Open Transport 1.3 is still scheduled to be released as part of Mac OS 8.1. This will include many other bug fixes, including fixing a previously reported port busy problem with Global Village PC Card Modems.
Over the week-end, we received a report from Kennedy Brandt of SuperMac, who has been working to replicate and diagnose this problem, particularly on a SuperMac S900/225. He writes:
"The problem has finally been tracked to improper placement of the E-100 card. This card must reside in the upper PCI slot (Slot A), as that's the only one that has a corresponding Extended … Read more
Reader Todd Horning claims that Apple's ColorSync extension is the culprit. "Specifically v.2.1.2 . I reverted back to an earlier version of ColorSync and that seemed to solve the problem."
As bit depth settings and ColorSync both deal with "color issues," I suspect that both … Read more
The work-around solution is to check (enable) the System-wide platinum appearance option from the Appearance control panel. This is confirmed by Corel tech support (as found at their web site), who also suggest that disabling Apple Menu Options may help if the platinum appearance fix is unsuccessful.
The new version also adds the ability to save Get Info Comments when rebuilding the desktop.
For what it's worth, when I used TechTool Pro 1.0.5 to test my Mac OS 8 System and Finder files, it reported that my Finder was fine but that my System file … Read more
Kelly Leopard (of Total Recall) adds: "We are also testing … Read more