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WhatSize does report on invisible files.
I have friend with a G5 PowerMac with a 240 GB hard drive for whom I am trying to provide some tech support. The drive got totally full. I deleted 4 GB of files off of it so it is usable again but I can't figure out what is taking up all the space on the drive. I have used WhatSize on the drive and if you add up the size of all the folders at the root it doesn't come close to adding up to what the drive reports. I have run fsck in single user. I have run...
As to your first question, I am guessing that both machines are already on a wireless network, for internet access, no? You just need to figure out how to connect between the two. I'll let someone with more pc knowledge speak on how to set it up on the PC side but on the Mac side it is pretty simple. Preferences > Sharing > Services: [X] Widows Sharing turns on smb services [X] Remote Login turns on SSH services [X] FTP Access turns on FTP services etc. then on your...
Does your widget indicate fan speed? If not you might want to try hardwaremonitor which does (at least on my PowerMac G5). I think it is unlikely that any of your fans are completely non-functional as I believe a fryup would follow swiftly in such a case. Also, I believe that there's a preference (Energy Saver maybe) where you can toggle from better performance to better power conservation. Setting it to lower power mode should cool it off a little. I believe by...
Couple of thoughts: I have a PC and Mac that share a monitor. The monitor has DVI in which runs to the Mac and VGA in which connects to the PC. There's a button on the front of the monitor that allows me to switch back and forth. I run the keyboard through a USB switch. Result is that I can hit two buttons and switch back and forth between the two computers with only one monitor and one keyboard. If you don't have this type of monitor (or video card) then it won't...
Isn't MacOS 9 included on some MacOSX install CDs/DVDs? I seem to remember that it is. Also there's always ebay: http://computers.search.ebay.com/mac...acQ20osQ22Q209
Maybe it is overheating... Does it only freeze when you are taxing it? Here's a great utility to monitor heat: http://www.bresink.com/osx/HardwareMonitor.html Also, you should confirm that the card's fan is running.... Hope this helps.
I would think that the better way to do this would be to plug both the printer and the mac into a switch. Then let what ever is acting as a router for your Mac also be the router for your printer (your router is probably your cable modem, but you gave no details of the rest of your network so it's impossible to say). But to spare the expense of a new switch ($25 or so) you could use the network control panel to configure your second ethernet port with a static dummy ip...
If I had up to $500 to spend on this machine I'd do it as follows: Additional 1 Gig RAM: $130. http://dealnews.com/memory/prices/sy...M/2/512MB.html Processor upgrades are available (new, not ebay) for as little as $179. http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgr...=Show+Upgrades I'd do the OWC 1.5 Ghz for $259. Then a new 120GB hard drive for $60. http://dealmac.com/deals/Seagate-120...50/138394.html Total $449 give or take. Then save up for when...
Sound like your finder preferences got hosed: Try looking at the finder preferences: Finder > Preferences > Show these items on the desktop: [X] Hard Disks Toggling this setting may fix the problem. If not you may have to delete the corrupt Finder preference to force the system to create a new one. I'm pretty sure it's this one: ~User/Libary/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
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