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Just had a crash
Authored by: sjonke on Jun 28, '01 02:11:01PM

Mail.app did something weird and effectively froze the entire OS. I couldn't even ssh into it from my iBook. It was getting some email from mac.com (IMAP) and it got stuck. The mouse became slow and stuttery and I couldn't do anything. I have had Mail do some weird things, and I have only started using it for real yesterday. Hmmm. Anyway, Mail shouldn't be able to put the computer into a state you can't recover from, so I have to put the blame on OS X, and not the Mail application. Mail is buggy, but it shouldn't be able to force a reboot. I'm running 10.0.4.

I had previously run into a problem with Eudora for X on my iBook a number of times - if I had the wrong location set (wrong network) and started Eudora, it would obviously fail to retrieve mail or access anything on the internet. Not surprising. However, once this happens NOTHING in OS X can get to anything even if I switch to the correct location. usually I could log out and back in and it would be fine (though that is certainly annoying), but last time this happened the only solution was to reboot - logging out and back in didn't help. It's as if the Location isn't really changing even though I change it in the Apple Menu (and I also tried in the system preferences.) After a reboot all was fine, but I was forced to reboot. This may only crop up when having usedan Airport base station for access - I'm pretty sure that every time this has happened I was using Airport in our lab and then went up to my office and forgot to switch to my Office location.

However, aside from troubles with these two mail programs and networking, OS X has been stable.

Steve

P.S. please make these type in fields size automatically to fit the browser window size - it is a REAL pain to type in a message on my iBook (2000 with the 800x600 display) with the current fixed width scheme.



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Browser window size...
Authored by: robg on Jun 28, '01 02:27:28PM

>>P.S. please make these type in fields size automatically to fit the browser window size<<

Hmm ... I'd love to do something like that -- but the TEXTAREA tag takes a COLS input for the number of columns, which is hard-coded. If someone wants to email me privately with suggestions (as I'm not sure how to accomplish this!), I'd love to make this a dynamic value based on browser width. It should be possible, assuming that window width is a returnable value.

-rob.



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