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    Leopard won't share files

    Yes, I did enable SMB and AFP file sharing via the Options dialog. Thanks for the link. I'll have a look at it.
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    Leopard firewall seems barely configurable

    I hope I'm just missing something, but it seems the Leopard firewall took a huge step backward from Tiger. I want to configure it to permit certain ports to connect, and it seems I can't do that basic thing. All I see is a way to tell it which apps should be allowed to receive external...
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    Leopard won't share files

    Looks like I found the correct incantation. Network traffic analysis showed NETBIOS broadcasts going out from the PC and being received at the Mac, but no smdb traffic coming out from the Mac. For whatever reason the Mac doesn't advertise its shares; but now if I enter...
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    Leopard won't share files

    Thanks for your reply. I did configure the File Sharing settings in the Settings Preferences pane just as you describe, having consulted a half-dozen articles that all said if I did that I'd be all set. I hadn't done anything with the WINS tab, so I thought that may be my problem. It may well...
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    Leopard won't share files

    I just upgraded to Leopard, and I can't get Windows file sharing to work. I followed the instructions, which seems simple enough, but it just doesn't work. I went to the Sharing pane, turned File Sharing on, enabled SMB sharing via the Options button, and set up users with read/write access to...
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    Fast User Switching has no effect

    Thanks, Diablo. That's the part I was missing.
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    Fast User Switching has no effect

    I used FUS years ago, but I can't get it to work now. I clicked Login Options in the Accounts preferences pane, and checked Use Fast User Switching. But when I log off any user, it closes all the applications and actually logs out. And when I switch back to any user, it loads all the apps from...
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    Some pages display in Greek text

    Thanks for the tip on FontExplorer. I checked into it, and it seems to be a fine app. Further background, my wife is the primary Mac user, for her design business. I use it occasionally and serve as her sys admin, but something like choice of a font management tool I'll leave to her. I...
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    Some pages display in Greek text

    I;ve had this problem now and then for years and have not found a solution for it. Certain documents and certain web pages from time to time display completely in Greek characters. I've tried every different encoding setting that makes even remote sense, and I just can't get teh Greek to go...
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    Safari can't navigate to external sites

    I use FireFox on my Mac Mini ppc, but today I tried to use Safari because I was trying to characterize web browser compatibility of a particular web site. If I point Safari to any external site, it cannot find it. I can use Safari to navigate to a web server on the same system via localhost...
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    Mac Crashes every 7 Days -- Seems related to Software Update

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I definitely want to avoid having to re-install and configure all my software. I do software development on the Mac, so there are lots of things to install. I'll try things in the following order, and address the idea of wiping the disk and starting over when...
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    Mac Crashes every 7 Days -- Seems related to Software Update

    It used to fail on Sundays. I'm pretty sure it's failing when a software update is attempted when the system has been up for 7 days, rather than failing when software update is attempted on a certain day of the week. I'm going to test this by rebooting it tomorrow and seeing if it starts failing...
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    Mac Crashes every 7 Days -- Seems related to Software Update

    I've been having periodic crashes for quite some time now. The Mac will crash exactly 7 days from the time I boot it. Currently I'm on a cycle where it crashes every Saturday evening. FWIW, the weekly maintenance scripts don't run on Saturday (and every crash has been at a different time of day...
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    Is my Mac mini dead

    I guess I should have pointed out explicitly that my experience is with a ppc Mini, although I did mention it way back in the original post. Anyway, I found this article which confirms that USB drives can't be made bootable for ppc Macs, but that the problem was apparently resolved with intel...
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    Is my Mac mini dead

    Happy ending. Bad internal drive was the problem. Twenty minutes with a putty knife, a screw driver, and a PDF file from iFixit (thanks barhar), and it's good as new. Better actually, since I replaced it with a 7200 RPM drive. Thank you all for your help. It seemed at first that it wasn't able...
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