Several readers claimed that the problem only happened when they tried to shut down with a PPP connection still active (and PPP tried to disconnect during the shut down sequence). A few other readers claimed that the shut down bug was linked to using FileSaver (which also typically kicks into gear just prior to shut down). A few others pointed the finger at any program that uses Apple's invisible Temporary Items folder (which should get flushed at shut down). It … Read more
Good news The patch fixes more than just Mathematica problems. It fixed a font problem with the MacComCenter Plus 2.1 fax software for Scott Rose and Josh Rafofsky. Bill Taggart claims it fixed a font display problem with Apple's Extensions Manager (using an 8500/120 and Multiscan 17 monitor at 1024x768 resolution).
Bad news Several readers confirmed that they could not safely apply the patch to Appearance Extension 1.0.1 or 1.0.2 (either the patch would not apply or system crashes would occur after the Extension was … Read more
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SAM updates In addition to the regular February virus definitions update, Symantec has posted a SAM 4.5.3 Intercept updater for MSOffice98 and a SAM Intercept Updater. The former updater is needed to address an incompatibility with Microsoft Office98 (the patch also includes an installer for the latest virus definitions).The latter updater is needed because "with the release of the February SAM Antivirus Definitions file, new Segment Loader errors may occur. We have updated the SAMINTUP.SIT file to adjust the SYSZ resource, once … Read more
The solution is to modify the script.various modifications were suggested (too many for me to report them all here). However, one user sent a modified script file that should work.
Using FreePPP instead of OT/PPP is another solution (since FreePPP does not depend on the modem script files).
a. ATM no longer intermittently deactivates suitcases that are activated from a server with Novell Netware. b. ATM no longer causes a blank preview in the Photoshop QuickEdit plug-in. c. Mark as Undamaged command. If ATM marks a font as damaged, but you have had no problems using the font, select the font and choose the Mark as Undamaged command from the Tools menu. d. ATM no longer requires you to mark font … Read more
1. It is best to run with extensions off if possible. 2. Boot NUM Disk Doctor first. 3. Put the Zip disk in the drive. The Zip drive will continue to click but let it. It may take several minutes but NUM will finally recognize the zip disk as "damaged disk." 4. Click on examine disk. The … Read more