Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

11

There are a variety of ways of searching for a file by name. I'd just open the Terminal and run locate xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx, although the locate index is only updated once a week, so if it's a new file it might not be listed. If you want, you can manually force an update with sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb (you'll need to enter your admin password for the ...


6

I'd give The Unarchiver a try. It's free, graphical, supports 10.4 and can extract .xz archives.


5

I have the same machine & spec, and have not noticed any slowdown when operating at the latest supported version of Lion when compared with previous versions. Of course, this is purely anecdotal, but reviews have also fairly repeatedly suggested a slight increase in basic speeds incrementally with new versions. One this is for sure, throw in a cheap SSD ...


5

I had more success with downloading it from developer.apple.com directly Point Safari to http://developer.apple.com/ Click on Mac Dev Center (on the left, in the OS X Mavericks box Sign in (or create a free account if you don't have one yet) In the "Additional Downloads" section at the bottom, click on "View all downloads" Deselect all categories besides ...


4

You have two main options. Depending on what you want exactly and how much of your current user information/settings you want to migrate. Manually This is the method I prefer. i believe that when doing a clean install the point is to get rid of all the extra junk that is just sitting on your computer. To do this you need to manually backup your stuff ...


4

While Apple stated that Leopard was required to install Snow Leopard, there was no technical limitation put in place. From the day it came out Snow Leopard could be installed over top of Tiger or as a clean install. I don't believe Apple has ever released an 'upgrade' OS. The full installs have always been available, at least since OS X.


4

PowerPC is only supported up until Mac Os X 10.5 (Leopard), so Mavericks is out of the question. Snow Leopard (10.6) is also too high. 10.5 is the highest possible.


3

You can install from scratch! When using a new SSD, format as GUID before installing. Also you should check whether you got the latest firmware on your SSD. About the apple's policies: I don't think anyone can answer that question. It would be rather speculative.


3

You can try camino, which requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Just nice for you. Their webpage says they are no longer supporting it though: After a decade-long run, Camino is no longer being developed, and we encourage all users to upgrade to a more modern browser. Camino is increasingly lagging behind the fast pace of changes on the web, and more ...


3

Apple wants you to buy the Box Set in order to upgrade from Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 to Snow Leopard. Technically, you the Snow Leopard retail package will upgrade intel based Macs running Mac OS X Tiger 10.4, however it is against the terms of the End User License Agreement (EULA). The Box Set includes additional software that typically comes with a new Mac ...


3

I ran into this before and the issue for me was autossh expects a specified monitoring port (even though this is optional according to the usage stdout). autossh -M 12345 -f -i id_rsa -D 8080 user@myserver.com This similar command works for me against autossh 1.4c installed via homebrew on mountain lion.


3

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but the answer has changed since last year. I'm posting this mainly for the benefit of people who will find this thread by googling "modern web browser for tiger". If you still use this computer, I would have to recommend you upgrade from Camino to Omniweb. Camino stopped updating their browser a few months ago and has no ...


3

Your iBook G4 can not run Snow Leopard, because of PowerPC G4 chip inside. Snow Leopard require an Intel chip. You can get iTunes 10 to work on your computer, just upgrade to Mac OS X 10.5 (eBay or so... buy full retail version, not gray discs).


2

Yes, upgrading the Mac to Leopard will work. Each new iDevice has certain identifiers (model number, etc.). When Apple releases a new one, the old version of iTunes would need an update to recognize it. (Sometimes this even happens with new device OS/firmware versions.) They bundle these updates with feature and bugfix updates, so you're stuck with a new ...


2

My suggestion is not to upgrade this way. Back up your data manually, and do a manual restoration after reformatting your hard-drive, and doing a clean install of Snow Leopard. As a tech, I've seen these migrations go sideways more times than I care to admit.


2

This one looks like your issue: Forum Post about the issue You really shouldn't output stuff in your profile unless you are going in interactively. It appears that SCP is sensitive to it (potentially, depending on a lot of factors, I'm sure). You can test for interactivity thusly: bashrc interactive test Text copied out for reference: To determine ...


2

Browsing on my mac with OS X 10.4.11 was very slow. I discovered that the culprit was my router having ipv6 enabled. I ran speedtest.net and was getting blazing speeds so I know it was not my internet connection. I recently installed a new router and had ipv6 support enabled. Loading websites the site would have to timeout for each page connection. I ...


2

So, I finally managed to have a working version of homebrew, but it wasn't that simple. First, download from sources and make install of Git following these instructions. Then, using git, get the sceaga Tiger branch of Homebrew. All should then work correctly (more or less). EDIT There seems to be a tarball hidden somwhere that could be used with root ...


2

TenFourFox gives you the current version of Firefox in builds optimized for G3, G4 and G5 PowerPC processors that runs on Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5.


2

I would highly recommend downloading Camino. Camino is modern enough that it loads Trello: It's based on the Mozilla project, so the GUI is very similar to early versions of Firefox:


2

If you are keeping an application like Safari open and constantly running for multiple days at a time, this is the reason itself that is causing you the issue. When you quit an Application, not close its windows, but actually quit it by either clicking on the name of the application in the top left hand corner and choosing quit or by hitting Command + Q ...


2

You cannot download it anywhere legally. If you lost your installation medium you can request a new one from Apple which will cost around $20 IIRC.


1

I have updated the server to 10.6 and mac to 10.6, the problem never came back !


1

Error 50 is a generic - iTunes has failed to write a file and the article listing specific store errors (expand the section on Specific Conditions and Alert Messages to reveal -50 in that section) deals with the usual problems where the store is failing or the network is failing. In your case, it's very likely the drive is the cause. You can and should look ...


1

It should just be as easy as accessing the location as follows smb://username:password@ip.of.the.server/optional/path


1

If your mac has spotlight, mdfind is a much better command line too for locating a file. Next in speed / efficiency would be locate (which uses a typically week old cached version of the find command to index files) Lastly the slower find to crawl the directory from a root folder you wish to begin the search. All the tools can fail to find files, mdfind ...


1

Do you need to do incremental backups, or just make one perfect backup, such as for transferring to a new machine? If you just need to do the full backup, you can use CarbonCopyCloner. That will make a full byte for byte backup (that's even bootable) onto another machine. You can then copy over user files (such as Music, Movies, etc) to the new machine once ...


1

If you are on Leopard (OS X 10.5 or above) you can do this by having one encrypted disk image containing all the files. The dmg to create in DiskUtility is a sparsebundle. This creates one bundle that mounts as a disk to OSX but actually is a directory and all the files in it are of a much smaller size. In Finder select the sparsesbundle and then Show ...


1

You want HandBrake. Does everything the apps in the other answers do, bit it's open-source and free. The latest builds have discarded PPC support, but the version before the current (0.9.5) build does have PPC builds available. You can grab those here (Version 0.9.4). It Explicitly supports AppleTV.


1

Here is the single-step install of Homebrew on Tiger PPC: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSLk https://raw.github.com/gist/1144389/5723f23d03c49912ffd460d32e958e71d7e0cd67/install_homebrew.rb)" It installs sceaga's Tiger branch, precisely the one you quote aboveā€¦ I've just forked the former install_homebrew.rb and modified it in order to work under Tiger PPC. ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible