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    iPhone crashes, anyone else?

    I notice that sometimes when I am checking mail, playing a game, or using other apps, the phone will freeze and not let me do anything, then go to the home screen. I have restored and thought that it fixed it, but it still does it. It is not a huge deal, but I guess it is just like any other computer. Maybe it will be better when I get a 3Gs. I still have the 1st gen. Anyone else having these issues? Thanks
  2. I have a Powerbook 12" running Leopard. I want to use it to print over wifi to my Powermac G4 running Tiger. I am using a Netgear router, and it does not have a USB to plug in a printer. I think I should be able to print over wifi using the printer hooked up to my Desktop Mac. I have added the printer on the laptop as an IP printer. It finds it, and adds it, but when I hit print, the printer doesn't get the signal. Thanks
  3. I have some stuff on my iCal that I want to sync up with my MobileMe calendar. It seems that it should right? Thanks
  4. I have been having this issue for awhile now. Ever since the 02/08 security update, my printers haven't worked the same. My all-in-one MP160 works fine now that I have installed CUPS, and Gutenprint, but my i960 photo printer is not so lucky. When I go to add it to my printer list, the driver for that printer is not listed. I have tried using drivers fro similar printers that are listed, but they do not work. I have even downloaded the driver from Canon's website, but it doesn't seem to install where it should because it is nowhere to be found in the driver list. I know i could probably upgrade my Powermac G4 to Leopard, but i don't feel that should have to when the printer worked fine before. This is unacceptable if you ask me. It seems like it is a ploy to get everyone to move to Leopard. Slowly discontinuing support for things, until you finally have no choice. Anyway, sorry about the rant... I just want to print photos again. Thanks Maccast-ers.
  5. I have the 60day trial of MobileMe. I want to end it before the deadline so I don't have to buy it from apple. Amazon sells it for $79, and I would like to buy from them. If I cancel the trial, then purchase a membership from Amazon, can I still use the same Mobile Me account, or do I have to make a new one? Thanks
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    Lacie or OWC for 500GB?

    I want to get a 500GB drive for video, photos, whatever. I have had good luck with Lacie, I have a 250 Porsche drive that is very reliable. I also like OWC's stuff. They have a very comparable HD for $20 cheaper. Both have eSata, Firewire 800/400, and USB 2.0. Any thoughts? I am sure I will be happy with either, but just crowd sourcing the Maccast community for their expertise. Thanks
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    Zero KB Available!!!

    I did the security update on my PowerPC mac running Tiger, and besides disabling printing again, it says that there is zero kb available on my startup disk. I know that there is space on it, because I have recently moved a lot of stuff off of it. It has done this before. A previous update disabled printing, and I had to reinstall CUPS, and a USB driver to get it working again. I did the same thing this time with the printing, and now it works again. The zero KB thing, I don't remember what I did to remedy this. Any help would be great. Thanks
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    iPhone drives iPod crazy

    When I place my iPhone near my 5g iPod while I'm listening to it, it causes the volume to go up and down. Is it the GSM doing it? Like when you place it near speakers? Just curious.
  9. I know how to put Youtube videos on my ipod by going to the activity monitor and double clicking the biggest file and downloading it. Then converting it via isquint. I tried to do that with hulu videos, but it isn't working. Do I need a screen capturing app? Just curious. Thanks
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    AT&T Free Wi-Fi for iPhone Users

    I tried at the one in Horton Plaza in San Diego, and I got the "Mobile Wifi" login page, not the free iPhone one. Patience I guess.
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    iPhone and Public Wifi

    I am sure many of you have had this problem: You are out in public, you glance down at your iPhone, and it asks you if you want to join whatever network. You try it and just when you think you're gonna get free wifi in a public place... "Cannot Connect"! Does anyone have any tips for making the wifi connect in a public place? I have gone to the airport, and was able to be routed to their "License Agreement" page no problem. It connects fine on my home network, but places where I know there is free wifi, nothing. It shows that there is wifi, and gives me the little radio waves icon, but either the gear spins forever, or it just cannot connect. Thanks Maccasters,
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    Anyone else using a G4 as their main Mac? ...

    All I have are G4's! I have a Digital Audio G4 Dual 533, an iBook G4 1.42Ghz, and I jut bought a 12" G4 1Ghz off eBay for about $450. Sure I would love to get one of the new Macs, but I am very content with my G4's. My budget doesn't really allow to get a new Intel Mac, I have not run into anything that is forcing me to upgrade. That is what is great about Macs!
  13. I have a G4 Digital audio Dual 533. I got it right before OSX came out. I have upgraded over the years and am now running 10.4.11 with no problem. I haven't used anything from OS9 or Classic in years. Do I still need to keep it on my hard drive? If I were to get rid of it, how do I do it and what do I keep and what do I throw away? Thanks in advance.
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    Printer prints blank pages!

    Quick update. I just tried it again with a different driver and it worked! I don't know exactly why, but I am not questioning it right now. Thanks again for your help!
  15. I have had tons of problems with printing since the 009 update. I finally got the computer to see the printer and send the command to it, but all that comes out is blank pages. Any thoughts? Thanks Maccasters
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    Printer prints blank pages!

    Well, thanks for all the time and help. I will continue to try everything.
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    Printer prints blank pages!

    I have deleted it from the printer list, then reset the print system, then re-added it. It still just gives me blanks. I tried adding the same printer and choosing a different driver from the list. Tried it with the default Generic Postscript driver, and with others such as Guten and gimp. The command is being received by the printer, so I know that pathway is good. It must be something with driver then right? I did notice that there is no little check-box next to the printer name in the list. If I remember correctly, there is usually a little green square with a check-box next to it. Does that matter? Another thing, when I do send the print command, I then go look at the completed jobs, and it says that it printed it at the right time, and the right document, but again, blank.
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    Printer prints blank pages!

    The last time I was able to "print" from it was when I briefly got it to print after installing the usbtb, and gutenprint the first time after the update killed my printing. I have been able to use the copier portion since, so I think the jets are good. The "ribbon" is not even acting like it is printing, it advances the paper and sends it right through.
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    Printer prints blank pages!

    You're right, i'm sorry. Canon MP160, reinstalled latest .dmg version of CUPS. Installed "usbtb" driver, installed "Guten-print". Disabled and reenabled CUPS via terminal, Reset Printing System, repair permissions, Basically everything that Macfixit said to do short of a an Archive and install. I got it to act like it is going to print, but then all I get is blank pages. I tried printing from Textedit, Mail, Firefox, Acrobat, all blank. It sends the right amount of pages through, but all blank. Also I am running 10.4.11 on a Dual 533 G4. All this happened after I installed the 009 Security Update. Then it wouldn't even recognize the printers, and would not allow me to add them.
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    Can't add printer after Update!

    Well I seemed to have fixed my printing problem. After reading MacFixit's tutorial on fixing printing problems, I downloaded a couple of programs: The lateset "Gutenprint" beta, and a "USBTB" driver. I don't really know what it did , but it fixed it. That is all that I care about!
  21. I recently downloaded the latest security update via Software Update, and since then, I am not able to use my printers. It sees them connected, but when I go to select them, it will not allow me to add them. i did try resetting the printer system in the utility. I also repaired disk permissions, and still nothing. This is what the screen shows when I attempt to add my printer, "An error occurred while trying to add selected printer , server-error-service-unavailable" Any help wold be appreciated.
  22. Does anyone have a Netgear PS121 print server? Can you get to work with your Mac? I have a Netgear ethernet router that is connected directly to my Power Mac G4. I have a iBook that I use wireless. I have the print server hooked up via USB to my Canon MP160. I try to set it up, but I can't find the IP address of the print server. There is a "MAC" address on the bottom of the unit, but I don't think it is the same thing as the IP. Any help in getting this thing to work would be great. Thanks
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    Trouble with Netgear Print Server

    Ok so I found it. I checked to see the attached devices to the router, and it sees my G4, and it also sees the print server and give its IP address. I tried to add a printer with this address, then print, and it says that "Remote host did no accept document (32)". I seem to be getting somewhere, because when I select print, the printer seems to make a noise like it is going to start to print, but them the error message. Any ideas?
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    Trouble with Netgear Print Server

    Refresh my memory about how to get to the configuration page?
  25. I have a dual 533, digital audio G4. I want to be able to run Motion, and Quartz Extreme. Which video card will allow me to do this? I have been looking at the ATI 9800. Will this do the trick? The ATI 9600 says is will run those apps, but it says it will only support "Mirroed Door" G4's. Any help with this will be great.