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Powermac G4 Quicksilver 2001

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Hi everyone,

 

I am hving a little problem with my Quicksilver machine, wonder if you can help.

 

I purchased have a 2001 QS machine.

 

I would like to run Mac OS 9 on this machine. I have installed Mac OS 9 sucsussfully from a 9.2.1 retail cd (I dont have the original disks).

 

The only problem I have is sound i.e. there is none. No i/o options(other than CD) or speakers are detected in the Sound Control Panel. The boot chime is audiable. Sound works fine in OS X.

 

I have disabled / enabled extensions and reset the pram.

 

Are there and special drivers /system files required for this machine? Any other ideas?

 

 

Thanks in advance!

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Mac OS 9.2.1 should have all the required drivers/extensions needed to make sound work on that QS 2001. Have you checked to make sure that the sound wasn't muted? If that checks out okay, then I would try reinstalling OS 9.2.1. Chances are. something may have gotten fouled up during the installation process.

 

Also, under 9.2.1, check and see if there are any software updates. To do this, go into the Apple Menu (top left corner) > Control Panels > Software Update. Initiate a search for any updates and download them all. Apple did release a handful of Power Mac G4 Firmware Updates and I think one of them had a fix regarding sound (it's all kinda fuzzy for me at the moment; maybe someone here can confirm this). Follow the instructions to install the Firmware Update(s) and you'll be in business.

 

Give it a try and let the troops know of the progress.

 

73s de Phreakout. b-)

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Mac OS 9.2.1 should have all the required drivers/extensions needed to make sound work on that QS 2001. Have you checked to make sure that the sound wasn't muted? If that checks out okay, then I would try reinstalling OS 9.2.1. Chances are. something may have gotten fouled up during the installation process.

 

Also, under 9.2.1, check and see if there are any software updates. To do this, go into the Apple Menu (top left corner) > Control Panels > Software Update. Initiate a search for any updates and download them all. Apple did release a handful of Power Mac G4 Firmware Updates and I think one of them had a fix regarding sound (it's all kinda fuzzy for me at the moment; maybe someone here can confirm this). Follow the instructions to install the Firmware Update(s) and you'll be in business.

 

Give it a try and let the troops know of the progress.

 

73s de Phreakout. b-)

 

Hi, Thanks for the reply.

 

I should have mentioned that I have a Sonnet Encore 1.8GHZ upgrade installed. I don't have the original CPU

 

I have tried reinstalling the the OS as suggested but without luck. I think that the Sonnet CPU/Firmware may be screwing with the OS 9 installer.

 

Does anybody know if the Powermac will run with the Sonnet CPU installed with no Sonnet firmware applied?

 

Thanks

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It'll run fine, but I think OS 9.x might throw a fit. Depending on what the firmware extension does for the Sonnet card (i.e., give details about card info, serial number, crucial software for compatibility, etc.), I can only guess what could happen. For example, I've run a Sonnet Crescendo G3/500Mhz card on my Power Mac 7500 for years with no Sonnet software and had no issues. But bear in mind this is a totally different model than what you are dealing with.

 

I still think you have some crucial software extensions, firmware upgrades, etc., that are missing for this to work properly.

 

73s de Phreakout. 8-)

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I had a friend who had the same system and a similar problem - namely that no matter what version of OS 9.2x he tried from various torrents, it wouldn't boot up off the CD. After much searching around, he discovered you have to install Classic from within OS X, and then you can select the this OS to boot off natively.

 

Also make sure your graphics card is supported under Classic OS.

 

JB

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I had a friend who had the same system and a similar problem - namely that no matter what version of OS 9.2x he tried from various torrents, it wouldn't boot up off the CD. After much searching around, he discovered you have to install Classic from within OS X, and then you can select the this OS to boot off natively.

 

Also make sure your graphics card is supported under Classic OS.

 

JB

 

Except classic support is about as accommodating as an embedded OS. It works, but not for everything.

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