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jAS 10.4.8 No USB

This is because one of the drivers you have installed is not compatible with your hardware. Usually the USB audio fix. Reinstall without that patch.

jAS "Can't boot immediately after install"

Most commonly seen by users who just did a 'Basic install of this package' without enabling the specific drivers and patches required to boot your system. Make sure you click "Customize" in the DVD installer.

Dewd 1s my h4rdw4reZ supports in da OSX86?

That's what the forum search tool is for. If you don't get any results, ask. If you have dificulty understanding tips in a thread about your hardware, ask IN THAT THREAD. You're more likely to get results by adding to a popular thread than making a new one. Basic psychology. Make sure you actually READ the thread first.

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The small amount of extra attention your thread may recieve by giving it an innapropriate title is going to be far outweighed by the amount the people become disinclined to help you, on account of they think you're an ass. It's not big, funny, or clever.

Actual FAQ's, Readme's, and stickies.

This thread will probably be deleted, flamed, or ignored till it's 15 pages down the list. Onepoint I'd like the few people who DO read it to note, is that it's usually a good idea to read threads that are marked FAQ, or "Please Note" or similar, and have been stickied by a moderator. Usually it was done for a good reason, and it's probably worthwhile. Take particular note to the thread about getting copies of OSX86. I think it should probably be edited to include all illegal software. I know kexts are still illegal, but they're either going to be used by people already breaking the law, or people who are trying to use nonstandard hardware in a Real Apple Macintosh.

Flames, Trolls, Bitching, and all the other pasttimes of :angel: wits who don't have a clue how to hack or code.

I'm not a very good coder myself, but at least I'm grateful to those better than me when they come up with something useful to me, even slightly.

Audio Hardware Drivers

We're all aware that very little audio hardware is supported on the mac, especially hardware that is always, or nearly always integrated. This is something that Apple have to do to discourage pirating. If you're using an Audio CODEC over an Intel HD Audio bus (Most intel PC's) Then you might well have some luck with Taruga's AppleHDA.kext Patcher. It's in Hardware/Drivers. The support you'll get is likely to be limited, but it may at least be able to give you some kind of sound Input/Output. Pray, grovel, beg, and donate to Taruga if you want Him/Her to add support for your device to the Patcher. See the Flames. . section above again just to remind yourself to be extra nice, even if you give a coder a donation, it's not likely to cover the same cost of hiring a professional software team to make you a driver and they are till being incredibly generous.

Wireless Hardware Drivers

It's a similar situation to above only hardware support is even worse thanks to the lack of standardisation between hardware API's among the Silicon developers. You may be lucky. You may not. Most modern Laptop wifi is M-PCI-E and with alot of screwdriver action and prayer to your deity of choice you may be able to replace it with a compatible chip. If not, tough luck buddy, get a MacBook pro. Desktops of course, are a little less of a pain in the ass, you can add one of the supported PCI or USB wifi controllers without it making your life hell. Some drivers can be modified to support your hardware, but if you don't know how: be nice, don't make unnecessary threads and in general follow the guidelines above.

New threads about how proud you are of your Apple Hac.

I'm aware that I've made a thread or two myself about the T4210 I'm typing this on in OS X (Plug!!) But TabletPC support is a little rarer than getting a £150 Dell to run OS X. Not to mention that my main thread is a howto that I'm compiling on getting the hardware working on the Tablet, I know of at least two others on this forum who use them, and my instructions will work for the new 64bit model aswell, so I guess there's plenty more time for people to buy.

My point is, If your hardware works out of the box, it could be usefull to tell someone about that, in case they want to buy your identical equipment. But since it's incredibly rare for a system to work out of the box and most of the threads are about simple standard hardware that almost works; I'd just append it to the "Look at my mac screenshots" Blah Blah Stickied thread.

You've read my FOI, and you've looked through the top page, maybe the second of thread titles but can't see what you want. What do you do now?

In just about EVERY PHP Forum, there is a function called "Search." There is every one in the InsanelyMac forums! In fact this one is a spectacularly good example, allowing you to search in great detail. So why nobody does is completely beyond me. ANUBIS ALIVE! It's in the titlebar. It'll find just about anything that exists on the forum. Please, use it. It's good for your kharma.

Flames, Trolls, Bitching, and all the other pasttimes of :censored2: wits who don't have a clue how to hack or code.

No really, don't.


Delete, Sticky, or append as you desire with more Freqeuntly Observed Issues.

Edited by Ferret-Simpson, 08 February 2007 - 03:55 PM.


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WOW, you must be really sick of reading new threads, pop up every second. Anyway, just a reminder that search is also a seldom used tool, so you might wanna add that to your thing.

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Added, with a dash of my irritable writing flair. And yes, I was. I think it was one of the "Inappropriately Titled" threads that took the last straw.

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Hmm. I seem to have lost the ability to edit this post. Any idea why?

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WOW, you must be really sick of reading new threads, pop up every second. Anyway, just a reminder that search is also a seldom used tool, so you might wanna add that to your thing.

Thats because the Insanely Mac Search Engine absolutely SUCKS

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Hmm. I seem to have lost the ability to edit this post. Any idea why?

Edit button missing

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One other thing
So many questions about if it is safe to update via apple's software update. As a basic rule of thumb, no, if its a os update i.e: 10.4.8 intel then no, if its software (iTunes, iLife etc etc Java etc) then yes

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Thats because the Insanely Mac Search Engine absolutely SUCKS


I agree. †Google site:http://forum.insanelymac.com is the only way I can find posts containing more than one search term. †Still love the site though.

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But all the questions are asked about piece of hardware A B or C

So search for the model number, and read a couple of pages back of threads.

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Don't you just love the fact that in a thread about board etiqute some a-hole decides to post spam...

Getting to my point though, the search engine on the site really isn't very good. I address this to the board mods. The search is definitly the weakest part of the site. I don't know too much about web design, but how hard would it be to replace the current search with one based off Google's technology. Being able to search something like "x200 +qe +ci +callisto" would be a HUGE improvement and I think would also cut down drastically on the amount of new threads created. Just my :|

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Spammer fixed ... and anyone else playing spammer will receive the same treatment.

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You've read my FOI, and you've looked through the top page, maybe the second of thread titles but can't see what you want. What do you do now?

In just about EVERY PHP Forum, there is a function called "Search." There is every one in the InsanelyMac forums! In fact this one is a spectacularly good example, allowing you to search in great detail. So why nobody does is completely beyond me. ANUBIS ALIVE! It's in the titlebar. It'll find just about anything that exists on the forum. Please, use it. It's good for your kharma.


Hi,

I am not trying to be a jerk and get banned (trust me I love this forum), but I am trying to just be an active forum member by letting you know that the search function blows. I mean that in the most sincere way. Not letting searches of less than 4 letters is quite rediculous considering you have a lot of stuff dealing with "os x", "g3", "g4", "ALC Audio", and other stupid (whatever the word is) that people use when posting instead of the full name.

So Please, PLEASE fix the search function, because right now it is more effective to go to GOOGLE and type in what you are looking for followed by "OS x 86".

Thank You,
Cody Griffin

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for search, I just use google.

"site:http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php? <query> "

type that into the search box for google (replacing <query> with your search) and you should get your desired results, effectively.

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for search, I just use google.

"site:http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php? <query> "

type that into the search box for google (replacing <query> with your search) and you should get your desired results, effectively.


I think it would be very good if this information were added to the first post in this thread. Preferably at the top.

It would be best to just plug google's search into the site search, but I don't know if this will ever happen.

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yea. i'll add myself to the list of people who agree that the search function on this forum sucks.

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try searching on google by
insanelymac: yourkeyword


it gives a way better result than the built in one.





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