Trouble Shooting Tips
We have tried to make this CD usable on at least three different
types of platforms; unix systems, Macintoshes, and pc's, and with
both Netscape and Internet Explorer.
As with all such attempts, trying to please everybody leds necessarily
to some compromises.
Questions or comments can be directed to the author at
- File names are in 8+3 format, except for .class and .java files.
The latter may not be readable on systems that only accept 8+3 style
- The audio files are in two formats, the sun .au format and
and an off-disk link to a real audio format. The sun .au format is
nearly universal, and most browsers should support it.
The real audio files can only be used if you have installed a
real audio plug-in or helper application.
On Macintoshes using netscape, you have the choice of several
different plug-ins to load the au files. The default is often
the quicktime plugin, however this has the annoying habit of
replacing the current window with the audio controls. A better
alternative is the LiveAudio plugin, which will display a separate
control window when an audio file is selected.
To use the real audio files you should obtain the latest version of
the real audio player, from
www.real.com. It runs on many different
types of platforms.
The real audio files use the ability to stream audio files from
a web server. This feature was not available on earlier versions
of the real audio system. If you get the message saying that
the audio files cannot be read from http, you will need to upgrade
to a more recent version of the browser or the real audio player in
order to read the audio files.
On some platforms the real audio helper will leave the files
sitting on your hard drive. You may need to erase these manually
after you have listened to the lectures.
A number of chapters from other books are supplied in both pdf and
postscript format. A free pdf reader is widely
available from Adobe,
and runs on many different platforms. Postscript is the
language used by many printers. There are many postscript readers
avaiable, such as the public domain ghostscript reader.
If the pdf files are unreadable, or come up as random ascii text,
you probably need to install the Adobe pdf reader as an application.
Look under the preferences/application area in your browser.