Fernando adds: "The G3 is running OS 8.1 with the Built-in Ethernet driver that comes with 8.1, version 2.0.2. However, I have also tried it on another G3 (a 233/Desktop) with OS 8.0 and Built-in Ethernet 2.0.1 with the same results. I previously used VPC on a PM7500 and all worked perfectly. As … Read more
Is it the disk or the drive? As to the question of whether the problem is due to a damaged disk or a damaged drive, … Read more
Not sure exactly what this means, but... Jay Farrell found an "odd font icon in the System suitcase named .Keyboard." He found a similarly named FOND resource in the Appearance Extension. When he deleted this resource from Appearance and rebooted, the System suitcase error message no longer occurred.
Several readers noted that a supposedly damaged System file can likely still be opened if it (or a duplicate) is dragged out of the System Folder.
Update: Kurt Kroeger … Read more
Rick adds: "I've noticed much improved anti-aliasing with ATM 4.0.3, especially when the there's a colored background. The left column of MacWEEK's web site used to be unreadable with ATM 4.0. It's crystal … Read more
Tom Johnson discovered that TechTool 1.1.6 saves the PRAM data in a different way than 1.1.5. If you use TechTool 1.1.6 to restore your PRAM using a 1.1.5 PRAM Save file, you will likely get a system freeze.
Too early to tell if this is … Read more
PrintGuard 1.0.6 fixes bugs.
StartThing 1.0.5, a screensaver, is a maintenance release.
CronoTask 1.0.4 fixes some bugs.
FinderPop 1.5.6 is out.
MacSlack, a utility for calculating HFS savings, is up to version 1.0.2
Retrieve It! will soon be coming out with new version that fixes an HFS incompatibility.
New Netscape date Kurt Kroeger notes that the copies of Netscape Communicator/Navigator now on Netscape's ftp sites have a new "January 30" date.
Update: Steve Dagley … Read more
G3 batteries on a 3400 According to a new TIL file, the PowerBook 3400 can use PowerBook G3 batteries. The TIL describes what you need to do to get them to work.
Update: Neil Laubenthal claims: "You must install PaperPort 5.1 immediately after the 8.1 upgrade in order to get things to work correctly. Restart and do the scanner calibration; then install your other software and things will work … Read more
"Due to changes in the Power Mac native Virtual Memory software in Mac OS 8.1, a possible incompatibility when using RAM Charger with some system configurations has been identified. An update to RAM Charger 8 is almost ready and will be available here for public testing when done. If you have problems with the system crashing while quitting a RAM Charged application (or shortly thereafter) please disable the use of RAM Charger 8 until the update is available. This problem only occurs for some applications running on some … Read more