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MacOS X a dog or just in need of a good bitch slap?

Dr Phred's Avatar Picture Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 10, 2007 03:05PM Reply Quote
Can't keep a good topic down....

owned by the mothership.

Simon – December 22, 2007 09:42AM Reply Quote
Dr Phred
But my stacks are good.

so...you're stacked?

Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 22, 2007 01:36PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Just a little gender reassignment.

Cloudscout – January 08, 2008 12:44AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
So the problems I was bitching about a little while ago with DNS in OSX? Yeah, it's a confirmed cockup on Apple's part. OSX is caching negative DNS responses. This means that if the DNS server is too slow to respond, OSX will give up and won't even try asking again for one hour. You read that right, they set a default TTL of 3600 seconds for failed DNS lookups. Firefox, Camino... even command line utilities don't seem to be affected by this, it's only Apple's own software (Safari and Mail) that suddenly stops working.

There are only two ways to fix it... you can either reboot your computer or you can run 'dscacheutil -flushcache' in a Terminal window.

Really shitty design, kids.

bahamut – January 08, 2008 10:15AM Reply Quote
Wow. That explains why Safari looses google from time to time. Shit-ass Steve. Get the milkshake out biffy and get ready to pull that cord.

Cloudscout – January 15, 2008 03:39PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Hit Software Update for:

iTunes 7.6
iMovie 7.1.1
QuickTime 7.4
Front Row 2.1.2

Madaracs – January 15, 2008 03:55PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
On Christmas Eve Day I called support because images were no longer showing up in streamed content from another mac in Front Row. This worked in previous versions of Front Row until Leopard (and the adoption of the AppleTV format of Front Row).

I wonder if that's fixed. It's rather a big deal to me.

If they can get the artwork from films and music to show up for trailers and whatnot in Front Row, there is no reason you shouldn't be able to stream that content along with the media.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2008 03:56PM by Madaracs.

Cloudscout – January 28, 2008 10:51PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
One thing that I had hoped would come about from Apple's open source efforts looks like it may never happen.

I had hoped that Darwin would become the basis for supportable Unix distributions like the other BSD and Linux distributions out there.

But Apple doesn't even release installable Darwin binaries anymore. The last one was Darwin 8 which was the base for 10.4.0.

Cloudscout – January 31, 2008 04:35PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Apple released 10.5.1 less than 3 weeks after Leopard shipped.

It's now been 2 1/2 months since then and we're still waiting for 10.5.2. Grr.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – January 31, 2008 06:48PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
There have been many betas. But it's very stable now.

Mokers (Moderator) – February 02, 2008 12:22AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I really wish it were easier to move Time Machine partitions. I bought a bigger drive to do my backups and want to move my Time Machine archives. I searched around and it looks like the easiest way is to use the restore function in Disk Utility. Unfortunately, that was a no go for me. I am now attempting with Carbon Copy Cloner. I know it's not a huge feature, but I wish there was a way to migrate the data more easily.

Cloudscout – February 02, 2008 01:47AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Not sure if it's hardware or software, but I have a pretty consistent problem with my MacBook Pro.

When I wake up from sleep and then go to change my network location, it will often lock up... hard. I have to hold the power button down to force it to power off and then I can boot back up again. It seems to happen mainly when I am switching from a wireless configuration to an Ethernet configuration.

rino – February 02, 2008 08:23AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
hmmmm. I just let the machine do the switching for me. At work I used wired and wireless and never touch a thing. At home its wireless only. So, freeIng stinks but I don't have a clue.

Cloudscout – February 02, 2008 09:24AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I have static IPs set up for some places.

bahamut – February 02, 2008 09:58AM Reply Quote
I haven't had that problem. Sounds like you have some badly corrupted preferences or something.

Cloudscout – February 02, 2008 01:39PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!

It's really odd. When I reboot the computer, it is still set to the location that it was on before it locked up. At that point I can select the new location again and it works fine. It's just that initial change that locks the computer up.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – February 02, 2008 07:47PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Your computer is a republican! It doesn't like change!

El Jeffe – February 02, 2008 09:23PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Au contraire, there's LOTSA changes I desire!

What a journey.

bahamut – February 04, 2008 11:08AM Reply Quote
I had a hard crash after reconnecting to a network this weekend. maybe one of the security updates screwed some network stuff up.

um, where is the 10.5.2 update?

Mokers (Moderator) – February 04, 2008 01:41PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Well, CCC worked moving my backup to the new drive. Are any of the normal utilities working for 10.5 yet? I have a recovery partition that I want to load up with Disk Warrior, TechTool, etc.

tliet – February 04, 2008 03:10PM Reply Quote
Installed 10.5.1 on my HP nc6320 last night, worked without a hitch. Sadly, none of the networking worked, apart from Bluetooth!

Apple is {this} close to be able to just ship OS X for generic machines. The hardware hell of yesteryear is indeed mostly over now. With a minimum requirement of Intel Core2Duo chips they just might pull it off. Oh well, maybe it will happen when MS takes over Yahoo! :-D

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