[NTLK] Newton 2000 Serial Connection NCX/Keyspan to Apple iMac G4

Forrest Buffenmyer newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Sat Nov 26 02:18:47 EST 2011

Do you have the 115,200 bps package installed? You'd need to match that in the Serial drop-down box.

I've forgotten what the default connect speed is (9600?)...I use a Keyspan adapter with my MP2100 to connect to my iMac G4, which is one if the original ones (17" flat panel, 867MHz). When I connect, I only need to choose the basic Serial connection.

(By the way, I'm not sure which iMac you have...but if it's like mine, did you know that there's a way to "trick" OSX into allowing you to install 10.5 (Leopard)? I did that with mine, it was pretty easy to install it.)


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On Nov 25, 2011, at 5:09 PM, Gary Moors <garyjm2 at verizon.net> wrote:

> Greetings - 
> I'm new to the Newton and Apple iMac so bear with me. I have had a collection of Newtons for quite a while (acquired off Ebay and one of my passions from the past) and decided to finally get one connected to my iMac G4 (OS X 10.4.11). I have Windows 7 pc's also but heard it was much easier and better Newton support with the Apple Mac :-). Basically I just can't connect to the Newton 2000. I get a "The connection was stopped because there was no response" message from the Dock. I am using the Dock "Connect via Serial". I have tried two Newton 2000's, two serial cables, and two Newton Serial Adapters. I have also tried two USB ports on my Mac. Here are some additional details:
> Tripp Lite Keyspan USA-19H
> Installed OS X driver (up to 10.5) USA-19HS MAC (keyspanUSdrvr.pkg).
> Keyspan Serial Assistant shows:
>     KeySerial1
>     USA19H1b12P1.1
> Apple Mac shows USB Bus - Keyspan USA-19H
> NCX Newton Connection ver 1.3, build 44
> Can anyone help me out with this?  I'm getting really frustrated spinning my wheels :-).
> Thanks!!!
> Gary
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