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  1. I'm using a PCI Ralink 3062 card, This one from Rosewill: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166033 I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I installed the latest Ralink Macintosh drivers for Leopard and Tiger, 10.4/5, download currently available here: http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downloads/01-1_windowsDetail.php?sn=5002 Initially the driver didn't work for me, but after reading this thread, I restarted in 32-bit mode with the arch=i386 kernel flag, and the Ralink Wireless manager ran at startup, and just connected to wifi fine. i'd been looking for a solution for a long time. Big thanks to @raskitoma for this beautifully simple fix!! Woo hoo! The download page lists the driver for "PCI/mPCI/CB(RT2860/RT2790/RT309x)", but it worked fine in 32-bit Snow for my 3062 card.
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    [help] need driver of RTL8191SE

    I have not tried it, but the product page at Realtek links to a download page with Mac OS X drivers Here: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downlo...;Downloads=true If you try, please update us, and I will do the same. Cheers!
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    Arranging Bookmarks

    Sorry, that's one of our sore points. I use Firefox. Safari is faster and sleeker, a bit, but you can't organize your bookmarks, and you can't set it to ask where you want your downloads to go... you have to pick a folder. So, I use Firefox, and I've lost nothing by using it. In fact, I've gained Foxmarks, and a whole lot of other cool add-ons. (Sorry, Apple, I do love you so...) For what it's worth, Safari is still way cooler than the AppleTV, but nowhere near as cool as the iPhone or the iPod.
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    Text Edit help

    How lucky that you are on a Mac. You downloaded an infected file intended for a PC that's running Windows.
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    Well, I did build another Hacky, and many more since then. One day, maybe I'll get around to documenting all of them. My main axe is built around a Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R motherboard, and I'm simply in love with it. I've been using it for around a year and a half. I've had it successfully running a Q6600 overclocked to 3.5gHz on air (yeah, really) with no problems and no temperature problems at all. I literally lucked into the correct settings and a cpu with a REALLY low V-Core of 1.25, and I'm running with it, and not looking back at all. The specs are simple enough: Main Board: GA-P35C-DS3R with the latest BIOS, F12e RAM is 2gb of Patriot RAM, details here and 4gb OCZ Fatality RAM, details here - I added it later, cos I got it on sale, and I was really lucky that it didn't break my overclock when I added it. The RAM specs match closely enough to the original Patriot RAM. The CPU is an Intel Q6600 with the G0 stepping, SLACR, with a VCore of 1.25 The case is a quiet Antec Sonata III tower. The CPU cooler is an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, and it dropped my operating temperatures around 10 degrees Celsius lower than the stock Intel cooler. I love this thing. The installation was easier by far than the stock cooler, as well. I heartily recommend this thing. The video card is 256mb nVidia 7300gs from XFX, running great with nVinject. I have 2 SATA optical drives. The drives that have run best for me are: Pioneer DVR-D112 and this document.write(neg_specification_newline('LH-20A1L-06'));now-discontinued Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 Though deactivated at Newegg, you can get either for cheap at MicroCenter. Without getting into details, the optical drives really did make a difference. I have it stocked full of Western Digital Green Terabyte drives with the 16mb cache. Once I updated the BIOS, the machine would take any installation disc that I could throw at it. AHCI works, IDE works, sleep is kind of messed up, and shutdown works under 10.5.5, and intermittently with the other OS versions I tried. It's all fine under Tiger. I originally ran with Kalyway 10.5.1, and eventually updated to 10.5.2 by following the guide by PCWiz, now downloadable here. Out of the box, everything worked except for sleep, shutdown, internet, and sound. The fixes are all documented in his guide. If you need help finding any of them, drop me a PM, and if I can, I'll help. PCWiz was personally a great help in getting this machine off the ground with OSX86, and I thank him deeply for swift and detailed replies when I needed help. So much of the community gave me so much assistance; I'm forever indebted to you all for your help. These days, I run iDeneb 10.5.5, patched with the control center by PCWiz. Initially, iDeneb 10.5.5 was great on my machine, but eventually, the Voodoo Kernel proved to be incompatible with some things, and I switched the kernel back to the 9.2.2 SleepKernel. The only real problems that I have had with software compatibilty seem to be problems with 10.5.5, not with the iDeneb package. Anything that I have run into in the way of a problem has occurred on my MacBook and my friends' real Macs, as well. If I was not so entrenched in 10.5.5 with installed applications and plugin suites for my audio work, I would switch back to 10.5.4 via Kalyway 10.5.1 vanilla. It was rock solid, and I am sorry that I upgraded. That's that about that. Following are my BIOS settings that I used to run at 3.5, a modern miracle. The list is as complete as I think it need be. There are some power management settings that may or may not be pertinent to the stability of my overclock. I really am running this thing with a 2.4gHz Q6600 overclocked to 3.5gHz, just take my word for it. I'm not bragging, I have no need to brag, and I really don't care whether you believe me. I just want to share the information. I am running at 3.5gHz, and my temperatures don't range far off the mark from between 34 degrees Celsius and 38 degrees Celsius. In a nutshell, for the OC pros out there, I loosened the RAM timings to 5-5-5-18, and pushed the voltage of the RAM til it met spec (2.2v), so that it showed me 2.2v on the PC Health page of the BIOS. I picked up the CPU voltage til it was stable (many attempts here), but within the voltage spec listed on Intel's website for the chip. MCH is up .1v as well, which seems to be a big contributor. PCI frequency is locked to 100mHz. Here are my BIOS details, as I recently typed them up for a friend: Ready? In your BIOS, you can save a preset for your current settings. Do it. Following is a list of the settings that might be pertinent to my success: POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP ACPI (S1) Soft-Off (Delay 4-sec) PME Event Wakeup (Enabled) Power On By Ring (Disabled) Resume by Alar (Disabled) HPET (ON) HPET 64-BIT MODE (64-bit mode) Power On By Mouse (Off) Power On By Keyboard (Off) AC Back Function (Soft-Off) PC HEALTH CPU Warning Temperature (70 degrees Celcius) CPU Fan Fail Warning (Enabled) (all other fan warnings are disabled) ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES Limit CPU Max ID to 3 (Disabled) No-Execute Memory Protect (Enabled) CPU Enhanced Halt C1E (Enabled) TM2 (Enabled) EIST (Disabled) Virtualization (Enabled) <== kind of arbitrary; works either way. INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS SATA RAID/AHCI Mode (AHCI) <=== Leopard loves this. SATA Port0-3 Native Mode (Disabled) USB Controller (Enabled) USB 2.0 Controller (Enabled) USB Keyboard Support (Enabled) USB Legacy Storage (DISABLED) <==Don't ask me why, but it made a difference. Azailia (AUTO) HW LAN (Disabled) <=== mine is burnt out Onboard SATA (ENABLED) ONBOARD SATA CONTROL MODE (AHCI)<==This is the JMicron RAID port set. ADVANCED TWEAKER (THIS IS THE BIGGIE) Robust Graphics Booster (AUTO) CPU Clock Ration (9x) CPU Host Clock Control (ENABLED) CPU Host Frequency (389) PCI Express Frequency (100) C.I.A.2 (DISABLED) Performance Enhance (Standard) System Memory Multiplier (2.00) <===This was the real surprise. Works like a charm! takes memory frequency to 778 - just about 800. ************************************************ DRAM Timing (MANUAL) CAS Latency (AUTO) DRAM RAS# to CAS Delay (AUTO) DRAM RAS# Precharge (AUTO) Precharge Delay (18) <===== THIS LOOSENS UP THE RAM TIMING for O/C ************************************************ ALL ADVANCED TIMINGS on (AUTO) ************************************************ VOLTAGES* RAM Overvoltage (+0.5) PCIE-Overvoltage (NORMAL) FSB Overvoltage (+0.1) (G)MCH Overvoltage (+0.1) CPU Voltage Control (1.37500) *Note - i had to play with my voltages for months to arrive at this balance of numbers. After I read about loosening up RAM timings to 5-5-5-18 to facilitate Over-Clocking, everything else fell into place. Check in your PC HEALTH screen after every re-boot, and see that your RAM is running at the RECOMMENDED voltage that it specs from in the factory specification. That seems to be a major key to getting sick speed. Also, the Q6600 normal voltage range goes up over 1.5, so, you aren't nearly cooking the chip at 1.375, and Mac OS seems to like the voltage very much with that chip. It's a voltage-hungry OS. I have got to say that of all of the systems I've built since I got into this Mac OS On A PC Thing, this machine has by far been the most fun to play with, and to actually use. Just for the record, I some of the hackies that I've built and installed for other folks are built on the following motherboards: GA-945GCM-S2C GA-945GCMX-S2 Both are stable. I've built 2 of the S2C machines. It seems to like iAtkos 10.5.4 the best. The S2 is happily chugging away under good old reliable JaS 10.4.8!!! I LOVE YOU JaS!!!
  6. NOTE TO ADMINS: I KNOW THIS IS IN THE WRONG FORUM, BUT I HAVE A HELPFUL ANSWER FOR THE ORIGINAL POSTER. PLEASE MOVE THIS TO THE APPROPRIATE FORUM HERE :-), AND DON'T DELETE IT. THANKS! I have the same motherboard. Kalyway 10.5.2 is great. Stick with it. Kalyway installs Kext Helper in your applications folder. I'm attaching the sound kext files for you. Unzip them, and drag-drop them onto Kext Helper. Put in your password, click on the Easy Install button, and reboot. You'll have sound input and output. The green jack on the back panel of your motherboard will be selectable as "Internal Speakers" in the Sound Preference Pane. The red Microphone jack will be identified as "Internal Microphone" in the Sound Preference Pane. I'm using a microphone that came with an Asus motherboard, and it's fine. You may need the internet fix, as well. I had internet out of the box with that board and Kalyway 10.5.2, but I needed to install the Realtek 1000 driver in order to get Bonjour support. I couldn't see any of the other machines on my local network until I installed the driver. The thread for it with a link to the download page is here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=29436, and the direct link to the driver download page is here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/realtekr1000/ PCWiz has written an excellent control-center utility that can install all of the fixes for your GA-P35C-DS3R motherboard from one single, handy place. You should read his entire site. He was a big help to me when I built my Hacky around this board (he has one with the same motherboard). Check his utility out (but be careful with it) Here:http://######.com/index.php?option=...4&Itemid=48 PCWiz wrote an excellent guide on installing Kalyway 10.5.1 and updating it to Kalyway 10.5.2, with links to all of the necessary fixes. You should read this guide, and bookmark it. There is a whole lot of useful information in there . To date, the system that I installed using that guide has been the absolutely most stable installation that I have had on this machine. I'm running iDeneb 10.5.5 right now, and it's almost as good, but I've had some weird incompatibilities with old install packages under 10.5.5. I think I'm going to go back to 10.5.4 via Kalyway 10.5.1 - this was the best system I ever used on a Hackintosh. It just runs great. Good luck! Feel free to PM me with any questions. Sorry about all the information - hopefully, it'll help someone else out down the line. Cheers! UPDATE: I just found THIS guide to installing 10.5.4 on PCWiz's website. I'm going to try it out; you should try it, too, before you get too settled into your new boot drive! alc889aSoundDrivers.zip
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    Tab Through Dialog Box?

    You have to enable tabbed focus. Open System Preferences Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane. Click on the Keyboard Shortcuts tab. At the bottom of the box, choose the radio button for All Controls. Thanks for asking, cos I just notice that you can change the setting on-the-fly with Control-F7!! Personally, I can't stand having the focus change to every control when I'm tabbing between text fields. It's one of the things I've always hated about the Windows interface. Mac users tend to keep one hand on the keyboard and one hand on the mouse, so, switching focus is just sort of something we do automatically with the mouse, but certainly, it's nice to be able to switch this function up on-the-fly!!
  8. First, since it's a fresh installation, try re-installing 10.5.6 from scratch. It sounds like it's a corrupt installation. Second, if you have a copy of 10.5.4, install that instead, and don't upgrade to 10.5.5 or 10.5.6. 10.5.4 has been much, much more stable on the many, many Macs that I've had it running on, and I see no advantage to updating to 10.5.6. 10.5.5 and 10.5.6 have caused all sorts of graphic weirdness and many programs just spontaneously quit on me under those versions of the systems, sometime not until I'm totally settled into an installation of a system. I can't stand that. Really, go with 10.5.4. You'll be much happier.
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    Clone hard disk?

    I do cloning all of the time. I have found that Carbon Copy Cloner sometimes misses files. I use SuperDuper 2.5 religiously now. It's awesome! One of my favorite things. And the smart update feature actually works incredibly well. Those guys rule!!
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    coreMIDIserver.framework WTF

    Well, yeah, I don't know what the "delete" thing was; I've never seen any option like that, but it sounds like you somehow got rid of CoreMIDI? That's the MIDI subsystem of the OS. So, if I were you, YEAH, I'd reinstall the OS. Better now, with a three-day-old computer, than to have to do it down the line, when you are nicely settled into the whole system. Also, since I've upgraded to 10.5.5, I've had lots of tiny problems with my audio stuff. Some of my plugins won't install, and Digital Performer just quits on me without warning. 10.5.4 was really solid. So, if you have the option on your MacBook Pro, for music software, I'd try to get 10.5.4 installed on there, and stay with it for compatibility reasons. PM me if you need anything. I'm a career Mac Tech as well as a career Audio Engineer. (I do mac tech for studios). Oh, and have fun with the 17". I've been drooling all over that thing since it got announced!
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    ALC889A problem - Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3

    I don't know it it will help you guys, but I have a Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R with ALC 889A audio on it, and I have had audio working on many flavors of Tiger and Leopard on this machine, with a couple of kexts that I got from PCWiz back in the day; I don't know where they originated. I get sound out of the green line-out, by selecting "Internal Speakers" in the Sound PrefPane. I get microphone in, as well, using the "Internal Microphone" setting in the Sound PrefPane. The filenames are: ALCinject.kext (it does not indicate a version number) AppleHDA.kext (version indicated is 1.2.4a21) I'm attaching a .zip with the files. I hope this helps. I have not needed to mess with EFI Studio at all. I am currently running iDeneb 10.5.5 with the 9.2.0 Sleep Kernel. No problems. Download the drivers here: alc889aSoundDrivers.zip The easy way to install them is with Kext Helper; drag-drop both kexts onto Kext Helper, enter your password, install, and reboot: http://cheetha.net/ You can also install the sound fix from PCWiz's P35-DS3x Control Center software, available here: http://######.com/index.php?option=...4&Itemid=48 Good luck to you all!
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    OS X reload Issues. Help me before i cry.

    KEEP THIS ONE UNDER YOUR HAT, for security reasons, but resetting the password on a Mac (or a Hack) is ridiculously easy if you have a bootable installer disc. Boot into the installer. Under the menu all the way to the right, along with Disk Utility and Terminal, is an application called Reset Password... Just select the user whose password you need to reset, put in a new password, and be done with it. Cheese!
  13. Hmm. I've always wondered if these drivers written for Hackintosh boxes will work on real MacPro machines. If you want to try it and let me know, I don't think it can hurt. http://nvinject.free.fr/files/Latest_NVinj...0.2.1_512Mb.zip This might work. Grab a copy of kext helper here: http://web.mac.com/v1.42ghz/Kext_Helper/So...Helper%20b7.zip Drop the NVinject.kext onto Kext Helper, enter your password, and click on the Easy Install button. Cross your fingers and reboot. If the monitor still does not show up, my apologies. You can manually remove NVinject.kext from: yourHardDrive/System/Extensions/NVinject.kext Good luck! If you try it, please PM me, and let me know if it worked!
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    Spotlight has been microsoftened ...

    Spotlight under Leopard is aweful at finding things. It's a terrible program. I've played with Spotlight, tried to find items within a directory that I knew what I was looking was in, and sometimes Spotlight finds ZERO items, even though I know they are there, because I am looking at them. I have been using a program called File Buddy forever, and it actually does find anything that I'm looking for. File Buddy is great for manual system cleanup, as well.
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    10.5.5 update broke my Finder

    I'm told that it might just be a corrupt Finder prefs file. Drop into single-user mode (by holding command+s after the startup chime) launch into single user mode and enter these commands in order: fsck -fy mount -uw / cd /Users/[user's short name]/Library/Preferences rm com.apple.finder.plist exit