Marin County Free Library Technical Services
Marin County Technology Users Group
July 14, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Novato Library Meeting Room
- FY 04-05 over and out
- Library computers at EOFY: 280 PCs
- Wireless detectors for MCI, CMA, FAI, SNO and NOV!
- Review troubleshooting wireless networks?
- New PWB serial number (done) (demo)
- Reminder on e-mail links and PWB
- Trend: updates going better, and "Update Now" function works in any account
- Lots of new MillCirc version loads = problem observed
- PMM and Spam Management (questions?)
3. Training and informational issues raised:
- On-Off Switches on PCs:
- Instant Off (very old, very rare)
- 5-seconds hold down off ("soft off")
- Newest PCs and OSs: Instant shutdown process (W2k, XP)
- If it's the newest type, it is OK to use this at end of day
- Number Lock, E-Term32 and Windows
Forcing NumLock On in Windows and E-Term32
- Multimedia on Public Net and Catalog PCs
- List of Media Players that we install on Net, WebPAC PCs
- List of test file types at http://libtech.marin.org/test/
- Other application/file types may work, but who knows?
- All Media Players fight to be the default player
(Sample from WMP
- Some MPs have "Digital Rights Management" and can lookup names of files on the Internet
(Another sample from WMP 9.0)
- Next step is XP on Public Net PCs, to get a better graphics viewer and enable the newest versions of
the media players that we use.
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Created July 7, 2005