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About ReMarkAble

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  1. A couple Radeon 5570 HD problems...

    I'm a total Mac newb but I have the iAtkos L2 10.7.2 install and I think it has native support in the OS? I know the only thing I had to do to get QI/CE working was to set graphics enabler to yes and it works (you can tell by the Dashboard, and translucent taskbar). So I installed Half Life 2 for Mac and it worked great for a while, up until a certain point in the game where some stuff either becomes non visible or strobes on and off on the screen. At that point the game is unplayable. I tried rebooting and starting at the save point, but the problem remains, and I've tried restarting the game and it goes back to working fine again. I've booted to Windows 7 and installed that version there and everything works fine. All my other 3D games still work great under Windows. Maybe there's something else needs installed on the Mac? Some DirectX or OpenGL software? Like I say I'm a Mac newb and also only recently back into PC gaming after a several year vacation from it. The second problem is that both my HDMI and my DVI ports work, and work simultaneously, but my PC has a 1440x900 native res monitor (16:10) and my TV has 1360x768 (16:9 720p LCD TV) for it's native res. The computer monitor (DVI) works fine at the TVs native res, but there are VERY few options on tweaking with the displays and resolution options. The way I run the machine in Windows is to have the monitor and TV cloned, both at 1360x768 when using the TV because they are both on opposite sides of a wall with the cords running through it. Trouble is, when I clone them on the mac, my computer monitor maxes out at 800x600 for some reason, the only way it seems to work at all is in extended desktop mode, both at 1360x768 with no apparent way to disable the HDMI TV at all (which is how I'd want to run 90% of the time). Worse still the monitor's native 1440x900 resolution is unavailable to me at all. So I guess what I am hoping is maybe there is some kind of software that works like the AMD Catalyst Control Center does in Windows to unlock functionality that currently will not work? Thanks in advance!
  2. BINGO! That was it; now it behaves almost perfectly. I suppose if the one last thing I wish it would do is impossible, well, it's really me just being nitpicky; when you put in the key for "Instant Menu", so that it will show both OS options, that seems to disable the timeout countdown making it so that you have to hit enter to boot, and it just hangs until you do. If you take that key out, it will only show the default boot OS unless you hit a key. I suppose that would be OK if it's the only way, but ideally what I'd like is for both choices to show, but for my countdown to happen so that if I boot Windows (which takes much longer) it will just continue with the boot with no attention, and if I boot OS X I have to hit the arrow over and then enter. I just want both options visible on the chameleon screen without stopping the boot countdown. Can it be done?
  3. It boots fine with Chameleon, which is installed on the OS X hard drive. The separate physical drive with Windows 7 (not XP, which is dead, and those who don't treat it as such are silly IMHO) has had no change made to it, but if you select it when booting from the OS X drive, it boots just as it should. The only issue was a fix to keep the Windows time from being all wrong. The trouble is, I'd like to tell Chameleon to boot the windows drive by default and I've added the proper code to the org.chameleon.Boot.plist, but still defaults to OS X. That is the only issue. If anyone can help me with that I am good to go aside from sleep mode not working.
  4. OK I figured out how to get the menu delay after finding the Chameleon documentation. Trouble is, telling it which drive to default to on boot has no effect, default is always OS X. I've tried it with the drive label in quotes, with the UUID and with drive and partition numbers and still OS X always is default. Any clue why that may be?
  5. OK, I just built a system with Windows 7 as my primary OS (because I know it and most of my work is 7) and used a separate hard drive and installed OS X (iAtkos L2 because I need to learn OS X). If you use the boot menu or set either drive to boot first both work fine. If you use F8 and choose Win 7 it too boots fine. All I want is for Chameleon to come up with a menu instead of going directly to OS X. Ideally I'd like a slight delay, and then boot to Windows 7 by default if OS X is not selected in that few second delay period. As it is, it just goes to OS X and never shows a menu if you aren't there to his F8 at exactly the right time, or do so before Chameleon with the BIOS option. You'd think this would be ultra easy but I have Googled, searched read and read tons of useless and/or over complicated info, and unfortunately most info is for multiple partitioned single drives, or involving some other arcane stuff I don't understand as a Mac OS X dummy. This is my org.chameleon.Boot.plist (I'm guessing a simple edit there will fix it?) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>No</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>npci</key> <string>0x2000</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>No</string> </dict> </plist> So this would be great, or if it's for some reason no possible, then I know it can be done with EasyBCD on the Windows 7 side, trouble is, the ONLY info I can find on that is for single hard drive systems. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  6. Well since nobody will ever reply to anything I post I guess I might as well... This turned out to be an nearly perfect Hackintosh build. I used iAtkos L2 and everything worked with the exception of the audio. This was easily fixed with Kext helper and the HDAEnabler892.kext from kexts.com. I highly recommend this board for a low cost Hackintosh build. Just as good as a Gigabyte, maybe better!
  7. Wow, not sure I've ever had a reply to any post I have ever posted here. If I did I don't remember it. *crickets*
  8. Intel BOXDH67BLB3 Just picked up this board, because the Gigabyte board I wanted was an open box special and of course Newegg had sold out the day I had the money and I had little to spare. I was over at tonymacx86, and according to that place my Sapphire Radeon 5570 HD should be OK. I went with a Celeron G530 because I don't need a massive performer and I plan to upgrade to an i3 and use th chip later for the wife's next build. Everything I've been reading suggests that the reason why Gigabyte boards work so well is that they use pretty much the same hardware as Apple. I hope I did OK with the purchase. It will be mostly a Win 7 Machine, but I wanted to be able to run Lion on it because I do repair work and lately been getting a few Mac jobs and I could use the familiarity. My theory on buying the intel board was that it has SATA 6GB, and USB 3.0 (though I do not need, nore expect either to work with OS X, as SATA 3GB and USB 2.0 will be fine), plus great affordability and I'm not an overclocker. Plus as far as I can see all the components of the board ought to be compatible with OS X. I also saw that there are a few folks on various BBSs using the board. So what do you guys think, did I do OK or should I have bit the bullet and pulled the trigger on the more expensive Gigabyte board? These are the relevant board specs: Intel H67, Realtek ALC892 Audio, Intel 82579V LAN
  9. GMA 3100, will it ever work?

    So I have searched and searched and still find no sign that anyone has ever gotten this to work in any resolution beyond 1024x768. Mind you I am an Apple novice, yet it still seems bizarre to me that nobody has ever been able to solve the issue. Getting another graphics card is not an option for me. Is it time to just give up and abandon the idea of running OSX86 entirely on this POS board? It is a Jetway I31GM4-L, and I have tried both iDeneb 1.4 and now 1.5 with no success. Everything except the graphics works fine, but I am of course limited to just 1024x768 which is absolutely unacceptable. If this can't be improved it might as well go back to running Windoze.
  10. So I got this hard drive from a good friend who is completely and irrationally anti Micro$oft and they even run OS X 10.4.? I think it's 10.4.5 or better, but it is the old Motorola G4 chip if that even matters. In any case she has a dead hard drive and her irrational confidence in all things Apple (I am not anti Apple it really comes out though when I deal with her), of course she never used Time Machine or thought there would ever be any need for backups on a 3-5 year WD old hard drive. Of course since it is an Apple, like many folks she doesn't know enough about her own OS to do anything truly useful but she is desperate to retrieve these files. It's a WD 400GB SATA and what it does is about the time it spins up most of the time it goes CLUNK and stops spinning. She bought a new circuit board but to no avail. Her machine can't even detect it's own SATA card regularly and she says it was specifically made for Apples (I have my doubts about that). I don't know much more about Apples than she does probably much less. Anyway, through a USB to SATA on my 7 machine I got it to see the drive but of course it says it needs formatted. I can't seem to bring it up at all with Ubuntu 10.04. I have no idea if Ubuntu can even read it if I did, nor do I know Ubuntu enough to know how to do what I can with 7. I had to kind of bash the thing around while it was spinning up to get it to detect in 7. I imagine if I can get any data off it I have only so many tries so after that I unplugged it and now. I am here to ask how can I read this thing and copy stuff from 7 (If I can), or Ubuntu 10.04 or better yet both? I can't buy any programs at the moment, but if it is necessary and inexpensive she can. I'd prefer a fully functioning trial if I can't get a freebie. I do have Paragon Partition manager if that helps. These people are really good friends, the kind I take a non paying job for and give 110% on because they have been there for me for YEARS! Thanks SO much if you can help or are willing to even try!!
  11. I gotta be honest, I have posted to this forum on quite a few occasions and usually I don't even get a reply, but I am hopeful someone can help with this one.... In any case I have a Wind that belongs to the young daughter of a good friend, but some genius (read; idiot), put a password on the BIOS so nobody would mess things up. The password allows zero access to the BIOS and as far as I know there is no way to get past it, and I have tried! Inevitably, XP got totally screwed (good as it is, for a Micro$oft product, this is what M$ OSs do best). So rather than fool around with XP so it can get screwed up again in short order, what I did was connect the hard drive from the Wind to my Dell Mini 9, as I figured the hardware might be compatible enough to make it work. It took MANY reinstalls but I finally got it, almost everything working, including the WiFi, yet when I go to reboot it always gives that crash screen that says I have to reboot now. I used the option for the wind in the setup, but fearing that I still had to use the drivers and select them I did that too. I took all the Realtek LAN drivers because I have had a hell of a time getting info on which one is needed. Then I also took intel GMA950, and Azalia audio. So then after that, I used this patch for the video to get the proper resolution, and this Ralink driver to make the WiFi work, and then I have every time not been able to get a re-boot! All I have been able to do is do a -x and get in. before it goes in it says that the hibernate image is too old and I have to do a =y whatever that means. This is what I get on every re-boot and I am completely lost. I must warn you I am a Windows PC genius level user who feels absolutely retarded when I try to "think different" and has a small bit of trouble dealing with Ubuntu, but I am learning. I find Ubuntu MUCH easier than OS X though, where I really am baffled! So please treat me like the novice I am and go easy. I just really want to make the little girl happy so she can once again use her cool pink netbook and use an OS that isn't likely to get screwed just because the user is not a novice! Thanks in advance for any help you can manage. I need to clarify something that for some reason it seems is hard to understand to some folks from my original posting. The BIOS password is a permanent block so far as I know but it only blocks the boot menu and changes to the BIOS itself, thus it will ONLY boot the it's hard drive, and thus I have to install any OS using the drive in another machine.
  12. Realtek RTL8102E will not wrok in iDeneb 1.4

    To the top! I really want to get this fixed!
  13. I can't find much on it at all. The mainboard is a Jetway JI31GM4-LF, and iDeneb 1.4 is the only OSX86 distro that I can even get to install at all, and it has the Realtek RTL8102E on board LAN. I have tried Vanilla Kernel and Voodoo. It is the only thing I can't get to work, aside from my USB wireless adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC v2). I used the preconfigured RTL8102C driver and it did not work, so I tried a shotgun approach and added every driver that had realtek or intel in the name and that did not work. I searched google a lot and got next to nothing. I have a bunch of PIC cards, but I'd like to just get the onboard working because this is a mATX, and has only two PCI slots. Without the LAN working, the thing is next to useless since I have to use my Vista machine to work on the Hackintosh. I am downloading 1.5 to see if it is better, but it isn't done yet..... Help! <h1></h1>
  14. Well gee that's helpful! I have the same problem and have no idea what sb700 kexts are, and nothing comes up in a google search or a search here....
  15. Exactly as the topic suggests. I am running iDeneb 1.4 with the sleep kernel. Everything except this seems to be working fine....?