ethernet woes

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by sonofslim, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

    sonofslim

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    one of my coworkers is having problems with his OS9 G4 (a blue one -- not sure of the model just yet). upon startup, it gets to the desktop and freezes for a few minutes. after that, it's fine.

    it looks like an ethernet problem; after a lot of trial & error, i found that removing the Apple Enet extension solves the problem, but of course leaves the machine without a functioning ethernet port. i tried replacing it with a copy of a working extension from another machine, but the problem persisted.

    it's not set to automatically mount a network drive on startup, although when it is, the freeze time is even longer. so i don't know if this is a system problem, or a problem with the card itself (and thus disabling it by removing the extension removes the problem) or maybe even with our network.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. NP3 macrumors regular

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    Los Angeles
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    I would try hitting command-option-ESC to see what is running when it freezes.

    I had a similar problem in os9 where i had set it up to automatically load a network drive that wasn't there...it would repeatedly crash even after i had removed the startup network drive.....I solved it by re-installing the os.

    also try replacing appleshare extensions etc...they might be confused.
     

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