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  1. Cory5412

    KVMs

    Unfortunately, these kind of issues haven't ever been particularly well solved on the Mac. The Sophisticated Circuits products were pretty much the best Mac server administrators had until the XServe, which added a serial port and if I'm remembering correctly, a Mac-only out-of-band hardware management tool, which you needed a desktop OSX mac to manage, and which would be a bad idea to run on a production Internet-connected network today. (But, it would be fine on a management vlan that was properly separated.) My understanding is that most rack-level remote management tools evaporated starting around 15-20 years ago when PC OEMs started adding out-of-band and lights-out management hardware directly to server motherboards. At this point, even ultra-low-end PC servers have this built in, or available as an upgrade. My solution to this, with VTools (because I looked at the sophisticated circuits thread and I can't swing what's being asked for the USB-based restart dongle at the moment) is to leave the machine in a place where I can hit the reset button on it on a regular basis. I'm also trying to suss out a reasonable schedule to just reboot it as a preventative maintenance effort, although last time I went to go do that, it hard-locked when trying to end processes, after only a week of uptime.
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    Lamp built from an AirPort

    split into separate topic
  3. My recommendation would be to get another AAUI adapter. In my experience, these are fairly reliable, so hopefully you just happened to get a bad one, and you won't have any more go bad in this way. Basically, for all the reasons you say, which I agree with, and a couple others: Cheaper than a NuBus card Save your slots in case something interesting comes up later No need to deal with drivers Curious as to what adapter you got? I've had a couple different kinds, and haven't seen problems, but I haven't had all of the different kinds and of course with anything random failures can occur, even with a product sitting in packaging for 30 years. (Trag is being extremely online today and posted while I was writing this, but if you're up for it, splicing should also work.)
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    FUN CHALLENGE: 2006 iMac in 2019

    The CPU aspect is definitely Interesting(TM) but remembering that even the slowest available intel iMacs/MacBooks and MacBook Pros (the minis did ship with some slower chips) meet the performance of some brand new machines is important. I suspect the more interesting part of this challenge is managing the fact that 10.6 has solidly moved into retirement, in terms of being realistically productive. Fewer web sites work on it, No mainstream current browsers have support for it, and support for connecting to services like Dropbox, Office 365, and Google Drive is ending. If you wanted to use this hardware productively as an average day-to-day home or office computer, Windows 10 or Linux would be the way to do it. If you wanted to have "the vintage 10.6 experience" (which is kind of what it is now) then you could, but security would be Of Concern. You'd want it behind a good firewall/NAT, perhaps ideally on a VLAN which disallowed Internet access entirely. You might also set up such a machine for tasks like file conversion or working with projects in older applications. The security issues are enough that I would consider/recommend not trying to daily a 10.6 machine online even if you don't need "fancy" web sites, web/Internet-connected services are rapidly dropping support for this 10-year-old version of the OS. Even though things like the Office file formats are mostly unchanged from 2010/2011 (from 2007/2008, really) to now, there are huge quality of life updates in the newest versions, and of course iWork has moved to an entirely new set of file formats. It would be tough to daily 10.6 in the same way it was kind of tough to still be using system 7 or a 68k back in the early 2000s. Enough stuff still worked that people insisted on doing it, but that was changing very fast. To add: If you have ever used Mac OS X, literally ever, then mostly it won't be that exciting. OS X has had relatively stable design and user experience over the years. The main thing that changes is the trim color(s) and the desktop background. I'm interested in hearing other thoughts on this. I don't think these machines are strictly speaking useless but I do believe that time has largely passed these machines by as primary daily driving computers. I love taking my Mac Pro 1,1 or my Mac mini 1,1 or 1,2 out for a spin on the weekend (to upload files to vtools) but the hardware and the software from this era aren't particularly practical any more, not to mention (yes, again) the possible security implications.
  5. Location is a big factor in the US. If you're in or within the general orbit of a big tech-heavy city or region, then you're likely to run across a lot of stuff frequently. If you're not, then $75 for a stock 6360 doesn't seem that unreasonable. The "desirable" Macs have been able to fetch a couple hundred bucks for a couple years at least, so I don't see $75 as being unreasonable for something "ho-hum, but unique and not widely appreciated." So, if you want one for the purpose of having a 6360, then I'd say go for it. If you've got the $75 laying around. They're unlikely to get much cheaper. Granted, if you're in, say, San Francisco or Seattle or even Portland or LA, I understand that the feeling is likely that there's a giant pile of them somewhere you just haven't found where it'll be in the $0-5 range, so at that point the question is whether or not you want to spend $75 on it, and not whether you want it at all. (Although as the years progress, each time "this is the last one you'll see like this!' has a higher possibility of actually being even a little bit true.) Just casually, eBay in the US appears to have three 6360s on it right now: - A complete kit with a multi-scan 15av for $399 - Two more, one for $165 and one for $199, in close to stock configuration with no accessories I know i say this in every single "should I?" thread, but: If you want it, and you think $75 is a price where you wouldn't regret it, do it. You found one at half what the next least expensive option for this machine is, nationally. If yours includes anything or is specifically known to be working, then you're already ahead of where most of what's on eBay is. I understand, though, that it's tough, because you already have other machines that need your functional needs - it sounds like this might primarily be an aesthetic/completionist collection item. (Which I understand entirely: I want one too, even though I also have other machines.)
  6. Even with the original 160MHz 603e chip, this machine should perform "fine" - it won't set anything on fire, but it was a fairly budget-oriented machine even when it was new. I'd say to go for it! There are a handfull of really interesting upgrades for it (tv/fm/video kits, avid media card), and there's enough room for one or two basic upgrades (pci ethernet or commslot ethernet plus pci usb) if you'd prefer something more generic or easier to use with modern files.
  7. Thank you for clarifying. It seems like the tabbed folders might be under the same restriction everything else on the system is: They aren't rendered when they aren't visible and Classic Mac OS is bad at catching up with that quickly. The graphics acceleration extensions help a little bit, but I doubt you're going to see this speed up much under any newer graphics card. Unfortunately: I don't think it'll get much better. Balancing the i/o between the two controllers makes perfect sense, although I'll admit the fact that we just straight-up know what order is best is hilarious to me, in the sense that.... it just strikes me that there's such a standardized set of upgrades for the 6-slot PowerMacs, and that those upgrades are largely optimized to making them usable at what people wanted to do in the early 2000s, including OS X upgrades.
  8. Cory5412

    Trying to do 8.5 clean install in 1400cs

    Hm! I'm around 95% sure my images are good. One thought: Do the minimum possible install and see if it makes any difference, and then once you're booted into your install, do additional installs with components you want (OpenTransport, browsers, printing, macintalk, whatever.) As a side-bonus, installing the minimum set up front will make it easier to clean things out to minimize the systems' RAM use. With all that in mind, I'm kind of floating back to the possibility that the disk is at fault. One more possible thought: If you have a PCMCIA to CF adapter, what happens if you try to do the installation to that media? If that works you can just copy the resulting files from the PCMCIA/CF disk to your regular hard disk. If you get an error then then you know the hard disk probably does need to be replaced, or at least formatted such that bad sectors are marked. (Disclaimer: My own 1400 has the 12x CD drive and already has a newer 30GB hard disk in it.) Third thought: Do you have an external SCSI CD drive and the appropriate wiring? Maybe give booting and installing from that a shot just for fun, if so.
  9. Cory5412

    Trying to do 8.5 clean install in 1400cs

    A message that says "error reading installation tome" probably means that there was an error reading the installation tome, which means either a bad burn or the file was corrupted or a bad read on the other end of whenever that particular file was made. Just for fun, try using Disk Utility on a modern Mac or a program like infrarecorder on a Windows machine to burn one of the images here: http://personal.stenoweb.net/oldmac/ In my experience, the images on Mac Garden are routinely broken, and are, in my experience, captured in a way that makes them notoriously difficult to get usable burns out of. (I'm having this problem with the 2003 eMac 9.2.2 installation CD from MacGarden.) The 1400 7.6.1, iMac 8.1, retail 8.0, or retail 8.5 images should all work on any 1400. Replacing the disk in a 1400 can't hurt either, but if the hard disk were bad, you'd have gotten a write (installed files to the hard disk) error, not a read (files from the install CD) error.
  10. After having sent you a message, I can now see that you've been dealing with this for a while now. I wasn't aware of the activity log beforehand.

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  11. Worth noting: OP has been banned for ban evasion.
  12. Cory5412

    1.5 GHz G4 Mac Mini and OS9

    OP was banned approximately a week ago for ban evasion.
  13. It's been a busy morning. I hid the other thread. I don't want the potential that someone will download a file for their modern computer that could be malicious. I'm less worried about someone posting a link and at this point about posting old software that Apple clearly isn't interested in taking any legal action about (see GS/OS 6.0.3+) and more about someone 'brand new' posting such a link.
  14. Curious about the tabbed folders, and I should really pull out one of my Macs and poke at this on my own. When you say scrolling, do you mean once you open the tabbed folder, and start scrolling the contents, or do you mean the actual act of popping open the tab? And, are you talking about opening the tabbed folder once you are already in Finder, or switching to Finder from another application? In general, scrolling can be smooth and I believe that's something that was added in 8 or 9 somewhere along the way, but they never fixed the other issues with switching between applications. If scrolling is smooth using the stock video card, that's generally as much as you can ask for until you start wanting games, perhaps Photoshop or OS X.
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    Setting up email, ie4.01, msm, se/30

    For now, yes. Once I get to the next phase of vtools, there will be a vintage-compatible email server around.
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