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Topic: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Puckdropper

Replies: 2
Views: 278

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:36 pm   Subject: 486 Won't Start Just Beeps
Pull as much RAM out as you can. Swap sticks until you get one that's causing a problem or works.
Topic: 5155 display problems, potentiometers probably
Puckdropper

Replies: 6
Views: 691

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:40 pm   Subject: 5155 display problems, potentiometers probably
Is the pot exposed where you can see the contacts? Maybe a contact cleaner like CRC-226 (get it at Home Depot, it's priced near $2.50 for a little can) can make it usable again?
Topic: DOMAIN OUTAGE
Puckdropper

Replies: 0
Views: 696

PostForum: Website Development   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:58 pm   Subject: DOMAIN OUTAGE
Uncreativelabs.net expired and my host/registrar had things screwed up in such a way I couldn't do anything until I talked to support. Despite numerous e-mails, I couldn't get anyone to address the i ...
Topic: Linux Mint
Puckdropper

Replies: 7
Views: 1616

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:06 pm   Subject: Linux Mint
Sorta? I have it on an old iBook. I think the MintPPC distro is no longer developed, though.
Topic: Compaq Portable 286 PSU?
Puckdropper

Replies: 4
Views: 1141

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:13 pm   Subject: Compaq Portable 286 PSU?
Welcome back! I had you figured for "Internet dead".
Topic: Revived Gateway 2000 486 - HD error
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 654

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:40 pm   Subject: Revived Gateway 2000 486 - HD error
Your "hard drive configuration error" message is probably happening during POST. A 486 is in the middle of the BIOS being able to figure everything out and having a configuration error be a ...
Topic: Tandy 1000 Display Issues
Puckdropper

Replies: 3
Views: 2877

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:17 am   Subject: Tandy 1000 Display Issues
You might be getting a different signal from the Tandy than the TV expects. As I recall, computers from that era put out a combined video & audio signal like a VCR. You'll need a RF switch to co ...
Topic: Linux Desktop on a 486
Puckdropper

Replies: 13
Views: 9776

PostForum: IBM PC/XT & AT Webforum   Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:14 am   Subject: Linux Desktop on a 486
How's it working for you? Is it usable?

I have Linux Mint on the 900 mHz PowerPC iBook, and it sometimes takes forever to respond... even running one program at a time.
Topic: UNCREATIVE LABS IS MOVING!
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 3540

PostForum: Website Development   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:17 pm   Subject: UNCREATIVE LABS IS MOVING!
The move is underway. Hopefully nothing will hiccup, but let me know if there's problems.
Topic: Need to email the webmaster? Please help us out.
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 5066

PostForum: Website Development   Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:31 pm   Subject: Need to email the webmaster? Please help us out.
Please don't bother e-mailing the webmaster. No one's checking that account, and it will be going away soon. Use the contact form on the home page, post a message on the forum, or e-mail me directly ...
Topic: UNCREATIVE LABS IS MOVING!
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 3540

PostForum: Website Development   Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:52 am   Subject: UNCREATIVE LABS IS MOVING!
We're working on switching to a different webhost, so there may be some service interruptions here and there. Everything should remain the same, but a few errors/weird things are inevitable. Let me ...
Topic: Where to find original version of AOL Desktop
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 2661

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:13 pm   Subject: Where to find original version of AOL Desktop
Would AOL Desktop be on any of their free CDs? I happen to have version 5.0 here.
Topic: More RAM
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 3067

PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 5:26 am   Subject: More RAM
I put Linux on an old laptop, and since it's a PowerPC iBook everything was quite out of date. I needed an updated GCC and so had to compile it from scratch. I had it compiling GCC for 4 days before ...
Topic: Scanner that hooks directly to printer, which ones?
Puckdropper

Replies: 1
Views: 2684

PostForum: Off-Topic Discussions   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:21 am   Subject: Scanner that hooks directly to printer, which ones?
Do you remember any more details about the scanner? You may try a Image Search with the little bit you do remember, and see if anything familiar comes up.

This looks like a good option, but I have ...
Topic: Strange failure...
Puckdropper

Replies: 2
Views: 3364

PostForum: Single Core   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:03 am   Subject: Strange failure...
Heavy duty 3 prong cord. Standard PC power cord.
 

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