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  1. Our office runs a Mac Pro G5 running Mac OS X Server, 10.5.8. It has a built in network card, and we want to put in another network card for various reasons. We bought a D-Link DGE-528T PCI-card, which does not work in Mac OS 10.5 and upwards (only 10.2, 10.3, 10.4). We found a third party Realtek1000 driver which actually got it up and running but the performance was crappy, less than half of standard Gigabit throughput. After about 3 hours on the phone (D-Link, Apple, third party Apple retailers, Apple service centers, general electronics retailers), it seems that finding a network card for a Mac Pro G5 is quite impossible! We found a card by Intel, the Intel PRO/1000 GT Desktop Gigabit. I've only read about that card on this forum, that people can't get it to run, but that a driver might come (old discussion, 2008). We actually bought that card, but it turns out we got a low profile version and that's all that that specific retailer has in stock. Questions of the thread: Does anyone know of any PCI Gigabit network card that works for Mac OS X (Server to be specific, 10.5.8).
  2. To those of you that have SL running as guest in Windows 7 host: Can you detect Bonjour shared network devices within SL? I'm thinking about trying this (currently running SL host and Win 7 guest) since I spend 95% time in Windows, only using SL for Mail, Calendar and network access (whole network is Mac based).
  3. Like the topic says, I wonder if it's possible to screen share a Mac (from system settings) and be able to connect from another computer that's running Windows 7. Would I need some other VNC software, or could it be done?
  4. I'm trying to find out if the following is possible, as it will affect my next computers setup: - Using a P55 motherboard, running Snow Leopard, so essentially (from what I've gathered is the current possibility) I will NEED to run Chameleon for this to work - A second partition running Windows 7 possible to run stand alone via bootcamp (?) - VMWare Fusion inside of Snow Leopard with the ability to run my Windows 7 partition as a bootcamp partition (?) I know VMWare Fusion can run bootcamp partitions, but is it possible to set it up like this if I use Chameleon? If not, do you know if it's possibel to "trick" Fusion into running my Win7 some other way? The goal is to be able to run my Windows 7 both natively (for max performance in games and using a PCI audio card that Snow Leopard can't use), and via Fusion inside mac as well.
  5. Anyone playing DirectX Windows games on their OSX via Fusion? I'm curious how it performs, and I can't find any good benchmarks or similar. Anyone played Team Fortress 2 on it?
  6. I only have one screen so I can't try this, but I was thinking that the ultimate solution for me when working with code and design would be a main working monitor in landscape alignment, and one portrait monitor for long code documents etc. Since I can't try it I'm just seeing if anyone else knows if this is possible or not. Edit: I mainly wonder this about OSX, but I realized that if someone happens to know whether or not it works in Windows I'd love to hear that too!

    E4200 Core2duo, Asus p5b (vanilla), 4gig 800mhz corsair xms2, m-audio delta 1010lt Cpu is originally 1.8ghz, but I'm running it at 2.83. Gets me 20 tracks! Also, recently built a computer using gigabytes ep45-ud3lr, and intel q9550 OC'd to 3.4 ghz. Using an mbox mini it got 32 tracks. Also tried a 16 core mac pro but it only used 8 cores (why?), it got 39 tracks.
  8. Alright! Just found that myself too. Here goes nothing...
  9. This happens to be the only firewire pci-e card I can buy. It seems impossible to find information on any pci-e card and whether it works under OS X or not. Does anybody know if this could work, or any other that would work? You can look at it here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16815283013
  10. I'm building a audio recording/editing rig for a friend, and I'm considering going for a SSD (Intel X25-M 80GB) drive for the OS and Logic Pro. Has anyone else made the jump to SSD, and operate in the audio world? How are your impressions of it; is it worth it, does it make any noticeable differences?
  11. I'm building a hackintosh for audio production use. I'm trying to find a GPU that has working dual display output under OSX, PCI-E connectivity of course. Is this even possible? I haven't read about any specific one that works. The GPU would have to be quite low-power, as it is not meant to do any graphic work other than representing the GUI of the OS and Audio software. And good recommendations?
  12. I had planned to build a hackintosh with a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R since I've read good things about it and supposedly its firewire should work just fine. Here in Sweden where I live, it is being phased out already, so it's impossible to find. Just asking to see if anyone has a personal recommendation (yes, I HAVE read the HCL but it creates more questions than it answers) for a more recent motherboard that works 100% with OSX. Mainly, the board would be for a audio computer, running Logic and an audio interface on the firewire. CPU would probably be a Core Quad Q9550, either 8 or 16 GB ram. I've had some rough experiences with ASUS boards, but it seems that's mainly what's left to buy.
  13. I can't get the clicking of my scroll wheel to open a new tab in either firefox or safari. Is it supposed to work on mac? I think it is, but since it not I'm not sure. When I click the scroll wheel, it goes into the "scroll by moving mouse cursor"-mode. Other than that, nothing happens, regardless if I click on a link or something else. I'm using a MX518, logitech, and the Logitech Control Center does not support this mouse. The question is; if it was supported, would it work? Or can you bind mouse buttons somewhere? I can't find it in system preferences at least.
  14. Sorry to disappoint. What I CAN tell you is how I've gotten the best result so far: First I use imousefix. Note that the GUI version is based on version 1.0, and there are both 1.1 and 1.2 available here but only as terminal executables: http://www.knockknock.org.uk/mac/ I first only knew of the 1.0, but 1.2 seems pretty good. Not perfect, but a lot better. 1.1 is better as well but not as good as 1.2 in my opinion. Now, I'm not sure if it really makes a difference, but I activated imousefix 1.2 and then went into mouse prefs and put the sensitivity to the lowest. Using a Logitech MX518 on the highest speed setting, this was still very slow, but the movement pattern was reasonably ok. What I did then was use mousezoom just to speed it up. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12205 Mousezoom does not, unlike the system setting for mouse, affect the acceleration curve at all, only the scaling. So: iMousefix 1.2 Mouse pref settings to the lowest Mousezoom to speed it up to tolerable level I highly suggest you try that and see where it gets you. Perhaps it is good enough to use, I almost got used to it by accident when trying to fix the intellimouse driver issues, and I'll go back to it if I can't get those to work. I also recommend you take a peek at the first post in this thread: http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-60773.html The summary is that beside the acceleration issue, there is something terribly wrong with accuracy as well. Apple = crapple... I've tried USBOverdrive but that never affected the acceleration for some reason. I will try the demo of controllermate, but will probably end up not using it. I don't think it's reasonable to have to pay for something that'll let me use my mouse without instant RSI. Nothing against the developers, they do deserve the money, but people using mac os deserve better as well. Good luck!
  15. Thank you! The OSX86Tools solved the issue for me with ease. Unfortunately it didn't end up working in the end, the intellimouse settings doesn't affect the mouse at all. Hopefully apple will write new mouse drivers for the next update... (yeah right).