Tuesday, August 12, 2014

HP 5P, print server on Mavericks 10.9.3

Printing (didn't) happen

My SnowLeopard machine prints just fine to via a print server to an HP 5P.  On the Mavericks notebook the add Printers button brought up the list of printers on the network.   Lights green in the control panel but no blinky lights, churning sounds and no paper emerging from the bowels of the beast.

Fix (What to DO? oh toh keh?)

  • printer cups interface (in your browser http://localhost:631/) 
  • Gutenprint drivers

Frustration Rising (dead ends that didn't work)

  • adding and deleting printer
  • ipp with IP address and port name
  • turning firewall off
  • looking at tcpdump log
Good luck!

Beyond the basics: OS X's advanced printer tools
OS X Mavericks: IP printer settings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Build FAILS: Handbrake 0.9.9 on OS X 10.9.3 Mavricks

follow handbrake build instructions for OS X:


********* BUILD FAILS

what now:

If you have installed any utilties like autoconf automake under /usr/local/bin/ while trying to build remove those.

When you installed Xcode 5.1.3 from the App Store you probably didn't know you also have to install the command line tools.  Type this into a terminal window:

xcode-select --install

more details:

svn6226 builds fails on OS X 10.9.3 Xcode 5.1.1



Monday, March 24, 2014

new router: why no wi-fi ipod touch

OS X Handbrake 32-bit build notes

 The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.


SEATOOLS bootable USB stick

I needed to run SEATOOLS to test a Seagate 1.5TB firmware CC34 ST31500541AS SATA drive (more on that later)

  • unetbootin FreeDOS was able to create a bootable USB stick but couldn't figure out where to put the SEATOOLS files
  •  This thread on ubuntuforums put me on the right path

patch build mmv util on Snow Leopard OS X

Patch Build

What:  build mmv util on OS X

Obtain source and diff file:
mmv_1.01b.orig.tar.gz 25.1 kB 1b2135ab2f17bdfa9e08debbb3c46ad8
mmv_1.01b-15.diff.gz 10.4 kB 991e5c7ef7b78a05aba1b81c36c6288c

Unpack both then copy 1.01b-15.diff into the 1.01b folder

cd mmv-1.01b.orig

Patch source with diff file; type this into the terminal

patch < mmv_1.01b-15.diff

Type :
 you should see the mmv binary in the build directory

note: i don't know why but mmv -h gives no help output


Here's a precompiled binary package (nice work Joel!) on another blog :

mmv on Mac OS X


More info:

Linux rename tools