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Potential solution (please, don't laugh)...
Authored by: aRichboy on Aug 09, '01 04:06:16PM

OK guys, I think I may have a workaround (which may sound a bit naff, so feel free to deride me if you wish) to this problem, which has also been bugging the hell out of me (btw my record freeze is five and a half minutes -- agh!).

OK, so I used to have this problem (almost) every time I woke my Pismo from sleep and tried to connect to the internet. Having used my far-out method for the last week or two, I have managed to reduce the occurrence of this bug to practically zero under the same circumstances (about twice a day, too), although this may be due to chance more than anything. I would be interested to know if anyone has success using my 'solution' though. Bare in mind this may be bull, so don't expect any miracles :)

Here's what I do: just before clicking "Connect", bring up the connection log and close it a couple of times, and do the same with the "About Internet Connect" dialog box. That's it. Oh, and hovering the pointer over the connect button before clicking it seems to help too (although this may be some kind of psycho-kinetic force in action :). As I say, your mileage may vary, yadda yadda...

Without wishing to undermine my credibility any further, I'm guessing that the bug is caused by the multitasking system having difficulty with the modem initialisation script, or the script not being able to work due insufficient memory, and that forcibly allocating more memory to Internet Connect by actually making the app do stuff helps to resolve the problem. What do you guys reckon?

Rich



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Potential solution (please, don't laugh)...
Authored by: appleweek on Aug 10, '01 06:26:42AM

i'm sorry, but as much as your knetic energy might want to make your superbly multitasking operating system actually multitask after clicking "Connect", thats not the answer.
How do I know? you see, I use PPP Monitor (excellent, get it!) to connect. I practly never open up Internet Connect any more, and after a few times connecting and disconnect, the problems comes. By the way, the longest wait time i've had in over 6 minute -- talk about annoying! I've also done this exact same thing with the AOL for Mac OS X beta -- which, just like PPP Connect, is nothing more than another GUI app to connect -- which my computer stalls.
I would do ANYTHING for Apple to fix this problem.

Its always two steps foward, one step back with OS X: we finally get a multitasking OS, but unless you want to wait 5 minutes for it begin to connect, i have to restart after connnecting/disconnect about 5 times (after that, the wait times can get unbearable long, 5+ mins)



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Potential solution (please, don't laugh)...
Authored by: macubergeek on Aug 11, '01 03:45:19PM

tried this, it didn't work for me

Here's the silly naff workaround I found worked for me: open and close the force quit window without force quitting anything.

Damn I hope Apple fixes this soon, this is stupid.



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Authored by: appleweek on Aug 14, '01 12:17:26AM

OMG! ur solution worked! But how are the two of them connected (initializing Modem and Force Quit diag.box), i have no clue! Now i can leave my computer on for days without having to reboot it every 5 hours or so so that I don't have to wait a centry to initialize the modem.



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Authored by: strummer on Jan 17, '02 06:41:56PM

Thank God you tried that!!!
I've tried just about everything else, from disabling Classic, etc.
Now, can anyone write an applescript that will do the force quit move and then internet connect. Personally, I've never programmed, so I figure there must be someone who could throw something together pronto!
cheers,
brian



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