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  1. I wonder if anyone can help me, I'm a mac noob and audio works when it wants to! Hi, I'm running Mac OS X Leopard on a Dell Dimension 9150. I have a SigmaTel 9220 (Vendor: 8384, Device: 7680) Got it working a few times, but each time it works, it only lasts for about 2 reboots before I get nothing again. I had good sound from the green port a few times. I had good sound from the black port a couple of times. I also had crappy sound from the black port once. The first thing I did was to use the AppleHDA patcher, this backed up AppleAzaliaAudio.kext. Nothing happened. Then I thought the backup it made was my AppleHDA.kext, so I renamed it and put it back in the Extensions folder. (I didn't understand about .kexts at the time). This got it working out of the green port great for about 2 reboots. Since then, if I poke around with the files (diff versions of AppleHDA.kext and inserting and taking out AppleAzaliaAudio.kext) and then run a script, it works for 1 reboot on whatever port it likes (although it is good quality sound). The AppleHDA.kext I'm using now is the one on the first page of this thread. This is the script I run after playing with the files: sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions.mkext sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache sudo rm -R /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kernelcaches/* sudo kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions sync sudo diskutil repairpermissions / sudo reboot it ALWAYS says I don't have /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache What is going on? Why does it only work for 1 reboot? I'd be very grateful if anybody could explain what I'm doing wrong.
  2. Hello, I've got a Dell PC with Mac OS X Leopard installed, and an identical Dell PC running Windows XP. I login into the 'mac' from the PC using PuTTY and this successfully gets me a terminal window up while another person uses the 'mac'. However, how can I do the same thing, but get the GUI interface instead of just the terminal window? I've used TightVNC on the PC to control the desktop of the 'mac', but this prevents someone using the 'mac' at the same time. Is there any way to do this, perhaps by launching the GUI from the terminal by typing in some command? Or perhaps by using some kind of GUI-login version of PuTTY? Thanks, I've looked all over for this, but the posts I've found talk about controlling the desktop using VNC, rather than having two simultaneous 'GUI logins'.