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OwenRW

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  1. is the generic graphics driver that OSX uses proprietary, or is it just part of the IOKit available as part of Darwin (IOGraphics)? If it is, as a short term solution would it not be easy-ish to simply recompile this specifying a higher default refresh rate? This would be a good temporary/permanent solution until the time if/when some 'real' graphics drivers are released. OwenRW
  2. Can't 'mount' anymore...

    I installed Darwin 8.0.1 on VMWare, and then i upgraded to Darwin 8.1 using the 8.0.1->8.1 patch that is going around. It built and installed ok, but now i can no-longer mount ISOs. (i created /Volumes/cdrom as a mount point) if i do the command... 'mount /dev/disk1s0 /Volumes/cdrom' i get an the following 'Permission denied' message /dev/disk1s0 on /Volumes/cdrom: Permission denied the same happens if i try 'mount -t cd9660...' for a standard iso, or 'mount -t hfs...' for a one i created with an hfs file system i have tried using a different mount point, but to no avail, i still get the same message can anyone offer any suggestions?
  3. actually, this seems to sporadically work. i started it booting, then went in the shower and came back to a list of 'still waiting for root device' messages. then i reset the VM, and it got past that point, but now it kernel panics and give a message about kdp_poll no debugger device after it fails to nfs_boot. The reason i think this happens is because i don't have a CPU that supports SSE3, but i would like some confirmation of this?
  4. i did that, and it still hangs with 'still waiting for root device'
  5. the best one, which i used to use all the time around windows95/98 is.... The Device Mangler
  6. the other tip on the wiki about using a hex editor to bypass the hardware check when you try to boot from the dvd was mildly interesting. i tried it, and i got the silvery apple startup screen, in vmware. but it then hung waiting for root device. if i had lots of spare dvd-rs i would burn it and try booting it on my acctual pc, purely for the curiosity value of how far it would boot.
  7. aha, yes. i got the logo. wahey! thanks! Owen
  8. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but i'm going to anyway =) I installed Darwin on one of my PCs the other day. It's a Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 mobo (nForce 4 ultra chipset), Athlon 64, PCIe ATi Radeon x700. I have a few questions about it... Last time i installed Darwin was on a Beige G3. When this booted it had the cool Apple logo with the little round liney thing underneath it, but my PC doesn't have this, instead it boots like a classic *bsd system (or apple verbose mode) showing all the stuff thats loading. I tried specifying it should boot into 'graphics mode' and also tried setting the graphics resolution, but to no avail. Is it normal for it to do this? Also the network doesn't work, i guess because there are no drivers for either of the NICs, however i read that someone had it working on a mobo very similar to mine? Any suggestions on this? One final question... The PS2 keyboard doesn't work when booted into darwin, instead i have to use my Apple USB one. The PS2 one works to let me specify the boot options, but once started i need USB. Also when it starts i get a message saying that the PS2 driver timed out waiting for the mouse, even though the omnicube should be telling it there is one there. I also got rid of the annoying messages about not being able to load the nVidia drivers by removing the .kexts for them =) Sorry about the long post, but i was wondering if someone could shed some light on my 'problems'. Owen
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