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  1. Well, that's a whole other thing. Both systems are hacks, and I have a new GPU which has a specific (to OS X build) NVIDIA web driver to get it to work. The last time I tried to boot off of the old ML system, I couldn't get new video card to work. I probably need to go and get the webdriver for that particular build, and I'm not sure what it is.
  2. That's correct. And if I copy that text and paste/save into a text document, the resulting file is about 180 bytes. Which leads me to believe there is nothing in this file, and that this file points to another or has another pointing to it. Or something, I don't know. But my writing is somewhere, it turned up in the search. How can that be?
  3. I had a note in the Notes app synced via iCloud. It was titled "Hera Don't Hate Me". I have no memory of deleting this note, but it is no longer on my iPhone, desktop, or iCloud. I entered a phrase that I knew the note contained into Spotlight on my Yosemite desktop system... "succulence I had to taste". Spotlight revealed the note by name, "Hera Don't Hate Me" under TOP HIT, but it said the note was inside an External Notes Record, the path of which was deep inside com.apple.Notes Container in my User Library on another system drive (Mountain Lion). The note obviously contains my writing—it wouldn't have shown up in Spotlight if it didn't—but when I try to open it in Notes, nothing comes in. The file can't be Imported into Notes, it's greyed out. I tried opening it with TextWrangler, but there didn't appear to be anything there but a plist header (see below*). I tried moving the file into the Notes Container on my Yosemite system, but that didn't seem to do anything. I tried booting from the Mountain Lion system to view it, but with no luck. Does anybody know if there is any way to get at the actual information that this file contains (or points to?) Any help in retrieving my writing would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, rob * <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict/> </plist>
  4. Get your UVC webcam working as Apple iSight

    I found this thread because I'm trying to fix the FaceTime issue that others have complained about; looking *very* pixelated… like 10x the normal size as if the camera were only 30 x 70 pixels… that, and after a half minute, the whole image starts flickering madly. According to ideasonboard.org the Sunplus 1bcf:2809 webcam that comes with the Dell 3550 *is* supported by the Linux UVC driver, but it didn't say anything about whether the Sunplus 1bcf:2888 that came with my HP 4530s is UVC. At any rate, I followed the instructions to the letter, editing the AnyiSightCam.kext (all 3 instances of both ID's in hexadecimal) and then installing it in S/L/E. In 'About my Mac' the webcam did show up as a 'Built-in iSight", which it didn't do before the kext... Unfortunately, the webcam simply doesn't function with kext installed... I get no image at all. Same with PhotoBooth. Anyway, I removed the kext and I'm pretty much back where I started... highly pixelated FaceTime. Can anyone confirm that the webcam that comes with the HP 4530s is UVC? I mean it is 28XX like that on the Dell's... so, it probably is, wouldn't you think? AND is there anything else I can do aside from the instructions to get my this webcam to function as it is supposed to? Thanks in advance for any help. Rob --- hp 4530s i7 2670QM/2.20 GHz (LJ521UT#ABA) Mac OSX MountainLion 10.8.1
  5. I have a hp 4530s with a Sunplus 1bcf:2888 onboard webcam. According to ideasonboard.org the Sunplus 1bcf:2809 webcam that comes with the Dell 3550 *is* supported by the Linux UVC driver. But, again, I have an hp 4530, and I am *not* certain that my webcam is UVC. At any rate, I followed the instructions in the topic "Get your UVC webcam working as an Apple iSight". For some reason, I can not post to that page so I am starting a new thread. I followed the directions to the letter, editing (hexadecimal) and installing the AnyiSightCam.kext file to S/L/E. In 'About my Mac' the webcam now shows up as a 'Built-in iSight". Unfortunately, the webcam doesn't function with kext installed. The reason I went through this process in the first place is because I was hoping to fix the FaceTime issue that others here have complained about; looking very pixelated… like 10x the normal size… that, and the image gets very jumpy. Photobooth doesn't recognize the webcam either. Anyway, I have removed the kext and I'm back where I started... pixelated FaceTime. Can anyone confirm that my webcam is UVC, and is there anything else I can do aside from the above to get my pc to recognize this camera? Thanks in advance for any help. Rob --- hp 4530s i7 2670QM/2.20 GHz (LJ521UT#ABA) MountainLion 10.8.2
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