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  1. Wrenbird

    Connect360 on Snow Leopard

    Connect360 works fine for me in Snow Leopard on my Macbook.
  2. Well let me start out with my greetings to you all. It's been a very long time since I've been active in the OSx86 project. I've been using my Macbook for more than a year now with no problems, and just haven't had the time I used to to devote to this project. I was extremely bored this weekend, so I decided to attempt to get Snow Leopard running on my Nforce 680i rig. Now for the goodies. To start, I began with Lifehacker's method, minus the portions in which he gives instructions for semi-specific hardware. Then, I replaced the Chameleon package he mentions with Dr. Hurt's release, found here. Next, I used the extensions from "Snow_Support_Files_V2" in Verdant's guide, following his simple instruction. After that was all said and done, I booted my Snow Leopard installer from my flash drive with the boot flag "arch=i386" (Without quotes) NOTE: This will need to be done every time you boot, whether it be the installer or the installed OS. . I then proceeded with installation. SECOND NOTE: Even after installation, continue booting with Chameleon from your installer. Once Snow Leo is installed, you can install Chameleon to your boot drive if desired, using the same method, including the kexts. At this point, specific hardware support comes in to play. I'm just going to continue with what I did for my hardware, hoping this helps someone. All my hardware is listed in my sig. My wireless card, much to my surprise, was immediately recognized. To get my graphics card working, I added my device ID to info.plist in geforce.kext. Here's a mini guide to it that I wrote a while ago. This applies to most (or all, I'm not sure) geforce graphics cards. Grab geforce.kext from your extensions folder and make a copy on your desktop. secondary click, and click show package contents. Open info.plist. Look for this: 0x000010de & 0x0000ffff The first set will be the first thing changed. Specifically, these: 0x000010de. add your four letter/number device ID, replacing the four bold-faced 0's. this can be found at system profiler --> graphics/displays It should now look like this (this one is mine): 0x029210de The second part is easy. 0x0000ffff change the bold-faced 0's to f's. Save the info.plist. Open up kexthelper (it's included in "Snow_Support_Files_V2"), and drag your modified geforce.kext into it. enter your password, and hit the magic button Since my graphics card is old, I needed to install Titan. I don't know where to get this, but there certainly are sources. I found it in an old uphuck tiger release. I also got the azalia audio installer from an uphuck release. After I got everything working, I noticed I was getting intermittent system hangs which forced me to restart my computer. I thought it must be something to do with one of those kexts from "Snow_Support_Files_V2". So I removed all the kexts from the "Extras" folder (putting them in a backup folder) and installed ONLY AppleNforceATA.slash.kext and dsmos.kext using kexthelper. After all of those steps, my Snow Leopard install is working (seemingly) flawlessly. I've read issues about sleep mode, but I haven't even attempted using sleep. With this guide, I'm going to bid my farewell to Insanelymac and the OSx86 community. It's been a pleasure working with you all, and I wouldn't trade my experiences on this site for anything. It truly has been great. I apologize, but any questions anyone has on this guide will not be answered by me, as this is my last active login. Goodbye Insanelymac! I'll miss you all.
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    New Macbook

    positive on the battery life. also, using Iwork(screen brightness 25%, keyboard brightness lowest possible) i get 5 hours.
  4. Wrenbird

    Abit Airpace wifi for Mac Pro

    I have one and it is not recognized is OS X at all. Solution: I bought a Netgear WG311T. Works flawlessly.
  5. Wrenbird

    i-Bench to test your Mac

    Only by a score of .02 On another note - when you run iBench does it say anything about "proto" in your motherboard model? On my iBench home screen it says Motherboard: Apple Inc. Mac-F42D89C8 Proto Odd.
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    i-Bench to test your Mac

    Aluminum Macbook: 2.4GHz model w/ 4GB of RAM System info Operating system: Mac OS X 10.5.6 (Build 9G55) Model: MacBook5,1 Processor: IntelĀ® Core2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz Frequency: 2.40 GHz Total CPU number: 2 Physical CPU number: 1 Bus frequency: 1.06 GHz Memory size: 4.00 GB Memory type: 1067 MHz DDR3 Compiled with: GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5564) Tests results Composite result: 3.52 iBench_fp test suite Householder transformation: 3.38 Gaussian blur: 3.95 Mandelbrot set generation: 3.43 Numerical integration: 3.92 JPEG compression: 3.37 LU decomposition: 3.60 Edge detection: 4.37 Fast Fourier Transform: 3.27 Eigenvalue: 3.52 Partial result: 3.63 iBench_int test suite MD5 hashing: 3.66 Blowfish cypher: 4.00 Kruskal tree search: 3.43 Integer factorization: 3.37 ZIP compression: 2.94 N Queens problem: 3.69 Maximum Common Divisor: 3.37 Quick sorting: 3.41 Binary searching: 3.30 Bubble sorting: 3.09 Prime numbers calculation: 3.38 Partial result: 3.41 EDIT: Wow! Look one post above mine and compare! My Macbook vs. the 2.4GHz Macbook Pro, the Macbook won in nearly all of the tests.
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    knowing the limits of mac upgrading

    A 7200 RPM Hard Drive would be a valuable asset, however I have read that the Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB model cranks out speeds very similar to a 7200 rpm drive. It uses very little power, runs silently, and ice cold as well. For $110 you can't go wrong.
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    The New 13" Aluminum MacBook

    I have the 2.4GHz model, as you can see in my sig. It's by far the best computer I've ever owned. I wrote a review on it, I'll fetch a link to it... Here it is.
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    Macbook start up problem

    He said right in the title that it's a Macbook. And as far as fixing it, I would say listen to Berzerker and repair the disk permissions from the OS X install disk. If that doesn't work, then I guess it's time to reinstall OS X.
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    9.6.0 Darwin Kernel?

    Does anybody know what changes were made from the 9.5.2 to the 9.6.0 Darwin Kernel? I just updated my MacBook and noticed the version number change.
  11. Wrenbird

    New Macbook

    Well I was extremely pleasantly surprised this morning; I got an Aluminum MacBook for Christmas! It's a 2.4GHz model with 4GB of RAM and it came with iWork 08 pre-installed. And I must say, it's nothing short of amazing! The first thing I noticed: Incredible battery life! I've been running on battery power for about 6 hours so far, and I still have 10% battery remaining. It's also really cool - literally. About 5-10 degrees above room temperature. Hardly noticeable. It does get a little warmer when charging, but that's expected. It scored 220 in XBench without disk tests, and generally runs extremely smoothly. If you can afford it and were considering a MacBook, don't even think twice!
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    Macbook1,1 strange problem

    Before jumping to conclusions, I would contact Apple's support (If you still have phone support). If you can't, then back up everything on your hard drive and reinstall OS X.
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    MacBook Suggestion

    If you can afford the Aluminum 2.4 GHz model, and you're doing photoshop and the such, I'd say a better use of money is to get the 2.0GHz model with 4GB of RAM.
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    Opinions on Macbooks?

    Plenty of power + upgradability in the current desktop. I know I want a Macbook, as I refuse to buy another PC laptop after the last one I had. I was just asking what model is most worth the money. I basically want a laptop to take to school and manage iTunes with. You know, the normal stuff .
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    iMacs use notebook memory. Indeed you can use it in your macbook. Don't worry about the Memory running faster than that of the macbook either; if the logic board can't handle that memory's speed, then it should underclock it automatically.