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  1. sdelano

    netflix streaming beta for mac

    I finally got it to work using the kexts posted above and my previous AppleSMBIOS (which was working on my machine before). So, it looks like if you use whatever AppleSMBIOS works for your machine, and the 2 kexts above, it SHOULD work. -sdelano
  2. sdelano

    netflix streaming beta for mac

    Looking in software update, I notice that I haven't yet installed the 2008-004 Airport Extreme update.
  3. sdelano

    netflix streaming beta for mac

    Your AppleSMBIOS.kext is in /System/Library/Extensions/ ...and the one you included did not work for me either. I am starting to think that it is not the AppleSMBIOS. Any more ideas?
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    netflix streaming beta for mac

    UPDATE: Here is the info from Netflix on the number of devices you can have authorized... I may have surpassed this 6 unit mark. Did you? I am going to call later today and see if that might be the problem. -sdelano edit: Instead of calling and checking with Netflix, I wen't ahead and tried to load it on my other roommate's MacBook. It loaded just fine, so I guess I am not over this supposed 6 machine limit they impose.
  5. Search around. You need to edit the installer package (or download one of the modified installers here on the site). Here is what you can do (off the top of my head): in the Silverlight-2.2.0.pkg/Content/Resources folder, edit the InstallationCheck file the following way: where it says something like 'system_profiler SPHardwareDataType -xml | grep "Intel"' if .... .... comment out that entire section (place a "#" at the begining of the line) It will work now (at least the installer). Some of us have not been able to get the player to work as there is another error with Netflix, but others have had luck. The issue seems to be stemming from the Inel q6600 Processor (but some are working)... gl, sdelano
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    netflix streaming beta for mac

    Thanks for the info theTITUS! That is wonderful news because it means that there is a way somehow that we will be able to get this to work. I have modified the Silverlight installer to do the same thing, but it still doesn't work (edit: the installer works, just not netflix) (yes I have the newest Silverlight installed as well). For our troubleshooting purposes, could you do a few things? First (and hopefully this will fix it) could you post up the AppleSMBIOS.kext that you are using? Just zip it and attach it (it is a directory after all). Second, from the terminal, could you please type the following: system_profiler SPHardwareDataType -xml > ~/Desktop/profiler.xml and then upload that file as well. I am interested in what you are getting for this (as this is what the installer is checking). Although this may not be necessary since you are failing the installer check as well. I also read somewhere that Netflix only allows you to use the streaming on 5 different computers in a 12 month span. I have a feeling that I am over the limit on this (my parents computer, my roommates computer, 2-3 different VM's, I think I loaded it on my work computer as well). For all you others getting this error, how many different machined have you used the 'Watch it Now' on? -sdelano
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    netflix streaming beta for mac

    That SMBIOS above didn't work for me. I even get logged out when I try to run 'About This Mac'. Looks like for now us with the Q6600 are SOL. I may look deeper into this SMBIOS thing if I ever get some free time away from school. I could probably code something up that works. -sdelano
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    netflix streaming beta for mac

    THanks i'll have to try that!
  9. sdelano

    netflix streaming beta for mac

    I'm having the same results. It still works fine for me in VmWare, but that's not the point. I also made a few calls to netflix customer support. On the first call, the lady asked me what the 'About This Mac' screen said about my processor. I have a Q6600 and it says 2.39GHz unknown. I explained the situation to her and she said that it may have something to do with the 'Hackintosh'ness of the computer. They do perform an individualization check (note the error you are getting) and it probably has something to do with the processor that you are using. My second call with tech support was a little bit longer, and the guy was very helpful (he has built a few hacks himself) but we still got the same result. I have updated the unknown string to make the About This Mac display something more pretty, but that doesn't fix anything. Which processor is in your rig? Is anyone else having success with this? Thanks, sdelano
  10. sdelano

    RAID Drivers (SiI 3132) causing crashes

    Yep, 4GB RAM here... In all reality though, would a PCIE card with this chipset even result in an increased performance over OS X'x built-in RAID utility? I mean, it's hooked up to a PCI-E X1 slot which has a bandwidth of 150Mb/s. Therefore each drive would only be getting 75Mb/s. SATAII has a bandwidth of 300Mb/s. I know OS X's built-in RAID is SOFTWARE, but this SiI adapter isn't a true hardware RAID either anyways. Anyone have any further insight on this? -sdelano
  11. I have been running tow of my old 300GB HDD's in a RAID 0 array ever since I have been running my new Hackintosh. The box has been fairly stable since I have built it, crashing around once a week randomly. There have been two instances however which have caused my machine to crash every time. The first instance was when I was trying to run XP/Vista/any OS in a VM through VMWare or Parallels. When I would try to create a Virtual HDD on my RAID drive and run the OS from the Virtual disk, I could literally watch the memory meter rise in Activity monitor until opening Safari / Spotlight would cause the machine to crash. From then on I resulted to using physical HDD partitions to run VMs in and everything was kosher again. The next instance, more recently, was when my computer seemed to crash every day while I was either sleeping or away at class. One day my roomie came up to me and was like, "Hey every time I try to gram so and so movie off of your computer over the network, it fails and I can't connect to your computer again for a few hours." It just so happens that these movies were stored on the RAID array. I replicated the situation and watched the memory meter spike during this disk access from the RAID disk. On cue, the computer crashed. I then looked around the internet for driver issued with the SiI 3132 chipset and found many unhappy OS X users with SiI chipsets. After the most recent crash, my HDD's did not mount on boot. I decided to just run w/o them for awhile and the computer ran flawlessly for over a week, with XP open in a VM the whole time, which would normally cause a crash if it was open for more than a few hours. I have since backed up everything on the RAID array, and recreated it with the software RAID built into OS X, created a VM with a virtual HDD and have been living happily ever since. I may even try overclocking my Q6600 again, as I have a feeling that the only reason my box ever crashed was the stupid RAID driver. Is anyone else having issues with their SiI 3132 based RAID chipsets. When I purchased mine, I was recommended as one of the only ways to get RAID in OS X without spending a ton on a card. I would personally just recommend using the OS's built in RAID utility. -sdelano
  12. sdelano

    4 Gigahertz - 4 Cores - 4 Gigabytes

    Thanks a bunch. I will do exactly that and maybe put my Q6600 to the test this weekend. First time overclocking so I hope I don't f*** {censored} up
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    4 Gigahertz - 4 Cores - 4 Gigabytes

    Or just 4 video cards!
  14. Just copy all of the efi bootloader files to a thumbdrive, boot into the osx installer and install the the efi bootloader like you normally would with the terminal in the installer. Really simple actually. Just go to the install forums and there will be instructions on how to install the efi bootloader, just apply that to the terminal in the installer. -sdelano
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