Jul 18, '03 09:22:00AM • Contributed by: utti
How to setup a remote controlled MAC
- Install a VNC Server on your Mac.
- Install a VNC Client in your P800.
- Establish a network connection between your MAC and P800 via Bluetooth.
Remote Mac conrol with an SE P800 phone via Bluetooth
Jul 18, '03 09:22:00AM • Contributed by: utti
I found a way to remotely control my presentations on my PowerBook (using 10.2.6) via my P800 Smartphone, mostly like Salling Clicker does with the SE T68i and T610. I really missed this possibilty in my new P800, like many other users. So I figured out the basic steps to solve the problem:
How to setup a remote controlled MAC
Print to a shared non-PostScript Windows XP printer
Jul 17, '03 10:16:00AM • Contributed by: Anonymous
My roommates and I share 1 printer. It was connected to my Mac and shared with their Windows XP boxes for months. We decided tonight to move the printer to the Windows XP router/firewall machine which is always on and never sleeps. But it didn't work ... after several hours of scratching my head, cursing, and perusing this site I managed to make it work with GIMP Print and the Windows XP TCP/IP Printing service hints. The results were very poor quality and taking forever to print. This was not good enough for us at all.
I finally stumbled upon step by step instructions for printing from an OS X machine to a not-PostScript printer on a Windows XP machine: How to Use a Printer Attached to a Windows XP Computer in Mac OS X.
I tried this with our Canon BJC-8200. It worked flawlessly, and only took 15 minutes to set up. Now my roommates and I can print from any machine in the house whenever we want, without having to run to the other end of the house, boot or wake the Mac, run back to hit Print on the document, then running back to the Mac to get the output from the printer.
Switch locations at shutdown to remove startup lag
Jul 10, '03 09:05:00AM • Contributed by: Anoble
I have a PowerBook and have different Location settings configured for home and office networks (DHCP vs fixed IP). When starting up at a location different than the current network settings, I notice that the Mac lags for several minutes as it times out searching for the DHCP Server, etc.
To get around this lag, I created a location setting for the AirPort with the Ethernet card inactive. When I shut down from either location, I set the location to "Airport Only." When starting up, there is no lag and I immediately switch to the setting where I'm physically located (home or office). Much faster.
Better manage NFS-mounted and local iTunes libraries
Jul 02, '03 10:37:00AM • Contributed by: Anonymous
This is something I threw together while at MacHack 2003. I have a PowerBook. Linux PC's are cheap. I have a lot of storage space in my Linux box, but only 30GB on my PowerBook. I keep all my Mp3s on my Linux PC and only a few gigs of them on my PowerBook, and share off my Linux server with NFS, Samba, or AFP.
However, if you try to play an MP3 from a non-existent remote NFS mount, the system will hang and be unstoppable!
The solution? This Perl script lets you more easily switch iTunes libraries -- so you can have multiple iTunes libraries to keep your remote MP3s out of your library when not at home (or wherever your remote mount is).
Addendum: The instructions on the project page have been revised and edited. If you still have trouble or uncertainty in setting up the program, contact me (my email is on the bottom of the project page).
At work I have a G4 and a P3 in my office. My P3 has most of my existing Java code on it, including a working connection to a CVS server. Now that I'm developing some Java on my Mac, I need to access my P3's files constantly. However, when I restart or log out of my G4 at night and log back in the next day, I'm naturally disconnected from a share to which I connect (the share is set up on the P3 and I connect to it via the G4).
So, here's how you can get OS X to reconnect to a Samba share at login:
[robg adds: I thought we had a hint on this already, but my searches came up empty ... so here it is!]
I just got a Tungsten T with built-in Bluetooth and the D-Link DBT-120 Bluetooth USB adapter, and I wanted to do my Hotsync over Bluetooth rather than via the cradle. It turns out that the setup is rather non-obvious, and you can feel like you configured it right when you didn't. There isn't currently a hint on MacOSXHints about it, so here you go.
If you search on the Palm web site, you will see this Knowledge Base Entry that tells you how to do it. The key thing that you may not figure out on your own is that you need to change HotSync mode to "LANSync" using the LANSync Prefs menu item in the HotSync manager on your Palm. Once I did that (I had already figured out the other things), the HotSync started working.
Create a persistent BlueTooth to Address Book connection
Jun 18, '03 10:06:00AM • Contributed by: schwa23
One of the problems with the Address Book's Bluetooth phone connection functionality is that usually it only stays active for about 10 minutes, meaning that its caller ID capabilities are diminished since you have to manually reconnect the phone. I've figured out what appears to be a solution while investigating a way to share my highspeed internet connection over Bluetooth to my Nokia 3650 phone.
In that process, I found that part of the SyncServices included with the new version of iSync is a command line mRouter application. Assuming you have iSync 1.1 installed, run the mRouter command -- it's part of the Symbian conduit that's installed in /System -> Library -> SyncServices -> SymbianConduit.bundle -> Contents -> Resources. From the Terminal type (shown on two lines; enter as one with no spaces at all):
/System/Library/SyncServices/SymbianConduit.bundle/ Contents/Resources/mRouterand you'll get the possible command line options. If you run (on the same path) mRouter -a, followed by your phone's MAC address (which you can find in the Bluetooth Preference pane), a PPP session will be created, displaying something like this:
Mon Jun 16 18:21:00 2003 : Using interface ppp0 Mon Jun 16 18:21:00 2003 : Connect: ppp0 /dev/tty.mRouter Mon Jun 16 18:21:08 2003 : local IP address 169.254.1.68 Mon Jun 16 18:21:08 2003 : remote IP address 169.254.1.5Once that's done, your BlueTooth connection will now be alive and persistent. You can hit Control-Z to suspend the active application, or Control-C to kill it (you don't want to do that, though, because it will obviously disconnect you). I guess you could make a duplicate of the mRouter file and run it from wherever you'd like, but I've not tried that yet.
Now go over to the Address Book and click the Bluetooth icon; you'll notice that it turns on immediately since the connection is already established. I've kept the connection alive for quite a while now without a hitch. Pretty cool.
Now, if some of the more network savvy users out there (like the ones who figured out how to share your Mac's internet connection to a Palm device) could come up with something similar to share over this PPP connection, I'd be eternally grateful. This would be useful to Nokia 3650/7650 and Sony Ericsson P800 users particularly.
There may be times you want to temporarily turn off your Internet connection: for example (long reason short), some HTML-based spam messages can be used to verify your e-mail address just by viewing the images contained therein.
If you're using AirPort, the answer is simple: turn off the AirPort connection, which is normally what I do. However, with my G4 tower at work, which uses a wired ethernet connection, I couldn't do that.
So, what you can do instead is to create a new network location (I called mine "No Access") and enter in bad or garbled information. Or, in my case where at work I have a static IP, I made the new location try to use DHCP (which would fail). Then, when you want to turn off your network connection, just go to the Apple menu, Locations menu, and select No Access, and you're kicked offline until you want to go back.
Under iTunes 4.0, a lot of people started using music sharing to access the music on their home computers from work. Sadly, iTunes 4.0.1 removed this feature due to piracy concerns. Fortunately, you can re-enable iTunes sharing across subnets with the freeware Rendezvous Beacon.
After downloading and launching Rendezvous Beacon, create a new Beacon with the following values:
Now you'll be able to access the iTunes shared music on your home computer through your work computer's iTunes as if they were both on the same subnet.
Note 1: I feel that iTunes, because of its five-connection limit and the need to authorize computers to play purchased music, is a very weak platform for pirating music. This hint is intended simply for restoring a very useful feature that was removed by iTunes 4.0.1 because of Apple's fears of music pirating. Please don't ruin this for the rest of us by trying to iTunes for pirating.
Note 2: With Rendezvous Beacon you can use a similar process to publish services via Rendezvous that are served up by non Rendezvous enabled servers. This is potentially very useful for a net admin.[robg adds: Unlike hints on defeating copy protected songs, which clearly violate the infamous DMCA, I don't believe there's anything inherently illegal about accessing your own music from another location. However, if I'm wrong, I guess this article (but hopefully not the site) will soon vanish in a puff of legal smoke.
The other reason that I feel OK about publishing this one is that there are a ton of other ways to do the same thing. For instance, search macosxhints for "streaming," and you can read several hints on how to set up your own streaming server to send your music to another location. Also, an anonymous hinster pointed out a command line program called mDNSResponder that does the same thing.
People that are truly interested in pirating music are going to use one of the P2P applications, not a measly little iTunes five-connection-limited application that requires an additional third-party application with which to actually steal the music...]
I was researching the issue of using PowerPrint for Networks on OS X for a while, and found the answer on allosx.com. Since I looked for so long, I thought I'd post this here. Credit goes to Rob Crestani as shown on the original page. Essentially it boils down to this:
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