heres the scenario:
max 5, with
g5 2ghz dual os 10.5.4
with firewire pci card
unibrain fire-i camera with cat5 repeater about 100m away from computer works fine in both pci card firewire port and port on front of computer
same model camera with fireRepeater400 using 2 * 10m cables does not work on either fw port on the computer above. (when i say not working, i mean max crashes badly)
so, you would say the problem must be the fireRepeater400 or the cabling that goes with it. Logical.
both cabling/repeater setups work on my humble g4 ibook, which has same max jitter install as the tower
So, you would say that it must be a difference between the computers. The ibook has 10.4.11 on it and the g5 tower has 10.5.4 on it.... must be the 10.5 os that is at fault, possibly,
BUT, it was all working fine last week!! So, what happened between last week and this week was i transported the computer to installation site. I didn't do anything else to the computer.
Don't you hate it when you check things so thoroughly at home and then when you do the exactly replicated setup on site it falls over?
So now the supposedly interactive installation is Now not working, today i made a max randomisation patch to fudge the interactivity that is supposed to be happening.
Patrons don't seem to care, but I do, and perhaps more importantly so does my project manager.
Any suggestions? I might put a clean install of os 10.4 on the g5, that's all i can think of doing. Any other suggestions /advice most welcome.
ANY advice appreciated.