View Full Version : OS 9.1 & MacTCP/AppleTalk problems

Mason Weems
04-23-2001, 09:36 AM
After upgrading to MacOS 9.1 (from 9.0) on 8500 I can no longer turn on AppleTalk. Also, MacTCP seems to fail when running Eudora. Are these known problems?

04-23-2001, 12:54 PM

Mason Weems
04-23-2001, 01:00 PM
Well, I gave up on Eudora/"pesky TCP" problem and converted to Netscape.

I still have a problem making AppleTalk active from the Chooser. I get the message "Please make sure that you are connected to an AppleTalk network." and then "AppleTalk cannot be opened." However, if I then select AppleShare, while I can't see my remote disks (Snap Server and Qube1) like I could under OS 9.0, I can select a Server IP Address and mount the remote disks that way. I can also mount using Network Browser.

If I boot from my OS9 CD, I have no problem seeing the file servers under the chooser.

04-23-2001, 08:11 PM
Can you turn on AppleTalk from the Control Strip? Can you open the AppleTalk Control Panel?

Mason Weems
04-23-2001, 09:36 PM
I can open AppleTalk control panel OK, but still can't active AppleTalk.

I replaced my OS 9.1 extensions/control and system/finder files with OS 9.0. I'm sure this is a bad thing to do, but I didn't know how to clean uninstall OS 9.1 (and I was curious what would happen). This restored my AppleTalk.

04-23-2001, 10:14 PM
If you have both built-in Ethernet and a card, be sure the right one is selected in thw AppleTalk CP.

04-23-2001, 11:41 PM
Mason, are you sure you are using "MacTCP" and not "TCP/IP"? MacTCP is obsolete and is not compatible with OpenTransport as far as I remember.

Also: I think your system is hosed from the standpoint of effective troubleshooting with what you have done, I would start with a clean install of OS 9.1 and work from there.

[This message has been edited by MacMikester (edited 23 April 2001).]

Mason Weems
04-24-2001, 08:26 AM
Yes, I meant TCP/IP, not MacTCP (my Eudora is an old 1.x version and calls it MacTCP).

I agree I need a clean install (probably 9.04, at least initially and until I can make a snapshot). I guess it's time to replace my OS8.1 partition.


04-24-2001, 10:07 AM
I would definitely do a clean install.