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  1. Misawa

    NAS and offsite backup

    I'm not sure if that is what happened, but now I can see it. The NAS shows up multiple ways in the finder. It shows as a Windows server - I disabled that. An AFP server and an SMB server. I connected through AFP today and it showed up in the back up source list. So I think this is going to work. Thanks for the suggestion - it made me go try again and at least something worked.
  2. I just bought a Lacie 2big Gigabit ethernet NAS hardrive for my architecture office and we are using it for a file server. It mirrors all the files onto a second internal drive so it has redundancy in case one drive files. It is working great. We all connect to it over the network by using the connect to server command and it appears as a shared drive in the Finder. The problem: Our offsite backup software cannot see the drive and won't back it up. We used to use an old G4 as our server, and ran Crashplan on it. That worked well, but we got tired of dealing with the old G4. Are there any offsite backup services or software that could run on one of our workstations and allow the NAS drive to get backed up? I need something that would be able to see a network drive and if it needed to run on a mac that was on after hours, that would be fine. Any ideas? Ken
  3. Misawa

    Very difficult question

    Noted. Thanks for the suggestion. I will give it a try and report back.
  4. Misawa

    Very difficult question

    We just upgraded to Leopard and we are having major difficulty with a Canon imagePROGRAF W2200. The printer is discontinued so information about it is scarce. I have located a printer driver called GARO print monitor v3.40. I had to go to a European Canon website to find it. It is supposed to be the driver for this printer, however it does not appear to have been recently updated for Leopard. When I install this driver it appears like it should work. It sees the printer. It will print a test page. It will even tell me my ink levels. I send a print to it - from any application - it goes into the spool like it should and then it immediately goes into a stopped or paused mode. I try to restart the print job and it gives me an error message. I checked the Console error log and this is what it says: (PID 450) I [09/May/2008:00:02:53 -0400] [Job 84] Restarted by "ken9". E [09/May/2008:00:02:54 -0400] [Job 84] fatal: PDL plug-in parameter error.: 15901 E [09/May/2008:00:02:54 -0400] PID 450 (/System/Library/Printers/Libraries/PrintJobMgr/Contents/MacOS/PrintJobMgr) stopped with status 29! I [09/May/2008:00:02:54 -0400] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug" to find out more. E [09/May/2008:00:02:54 -0400] [Job 84] Job stopped due to filter errors. I [09/May/2008:00:05:44 -0400] [Job 84] Canceled by "ken9". I [09/May/2008:00:05:46 -0400] [Job 85] Canceled by "ken9". I am going to attempt to call Canon tomorrow - but I am not very hopeful. I don't know how to set the LogLevel to debug - and if I did would it tell me anything I need to know that would help me fix this? We need to get this printer back online as it is a major piece of equipment in our proofing workflow. It's not a cheap printer and it still works great - or at least it used to when we used Tiger. I have reached the end of my ability to trouble shoot this. Thanks for any suggestions. Ken
  5. Misawa

    Leopard Finder hangs

    Thanks for the tip. I may have figured it out. I think it was an application called the HP Communication or something like that. We opened the Activity Monitor and that app was red. It appeared that it was crashing the Finder over and over. So we force quit it and uninstalled some HP software. So far it seems to have done the trick. We'll have to use it a bit longer to be sure. Thanks again.
  6. Misawa

    Leopard Finder hangs

    I just upgraded our G5 1/5Gb dual 2.3ghz to Leopard. Ever since we have noticed that the Finder is horrendously slow. Often just touching a file will bring up the spinning rainbow ball for several minutes while nothing appears to be happening. The only unusual thing about this machine is that it is connected to 4 Firewire drives that are daisy-chained together. We have tried repairing permissions. Time Machine is not running. What can be happening? Is there some way to find out if there is a background process eating up resources? As of now, Leopard is killing the workflow. Help! Misawa
  7. Misawa

    Itunes and Leopard

    Just 4. It seems to be working now that I just did the iTunes update. Strange though...
  8. Misawa

    Itunes and Leopard

    I just upgraded to Leopard and can't get iTunes to authorize my computer to play my purchased music. Whether I try to authorize or deauthorize I get the same error: "The required directory was not found or has a permissions error. Correct this permissions problem and try again, or deauthorize this computer if the permissions cannot be changed." I tried using keychain access first aid. It said all was normal, though I do keep getting some odd keychain messages. I downloaded the recent patch for keychains and don't know if that did anything. I also tried repairing permissions and that only yielded one cryptic error message : "Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired." What's happening??
  9. Misawa

    Dead fan

    Good thing evidently. Now I know too.
  10. Misawa

    Dead fan

    Update: So I took it to a local independent Mac dealer. He holds it up to his ear for a few minutes: "Yep it's definietly the fan. It will take me three to five days to fix it. Or you can pay me $75 and I'll put it to the front of the line." How long will it take then? "Three days." I leave with my Mac. Just so happens a new Apple store is opening in my city the next night. I walk in during the grand opening and ask when can I get an appointment at the Genius bar. I am politely shown to a Macbook and make an appointment for the next morning. I show up, my appointment begins right on time. My genius turns on the MacBook. I mention that I think the fan is dead and I'm nervous about the machine possibly cooking iteself. She says, not to worry, Macs will shut themselves off automatically if they are overheating. Has this machine done that yet? I say - no. She runs a diagnostic on the fan. It comes back normal. She takes it in back. I wait. She comes back out with the Activity Monitor running and points to some kind of print job or something that is maxing out the CPU. She says - what is that? I have no idea. She says, well it is probably some background thing from a printer that has gotten stuck in the cue and it is freaking out your CPU and causing the fan to run really hard. She shuts down the procedure. We remove some Epson thing from my login items, and restart the machine. So far no more loud terrifying fan noise. All is back to normal. It took all of 20 minutes. Thank you Apple.
  11. Misawa

    Dead fan

    Update: So I took it to a local independent Mac dealer. He holds it up to his ear for a few minutes: "Yep it's definietly the fan. It will take me three to five days to fix it. Or you can pay me $75 and I'll put it to the front of the line." How long will it take then? "Three days." I leave with my Mac. Just so happens a new Apple store is opening in my city the next night. I walk in during the grand opening and ask when can I get an appointment at the Genius bar. I am politely shown to a Macbook and make an appointment for the next morning. I show up, my appointment begins right on time. My genius turns on the MacBook. I mention that I think the fan is dead and I'm nervous about the machine possibly cooking iteself. She says, not to worry, Macs will shut themselves off automatically if they are overheating. Has this machine done that yet? I say - no. She runs a diagnostic on the fan. It comes back normal. She takes it in back. I wait. She comes back out with the Activity Monitor running and points to some kind of print job or something that is maxing out the CPU. She says - what is that? I have no idea. She says, well it is probably some background thing from a printer that has gotten stuck in the cue and it is freaking out your CPU and causing the fan to run really hard. She shuts down the procedure. We remove some Epson thing from my login items, and restart the machine. So far no more loud terrifying fan noise. All is back to normal. It took all of 20 minutes. Thank you Apple.
  12. Misawa

    68 days....

    Well I hope this is for real. I can't figure out how you link to that letter from anywhere else in the site. I've had my iPhone all of three weeks and would take it back if I could and re-buy it. I seem to remember I only had 15 days to return it. Very annoying. $100 at the Apple store would go a long way toward making it right with me though. Misawa
  13. Misawa

    Dead fan

    Thanks guys. Alright! I'll turn it off - actually I did right away. I've only booted it up for a few minutes at a time to grab something I forgot to back up. Luckily an Apple Store is opening here today! It will be a zoo, but hopefully I can get in and get it fixed. Misawa
  14. Misawa

    Dead fan

    I am pretty sure my MacBook Pro fan just quit. It was making a horrible noise (grinding and loud). So while I was hurriedly backing it up it went completely quiet. No more noise, but no more fan. I am assuming that it will cook itself if I run it without a fan. It is otherwise working fine, no warnings on screen or anything. But how much can I use it if there is no fan cooling it? Is replacing the fan going to be covered by Apple Care? If I keep using it until it cooks itself - will that still be covered? (I only ask this because it is a critical machine and being without it is causing me great anxiety.) Misawa
  15. Thanks and I appreciate the feedback. Latest development: The IT department is getting upset. They demand that my friend install it because they say the macs will become an unprotected entry point for viruses affecting the PC's on then network. But it seems to me that if the other PC's already have virus software, then still what is the big deal? Are unprotected macs really a security weakness on a network?
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