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Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-25-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Quicktime 7 Pro key won't work

I've run into this before, and I just don't remember how I got around it.

I like Quicktime 7 Pro. I use it routinely on several machines. I just inherited a MacBook early2008 10.6.8, and I want...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Well, the memory has been checked using the Apple...

Well, the memory has been checked using the Apple diagnostic package. Unless it is flaky, it's not that. I have been suspicious of a power supply that, a few months ago, powered off and would not...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-19-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Mac restarts by itself

I've been having this problem for the past few months with a 10.1 iMac 10.6.8, The thing just up and restarts all by itself at bizarre times (usually in the middle of the night).

I have it set NOT...
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-06-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Not sure how you'd test anything if the machine...

Not sure how you'd test anything if the machine was powered off. The test being done was with Apple's very extensive system test software with the system powered on. That system test resides on an...
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-05-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Doug Lassiter
That makes sense. Yes, it certainly didn't need...

That makes sense. Yes, it certainly didn't need to rest five days. It might have been ready to restart after a few hours.

I hung out with the repair guy for an hour while he was doing system...
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-05-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Doug Lassiter
iMac 21.5 inch, late 2009

iMac 21.5 inch, late 2009
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-05-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Yeah, I'm happy, because when I brought it in, I...

Yeah, I'm happy, because when I brought it in, I was told that I was looking at a $300 fix (power supply replacement) or $600 fix (logic board replacement).

But that cost me five days of backlog...
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-05-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Doug Lassiter
That still doesn't make a lot of sense, because...

That still doesn't make a lot of sense, because it took an hour for me to get the machine to the shop where, when plugged in again, it still didn't work. So the power cord had been unplugged a lot...
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-04-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Hmm. Well, the iMac was replugged in when I first...

Hmm. Well, the iMac was replugged in when I first took it to the shop, and it didn't work then. So if plugging it in did some kind of reset, it needed to get plugged in twice to make the reset happen.
Forum: Apple Desktops 06-04-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By Doug Lassiter
power failure, and then recovery after rest?

OK, here's a weird one. I was playing with my iMac (10.6.8) and put it to sleep manually. Then I tried to wake it and it wouldn't wake. Huh? So I pressed the power button on the back to restart it....
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-17-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Well, if I sudo Admin, I'm not a general user...

Well, if I sudo Admin, I'm not a general user anymore, but hey ...

So let me get this straight. Snow Leopard allows "last" to be used by the general user, but Mountain Lion does not. That kinda...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-17-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Doug Lassiter
So "last" works for me as Administrator. But not...

So "last" works for me as Administrator. But not for a generic user. Geez, it could have just told me that ...

Not completely sure where it gets the info, but it's all there. Probably...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-17-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Doug Lassiter
OK, now I'm really confused. Doing some research,...

OK, now I'm really confused. Doing some research, I see it noted that Apple abandoned wtmp long ago (some say 10.4), so that file is usually now found to be empty in modern OSs. The user logs are now...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-17-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Doug Lassiter
So where do I go from here? Not sure what you...

So where do I go from here? Not sure what you mean by "switches". "last t" isn't a command.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-16-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Result of w is joe console - ...

Result of w is

joe console - 25Feb15 18days -
joe s000 - 14:56 - w
alec s001 ...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 03-12-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Doug Lassiter
"last" doesn't work

Mac 10.8.5. Unix "last" is supposed to show recent logins by users. When I do "last" on this system, I just get ...

wtmp begins Thu Mar 12 21:30

... and that's it.

Where the date and time is...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-11-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Yes, that's a fair statement. I'm now running...

Yes, that's a fair statement. I'm now running 10.6, which Apple says needs at least 1GB. When I look at the Activity Monitor, with just a browser open and running, the memory activity is bouncing...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-09-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Thanks. Yes, the 1+2GB was a hypothetical. In...

Thanks. Yes, the 1+2GB was a hypothetical. In fact, right now it's got 0.5+0.5, which is really pretty weak. 2+2 seems like the right way to go.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-09-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Doug Lassiter
Macbook 4.1 memory upgrade?

Two memory slots. Do both slots have to have identical SO-DIMMs? Or can I get 3GB total by putting a 1GB in one and a 2GB in the other slot?
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-21-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Doug Lassiter
And apparently asking here won't either.

And apparently asking here won't either.
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-20-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Doug Lassiter
1password sounds nice, but fifty bucks? Really?...

1password sounds nice, but fifty bucks? Really? Geez. I don't need the extra utility for $50, I'd just like a secure compact place. A protected disk image is free, wonderfully secure, just not all...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-19-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Doug Lassiter
secure disk image, big minimum volume size

I'd like to make a secure disk image that I can keep passwords in. Disk Utility does that nicely, BUT the minimum volume size is 10.5MB. Why is that? I want to keep a few hundred K of material...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-12-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,268
Posted By Doug Lassiter
I would note that upgrading past 10.6 makes all...

I would note that upgrading past 10.6 makes all earlier versions of pricey Adobe software (Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, etc.) non-compliant. I use those applications, and I see nothing past 10.6 that...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 02-12-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Doug Lassiter
wtmp log rotation??

I'm using 10.6.8. When I do "last" to mine wtmp to see who logged on when, I see something like "wtmp begins Thu Feb 12 11:45", which is fine, except that's what time it is right now. So it's as if...
Forum: Apple Desktops 12-24-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Doug Lassiter
That's a good idea. Unfortunately, my optical...

That's a good idea. Unfortunately, my optical drive is on the blink. I have to get myself a spare external. Now, I have no trouble getting DVD/CD files, because I'm on a large network, but the AHT on...
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