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Just Updated 9/1/2002
Jobless in AZ!: I thought I would let you all know that I was just let go from Motorola :( It happened last Wednesday. I had been with Motorola for 7.5 years after they bought out Western Digital, my former employer. I might not be updating this site for awhile because I'll be spending most of my time looking for a new job. If any of you know of some job opening in the semiconductor industry, mainly Equipment Technicians in the Phoenix area, I would appreciate a heads up! I haven't been able to find much but I also haven't looked to hard yet. Hopefully something will turn up soon.
On a side note. Anyone interested in purchasing a 6400 Zone Archive CD :)
Sonnet Crescendo extension updated: Sonnet just released version 2.0 of their Crescendo G3 driver. The only thing that sticks out as being updated is OSX support for their ZIF upgrades. I highly doubt that this will help the few people that have upgraded their 6500's to OSX but maybe its worth a try to get the L2 G3 running?
Turning on Virtual Memory fixed Sonnet L2 G3 issues: Anders tried installing a Sonnet L2 G3 400Mhz card and had nothing but trouble with it until he tried turning on VM! Thanks for the tip Anders.
OSX install issues from Bill: Bill tried to install OSX on his 6500 as Samy did but he ran into trouble with using his keyboard and mouse. I am not sure how Samy did it but Bill fixed his problem by using a USB card and having the mouse and keyboard plugged into the 2 ports on the USB card. The mouse was not connected to the keyboard as that still did not work. Thanks Bill.
Later he posted this to my forums
CDROM drive works in OSX after boot process?: Samy wrote to say that his CDROM actually works after the system has booted up. Before I noted that the people working on getting OSX to install had issues with SCSI support so you could not install OSX from a SCSI CDROM. Well it seems that those SCSI issues may be only for initial bootup? Thanks Samy.
Click here for more info on installing OSX on your 6400/6500.
More user info from using Open Transport 2.7.9 in earlier OS's: I received two user reports on OT 2.7.9 in earlier OS's. Thanks guys. Robert noticed speed improvement while Len did not? I don't know how either of them connect to the internet but its possible that this may only increase the speed of ethernet connections?
Click here to read more about this.
Update on fix for sound input switching to none in OS9: Daniel tried the fix, I posted in my last update, of removing the Sound Manager extension to see if that would keep his audio settings to the last place he left them but it only worked for a short time :( Thanks for the info Daniel.
Installing MAC OSX
Installing MAC OSX
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CD containing The 6400 Zone plus past history for sale 9/3/1999
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing a CD with my entire up-to-date site as well as my 6400 Take Apart Manual? Plus, many of the past Just Updates included! I think this would be a great idea for anyone who hasn't been able to keep up or never saw my site until recently. Also for those of you with Sherlock, the CD is even better cause you can tell Sherlock to index the CD and then you can do a search on any topic, and if I ever talked about it, you'll find it! I have info as far back as mid 1997. I'm asking $10 US which includes shipping, and I will even include a few surprises! To make this offer even juicier I can add some download that you've been trying to get but just couldn't for some reason. Lets put my cable modem to work :) I will accept money orders and personal checks but I won't mail out the CD till it clears.
amazon.com, books and more 7/2/98
I found a great way to earn some money while getting great deals to you on Macintosh books and software plus they have all kinds of other books, music, and more. Please click on the amazon.com link on the top of this page whenever you feel like purchasing something to help sponsor this site. If you're unsure of what you want and wish to get a list of Mac related items, just type Macintosh in the search field on their home page and you will be presented with many choices to select.
The 6400 Zone is created to help you gain access to useful software updates and great shareware programs that add functionality to your system. It is also a one stop road map to other informative sites for answering your questions. Most of the info here is geared towards the 6400, but it is useful for all PCI Performa models and even the 6500 and all-in-one Macs based on the same. It's even useful to other Mac systems. I will be referring to my 6400/200 clocked to 220Mhz as just 6400/220, OK.
I will keep it updated as often as I can but I don't have much free time to work on it, so I suggest you check back at least once every a week. That should be sufficient. If you don't see something you would like to see here or have your own software / web site that would benefit the Mac community, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will check it out.
I use a Performa 6400/Vimage G3/320 OS 9.1, B&W G4/500 OS 9.2.1 with ASIP 6.3.3, B&W G4/500 OSX server 10.1.4, iBook Dual USB OS 9.2.2 / OSX 10.2, PM 6100 G3/240 OS 9.1, Dual G4 800 OS 9.2.2/OSX 10.1.5, and a PowerBook DUO 270c OS 7.5.5. If I encounter any problems, I will post them for all to read and respond to. Likewise, if you are having any problems and would like help just email me and if I can answer it I will, or I will post it here for others to read and respond to.
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