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

Gary Moors garyjm2 at verizon.net
Sun Nov 27 17:29:05 EST 2011

Hopefully you saw my response to Tony about my success with NCX. It was my lack of knowledge with the MAC that got me. Thanks for your help with this Forrest...
I wanted to let you know that I have a new OS X 10.5.6 upgrade on DVD but my Mac Superdrive won't read DVD's for some reason. It will read CD's. I googled this and other people have the same problem. I'm still working on this one. I may get an external DVD drive since replacing the Superdrive would be a bear.
All the best,

 From: Forrest Buffenmyer <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com>
To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>; Gary Moors <garyjm2 at verizon.net> 
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2011 2:18 AM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Newton 2000 Serial Connection NCX/Keyspan to Apple iMac G4
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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