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Update 10.1.5 delivers enhancements which improve the reliability of Mac OS X applications, delivers improved networking, security, support for PC Card serial communication devices, and expanded peripheral device support. Specific improvements include:

Peripheral Device Support:
Expanded support for new Canon digital cameras.
Improved support for Nikon FireWire cameras.
Expanded support for SmartDisk, EZQuest, and LaCie disc recording devices.
Improved support for MO drives.

Application Improvements:
Increased stability of Mail and Sherlock.
Emails are properly retained when rebuilding the Draft mailbox.
Support for 2D and QuickTime hardware acceleration for Rage Pro.
Updated Carbon applications can use Quartz anti-aliasing technology for high quality text display.

Networking and Security Improvements:
Improves networking via AFP when accessing multi-level directories on Windows NT file servers.
Significant improvement to file searching on local and remote volumes.
Includes a generic PC Card driver to support a variety of PC Card modems.
Mail accounts go offline to indicate that SSL encryption settings are not supported by mail server.
Includes the Security Update April 2002.

WebDAV Improvements:
More efficient iDisk mounting and file navigation.
Added support for connecting to iDisk using default DNS settings of AirPort.
Support for mounting a WebDAV volume from a non-standard http port.

Asian Language Improvements:
Significant updates to the Korean Input Method, especially important when using AppleWorks.
Internet Connect and AirPort applications updated with Chinese and Korean localized content.
post #2 of 89
[quote]Originally posted by Spart:
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Support for 2D and QuickTime hardware acceleration for Rage Pro.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Amazing what lawyers can do these days.
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Anyone else having trouble connecting to Apple? Neither my software updater nor any of my browsers seem to be able to make a connection to appl.com - even though I can go to other sites without problems.
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[quote]Originally posted by Moogs:
<strong>Neither my software updater nor any of my browsers seem to be able to make a connection to appl.com</strong><hr></blockquote>Ha ha! Looks like I got it just before the crowds flooded in. Heh.
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I also got it no problem. Question though - what does OS X do when it's optimizing and why does it take so long?
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post #7 of 89
And I got in just after the crowds!
post #8 of 89
BEWARE!!! :o :o

I just had 5, yes five, kernel panics on successive attempts to reboot. I was about to boot into my 10.2 disk when it 10.1.5 *finally* booted up properly.

I still suspect there may be something wrong and will perform some tests momentarily.

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[quote]Originally posted by gobble gobble:
<strong>what does OS X do when it's optimizing and why does it take so long?</strong><hr></blockquote>Simple. It's updating the prebinding on *all* applications. Basically, it isn't necessary, but it does make apps load slightly faster.
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grrrr....still nothing from software updater. There's no point to re-booting or re-connecting if other web pages load, emails download, etc is there? Reconnecting doesn't somehow "reset" the Software Update panel - does it?
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post #11 of 89
Software update worked fine for me.
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Have any rev c/d imac owners tried the update yet?
I'm in the process of installing on my rev. D but i'm also using itunes and exporting an mp4 movie...so it may be a while

Will we get a significant performance gain? I sure hope so.
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That's odd. I've had the 10.1.5 update for a long time. I checked it and it's the offical update. I got the update about maybe a week 1/2 after the introduction of the Xserve.

Very ODD
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[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
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Now all we need is an Appleworks updater for all the cheap bastards like me
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post #15 of 89
Cool beans. Thanks for letting us know.
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[quote]Originally posted by Master:
<strong>I've had the 10.1.5 update for a long time. I checked it and it's the offical update.</strong><hr></blockquote>What build number is yours? The "official" 10.1.5 is 5S60.

I suppose I should follow up on my last post about the panics. I'm had three more, each when trying to reboot. It happens almost immediately after I get to the "happy Mac" screen and when attempting single-user mode, it panics before the first full page of text has even loaded. I can not find a common thread here because it will happen for, say, three boots and then it'll just magically work on the fourth.



My Mac is mostly a stock config with added RAM, an extra hard drive, an old ATI XCLAIM VR128 card, and an external SCSI CD-RW.

Dual 500 MHz G4
832 MB RAM (64 + 256 + 512)
OEM SCSI PCI card
OEM AGP ATI Radeon
ATI XCLAIM VR128 (not currently in use)
60 GB IDE hard drive
36 GB SCSI hard drive
external Yamaha 6416S CD-R/RW

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I have copied down the backtrace and am about to send it off to Apple.

[ 06-04-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
post #17 of 89
I STILL can't even go to Apple's web site. WTF?!

I can understand why software update would be non-responsive but why Apple's site? Wouldn't the FTP servers be different than those that serve up the main pages?
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post #18 of 89
Updated with no problem.
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post #19 of 89
Well, Starfleet X, until I hear about a fix/cause for this, I'm not installing 10.1.5. Thank you, a lot, for letting us know there could be problems. At least it didn't delete any partitions
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post #20 of 89
Uh. oh. I smell a 10.1.6 coming out in a few days.
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[quote]Originally posted by Cosmo:
<strong>Have any rev c/d imac owners tried the update yet?
I'm in the process of installing on my rev. D but i'm also using itunes and exporting an mp4 movie...so it may be a while

Will we get a significant performance gain? I sure hope so.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Nothing major that I've noticed so far, though I haven't had the chance to play a movie or anything. Will report back later. (I have a Rev. B, but it has the Rage Pro.)
post #22 of 89
Much snappier on my sawtooth!

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post #23 of 89
what are your specs?
post #24 of 89
No problems at all via Software Updater, and definitely snappier, especially web browsing with IE

TiBook 667 with 768 MB
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post #25 of 89
Remember, folks, whenever you read a description involving the term "Snappier", take it with a grain of salt. For most people, it's a placebo effect and it no more quantitative than saying, "Gosh, the grass sure is greener today!"



Of course, I'd guess that for people with Rage PRo graphics chips that finally got acceleration, it actually could be... err... snappier.
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Working perfectly here. Snappier, too.
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post #28 of 89
For PowerBook owners, there (finally) is an option to reduce processor performance in the Energy Saver preferences, under Options.

Cool.
post #29 of 89
[quote]Originally posted by AirSluf:
<strong>Starfleet, I suspect some disk corruption in a boot-up file, but at least not on one in the boot sectors.</strong><hr></blockquote>Well, I've run Disk Utility off both the 10.1 and 10.2 CDs. I've also run Disk Warrior. Still, I panic randomly upon startup. I've got Norton 7.0 here, but all my past experiences have been that Norton *causes* more trouble than he fixes. I may run it anyway.

About the "judicious unplugging" -- that's my next step. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #30 of 89
I have a lombard powerbook and I installed the 10.1.5 update, but my quicktime movies still lose the same number of frames as before. Has anyone else experienced this?
post #31 of 89
Updated and running with no untoward drama. Also installed the QT 6 update while I was at it.
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post #32 of 89
Well, I just got back from running Norton. He claimed to find "major" damage and repair it -- funny how he always finds something wrong after all the other utilities have fixed the disk. I lot of help that did, though, as I got two more kernel panics before I could properly boot up.

<img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

There are reports of something called power delete that KPs the system at the progress bar. I don't have that, plus I don't get as far as the progress bar. My Mac KPs literally within a second after the spinning disc cursor appears at the top left of the Happy Mac screen. I've done some searching and it would appear that I' mnot the only one with this problem.

Well, I'm off to start unplugging some shit to see it I can circumvent the panic. FYI, the backtrace has no mention of any specific hardware or drivers -- just memory addresses.

*shrug* <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

[ 06-05-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
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Starfleet: I have the ultimate solution for you:

1. Uninstall Norton
2. Run Drive X Diagnostics - repair where needed
3. Throw Norton box / CD into your trash basket
4. Wait for Micromat to release the next update (not upgrade) for Drive 10, which will include a native disk defragmentor.
5. Thank me later.

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post #35 of 89
I paid for Drive 10. I wish I hadn't bothered. It doesn't do much at all.

I suspect StarfleetX's problem is uncommon and a result of lots tinkering with his install...I used to get all sorts of weird problems before I decided to leave certain things alone, not matter how much I wanted to change them or update them.

For example, I'm sick of these 10.1.x updates downgrading my installs of Apache and OpenSSH. I just bumped OpenSSH back up to 3.2.2p1, but have decided to leave Apache at 1.3.23 instead of 1.3.24.

And don't create a folder called CoreServices in /Library...
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post #36 of 89
I haven't noticed any instant improvements, but the install worked fine.
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post #37 of 89
Starfleet, I have seen at least two other users with Kernell panics occurring at different times... both were on Dual G4 450s (same line as yours) I have one myself and am waiting to update because of what you have all told me about the KPs. Interesting that it seems to only affect that particular line of PMs.

AirSluf, you say that you've got a PM from the same line (DP 450/500 aka GigE release)?? Please tell... it would be the first one that I've heard of working correctly from that release.
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post #38 of 89
I can't for the life of me prove it, and it could probably be aliens effecting my brain over night, but the Finder got more AA on its fonts or some such differences. MY eyes are ajusted now so it looks the same, but on the momment of that reboot, My desktop looked a lot more "smoother" I remembered seeing a big difference since my desktop was a mess, which it still is.

On another note, carbon apps can use quartz to more degrees now, as stated in Office X10.10. Now it looks nice and smooth with all the other cocca apps.

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post #39 of 89
OmniWeb seems to be scrolling much faster now.

I do not see any new options under Energy Saver though. I am on a pismo.

I think apple might be using an improved anti-aliasing algorithm now. Things seem somewhat smoother now than they were before, and I'd imagine it was also optimized when they re-did it, *if* they really did and I'm not just making wild guesses.
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post #40 of 89
No problems installing this on a Pismo 500. iDisk mounts much faster and is on the verge of becoming snappy. Actually seems usable now. Kudo's to the engineers at Apple.
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