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  1. pipegame

    Finally QE/CI on Mobility 5650!

    Dont know if this helps but when i was installing archlinux to my envy14 it would blank out very similar to the way the osx86 install does and it was due to a kernel mode setting here is the preboot argument that fixed it for me in linux: i915.modeset=0 i beleive this is disabling the intel graphics which might be what will get you going correctly i also saw people writing in other forums to go and delete a bunch of kexts from before rebooting so maybe getting rid of the intel kext will do the trick. Every time i made a hackintosh i found that less drivers is always better get only what you know for sure u need
  2. pipegame

    Finally QE/CI on Mobility 5650!

    If you use everest ultimate in windows(i'm using v5.5) i think it gives you the device name that you need to put after: aticonfig= im guessing that the framebuffer value is inside the () on the starred lines below(my laptop is an hp envy 14 with a radeon mobility 5650 obviously which i believe has a different connector to the internal monitor than the mbp's and which I have not attempted to hackintosh yet but thought might help I'll post again after i try. I am guessing the value for the framebuffer is Madison below is the output that everest gave me although theres a lot more in other sections too! Device Description PCI Express 2.0 x16: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 (Madison) Integrated: Intel Auburndale/Arrandale Processor - Integrated Graphics Controller Graphics Processor Properties Video Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 (Madison) BIOS Date € GPU Code Name Madison Part Number UªxéÄé000000000000”"é­!½@ PCI Device 1002-68C1 / 103C-1436 (Rev 00) Transistors 627 million Process Technology 40 nm Die Size 104 mm2 Bus Type PCI Express 2.0 x16 @ x16 Memory Size 1 GB GPU Clock 450 MHz RAMDAC Clock 400 MHz Pixel Pipelines 16 TMU Per Pipeline 1 Unified Shaders 400 (v5.0) DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v11 Pixel Fillrate 7200 MPixel/s Memory Bus Properties Bus Width 128-bit Real Clock 1600 MHz Effective Clock 1600 MHz Bandwidth 25.0 GB/s Utilization GPU 0% Graphics Processor Manufacturer Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Product Information http://ati.amd.com/products/home-office.html Driver Download http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx Driver Update http://driveragent.com?ref=59 P.S. If any of the other info may be of use let me know ill pst it and theres a grip that may be relevant too If you use everest ultimate in windows(i'm using v5.5) i think it gives you the device name that you need to put after: aticonfig= im guessing that the framebuffer value is inside the () on the starred lines below(my laptop is an hp envy 14 with a radeon mobility 5650 obviously which i believe has a different connector to the internal monitor than the mbp's and which I have not attempted to hackintosh yet but thought might help I'll post again after i try. I am guessing the value for the framebuffer is Madison below is the output that everest gave me although theres a lot more in other sections too! Device Description PCI Express 2.0 x16: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 (Madison) Integrated: Intel Auburndale/Arrandale Processor - Integrated Graphics Controller Graphics Processor Properties Video Adapter ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 (Madison) BIOS Date € GPU Code Name Madison Part Number UªxéÄé000000000000”"é­!½@ PCI Device 1002-68C1 / 103C-1436 (Rev 00) Transistors 627 million Process Technology 40 nm Die Size 104 mm2 Bus Type PCI Express 2.0 x16 @ x16 Memory Size 1 GB GPU Clock 450 MHz RAMDAC Clock 400 MHz Pixel Pipelines 16 TMU Per Pipeline 1 Unified Shaders 400 (v5.0) DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v11 Pixel Fillrate 7200 MPixel/s Memory Bus Properties Bus Width 128-bit Real Clock 1600 MHz Effective Clock 1600 MHz Bandwidth 25.0 GB/s Utilization GPU 0% Graphics Processor Manufacturer Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Product Information http://ati.amd.com/products/home-office.html Driver Download http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx Driver Update http://driveragent.com?ref=59 P.S. If any of the other info may be of use let me know ill pst it and theres a grip that may be relevant too Here's a txt file of the system report in case anyone can use the info im attaching below hpenvy14_hw_report.txt
  3. pipegame

    What Audio Interface Do You Use?

    Seperate audio always seems to work better than the onboard but with apple since the onboard uses the core audio drivers(as opposed to windows where its microsoft dx and u need a separate interface for ASIO) it might not be as big of a deal. I've always liked to run 1/4" cables right from my interface to my monitors so that there is less chance of sound coloring also. ---Also when buying an external interface go with the firewire even if its a fw400 its much more of a stable connection less bs with the drivers etc trust me on this one! If its a desktop a pci card is always going to be your best bet as far as how well its gonna work for similar reasons. But if u want a portable for convenience/portability/uhavealaptop get a fw if u have the ports. --- I bought the native Instruments Kore interface/controller and was very disappointed with it. It looked sturdy but the buttons immediately started falling off as did the rubber feet. And the software protection on the Kore and all other NI products is assinine and ridiculous. I ended up using the dynamics cracked versions of software that i paid for because it worked better. {censored}! NI u make decent plug ins but I will never pay for another one because u make it harder to use legitimately than it is to just get the cracks and avoid your service center horse{censored}. I miss my emu0404. RME, MOTU, and Apogee seem to be the best bet if u aren't forced to use pro tools(overrated but industry standard sometimes).
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    Stupid mac wont effing burn cd's

    I have problems w that drive also it wont burn DVD+ and barely 25% of the time burns any dvds correctly. Been trying to flash the efi but since it wants to do this from the optical drive it kinda is like when u go to the dmv and u need id to get id(if i HAD ID I wouldn't NEED ID) I thought apples were suppossed to work better than pcs but computers remain a very useful pain in the ass even after the ridiculous {censored} i went thru to finally acquire the mbp
  5. I bought this computer on sale at best buy for 550 bux about 2 months ago because i needed a laptop for sound production but did not have time to save up for something sexier. Vista... well no need to go into detailed descriptions about a turd(you all know what they smell like, i think) So I immediately removed said turd and began my xp driver installation oddysee which was more irritating than you could possibly imagine. If you already know then you don't need to imagine, ha! This yielded me a few different incarnations of a system that ran much like a celeron-m or p4. Much clipping of the asio drivers in ableton and gnashing of teeth ensued. Evenrually I stripped everything down to about 4 services, with a few drivers for audio and MIDI components on drive0part0 and a linux install on parts1-3 for networking. My linux install ran fine nice and fast the way i expected a dual-core should be, but even stripped all the way down, xp behaved much like a man who possesses only 1 butt-cheek, making me question the NI Kore kontroller/sound interface that i paid 200 bux for. Then one day I see that logic 8 has been released sans-dongle.perfect opportunity for me to destroy 1 an a half months of work in order to frag my system for what will amount to no reason.WRONG! I was able to get an install booted on the first try and had all essential drivers up and running on the third try. Fragged the system playing with leopard because it installed every driver for me automatically but it ran great. Decided to save myself some aggravation and went back to kalyway's 10.4.10 disk reinstalled going easy on the patches this time. edited myself a few etc fil... i mean application support? files(why move them, apple? don't turn into more of a giant corporate douche than you already are by overcomplicating things it's unseemly) Just today I booted up ableton and, my god 96khz 24bit audio with WAY less transients! This computer is no speed demon, BUT it was cheap had 2gb ram and Im gonna buy a copy of logic 8 and try to get the student developer deal on leopard, unless apple wants to be a bunch of chikkenS**ts and not take my money. I don't have much of it so i can't justify paying almost twice the value of the hardware just so i can strike a pose at starbucks with my trendyware. You guys who did the fixes on these kernels/os/install disks are BEASTS and i can't thank you enough for putting in/sharing your hard work and time so that we all can have a functional system, YOU ALL ROCK, thank you so much for this. PM me if i can do anything to return the favor. Anyways Toshiba satellite a135-4827, works perfectly so far. Kalyway's 10.4.10 has been consistently the best installer for that lappy if you have one. Kalyway's leopard actually was even bettter but I couldn't live with the graphis driver glitches that were in that 527 beta and i don't trust apple not to have some kind of time bomb in there. Time to go write some noize hope this was helpful for someone.
  6. waire if you are on demonoid there is a k'd dvd(with a bunch of the functional content included!) which bypasses those dumb-ass system checks and runs great. It's about 7GB. I'm running 10.4.10 though so im not positive if it'll work for you but it bypassed all of the quartz checking that was pissing me off on my last install. There is also a dvd on demonoid called Xxx_OSX_86 its about 1.2GB and installed on my toshiba laptop and a friends hp p4 desktop without any modding required on my part aside from putting a check in a few boxes on the installer(thanx 2 those responsible!) Theres a second dvd by the same creator with more of the sound content as well
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    Will ProAppUpdate hose my system?

    Dude back your system up! Create an exact image then you can do whatever you want and just roll it back if it hoses your system. If it took that long to get working especially. I think thats the best way to learn how your system works anyway. You can learn a lot by drinking from the firehose
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    Xmod with JackOSx and Ardour

    I think Jack uses that linux native audio driver that came after oss, I forget the name of it, I do remember that it was a finicky turd though. Osx uses core audio which is better thanything else I have used and i've tried all of em. Why would you want to downgrade? If there is some osx version of jack that works with core audio please ignore this stupid comment.
  9. If you don't want latency issues don't sleep on the word clock, it makes your whole sound setup alot more stable in general(latency is a timing issue). For audio i would go with the motu ultralite if i had the money, that little thing is a beast. It does everything you could want pretty much, is extremely compact, has nice LED readouts, doesn't hiccup, and is bus powered. I think it's about 500 US dollars which is comparitavely cheap as I've seen units with about half the functionality for twice that. If you want to go high end I have heard that the new apogee units are very nice and are integrated into core audio and logic somehow, I know they have a virtual patch mixer which creates separate virtual channels of audio buses, which in my opinion is one of the keys to getting your digital audio sound up to t he next level. RME has always been considered top-tier so you probably won't go wrong by choosing any of thier products either. I love the sound I have gotten from all of the emu products that I have had and they are cheap too. I don't know if they have wised up and written a mac driver yet though or if they released a usb version of thier 0x0x systems, but for digital they are still my favorite. You definitely burned yourself by forcing the lack of pci audio and added latency to your systems, if you don't use a laptop as well as your imac, then that was very stupid of you. --Ableton tips for the guy with the 1 gig system getting cracks in his sound. Try to cut your loops down as close to 4 beats as possible and make sure u toggle the RAM switch in the clip window so that the program is putting the sample into RAM instead of continually having to go back and forth from the hard drive. From what I understand the HD is usually the weakest link speed wise especially if you have different clips scattered on different physical locations on your drive. Remember that your drive has different physical areas that it reads from, and just because two clips are in the same folder in the file manager does not necessarily mean that they are right next to each other physically on the drive, so if you don't do something to offset this you might actually be telling the drive to read from two places at once! Making them load into RAM seems to help a lot, as does having a separate drive or partition just for your project folder which you would use like a swap drive. I have gotten good results using a utility called audio finder to pick my sounds out ahead of time, then putting them onto a 2nd drive that I had partitioned out into 2 partitions, with the first 20% being used as the swap and the 2nd 80 % for archiving my sound and samples library This also ensures never having to wait for the program to search for samples if you re-install or are on a different system. Saving your set as self contain might produce similar results if you don't want to go thru all those changes. Also FREEZE YOUR TRACKS! This feature is essential i would not be able to use ableton without it. You can always unfreeze if you want to make a change. If you want keep any effects unfrozen for improvisation put the fx you want to improvise with on a send or return track. Freeze every track that you are not currently editing. You can still control the mixer settings on so there is no reason to waste all that cpu usually. Also go into the audio settings and disable any ins and outs that you are not currently using. As a last resort turn your settings down to 16 bit 44.1khz and you will get a very nice speed increase. This does adversely affect your sound a bit but so does all that hissing and popping b.s. 16bit 44.1khz is still cd quality. Make sure you haven't got any other processes running in the background also: Turn off your networking entirely, get rid of all non sound services proesses and programs. Learn some terminal commands for osx if you really want to do this properly(i haven't yet so i don't know any specifics yet, will post a thread when i do, I will also try to find good articles about optimizing for sound because no computer ever is without a lot of tweaking). Hope some of that helps you, I feel your pain, I was recently working with a celeron 1.4 with only 384MB RAM and winblows xp. Still managed to get some sounds created though and i learned a lot about computers too, so f*ck it.
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