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SetDate CDEV and Clones = shenanigans

Crutch

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In other news, I just successfully got my version of SetDate to crash with a bus error! I failed to correctly dig in though and now can’t replicate it ...

 
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jessenator

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Okay, one more stupid thing I tried… that seems to have worked in 7.5.3:

  1. Zapped the PRAM several times (my clock was still set… weird)
  2. I disabled MacsBug
  3. Set the clock to 24 hr in Date & Time panel
  4. I saw an option in the Memory panel "Modern Memory Manager" and turned it to off (I'd forgotten that existed… thought, 'why not?')
  5. Rebooted, opened SetDate: set the time first, no crash. Set the date???!?!?!?! NO CRASH.


Well, on the StarMax 5000/225 I got SetDate to work (under 7.5.3) by simply doing steps 2–4—no disabled extensions (I did disable MacsBug…). It also appears the preferences on the clock within Date & Time, generally, were saved having moved the startup disk from Mac to Mac: so 24-hr, show century… Not going to jinx it by switching back to a 12 hr clock…

Not sure about a workaround in 7.6.1 though… I don't recall if the Memory panel has that option to disable it or not.

 
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jessenator

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Installed 7.6 (as an upgrade) and 7.6.1 update over the original 7.5.3 install and all seems working. Also, strangely, it somehow set my clock to a 12-hr, yet still retaining the correct date.

So I got that going for me, which is nice. I don't know what will happen when it comes time for a new battery :/  Maybe I'll have lost my love for 7.x  :tongue:

 

jessenator

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I'll update this with the post that was lost.

As an alternative to SetDate, there's a 2020 Patch: a simple system extension that allows you to set the date with the Date & Time control panel!

Works with every Mac and clone I have. No troubles.
 
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