For example, as mentioned in Apple's latest revision to the TIL article on the IDE-related blinking question mark problem: "If you have a Power Macintosh 5260/120 or Performa 6360, please read Tech Info Library (TIL) article Performa 6360: Flashing ? after Mac OS 8 Install. These products only exhibit this condition when either initially starting up … Read more
Jorg claims the main culprit is Open Transport. In particular, it appears to be the "unsupported" PB 3400 Modem Driver Update (previously described here at MacFixIt) and especially the "PowerBook 3400 Ethernet" extension. "This extension is not compatible with Virtual PC'… Read more
Update: A reader notes on MacCentral today: "You should be aware that on certain US systems the Stylus 600 driver update will cause the page size default to revert to A4, and it has to be manually changed for each application that you print from. … Read more
J.B. Cole has posted a web page with instructions on how to change the internal battery on a PowerBook 500 series Mac.
There is a company called Resource 800 that maintains a supply of Mac internal batteries, available by mail order. (Thanks, Geoffrey Buckley.)
Update: Mea culpa. The following report is about the older Canvas 3.5.5 Updater, not the new Canvas 5.0.3 Updater (as was originally reported). Sorry for the confusion:
Reader Davide Guarisco writes: "I have had problems installing the 3.5.5 update. The Installer claims that the existing version of Canvas is "invalid" for upgrade. A Deneba employee confirmed that the upgrade only works for certain users. He told me to call Deneba and purchase a floppy disk … Read more
Bruce also forwarded me two postings to the comp.sys.mac.system newsgroup that described similar problems. For example, a posting from Tom Jenkins stated: "I couldn't get any QuickTime applications to run. I restarted and noticed … Read more
"The Complete Conflict Compendium Mac software conflict database has been retired and Quill … Read more
a. Many readers confirmed that the appearance of these icons are somehow linked to having file sharing on, although a few said they have these icons without having used file sharing.
b. It also seems that this problem is more common in Mac OS 8 than in previous OS's. For example, Jim Morrison writes: "I have been noticing the phenomenal growth in numbers of invisible icon … Read more