Thursday, February 02, 2006

Back to the bleeding edge...

While my new desktop machine has been running Tiger since I got it, just before the Christmas vacation last year, my Powerbook has continued to run Mac OS X 10.3.9. Today all that changed and I took the plunge, installing Tiger on my Powerbook...

This upgrade theoretically gets me two things; an easy solution to the problems I'm having with Bluetooth and my new SPV M5000, and improved syncing via my .Mac account between my two machines.

Despite some helpful emails before upgrading from 10.3.9 I couldn't get the SPV M5000 to work with my Powerbook, and post-upgrade, I still can't get it to work with my Powerbook...

After poking around I'm now pretty much convinced that the SPV M5000 (aka the HTC Universal) Bluetooth stack's dial-up networking is fundamentally borked, or at the very least, somewhat screwy.

At least the Mac-to-Mac syncing problems have gone away? I think I've managed to resolve it now, but my .Mac password seemed to have disappeared from my Keychain and I had real problems persuading it to go back, and stay back. Which meant that syncing broke entirely, instead of "almost working" as it did before.

All in all, not really the best way to spend an entire morning. At least I've got good good backups...

Update: I've now solved the issues I was having connecting to the Universal as a Bluetooh Modem from my Powerbook.