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  1. Hi, I'm trying to build an installer using Packagemaker (Xcode) which must just extract some library to a given folder path. I set "Easy & Custom" install. I have set the destination path for the easy install and everything is OK. But the user may want to install to say to external HD in a some custom folder. The problem is that my installer offers different HDs or partitions but you can not browse these custom partitions to install to a custom path. Any clues? Thanks !
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    Did anybody try some Firewire devices ? I'm having troubles with my pro audio firewire audio device ( 10x10 Audio I/O ). It is well recognized in the AMS showing the device model etc.. I/O, sample rate. But when I try to play any App no sound is produces thru the device. It's shown as midi device as well with corect midi I/O ports. Logic recognizes the midi ports as well but no midi data in the In/Out monitors...? I tried to switch the device clock in the AMS from "Device" to "Mac" and had some temporary success to have output signal from some media players, therefore the problem must be hardware one. I.e some kind of clock sync etc... In the same time I tried the same audio device with my other Laptop ( HP Pavilion ) using the same OS X platform and I do not have any problems there. So the problem seems to be MSI hardware which use some incompatible firewire Apple driver, kext etc... ? Any firewire tests with some other devices ???
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    Not a big deal with QT 7.6 when there is a free MPlayerOSX which supports any format like DV.avi ; Mpeg2, quicktime etc... Using QT you must buy QT plugins for each DV.avi Mpeg2 support etc... If you mean to update your Logic to the current v8.02, it will be better to find some dmg file update. Many users say that Logic is not regognized in the software Appple update - even the registered ones with real Macs...
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    That's must be equivalent of what I tried to explain with the shut down ( i.e the machine restarts and waiting for manual power off ). No problems for the motherboard. It can be killed if you try some overclocking, firmwares, bios rom fixes etc...
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    Can not replicate this here. I do not have any problems after the OS X power switch shut down. When boot into Windows or OS X everything is normal. I use Macdrive in XP and it comes as it has to... I do not have an idea what can cause that in your system ?
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    There are two kinds of shutdown: 1/ If your OS is stacked for some reason. You hold down the power button to force shutdown. After that the system must recover on the next boot which takes some time. In Windows it checks for drive errors ant try or fix them ect... In OS X the next boot is much slow. For example I have three disk partitions: Leopard (OS X ), VOL 1 ( Windows C: ) and VOL 2 ( Windows D: ). When boot after force shutdown into OS X the first "Leopard" partition appears first. It takes time 1min to show the rest partitions. 2/ The OS X shuts down the OS itself properly but the hardware is still in standby mode waiting for manual conformation cause of some special hardware/driver behavior. This is not force shutdown, so no problems at the next boot up. In our case it's the second. It is not to my knowledge, but using ALC emulation which is much serious driver then the Azalia (2ch outputs only ), I think it can be some kind or hardware equipment protection behavior rather than a problem. Just hold down the power button. Assume it's not a force shutdown, when your machine has already logged out of the OS. It is waiting in DOS or something like that - nothing else...
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    As I mentioned before the only one method to detect the Speedstep is to use same "Project" for a powerful video or audio app. ( which use lots of FX processing ) to be able to make any difference following their Pro CPU meters. I did the test using Logic PRO and Voodoo 9.6 gave good result 30 to 50 % optimization with Speedstep enabled. Right, this is caused by the Audio driver when use with Voodoo ( if use with Vanilla - no problems ). See, actualy the computer shutdowns properly ( if not when start it again the OS X willl boot very slow etc... ). So the audio driver behaviour waits for a manual power OFF, just to prevent from some pops and damage i.e your audio equipment if it's still loud and powered... Seems that the computer shuts down like some sleep mode and waiting for second power OFF confirmation ( I think it's not a problem ). This will need some extra software like you have in Windows. In OS X we use home brewery drivers so we need to do that manualy from the AMS or from the audio DAW Application if any ( not so big problem as well ).
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    1. Did you read my original post carefully, where I explain about Logic Pro 8 ( extra load CPU test project ) ? 2. You say that you tried Vanilla - so you have no CPU optimization according my posts ( have a look about the last one ). To have some Intel Speedstep optimization you need to install Voodoo kernel ( 9.6 is recommended - see my last post to get it ). I use Hiren's Boot CD - eXtended Fdisk utility... Currently I reversed back to the original Bios XP 3.19 since I think it is most stabile for my system.
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    USB plug & play PROBLEM FIXED in iDeneb 1.4 As I mentioned in the last post, there was USB plug & play problem in iDeneb 1.4 with Voodoo 9.5.since the Voodoo kernel version is 9.5 and the System.kext in iDeneb 1.4 is version 9.6. Both version do not match, so this caused the problem. I tried to get and replace the System.kext from iDeneb 1.3, but had a kernel panic with the Voodoo, when tried to insert any usb device. So I tried to search if there is some new Voodoo 9.6. Yes here it is: Voodoo_XNU_9.6.0_V1.1.pkg INTEL SPEEDSTEP My last test using the original Vanilla kernel 9.6 ( I did not find the new Voodoo yet ) did not give any result. So does not matter if you Enable or Disable the Speedstep in the BIOS - the computer uses same CPU when has some serious processing. Now I installed the new Voodoo 9.6 and voala ! About 40-50% optimization with Speedstep Enabled !
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    iDeneb 1.4 Leopard 10.5.6 PERFECT INSTALLATION on Laptop MSI GX700 ! 1. Run the installation DVD and check next boxes in the Customize wizard: - The " iDeneb Essential System" box is checked by default ( leave it as it is ). - Audio -->ALC-->ALC888 ( this injector will give you hedphones, line input, digital out etc... without to use any patches ) - Chipset --> ICHx Fixed - Fix --> Battery Manager ( works properly in this release ) Do not check Cpus=1 ( you will need one or two times to boot manually with flag cpus=1 - I'll explain later ...) -Video -->Nvidea-->Nvinject-->Nvinject 0.2.1 512Mb - Applications --> Kext Helper > OSx86Tools etc... Note: Do not select any Kernel in the Kernel box. This way the new Apple default Vanilla 9.6 will be installed ! Otherwise you will have USB plug and play troubles lately cause the Kernel and the System.kext versions will not match ! 2. After the Installation your machine will try to boot and will freeze on the Apple logo. That's why since the AppleACPIPlatform.kext and the AppleAPIC.kext are not fixed in this iDeneb release, so we need to get the last ones from iDeneb 1.3. Get them here - fixed_acpi_kexts.zip. Now you need to boot into Windows XP ( or what else dual boot ) and use some app like MacDrive 7 and above, to be able to replace the kext files. - browse with MacDrive your OS X main OS install (HFS) partition, i.e system/library/extensions. Select both folders labeled as AppleACPIPlatform.kext and AppleAPIC.kext and delete them. Copy the fixed kext files from the iDeneb 1.3 and paste them in the same dir, where you have deleted the original kext folders. You may over right the original ones as well.... 3. Boot the OS X ( do not forget to hit F8 during bootloader and type cpus=1 ). There will be no sound during the "Welcome" logo yet, - we will fix that with "Repair Permissions" lately. After you fill all account settings iDeneb will appear with an error message "System extension cannot be used". To fix that go to OS X main dir - System/Library/Extensions and trash/delete both kext files ( AppleACPIPlatform.kext and AppleAPIC.kext ) we replaced in XP in step 2. Go to Applications ->iDeneb App and open Kext Helper tool. Drag the iDeneb 1.3 fixed kext files, type your password and hit "Easy Install". This will install the Kext files properly and will fix the error. Do not reboot yet ! 4. To enable both cores you need to place both files packed in this cpu2_files.zip to your main OS dir ( you can delete the "boot" file there or over right when prompt ). 5. Repair the permissions with the "Disk Utility" tool and reboot. Done ! 6. After reboot, go to your AMS ( Audio Midi Settup ) and swich the audio output from Headphones to Speakers ( it will not auto switch any more ). About INTEL SPEEDSTEP It can be enabled during the installation no problems. For my first installation I used "Voodoo kernel 9.5 " so I did some test using it. Lately I found out that the USB plug&play does not work cause the issue I metioned in step 1 - ( see the Note ). So the test is based on Voodoo kernel. Well, I do not trust any CPU diagnostic utilities ( use them to see the hardware setup only ). So I prefer to test the CPU using some heavy Audio or Video project with pro apps to see their behavior with "Speedstep" enable/disable system Bios setting. So, I used Logic Pro 8.02 for the test. I made a heavy test project using more than 20 software instrument based on samples, FM synth, and inserted tons of FX plugins in the software instrument channel strips. I saved this project and played it two times ( with one reboot to enable/disable the Intel Sppedstep in the Bios ). - First Entry ( Speedstep is NOT enabled ). The Logic CPU meters ( which are much more accurate than the system meters ) showed about 50% CPU usage for each core. - Second Entry ( Speedstep is ENABLED ). The Logic CPU meters showed 25% for each core. This means that iDeneb 1.4 handles very well with that, so the Speedstep does what it must do, giving almost 50% CPU optimization. I'll do the same test with Vanilla 9.6 ( my Logic is still installing yet ) and report again. CONCLUSION IDeneb 1.4 is the most rock solid osx86 I'v ever tried ! The Video driver from the install DVD just runs perfectly with QE etc.. support enabled ( no tools are needed ). The OS runs absolutely fast. Fast boot and reboot. ( Note you will reboot a bit little slow till you set everything as described ). And it needs two or three normal boot, some running, and reboot to cash fully the OS. No SLEEP preblems at all. After the system sleep, you just switch on the power button and it's o.k !
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    I tried to install it several times using different Customize settups. The installation passes well, but after the reboot the machine stacks at the Apple turning logo. The ACPI Fix is missing in the new Customize wizard though the info says that it is patched in the install. I opened the installation DVD with Pacifist but could not find it.... Alyosa, about the MSI Bios - I missed to download the versions between the xp 3.19 and 3.22, so I flashed my bios directly to 3.22 which probably causes my video problems. Could you attach a Bios zip file with middle version's couse MSI do not offer old bios versions if you still keep one. Thanks !
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    Right but it does not matter if the bios is XP or Vista - have a look at this forum , there are many threads about Bios flash etc... Well I just flashed my bios back to its original xp 3.19 but same result with the QE behaviour in OSx86. It's strange since in XP I could test the video card using GPU Caps Viewer and it seems to be o.k By the way which NVinjector do you use during the NVinjectV.52 installation - 512Mb ( desktop ) or ( GO/Mobility )? I tried Go mobility which must be the right one for 8600m GT but the Laptop boots into black screen. After that I opened the NV installer with Pacifist and saw that there is special GO/Mobility 512 kext so I tried again and same black screen... Well finally I instaled 512Mb for desktop cards but I'm having QE troubles as I said. Obviously I'm missing some step... Do you install ALC888 injector from your install DVD or you just install AzaliaAudio. For example I install AzaliaAudio from the install DVD or later from Azalia Package installation so I have 2 outputs only and no Input, mic etc... I tried the ALC888_MSI.txt you provided as plain text and when drug it to the Taruga's patcher 1.20 and I'm having the same error like Alexalex123: AppleHDA Patcher - 2006/2007 by Taruga v1.20 _______________________________________________________ Codec : Realtek ALC888 Vendor Id : 0x10ec0888 Subsystem Id : 0x14624327 _______________________________________________________ * Detected unsupported Realtek Codec I tried to remove the AppleAzaliaAudio.kext and AppleHDA.kext from the extensions dir but same result ? I'm missing something ... Any help will be high appreciated !
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    Thanks for your replays guys ! Alyosa2001, your method with Nvinject v52 works even without osx86- I just tryed a fresh install... Now my video card has full support QE, GL etc.. but the OS starts to stack randomly after a few mouse movements or what else so I need hardware restart... Seems to be some video hardware problem see... I could run Kalyway 10.5.2 for months with full graphic support - no problems till this January. I have dual boot system XP and Leopard. For some stupid reason I updated my bios with last one from MSI - 1.22 Vista here. I noted that my Leopard started to stack randomly after this bios update. The most weird thing is that MSI do not provide any info what their bios update fixes actualy. What I suspect is some kind of video card firmware which causes this issue. Till now I do not have any problems in XP ( but I do not run any 3D apps or games ). I tried to flash the bios back to v.19 ( under DOS as they recommend or use special flash tool ). Some problem in osx86 with QE enable. Can you provide some details about you computer bios setup - BIOS build version and EC build version ? The other reason is more weird ... I had a Pavilion zd8000 before which Atix600 mobility wich just died and I had to throw away this machine. The first simptom was, that I lost the 3D i.e QE and could run in software acceleration only. After a few months the video card died totaly... It was internal - no repare ... Alexalex123 - can you be more detailed about your ALC888 tip. Do you install any ACL888 audio injector from the install DVD "Customize" dialog ? You mentioned to remove some kext " Azila" - does it a spell mistake, so I can find "Azalia" .... I need to have some line IN for my audio card to be able to use some Audio apps ? Thanks
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    Well, for some reasons I returned back to iDeneb 1.3 ( I'v tried 1.4 - no problems during install, but during boot, it hands on the Apple boot logo ). For now, the Nvinject[1].41 injector works properly with iDeneb 1.3 for me, but no Quartz Extereme ( QE ) yet. I tried to remove the injector and install the EFI studio ( Geforce 8600 GT device) which applys strings to the com.apple.Boot.plist file. Using EFI strigs the video driver seems to be o.k but no QE and "Hardware acceleration" yet...? Any ideas ?
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    MSI MegaBook GX700 owners experieces

    Hi guys, I see very interesting topics here. I own MSI GX700 /1719 laptop, and I tried your methods for CPUS=2. Yes, I could enable both cores in iDeneb 1.3 / leo 10.5.5. There where some problems: 1. During install I had to choose Nvinject 512 since if I do not choose any video driver the computer comes into black screen ( I tried to boot with -x "safe mode" but it came into black screen again ). But when try again and choose Nvinject 512 from the "Customize" install dialog the computer comes into normal screen, but my mouse stacks, which gave me the idea that this can be a display driver issue. I reboot with "-x" flag into safe mode, so I can set the name, region, pass etc.. options. The computer ran well in safe mode. Well, I installed Voodoo kernel, Chameleon and the DSDT patch to be able to boot with both cores. 2. Again in safe mode I trashed the Nvinject.kext and installed the same Nvingect.kext version I got from the Internet using the osx86xtools or Kext helper tool ( I do not remember ), and after reboot I could run my machine normally ( not in safe mode ). Therefore I think the iDeneb install DVD can not properly patch the Nvinject.kext, something like that.... The problem: I opened the System Profiler to have a look at Graphics/Displays if everything is o.k and I found out that the "Quartz Extreme" is not supported which is important for some pro apps, and can cause sluggish dysplay behaviour. After that I tried to trash the Nvinject.kext and install some old Nvinject[1].41 that supported "Quartz Extreme" at least in Kalyway 10.5.2, but no luck againg - the "Quartz Extreme" is not supported. What can be the reason - iDenebt ? Right now I returned back to Kalyway 10.5.2 and installed the latest NVinject.0.2.1_512Mb.zip and it supports "Quartz Extreme" there. The problem is I do not know how to patch the Kalyway with the "Chameleon" boot file ( I can patch the DSDT there ). Where is the dir of the "boot/chameleon file" file I have to replace in Kalyway ??? In iDeneb the boot file is placed in the main dir where the OS is installed.... Thanks in advance !
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