OSX has bugs…

When I last blogged about the 2005 iBooks with 1.5GB of RAM losing Airport Extreme connectivity, I didn’t realise this was something in regards to the software provided with the iBook itself (10.4.2 afaik). I just popped 10.4 on it (from the ADC seed) and it seemed to work well – doing the massive 10.4.3 update now. Funnily enough, 10.4 itself doesn’t support the trackpad driver *grin*.

Hey, look at /var/log/windowserver.log. There goes my apple+tabbing actions. Thats ok, Fedora will have none of that rubbish. Rawhide on the iBook g4 (ginny) is going well. It installed fine, but I did notice a quirk: the trackpad starts working when firstboot hits, but it doesn’t work at all during the install – so for that I used the Mighty Mouse. Multiple file contexts bug should be fixed with the next SELinux update.

Plague (our Fedora Extras buildsystem) now not only supports postgres/sqlite, it also does MySQL.

I tried using Mail.app for IMAP today. Its a massive failure, though from the folk that use it, they seem to love it. Long live Evolution or Thunderbird, right? Why did it fail in my eyes? It listed everything in ~/ by default – so it started indexing a lot of things I didn’t want it to. That didn’t please me at all.

  • http://www.breun.nl/ breun

    What do you mean by “Funnily enough, 10.4 itself doesn’t support the trackpad driver *grin*.”? I ran Panther on my iBook and then updated to 10.4, 10.4.1, 10.4.2 and now 10.4.3. My trackpad always worked.

    Also I love Mail.app. Like it way better than Evolution (use that on my FC4 desktop, but actually I never use my desktop machine anymore since my iBook came) or Thunderbird (I used that on Windows before totally switching my desktop machine over). Do you mean Mail.app listed all your files in your homedir? That’s totally weird indeed. Works like charm for me, using 5 IMAP accounts.

  • http://www.bytebot.net/ byte

    Breun, I own a brand new spanking iBook G4, the latest 12″ they released. the 12″ model has a trackpad that supports scrolling with the use of two fingers. Yes, 10.4 did not support it, but 10.4.2 does.

    Yes, Mail.app listed all files in my homedir. Its of a machine where I do not control the IMAP, so rather than poking further, I decided it would make more sense to just use Thunderbird. I’ve been meaning to switch from Evolution, but clearly I’m now using both.

  • http://www.google.com Gray

    Yes, Mail.app listed all files in my homedir. Its of a machine where I do not control the IMAP, so rather than poking further, I decided it would make more sense to just use Thunderbird. I’ve been meaning to switch from Evolution, but clearly I’m now using both.

  • http://www.bytebot.net/ byte

    Breun, I own a brand new spanking iBook G4, the latest 12″ they released. the 12″ model has a trackpad that supports scrolling with the use of two fingers. Yes, 10.4 did not support it, but 10.4.2 does.

    Yes, Mail.app listed all files in my homedir. Its of a machine where I do not control the IMAP, so rather than poking further, I decided it would make more sense to just use Thunderbird. I've been meaning to switch from Evolution, but clearly I'm now using both.


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