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  1. sonic84

    Digital Out vs Internal Speakers

    Disappointing, but thank you for the response! I've tried a few software solutions like SoundSource, but they lose the port just like the sound pref panel does when the digital cable is plugged in. Thanks again!
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    Digital Out vs Internal Speakers

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    Digital Out vs Internal Speakers

    Hello. I am setting up a 20" imac to function as a media center mac. The imac is hooked up to Family TV via HDMI and Digital Audio. Both work fine. My issue is when I have the digital audio cable plugged in I can no longer select Internal Speaker as a sound output method. I don't want the audio going through the TV all the time after all..... I have tried "LineIn" (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11333/linein) but the application reflects the sound preference panel. Can anyone offer any advise besides unplug the digital cable. Thank you in advance! -Sonic84 also, I thought these were cool: Mini-DVI to HDMI: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product....=1&format=2 Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product....=1&format=2
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    Mac server

    Hello, I have a old iBook G3 700mhz that is missing it's screen. But the rest of it works just fine. Anyway I would like to turn it into a FTP/DNS/HTML/mySQL/etc... server to replace the services on my PC gaming rig. (firing up a 800watt computer just for DNS kinda sucks...). Ideally I'd like to install Fedora 8 on the iBook but due to bad video drives I cannot see the installation to install it. The ibook runs fine with a external monitor, but once I get it up and running I'm going to mount it on my wall. So since I can't use Fedora I would love to use Mac OS X. Can anyone suggest a software package or built in tools for the before mentioned services? I looked into purchasing Mac OS X server, but it's way out of my price range.... Thank you! ::edit:: nevermind, I found a way. I used Mac OS X built in services for: FTP, http, SSL I found some instructions here: http://www.perkin.org.uk/2007/12/31/set-up...ver-on-osx-104/ on how to re-config 10.4 named service to serve as a DNS for my home network. My network/services are up and My PC is off Thank you!
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    Photoshop 7 vs Leopard

    hmmm, shame. thank you all for the input! hopefully Adobe will have some sort of upgrade special I think I may have found the problem just now.... opening the photoshop 7 app package and finding the actual app revels it's a classic app. at least thats where the pointer in the package leads. Photoshop 7 has two versions of photoshop imbedded into it, for OS X and OS 9. the classic version simply won't open. the OS X version appears to be a UNIX EXE file, I added .app to is and it starts to launch but errors out. my guess it Photoshop 7 has too many OS 9 elements to work in Leopard.... I'll keep toying with this and report anything substantial.... thanks again for the input!
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    Photoshop 7 vs Leopard

    Hello, it would seem photoshop 7 breaks under Leopard. I get the error: "an unexpected and unrecoverable problem has occurred because of a program error. Photoshop will now exit". I am wondering if anyone else is having this problem. Yes I know Photoshop 7 isn't exactly up-to-date; But I prefer it to the CS variants. I have tried PS7 on both my current 10.5 PPC macs with the same result. I d/led the CS3 trial in the mean-time (which works fine) but I was hoping to use PS7 for the foreseeable future. I've tried all the usual aids: reinstalling, repairing permissions, etc... but to no avail. Any thoughts? Thank you for your time!
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    Leopard with G4 chips?

    I just got done installing 10.5 on my iBook G4 (1.2Ghz late 04). Runs like a dream, snappy too. the only abnormality I've found is the apple menu is not transparent. I suspect (shot in the dark guess) that is because the lack of Vram on my mac. Otherwise it was a smoother install than my G5 tower. Hope this helps.
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    ibook leopard issue

    What kind of install did you perform? Upgrade? Archive and install? or Erase and install? I only ask because I have a similar iBook and had no issues with a Upgrade install. I'd also boot from the OS X DVD and repair the volume/permissions for kicks.
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    Using a PC RAID to backup files

    I found a solution, I used a program called "iBackup" to create an archive at the destination, this avoiding the "name too long" error.
  10. Hello, I have a PC (Win2K) on my network with a RAID setup that I want to use it to backup my files from my Mac (PM G5 OSX.4.6). The problem is that I have numerous files with names apparently too long for windows to handle and copy aborts. Any suggestions? Thank you!
  11. I'll be looking into a m-audio revolution PCI card, thank you!
  12. Hello, my Question originally was how do I enable "environmental sound" or Audio hardware acceleration for my favorite game on the mac HALO, but now my question has evolved into: is there a killer sound card for the mac? Thank you!
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    Newton Connection Utility for emate 300

    I already looked there, after a ULA page they give you a dead link to an old apple page. thanks anyway!
  14. hello, I just picked up a pair of eMate 300s, no software included. I had been using Newton Connection Kit for my older Newton 120, but it is incompatible with the emate 300. I need to find "Newton Connection Utility" to sync my emate to me mac (G3, OS 9). Does anyone know where I can find the software? Thank you!
  15. hmmm, I'm not about to replace my nvidia 6800 with something lesser, thank you for your help!