Update: Many readers report having no problem accessing WorldNet with Mac OS 7.6. Most are not using AT&T's "official" software (such as the version of FreePPP that comes from AT&T). … Read more
Most users now report that deleting the Finder Preferences file fixes this problem (see also item in Troubleshooting Mac OS 7.6).
Note: As is often the case, not all 7.6 users have this problem. Also, note that disabling Finder Scripting Extension can have its own problems (leading to multiple desktop printers appearing on your desktop, as reported on this page several months … Read more
"All versions of CDU and CPU are incompatible with Mac OS 7.6. The symptoms of the incompatibility are cosmetic: garbled video in the menu bar, windows, and dialog boxes. Because there are no work-arounds for this incompatibility, users of MacOS 7.6 need to remove or otherwise disable CDU/CPU. … Read more
Update: Ronald Bruck says that this problem may be limited to the educational version of ATM, not … Read more
Update: James "Snuey" Allen, who originally sent me the information about this, just forwarded me the following email from David Schmitt (Mac OS Product Marketing Manager): "I'm not disputing James' recounting of his conversation with the phone rep, but it is absolutely categorically untrue that we have dropped the requirement of proof of ownership of 7.5.x in order to qualify for … Read more
Update: Several other readers have confirmed this bug - on avariety of other 180MHz and 200MHz machines (both from Apple and Power Computing). You can get around this problem by doing a Custom Install of the PPC … Read more
"If you install Mac OS 7.6 on your computer with a Wacom tablet, make sure you have the latest Wacom driver version 2.5.1 and remove the OpenTpt Serial Arbitrator from your system. Wacom has an extension called SerialDMA which replaces the OpenTpt Serial Arbitrator."
MacFixIt had previously reported this problem as one that also affected System 7.5.x, but only the serial port version of Wacom tablets.
Wacom has a web page that covers other conflicts you may have.
"The 4.0.9 version of the APS PowerTools driver is larger than the earlier 4.x versions and in some cases will not fit in the driver partition created under the earlier version. When this occurs, the only resolve is to either stick with the earlier version or, initialize the drive with the new version. This will write a new driver partition … Read more
A few readers suggested it was a virus of some sort, although this does not seem likely in most cases. Others suggested that fax software or possibly Apple's Telecom 3.1 Updater were at fault. Another reader suggested that the security program Nightwatch … Read more
a. The overall news continues to be positive. Most people say it is working fine. I did get one report of a freeze in AOL 3.0, but that's about it for the last few days of email.
b. For those that do have any problems, David M. Converse (AOL Forum Consultant) reminds readers of advice given to solve problems with earlier versions of OSL: Put whatever version an application installs in the same folder as the application itself. Put the version that seems most … Read more