?
Solved

iMac 4.1 with Intel Core Duo processor but Safari thinks it's a PowerPC.

Posted on 2009-03-30
10
Medium Priority
?
1,044 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
My iMac has an Intel Core Duo processor but Safari thinks it's a PowerPC. Hence I can't watch my Netflix movies on my Mac.

What can I do to make Safari properly broadcast that my Mac has an Intel Core Duo and not a PowerPC?

By the way, Firefox reports the CPU correctly and does allow me to watch Netflix movies, but I want to use Safari.

Kevin
0
Comment
Question by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
10 Comments
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:Eoin OSullivan
Eoin OSullivan earned 1200 total points
ID: 24026177
Quit Safari

Enable the Safari debug menu - http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20030110063041629

You will now have the option to change how your Browser appears when online.

BTW. What version of 10.4.?? are you running?  And what version of Safari?
0
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:Philip_Spark
Philip_Spark earned 800 total points
ID: 24026423
the develop menu debug link is 5 years old

newer versions of safari let you turn the developer menu on and off through the advanced section in safari's preferences
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Eoin OSullivan
ID: 24026440
Point taken Philip ... thanks
0
10 Questions to Ask when Buying Backup Software

Choosing the right backup solution for your organization can be a daunting task. To make the selection process easier, ask solution providers these 10 key questions.

 
LVL 81

Author Comment

by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
ID: 24026449
Thanks...I'll do this tomorrow when at my Mac and get back to you.

Kevin
0
 
LVL 81

Author Comment

by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
ID: 24032668
This is what the user agent string is:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10_4_11; en) AppleWebKit/525.27.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.2.1 Safari/525.27.1

What do I change in order for it to properly broadcast that the Mac is an Intel Mac?

Kevin
0
 
LVL 81

Author Comment

by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
ID: 24032683
My guess is this but I would like someone to confirm:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_4_11; en) AppleWebKit/525.27.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.2.1 Safari/525.27.1

Kevin
0
 
LVL 81

Accepted Solution

by:
zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 0 total points
ID: 24044327
The user agent "fix" isn't really a fix as it only works for a single page at a time.

I found a fix: find Safari in the Applications folder, open the "Get Info" dialog, and uncheck "Open using Rosetta".

Kevin
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Eoin OSullivan
ID: 24049135
I hadn't even considered that you were using Rosetta.  There should be no reason to enable this checkbox in the first place so I guess it is a hang-over from your system settings .. did you upgrade from an earlier version of OSX or copy your system from an older Mac?
0
 
LVL 81

Author Comment

by:zorvek (Kevin Jones)
ID: 24053735
It's not my Mac, it's my Dad's. I am pretty sure he has done some upgrades because he has had the same box for about three years. I have no idea what "Rosetta" even is...I just found the fix on another web site while doing some searches.

Kevin
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Lessons on Recovering from Petya

Skyport is working hard to help customers recover from recent attacks, like the Petya worm. This work has brought to light some important lessons. New malware attacks like this can take down your entire environment. Learn from others mistakes on how to prevent Petya like worms.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer” and an SSL certificate is a critical component to keeping your website safe, secured, and compliant. Any ecommerce website must have an SSL certificate to ensure the safe handling of sensitive information like…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…

719 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question