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  1. iAtkos vs Kalyway 10.5.1

    tested both. results: if u want headache and like troubleshooting, try IAtkos. if u want smooth install and enjoy leopard, use kalyway.
  2. Backing up and restoring OS X partition on a PC

    I use norton ghost 11 (dos version on a usb flash drive) to backup the osx partition. Ghost can recognize hfs+ but it cannot distinguish occupied space from free space on it either, which means if you don't fill 0s to free space marked by hfs+, the size of backup file will be terribly huge. However, you can zero-out deleted files on hfs+ via osx's disk utility (erase --- erase free space). The gho generated for tiger (with lots of applications) is about 1.4GB for a 20GB hfs+ partition with 3.2GB occupied, 2.2GB for leopard with 5.2 occupied. Both will take about 10-11 minutes to backup and 7-8 min to restore. (high compression) BTW, it is recommended to use monolingual or xslimmer to remove unused languages and architectures, which usually will free about 1Gb of disk space depending on your configuration and software installed.
  3. Media player programs?

    You may try Perian, a plugin for QuickTime. It adds supports of flv and other formats to QT.
  4. zydas wireless for leopard 10.5

    YES. It works under Leopard. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...st&p=495122
  5. No, they don't, at least not on ToH.
  6. Zydas is working on an x86 wireless driver

    Zydas 4.57 10.4 driver is working on Leopard. My wifi usb dongle is a Belkin F5D7050 V4000. What I did, 1. After first install and restart, try to unplug and replug the dongle first. The device will then appear in the Wlan's Network Adapter list but it is alway connecting and there is NO available network. 2. Open System Preferences, click Network, Configure the Ethernet Adpter (En1) MANUALLY, ie., IP/Subnet Mask/Router/DNS. 3. Click Assist me..., then Diagnotics.... 4. Go back to WLan, it should be working now. Good Luck. BTW, you don't have to unplug the dongle every time after restart. Great...
  7. Home & End keys

    You can use DoubleCommand to modify HOME & END keys to PC style. It is freeware.
  8. There is a post regarding NTFS writing in this subforum, see http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=38920. However, the method below is much easier and enable you to share writable NTFS volumes in the network. 1. If you NEVER installed NTFS-3g & MacFuse before, go straight to PART B. 2. If yes, Mount Uninstaller.dmg, double click Uninstaller.command. This will launch Terminal and require you to input password, just follow instructions. 1. Mount MacFUSE-Core-0.2.2.dmg, run MacFUSE Core.pkg, when finished, REBOOT. 2. Mount MacFUSE Tools 0.2.2.dmg, run MacFUSE Tools.pdg. 3. Mount NTFS-3g 1.0.dmg, run NTFS-3g.pkg, REBOOT. Now your NTFS volumes should be mounted automatically. if you don't need to modify locale settings, go stright to PART C. For those using Eastern Euporean/Asian languages, it is recommended to set locale as follows. Open Terminal sudo -s cd /Volumes echo 'zh_CN' > XXXXX/.ntfs-locale You may modify zh_CN as required, such as zh_TW. XXXXX is your NTFS volume name, modify it to the actual one (type ls to list them). Then a hidden file called .ntfs-locale will be created in the specific NTFS volume. After reboot, folders/files with east asian or other languages become visible and accessible. NTFS-3g treats NTFS volumes like network volumes, actually they are not. OSX doesn't provide function to share an entire volume over the network, but there is an excellent freeware called SharePoints, which can do OSX can't. The program can be found @ http://www.hornware.com/sharepoints/ It contains an app and a preference pane, both will do the same job but I myself prefer the app. The interface is quite simple, just browse to the NTFS volume and Create New Share, adjust rights, Allow Windows Guests, set Security Method & Code Page under SMB Properties, etc. BTW, don't forget to enable OSX built-in Windows Sharing function, i.e., System Preferences -> Sharing -> Services -> Windows Sharing, choose account. Now you are done. From Windows, you can read OSX shared NTFS volume and write to it. MacFUSE is still under development. It is of high risk to use this tool on those volumes containing import data, use it at your own risk! Sometimes NTFS volume(s) just disappear. Why? It is because the volume is corrupted. Boot into windows, then back to OSX, you should see them again. MacFUSE_Core_0.2.2.dmg MacFUSE_Tools_0.2.2.dmg NTFS_3G_1.0.dmg Uninstaller.dmg
  9. JaS 10.4.9 Intel SSE3 Only Combo Update

    Updated and most working fine so far, thanks. 1. mach_kernel and several other default hidden files/folders became visible after update. 2. About This Mac and System Profile show my CPU as 2.8 GHz Intel Core Solo, actually it is a P4 520. All previous versions don't have this problem. 3. Sleep still doesn't work. When trying to wake the computer up, I saw HD lid flashing continuously and computer lost response.
  10. macfuse, finaly somebody done it!

    Just to remind, for those using NTFS volume with eastern Asian folders/files, it's better to add locale parameter, i.e., use ntfs-3g /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/"Storage" -o ping_diskarb,volname="Storage",locale=zh_CN instead of, ntfs-3g /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/"Storage" -o ping_diskarb,volname="Storage" Otherwise, all folders/files containing eastern Asian Language will be invisible. You may change zh_CN to real locale setting.
  11. macfuse, finaly somebody done it!

    mickles's method is working. However, I think another method is to disable osx to automount NTFS volume as readonly before mount it using fuse. In Terminal, cd /etc sudo nano fstab add, LABEL=NTFSxxx /private/mnt/NTFSxxx ntfs ro,noauto (replace NTFSxxx with real volume name) ^x then, cd /System/Library/StartupItems/Disks/ sudo nano Disks add after "/sbin/autodiskmount -va" PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin export PATH mkdir /Volumes/Storage ntfs-3g /dev/disk2s1 /Volumes/"Storage" -o ping_diskarb,volname="Storage" ^x reboot
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  13. Zydas is working on an x86 wireless driver

    Belkin F5d7050 v4000 is working with the latest 4.57 driver from zydas on my HP dc7100 SFF. However, it breaks the RESTART function (was OK). Now I can only shut down the computer, if I click the RESTART button, the computer show the 4-language screen. Anyone has the same problem? Regards.
  14. Broadcom 570x and 575x

    DHCP Working.
  15. Broadcom 570x and 575x

    Your method is working on 1677/5751 chipset with limitations as mentioned, OSX version 10.4.6. 1. Mac address is 2. Computer cannot sleep, it freezes. Anyway, it is working.Thanks a lot.