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  1. Saw this project when I was looking for a software/hardware combo that would allow me to plug an Apple ][ Grappler Card into it and emulate a parallel port printer: http://www.retroprinter.com Seems like the project is dead/stalled. I wonder how hard it would be to do something similar with the RS422 port on my Mac 512k to allow me to print to a modern laser printer.
  2. Did Kensington ever make a trackball for the Mac 128k/512k/Plus? I much prefer trackballs to mice with my classic Macs and have a couple ADB models for use with my SE/30's and even use them with my PowerBook G3's. My understanding is that even though the mouse port looks like a DB9 serial port, it isn't. I wonder how hard it would be to convert the guts of a serial Expert Mouse to whatever protocol Apple used.
  3. Where is the author hosting the source code for the new version of macipgw? I'd like to compile and install it on a real machine.
  4. JAG

    Screensaver for a 128k?

    Is there a screensaver that will run on a 128k? Maybe as a desk accessory?
  5. I think I saw a tumbleweed just roll by....
  6. JAG

    512Ke Video Problem

    I'll give the hair dryer trick a shot... it worked for my PowerBook 100, though I haven't gotten around to recapping it yet. If I can't fix it, anyone have a spare 512K / 512Ke motherboard they'd like to sell? The prices on eBay are crazy (>$100)!!!
  7. JAG

    NIB AsanteTalk Ethernet/PhoneNet Bridge

    Are you referring to my recent thread: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18253&start=0 If so, I would so very welcome a loan of your AsanteTalk box!
  8. JAG

    512Ke Video Problem

    Nope. Nothing. I didn't think 128k / 512's suffered from capacitor problems.
  9. JAG

    512Ke Video Problem

    I picked up a sick 512Ke to rehabilitate and am stumped at what the problem is. There is no startup `bong` and there are thin horizontal lines over the entire screen. According to my handy copy of the Dead Mac Scrolls, that is a chip on the analog board gone bad or a programmers switch that is touching the board accidentally. Well, I don't have a programmers switch and when I swap out the analog board, I get the same symptoms, and the machine works just fine with a different (Mac Plus) logic board. So, the problem has to be the logic board, I think.... but beyond that, I'm not sure how to proceed from here. Here's a picture, BTW:
  10. Doesn't the Plus lack termination power, unlike to other compact Macs?
  11. I do have one theory that perhaps someone could weigh in on: 1) The AsanteTalk bridge is crap 2) The Apple StyleWriter localtalk-ethernet bridge won't work for generic localtalk devices 3) The Farallon iPrint was an iPrint SL model (there is also an iPrint LT, which implies there must be some difference between them?) So basically if I want to have a localtalk to ethernet bridge for connecting localtalk computers to a netatalk server, which bridge would be recommended?
  12. Looks like I'm using 2.1.2 and the weird thing is that it DID work once with my Asante box. I'm pretty sure it's a bridge problem and not a netatalk problem since I setup file sharing on my PowerBook G3 PDQ running 8.6 and still couldn't connect with my SE/30 (running 7.1) over localtalk via the bridge. Again everything was running through the Synoptics hub. Anyway, here's the output from my debian box: Package: netatalk Priority: extra Section: net Installed-Size: 3200 Maintainer: Jonas Smedegaard Architecture: i386 Version: 2.1.2-2 Depends: libc6 (>= 2.11), libcomerr2 (>= 1.01), libcrack2 (>= 2.8.12), libcups2 (>= 1.4.0), libdb4.8, libgcrypt11 (>= 1.4.2), libgnutls26 (>= 2.7.14-0), libgssapi-krb5-2 (>= 1.8+dfsg), libk5crypto3 (>= 1.6.dfsg.2), libkrb5-3 (>= 1.6.dfsg.2), libpam0g (>=, libwrap0 (>= 7.6-4~), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4), perl, netbase, libpam-modules Recommends: lsof, rc, db4.8-util, procps, cracklib-runtime, libpam-cracklib Suggests: texlive-base-bin, groff, quota, db4.2-util, db4.7-util Filename: pool/main/n/netatalk/netatalk_2.1.2-2_i386.deb Size: 1303826 MD5sum: 5436c5eda11df580dcfbcb9090813a28 SHA1: 0013ed55be82941a8983b86352aeac09be07896a SHA256: e33261bfd560d326ecffe0d64743f675a1ca955bc762969a734202a5ad9bfae8 Description: AppleTalk user binaries Netatalk is an implementation of the AppleTalk Protocol Suite for BSD-derived systems. The current release contains support for EtherTalk Phase I and II, DDP, RTMP, NBP, ZIP, AEP, ATP, PAP, ASP, and AFP.
  13. So I finally picked up a dirty unloved 128k Mac on eBay for $200 - a crazy price, but what the hell. Anway, turns out it has a Macs-a-Million upgrade installed which involves a bunch of soldering, Mac Plus ROM chips etc What would you do? Try and remove the upgrade and restore it to stock or keep it as-is? I'd need to find some 64k ROM's of course...
  14. I should mention that everthing was connected with a Synoptics 10B-T hub (not a switch) as I've read that these old devices have trouble negotiating connections with 100/1000B-T networks.
  15. I don't know why this isn't working, so I'm looking for some advice on where to start. I have a linux based netatalk server that runs perfectly well serving up files via ethernet, even to an old SE/30 with an Asante ethernet card. I'm trying to hook up a Mac Plus and SE to the netatalk server via a Localtalk to Ethernet adapter. Initially I tried an AsanteTalk and it worked once and then quit working. It still powers on, but no amount of fiddling with startup sequence etc get it to connect. I then bought an Apple Stylewriter Localtalk to Ethernet bridge on eBay and it also doesn't work (it looks like a Farallon iPrint, but is beige) I then bought a Farallon iPrint on eBay and it also fails to connect. So, two things occur to me: either my netatalk server isn't setup correctly (though it works flawlessly with devices via Ethernet and worked once with the Asante) or the bridges I'm using are flaky, though what are the chances that three of the them would all not work? Any suggestions?