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  1. l008com

    DIP switch settings for Mac to VGA adapter

    Ok now it's back, as an embedded broken link that is clickable to a real link. I did try the 1152x870 setting on my adapter, it gave me a picture that was bigger than my screen with the edges cropped off. I guess 1024x768 it is.
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    DIP switch settings for Mac to VGA adapter

    I see no link in your post now either.
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    DIP switch settings for Mac to VGA adapter

    Attachment no workey
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    DIP switch settings for Mac to VGA adapter

    I recently upgraded my "extra" monitor from a 15" to a 19". The 15" had a resolution of 1024x768 which used mode 1,2,6,7 on my adapter, and all was well. The new display works at that resolution but of course is blocky and horrible. It's native resolution is 1280x1024, but I have not seen that resolution listed on any dip switch chart for any DB15 to VGA adapter, not just on this thread but anywhere. Does that mean it's just not an option? it would be nice to have that native res working in OS8
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    Rusty on my SCSI Etiquette.

    How rude of me, to not include a photo in my last post!!
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    Rusty on my SCSI Etiquette.

    Ok so first I tried connecting the external drive to my USB adapter. Played around with that, got nowhere. Then I tried connecting the external SCSI drive, via SCSI, to my old powermac. Played with that for a while, got nowhere. Then I gutted the external drive, took the drive out, and hooked it up to my powermac's internal SCSI bus, putting an OEM apple drive after it on the chain. All OEM apple SCSI drives terminate (as far as I know). Then I started thinking, this probably won't work because they're both going to try to be ID 0. But before I could think about my solutions to that, it worked! It booted up, and the drive I wanted to use showed up, the other drive that I was only using to terminate, did not. So I copied the whole contents of the drive (A whopping 150 MB) and everything seems good. I should probably buy a pair of terminators so this will go smoother in the future. But there probably will not be a future, this is probably the last one ever. So.... *shrug*
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    Rusty on my SCSI Etiquette.

    I figured I needed one. But that begs the question, how did it work for the customer without one? There are no termination "switches" on the back of this drive, but there is an ID switch that lets me pick from 1 to 6.
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    Rusty on my SCSI Etiquette.

    It's been a while since I've worked much with SCSI. I've got an external hard drive here with a bunch of files I need to copy off of it. I'm trying the easiest way first, using my old SCSI USB adapter and trying to copy them right off, to a modern Mac. But alas, no joy. This is how this USB SCSI adapter always is. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't work. Sometimes it works but you have to let it sit plugged in for 15 minutes, until suddenly the SCSI drive will show up. First some basics. I know the top and bottom ports are for chaining, but does it matter which is which? Does one have to be "towards" the host, and not the other? Second, with a setup like this, is an external SCSI terminator needed? I would assume yes, but the customer told me he recently attached this thing to his old PowerBook with just one cable, and no terminator, and it worked great. As you can see, I do have an old PowerMac nearby, and I do have cables to connect to IT instead of my USB adapter. That will be what I try next....
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    New 1400 Battery?

    Is there a source for new batteries for these old machine? If not, is there potentially a place where you can get custom batteries made? I know my friends have gotten custom batteries made in the past for various things. And it wasn't prohibitively expensive. But that said, this half memory could be entirely wrong.
  10. That page is really a lot more popular than I ever thought it would be. Now that it's on its own subdomain, it should be a piece of cake to run it forever... or at least until the very last beige Mac on earth dies.
  11. Greetings all! To all the users of my Vintage Software Library, please note the URL has changed to: http://obsolete.macfixer.com/vintage-software/ This will let me implement SSL on my main site without killing the vintage software library for old browsers. If it's possssssible for you to edit your posts, could ya? The old link redirects now, but one SSL is up and running, old browsers loading the old URL will fail spectacularly.
  12. Uh yeah, I am. www.whatsmyip.org is me too
  13. I actually remember that control panel. But isn't the ability to sync time over the internet built in to OS 8?
  14. Don't forget, http://www.whatsmyip.org also works for super old browsers, as long as they have virtual host support. So Netscape 2+ I believe. It does redirect old browsers to a different subdomain, but that redirect happens at the header level, meaning it's seamless even for old browsers. Thus I'd rather you add the full, proper domain, not the one you get redirected to. Know what I'm saying? Also @mraroid, if you know of any good additions to the vintage software library, feel free to suggest them. I'm not going to add everything that's ever existed (like macintosh garden), but there's always one more "basic" piece of software you wish you could get your hands on!
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    The $60 Intel iMac

    You always want to run the latest of the generation you're on. In other words, you should definitely go to 10.6.8 now if you are on 10.6.0. It's not going to use any more RAM but it sill have lots of bug fixes and potential performance improvements.