Belated thanks to all who have responded so far!
SoplaHtaHwIí: This must indeed be a platform-related issue. As I am not a Macman, I cannot really comment on which version of the OS you need to run for your woes to disappear...
I am unclear on that too. I donít know whether I would do better to try to re-download my current OS of 10.3.9, or to go straight through to the current 10.5. Neither does the person I talked to at my local repair shop. However, he assures me that as long as I have enough RAM I can go straight from 10.3.9 to 10.5 without having to go through 10.4.
In any event, I canít do much without a RAM upgrade. I have a 1G card on the way. This alone may solve some of my problems. By the time it is installed I hope to have the 10.3.9/10.5 issue sorted out.
Having to pay for a newer version of the Operating system is something that eats at my Dutch pirate-heart.
I agree wholeheartedly. (Youíre a descendant of Dutch pirates too?! }}: D Hey howdy, cuz!)
I sadly would have no other solution to your predicament currently than either:
- Find (borrow) a M$ or posix (unix/linux/bsd) machine;
- Shell out the dough to upgrade your system;
- I can create a PDF of the site... 8-)
Unfortunately another machine on *any* platform isnít an option. Iíve only got the one. (It amazes me how the repair people think that everyone has a spare to use while they dink around not fixing mine. }}: \ ) I have to wait in line for hours to access one at the public library, and there I am restricted to web use. I canít bring my own material to work on.
I am leaning toward the upgrade. The goal is to get the new RAM installed as soon as possible, see what problems that may solve, and buy the OS 10.5 upgrade in a few month once prices start to drop. However, this brings up questions about buying used software.
I appreciate the PDF offer, but that wouldnít be putting your time to good use. Not for something ultimately as trivial as the loltrek page.
As to Qunchuyís suggestion to reset my router --
My router is a low-end, phone-company-issue, lowest-bidder piece of Ęģ@p.* It doesnít have a reset button but must be unplugged, allowed to sit for a few minutes, and plugged back in. I canít imagine it caching anything
. Itís a bare-bones model that has already been gnawed upon by predators.
Not having anything to lose, I reset it anyway. It didnít make a difference either way. However, in the past, resetting it has helped to resolve (if temporarily) wireless connection problems. I believe the wireless problems are symptomatic of the same underlying problems that are interfering with my browsers and Finder functions. After any new software/programs have been installed, the Finder is supposed to ask the user for permission to update some sort of internal password chain. Only after is does so will the wireless card connect to the router. The Finder often fails to do this, and the control panel reads that the computer is receiving full signal, which it is. It just canít connect to the signal without that updated password chain. When the Finder doesnít ask for permission to update the password chain and give me a Y/N button to hit, I have no way to update the chain and get the wireless card to accept the incoming signal.
Iím sure that the browser problems, lack of chain prompts, and Finder farts are interconnected. I just havenít figured out how. But I will not be defeated
by an insolent machine.
*But at least it was free!