The new Mac OS X 10.2.6 update addresses an issue for Mac OS X 10.2.5 in which a kernel panic message may appear if certain USB hubs or devices are connected. Improves printing compatibility for PostScript OpenType fonts. Improves compatibility for Maya Auto Paint and Paint Effects features.It also addresses an issue for Mac OS X 10.2.5 in which English is the default language and Asian language scripts are not available in the International preference pane if a script’s font is not available. Improves compatibility for MacSoft Unreal Tournament 2003 on computers with GeForce 2MX and GeForce4MX graphic accelerator chipsets. Address Book now supports the Sony Ericsson T610 phone.
Mac OS X 10.2.6 Update Released
2003-05-06 macOS 15 Comments
so far so good…
Chock up two more macs to the “no problems” list.
Just wondering if anyone else has issues with their ibook (dual usb) volume buttons (F4/F5) not working correctly. The display will go alway up and down and up and down (when holding volume up or down by itself).
Plus the backlight wierdly dims even though I am actively using the keyboard. (I doubt it is hardware since it works correctly under debianppc). 10.2.x seems very nice (10.2.6 included) besides these wierd effects
Heh, it seems that you have triggered a “secret” configuration for the iBook… 😉
iBooker, I’ve noticed this behavior too. I think it’s “been there” since 10.2, but I’m not sure. I just know it hasn’t always been this way. I’ve gotten ‘used to it’ and dealt.
Not the best response, but i wanted to let you know that you’re not alone, and I’d like to find out the solution too. They’ll probably figure it out in like 9 months. Same went for how I swore I was getting shocked through the metal rings on the feet of the iBook. The genius bar even thought that was absurd, but lo & behold, it turned out to be true (something about polarities in the plug).
Yeah, the volume goes nuts. I think that there is some software that resets it to what it used to be eg: mute the volume after you’ve initiated a modem connect, and it will get reset to its unmuted volume. I think its poor quality control on Apples part.
My iBook stopped making the charging light orange after the last security update. It is always green now.
I found that I get shocked if I am grounded (ie. touching the metal duct work in my house) and am wearing shorts (ie. the metal tabs hit my leg). I did some tests with my multimeter, and sure enough… shocking results! so I either wear pants or don’t sit over the metal duct work.
I know they have something called pbbuttonsd for linux and bsd for the ppc architecture.
I have the same issue w/ my dual usb ibook, the volume and display up/down buttons do actualy change the vol/display… The volume meter (in the apple bar) seems a little slow.. BUT the transparent graphic that used to pop up with adjusting them no longer pops up.. Thats sucks..
Never had the shock problem or the USB problem. I also didnt have that date problem either. Maybe I was lucky. Either way the new update is installed on my Powerbook
none of the problems discussed here affected my iBook(dual-usb 640megs). Works like a charm.
Postscript and OpenType are two different font types, there is no such thing as “Postscript Opentype”.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I am waiting for 10.3 to be released before I buy a Mac. I’d rather wait and get it once it comes out than buy one now and have to buy a copy once 10.3 is released retail.
Btw, has anyone got a link of what one should expect in 10.3? a complete move to GCC 3.2.3? I hope so 😉
I believe it is you who is somewhat mistaken. While it is strictly true that OpenType and PostScript are different font types, there is such a thing as a PostScript OpenType font.
The OpenType format is rather like a unified wrapper, but the font outlines themselves can be in either TrueType or Type 1 (PostScript) format. The OpenType specification basically nails down how the font outlines are packaged & described–using TrueType font tables–but not the format of the outlines themselves. Thus you can have OpenType fonts with TrueType outlines, and OpenType fonts with PostScript (Type 1) outlines.
Ha! And you thought YOU were being anal.
I am obviouly a font idiot. I did not know that.
And what sort of reaction are you expecting?
Oh, your such a guru. A genius amongst the unwashed masses, how could I ever question such wisdom