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About bixit

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  1. Leopard Receives Unix Certification

    Enjoy! I am here to tell you all that you need to know. Listen up or ignore down... The tree has fallen.
  2. Leopard Receives Unix Certification

    You don't know as much about Macs as you think you do, so STFU. A Universal Binary application contains both PPC and Intel code (it does not use Rosetta). Same application runs at native (non-emulated, non-Rosetta) speed on both PPC and Intel platforms. And in many cases, a G4 of the same clock speed as a P4 is faster. One reason is Mac OS X manages memory and prefetching better than any other OS I know of. My 1.4GHz G4 PowerMac can run Doom 3 - show me any Intel cpu prior to the Core architecture that can do that @ 1.4GHz. I use both Intel and PPC Macs, and they're both fast. The best thing, to me, about Apple's Intel switch is that I can now build my own "white box" Mac for 1/2 the price or less. Woot on that for awhile.
  3. yes, the "XXX Pervert Edition" !! It's a great fps-per-dollar buy. The one you can get from NewEgg lists Core 650/RAM 1400 I think, but everybody in the comments including me got an 800MHz core & 1700MHz RAM. It's a little over $100 now for the XFX 7600GT XXX model there. Get that, original poster guy. DiaboliK even wrote a driver installer for it
  4. The guy that ported the linux SKGE.kext is "M. Musashi" I believe. He knows how to do it I imagine but he said he won't make a Yukon-2 driver for lack of hardware to test it on. News for today: I used a highly verbose kextload command on a modified AppleYukon.kext... got some info... The command went like this - "cd /system/library/extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/" ^^ so I was within the kext directory where AppleYukon lives. Then I put - "sudo kextload -v 6 AppleYukon.kext" and got this end result: kextload: looking for dependency of extension /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleYukon.kext with ID com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily, compatible with version 2.1 kextload: can't resolve dependency from /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleYukon.kext to ID com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily; no compatible version of ID com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily is known kextload: cannot resolve dependencies for kernel extension AppleYukon.kext Everything was fine in the kextload process until the above point. That basically says that the driver is hanging up on the IOPCIFamily.kext - so next attempt after reboot will be to try different versions of IOPCIFamily.kext I am using the standard JaS 10.4.8 w/Semthex 8.8.1 kernel, and the original IONetworkingFamily.kext that came with that modified to add the 4352 device ID. Anybody know why it hangs up on IOPCIFamily.kext?
  5. Yes, I have the 3680 here, but it's the 1.86GHz model w/Celeron M 440 and the Atheros AR5007 wifi chip. I wish it was the 5005 instead, then I wouldn't be bogged down in Vista to get online! Really Vista Home Basic is a joke. It's obviously a fancified XP when you start digging into properties and such. Tiger is much faster on the same hardware!
  6. Still no luck here with my crazy ideas. I tried a few things with the SKGE.kext, but it seems to always give a hardware lockup (the big "restart your computer" with the power button picture error screen) whenever the SKGE kext is loaded. I have had an important realization about this Yukon NIC - It's not a gigabit ethernet adapter, but the AppleYukon driver is for gigabit ethernet Yukons. The 88E8038 model in the Acer Aspire 3680 is only a "Fast Ethernet" adapter, meaning 10/100Mbps not 1000Mbps. Could this be why the Acer 3680 can't get the AppleYukon driver to work? If there is any regular 10/100 "Fast Ethernet" driver for Yukon cards, maybe it could be modified to support the problem Yukon 88E8038. ...And if nobody can ever fix it, guess what? We could still have ethernet in Mac OS via this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Mac-USB-To-Ether...1QQcmdZViewItem ^^^ It's a USB-to-Ethernet adapter for Mac OS 10.3 and up. He specifically lists "MacBook" in the subtitle and says it comes with Mac drivers, so that means it should work on Intel/x86 Macs. The Acer Aspire 3680's USB ports work flawlessly in OSx86, so I feel certain you could add one of these ($22 plus $5 shipping) to get online. I have everything but Ethernet & WiFi working on this laptop, so fixing the Ethernet would make it a complete HackBook. When you add up the sale price of $369 plus the $27 for USB-Ethernet, that's far less than $999 for a MacBook... woot.
  7. I also have this bad Acer/Marvell combo. However I believe there is hope! What I'm working with is Acer Aspire 3680, Marvell Yukon 88e8038 with DEV=4352, VEN=11AB, and SUB=01101025. I have been trying to use the port of that SKGE linux driver for Marvell 88E8001 Ethernets that's around here on teh board. The reason I'm trying that is to be found here: http://listing.driveragent.com/pci/11ab/43...a0c85225aaff2d4 ^^It's a driver download page for the specific subclass of Yukon that's in the Acer 3680, and that driver lists it as compatible with the 88E8001/8003/8010. Now to be clear this is the specific Windows driver for the 88E8038 - 01101025 Yukon cards that nobody can get to work. I have tried changing the Info.plist inside the SKGE.kext, but that gives kernel panic reboot screen. I tried that with it installed in the main Extensions directory AND with it removed from there and inserted into the IONetworkingFamily.kext Plugins folder. Right now I'm having to use frickin' Winders Veesta to write this online, but my next attempt will be something like this: Open IONetworkingFamily.kext Plugins folder, open AppleYukon.kext, and replace the actual driver file inside the SKGE.kext package into the MacOS folder inside the AppleYukon driver. But I'm confusing myself already. Anybody have thoughts on this? Does it not stand to reason that if the Windows drivers for 88E8001 etc are compatible (and recommended) for this particular 88E8038 with 0110:1025 subclass, that the MacOS driver for 88E8001 should be somehow useable? Or maybe close?