The firmware upgrade will only work on generic Quantum products. The way to find out if you have a generic drive is to look for the P/N number. The P/N is on a sticker that is located on the plastic data cable housing. For the Fireball ST the part number should read: p/n ST … Read more
The biggest buzz these days continues to be on Java-related crashes with both Netscape and Microsoft web browsers. Another buzz is on problems with Epson Stylus Color printers, particularly an inability to get them to work with G3 Macs.
Sleeper 3.0.2 public beta is out. This version warns users if they have a Quantum Fireball ST hard drive that may contain a firmware bug (see also today's related Late-Breaker). The Sleeper Strip control strip module now allows users to temporarily turn off Sleeper, invoke its capabilities separately, and open the … Read more
Update Rachel Robbins adds: "I had the same problem. However, I found that if I put the plug-ins at the root level of the plug-ins folder, that fixed the problem. In most cases, if I put plug-ins in folders inside the plug-ins folder, I immediately got a freeze or crash again."
Conflicts? Ed O'Briant claims that Surf Express 1.1.1 and GoMac 1.4.4 conflict; GoMac features would not function. Omar Shahine claims that BBEdit 4.5.1 freezes on launch with Surf Express 1.1.1 installed.
Update: John Jones says: "Turn of the "Hide programs after … Read more
More on -8993 error A Hot Issues document offers more information on the previously reported -8993 error problem: LaserWriter 8.5.1 not working with NW Queues reports the cause as the fact that "the NetWare Queue does not respond to all the Postscript queries the LaserWriter Driver requests. Specifically, the queue does not respond to the Font Query nor to the how much VM the … Read more
Today, we have good news. We have new firmware for the drives which update them to v3.07, and seem … Read more
"In particular, Quantum has acknowledged that the firmware in their Fireball ST drives contains a bug that may cause this. All the cases I've seen so far have been on Fireball ST units with revision 0F0C firmware, … Read more