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    anyone using CUPS to set print limits?

    Hello friends, I've scoured the internet for Leopard or OS X.5-specific information about using CUPS to set page-limits for a shared printer. The short story: i'm using an old iMac as the CUPS printer server. attached to it via USB is the printer (HP LaserJet 5200.) I'm sharing this...
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    new tabs in Leopard Terminal not using .bashrc

    Greetings, I've been trying to find some hard and fast information about the implementation of the bash shell in Terminal of 10.5. Right now I have several complaints, namely that the new Terminal is lousy about using the .bashrc file. There are two places now (as opposed to one in the old...
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    3rd 4th-gen iPod dies unsanctimonious death.

    That's right ladies and gentlemen, it has been but several months since my first post (distraught with angst over my demised iPod [the first one]) and my second replacement iPod (the 3rd overall) is throwing fatal errors every attempt to update or "add" songs to it. "The disc cannot be read...
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    4th Gen... Out of Curiosity.

    Apple recently sent around a coffin cart for my 1 1/2 year old 4th generation iPod clickwheel. Fortunately, I had the sense to purchase the extended warranty for the thing, so they'll be kind enough to send me someone else's broken iPod which they've Frankensteined back into *working* order...
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    Add to Contextual Menu (control+click)?

    Hey guys, I know we'd all rather type at a command line (.....) but occationally picking up the mouse is a necesary task. Unfortunately I've been spoiled by my linux box where the shell is only a right-click away at any time! Does anyone know if it is possible and if it is, how to hack...
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    Anyone know a good network pci LAN card?

    I'm trying to find a Tiger (10.4) compatible gigabit lan card. Linksys don't work - drivers are OSX 10.3 and don't install correctly. I've found 1) Hawking Technologies HGA32T 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet Adapter - $26.95 supposedly works as-is in Tiger -...
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    using Terminal to venture into iPod... oh dark mystery!

    Apple likes to hide things from people, and perhaps for good reason. If, when one double clicked one's iPod icon, one could see all of the neat stuff revealed by command-line trickery that doesn't show up, perhaps the less technologically inclined would be tempted to delete everything and then...
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    Maddening problem with packages and installations

    My G5 has been a little funky since I installed Tiger on it. Things crash more, more programs don't work, etc.. The final straw is Installer.app crashing any time I try to install anything. I'm a bit put out, as I don't know how to fix the problem if I can't install anything to do so...
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    how to reset Finder from command line?

    I was recently running a series of processes with video running from another machine which I had opened via firewire in my G5. The other machine attempted to show the annoying "preview" quicktime panel in the column view when I accidentally clicked on a video segment. This froze my finder. I...
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    ever take an iMac apart and look at its guts?

    Hey y'all, I'm standing here looking at the guts of an iMac (candy) G3, loathing it because of its very nature. The iMac is useless to me for many reasons, but useful in that it contains a 70 gig hard drive, worthy for use as a backup disc. Do any of you suppose it's possible to scrap...
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    Installer.app done broked

    Hi Guys, I recently posted this thread to another category, as I didn't think it was so much of a unix issue, but I find that solutions abound in this forum, so I'll drop it here and maybe you can help me out. I've recently experienced a rash of crashes with the native osx application...
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    Application Installer broken

    Hi all, I've recently experienced a rash of crashes with the native osx application installer (you know, to open .pkg files... ) The Installer.app crashes almost regularly now, and there are files that I have not been able to intsall because the Installer crashes every time I open it...
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    simple sudoers question(s)

    Hi All, I'm attempting to change some file permissions for backup purposes so that a non-admin account on my computer can write to a certain file. I have several questions if someone has the time. 1) How do I find out group names and user names for the purpose of adding them to the...
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    2 root passwords? yikes!

    Howdy ya'll, first let me say what a pleasure it has been to completely geek-out at this site. (Formerly, I considered myself well-rounded....) I don't know if you remember the days before Tiger, in which, Apple was not keen on allowing John Q Public the opportunity to gain Root...
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    Trouble With Fftw

    Hi, First, thanks for the service you guys provide. I've been spending hours on the net trying to find something helpful and have just about run out of steam. This is great. My experience level is about middle of the road. I'm just getting into the Unix aspect of building things that...
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