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About Lightworker

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  1. Invites

    Sorry to bump an old thread, but I didn't want to start a new one and couldn't find my answer elsewhere Is there a post-count requirement for the website invitation exchange forum? I can't seem to get in and I know 18 posts kind of makes me a noobie still Any replies are appreciated
  2. Well I woke up today and it was done Thanks for the advice though, I'll use Acronis next time.
  3. I'll give Acronis a try since I've a MBR disk. Right now I used the hdiutil command, and its taking positively forever.
  4. I wasn't aware they made a mac compatible version of Ghost...
  5. Hey guys, I have Leopard 10.5.1 via iATKOS running "mostly well" Before I mess around with it further, what's the best way to get an image of my installation drive as a backup? I've tried using disk utility to back it up to an external NTFS formatted USB HD, but my installation's HD is always in use so this fails. I would consider booting off the install DVD and doing it that way, but I would have no NTFS write support to the target drive. Any other suggestions?
  6. Yeah I had done that as part of the process. Turns out the restore image I made of my drive went MIA right when I needed it so I had to start from scratch all over. Just finished patching all my stuff up a few minutes ago, so I'm about to do the 10.4.9 update real quick and just stay away from the .10 update for the time being
  7. Dual Monitor Help

  8. I went form 10.4.8 to 10.4.9 just fine, installed the 8.9.1 kernel just fine. Went for the update to 10.4.10 and I get a Kernel panic on boot, "Backtrace Terminated" and it references the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement kext. Gotta run out for a meeting at work, but will copying this kext back to the extensions folder clear this one up? Or should I revert back to the image I made before all these updates and do something differently? This is my desktop system, specs in sig
  9. Your Greatest Photos

    Just want to throw in my 2 cents here...the D40 doesn't NEED autofocus lenses.If you WANT your D40 to autofocus, the lens needs to be a Nikon AF-S lens with the integrated focus drive motor since Nikon ditched the screw drive on the D40. Most of the other Nikon lenses work and meter just fine, but you'll have to focus manually. The AF-S lenses are actually not that expensive either, the 18-55 that comes with it is an AF-S lens, the high quality and affordable 55-200VR/Non-VR are both AF-S as is the 70-300G. These are the most common consumer lenses, if you start moving up to pro zooms like the 17-55 f/2.8 most all of those are AF-S as well.The place you miss out with on the D40 are the ultra wide zooms, fisheyes, and primes as those generally rely on screw drive focus motors Anyways, here's a few from my collection. I'm a bit of a car guy if you couldn't tell The Toyota is mine, the Altima is my friends, and I have no idea who the 360 belongs too, just passed it on the highway.Most of these were taken with my Nikon D50, either the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6ED lens, or my 50mm f/1.8D lens. I believe the one shot of the Altima was with my older Canon S1-IS
  10. Panaramic Shots?

    You could always pick up the Canon 10-20mm lens, it's a super-wide angle zoom without the fisheye distortion. I believe Sigma makes a cheaper 10-22mm version, but the optical quality isn't as good. You might find it more cost effective to just stitch them like the other guys said in photoshop though
  11. nikon d40?

    Canon just announced the 40D which is too much to drop on a body, especially if you're just starting. The massive price difference could buy you a few lenses for a D40. Nikon announced the D3 (Full Frame Pro Camera), cross that off your list, and the D300 which is in the same ballpark as the Canon 40D. The D40 is a great body to start with, its incredibly small and light...takes great pictures, and the 18-55 kit lens that's bundled with it is excellent (far better than Canon's kit lens) The D40x is a higher resolution version with the CCD sensor lifted from the D80. Unless you're making 40"+ prints, I wouldn't bother. It's a few hundred dollars more in cost to gain a bit more resolution. What you lose is high ISO image quality (aka more noise in low light). Definentaly not worth it. I'm still using my 2.5 year old D50 body with the same sensor as the D40 and I make 8X12 prints all the time, and sometimes larger if I take them to a lab. 6.1MP is just fine for that. My only gripe with the D40 is that it only has 3 Auto Focus zones, which means if youre photographing sports or a lot of kids running around at the same time in the field of view, you may have a rough time focusing. Basically, the more expensive of a camera you get, you start getting more features like AF zones and the like. The D40 is also only compatible with the Nikon AF-S series lenses, which means a some of the neat lenses they make (like the $120 50mm f/1.8D) won't focus automatically. The camera will still meter, but youll have to do the focusing on your own. Most of the Nikon zoom lenses like the 18-55, 18-200, 55-200, 70-300, etc are AF-S lenses, so unless youre planning on getting exotic super wides, fisheyes, or primes, I wouldn't worry about it all that much. Overall the camera is great, I'd probably choose it over the Rebel XTi as well. The Rebel isn't exactly in the same class, it slots in somewhere between the Nikon D40 and Nikon D80, but doesn't really match any Nikon model directly, the D40x was made to be somewhat of a competition for that higher resolution, entry level segment...but for about $100 more, you can get the XTi which is technically better than the D40x. Besides, none of the rebels have Auto ISO like the Nikon's do. What's up with that? Anyways I'll stop babbling, go to Best Buy and play with them...see which handles the best for you And check out www.kenrockwell.com for some good reviews about things other than test charts :x
  12. Dual Monitor Help

    Sorry, it was in the thread description but not the post. It's an ATi Radeon X800XL, the System Profiler reads this: Radeon X800 UM: Chipset Model: Radeon X800 UM Type: Display Bus: PCIe VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x554d Revision ID: 0x0000 Displays: DELL E207WFP: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Supported Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz 2D Extreme: Supported Quartz Extreme: Supported
  13. I searched for a quite a while and couldn't find an answer on this one...so heres a new thread I have two monitors, one is a Dell 2007FPW, and the other a Dell E207WFP, both use DVI connections. I have a patched (koverg) driver powering my system right now with QE/CI support. The interesting part, is that the 2007FPW is the monitor that is working by default, yet OSX reads it as an E207WFP. Quite the coincidence I guess. I'm assuming this is all due to just poor driver support, but I figured I'd throw it out there and see if I can get any ideas on how to get my second monitor to work. Thanks
  14. ALC880 Audio works!!!

    Happy to report this worked for me after 3 hours of searching for a solution here. JaS 10.4.8 Intel D915PBL Mobo ICH6 - ALC880 Volume slider doesn't work, but I don't care since its my desktop and my speakers have a separate volume control. Thanks for the kext