Re: why oh why does it crash?

Ellistonk@aol.com
Tue, 27 May 1997 17:24:23 -0400 (EDT)


In a message dated 5/24/97 13:36:57, Dee wrote:

<<You are telling my story just about exactly so I will tell the
differences in our systems. I have a PowerMac 7300/100 with 39 Mgs. I
have actually had CU working on this machine!!!! Then I upgraded to
System 7.5.5, and that was the end of CU forever.>>

In a message dated 5/24/97 14:55:45, Chris wrote:

<<I think I am getting closer.

Two quick questions:

1) Have you ever tried to launch cu-seeme while you were connected to the
internet?

2) Who is your internet service providor?>>

Ok, here's what's happened with me so far:

Chris asked me if I tried launching CU *after* I'd connected to the Internet.
I couldn't remember if I had, and felt kinda stupid if that was the problem.
So while I was still signed on, I launched CU. Lo and behold, it worked! Sort
of. I have to switch out my quickcam and printer because they use the same
port, and I don't have a switchbox. Well, that day the printer was connected,
not the quickcam. So, it worked, but of course I didn't get an image, just
static. But, the machine didn't crash. so, I restarted and plugged the QC
back in, signed on, and launched CU. It crashed. There's a clue in there
somewhere, but I don't know what it is. It works as long as the camera's not
plugged in? I'm not that ugly!

Anyway, you asked what version of CU I was using. It was .85b1 I think. I
went ahead, and DL'd .87b1, and guess what, it works. Again, sort of. This
time I get an image, and the machine doesn't crash. But now I have to figure
out how to connect via AOL. Everytime I try to connect it fails. Even doing
the "connect to self" option fails. I know people have used it via AOL's
Windows version, but I can't find any info on Macs. And, after about 5
different tries, it crashed again. So, I'm getting closer, but still no
cigar.

Where did you get CU .90? I FTP'd to the Cornell site and the latest they had
was .87b1.

> >I can't for the life of me figure out why CU-SeeMe freezes my computer
> >everytime I try to launch it. Both the shareware and Whitepine Enhanced
> >versions do the exact same thing. I launch it, it starts, the window
opens,
> I
> >see an image of myself, then the machine freezes, and I can't quit out of
> it.
> >Nothing works but command option powerkey to restart.
> >
> >I have a mac Performa 6300CD, I've got 32MGs ram available, I've allocated
> up
> >to 10MGs to CU-SeeMe. I using a color quickcam, with its auto hue and
> >brightness turned off.
> >
> >My demo Whitepine enhanced version expired without my ever having had a
> >chance to try the darn thing.

> Currently I'm using 7.6.1, but also had this problem with 7.6. When I
> installed 7.6.1, I trashed the old system folder and installed everything
> fresh.

> I have VM turned off, since 32Mgs real ram is sufficient for my needs,
(thus
> far). I think I did try it once or twice with VM turned on tho, since
memory
> requirements apparently decrease with it.