The NEXTSTEP/OpenStep FAQ
The NEXTSTEP/OpenStep FAQ
1.1 About this FAQ
2.1 Where to get answers?
2.2 How may I contact NeXT, Inc.?
2.3 FTP servers
2.4 Software on CD
2.5 What is the current status of NEXTSTEP/OpenStep?
2.6 Will there be a public implementation of OpenStep?
2.7 Are there differences between Openstep for Mach and other implementations?
2.8 What information is available by NeXT
2.9 What is the correct spelling?
2.10 How do I start an official NeXT User Group?
2.11 Are there differences in the NEXTSTEP implementations?
2.12 What are the names of the ftp sites that have NeXT-related files?
2.13 Additional information sources
2.14 How to get FTP files via e-mail.
2.15 References on Objective C
2.16 How to contact music interested people.
2.17 How to announce upcoming events
2.18 Can I mix different hardware running NEXTSTEP?
2.19 Can I exchange software running on different hardware?
3.5 NEXTSTEP/OPENSTEP Developer
3.7 PDO --- Portable Distributed Objects
3.8 EOF --- Enterprise Objects Framework
3.10 WWW Browser
4.1 How do I get pictures of people from remote sites to appear in Mail.app and NewsGrazer?
4.2 How to manipulate and examine default settings
4.3 How do I run NextApps remotely?
4.4 Why does UUCP hangs on outgoing connections after sending the password, but other communications software do not have a problem with it?
4.5 How do I access the NeXT's Digital Webster Dictionary from a program?
4.6 How do I get the arrow keys to work in csh?
4.7 What default affects menu location?
4.8 How to get Gourmet to boot up the Mathematica 2.0 kernel?
4.9 Manipulating the Loginwindow
4.10 How does one set UNIX man pages to be viewed in nroff format with DL like the standard manual pages in NS2.x?
4.11 Appending a signature and addition headers to your e-mail
4.12 How can I quickly find a file if I don't know its directory?
4.13 Mail.app suddenly stopped working!
4.14 Recycler doesn't work anymore?!
4.15 How to hear sound from CDPlayer.app thought NEXTSTEP system?
4.16 How do I decompress a file with the extension .compressed?
4.17 How do I change the Workspace compression app?
4.18 console: loginwindow: netinfo problem - No such directory.
4.19 Root login not possible on client machine
4.20 How to boot NEXTSTEP from the second (higher SCSI ID) HD?
4.21 How to make swapfile shrink to the normal size?
4.22 Does netinfo work between machines running NEXTSTEP 2.x and 3.x?
4.23 Why does the console user "own" the external disk filesystem?
4.24 How to limit coredump sizes?
4.25 What is the maximum value of nbuf that I can specify on bootup?
4.26 How can I change the mouse pointer shape and color?
4.27 How do I customize BuildDisk to create a bootable disk of my own
4.28 Are there any more dwrites useful for the workspace, ...?
4.29 What is the @LongLink message from gnutar all about?
4.30 What stands the file .place3_0.wmd for?
4.31 How to create transparent icons with IconBuilder
4.32 How to access the MAC format of a mixed DOS/MAC CD-ROM
4.33 Is there a PPP for NEXTSTEP
5.1 What disk drives will work with the NeXT?
5.2 Will a 68030 NeXT Computer run NEXTSTEP 3.3?
5.3 How do I configure my HP 660 to boot properly?
5.4 What is the procedure for installing a Fujitsu M2263SA/SB SCSI Disk as the NeXT Boot Disk?
5.5 How to mount a corrupted OD that won't automount?
5.6 What non-NeXT CD Players that work with a NeXT?
5.7 What are some other sources of toner cartridges and trays for the NeXT laser printer?
5.8 What printers (laser or otherwise) may be used with a NeXT?
5.9 What can I do to prevent my NeXT printer from running all the time?
5.10 What type of microphones will work with the NeXT?
5.11 How do I connect a modem to the NeXT?
5.12 Are there any alternative sources for the SCSI-II to SCSI-I cable
required to attach external SCSI devices to the 040 NeXTs?
5.13 What fax modems will work with the NeXT?
5.14 How may I attach more than two serial ports to the NeXT?
5.15 What is the best and/or cheapest way to connect a NeXT to a thick
5.16 How can I connect my NeXT to the telephone line and use it like an
5.17 What color monitors can I use with the Color NeXT machines?
5.18 Where can I get 13W3 to BNC adapters to connect third party color
5.19 How may I attach Centronics or 16 bit wide parallel ports to the NeXT?
5.20 Why does an unused serial port consume cpu?
5.21 How to adjust MegaPixel Display brightness and focus?
5.22 I want to emulate a macintosh, how?
5.23 My NeXT laser printer fails to fully eject the sheet - how to fix?
5.24 What are the NeXT mouse connections?
5.25 What type of memory may be installed in a NeXT?
5.26 What is the NeXT SIMM tool?
5.27 Where can I purchase a NeXT machine?
5.28 Where to obtain hardware service?
5.29 What types of NeXT machines were manufactured?
5.30 What can be done about older 030 NeXT cubes that have a fan that
turns in the "wrong" direction?
5.31 Can I connect SONY MPX-111N to my 68030 NeXT Computer?
5.32 Why does the OD continually spin up and spin down?
5.33 How many colors can NeXT machines display?
5.34 Why is my machine so slow when I run the monochrome and NeXTdimension
5.35 Where to obtain replacement mouse parts?
5.36 Where to obtain extra batteries?
5.37 How to convert a Turbo system to use ADB?
5.38 68030 board in the same NeXTcube as a 68040 board?
5.39 How to expand DSP memory?
5.40 How to boot a NeXT without a monitor?
5.41 Where can I get black spray paint for my NeXT?
5.42 What makes aged NeXT monitors dim?
5.43 How to use two internal hard drives
6.1 What about support for NeXT Computer specific hardware features such
as the DSP?
6.2 Do Multi-Architecture Binaries take a lot of extra disk space?
6.3 How difficult is it to recompile existing NeXT applications over
6.4 When developing programs, are there any portability issues I should
be aware of?
6.5 What is the difference between the NEXTSTEP/Intel User Environment
and Developer Environment?
6.6 If a specific I/O card is not supported by NeXT, can 3rd parties
write drivers for NEXTSTEP/Intel?
6.7 How is NEXTSTEP/Intel installed?
6.8 Will NEXTSTEP/Intel run on 386 machines?
6.9 Will NEXTSTEP/Intel run on the Cyrix 486SLC?
6.10 Will NEXTSTEP/Intel run on the future Intel Microprocessors in the
6.11 Will NEXTSTEP/Intel run on portable computers?
6.12 Will NEXTSTEP/Intel be able to run MS-DOS and Windows programs?
6.13 How will my DOS and Windows applications perform under NEXTSTEP/Intel?
6.14 Is the window I use to run Microsoft Windows applications resizable?
6.15 Will this DOS/Windows compatibility system allow me to run several
DOS programs at once?
6.16 Can I cut and paste between DOS/Windows sessions and NEXTSTEP
6.17 Can I use both DOS and NEXTSTEP/Intel partitions on the same
6.18 Can NEXTSTEP/Intel read, write, and format DOS and Mac floppies?
6.19 NEXTSTEP/Intel 3.1, DOS, Linux/NT multi-boot system?
6.20 NeXTSTEP on INTEL, KEYBOARD-ERROR ...
6.21 NS 3.2 Tseng ET4000 Video Driver doesn't work.
6.22 Accessing ROM monitor on Intel-System, how?
6.23 Adaptec 2940 Fast and Sync. SCSI explanation...
6.24 Do EIDE-Drives work with NEXTSTEP?
6.25 Anyone have a driver yet that does 8 bit color on an
ET4000/w32p card? (Hercules Dynamite Pro VLB)
6.26 Does a Glidepoint pointing device work with NEXTSTEP?
6.27 AppleTalk under NEXTSTEP/Intel?
6.28 Booting hangs with black screen
6.29 Why are the features of my graphic card useless?
6.30 How to use MIDI without the MusicKit?
7.1 Disktab help needed: ST15230N
7.2 Formatting DEC DSP3105 with 1024-byte blocks.
7.3 My formatted disk has much less space then advertised!
7.4 Can't initialise my disk within the Workspace
7.5 Initialing Opticals for NeXT
7.6 How to use a tape drive ?
7.7 How to recover from an partially formatted disk?
7.8 What about the ZIP drive?
8.1 What printers (laser or otherwise) may be used with NEXTSTEP?
8.2 What fonts can I use with NEXTSTEP?
8.3 How can I save my printable documents to a postscript file?
8.4 How can I print only the even or odd pages of a document?
8.5 How do I get banner pages on my printer output?
8.6 How do I get [la]TeX files to print correctly on non-NeXT printers?
8.7 What if I have a PostScript font has not been ported to NEXTSTEP?
8.8 What color printers (laser or otherwise) may be used with NEXTSTEP?
8.9 How can I make the Page Layout default to A4 in all applications?
8.10 /usr/lib/NextPrinter/Server/pstf: syntax error at line 31:
`end of file' unexpected?
8.11 How to get TeX with NEXTSTEP to make proper fonts for a 600 dpi
8.12 How to get printer description files (PPD)?
8.13 What are the Canon part numbers for ink cartridges equivalent to
those NeXT's Color Printer uses?
8.14 JetPilot does not work with my JetDirect box, why?
8.15 powering down NeXTprinter during bootup, printer still works
8.16 How to set up the HP LaserJet 4M?
8.17 Laserwriter NTX & NEXTSTEP
8.18 Problems with gray levels in printout
8.19 Can't print using additional fonts
9.1 Where can I get NeXT paraphernalia?
9.2 Is there any way to change the text in the title bar of a terminal
9.3 I can't get my pictures in OmniWeb <2.0.
9.4 How do I remap the and | keys on my keyboard?
9.5 How do I stop NeXTMail/Sendmail adding &Mcirc;s onto the end of lines?
9.6 Why does NEXTSTEP 1.0 hang a few seconds after attempting to boot?
9.7 Modem hangs under NS2.0 by incoming calls
9.8 NS2.0 doesn't recognize /LocalApps path
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