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About Accelera8

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  1. Hey, to follow up: I tried installing Mieze's driver, but wasn't successful. Couldn't get ethernet internet connection with it, let alone file sharing. Not sure what happened, I copied the kext to S/L/E, but ethernet was not available. I've since reintalled Lnx2Mac and file sharing between my computers is back to the state it was in: ethernet sharing will work, but only after a restart of the hackintosh every time I connect the cable. I think I am going to wait until the move to Mavericks before trying again. Thanks you guys for all your help.
  2. ok, ok....IT'S WORKING!! i had to restart my Hack, then everything showed up. Do you know what happened under the hood when I restarted? what files / cache needed to be reset? 25 GB in about 6 min it's not working 100% though yet. Once I unplug the ethernet on either end, it goes back to the same state it was in. If I try and replug the ethernet, the NIC port on my Hack shows solid orange with blinking green data transmission, no longer solid green. There should be a workaround for this, right? I don't imagine a restart is necessary every time someone wants to file share. also, the macbook didnt need a restart. I'm thinking this is a hackintosh driver setting issue. i'm also going to try a regular ethernet cable once I restart to see if the crossover is necessary.
  3. Right, thanks, I've got that part. I'm able to do what you describe, but only over WiFi. Once I disconnect WiFi on one of the computers, the Shared category in the sidebar instantly goes away. To clarify a couple things I mentioned before: -I believe there is some connection taking place with the crossover cable, because when I insert the ethernet into my macbook, while the other end is in the ethernet port on my Hack, my Hack shows 'Connected' by Ethernet under Network in System Preferences. When I unplug the ethernet from my macbook, my Hack says Ethernet: 'Not Connected' under Network. (correction: there is no difference whether my macbook is sleeping. My Hack will say 'Connected' as long as the ethernet is plugged in at both ends. Also, the indicator light on the NIC in the back of my Hack is green, showing connection, while connected by ethernet to my macbook. - another correction: the 'Options' dialogue box under 'File Sharing' in System Preferences must have a cache, because the 'number of users connected: 1' is left over from when I connect through WiFi. Once WiFi is disconnected, and I refresh the dialogue box, this goes back to 0. Is there any other step I'm missing in connecting two macs? At this point, it doesn't seem like a hardware issue to me, and not a setup issue. What's left, the Hack ethernet driver? About that one, it just seems odd to me- I have Lnx2mac installed, which is a very popular ethernet driver that works on many systems and has been around for awhile. I would think ethernet file sharing would be configured correctly with it since so many people are using it.
  4. i have an update: i've now connected the computers by crossover cable. crossover has caused a change, but i am still unable to share. the computers are now connecting somehow, although they are still unable to see each other in Finder or 'Connect to Server.' I know they are connecting because: 1. when my macbook sleeps, the Ethernet on my Hack turns from green to red, 'Connected' to 'Not Connected.' when i wake my macbook, the light turns green again. 2. under File Sharing > Options, the dialogue box says: 'number of users connected: 1' and when i try to uncheck file sharing, it warns me that a device is connected to my Hack. not sure what the problem is, i've turned off the firewall on both, and they are both able to see each other over wifi. i am still using lnx2mac, going to try mieze's driver next.
  5. I'm using Lnx2mac. this new driver is much better? any chance this could disable things that were previously working with lnx2mac? that is strange that the crossover detection isn't detecting.
  6. also, my Wacom Intuos4 tablet often does the same thing- my system does not recognize the driver / configuration settings after wake from sleep. replugging the USB cable does not help. restart fixes everything. i checked Console, these are the two files effected: com.wacom.TabletDriver com.Logitech.Control Center.Daemon
  7. I use the Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse with my hack desktop running 10.7.4. The mouse ran flawlessly for a good two years, then lately in the last couple months, has been malfunctioning after wake from sleep. The button controls no longer control how I've configured them. When this happens I check in System Preferences > Logitech Control Center, and either 2 or 3 duplicate mice are showing up there instead of 1. I know this has something to do with the problem. I recently updated the Logitech MX Revolution driver from 3.4.0 to the latest version, 3.7.0. That hasn't fixed the problem, I experienced it in both versions. Also, I can remember experiencing this problem around the time I installed VMWare Fusion and started using Windows OS simultaneously with 10.7.4. The problem still occurs even if I suspend/shut down the Windows machines, and exit VMWare before sleeping. A restart sets everything back to normal. -see photo below anyone experience this problem?
  8. I have a fairly new mobo, Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 with a Realtek RTL8111E chip. I haven't found anything that states explicitly that this chip has auto-sensing, but my guess is it does. Do you know how I could find this out? The manual doesn't mention it as far as i know. Going to try a crossover cable after it comes in the mail.
  9. another couple quick questions: does length of cable make a huge difference for transfer speeds? 7ft vs 14ft? both ethernet cards ports are 1000BaseT. which would you choose for speed to transfer a 50gb folder, given both cards are 1000BaseT? 7ft cat5e 7ft cat6 14ft cat5e 14ft cat6
  10. wow, thanks everdone! awesome. i'll be getting a crossover cable soon and test this myself. appreciate your help.
  11. From what I've found, a crossover cable isn't need for hackintoshes either. There isn't much discussion about file sharing, but I found this one thread that mentioned a standard cable will do: (notice Burninator's comment toward the bottom...) http://www.tonymacx86.com/snow-leopard-desktop-support/11792-i-have-set-up-file-sharing-between-2-macs-slow.html I have checked my boot plist. EthernetBuiltIn is enabled. Does it have something to do with the driver I've installed? I have Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx v0.0.90, and I am using the onboard NIC on my Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 mobo.
  12. Thanks for your reply. I am using a standard ethernet cable and have connected the computers to each other directly, no switch. I have checked the cable- Both computers are able to connect to the internet with it, so it is working. Are you sure about the crossover? Everything I have read has stated Mac has not been using crossover for years; only a standard ethernet is used these days.
  13. I am trying to connect my Lion 10.7.4 hackintosh desktop to my Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Late-2011 macbook pro via ethernet for file sharing. Both computers say they are connected to each other via ethernet, but they cannot see each other in Finder sidebar or connect to each other through 'Connect to Server'. File sharing is on on both computers, firewalls are off on both. When I connect the ethernet cable, Network Preferences both say green-light 'Connected' after a few seconds. Both computers configure IP addresses with Auto DHCP. However, I configured both manually to be more certain. Computer 1: IP: Subnet: Computer 2: IP: Subnet: I turned WIFI off for both. Ethernet still says Connected on both. I've tried browsing for each computer through 'Connect to Server'. Nothing shows up in Finder. Then, I try entering the Server address, such as afp:// When I add a completely bogus address, I receive an error message right away: "There was a problem connecting to the server "NameXXXX". The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time..." But if I enter the correct Server address, afp://, it searches for the address for at least a minute before I receive the same error message. Can anyone see what is going wrong? Thanks