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Table of Contents for this issue:
AppleShare for a Mac 512K?
LaserWriter Plus Service Manual?
Re: SuperMac Graphics Cards Circa 1992
Ethernet Card for SE/30?
Second Hard drive on SE?
68030 meant instead of 63000...
SE/30 and Netscape
Printing PDF Files on a Plus?
Re: Installing 6.0.8 from a PC to an SE
Re: Energy Saver Monitor
Re: Virtual Memory on LC
PrintShop for Mac Plus: It Does (Did) Exist
Re: ImageWriter I Weirdness
ImageWriter I Ribbon Advance Problem?
StyleWriter I Head Cleaning
Mac IIci Sound Input?
Lisa/Mac XL? What's the difference?
Games for an SE?
MacLynx is Here!
MacLynx & PowerCD?
MacLynx 2.7.1 beta 1 is Available
I'm Famous
Re: Moving Screen
512K RAM Heap?
The Incredible Shrinking Screen
Applied Engineering Drive on a Plus: Yes

To: Classic Posts
From: Stephen Bunker
Subject: AppleShare for a Mac 512K?
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 08:49:35 -0600

I have some 512k Macs that run fine (other than sticky floppy drives) and I'm interested in having them access a shared computer on a localtalk network. I haven't had much luck locating the system software for a 512k that has AppleShare. Does anyone have any hints?

Stephen Bunker

From: rjzambo
Date: Tue, 20 May 97 11:09:13
To: Classic Posts
Subject: LaserWriter Plus Service Manual?

I am trying to bring a Laserwriter plus back to life. THe machine starts up properly (green then yellow lights) but at the end does not print a test page.

The red light does not come on. If a connect it to a mac the printer communicates properly
to the mac ( displays name) and receives data properly .The Mac displays data processed etc, but does not print. The analog power supply ( 5,-5 ,24 volts is OK).

Any ideas and where can I get a service manual.


Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 12:52:30 -0400
From: Reuben Rubio
Subject: Re: SuperMac Graphics Cards Circa 1992
To: Classic Posts

Subject: SuperMac Graphics Cards Circa 1992?
Date: Mon, 12 May 97 19:59:56 -0500
From: Vince Salupo
To: Classic Posts

I have a SuperMac Nubus card with a 15 pin female connector. It is a long card (9"?) and the only identification on it other than the SuperMac label is the following: Spec/24 1V SuperMac Technologies 1992. I really don't know what it is capable of. There are a few long numbers on chips and on the circuit board itself indicating voltages and frequencies but I don't have them at the moment.

Anyone familiar with the SuperMac line from back then and what type of card this might be? I was hoping it might be a high resolution graphics card that would work in a IIci. Any idea what software would be needed to support it?

I have a IIci connected to a two-page monochrome SuperMac monitor, and the Nubus card that is used to drive that monitor resembles the one you describe. It seems to me that SuperMac offered the card and monitor for (relatively) cheap back then, so it was a (relatively) popular way to go "big."


From: Bhavesh.Patel
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Ethernet Card for SE/30?
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 20:00:31 +0200

I need to get a 10baseT card for my SE/30 so that I can add it to my starmax and NT box network. I've heard many of the PDS slot cards in the IIsi also work in the SE/30. Anyone know of a good source for one? Do the drivers still work under sys 7.5.3?

Bhavesh Patel

Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 11:05:18
To: Classic Posts
From: Daniel Watkins
Subject: Second Hard drive on SE?

Hello, all,

I have a Mac SE (plain vanilla 68000 type) with an internal hardrive. I recently picked up an external SCSI hard drive (formerly used with a Plus) at a flea market. I wanted to use the external with the SE as a second hard drive. Problem-the Mac will not recognize the external drive unless the internal drive is disconnected. That is, the Mac will recognize and use one or the other of the drives, but not both. When both drives are connected and powered up at the same time, the Mac just gets all confused and asks for a boot disk. (I do always power up the external drive before turning on the Mac, as I believe you`re supposed to). It has always been my understanding that SCSi devices could be ``daisy chained`` up to eight devices (or something like that).

Am I doing something wrong, or does this reflect a limitation in the Mac`s design?

Thanks for any help that you can give.


Dan Watkins

Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 13:13:14 -0800
To: Classic Posts
From: B.J. Major
Subject: 68030 meant instead of 63000...

In a recent post to this list, I was answering a question about using Print Shop on a Macintosh. What I *meant* to say was that the current version of Print Shop requires a CPU of 68030, not 63000.


Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 22:30:05 -0400
To: Classic Posts
From: Michel Boissonneault
Subject: SE/30 and Netscape

Hi Kenneth Browne,

I'm currently use netscape 2.02 on my SE/30 (the same configuration for hardware and communication software. I set the allocation memory to the minimum and turn "always load image" option to OFF. This software run very well on my machine. Last summer I used Netscape 1.X? but there was an stability issue.

For your prob of connection, I had the same prob with a powerMac 6100 hooked to a US.ROBOTIC extern. 28.8 bps. The set NEVER maintain a connection after the "spinning globe" despite the chrono running up! The verdict: It was the modem, with pesky dip switch and the cable (who is special for US. Rob). I have replaced the unit by a Global village and everything works fine.

Look at rockStar web site (maker of freePPP) for FAQ and troubleshooting page!

'Hope this may help you

(Psssst, just between us, SE/30 is one of the 3 best machines ever built by Apple ;-)

Mac Forever!

Michel Boissonneault.

To: Classic Posts
Subject: Printing PDF Files on a Plus?
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 22:36:39 -0600

Is there an application which would be able to convert and then print PDF files, which are meant to be read and printed by Acrobat Reader, on a 4 meg Plus using a StyleWriter I?

Sam M. Hunter

To: Classic Posts
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 11:00:59 +1100
Subject: Subject: Re: Installing 6.0.8 from a PC to an SE

Hi Allen.

It is not possible to "make" a Mac system on a P.C.. You have to find an other Mac. Then, eventually uncompress the file, and so build a system floppy for your SE on this mac.
If you have no Hard Drive, you have better to install a reduced version of the system, that will work only on a SE, but will use less memory and less space on the floppie.

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: Au contraire. Executor, an IBM program from Abacus Research and Development (, allows an Intel-based machine to read and write Mac floppy disks (1.4MB only) and SCSI HD's, and allows the user to run 32-bit clean programs (though some don't work, including communications programs). You may want to check it out, but beware: Its full version is expensive; the demo doesn't let you write to disks, and it doesn't work with everything. BTW, I have no interests in ARDI; I'm just reporting this alternative.]

If you want to buy a HD, you could ask the retailler to install the system on the HD.

Several months ago I had a very similar matter, published on classicmac 1.17. I am sending you the answers of other people who responded me.

Good luck, David Rinsveldt.

P.S.: Could you send me the U.R.L. where you downloaded the system ? I tried to find it but I didn't succeed. Thanks.

Subject: Re: Energy Saver Monitor
Date: Tue, 20 May 97 05:06:44 -0500
From: sdropkin
To: Classic Posts

I just switched a 15" Apple Multiscan monitor and adapter from a Mac IIsi to a Mac IIvx. When I try to turn on the energy saver that installs as part of the monitor's software, there's a message saying that energy saver cannot be used with this Macintosh. What is the difference between the two computers that makes that feature unusable? (I had thought that it was a feature of the monitor, not the computer.) Or is there an extension turned off on the IIvx that should be on?

So this worked on the IIsi? Hmm ... The IIvx is a newer Mac with newer ROMs; it should be capable of energy saving more than the IIsi, but ... Consider:

1) You don't say which version of MacOS you're using.If you can, look in Extensions Manager (or just in the Control Panel folder) for an energy saver Control Panel (it's called "CPU Energy Saver" in 7.5.5). Make sure it's loaded.

2) There may be an extension conflict. Try sorting them out by switching off all unnecessary extensions and seeing if Control Panels load, then vice versa, and switch out half of what works until you find out what doesn't.

3) The software you loaded for the monitor may not be happy with the IIvx system software. If I recall correctly, the IIvx _must_ run System 7.1 while the IIsi will handle System 6 without complaint.

Energy saving is a function of the monitor _and_ the CPU. But, again, I would have expected the IIvx to have that feature before the IIsi did. Good luck!


Subject: Re: Virtual Memory on LC
Date: Tue, 20 May 97 05:13:18 -0500
From: sdropkin
To: Classic Posts

My daughter is running an LC 4/40 with System 7.0.1 and cannot get Virtual memory. It just does not show on the Control Panel. Any ideas?

Virtual memory will not work with an LC. The LC has a 68020 CPU that requires something called a Paged Memory Management Unit (PMMU; another chip) to handle virtual memory. The Mac II has the same "problem"; on that system, it is solved by buying a PMMU (maybe around $10-15 nowadays) and plugging it into a socket on the logic board. I do not know if the LC has a socket for a PMMU; my quick Web search just now was inconclusive. You might do just as well lifting the cover on the LC and looking for an empty socket labeled "PMMU". Good luck!


Date: Tue, 20 May 97 07:29:44 -0500
From: B Soluski
Subject: PrintShop for Mac Plus: It Does (Did) Exist
To: Classic Posts

On 5/18/97 "Jeremy John Winter"

I'm looking for PrintShop from Broderbund for a MacPlus.

Yes it does exist. I have it in my archives. (I cannot give it to you, or I will be banned from this list :-) Worked well with an Imagewriter color ribbon. (You have a small selection of colors.)
I believe it took 2 or 3 floppies.

Check out flea markets.


Date: Tue, 20 May 97 07:29:39 -0500
From: B Soluski
Subject: Re: ImageWriter I Weirdness
To: Classic Posts

On 5/18/97 "RINSVELDT DAVID" wrote:

Hi ! I have got a 13 years old ImageWriter I connected with a Mac Plus with an Hard Drive. (System 6.0.3, 1 Mb of RAM).

The Mac works well and the printer too, but sometimes, without any reasons, the printer bugs. So instead of printing normaly, it prints silly ASCII caracters like this example.

This is not a bug, it is a feature! Really. If you push down the two top buttons, the IW will print in "dump" mode. It has to be turned off to reset it to normal. This is for checking out the connection under special test conditions. Just be careful pushing down the power button.

Also, there is a self test.

If some combination of the two bottom buttons are held down
during power up, a continuous printout is obtained. This is handy for head adjustment, especially with a color ribbon. I have an IW2 book, so I cannot look it up for your machine. But I have done it by playing around with an IW1.

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: See the post by Bob Nichol concerning the StyleWriter I for information on the ImageWriter I's self-test mode.]


From: "Bob Nichol"
To: Classic Posts
Subject: ImageWriter I Ribbon Advance Problem?
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 08:59:20 -0600

Recently, I purchased a venerable ImageWriter I from the local Value Village for $9.99 (Canadian funds). With a cable made at home with the proper pinouts, it is a perfect mate to my Mac 512Ke, and is perfectly serviceable with the FIVE other classic Macs (Plus, SE, SE/30, IIsi, and IIcx) in the house!

I noticed, however, that during printing from the 512k machine or even on self test, that the ribbon only advances when printing from right to left. Left to right printing does not seem to move the ribbon, so obviously the print quality is bleak. Has this behaviour been experienced by anyone else and solved? I'm prepared to open up the plate covering the ribbon drive gears to see if there's a jam - this machine was exceedingly dusty when I got it. It also smelled like a bingo hall.

p.s. I have been impressed with the level of competent and timely support provided by Classic Mac Digest.


J. R. (Bob) Nichol

From: "Bob Nichol"
To: Classic Posts
Subject: StyleWriter I Head Cleaning
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 09:06:37 -0600

I own a StyleWriter I and when the ink cartridge is new and sometimes reluctant to share its ink, I put it through the ink head cleaning procedure which is built into the HARDWARE of the printer. Holding down the ON-LINE button while pressing POWER ON will cause the StyleWriter go perform a head clean (it just sits there and grumbles and grinds). And holding down FORM FEED and pressing POWER ON will do the printer self-test - as it does for the ImageWriters. It may be the other way around, since I don't read the manual regularly!

Unfortunately, this information is available only in the manuals, so some second-hand owners may not know this.

J. R. (Bob) Nichol

From: "Foster, Sonny E"
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Mac IIci Sound Input?
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 08:21:00 +1000


I have a trust Mac IIci which I still use a fair bit but on occasions miss the ability to record sound. I was wondering if there was some way of modifying the IIci or purchasing a card that will allow sound input ?


Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 19:07:18 -0500 (CDT)
From: Sang-Jun Lee
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Lisa/Mac XL? What's the difference?

Hi! everybody!!

I have some question for you..I believe you can help me... Simply, What's difference between Lisa and Mac XL??? Lisa II is Mac XL??? what about Lisa I??? I really confuse with that....
Please give me information in detail...

Thank you ! and have a nice day!


Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 10:19:08 +0200
To: Classic Posts
From: Harald Hjonnevag
Subject: Games for an SE?

Can anybody recommend any good games for a Mac SE running system 7.1 with 4 mb ram. I think my six year old niece would be very grateful.

Harald Hjonnevag

From: "Birchall, Richard"
To: Classic Posts
Subject: MacLynx is Here!
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 08:58:55 -0400

Here is the announcement yesterday for MacLynx.



"Olivier Gutknecht" wrote:
MacLynx is a MacOS port of the Lynx 2.7.1 text-based Web Browser (Lynx 2.7.1 is the latest non-development Lynx release).

Lynx supports everything you can expect from a modern browser: frames, forms, cookies, proxies, .. but HTML is rendered in a text window (with an optional external image viewer), so it remains fast and lightweight.

MacLynx should work on PowerPC and 680x0 Macs with System 7.1 or later, with MacTCP or OpenTransport, and runs in 2 Mb (preferred).

As this version (beta1) is the first public version, it has not been tested on a large number of configurations. And as MacLynx is developed and tested on a PowerMac, the 680x0 might be less stable.

This version is aimed on having full http functionality of the original Lynx. As MacLynx is a port of an Unix software, some points of the MacOS interface are still quite rough, but this will improve over time.

You can find additional information and downloading sites at:

The MacLynx archive (with 680x0 and PowerPC binaries) is at: <> (France) <> (USA)

The official Lynx pages are at <>

MacLynx is freeware (GNU Public License)

MacOS specific features

(see Lynx site for general Lynx information)

- Lynx window is resizable
- You can click on links to activate them

- Open Document, Quit Application, Open Application and GetURL appleEvents are supported (MacLynx can be used as a default IC http helper).

Drag & drop
- You can drop an URL onto MacLynx window to make it "jump" to that URL - You can drop a local file or folder on MacLynx icon.

Speech Manager
- MacLynx can speak a whole document (with the 'p'rint command) or pronounce the current link (see lynx.cfg)

External helpers
- You can specify external application to launch after having downloaded a file. See lynx.cfg for an example.

- You can use an external image viewer to open images in a document (press '*' to switch to image mode). See lynx.cfg for more information.

Internet Config
- MacLynx support IC file typing preferences, as well as automatic post-processing when defined
- MacLynx reads e-mail address, homepage from your IC preferences - MacLynx uses IC preferences to launch your favorite helper on non-http URLs.

- Text is rendered with 7 bits approximations - No cut/copy/paste on MacLynx window
- MacLynx cannot print by itself yet

Happy (?) browsing,

Olivier Gutknecht
L.I.R.M. Montpellier - Dept A.R.C.

Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 14:29:30 +0000
From: "Mr. Tripp Frasch"
Subject: MacLynx & PowerCD?
To: Classic Posts

For those of you who were wondering about this last week:

Mac Lynx is available in a public beta seed at <>. Enjoy!


I have an Apple PowerCD (the cool one that looks like a flying saucer on a stand). It plays audio cd's just fine, but I cant get it to mount CD ROM's on my desktop. It was given to me without any software or instructions. Do I need a special driver? I use an Apple 300CD with my IIci regularly with no trouble. I'd love to use this cool one too!


Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 03:30:28 -0400
To: Classic Posts
From: Bo Schnick
Subject: MacLynx 2.7.1 beta 1 is Available


For the Mac port of the Lynx text browser; it's 791K in Mac Binary stuffed. It has a PPC version and a 68K version both in the same package. Unstuffed the 68K version is 722K, along with about 270K support files so it should go onto a 1.4 floppy Okay IMO. If anyone wants the Release Notes or the ReadMe that's included I can email that upon request.



Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 23:50:05 -0500
To: Classic Posts
From: Jag
Subject: I'm Famous

I was reading my new MacUser mag tonight and saw that they have appropriated my shareware instuction manual on how to get older Macs on the web. I went to their site et?faqs_info

and downloaded it. It's also listed in the mag (but no attribution to your truly...) I shoulda charged a shareware fee! Pretty cool, huh? Now if I could just make some MONEY offa this thing...


Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 02:27:48 -0400
To: Classic Posts
From: Bo Schnick
Subject: Re: Moving Screen

From: PURPLE4623
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 00:00:42 -0400 (EDT)
To: Classic Posts
Subject: Moving Screen?

I just moved my mac IIci. It is on a coffee table untill my desk comes. Here is my problem: The fist time I turned on my computer after moving it worked great, now when I turn on my computer, the screen on my monitor will not hold still. It moves up and down. The monitor is a 14" apple. I bought it used less than a month ago and it is still under warranty. Can I fix this problem myself or should I take it back. Thanks.



I think it may be a good guess that you are experiencing some AC electrical interference from some source that was not present at the original location, that was turned off when you first powered on your IIci after the move, but was turned on when you powered up the IIci after the first time.

The solutions to this interference are numerous;

1. move the monitor to another location
2. thru experimentation-discover the AC device that is causing the interference and move it, prolly a device that has some kinda motor, or not power it up.
3. build a shield that will block the AC interference, I know someone who was succesful with a large lid from a cooking pot. But it didn't add much to the decor in my opinion. Aluminum foil woud have been much more attractive in my book.

Bo S.

Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 02:05:24 -0500
From: Jag
To: Classic Posts
Subject: 512K RAM Heap?


Anybody know the minimum ram system heap a 512k Mac uses? I'm talking bare bones system heap. Thanks


Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 01:51:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Cynthia Jane Yep
To: Classic Posts
Subject: The Incredible Shrinking Screen?

It may be my imagination, but my SE's screen seems to be smaller than it used to be. As in there is about a half inch of black on the edges of the display (as if the nine-inches weren't small enough). Has anyone ever encountered this? If so, how do I fix it. On a PowerMac I would adjust the resolution, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do that with an SE.


Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 06:00:28 -0600
To: Classic Posts
From: Robert Poland
Subject: Applied Engineering Drive on a Plus: Yes

Mark Waller wrote:

"Applied Engineering external 1.44 floppy drive
for Plus, SE and all Macs with floppy drive port $125"

This description reads like no other upgrade is
required to use this 1.44 drive with a Plus, or un-upgraded SE. The site is -

Mark, I have one of those drives, and I use a plus. It will NOT work on a plus. The problem is not the drive, but the ROMs. They cannot recognize a FDHD. It makes sense.

The first Mac to be able to recognize a FDHD was the upgraded SE, which came with a FDHD drive.

There IS a fix, which requires a special card and a special drive, which was available at the time the Plus and SE were current machines, but I can't remember the name of the setup, and they are nearly impossible to find anyway, for obvious reasons. I mean, who's going to give one up if they have it and use it.

Sam M. Hunter ...

I am using a Applied Engineering "AEHD+". I use it on a MAC Plus and a Mac II. they both require a control panel to operate as a 1.44 floppy drive. The Mac II needed an adapter cable.

Bob Poland

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