coll problem, OSX upgrade, serial and midi conflicts

    Jul 12 2006 | 1:54 pm
    dear list,
    battling with something probably easily solved,
    A "coll" object problem, I upgraded to OS 10.3.9, installed the java upgrade (additional upgrade), I have since encountered the following problem, when quiting max any coll object (in or out of sub-patch) will open as a featurless object, (no inputs/outputs) but will still be able to call a help file when alt clicking.
    Analyzer~ was showing up as bogus too. So I re-installed max and jitter, and the analyzer~ problem has past, but "coll" still shows up without functions. This is only when quitting and trying to re-open the patch, if I fix, save and re-open without quitting it is fine.
    find nothing in postings, any help appreciated,
    Another question: serial, and midi conflict. This is an earlier post without answer, (sorry if I am crearting pollution) Using two usb to serial convertors to steer stepper motors, working fine for years, only when combining with midi output (going to Doepfer Ctm board) do I have conflicting tasks and hence a crash.,
    same, any help appreciated
    1.5 ghz G4 laptop, OS x 10.3.9, velleman usb to serial doepfer CTM on midi

    • Jul 12 2006 | 2:24 pm
      i had a similar problem do to a @#$@# quicktime upgrade. a colleague of mine had a similar problem with 10.4. the solution for both was to re-install the os with the friendly combo updater.
      in 10.3.9 i had to reinstall quicktime(6.x)and all my max stuff. i have now disconnected this machine from the internet and disabled all that @#$@#$ automatic update stuff. no more updates breaking my max box.
      if it aint broke, dont update it...
    • Jul 12 2006 | 4:17 pm
      yeah, I hear you, thing is after all upgrade and reinstallations I have such a standard object (coll) behaving odd, no idea how to treat this, means each time I'm opening my patch I have to reconstruct and connect the coll. Argg.
      Google earth was the motivation for an upgrade, this doesnt work anyway, @#$@# yes thanks