: I want to buy an inkjet BW printer, not all in one. I think there's no BW INKET printer. They're all color (3, 4 or 6 colours tanks). If you only need BW printing, you'd be much better off with a laser printer. More reliable, ink (toner powder,

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

2011-04-25 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25-04-2011 19:34, Bruce Johnson ha scritto: I don't think Apple introduced active thermal fan control until later in the the G4 series; the fans simply run all the time. It's been a while since I sold my Beige G3 266... but I seem to remember hearing its fans revving up sometimes (in

Re: Power Mac G4 (AGP graphics)

2011-05-03 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 3-05-2011 21:51, John Callahan ha scritto: I have a Power Mac G4 (AGP graphics) with 512 MB. It is in good shape and runs faultlessly. Is it worth while to upgrade the memory to 2.0 GB considering the age of the machine and it's resale value? I don't think so, in market value, since

Re: Malfunctioning ATA Drive

2011-05-07 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 7-05-2011 5:54, admin ha scritto: WD ATA drive won't mount on desktop I just had a WD 250GB drive intermittently failing... it began making a TAK sound at startup, sometimes not mounting (so no boot, Mac showing flashing folder icon), sometimes booting and working ok. When the TAK

Re: easiest way to get a Mac Os program onto a non-newtworked Os 8.6 machine.

2011-05-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 5-05-2011 19:45, jsmanson ha scritto: So,,, Can I just create a windows formatted CD, will that be read in Os 8.6 Yes, 8.6 (and before) was able to read PC disks (floppy and CDs). The other option is a little flash drive, would that be simpler Maybe, but a flash drive would require

Re: Video upgrade

2011-05-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 9-05-2011 16:52, Jeff Bequette ha scritto: I have the low end June 2004 1.8 DP G5 with the Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (64mb) video card on the AGP bus. The FX 5200 is quite a low performer, so anything recent should be better. From Mactracker, it looks like the Radeon 9800XT or Nvidia

Re: CPU upgrade options for Power Mac G4 DA

2011-05-16 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 16-05-2011 13:36, Robert Menes ha scritto: I have a Power Mac G4 Digital Audio that I'm looking to upgrade for a friend. It is the 466 MHz model, running OS X 10.4.11. Which brings me to my question: what are some good compatible upgrades for DA Power Macs? I have a G4 DA as

Re: G5 1.8mhz spinning pinwheel

2011-05-16 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 17-05-2011 4:11, Wayne Garrett ha scritto: Next, the fans get faster and faster until max speed. Could be some fan isn't working, so the temperature raises too much (unlikely but not impossible). Can you check all the fans inside? I tried removing the Battery and putting it back in.

Re: USB 2 versus g3 powermac bus

2011-05-18 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 18-05-2011 5:01, crumvoc ha scritto: anyone know how fast the onboard bus on a g3 350 is compared to usb2? In other words comparing read and write speeds. Thanks Hmmm... what? Onboard bus usually refers to the system internal bus, where most of data travel through (so to speak). On a

Re: Sawtooth donated to us but won't start

2011-05-25 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25-05-2011 18:27, jacksongirl ha scritto: The cord which is kind of clear is kind of red-brownish with looks to be kind of burnt, so I am thinking that the powersupply might be dead. Let's see... if the Mac doesn't give any sign of life (so to speak), it could be a dead power supply

Re: Need to Print Thousands of Micro$oft doc scans, Ahhh

2011-05-27 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 28-05-2011 1:00, glen ha scritto: Most multi-page documents (.pdf's or even M$ Word docs) print at the usuall 30 to 80 page/minute even if they large color files. I wonder why these small B/W .tif scans take so long? It might be because they are probably compressed TIFFs, so the

Re: Need to Print Thousands of Micro$oft doc scans, Ahhh

2011-05-28 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 28-05-2011 13:41, Geke ha scritto: Or: Glen could batch-process the images, i.e. open them and save them uncompressed, and then print those. That would take the load off the printer¹s processor and put it on the Mac¹s CPU. It would be interesting to try, but I¹m not sure if it

Re: Need to Print Thousands of Micro$oft doc scans, Ahhh

2011-05-28 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 28-05-2011 23:19, glen ha scritto: So I ran some tests for the Geke minded. [...] Certainly many different file sizes. And I don't have a clue why. I'll make some guess... and some explanation. (I could be wrong, though) BTW, it's all about the format (and options) used when

Re: Need to Print Thousands of Micro$oft doc scans, Ahhh

2011-06-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 1-06-2011 10:51, Geke ha scritto: Sorry for creating havoc :-) I'd like to rather see this as a get to know something new every day. ;-) 1. / 2. Correct. 3. The printer takes a long time RIPing uncompressed tiff files. Nope. The printer (usually) receives the uncompressed data; the

Re: installing video card into DP 1.0GHz MDD

2011-06-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 1-06-2011 17:56, Dark_Mac ha scritto: Just get a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 128 MB card for my DP 1.0GHz MDD running OS X.4.11. Before I remove the old card and install this one is there anything special that I need to do? I want just to say this card is *great*. :-) I got the very same

Re: RealTek 8169 in Beige G3 on OSX?

2011-06-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 2-06-2011 2:21, Kris Tilford ha scritto: Another card needs be a USB card, and this presents real problems because no USB 2.0 cards work in OS 9 at all, so if you need to have USB in OS 9, you'd likely need TWO USB cards, a USB 1.1 card for OS 9 only, and another USB 2.0 card for

Help with Griffin g4Port in OSX and LaserWriter

2011-06-02 Thread Valter Prahlad
I have a PowerMac G4 DA (OSX 10.4.11 and MacOS 9.2.2), and a LaserWriter Select 360 printer. When I switched from the Beige G3 to the G4 DA, I wanted to keep this fine laser printer, so I found and installed the Griffin g4Port (it's a little device substituting the modem card, and giving the G4 a

Re: Help with Griffin g4Port in OSX and LaserWriter

2011-06-04 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 3-06-2011 7:32, Kris Tilford ha scritto: Did you ever print in 10.4.11 on the old Beige, or with it printing in OS 9 only also? IIRC, on the Beige G3 I was never able to print in OSX 10.3.9 (but I didn't try very hard). I always printed fine in OS9. Below is an old article on serial

Re: Help with Griffin g4Port in OSX and LaserWriter

2011-06-04 Thread Valter Prahlad
Whoops! I got confused... I'm correcting my first answer. Sorry! :-/ Il giorno 3-06-2011 7:32, Kris Tilford ha scritto: Did you ever print in 10.4.11 on the old Beige, or with it printing in OS 9 only also? On the Beige G3 I had OSX 10.3.9, not 10.4. IIRC I could print in OSX. -- You

Re: Power Mac G4 (AGP graphics)?

2011-06-05 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 5-06-2011 19:05, John Callahan ha scritto: My G4 works flawlessly while I am using it but if I leave it running it freezes Does it feel lonely...? ;-D (sorry, I couldn't resist ;-) Back to serious, you can probably find some hints in the log files (they should record the issues),

Re: Power Mac G4 (AGP graphics)?

2011-06-05 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 6-06-2011 4:37, John Callahan ha scritto: I have disabled sleep and that seems to have solved the problem. I think the video card may be going. IMHO, it's not the card. If the card would be failing, that would manifest while working, not while sleeping. It could be an incompatibility

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

2011-06-07 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 7-06-2011 16:47, Tanner Musyj ha scritto: I'm wondering if i would be worth it to replace my currrent PowerMac G4 867Mhz with a G3 of some sort with a 1GHz processor upgrade. Don't think so. With a slight difference in MHz, and the G3 lacking Altivec (often used in video), it could be

Re: G5 wont boot

2011-06-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 26-05-2011 8:22, John Carmonne ha scritto: I've been at this for two days moved RAM cleaned swapped processors so I think maybe the boot ROM chip on the MOBO?? Or, something on the ATA bus(es) went wrong: chip (unlikely), connectors, cables (more likely)...? Since everything looks

Re: power supply - power on?

2011-06-20 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 21-06-2011 4:00, dc ha scritto: You can check the diagrams on this page: file:///Users/Dave/Documents/Hardware/OutOfSpec.COM%20-%20Cut%20the%20red%20wi re%20or%20the%20green%20one%3F!.webarchive It looks like you pasted a local path (i.e., on your computer), and not a valid URL (Web

Re: Quicksilver 2002 running slow...

2011-06-23 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 23-06-2011 23:22, cheryl ha scritto: A 60gig hard drive. How much free space is left on that drive? Little space COULD slow down OSX... I wouldn't go below 10% free space (or 6GB in your case), that should be the minimum. I talked to someone who said my hard drive may be about to

Re: Quicksilver 2002 running slow...

2011-06-23 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 24-06-2011 1:23, cheryl ha scritto: There is about 10 gigs left on the drive. That's enough space, so the slow down isn't from that. A second HD would make your life easier, though. You won't have to always keep an eye about the space left. I run the disk utility, and I usually go

Re: Quicksilver 2002 running slow...

2011-06-23 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 23-06-2011 23:22, cheryl ha scritto: My Quicksilver 2002 is slowing down. I'm getting the spinning beach ball more and more often. Couple of ideas... Open Activity Monitor (in folder Utilities), and check if any process is hogging CPU% and/or Memory. It's really bad on Facebook but

Re: PowerMac G4 Optical drive options

2011-06-24 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 24-06-2011 15:54, Tanner Musyj ha scritto: I'm actually running OS9, mostly. Would I be able to patch the drive is osx, and still have it work in 9? I burn with toast 9 and iDVD, if that helps. I think patching is requested only for Apple's app (Finder burning, iTunes burning...) to

Re: G4 933 to G5 1.8

2011-06-24 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 24-06-2011 11:29, Barney Guzzo ha scritto: If I were to upgrade from my G4 933 to a G5 dual 1.8, would it be better to keep my Ti (128) video card from my G4, or just use the FX5200 (64mb) that came with the G5? AFAIK, the G4 Ti (I own a Ti 4600 128MB) is way faster than the FX 5200.

Re: Reinstalling OS 10 on a Beige G3

2011-06-27 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 27-06-2011 19:27, Michael McMurtrey ha scritto: All is fine now, but sometimes I think there is as much witchcraft/black magic to these things as there is computer science. I have been a programmer and computer user since 1983. I did tech assistance to lots of people's PC... amd I can

Re: Time Limits

2011-06-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 29-06-2011 21:46, DAN A CURRIE ha scritto: He Œs on the computer WY too much and I want to limit his time and access. How do I set that up? Introduce him to several pretty (and loose) girls...? ;-D -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for

Re: Upgrading G4 PowerMac AGP Graphics (Sawtooth) to USB 2.0

2011-06-30 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 30-06-2011 15:21, rbridge ha scritto: I added a generic USB 2.0 PCI card with four ext and one int. port, but the machine doesn't seem to acknowledge it...still no action at the webcam, unless I plug it into one of the two older USB 1.1 ports... So we know the webcam is ok, it just

Re: Adding a second HD

2011-06-30 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 30-06-2011 7:10, Skyler Rudd ha scritto: I just received a 933Mhz G4 (2002). Is it a Quicksilver, right? Info I have found says to simply screw the drives on top of one another, but no holes are to be found. Maybe the G4 is missing the HD tray/frame (as someone else suggested).

Re: Upgrading G4 PowerMac AGP Graphics (Sawtooth) to USB 2.0

2011-06-30 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 1-07-2011 0:26, faithie999 ha scritto: in my experience with my sawtooth, a usb2 card with the NEC chip works Mhh, the USB2 card I tried (coming from a PC) has got a NEC chip, but it was problematic nevertheless. Maybe not all the NEC chips are created equal. ;-) -- You received

Re: More on adding an HD

2011-07-02 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 2-07-2011 9:38, Skyler Rudd ha scritto: It is still running on the HD from an iMac running OSX.4.1. So, if I get it correctly... the Mac boots/runs fine from this HD? I plugged in the WD HD and the computer does nothing. ... But it can't recognize the WD HD? It could be a problem

Re: 20 Aluminum iMac /2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ADVICE

2011-07-02 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 2-07-2011 22:49, Dan ha scritto: POST? Power-On Self Test. Basiclaly, it's the hardware test the computer goes on immediately after switch on, and before loading any software. It's like getting up from bed in the morning and checking you still have all of your limbs attached and

Re: Painter X question

2011-07-03 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 3-07-2011 17:05, PAR ha scritto: I have Corel Painter X installed on my Quicksilver 2002 running OSX 10.4 with a 933 Mhz single processor. Recently my machine stopped allowing me to run Painter, giving me the message This copy of Painter has been damaged or lllegally modified.

Re: Painter X question

2011-07-03 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 3-07-2011 23:39, PAR ha scritto: I have uninstalled, trashed every preference I could find, and reinstalled. [...] I'm using the installation file I got from corel. Going through this process does not solve the problem. Mhhh... Just guessing now, but perhaps there's one hidden (or

Re: Finally Figured Out My Beige G3

2011-07-14 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14-07-2011 3:24, Mike Needham ha scritto: It is good to know all this, although right this moment, I am not sure why I don't just get a Quicksilver (assuming those still supported OS 9 natively and not as emulation). A Quicksilver would be a lot faster than your G3, actually. (faster

Re: DVD-5s?

2011-07-14 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14-07-2011 19:50, John Callahan ha scritto: Can DVD-5s be burned on a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-85J: and is special software needed? AFAIK, DVD-5s are regular DVD: 5 is short for 4.7GB, while DVD-9 should be Double Layer DVDs (much more expensive), holding approx. 8.5 GB. Hence, I think

Re: Slow start-up on MDD FW800

2011-07-22 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 23-07-2011 5:54, Hal ha scritto: Eventually I got the international no symbol (circle with a diagonal line). It could be POST (Power On Self Test, testing hardware at boot) is finding something wrong. Do you have Apple Hardware Test disc? I have tried a different CPU, different

Re: Stop gap hardware recommendations ?

2011-07-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 28-07-2011 20:17, Cliff Rediger ha scritto: ** Assume a Mini is most affordable option IMHO, an iMac could be a better bargain. Lately I noticed that Minis are - comparateviley - more expesnive than iMacs... considering that with an iMac you get lot more things included for the price.

Re: Can't clone my drive anymore

2011-07-30 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 30-07-2011 21:21, Jörg ha scritto: Any idea how I can find that hidden file and nuke it? When I use Search in Finder under Tiger the search engine just spins on and on never stopping and never finding a thing. Finder's own Find file might not get some kind of files, especially

Re: Beige G3 graphics card resolution options?

2011-08-05 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 5-08-2011 19:43, mythmaker18 ha scritto: Are there ANY PCI graphics card models out there (new or discontinued) that support 1920x1080 resolution under OS9? Mac-specific cards, not 'reflashed' PC ones? AFAIK, there aren't many PCI video cards for Macs, working in G3s. There were

I cloned OSX 10.4 from a G4 to a G5, and G5 doesn't boot

2011-08-07 Thread Valter Prahlad
I used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone an OSX 10.4.11 partition (with all data and apps) from a PowerMac G4 DA 667 to a PowerMac G5 Dual 2.7, and the G5 doesn't boot from it. (please note that the same G5 boots fine from a fresh 10.4 install on another partition) Since that G5 came originally with

Re: I cloned OSX 10.4 from a G4 to a G5, and G5 doesn't boot

2011-08-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 8-08-2011 19:07, John Martz ha scritto: Why couldn't you use Firewire target mode? Because I'm not at home, and the FW cable I have here didn't work. Since it wasn't easy getting a new one, I thought that connecting the two Macs over Ethernet would work. And, in a way, it did work

Re: I cloned OSX 10.4 from a G4 to a G5, and G5 doesn't boot

2011-08-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10-08-2011 5:49, Bruce Johnson ha scritto: Because while you can back up things across ethernet, you cannot clone over a running OS on the target system. Honestly, I cannot see why I couldn't clone OSX over a running computer, onto an empty disk/partition (obviously, not over the boot

Re: I cloned OSX 10.4 from a G4 to a G5, and G5 doesn't boot

2011-08-10 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10-08-2011 14:20, Geke ha scritto: You could always consider creating a disk image of the boot volume on one computer and sending that to the other one over the network. Yep, that's a very good idea I didn't think of! :-/ It will become useful sooner or later, thank you! -- You

Re: I cloned OSX 10.4 from a G4 to a G5, and G5 doesn't boot

2011-08-11 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 11-08-2011 18:00, gifutiger ha scritto: That's a good idea, however it the receiving platform doesn't have a open disk that the disk image can be installed on then it's a wast of time. I love partitions, and I always have AT LEAST four partitions on every HD I have installed. :-) On

Re: Question about hard drives

2011-08-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 29-08-2011 5:26, cheryl ha scritto: I have a Quicksilver 2002 and a Blue and White G3. I need more hard drive space. Would it be possible to use the hard drive from the G3 in the G4, or maybe hook the two towers together somehow? AFAIK, any G4 uses the same IDE/PATA interface as the

Firewire Yes, Firewire Not?

2011-08-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
I have a Powerbook G4 867, and a (recently acquired) Powermac G5 DP 2.7, both with OSX 10.4.11. Today I connected them with a Firewire 400 cable to transfer some file thru Target disk mode. - When I used the G5 as main Mac and the PB as Target, it tooks ages to mount the Target disk (3

Re: Question about hard drives

2011-08-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 29-08-2011 16:04, cheryl ha scritto: I don't have money to buy a drive. Today you can easily find used/old IDE HDs, for free or dirt cheap, since many people is getting rid of old PCs, HDs included. When I visit my recycling center/skip, I always find many discarded PCs with working

Re: Firewire Yes, Firewire Not?

2011-08-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 29-08-2011 17:12, Dan ha scritto: odd. The PowerBook was plugged in? Yes. It has no battery and the internal backup (PRAM) battery is dead, but it works fine when plugged in. No problems with its HD? Not that I know of. I run maintenance tools every now and then, and the G5 HD has

Re: Firewire Yes, Firewire Not?

2011-08-29 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 29-08-2011 18:44, Dan ha scritto: All bets are off - the nvram settings are inconsistent. For all we know, the processor was down-cycled. Put in a working battery. Reset the pram and nvram. Set the energy saver settings. Then retry. I have no battery for the PB (and I don't plan

Re: Video issues after G5 gets dropped by movers

2011-08-31 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 31-08-2011 15:30, spilrules ha scritto: I recently moved to Brazil and unfortunately my G5 was damaged when the movers dropped and damaged the shipping box. The drop seem having damaged the original video card, and/or its slot. (odd, because other things should have been more

Re: Snoring G4 Digital Audio?

2011-09-04 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 5-09-2011 0:04, glen ha scritto: So, the questions: 1) can it be fixed? I read recent tread about PS high voltage so I don't think I want to get fried replacing the the PS fan. I'd say that, with the due caution, you can try replacing the fan. It doesn't seem rocket science. ;-)

Re: Snoring G4 Digital Audio?

2011-09-04 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 5-09-2011 1:52, rtows...@aol.com ha scritto: 2) is the DA PS the same as the G3 BW as I have some spares? The DA uses the same ps as the Gig-e Hmmm I'm no hardware expert, but (still according to MacTracker) the GE has 220W max power, while the DA has 338W. That seemd quite a

Re: BW G3 freezes

2011-09-08 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 8-09-2011 1:58, Barry Levine ha scritto: I'd appreciate any suggestions re almost daily freezes. Only occurs 1-2x per day, but that's enough! Apart from the ADB-related problem, I'd say it could be the Ram or the HD. You already stated you have some tool for memory checking.

Re: 10.3 doesn¹t see newer HD?

2011-09-15 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 15-09-2011 15:06, Geke ha scritto: So I connected a G4 Mac (Snakebite) in target mode to use its DVD drive. AFAIK, Target mode only connect hard drives; never heard (and never seen myself) about optical drives showing up. BTW, what is a Snakebite? :-o Never heard such model But

Geforce 7800 locks up

2011-09-17 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 17-09-2011 22:18, Charles ha scritto: I just bought a second hand 7800 and installed in my G4 Dual 800. I think you mean Geforce 7800 graphic card. Was it for Mac or PC? Was it for G5 only, or G4 also? I think there's some hack to do for adapting these cards into G4s. Did you read

Re: Geforce 7800 locks up

2011-09-18 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 18-09-2011 19:13, Charles ha scritto: And is a pull from a Mirror Door Dual 1.25GHz G4 Would I still need to disable those pins? The previous post about disabling pins seems the more spot on. Only difference I noticed is when the apple comes on the screen while booting, seems it's

OSX: cloning or ex-novo?

2011-09-20 Thread Valter Prahlad
I just got a PowerMac G5, DP 2.7 AGP (not PCI-X). I'm still using a PowerMac G4 DA, with OSX 10.4.11, and lots of installed bits and pieces (apps, tools, drivers, personal data, etc.). I now have two possible options for setting up my new G5: - Cloning my existing OSX partition (from the G4). -

Re: OSX: cloning or ex-novo?

2011-09-22 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 21-09-2011 21:40, Kris Tilford ha scritto: You can run MacOS apps in Leopard using SheepShaver: http://sheepshaver.cebix.net/ Why using a (somehow working) hack, while I can having the real thing? :-) Besides, Leopard has never had really good user feedback. It has been considered a

Re: OSX: cloning or ex-novo?

2011-09-22 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 22-09-2011 13:39, Edward Treen ha scritto: Answer Finder Preferences - General Show these items on the desktop: Check Hard disks Check External disks Check CDs, DVDs. and iPods Check Connected servers and all will magically appear on your desktopŠ Oh! Cool! :-D Actually,

Re: OSX: cloning or ex-novo?

2011-09-30 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 30-09-2011 5:10, Kris Tilford ha scritto: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-X http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCIe PCI-X is on Early 2005 and before (some early G5 are PCI only). Thank you, I just got a new G5 and I had no idea if this difference. 30 years of computing and I still

Re: Sad day...

2011-10-06 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 6-10-2011 8:42, Bruce Johnson ha scritto: What it looks like in Snow Leopard (which allows 512x512 pixel icons) Ah, here's the catch... I think Tiger has this 128 pixel icons limit, so no easter egg for me. Oh well. Being a mac-o-saurus ;-D has its price. Il giorno 6-10-2011 8:34,

Re: Sad day...

2011-10-07 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 8-10-2011 3:50, Arnel Tuazon ha scritto: Okay, Get Info Text Edit. Click on the icon in Get Info and copy. Open a graphics program like Fireworks and begin a new file. Paste your copied icon to the new file (and in the case of Fireworks you don't need to zoom in at all!). You can

Re: Sad day...

2011-10-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 8-10-2011 23:21, Joshua Juran ha scritto: Yup, the enormous 512x512 icons didn't ship until 10.5 Leopard Yeah, I was suspecting that. :-) I just chose Show Package Contents from the contextual menu, found Contents/Resources/TextEdit.icns, and opened it (in Preview). Good idea. In my

Re: daisy-chaining back up drive?

2011-10-09 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 10-10-2011 2:39, t...@nehaia.dk ha scritto: so why would I like to daisy-chain some other devices to the drive on the other fw ports? the manual says I can, but I just can't find a reason to do so What if you have several FW devices and, say, just one available FW port on the

Re: OSX: cloning or ex-novo?

2011-10-11 Thread Valter Prahlad
Thanks to everybody for your advice. I just cloned my system to the new G5, and everything went fine. :-) Il giorno 21-09-2011 1:18, Richard Taylor ha scritto: The only reason to install again from scratch would be if you just wanted to have a completely clean, new, virgin system - if you're

Re: daisy-chaining back up drive?

2011-10-12 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 13-10-2011 3:26, t...@nehaia.dk ha scritto: going to buy another one for the 10.4/5 ones, whenever I can afford one, and until then, try to be more efficient with the manual backups Well, it's an external drive, so moving that for backing up the 10.4 Mac shouldn't be a big deal.

Re: No Startup, just an endlessly repeating chime

2011-10-14 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14-10-2011 16:47, dc ha scritto: I tried disconnecting peripherals and resetting the PRAM, that's actually what the computer sounds like it's doing with the chime repeating ad nauseum. Another idea: pull out the PRam battery for some hours. (ok, we are at the desperate level but,

Re: What is the Highest OSX a Digital Audio G4 can run?

2011-10-14 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 14-10-2011 18:25, smac0031 ha scritto: I thought 10.4.11 was the most advanced OS a DA G4 can run and still use OS9 software. Lately, I'm getting the drift this isn't true. Theoretically, the newest OSX G4 DA can run is 10.4. IIRC you could install 10.5 on it, using some hacks (I

Re: No Startup, just an endlessly repeating chime

2011-10-14 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 15-10-2011 2:31, dc ha scritto: I found the SMC reset button just above the RAM trays, pressed it for 10 seconds. It started up normally and seems to be running well. I haven't started putting my upgrade components back in yet but I'm hoping they are all OK, I think the reset button

Re: Good external hard drive?

2011-10-25 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25-10-2011 22:29, John Callahan ha scritto: Anyone care to make recommendations for an external hard drive? 500GB to 700GB's, is cost any indication of quality? I recently got a G Drive mobile 750GB, 2,5 (from G-Technology, Hitachi). It has USB 2.0 and Firewire 800 ports (it comes

Re: date time (battery)

2011-10-28 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 28-10-2011 7:07, Miccon ha scritto: Quicksilver 3.6 running 10.4.11. On startup date and time set to March, Wed. 4:10pm 1969. Nuisance. Can correct? It looks like the PRam battery is dead. This battery holds the internal Parameter Ram settings, including the time/date. It's a 3.6V

Re: Good external hard drive?

2011-10-28 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 28-10-2011 4:18, Bill Connelly ha scritto: 480Mb/s not fast enough to keep up with a photo slide show? That's strange. Well, 480Mb/s THEORETICAL! ;-) THat should translate into something like 40-50 MB/s, but I've NEVER see any USB2 device going faster than 10 MB/s. (OTOH, I've seen

Re: Optical Audio Port continuously lit up on PowerMac G5 = NO internal speaker output = NO chime

2011-11-01 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 2-11-2011 0:14, jfMac ha scritto: Can anybody else chime in here on the red light optical audio port? Always lit up? I have a G5 2.7 DP, and the red optical light is always on. But I got it used, so I don't know if this is the default. The audio output works fine, thou. Both internal

Re: APC ES-500 now APC ES-750

2011-11-02 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 2-11-2011 13:40, Anne Keller-Smith ha scritto: The ES-750 didn't work during the power outtage, wonder why? It didn't pop any warning lights or anything to let me know there was a problem. Can it be the batteries are dead/exhausted? How old is it? I have a (quite) old UPS (I

Re: New Member to this list

2011-11-02 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 1-11-2011 21:35, David W. Morris ha scritto: I have tried Carbon Copy Cloner, but with zero success. [...] There must be a system password that I do not know, or an Avid Meridian password that I do not have, because when I try to copy the system files, the OS, or the Avid Meridian

Re: Password protect?

2011-11-03 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 3-11-2011 18:33, Jeffrey Engle ha scritto: I'm trying to make a download link that I can give to anybody and it just starts the download to their computerŠ I think the copy protection is gonna get shelved for now. I have been experiencing copy protection since the '80s. My

Re: New Group Member

2011-11-03 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 3-11-2011 2:13, Romell C. ha scritto: Hello everyone I just want to introduce myself to the group. I have 2004 powermac g5 with two 2ghz processors running leopard 10.5.8 flawlessly. Welcome here! This is a nice Group, with many folks still using (and loving) their old Macs. :-)

Re: Can I CCC a 10.4 from a G4 DA to a G5?

2011-11-04 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 4-11-2011 15:34, Len Gerstel ha scritto: My plan is to install the HD for the G5 into my DA (with a SATA card) and just clone my DA HD onto it. I had the same situation (OSX 10.4.11 from G4 DA to G5 2.7) some time ago, asked about it and everybody said Go ahead, clone it! No problem

Re: Can I CCC a 10.4 from a G4 DA to a G5?

2011-11-04 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 4-11-2011 18:41, Len Gerstel ha scritto: Tough call. I like mucking around and straight to SATA will be faster than Firewire 400. Sure. And it's geekier swapping disks and connecting them... :-D I was mostly concerned about pci-x and the fan controls. I don't know if I am getting

  1   2   3   4   >