Teething problems

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by EGT, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. EGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 4, 2003
    Hi there.

    I received my 15" powerbook a few days ago. It's great apart from a few issues that i'd like to get your opinions on.

    Im using both a MAC and a PC. The PC is internet ready. I'm using an ISDN connection with a dray tek minivigor128 ISDN adaptor. I installed the draytek drivers onto the mac and set up the connection when i first started the powerbook. I can connect to the internet on the mac for a while but then the connection gets really slow and it eventually stops receiving data. When i try to disconnect, the "disconnecting" scrolling text on the top right menu bar keeps happening and i can't try to reconnect again. I've also noticed every time i turn on the computer the internet password changes and i can't connect as normal because the password must be wrong? I've never heard of anything like this before in my life - i'm completely confused. How do i keep the password set to what it should be and what do you think could be causing the slow connection and eventually the disconnect?

    I think the Mac has crashed a few times as well. A black window appears saying "your computers needs to restart. Please press and hold the power off button for a few seconds" or something of that nature. I don't know why this is happening. It has happened a few times now .. .. ..

    I do hope i haven’t wrecked my new computer :eek: :(
  2. dudeami macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2004
    What OS are you running? I just went to dreytek's site and I only see drivers for the minivigor128 for OS 10.2. They may not work correctly on OS 10.3.
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    First of all it's not a good idea to chew on your Powerbook. :)

    Yes, you've crashed it, and that ain't so easy to do. I suspect the software you've installed but in any event you should reboot the Mac in single user mode and check the disk for damage. Restart and hold down command-s until you see a screen of text. At the end of you'll get a prompt. Type:

    fsck -y (include the space)

    If you get back the message that the disk is journaled (which is the default in 10.3), then force the disk repair by typing:

    fsck -f

    When it's done checking and repairing, type:


    And whatever you've done, don't do it again!
  4. EGT thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 4, 2003
    :( Typical me.

    Im running 10.3.3 so that must be the problem (?). Can you recommend a good ISDN adaptor for my powerbook?

    Thanks very much for the help guys :)

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