Bob also adds a troubleshooting note regarding the Adaptec SCSI card: "There is a minor glitch with the card and it may need tweaking … Read more
Installer Watch page on OSL issues Wondering what software installs a version of ObjectSupportLib in your Mac OS 8 System Folder (where you likely don't want it)? Check out Dave Goodrich's Installer Watch page. The list will likely expand as users give Dave feedback.
Purge OSL Purge OSL "is a stay-open script application and droplet that checks any disk for the ObjectSupportLib system extension (OSL). Depending on whether the disk has System 7.x or Mac OS 8 installed, Purge OSL tells you whether OSL should … Read more
He also assured me that the report last time, which suggested that there may be a link between the ? problem and the L2 cache, was in error. He added that there was an L2 cache problem "with some of the early 5500's and 6500's shipping with 6400-style cache instead of the new … Read more
Visibility 1.0 lets you select invisible files or folders and make them visible. Simply launch the application, choose the file or folder and click on the show button(s). Especially useful if you used some other utility to make a file invisible and don't know how to find the vanished file to make it … Read more
Spell Catcher and AutoMenus conflict Norm Gilbert writes of a conflict between Spell Catcher 1.5.8 (Casady & Greene) and AutoMenus Pro Shareware PPC V3.2.2 (Night Light Software), confirmed by developers of both programs, although each developer suggests it is the … Read more
I received an unconfirmed report that Apple Tech Support told a user that the blinking question mark problem with the Power Mac 6500 was due to its L2 cache. This was unrelated to the L2 cache problem that affected System 7.5.5. However, this new report does not appear to be correct.
Happily, Richard Kunert has come up with what is at least a partial solution. He writes:
"In 1995, Symantec distributed a MacTools emergency disk with enablers for some new machines. They were able to distribute it on Info-Mac because you need MacTools … Read more