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    Delayed recharging: DC board failure?

    The other day, for no cause that I can recognize, my powerbook started behaving strangely with respect to battery charging. When I plug in the AC adapter, the computer immediately registers that it's running on AC power, but the battery doesn't start charging until 10-15 seconds later. If I plug...
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    Recharging problem

    So it's on the DC in board? Ack.. I hope it's just the battery. That thing looks like kind of a pain to replace in the 12 inch powerbook.
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    Recharging problem

    So by the PMU you actually mean the chip on the logic board? As in, to fix this problem the logic board must be replaced?
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    Recharging problem

    I ran the hardware test CD and everything came out fine .. not sure if that means anything in this context. Seeing as the PMU is just a chip, it doesn't seem like it would have this type of failure.. seems like it would either work or not. Was the PMU suggestion just a guess or have you seen...
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    Recharging problem

    My 12 inch powerbook (1.5 GHz G4) is having some recharging troubles. It was in sleep mode for a couple days (although it's done that before and had no problems) and now it's doing the following things: - When plugging in the power adapter, it immediately registers that it's under AC power...
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    Delay in fetching web pages

    Going by Safari's activity viewer as well as further probing with Ethereal it's definitely a DNS problem. On one network I'm not getting any DNS responses at all, and now on a different wireless network I'm getting DNS failure packets and eventually Safari comes back with a "page not found"...
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    Delay in fetching web pages

    I deleted AcidSearch just to be on the safe side. I don't believe it's a problem with a banner ad, as gmail.google.com does not display any, and even if it did they would certainly be from google itself and probably not delay the page load. I also do not believe it's a caching problem --...
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    Delay in fetching web pages

    Fairly frequently (but not every time) when I try to visit a web site, my browser starts contacting the server and fetching the page, but hangs for a while instead of bringing the page up. If I stop and reload, the page comes up quickly. The browser itself doesn't hang, the UI still responds...
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    No more mac help

    When I open Mac Help, I get a blank help window. If I either press the Home button in the toolbar, or invoke MacHelp.Help directly from where it resides in /Library/Documentation I get the initial screen, but none of the links work and searching for a topic doesn't work either. All the help...
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    Disable automatic xterm on X11 startup

    Actually, I figured out how. You should copy the file xinitrc from /etc/X11/xinit to your home directory and rename it .xinitrc Then edit the file and put a # in front of the line that reads xterm & This will prevent X11 from running xterm when it starts up, as the xinitrc script is...
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    Disable automatic xterm on X11 startup

    Every time I start up X11.app, or it gets started by way of launching an X11 program, an xterm window comes up. Is there any way to disable this?
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    Powerbook G4 temperature

    I have a 1.5 Ghz aluminum PB G4 12" which I use for general web stuff, schoolwork, and programming. Recently I've been working on a realtime graphics app for a large school project. When the app runs it takes the CPU to full usage and thus raises the temperature of the machine quite a bit. After...
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    Full path to running program

    In my understanding, that will only print the path to the command with that name that is first found when searching the $PATH, not necessarily the actual executable that's running (if, for example, there are two programs with the same name in different directories on the system). I came up...
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    Full path to running program

    Is there any way (either a OSX utility or a BSD command) to find out the full path to the program running in a given process? Using ps -A I can get the full path to most, but not all running programs. I want a way to associate any pid with a specific executable file and I can't seem to find one.
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    configd cpu usage

    Disclaimer: I am the paranoid type when it comes to keeping things running smoothly. A few days ago while looking at the activity monitor, I noticed that the configd cpu usage would spike up a percentage point or two every few seconds, hovering at zero the rest of the time. I don't believe it...
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