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  1. VirtualBox's free virtual machine

    I have VirtualBox running on my gatebook with XP and on a MB Pro with Win 7. It runs fine (a tad slow, mainly because I've kept it's resources down-- both laptops only have 2GB). Network, sound everything works. I haven't tried USB-- no need for my uses-- but the shared files work fine. I've mainly installed it just in case I need Windows running for testing web clients using IE/Win. I also plan to install sopcast and test its performance versus Crossover Office/Darwine. Since it seems to be reasonably proficient for my needs, I plan to blow away my XP partition (I kissed off my Vista partition last week when I upgraded to 10.5.6). If I run into any problems, I'll post here, so we have a running thread for VirtualBox users. As to the VB versus VMWare versus Parallels, I'd rather support OpenSource than piracy.
  2. I have VirtualBox running on my gatebook with XP and on a MB Pro with Win 7. It runs fine (a tad slow, mainly because I've kept it's resources down-- both laptops only have 2GB). Network, sound everything works. I haven't tried USB-- no need for my uses-- but the shared files work fine. The key is that you have to first install the Sun VirtuaBox extensions on XP. Then you use VirtualBox's settings to set up a shared folder, and give it a name for XP to use. In my case I called it Shared (original, huh!) Then in Windows, open up a command line shell and type: net use x: \\vboxsvr\Shared Test it by doing a dir X:, or open up My Computer where you should see a drive X:
  3. Elijha, There are a few of us that have this problem. I didn't have this problem with Tiger, but it cropped up when I first installed Leopard, and has persisted through several updates. I've been meaning to track it down but haven't found the time yet. I believe it's related to whether AppleACPIPlatform.kext as been replaced or not. I use sleep all the time, especially with superhai's most excellent clamshell display kext. I just hit a key on wake, and the problem doesn't reappear until the next wake from sleep. Still it would be nice to get this fixed! If I find out anything, I'll post back in this thread. -u P.S. My lspci is fairly similar, although I have ICH7 (gateway laptop). Elijha, There are a few of us that have this problem. I didn't have this problem with Tiger, but it cropped up when I first installed Leopard, and has persisted through several updates. I've been meaning to track it down but haven't found the time yet. I believe it's related to whether AppleACPIPlatform.kext as been replaced or not. I use sleep all the time, especially with superhai's most excellent clamshell display kext. I just hit a key on wake, and the problem doesn't reappear until the next wake from sleep. Still it would be nice to get this fixed! If I find out anything, I'll post back in this thread. -u P.S. My lspci is fairly similar, although I have ICH7 (gateway laptop).
  4. Results for T2080 Dual Core Mobile are as follows: CPU Type [ Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2080 ] CPU Signature [ 06Ech ] Mobile CPU [ Yes ] Latency [ 10 µs ] - Processor core (including L2 cache) is unavailable for up to 10 µs during the frequency transition ] us Max multiplier [ 13 ] Half multiplier [ 6 ] TjMAX [ 100 ] C Control Max [__________] Min [__________] Range: Frequency [ 800 ] MHz to [ 1733 ] MHz, Voltage [ 1000] mV to [ 1300] mV Voltage stepping [_____] mV. CPU Family [ 6 ] Model [ E ] Stepping [ C ] I'm not sure how to fill in the rest of the table. Here's the results of ioreg: ioreg -lw0 | grep PerformanceStateArray | | "PerformanceStateArray" = (<c5060000187900000a0000000a000000280d0000280d0000>,<35050000d85900000a0000000a000000200a0000200a0000>,<2b040000504600000a0000000a0000001b0800001b080000>,<20030000c83200000a0000000a0000001506000015060000>) BTW, the app is working great. My average temps were 55-65C on my Gateway. Now it's down to 35C. On my son's Acer the laptop was running very hot-- 70-85C; now it's running at 45-50C. Both are on the vanilla kernel, with different OS revs (10.5.4, and 10.2). When I get my Mac Book Pro back, I'll give that one a try as it runs hot and the only solution I've found is SMCanControl. Thanks again!
  5. Sleep + speedstep! WORKS. I've got it working on my son's Acer 5570z. You need to have the vanilla kernel installed, then install superhai's beta of his generic speedstep app. It works great. Average CPU temps went down from mid-70s to the 50s. The autothrottling works well when the system is under load. Go here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...&pid=877597
  6. Trackpad scroll works just by deleting ApplePS2Trackpad.kext from /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns. It's a lot simpler to get working than all that stuff with two-finger scrolling. To be safe, just move the ApplePS2Trackpad.kext to a safe place rather than deleting it. Sleep + Speedstep holy grail may be at hand. The problem with using the vanilla kernel on either my son's Acer or my wife's Gateway is that the machines run hot. Average temps are over 65C with temps under load going easily to the mid 70s and mid 80s (measured with TemperatureMonitor). That's unacceptable for a laptop. I ended up moving to netkas's speedstep kernel, but really miss sleep. Note that this issue isn't just for hackbooks. MyMacBook Pro runs hot, and I end up using SMC fan control to keep from singing body parts. Well, superhai is in the midst of developing a speedstep kext for use on vanilla kernels, based on work done by mercurysquad. Has anyone tried this out on the Acer? I'm hoping to try it out in the next few days (after upgrading to 10.5.4), but if anyone's up for trying it out, take a look at this thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=123774 -u P.S. I've attached the kext to this thread. GenericIntelCPUPowerManagement.zip
  7. Scrolling for Hackintosh's

    Worked for me on my wife's Gateway MX-8738. Sweet catch! Now I am step closer to weaning her off of Windows. Working on my son too-- he has an Acer that I have Leopard working on. Its using the vanilla kernel, and doesn't run that hot. The gateway ran too hot with the vanilla kernel so I switched to the speedstep kernel. Now it stays cooler, but I miss a working sleep. If the holy grail of a sleep + speedstep kernel is sorted out, then hackbooks will be really functional. Especially with the latest drop of NTFS-3G and FUSE. I also wish smcfanControl was working on hackbooks. It works great on my Mac Book pro, which gets hot enough to fry an omelet. Does anyone know of any open source fan control projects (even for Linux)? If I could peek at some source, I could probably hack a fan controller together. Right now the Gateway will get up to 56C; I'd like to keep it under 50C. Thanks.
  8. Wow, cool day. My MacBook Pro's arrived! I also installed Leopard on my son's Acer 5507, and it's working fine. Matt, could you share your settings (or post the plist) for ffscroll? I couldn't get a configuration that both scrolls, and moves the trackpad normally. Also, does anyone know if you can just ignore the two-finger scrolling and get the scroll regions to work? The laptop doesn't seem to run hot (at least according to the temperature monitors), but the fan does run pretty much constantly. I'll have to look around to see what's available to quiet it. Another irritation is that the disk seems a trifle slow (repair permissions seems to take much longer than on the Gateway/Tiger). I'll try and do an Xbench soon and post the results so we can compare and swap. One thought, will a non-stock ACPIPlatform cause disk slowdowns). BTW, I didn't seem to have the USB issues with sleep (I didn't use a stock ACPIPlatform), but I went ahead and installed USBEHCI anyway. Hopefully a working OSX may wean him off of Vista (which he doesn't like, but is used to). Thanks to all, who got this working!
  9. Great news about the sleep, Matt! One question-- without the speedstep, does your Acer run hot? BTW, I want to thank you so much for the guide and the advice. I purchased a couple of Gigabyte Wl010GT cards on your advice, and initially I couldn't get them to work, even with the zipped 10.5 IO80211Family.kext. I got the dreaded HAL Status 13, which I thought meant that Gigabyte had upgraded the Atheros chip to the dreaded AR5007 chip. Which would would be the same chip as originally in the Acer! As a last chance, I downloaded the Apple 2008-01 Airport Extreme update, extracted the Archive.pax.gz, and resulting IO80211Family.kext, and installed it. It worked! on Tiger in the Gateway MX8738 I was testing it on. Now I hope to follow your guide for my son's Acer. He has a 5570z. -uman
  10. Looks like sleep works with a USB patch, at least that's the report from here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry737171 Supposedly it sleeps *and resumes*. I'll give this a try after I buy the Gigabyte cards for the wireless. In the meantime, if anyone gets that to work, it will be great.
  11. Belkin F5D7050 Wireless G USB Adapter on Leopard?

    My bad. Forgot the link to v4 of the Zydas driver which has been reported to work on Leopard: http://safecom.cn/code/support/DMF.aspx?pid=321# uman
  12. Belkin F5D7050 Wireless G USB Adapter on Leopard?

    crash, See Belkin Chipsets to determine which chipset Belkin is using in your FD7050. oddly enough belkin used 3-4 different chipsets depending on the revision. Happily, most of them are supported on a Mac. below is the info from that page in case it disappears. After that I'll pass on some links where you can get drivers. I bought one of these at BB over the weekend ($29.95), and downloaded the appropriate driver, but still don't have it working. But I'm sure I'll get it going. F5D7050 v.1xxxx Prism GT Prism54 F5D7050 v.2xxxx Ralink rt2x00 F5D7050 v.3xxxx man: 050d dev: 705a Ralink rt2x00 F5D7050 v.4001 man: 050d dev: 705c Zydas ZD1211 F5D7050 v.4xxxx man: 050d dev: 705c Zydas ZD1211 So if you have an Ralink based 7050, go here: http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Macintosh.html If it's Zydas, go here: ftp://ftp.zyxeltech.de/ZyDAS/ZD1211_USB/M...all_4_5_7_0.dmg If it's a Prism GT, go here: http://gtdriver.binaervarianz.de/ Good luck! uman
  13. The $199 mac project

    Use google. the site search ain't that great. Try: site:forum.insanelymac.com 199 hackintosh or some variation to find what you're looking for.
  14. Hi all, Like many of you with a recent Acer, Compaq, Toshiba, etc laptop, I am stuck with no wireless support. In my case, I have an Atheros 5007EG (and an unsupported Marvel Yukon Ethernet-- so no love there either), but I believe that even if I replaced the PCIe card with a supported one, I would still have no wireless access. Theories abound, but the current guess is that due to a hardware switch, the PCIe card may not be getting powered and hence is not seen by OS X. I've poked around and our Linux kin seem to have solved the problem for many of the laptops. For example, http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi has a kernel module which can turn on the power switch. It supports a wide range of Acer laptops (see supported laptops). Similar solutions exist for Compaq and other hardware. Looking at the Acer source code, it's not that complex. While I can grok basic Linux drivers, I have no knowledge of OS X drivers. But given this input, some driver-savvy soul might have enough to get going. Most driver writers write the drivers because they have the problematic hardware, or they are trying to provide something useful to the community (and here they'd want to solve a larger problem like getting a laptop to properly sleep), or they find coding a particular driver to be a challenging problem. I don't think this PCIe/wireless problem fits any of those motivations, which is why it's remained unsolved for more than a year. So what I'd like to know is if any of you folk are interested in kicking in some cash to make this happen. I'm willing to do so. And if we get enough interested parties, perhaps we can get a bounty going that might fix the problem. So if you're interested in kicking in some cash, please respond to this thread. It's not necessary to state how much-- we can sort that out once we have a headcount. Also, if any of the driver writers happen to read this, feel free to post if you are interested in doing the work. If so, please post how much cash it would take to interest you. If we get a decent headcount (also assuming that none of this is against insanelymac rules ), I'll post a formal note in the drivers forum.
  15. Not you! Apple. The 5008 is used in Apple's 802.11n cards. The 5007 is not used in any Apple hardware. It's that simple. I'm in the unhappy state of having both an unsupported chip (Atheros 5007EG) and a PCIe card. So even if I went and bought this card (it's down to around $60 now) it likely won't work in my laptop, because like many who have an Acer/Compaq etc laptop, I have a killswitch on the laptop which kills power to the PCIe card. Unfortunately, OS X doesn't see this/support this, so the card ends up unpowered. Some folks are working on workarounds but AFAIK there is no general solution.
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