Re: Quickcam with powerbook, PC card modem, SLIP?

Robert Hsiung (dr-bob@uchicago.edu)
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 14:53:38 -0600


At 12:00 PM -0500 10/29/96, Marc Lindahl wrote:

>>2. Get an "adev" called SingleTalk from Info-Mac and set the Network

>>control panel to it. It fools Appletalk into thinking that there's
another

>>port, so the printer/modem one gets left alone and the Quickcam can
use it.

>>Someone who emailed me before mentioned "dummy adev", which is
something

>>similar, but not quite as good, at least according to the SingleTalk

>>documentation...

>

>Begging to differ. Dummy adev 2.0 works with OT, and SingleTalk
didn't

>last time I checked.

The last thing I want to do is get into a debate about something I
hardly know anything about. :-) And if I hadn't been told about Dummy
adev I never would have found SingleTalk (Dummy adev wasn't at
Info-Mac). But, FWIW, from the SingleTalk (1.1) ReadMe:

<bold><fontfamily><param>Palatino</param>=B3How is SingleTalk different
to Dummy adev from University of Melbourne?=B2

</fontfamily></bold><fontfamily><param>Palatino</param>Dummy adev was
designed to solve the same problems as SingleTalk, but there are two
main differences:

1. If you have =B3Dummy adev=B2 selected on your PowerBook, then when you
put it to sleep it forgets that =B3Dummy adev=B2 was selected, and when it
wakes up again it will revert back to LocalTalk. (At least it does on
my Duo 270c running 7.5.1.) SingleTalk does not have this limitation,
and stays selected, even through sleeps and restarts, until you decide
to explicitly select something else in the Network Control Panel.

2. According to its documentation, Dummy adev:

</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Courier</param><smaller>=B3may NOT be
publicly redistributed (for example via anonymous FTP), sold, or the
source used for any other purpose without the permission of the
copyright owner.=B2=20

</smaller></fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Palatino</param>SingleTalk
has no such limitations on its use or distribution.

</fontfamily>And I liked this, too:

<bold><fontfamily><param>Palatino</param><bigger>

Quick Start Instructions, for those in a
hurry.</bigger></fontfamily></bold><fontfamily><param>Palatino</param><bigge=
r>

</bigger>

To use SingleTalk, just drop it into your Extensions Folder. No need to
restart. Just open the Network Control Panel and click on the
SingleTalk icon (the Mac with the circular arrow pointing back at
itself).

<bold><bigger>Full Detailed Installation
Instructions.</bigger></bold><bigger>

</bigger>

To use SingleTalk, just drop it into your Extensions Folder. No need to
restart. Just open the Network Control Panel and click on the
SingleTalk icon (the Mac with the circular arrow pointing back at
itself).

Now edit your DLLX86E.INI configuration file to alter the your
WINSICK.DLL parameters to toggle your DMA interrupt expand your
extended memory compact your expanded memory rotate your extruded
memory and=8A Oops. Sorry. That=B9s the other Operating System.

</fontfamily>

:-)

Bob