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Long Cat

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Long Cat last won the day on December 23 2013

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  1. All I did was the following: 1. Remove drive from Mac Pro 2. Install Sierra straight from the App to Mac Pro's disk using your supported Mac/ hack - I used a USB3 to SATA3 adapter - If using a Mac can also be done with target disk if you have Thunderbolt to Firewire cable - If using a hack just plug it in internally 3. Modify PlatformSupport.plist to include Mac Pro's identifier and board ID - The one from El Cap is probably fine 4. Plug drive back in and boot normally!
  2. OS X 10.11.1 is out!

    That bug's not hack related, happens on real macs too. Who knows why... but still better than the Windows update mess!
  3. Forged: copied fraudulently; fake. *facepalm*
  4. Has anyone else been experiencing a crashing installer/ preference pane with the new drivers and Yosemite? Always seems to crash at the registering components stage, hangs system and requires hard reboot. The drivers seem to partially install, the preference pane will not load though. Using MacPro 3,1 system definition at the moment.
  5. Remove wifi icon

    Alternatively hold down command and drag the icon out of the menubar.
  6. Confirmed fixed here, under 10.10.2, hack sleeps all night. ^ You did remember to turn off wake for network access after all that?
  7. mavericks vmware image and windows

    There's no reason I can think of (and I'm not even sure if it's possible) to create a "dual boot" virtual machine. Virtual machines are only designed to run one operating system. But the good news is, you can make more than one virtual machine in VMware. All you need to do is create a new VM and install Windows 7. Easy.
  8. Flashplayer frustration

    You might need to disable hardware acceleration. It fixed the problem for me. Open /Library/Application Support/Macromedia/mms.cfg and add the line DisableHardwareAcceleration=1. It probably won't let you save the file. To get around, save a copy to your desktop, then replace the original with the copy.
  9. What type of DL-DVI to HDMI adapter do you have? Active or passive - has a power cable/ USB power or not? These guys say that not all adapters will work with high resolutions, and that you need an active adapter: http://superuser.com/questions/332099/does-a-hdmi-to-dvi-dual-link-adapter-exist-i-dont-care-about-the-price
  10. Permanently Banned From Tonymacx86

    Are you absolutely sure that it was him that added you to that list? And obviously, you didn't actually spam the forums or make multiple accounts, right? If the answers to those questions are yes and no respectivally, then that sort of conduct warrents some further action IMO. Contact those guys at Stop Spam and explain the situation as a first step. DDos is out of the question, it's illegal in some countries and it takes a lot of people to orgistrte regardless, but there are other options avliable. Use your immgnation...
  11. Mac Pro 2008 Case - HACKINTOSH

    Yeah you're completely right. These things do put out a lot of heat and chew through a lot of power. Still, you can palm them off to photo/ graphic designer types (who don't really care about things like that) for a fair bit. Just something to think about before ripping one of these things apart.
  12. Mac Pro 2008 Case - HACKINTOSH

    Sure you want to mod a 2008 mac pro just yet? They're actually still pretty decent machines. Stick in an SSD and a new graphics card and you've a pretty solid machine even by today's standards. Depending on your model, you could probably sell it for about $400, get a second hand G5 case for ~$50 and save yourself at least $300.
  13. Outlook messages missing after Yosemite update

    Same thing happened to me in Outlook 2011 recently, not directly after an upgrade to Yosemite though. It actually happened simultaneously on both my hack and MBP. In the end I just re-downloaded everything from the server. Hopefully that option is available to you. If not try restoring 'Microsoft User Data' folder in ~/Documents.
  14. Same issues on a real MacPro 3,1 here running beta 4 - haven't tried on the hackintosh yet. Applying the fix described above kills internet for me too. I've been experiencing very poor network connectivity (wifi) under this beta regardless though. It won't load pages for ~10min after boot and then at random intervals afterwards, it's like a tap, on or off. Definitally related to the OS, northing to do with signal strength or local internet, am using hackintosh favourite TP-Link WDN-4800 which works great in real Mac's too. Hope they sort all of this out before final GM...
  15. Mavericks 10.9.5 Total Lock up

    So you can force the issue by downloading a large file? Really could be anything... even a software bug in an application you're using. Not your internet browser is it? FF was crashing my MacBook under similar circumstances on 10.9.4 a little while back... System logs give any clues? What kexts are in use? What booloader? OSX version, updated to 10.9.5? Any other clues or people with similar problems on similar hardware? Also as a side note, from my experience, hacks are great as hobby/ personal machines. But if you're relying on one to make a living, it might be a good idea to get a real mac too. You've gotta do your own IT support with these things and you don't want to let that stop you from doing your job.