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    FPU, software, and a Classic II

    It is kind of you to look into this. Verdana is a standard part of later OS installations, certainly from 8.6-ish. But I don’t think anything would be font specific. What you are seeing appears to confirm that there is as little use made of the 68882 by the System software as by most...
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    FPU, software, and a Classic II

    Thanks for this. 10% is not to be sniffed at in a marginal system, I suppose. Was the Times a TrueType font?
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    G4 cube fully supported Linux ?

    Ah, but he’s talking about installing Linux, not windows!;)
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    FPU, software, and a Classic II

    You are a gentleman, sir!
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    Should I get a Rominator II?

    Here is one of several threads that I have had going about my two SE/30s over the past few years. Perhaps you will find it helpful. https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/marginal-power-supplies-what-are-the-symptoms.34680/
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    Should I get a Rominator II?

    The only thing to watch is that your 1mb simms need to be in Bank B in that configuration. I don’t think there is any other conflict possible between lower and higher capacity simms (though the number of chips on the two sets could be a factor, I suppose). If that Bank A and B question is...
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    Should I get a Rominator II?

    All I can say is that it worked here at this end. In your case, testing with, say, 8x1mb replacement simms might be the easiest way to find out. 1mb simms should be cheap, and were the machine to work fine, then you have your problem isolated. The other thing, of course, is to be sure your scsi...
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    Should I get a Rominator II?

    Could be a RAM issue. E.g., my SE/30 had trouble with lockups, and I just couldn’t get to the bottom of it. After endless fussing, and with me on the point of abandoning the machine as a lost cause, an experienced member on here advised me to change the RAM (there was a thread about it, but of...
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    FPU, software, and a Classic II

    The Classic II was in a way my entrance point to Apple products, so I have a real soft spot for it. It is sort of gratifying to see how much the darned thing is able to do, despite its limitations, and after all these years. The thread I found after posting and that I pointed to above interests...
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    FPU, software, and a Classic II

    Just found this via google: https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/68882-coprocessor-useful-in-cc.4544/
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    FPU, software, and a Classic II

    I’ve been sitting on the fence as to whether to order an FPU card for my Classic II. I suppose my question is whether any software actually usable on a Classic II makes use of an FPU. Is there a list somewhere handy (old magazines, whatever) of FPU-aware 68k software that would help me settle...
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    Can this 575 logic board be saved?

    It might be worth observing that if it happens to be installed in a Color Classic, like many 575 boards tend to be, it won’t boot to a screen without further work.
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    Sorbet Leopard Install Problems

    Sorry, I didn’t see this until just now. I copied the image file to a usb stick on an intel iMac. On the PowerBook, contrary to the instructions, I didn’t create a new partition (couldn’t see the point in my case) but simply installed on my existing single partition drive via restore in Disk...
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    Entry to Programming

    What about Hypercard and HyperTalk as a first step?
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    Centris or Quadra 650

    That’s interesting. I had/ still have a Q650 as well, but didn’t know this. I think it’s a great machine for its time.
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