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Audio editing applications

11 October 2013 - 03:25 AM

If you have a working audio management app for Mac, let us know!  The first thing you need to do is investigate your hardware and make sure you have sound running.  For more information, post in the appropriate board regarding your version of OS X under the post-installation category.

 

 

Sound Forge Pro version 1.0 does work nicely on a Hackintosh so far!  It's got most of the essentials with an iTunes feeling, I thought.

 

Home page with link to limited trial download: http://www.sonycreat...oundforgepromac

 

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Flash player problems?!

04 October 2013 - 07:04 PM

Hey,

 

Getting Flash Player to run on a Hackintosh doesn't seem to be as simple as I thought.  Post-installation, I can't get YouTube videos to load properly on the website.  There has been times where it would open as an embedded player if I was a different site, but that's not the case here.  What else do I have to do in order to straighten up FP?

Netgear WNDA3100v2 - need kexts

21 September 2013 - 03:04 PM

Okay, I have searched several websites and affiliates, and still can't find any kexts to run this adapter.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

 

This is all I know so far:  http://wikidevi.com/...gear_WNDA3100v2

Can your smartphone stand up to a train?!

10 June 2013 - 12:12 AM

Hey, everyone! Yes I'm still alive and everything else.

I started off by watching several YouTube clips where certain people place their own camera along a railway. Within a minute or two, they allow a moving train to run over it! For some videos, their cameras stood still. For at least one, wind resistance and poor positioning allowed such a camera to be tipped over. I saw one that later aimed toward the sky. Another one later viewed only one side rail instead of both.

And then came this past Memorial Day late morning, just minutes before I drove to work (still had plenty of time). Yeah, miles away from home. I took my Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone which also had HD camera and camcorder capability. The same phone also had active service from T-Mobile and the phone itself was pretty slim. So, I finally placed my smartphone to the test. I did set to record, so everything you see is straight through the lens of my smartphone as it sits between the rails. Watch and learn:



Surprisingly on my very first try, everything went through perfectly and my phone never even got touched! How did it survive? The first thing I did was use the railway itself to my advantage. There are blocks of wood with rocks in between. The key here was that as slim as my phone was, I had to move some rocks around to reveal a deep spot next to a nearby block of wood. For the touch screen, I laid that along a block of wood. For the back part where the lens were facing the train, I moved some rocks again so that my smartphone was decently held in place. If I did not do this ahead of time, my smartphone would've been facing up or maybe even gone with the wind perhaps.

There can be mixed reviews about these kinds of things which I also took into consideration when I studied this whole thing. Some say it can be pretty cool while some would consider this pretty stupid which I admit. But take my word when I tell you: if you study things ahead of time and understand things through, there should be no stupidity involved and you can get the upper hand! Thanks for watching and reading. :)

Satellite C875 (updated 9/20)

26 February 2013 - 04:12 PM



I had to make a separate thread so I can create a quick breakdown and progress of each hardware component on this laptop as I am running 10.8.

It's always a good idea to have a DVD of ML in a safe spot where you're able to grab it so it won't get scratched up potentially overtime. Some versions of ML are standalone and will require at least a bootloader to prepare installation process. If you legally own a version of ML that's scratched up, there are several things you can do to ensure you do have a working copy. Scratch remover? Good luck with that.

First thing's first when you're preparing the installer. Even if you have to pull an ISO off of your ML dvd and modify it that way to burn to a DVD-RW, do it. On the other hand, assuming you have the ML installer on a USB (which I strongly recommend), you can go into it using MacDrive (Windows) and access that way. There are suspicious kexts on the installer, and if's it's not deleted, the installer will keep repeating the phrase "Still waiting for root device".

>> Delete all kexts in S/L/E related to Intel HD Graphics 4000 drivers! (AppleIntelHD* and AppleIntelSNB*)
>> Delete the folder "com.apple.kext.caches" in S/L/Caches/ just to be safe.

Once your ML USB installer is ready to go, you should be able to go through Disk Utility if necessary and prepare your HDD for installation and what-not. Most distros do have a bootloader installer at the OSX installation screen, but the one I had seemed to be a clean no-distro version with just "essential system software". No kexts, patches, fixes, bootloaders, none of that the way it would be in a distro.



Post-installation, working components:

WLAN: USB - Belkin Basic Wireless Adapter F7D1101v1
Search and Install "WL_349v3_352v3_353_356___Driver_1075_UI_1.7.8" Use "Wireless Network Utility" app to manage all wi-fi connections since it seems impossible to put a wi-fi status icon up at the menu bar.

Mouse: USB - PS/2 (Cherry Gentix JM-0300) (v. 192F, p. 0416)

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (more stable when not using GraphicsEnabler flag or supporting kexts)

Keyboard - may need kexts

Trackpad (Synaptics) - may need kexts

 

 

Audio - High Definition Audio Device (v. 10EC, d. 0269), no HDMI output.

You have to search and install "2746-VoodooHDA-v2.8.4+Lion", most likely found here.  I have a backup if you can't find it.  Requires possible reboot after installation.

Battery (d. 0C0A)


Post-installation, failed/pending components:

WLAN: Built in - Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (v. 10EC, d. 8176)

Card Reader


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So far, the only boot flag I been using is the "Graphics Mode" after I can't find any plists in the Chameleon bootloader I had at the time. Hopefully, I should be able to play around with my 320GB drive safely this time. I do not know what hardware (failed or working) that any DSDT fixes will apply toward, so I chose not to use DSDT just to be safe.

 

 

UPDATE (9/20/13):

I moved the kexts for Battery and Audio to the working components list.  I have dual-booted OS X 10.8 (no, not the latest) and Windows 8.1 where Windows is the primary boot loader and Chameleon is more likely secondary (isoemu/avlgo).  I made sure my SSD was GPT, then I installed OS X first and Windows second.  I installed Chameleon Bootloader for Windows so that Chameleon will appear as an option to boot going into ML.  I took the latest iso image of Chameleon from its website, renamed it to "wowpc.iso" and placed it in the root drive (C:) in Windows.  I edited the "org.chameleon.boot.plist" within wowpc.iso so that it will always include the string Graphics Mode="1600x900x32" at iso startup - finally, I don't have to type it every time.  As of this very moment, I am able to freely boot into both Windows and OS X 10.8 without any major problems.  The following updates are confirmed to the best of my knowledge and thank you for reading. :)

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